December 2021 Moms
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Welcome! *Read First Please*

Hello, welcome, and congratulations on your BFP!  We're so excited to have you! Here's to a H&H sticky 9 months!!

Kindly take a few minutes to review the following and jump right in to the discussions and check-ins! Don't forget to add your information to our Google Doc, if you'd like. It's just a way for us to keep up with everyone specifically: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e1ua48udrmW5gN4E6Sx7yRIm6Q8XcTPzXYS6fA1ziX0/edit#gid=0

Some links that you may find helpful: 

What do all of those abbreviations mean?  
How to add a signature 
How to GIF 

How-To Guides: 

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 community@thebump.com 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.
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DO: 
Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread. We want to know you & wrap you up in our tribe!!
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: support = support! :)

DON'T: 

Ask the community if you are pregnant, it is against the Bump's Terms Of Use (TOU)
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. Back story: TB went through a massive overall years ago to make sure these boards stay supportive & we all have a safe corner to share our journey. Please respect what that means.
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There are lots of great ideas on the brainstorming thread & the feedback has been that we're flexible. If you see something there or have a topic you'd like to discuss or start for the day/week, let's give it a go! As a rule of thumb, most weekly threads should start Sunday/Monday & that topic should stay exclusive to that weekly thread. If it's Wednesday & you're looking for the weekly check-in thread, please use the search function on the board. If it got missed that week (ya know, pregnancy brain) feel free to start it. All weekly threads should be dated with the beginning of that week. For example: Weekly Check-In 4/12.

Comment below if anyone wants to volunteer to take control of weekly posts. Please feel free to start any threads you wish. I've copy/pasted this from previous boards and deleted some to keep it small now but we definitely can figure out what we like and don’t like! 

Re: Welcome! *Read First Please*

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    @BumpAdmin Can we sticky this please!! 
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    Dang @mommaduck2490 you've been busy! Thanks for posting this! Especially the abbreviation link! This is my 3rd and I still can't keep track of them all LOL
    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Pregnancy"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1d991e" alt=" Pregnancy Ticker" border="0" /></a>
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    @srprins1987 LOL -- copy/paste is a wonderful thing!! HA!
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    Trying to add my info to the spreadsheet but it keeps bringing back to this page when I click edit 🤦‍♀️
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    It saves everything you enter automatically as you type, so no need to click edit or anything. Just type in your info on one of the rows, close the doc and then open it again and it should all be there!
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!

    TTC #2
    January/Feb 2021 - Freeze-all IVF cycle 
    March 2021 - FET of 1 PGS normal female embryo. BFP! Beta #1 156,  #2 472, #3 1241, #4 5268 EDD 12/5/21 - Christmas baby!


    "When all is lost then all is found."


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    edited April 2021
    @mbradfo2 oooooh ok awesome thanks!


    Eta: ok, so I tried that and it won't let me type anything in the spreadsheet :(  maybe because I'm on my phone? I don't have a computer to try with. 
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    rgn12rgn12 member
    @BumpAdmin can we please get a sticky for this thread? 
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