**READ THIS FIRST: Board Organization/Guidelines** — The Bump
January 2018 Moms

**READ THIS FIRST: Board Organization/Guidelines**

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edited May 2017 in January 2018 Moms
Welcome to January 2018 BMB!  If you're new to TB, we're excited to have you! Below you will find information on how the flow of BMBs work, guidelines and helpful links. I've borrowed this from other BMBs.

Some links that you may find helpful:

For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads:

DO: 
-Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread 
-Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below: if a post is "assigned" but hasn't been started by mid morning, feel free to start it!
-Post your own thread if you have a confirmed loss
-Post a thread that would apply to the entire 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

DON'T:
-Start a thread asking about symptoms; please post this in the current weekly "symptoms thread"
-Ask the community if you are pregnant, it is against TOU
-Start a thread asking for relationship advice; a professional is better suited for this task
-Post pictures of your pregnancy test, this is also against TOU
-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

Daily Threads: (please add the date to the thread title)

  • Ticker Changes (when your weekly progression changes, you participate in that day. For example, if I will be 10 weeks on Friday, that's the day I participate).

MONDAY
  • Monday Ticker Change -- KatieEl
  • Weekly Appointments -- KatieEl
  • ETA: Weekly Randoms -- schaze
  • Meal Plan Monday 
  • Monday Bitchfest -- schaze
TUESDAY
  • Tuesday Ticker Change 
  • Twatwaffle (TW) Tuesday -- schaze
  • First Time Mom Check-In 
  • GTKY -- GraceUponGrace09
  • High Risk Pregnancy Check-In
  • Moms of Multiples Check-In 
WEDNESDAY
  • Wednesday Ticker Change -- GraceUponGrace09
  • WTF Wednesday -- schaze
  • HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day) 
  • PGAL Check-In 
  • Second Time Mom+ Check-In -- MissBlaze
THURSDAY
  • Thursday Ticker Change 
  • Unpopular Opinion (UO) Thursday -- GraceUponGrace09
  • TTGP Grad Check-In 
  • What My Pregnant Self is Eating -- MissBlaze
  • Pregnant after IF 
FRIDAY
  • Friday Ticker Change
  • Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC) -- schaze
  • Why My SO is a ...
  • Why My Pregnancy Self is Crying -- MissBlaze
SATURDAY
  • Saturday Ticker Change 
  • Why my SO is Awesome
  • Symptoms Thread -- KatieEl
  • ETA: Weekend Randoms -- schaze
SUNDAY
  • Sunday Ticker Change 
  • Healthy Habits Check-In 
  • Edited: Weekly Questions -- KatieEl

Once we all get farther along, we will also have pinned threads for things like ultrasounds, sex announcements and birth announcements.

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!

Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

Pregnancy Ticker

DS1: Nov 2013
DS2: Jan 2016
DS3 is on the way!
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Re: **READ THIS FIRST: Board Organization/Guidelines**

  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @BumpAdmin can we sticky, please? Thanks!
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
  • KLake42KLake42
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    Ok, maybe a dumb question, but if there isn't a "symptoms" thread, can we start one, even if it's not Saturday?  Or is it that there's a new Symptoms thread every Saturday?

    I'm less familiar with the more organized boards.  In Infertility and TTC-Over-35, it's a lot more loosey-goosey.
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

    KatieEl
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  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @KTLake42 so my understanding (others should feel free to chime in!) would be that the symptoms thread would get posted on Saturday, and used throughout the week, so if you have a symptom crop up that following Thursday you still post it in that thread.  That said, I personally doubt anyone would have a problem if you started a symptom thread now, since this board wasn't opened until Monday, and we'll just start it on Saturday's moving forward.
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    darkrose88
  • @KTLake42 Not sure this let me tag you, but I would totally be on board with a symptom thread started for this week!
    *TW*

    DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015

    DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017

    BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019

    BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020 

  • @KLake42 I agree with the other responses! I'd love to see a symptom thread start for this week too. 
    **TW - Loss Mentioned**

    Me: 29 | DH: 27
    Dating: December 2012 | Married: June 2016
    TTC #1: October 2016
    BFP #1: 11/30/16 |  MC: 12/9/16
    BFP #2: 04/27/17 |  EDD: 01/05/18

    Pregnancy Ticker


  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @MrsDorkCharming started a daily thread, which seems like a really good idea to me as a repository for daily randoms and chit chat. Anyone object to my editing the initial post to add daily threads M-F and a Weekend Randoms post?
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    darkrose88
  • @KatieEl No objection here! :)
    **TW - Loss Mentioned**

    Me: 29 | DH: 27
    Dating: December 2012 | Married: June 2016
    TTC #1: October 2016
    BFP #1: 11/30/16 |  MC: 12/9/16
    BFP #2: 04/27/17 |  EDD: 01/05/18

    Pregnancy Ticker


    KatieEl
  • @KatieEl I think that's a great idea!
    *TW*

    DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015

    DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017

    BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019

    BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020 

    KatieEl
  • Okay...so maybe I'm old, or maybe it's because I haven't been a Bumpie since 2014...but what is Twatwaffle Tuesday? 

    I use Hypnobabies! http://www.hypnobabies-store.com/link.cgi?affiliateID=472

    J18 December Siggy Challenge: Christmas Movies!


    Pregnancy Ticker

    EDD: 1/6/2018
    Eva Jane: 7/23/2014


    EmilyLove25Baby_is_comingbritmanering73
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @missblaze I *think* a twatwaffle is someone being an asshat/idiot. Basically it's a a thread to vent about people annoying you. 
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    missblazeEmilyLove25
  • Thank you, @katieEl!

    I use Hypnobabies! http://www.hypnobabies-store.com/link.cgi?affiliateID=472

    J18 December Siggy Challenge: Christmas Movies!


    Pregnancy Ticker

    EDD: 1/6/2018
    Eva Jane: 7/23/2014


    KatieEl
  • @missblaze and @KatieEl THANK YOU! I suspected it was that but wasn't sure. With the end of the semester coming next week and my students suddenly realizing how much work is due (assigned in January), rest assured I will have lots to add to the list!
    *TW*

    DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015

    DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017

    BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019

    BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020 

    madcouplewithabox
  • I am still learning how to use this site so please bare with me.. I have to look up the abbreviations still but I'm in dang it! I think a daily thread is good especially since I work all the time and will prob forget the rules due to prego brain. 
    KatieElEmilyLove25
  • schazeschaze
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    I love how organized this all is! My other BMB was very similar and it worked really well.

    ETA how do people feel about siggy challenges?
    KatieElAnyMax
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @schaze I am pro siggy challenges! Maybe we can vote on ideas in a week or two and start in June?
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    schaze
  • I love siggy challenges as well!

    I use Hypnobabies! http://www.hypnobabies-store.com/link.cgi?affiliateID=472

    J18 December Siggy Challenge: Christmas Movies!


    Pregnancy Ticker

    EDD: 1/6/2018
    Eva Jane: 7/23/2014


    KatieElschazeAnyMax
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    edited May 2017
    Since we've decided to post daily/weekend random threads, I'm not sure we also need a Sunday pregnancy chatter thread (and just the question part seems to have substantial overlap with "stupid question Sunday.") What do you all think about consolidating and just having one Sunday thread for Questions/concerns for the week?

    ETA I went ahead and just started one question thread for the week, if it works and there are no objections to keeping just the one moving forward I'll edit the original post this weekend.
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
  • Hi ladies, i am having trouble getting my ticker in my signature... does anyone have any tips? so far i have tried to copy the url into my signature, and i have tried to put it in as a URL image and no luck. Thanks!
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • SouthernMsSouthernMs
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    @karacc18 You have to first click the </> tool. Then paste the URL into the box. It should work then!

    June Siggy Challenge: Fictional Dads
    Stanley Tucci in Easy A
    Pregnancy Ticker
    karacc18
  • Hi Ladies, new to all this what do the numbers mean ie. 5/8 etc. I am assuming the 5 is weeks?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Married Since June 2, 2012

    Bookworm, Librarian, Wife

    - Concieved Through IVF and PGD to screen out genetic disorder (Neurofibromatosis 1)



    BabyFruit Ticker
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @Cauleyflower those are just the dates the threads are started, since most threads are started weekly.
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    Cauleyflower
  • @SouthernMs got it, thank you!
    BabyFruit Ticker
    SouthernMs
  • Cat&SCat&S
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    Checking my signature.


    Pregnancy Ticker


    Zoe Nicole: 8/21/14

    Due again: 1/17/18

  • Thanks for keeping us organized!
    KatieEl
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    I've been starting a lot of the threads, but anyone should feel free to start!  And if anyone wants to "claim" one that they'll start, feel free to do it here!
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    Shanski70schaze
  • I've noticed that many ladies are now getting ultrasounds and stuff, so should we start an ultrasound thread and get it pinned? I've always enjoyed looking at them on other BMBs... 
    KatieEl
  • Do I have to copy and paste my ticker every post I make? I can't figure it out worth the life of me! Someone please help.

    Pregnancy Ticker
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @britmanering73 you definitely shouldn't have to.  Have you edited your signature in your profile?
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
  • KatieElKatieEl
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    @caseyw8784 ultrasound thread posted!
    Jan '18 December Signature Challenge: Christmas Movies

    Pregnancy Ticker

    DS1: Nov 2013
    DS2: Jan 2016
    DS3 is on the way!
    caseyw8784
  • This may be a silly question but how do you post a ticker? I have created one and have the url.... but do I just copy and paste? I'll try cutting and pasting now. 

    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Ovulation Calculator"><img 

  • @babystone1018 and @britmanering73 - To add the ticker to your signature, view your profile, then click the little person silhouette on the right side to open Preferences. Then pick Signature Settings from the list on the left & paste your code into the box. You might need to toggle HTML on first if it doesn't display right.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Pregnancy Ticker
    Jan 18 December Siggy Challenge: Christmas Movies

    britmanering73
  • Testing my signature. :)
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • edited May 2017
  • Sorry, ladies, this may be a dumb question. I can't figure out how to change my username and add the information to the left of all posts (like where your name and pic are located). Any help? 
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Sorry, ladies, this may be a dumb question. I can't figure out how to change my username and add the information to the left of all posts (like where your name and pic are located). Any help? 
    You have to change your username through The Knot (and this applies to everyone, even if you originally signed up via The Bump). But you can change your picture on TB - on desktop, click the little person icon on the top right, then click "my account" on the top right. If you click the generic avatar, it should let you add a new picture.
    image
    KatieElmelsue18
  • Mudge85Mudge85
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    testing signature...

  • Using the iPhone mobile app here. I changed my username on theknot but when I post here it still shows a generic knottie***** name. How do I change that and add a profile picture ?  Thank you. 
  • schazeschaze
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    Knottie, try logging out and back into the bump, I've heard that works pretty well. For profile pic, go to your account on the app and you should be able to change it.
    KatieEl
  • rachelg777rachelg777
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    I slept 7 hours today in between my shifts! I haven't been able to do that since I got pregnant.    

    Edited because, dumb. HOW do I insert a GIF?

    Me: 30 | H: 30

    MMC: 6/2017 (10w5d)
    DS: May 2018
    TTC #2

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