Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
12/12 based on when I ovulated
How did you find out?
I was in a really boring all hands conference call at 8dpo and decided to take a test while it was going (perks of remote work) and thought I saw the barest hint of a line. We are talking so faint that you couldn’t even catch it in a picture (I tried). It’s gotten darker over the past couple of days so here I am!
Tell us about yourself (Other children/pets?Job? Things you like to do? Spouse/partner?)
I’m a lawyer in the Bay Area. I’m 34 (will be 35 by the time kiddo is born) and DH is 35. We have one DD (born in January 2019), a cat, and a dog. I like to rock climb and last pregnancy made it to 36 weeks climbing in my pregnancy harness. I also love to read and drink wine (missing it already!)
How are you feeling? (First appointment? Any symptoms? Emotionally?)
I’m really nervous! Last time I spotted for over a week straight when I tested positive which made me incredibly anxious and this time I have had no spotting which has also now made me incredibly anxious. Go figure.
I scheduled my first OB appointment for 4/22 with a new OB. My husband can’t come because only patients are allowed still. Are others dealing with that too?
@rgn12 Also a zoo here. We have just a cat and one dog, but he’s a feisty golden retriever so he is destructive enough for 5
@misshelen86 big board game fan over here! What do you play? Since it’s just me and DH during the pandemic we have done a lot of 2 player games - twilight struggle, pandemic (ha), ticket to ride
@night_nurse I feel you on not having symptoms when I recall having some last pregnancy. They do say every one is different
@nz113 ooh a farm sounds beautiful. Good luck!
@gymkim67 due date twins! I’m terrified about how to handle #2. I’m in awe of your #5
@mbradfo2 everyone talks about their kids watching frozen non stop, but my 2 year old refuses to watch it so far. Give it to me straight...is it just a matter of time?
Me: 33 DH: 38 Married: 1/10/15
1st Pregnancy EDD: 1/1/17 Born 1/10/17 Team Green turned Blue!
2nd Pregnancy EDD: 11/6/18 Born 11/09/18 Baby Boy!
3rd Pregnancy EDD: 12/?/21
Children are like casseroles; it takes a lot to mess them up.
@mbradfo2 @jph91 @rgn12 @therealfrizzle I feel like I’m on the opposite end of the COVID vaccine spectrum as some of you — in CA you can’t get a vaccine right now in our age range unless you have a high risk medical condition, which includes pregnancy. I was actually so psyched to find out I was pregnant pre-April 15 (when vaccines open up to everyone) because I thought I’d have an easier time finding an appointment. I signed up for an appointment before the pee on the stick was even dry (ha) and I’m actually getting mine in an hour and a half if all goes well. I’ll keep y’all posted on my experience if you’re interested (although anecdotal evidence is obviously worth very little).
Welcome @bearsandbeets7, @therealfrizzle, @cbd5314, @dressedupinlove, @jph91, @mooreamerican, @alixrosev, @kaitcrystalline!
@bearsandbeers7 3 under 30 sounds pretty great to me since I’ll having my second at 35. I feel a little tired already and it occurs to me that I’ll be solidly in my 50s before our second is out of high school! There’s always pluses and minuses I suppose.
@therealfrizzle I always loved Ms Frizzle. She was the best
@cbd5314 I feel you on the anxiety. I’m just counting down the (many) days until my first OB appointment
@dressedupinlove count me in for insomnia. I don’t think it’s necessarily pregnancy related but I have not been sleeping well and feel drained by the end of the day.
@jph91 we love being outside too. We try to get in a good hike every weekend although with a two year old sometimes we only make it a mile
@mooreamerican I too have been testing every day on cheap strips (what else am I going to do with them?) DH won’t stop making fun of me
@alixrosev East Africa - wow! I’ve never lived abroad but it seems so exciting. Are you there just for the near term or is it more permanent?
@caitkrystalline That does seem like a ton to deal with! I hope the move goes smoothly.
Quick update for those interested in my vaccine adventure: it went smoothly yesterday although the CVS I went to was a bit slow. I was so worried they’d want proof of pregnancy or something that I no joke brought a test with me just in case. But of course they didn’t ask anything. My arm hurts and I was So Exhausted last night but otherwise I’m feeling ok today.
@dressedupinlove @blueowl08 I think my insomnia, at least, is mostly related to anxiety! DH was awesome this morning -- I had gotten up early since my daughter woke up at 4 am and she fell asleep in her bed after a bit as I was sitting with her (and dozing myself) so I got up and went back to bed at around 6 am. DH let me sleep in until almost noon!! I was shocked when I woke up and I was alone in the bed -- I'm so used to getting up before everyone.