Unexpectedly pregnant, like whoa

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Registered: 10-12-2010
Unexpectedly pregnant, like whoa
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 10:46am

Hell everyone, I'm Brie/41, mom to Libby/19, Will/15, and Jake/11.

Found out on Wednesday that we're expecting our 4th in August. Had an u/s on Thursday and got our first pic of the baby, and all looks good. Blood tests back today and my HCG is great and my progesterone is ok, but I'm on a supplement anyway for the duration of the trimester... my 2nd miscarriage and pregnancy with Jake were very low in progesterone, so we're not taking any chances. As a result, all I want to do is throw up. A good sign, but yuk. LOL.

Freaked out initially, but now we're all really excited. I love being a mom and I love the kids, so this will be great. Scared as hell, I think, but I was scared with all of them.

Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Registered: 06-22-2007
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 8:59pm
Congratulations Brie! I know how you feel. I just turned 40 a couple weeks ago, in fact this baby was probably conceived on or around that birthday! I have a 19 yo, 14yo, 7.5yo, 4.5yo twins then a 3yo.. so 6 kids, thinking we are done, then this BFP. Glad to know I am not the only seasoned vet here. :)

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 12:53pm

Congrats!!and welcome to the club!!Have a h&h 9 months :)

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 7:32am
Congratulations, Brie!!
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Registered: 01-06-2007
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:27am

Congratulations and welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you. H & H 9 months!


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Registered: 10-21-2008
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 3:45pm

Congratulations and Welcome!!

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Registered: 12-23-2007
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 3:38pm
That's awesome! I'm excited for you, especially since you are so excited. This pg was also a surprise for me and DH, and he's really excited while I'm freaking out a little (well, excited now, but occasionally still freak out). Gotta love life's little surprises, right?

Good luck with everything!! Looking forward to sharing this 9 months and beyond with everyone!
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 12:17pm
Hi Brie,

Congratulations on expecting your fourth child and welcome to the August 2012 Expecting Club! I hope that you find friendship here during your pregnancy journey. Wishing you a very happy and healthy nine months.

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