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304970 tn?1331425994

What's everyone's "story?"

I just thought that since I haven't been on MedHelp much the past year, and there seem to be posts about people feeling "left out," Maybe we could do another "roll call?" If you don't want to participate, no biggie. I am just wondering what the frequent MedHelp posters these days are about? Are you ttc, pregnant, how many children do you have, etc?

I'm Laura, I have 1 child, a boy named Jaxson, he is 22.5 months and is pretty healthy and happy. His Father & I are together, but not married. We recently moved across the country from MA to WI.. We have no immediate plans for another child, as we are both "older" I am 32 y/o my DB is 46 y/o .. We have an obnoxious dog, and are in the process of buying a house. I am a SAHM, but am hoping to return to the work force ASAP.
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1399033 tn?1449587779
I'm Cindy, had a miscarriage in June and have been TTC ever since. Had many disappointing let downs from AF, but I'm hanging in there! I have been in love with DF for almost 10 years. Been best friends since we were 13. We have a dog named Bitzy that we call Bit Bit. She is staying with my mother until we get our house finished. I'm excited to become a mother to other than a dog, soon. I am a big time animal lover :)
304970 tn?1331425994
Hey Cindy! Nice to "meet" you & thx for responding. I loved Punky (our dog) sooo much more before I had Jaxson.. Now she mostly annoys me. =)  It's true! You'll see when you eventually have a little one. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.. There are never proper words to express to someone who has suffered this type of loss. I wish you the best of luck on your ttc journey! SSBD and here's hoping you get our BFP soon! ((Cheers!!))
1399033 tn?1449587779
Thank you!!

Dogs tend to annoy me if I'm cooking and I hear their little claws pit pattering all over the kitchen floor! So I know it'll happen! lol
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I am Julia, Ive been married for 3+yrs.... We have a two yr old daughter, and tried for TEN months to concieve this baby, (16wksalong)...... We are very excited to become parents again, and to give a sibling to our daughter, who is "essited" to be a big sister. =)

Im currently working, but plan on leaving once i get uncomfortable...... "My" plans are to go to college for something once my oldest starts full time school. Im in no rush.... Life is peachy <3 Im (very) looking forward to spending my last few months of this pregnancy just enjoying my oldest!!! Preparing her for the baby. Isabella will be 3 on the 23 of May... and baby is due MAY 20th!!!!!!!! All very exciting to me.... =) Nice to meet ya'll
304970 tn?1331425994
Hey Julia, and CONGRATS!! Your babies will be almost exactly 3 years apart?! HOW COOL! Let me know how that age difference works out? We have briefly talked about ttc for #2, but I am NOT ready yet. I think I would prefer Jax could talk and go potty by himself first!!  

Yay, I'm so 'essited' for you! ;)
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Yes... lol exactly three yrs apart! Its amazing how it just happened! Isabella is a chatterbox... talks sings, tells stories, reads to herself lol. Shes been potty trained since she turned two.... lol I really tried, No forcing involved! Just let her go nakey, obv put out clean towels for when/where she wanted to sit... and within 3 days, she began running to the potty, obviously not without accidents, bc when kids get "sidetracked" they forget then its too late, For example in the begining once i noticed she hasnt gone in the past hr or two, i take her and sit her on it, once she goes, i know im free to chill out for two more hrs.... they get the hang on it, but its all new to them. Im just thrilled that shes really smart and learned quickly, or else i think ttc wouldve waited too! ;)
951898 tn?1296134343
Hey ladies...This is an excellent idea...I am married to my soul mate..we in total have 6 kids...the most recent just turned 4months yesterday...I had my tubes tied after her, so there are no plans for anymore...

I am so glad to get to know all you ladies..HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
187316 tn?1386356682
I'm Malia! I've suffered through 1 miscarriage and I have 2 daughters both of which pregnancies were unplanned. My oldest daughter Aspen will be 3 on the 23rd (took the morning after pill and it didnt work) and my youngest Navy will be 2 months old tomorrow (nuva ring failed me). Geez time flies! I just got good news last week that Aspen's dad will be completely signing off on her and letting DH adopt her! I am so excited this is happening since the last 3 years he's only used Aspen as a pawn to control me and now that he'll be It of the picture we can all breathe easier! I'm 23 years old BTW and work part time as a server just so I can get out of the house to get a little sanity sometimes. DH is actually mad at me for going back to work since he wanted me to stay with Navy until she was at least 6 months. Pssf to him. I'm also a full time college student (although I took the last semester off) getting my degree in interior design. DH and I do not plan on actually trying for a baby for about 5 years and at that point me might do the thing to seperate his female and male sperm so we can have a better chance at having a boy!
184674 tn?1360860493
I'm Audrey. I've been a member of this site for nearly four years, but for the last year, I've been pretty busy so I haven't been able to post too much.
I'm 26 years old and I have two boys: Trevor is six and Greydon is 10 months. I just got married last September to my husband, Brandon, who is absolutely wonderful and everything I could want and hope to have as a husband and a daddy to my boys. He is not Trevor's biological father, but in every other essence, he has adopted him.
Trevor's bio father is hardly a part of the picture and lives halfway across the country and as hard as I try to keep things civil and stay positive about him for Trevor's sake, he doesn't make it easy.
I work as a technical writer and my husband is in his senior year of college working on an electrical engineering degree. Life is a bit of a struggle right now and his graduation date can't seem to come soon enough.
We'd like to try to have a third child sometime in the next 2-4 years.
964234 tn?1331949207
Hi Everyone,
My name is Heather and I am 28 years old. I have been married to my best friend for 6 years and I just had my son Franky 4 months ago.  Prior to him I suffered a miscarriage at 12 weeks pregnant (had no idea until I went in for my scan) and had to have a d&c.  I frequented this forum throughout my whole pregnancy and post o/t questions here and there simply because I have made friends and this forum gets a lot of traffic from a lot of different women with good experience.  I try to help if I log on and see a question I can help with.  I just resigned from my job as a Financial Sales Executive to stay home with my baby.  I am going out of my mind at home since I have worked since I was 16.  I am looking for a little job at night just to get out of the house like Alaysha.  I will be TTC again in a few years for baby #2.  =)
964234 tn?1331949207
I have been a member for about 2 years now....
971074 tn?1362759766
I'm Sarah, 33, and happily married for 8 years. We are expecting our first child in January. I didn't think I wanted kids but we both had a change of heart last year. After having my Mirena IUD removed, it took 10 months to conceive. We actually found out we were expecting on our 8th wedding anniversary. Meant to be! I work from home as a environmental designer and my husband owns a remodeling company. We just purchased a cabin and 40 acres and are leaving the city life for rural farm life this Spring. Can't wait! I have really appreciated the medhelp community while TTC and during this pregnancy.
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Hi everyone, My name is Ammanda, Obviously lol.  I am 21 years old(well in 18 days lol), have been with my boyfriend Drew for 2 years straight now, we met when I was 12 and have been off and on the whole time, but we are great now! We have no plans for marriage right now, but maybe later on down the road when we work a few things out more.

We have a son name Cole Patrick. He will be 7 months old on the 11th.  He is the light of our lives!  I have been here on Medhelp for alil over a year now.  

We have no plans for another baby. We only wanted one child!   I am a stay at home mom right now.  Lost my job on November 1st when they shut the doors, to make it into a newer place, I plan to put my app in when they re open at the beginning of the year.  
1194973 tn?1385503904
Hello! My name is Clysta and I just recently turned 21 years old. I've been married for a little over 2 months and we also have a baby girl named Kylie who is 3 months old. I joined medhelp when I was 8 weeks pregnant and have been on here for almost a year now. Currently we have no plans or wishes for another child and are just enjoying time with our baby girl. I'm as of now a stay at home mom and have intentions to start working from home as well to help bring in a bit more of an income.
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Hello.  My name is Katie.  I am 28 years old and have been married to my DH for 8 years.  We have a handsome boy who is 3.  We just went through a miscarriage.  We will be TTC after 2 cycles because this is what my doctor wants me to do.  We have been TTC for over a year.  I hope everyone  has a great day.

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Hi, all!!! My name is Ivy, I'm 25 years old, been married for over 3 years and I have two perfect babies. My daughter is named Kahlan Syana and she turned 2 in September. My little boy is named Grey Joseph and he will turn 5 months old on the 14th (he was born in July). We live in North Florida and have our own house with a big yard (which is soon going to have a swing set and a pool...big Christmas presents ;) ).

We are planning to TTC #3 this time next year, but AF is 3 almost 4 days late at this point so maybe my plans are going to be made for me LOL. I will be testing on saturday. My husband is a landscaper at the local University, and I am a Stay-at-home-Mom who does a bit of writing (technical, freelance, and novelic) and editing from home, and I will be starting a nannying job coming up in another week which will be nice because we're going to have extra money just in time for Christmas :). We're going to pick up a new puppy today, and then friday we're going to pick up another puppy and a kitten at a kill shelter in Georgia. We also have 4 birds (3 of which are rescues) however our oldest female cockatiel is not doing well today and I'm afraid she might pass soon :(.

But I am an obnoxiously upbeat person and I love everything about my life even the bad parts!!! I was also recently honored with the title of Co-Community Leader of this community and I am here to be support for anyone who needs it EVER. message me and I will do my best to help you through whatever it is you need, and if you have ANY complaints about the board contact me or a moderator and we can hopefully make things right :)

This is wonderful Laura thank you for doing something to bring the board together and make everyone feel welcome...you put me to shame!!! :-).
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I am Destani I am 28 and we our ttc for number 3 I had a miscarriage on Nov the 14th and have already began ttc...we have two girls ages 3 and 2 and this baby would be our last one...I work but will become a sahm once I get close to delivery and I go to school and plan on working in a different field once the kids get older! Nice to meet everyone!
304970 tn?1331425994
Well, HELLOOOO everyone! ;D

I am so sorry to hear of your losses, ladies.. No words can express how truly sorry I am for those of you whom had to endure a miscarriage. So devastating and my heart breaks for you all.

Ashelen, you are crazy!! Put you to shame? Pssha! =)   I have just been pretty incognito on this board for the past 12 months+ so I was feeling like I didn't really *know* anyone. It helps when I kinda have a feel for people and what they are going through personally for me. I guess I feel more "online connected."

Alaysha & Heather, I am SOO with you two.. I can NOT wait to get a J-O-B.. I always thought being a SAHM was my "dream.." I was WRONG.. so wrong. I am going crazy and I need an outlet for me. Being a SAHM isn't for me, (or whimps!!) =D

Desting & Katie- GL on your ttc journey. My sister is currently ttc and I know it can be very emotional and difficult. BEST of luck to you both!

AHP- I definitely remember you! =)

5N1= that's so nice to hear! Congrats and nice to *meet* you!

I hope I didnt forget anyone! My phone is ringing, the dog is barking, AND Jaxson is crying.. Welcome to my life! ;P

Ammanda - nice to see you on here! =)

Clysta, nice to *meet* you. ;)

Destiny & Katie, G
304970 tn?1331425994
Spiket77- I think I forget to say that I totally remember you, and I am glad to see you on here! ;)
280369 tn?1316702041
My name is Chantal, I am 24 years old and have been married for 4 years now. I have also been a member here for almost 4 years. ( I love you ladies!!)
I suffered 2 miscarriages in 2007, then had my healthy baby boy in 2008. When Jeremiah was 8 months old, I fell preggo again (total surprise!) and had my second baby boy in 2009. Jesse was born with a rare liver disease and needed a transplant. He did not receive one in time and just passed away Aug. 1, 2010 at 10 months old. Jeremiah misses his best friend! BUT I just found out (to our surprise again!! haha) that I am preggo. It's tough with so many emotions running through me and a tough year, but I am happy and hoping this pregnancy continues to go well. I am due July 7, 2011. I am a SAHM and LOVE it! :)  Nice to meet you all and catch up with everyone! <3
1499174 tn?1327231194
hi everyone my name is kelly i live in sunny england with my gorgeous family which consists of my DF we have been toghether 13 years and are just happy been engaged we have 4 gorgeous kids 3 boys and a girl oldest boy 13yrs second boy 12 yrs 3rd boy 9 yrs and 4th girl 6years we also have 2 mad dogs lol ,we run our own buisness (a barbers shop) which is doing very well and has been for 8 years now we decided we was gunna ttc round summertime so i went and had my implant removed i went 2 cycles and got my BFP sadly things dont seem to be going to plan this week as i started to bleed brown and red blood from last fridaybut on the up side i had a scan today and it showed a gestational sac that was the right size for my dates just gotta go bk next week to see if its a slow grower or a non grower well after my little sound off post earlier i hope we can become good frieds and help each other with any probs we may be getting. good luck to those ttc congrats to those preg welcome newbies and hello the oldies :)
1512722 tn?1313697879
Hello! I'm Molly! I'm 20. I live in the Nebraska(look it up! :p).

My cute little family consist of my DF(25) and his 2 daughters(3 and 5!) We've been together for 2 years now. I've been ttc for 7 months now with no luck. I'm going in after the 1st of the year(insurance issues) to see if I have PCOS. I'm hoping I don't and that I get my BFP soon. :)

Hi all!
187316 tn?1386356682
Wow a lot of us have been on here 4 years!!! Does anyone remember when they used to only have 1 pregnancy forum? Its amazing how this site has grown since then!
1486020 tn?1354028475
Hi! i'm Corinne. I'm 25. I just recently joined this forum. I finally (after 6 months of "nagging") convinced DH to start TTC. We have been married for 2 years, and have been together for nearly 7 years. We have 2 dogs and a cat. He is a web designer and I am a hair stylist. I would LOVE to be a sahm, but it most likely won't happen.. We are really hoping for a BFP for Christmas!
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