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post #41 of 123
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I was hoping to find other sca mamas out there. DD was done breastfeeding when i got into the sca. Now I have one horribly modified outfit for nursing ds in.

I'm in Midrealm - Barony of Red Spears
Midrealm here too, Sternfeld, formerly Rivenstar.

Norse. Make an apron dress with longer shoulder straps and slit the neck of your underdress to your navel, close with a brooch.

You can do 12th century the same way by slitting all the layers down to your belly and fastening them at the top.
post #42 of 123
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That good, huh? Thanks I've been needing something to help get over not going.
she was bit by 2 bees while we were in a class. She actually was doing great before then. She started to swell up a bit so dh came and got her. I then got to stay and go to classes galore! Man what a great time!! I'm missing it as well
post #43 of 123
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Originally Posted by Murph12334 View Post
she was bit by 2 bees while we were in a class. She actually was doing great before then. She started to swell up a bit so dh came and got her. I then got to stay and go to classes galore! Man what a great time!! I'm missing it as well
Ah now that's just not helpful. I'll just need to repeat over and over that it'd take at least 12 hours to make the drive to PA from here with a baby.
post #44 of 123
Another in An Tir here. We stand together, eh? That must date me. I haven't been active since my first child was a toddler. Just too challenging to keep involved with four kiddos. Also there were just a lot of things I haven't wanted to expose my kids to yet--lots of partying behavior at most events with fighting--not really a good environment for young kids. My husband and I met in the SCA during college. It was a great few years! He was really into archery and rapier and making crossbows, whereas I mostly just liked making costumes and sitting around. Hard to sit around chasing after four children! Maybe someday we'll get into it again. I can imagine my older daughters might really like an ithra or arts & sciences event when they're in their teens. And I miss the feasts and the dancing! Right now we live in the barony of Aquaterra but most of our involvement was in barony of Madrone, canton of port d'leau and the colleges.
post #45 of 123
I actually started SCA when I was preg. with my oldest. Its where I met my DH, its where my second was conceived. We really haven't participated in the last 5 years, because the group here which is Lonely Tower is not all that child friendly. Some Calontir events really are, some folks not so much, and it got to the point for us that it just wasn't worth it for me, to spend alot of money and time getting ready to go spend a day watching not only mine, but whatever other children happened to be there.
We actually play amtgard now, which is a foam sword group, and the kids can participate, so its more of a whole family activity. I am actually our groups current Consort. Baronet Regent Gabriella Mariposa is my name and title. I get to encourage A&S and run tourneys like our current Top Chef. But I do miss the camping events, watching the heavy fighting, the whole atmosphere created when you are around a thousand people in garb for a whole weekend. Trimaris, where my DH and I met and where we got married 12 years ago, will have a piece of our heart. At bardics we still sing songs we learned there. Maybe when the kids are a little older we will try getting more involved again, I certainly sew better now than I did then. When you have to have garb every weekend, that gets fought in all the time, you have make more than an outfit or two.

stephanie-homeschooling,babywearing, veggie mom to maggie 15, henri 11, Lliam 9, Dianne 3, and Ben 9mo
post #46 of 123
Welcome back to all the Pennsic mamas! Have a nice war?
post #47 of 123
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I'm in Aethelmearc too! Well, just by a few miles but I'm still here! lol.
Lol, we're in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais, but I'm guessing since your profile says you're in the poconos that you're in the Barony of Endless hills?

I know I said I'm not a mamma yet, but I do have a question for those of you who've gone to war(esp. Pennsic) with your LO. Is there somewhere to wash cloth diapers/mamacloth there, or are Sposies the only option?
post #48 of 123
I've heard that there is a diaper service that runs during Pennsic. I'm not sure of the details. I've not been there with a LO. At Lilies we used disposables. Driving into town a few times a week to do diapers wasn't how I wanted to spend my vacation.

I use a Diva cup which worked better than expected at Lilies last year.
post #49 of 123
If you do EC, you might be able to only have pee-diapers for your time at war and those can be washed by hand pretty redily. Cause Pennsic water colors things, get it, get it?

Or even just rinse them with a bit of vinegar water to neutralize odors before storing them in a wet bag.
post #50 of 123
Hi there! Midrealm here. I have been a single mom for 17 years, and didn't take my son to Pennsic until he was 12 because I wanted to spend my time enjoying myself, not taking care of the kiddo. We (my fiancee and I) did this Pennsic with our toddler (13 mos.), and the only drag was being chained to camp at night. I'm still BF'ing, and DD was still waking often, so there really was no nighttime fun to be had for mama. We plan to do the full event next year and leave baby at Camp Grandma for War week. I refuse to sacrifice neither my time with DD nor my beloved Pennsic for the other.
post #51 of 123
I mentioned up thread that a friend had won crown. We've not had royality in the area in about 10 years. DD is 3.5 yrs old and totally infatuated with princesses so she totally fawns on our new Highness. The prince however she couldn't give a darn about. She breezed right past him twice at meeting last night and looked at him like he had crawled out from under a rock. Fortunately, he understands and laughed when I told him that he didn't rate with DD since he wasn't a princess.

I've been busting all day to tell this story to someone who would get it.
post #52 of 123
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Originally Posted by Masel View Post
didn't rate with DD since he wasn't a princess.


Mom: N's Princess of the Midrealm.
Little girl: Well I'm the Princess of the Middle of the Day.

overheard about 5 years ago, when we had a local win crown.

By the way, if you're in the Midrealm, please wear a rainbow in support of Nan Astrid.
post #53 of 123
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By the way, if you're in the Midrealm, please wear a rainbow in support of Nan Astrid.
who/what's that? I'm in the midrealm and never heard of this?

though we are dealing with politicking at the moment...grrrr And yet another change over of leader in my local group with things.

medijupiter - where in the midrealm are you?
post #54 of 123
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Mom: N's Princess of the Midrealm.
Little girl: Well I'm the Princess of the Middle of the Day.


I had a similar exchange with my niece (a 3 yo at the time) during court.

Me: Shhh. Only Princesses can talk during court.
Niece: (in a very loud voice) When do I get to be princess?
Entire court: ROTFL

I was LIW to the princess which made the whole scene even more hysterical.
post #55 of 123

Going to my first event in 10+ years!

I am taking my 12yo DD to a 3-hour cooking class at Falling Leaves Ithra (the An Tir university system) later this month! She is really excited and so am I--although finding enough garb to attend may be a problem as I got rid of most of my garb years ago. We are doing reconstructing medieval recipes from primary sources. Should be fun!
post #56 of 123
I haven't been to an SCA event in over 12 years, but I have eleventymillion SCA friends, as there is a huge crossover in this area between scadians and sci-fi congoers. In fact, LeeAnn, I bet we know a lot of the same people!
post #57 of 123
Yesterday I got into armor for the first time since getting pregnant. I didn't completely suck though I do have a ways to go.
What I'm happiest about is this. Nursing in armor.
post #58 of 123
Bumping!

DH and I grew up in the SCA... but we haven't attended Pennsic since dd1 arrived 5 years ago. Why it seems less intimidating to attend with three littles than it did to attend with one, I'm not sure. Well, not totally true... dd1 would have been 4mo and I'd had a c/s so Pennsic sounded like "no fun". Then dd2 would have been 2mo and I had a 4th degree tear so again "no fun". But THIS TIME a 5yo, a 3yo, and a 9mo sounds do-able.



But I have almost no garb for the kiddos, NO garb at all that still fits me and is breastfeeding friendly, and while we've done 2-3 day camping trips we haven't tried a week long trip so I'm not entirely certain how to plan.

We don't have a household at the moment (well, not for Pennsic) so we're going to be on our own, probably in the 'ghetti unless there is a better family spot... all my Pennsic knowledge is 5 years out of date!

Is anyone else going to Pennsic 39? Suggestions from BTDT mamas?

eta- my persona is viking incursion era irish so I don't have much garb in the "chemise"/"ren faire" department (I always thought those tops looked very breastfeeding friendly ). And given how long it took me to do the embroidery on my existing garb the thought of cutting slits in it makes me cry! Even if it still fit, which, ummmm.... 5 years and 3 babies later? I laugh.
post #59 of 123
Well, you get enough of them they start entertaining each other.

I've been prepping to go to the Lilies War. I wanted to make new garb for myself but ended up just repairing and adapting what I already had. I do 13th century which is very forgiving but I've lost weight so I feel very frumpy in my gowns.

It is hard to plan. My 4 year old might want to wear her favorite pink dress everyday no matter how grubby it gets or she might go through 3 ensemble changes in one afternoon.

Do you have anyone to trade kids clothing with?
post #60 of 123
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Bumping!

DH and I grew up in the SCA... but we haven't attended Pennsic since dd1 arrived 5 years ago. Why it seems less intimidating to attend with three littles than it did to attend with one, I'm not sure. Well, not totally true... dd1 would have been 4mo and I'd had a c/s so Pennsic sounded like "no fun". Then dd2 would have been 2mo and I had a 4th degree tear so again "no fun". But THIS TIME a 5yo, a 3yo, and a 9mo sounds do-able.



But I have almost no garb for the kiddos, NO garb at all that still fits me and is breastfeeding friendly, and while we've done 2-3 day camping trips we haven't tried a week long trip so I'm not entirely certain how to plan.

We don't have a household at the moment (well, not for Pennsic) so we're going to be on our own, probably in the 'ghetti unless there is a better family spot... all my Pennsic knowledge is 5 years out of date!

Is anyone else going to Pennsic 39? Suggestions from BTDT mamas?

eta- my persona is viking incursion era irish so I don't have much garb in the "chemise"/"ren faire" department (I always thought those tops looked very breastfeeding friendly ). And given how long it took me to do the embroidery on my existing garb the thought of cutting slits in it makes me cry! Even if it still fit, which, ummmm.... 5 years and 3 babies later? I laugh.
I don't know if Paquerette is watching this thread anymore, I'd PM her. She's definitely doing Pennsic and this'll be her second year with two littles and her fourth with any kid.
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