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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 11:59am

Hi ladies!

I know I brought this up about a month ago and although I did want to start it earlier finals got in the way, and Megan's big reveal is tomorrow so it still works out fine.

So the idea is that this week you can ask Megan (kittyseneca) anything and everything you want (although she doesn't have to answer LOL) It will be like DIVA of the week but it should relate more to her trying to conceive journey (ugh that sounds pretty cheesy), and her pregnancy.

For those of you who don't remember Megan, here is the post where she told us all that she was not only a WTT graduate but also a TTC graduate:)
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-pswaiting&msg=16990.1&x=y
And here is her first post on WTT
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-pswaiting/?msg=16792.1

Have fun, I am sure she will have great advice and stories for all of us:)


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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 12:05pm

So I have lots of questions so this should be fun

1. Was is strange to TTC for three months and then have it happen when you two were on a break? What was the hardest part about TTC for you?

2. What has been your least favorite part about pregnancy so far?

3. What has been your favorite?

4. Have you read any books on the subject which you liked?

5. Any that you didn't?

6. How has your hubby been throughout the process?

7. Have you met any other pregnant women or do you have any pregnant friends?

8. Are you hoping for a certain sex tomorrow?

9. Maybe TMI- how has the sex been?

10. What foods have you been eating the most?

I'm excited to read your answers:)


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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 12:39pm

Oh, this is SUCH a great idea! Although Ashley asked a lot of the questions I was going too :)

I'll start by saying that I'm new, so don't know much about you, so if I say anything that everyone else knows or if I offend you it was unintentional.

1. When TTC did it feel like more of a scheduled thing rather than just "regular" sex?

2. Have you had weird food cravings?

3. How have your friends responded to your pregnancy? Have any drifted away because of it?

4. Was TTC stressful or pretty easy on you emotionally?

5. Have you grown closer with DH during the pregnancy, or are things basically the same?

6. Will you have someone (mother, MIL, whoever) come to be with you the first few days/weeks?

7. Have you been mostly positive throughout the pregnancy, or have you had negative thoughts/feelings as well?

I think that's it! Look forward to your answers :D












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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 5:24pm

1. What would you do differently in the TTC process?


2. Any advice to those preparing to start?


3. What was the first thought through your head when you got your BFP?


4. Who was the first person after your dh you told?


5. What type of birth are you planning (hospital, home birth, birthing center0?


6. Who are you wanting in the room when you deliever?


7. Are you planning on an epidural or natural?


8. Are you having any baby showers?


9. What is the one thing that you found most helpful or relaxing during pregnancy that you can't live without?


10. Are you going to stay in or go out the first week after the baby is born?

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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 5:30pm

Good ones Ashley! This is so much fun :).


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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 5:43pm

1. When TTC did it feel like more of a scheduled thing rather than just "regular" sex?


Yeah...unfortunately it really did. Even DH got tired of it after awhile. I wasn't charting, so we basically BD'd every day for about 2 1/2 weeks just to be sure we got the timing right. It was exhausting!


2. Have you had weird food cravings?


I haven't craved anything I wouldn't eat before I was pregnant. I've craved a lot of cheese, and sour, intense flavors like sauerkraut and sour candy. Strangely enough I haven't had a lot of sweets cravings and before I was pregnant sweets were always my #1 craving.


3. How have your friends responded to your pregnancy? Have any drifted away because of it?


This is a weird question for me, because we moved across the country about 9 months ago so we didn't have a lot of time to make new friends here before I got pregnant. Mainly DH has been getting the "Thanks for the pressure" comment from our married or seriously attached male friends because since we're the first ones to have a baby, our female friends are getting pretty excited about it, haha. We still hang out with the same people we hung out with pre-pregnancy so far. We'll see what happens when the baby arrives.


4. Was TTC stressful or pretty easy on you emotionally?


I found it to be pretty stressful. I tried to take a lighthearted approach to it, and I certainly never got to the point where every pregnant woman I saw made me sad and angry, but I didn't TTC for very long, so who knows, I might have got there eventually.


5. Have you grown closer with DH during the pregnancy, or are things basically the same?


Hmm...I wouldn't say we've grown closer necessarily, but we do have this extra layer of happiness in our interactions. We were about as close as humanly possible pre-pregnancy so the baby has just enhanced the happiness we already had I think.


6. Will you have someone (mother, MIL, whoever) come to be with you the first few days/weeks?


I don't really know yet. I've already basically demanded that my mom come for the birth (though I don't really want her to be in the delivery room), but I don't know how long she'll be able to stay. I'm conflicted on this one, too, because I really want my mom around for several days, but I don't want my MIL around for as long. However, I also don't want to offend her so I'm not sure what exactly I should do.


7. Have you been mostly positive throughout the pregnancy, or have you had negative thoughts/feelings as well?


At first I was terrified. Even though we had been planning for a

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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 6:00pm
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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 6:28pm

Wow, people have asked really great questions so far! I guess I only have a couple for you.

How is life going - outside of being PG? Relatedly, how are you coming along in culinary school (I think I remember you saying you are studying to be a pastry chef? - That's so cool!).

I've really enjoyed reading all your answers, and I thought it was so funny about wanting to have a boy so you can show your MIL! I would totally do that too!! :-)


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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 8:24pm
ok thanks so much, lets see if that worked!!!

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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 8:25pm
opps sorry, wrong place!!

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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 8:28pm

I just wanted to say that I know how hard it is being away from family and friends.

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