Hello, welcome, and congratulations on your BFP! Kindly take a few minutes to review the following and jump right in to the discussions and check-ins!
Some links that you may find helpful: What do all of those abbreviations mean? How to add a signature How to GIF
-How to quote: Hit the "quote" at the bottom of the post you want to quote. You will be taken to the reply box with the quote set up already.
-How to tag: Add an "@" in front of the username of the person you are talking to.
-How to change your username: log in to TheKnot, hover over My Knot, and click Account Settings. Be sure to log out and log back in after changing your username. If you are having issues doing it that way, you can email commu[email protected]
and ask them to change your username. Give them a few suggestions just in case your top choice is taken. It may take up to 24 hours for the name to update. (It's also possible to change your username on The Bump sometimes under your account!)
-How to insert a spoiler box: click the drop down list arrow next to the paragraph symbol (sixth from the left, next to the emoji button) and choose spoiler. It will insert a grey box, and everything that you type in there will go into the spoiler. Or, highlight what you would like to be in the spoiler, then select spoiler in the dropdown.
For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads:
-Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread
-Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below if you don't see it started yet
-Check to see if a thread has already been started on your topic or question so we can avoid too many threads of the same topic
-Post a thread that would apply to a fair amount of the community and doesn't fall into one of the categories for daily threads listed below (Ex: What to pack in your hospital bag, baby gear, etc.)
-Comment, share advice, and show support for your fellow bumpies; this is a two-way street, to get support, you must show it as well
-Post pictures of your pregnancy test, this is also against TOU (there is a thread on the open 1st tri page for this)
-Post a thread that asks a question only applying to yourself unless you suspect you may be going through a MC
-Get bent out of shape if someone calls you out for not following these guidelines; if you expect to be part of a supportive board (which we are), you need to be able to take the time to learn the ins and outs of the board.
Here are some weekly/monthly ideas that may be good to start with. We can always add to best suit our boards needs, so please let me know if you have any other ideas!
- Weekly Randoms
- Meal Plan Monday
- PGAL Check-In
- Due Date By Group Check-In
- Good Questions
- TW Tuesday
- Plus-size Mom Check-In
- Ten Things Tuesday
- HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day)
- WTF Wednesday
- TTGP Grad Check-In
- Thankful Thursday
- Unpopular Opinion (UO)
- Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)
- Product Spotlight: __________
- Fit Friday
- Friday Funnies
- Symptoms Thread
- Appointments Thread
- FTM Check-In
- STM+ Check-In
- AMA Check-In
- GTKY Threads
- High Risk
- Milestone Threads (specific appointments/weeks gestation, etc)
- PGAIF (Pregnant After Infertility)
- Single Moms
- Moms of Multiples
*Please feel free to start any thread you wish*
To view past Product Spotlights or the upcoming schedule, see here: To be made soon!
I've copy/pasted this from previous boards, and it seems to be the way that they are all organized, but of course we should feel free to tweak for our needs! If anyone has a suggestion for other threads, please feel free to comment a suggestion. PLEASE keep in mind that there will eventually be a lot of us on this board, and an organized board will be much easier for everyone to use. If we can all keep the one-off posts to a minimum the board won't be too cluttered to navigate, and hopefully we won't end up answering the same question 2,000 times.
*Stolen from Sept 2020 BMB. We can always modify or update as we see fit.*
Me: 32 | H: 33
Married March 7, 2015
BFP#1: Nov 2015 | DD: July 2016
BFP#2: Jan 2019 | Ectopic, Loss of Tube
BFP#3: Jan 2020 | EDD: 10/5