APRIL roll call! Happy Spring.

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APRIL roll call! Happy Spring.
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Sun, 04-04-2010 - 12:20am

Happy Spring everyone! This weekend has been lovely where I live, we even went to the beach today. It was much too chilly to swim, but fun to walk around, and lots of people were out and about. I can't wait for more lovely spring weather! It makes me so happy.

It always feels like our monthly roll calls are so close together! But they're fun anyway. I love seeing everyone come out and post, plus we always get new people in these threads.

Name and SO's name:
Kiddos/pets?:
Where do you live?:
What do you do for a living?:
Do you have a TTC date?:
What are your major reasons for waiting, and how is your progress going?:
Are you feeling the baby fever right now?:
What is your favorite outdoor activity?:



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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 2:02pm

Sara: One more thing, I was given the advice to call the midwife center (or several in my future area) as soon as I get a BFP because the demand is so high. They give priority to the moms who already gave birth there. You can also have a homebirth with the same midwives from the center or go to the hospital.

They then put you on a waiting list. Some get lucky and get called at 20+ weeks!! There's a lack of midwives in Quebec from my understanding, I don't know about Ontario though!! I will definitely call two centers if I go back to living in my hometown or one if we move to Gatineau (Ottawa area).



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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 7:03pm

Name and SO's name: Melissa and Paul


Kiddos/pets?: Snoopy( dog)

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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 7:23pm
Wow! Thanks for the info! I went to the link you posted and now I'm trying to research the availability of midwives in the area we're moving to-there seems to be a lot of them, but most have pretty vague websites, so I'm not sure what the demand is like. An added complication for me will be finding one who is confident with doing VBACs. But I guess that's a good thing about waiting-there's time to find the right one:)

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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 9:45pm

Welcome to the board Maddie! How exciting that you've just decided to TTC!

Thanks for answering, everyone! This is awesome! It occurs to me that I haven't answered my own questions yet.

Name and SO's name: Becki (24) and Paul (26)

Kiddos/pets?: A cat, Callie, and a rabbit, Nog

Where do you live?: Massachusetts

What do you do for a living?: Newspaper reporter

Do you have a TTC date?: Not at the moment. Currently thinking sometime in 2011; I'm waiting on DH to be ready and he doesn't know when he will be.

What are your major reasons for waiting, and how is your progress going?: I'm mainly waiting for DH, who likes the idea of kids but doesn't feel emotionally ready to handle the stress right now. He goes back and forth, sometimes really excited to think about TTC, but when confronted he usually says not yet. I am also working on losing weight, which is going well, and we need to save up money, which has NOT gone well. We just spent all our savings on unexpected taxes and we're starting from square 1. :-(

Are you feeling the baby fever right now?: Off and on, hormone spikes definitely bring it on. It's not as bad since I've had my new job and feel challenged by it every day - I'm much more content with waiting until DH is ready than I was when I felt trapped in retail! The job is going well and my boss has indicated that he sees opportunities for me in the future, so I do feel more motivated to wait awhile and see what happens with the job. But if DH came around and suddenly said he's ready NOW, I'd be thrilled, as long as we could figure out a way to afford either daycare or staying home.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?: Making campfires :-)



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Wed, 04-07-2010 - 9:52pm
You're welcome! Good luck finding one that will do a VBAC, I've heard most midwives have done it though so I don't think you'll have too much of a problem finding one!!


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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:14am
Thank you arwhyn,hopefulwtc and cl-kuriboshoe :)
TTC #1 BFP #1 8/4/10....Missed m/c at 9 1/2 wks, d&c BFP #2.on 2/2/11....Due date 10/14/11 - Hoping for my miracle!
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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 9:27pm

Name and SO's name: Melinda (32) and Jesse (28)

Kiddos/pets?: 2 cats, Oscar & Sajun

Where do you live?: DC Exurb

What do you do for a living?: Technical Trainer

Do you have a TTA (adopt) date?: Nope

What are your major reasons for waiting, and how is your progress going?: We are waiting for DH to graduate with his PhD. He goes to night school, so the completion date is a bit of a moving target.

Are you feeling the baby fever right now?: I travel often for my job, so usually I'm too busy to think about it. But since returning from the Philippines in February I've been stuck in the office. This gives me a lot of time to think and wish and plan and get frustrated. Hopefully I'll be back on the road soon.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?: Walking on the Appalachian Trail

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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 5:53pm
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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 11:50pm

I have been feeling the baby fever more and more every day, so I think it is time for me to jump back in here!

Name and SO's name: Becca and DH is Shawn

Kiddos/pets?: DD Olivia - 11/26/08 (technically a WTT grad baby)

Where do you live?: MN

What do you do for a living?: I am a CPA

Do you have a TTC date?: not yet, I would hope within the year, but that isn't realistic. Most likely we are 2 years out

What are your major reasons for waiting, and how is your progress going?: We have two major reasons - finances and space. Daycare is expensive, so we need to be able to afford two and our house is tiny. We have it on the market now hoping to move up.

Are you feeling the baby fever right now?: Definitely

What is your favorite outdoor activity?: Playing with Livie outside






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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 10:29pm
Welcome back to the board Becca! Livie is gorgeous.


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