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post #121 of 247
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I don't think its the assisting in the birth that he wants to avoid. Its the "side of the Seward Hwy" part that he wants to avoid.

His first "highway birth" was on the Glenn Hwy up by Tok. He was just 19 and had only been an EMT for about 2 months. Let's say he was a little nervous. The woman patted him on the head and said "don't worry sweeting, this is my fourth. She's just coming a little to fast to get to town. I'll do the work and tell you what I need." -- That's what I call a REAL ALASKAN woman. DH told me all he really did was make sure their was a blanket ready for the baby. (Talk about effective birth control incentive for a teenaged guy...)
Heehee awesome. I find when there is a birth in an unplanned location, it normally means that things were just going so well that mom didn't feel like leaving on time. Normally those are the easy births. Except it would suck in the winter to have it in the car.
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Today is DS1's bday (he's 8). It's been an exhausting week w/ the big kids at camp and DH at work. I've had anywhere from 2 to 6 extra kids over all week, including 4 overnights. I'm ready to lie in bed and read all day tomorrow!

I bought a bunch of awesome witch/wizard hats, and we found all our various cloaks, robes, etc.

I also got little silver wands with stars on top (ostensibly to go in their drinks, but really just to play with).


We're covering the tables outside with paper and letting the kids decorate them with markers and crayons, rather than use a throwaway tablecloth.

E whittled wands for all his friends. They're gorgeous!

I made foam Hogwarts badges, glued pins and the letter "H" on them, and bought sticky letters so the kids can put on their names, or "Prefect" or whatever they want.

I made a golden snitch pinata...it looks wonderful!! I'm so excited about how well it turned out!

We have pop rocks to go in the drinks as a "potion," and tiny colored ice cubes to put in their Sprite to make their potion change colors.

Harry Potter cake, check.

Jelly beans marked as Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, check.

"Dragon eggs" (tin foil wrapped around a gift) to be hidden in the woods for the kids to find. Each kid is getting an awesome set of playing cards.

Three overnighters last night. Two tonight.

Somebody make me some coffee!



love, penelope

That is going to be one awesome birthday party. But I'm exhausted just reading about it!!!
post #123 of 247
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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post
The woman patted him on the head and said "don't worry sweeting, this is my fourth. She's just coming a little to fast to get to town. I'll do the work and tell you what I need." -- That's what I call a REAL ALASKAN woman.
AWEsome!:
post #124 of 247
Karen, I'm wishing we could have made it to your yard sale...(I'm posting while the kids finish lunch so we can beat up the pinata)...

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love, penelope
post #125 of 247
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Karen, I'm wishing we could have made it to your yard sale...(I'm posting while the kids finish lunch so we can beat up the pinata)...

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love, penelope

Oooooooo!!!! Congrats Penelope!!!!!! :::::

Hope that party goes well, it sounds like a great time. I hope when my kids get that age I have half your creativity!
post #126 of 247
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Karen, I'm wishing we could have made it to your yard sale...(I'm posting while the kids finish lunch so we can beat up the pinata)...

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love, penelope
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!

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I'm sooooooooooooooo over the moon happy for you!!!!!!!!
post #127 of 247
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Karen, I'm wishing we could have made it to your yard sale...(I'm posting while the kids finish lunch so we can beat up the pinata)...

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love, penelope
Heehee, congratulations!
post #128 of 247
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a creekside birth), those don't seem very appealing to me.
hmmm...sounds appealing to me!

the harry potter bday party also sounds amazing!
post #129 of 247
The rain was made to order! It started raining after our fifteenth game of "Salute the Captain," right at 5pm when I was ready to fall over.

The party rocked. My yard is tidy again, but my kitchen...oy vey.

B is still trying to catch his breath. I couldn't wait to tell him tomorrow...I stink at being quiet about stuff like that!

I am so frigging excited!


love, p
post #130 of 247
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hmmm...sounds appealing to me!
I was thinking the mosquitoes might be a bit thick for my taste

Congrats, Spruce! :
post #131 of 247
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hmmm... anyone else REALLY sleepy? I am wondering if its the weather or my as is condition..
I was wondering the same thing. We just came up here so I can't tell if it's the giant swollen belly, the weather, the crazy light, or the excitement of being somewhere new, but I miss waking up feeling less sleepy and tired than when I went to bed!

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Karen, I'm wishing we could have made it to your yard sale...(I'm posting while the kids finish lunch so we can beat up the pinata)...

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love, penelope
That's incredible! Congratulations!!


So I'm planning on trying to do this whole Solstice thing right since it's our first year and our last without kids to get to bed. I think that means we're supposed to go to the game tonight, and the festival tomorrow. Am I missing anything? Anybody else going?

I still can't believe we're really in Alaska! FINALLY!
post #132 of 247
Midnight Sun Run is fun, but we're not registered and we're beat already.

The game is awesome!

Downtown stuff tomorrow is fun, just be prepared for crowds and to walk.

Have fun!

(I think I'll tell B we should name this one Septimus...number 7 and all).

love, p
post #133 of 247
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So I'm planning on trying to do this whole Solstice thing right since it's our first year and our last without kids to get to bed. I think that means we're supposed to go to the game tonight, and the festival tomorrow. Am I missing anything? Anybody else going?

I still can't believe we're really in Alaska! FINALLY!
The Midnight Sun Run is always fun! It's tonight at 10pm don't know if it overlaps with the game or not...the costumes are fun and tons of people show up to run or walk. Enjoy your first Solstice in Alaska!!
post #134 of 247
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Midnight Sun Run is fun, but we're not registered and we're beat already.

The game is awesome!

Downtown stuff tomorrow is fun, just be prepared for crowds and to walk.

Have fun!

(I think I'll tell B we should name this one Septimus...number 7 and all).

love, p
My youngest was almost Octavius. We needed an O name, and my dad came up with it, but I was like, 8? It wasn't until later I realized he meant 8 as in 8 grandkids (3 are my sister's).

I think Septimus is a cool name. It reminds me of that movie with the magical world beyond Wall.. and there were all the brothers fighting for the throne, Primus, Secundus, Tertius, etc etc.. What was the name of that? There was a Star?

Ah, yes, StarDust.
post #135 of 247
Pinoikoi...I could just see B's face if I asked to name the baby StarDust. I did want to name Iris "Sunny" but got vetoed.

This will be my sixth, and our 7th total, so I thought Septimus would be an awesome name for a boy. We could have twins and name them Septimus and Octavius! : (B would fall over in a faint if we had twins!)

It will be SO nice to have a little lima bean baby again. I wish I wasn't starting out so overweight, but I know nursing will help me take it all off again.




I hope everyone is enjoying their Solstice!

love, p
post #136 of 247
Okay, Mamas, I'm confused.

Two mornings in a row I've had BFP tests. This morning I got a neg. ?????

I went potty at 2am, and woke again (I have insomnia issues) and took the test at 6am.

Shouldn't it have been a +?

Am I fooling myself?

(FWIW, I would have conceived on the 9th, or a day or two after, so this is cutting it pretty close to the "expect your period" time). Yes, I see my DP that infrequently!
I can't stand this!

love, p
post #137 of 247
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Okay, Mamas, I'm confused.

Two mornings in a row I've had BFP tests. This morning I got a neg. ?????

I went potty at 2am, and woke again (I have insomnia issues) and took the test at 6am.

Shouldn't it have been a +?

Am I fooling myself?

(FWIW, I would have conceived on the 9th, or a day or two after, so this is cutting it pretty close to the "expect your period" time). Yes, I see my DP that infrequently!
I can't stand this!

love, p

It could have just been a bad test P. I'd wait and test maybe a couple of days later... when you know your HCGs will be much higher. Your levels may just be on that borderline where you get conflicted results on the HPTs... y/k?
post #138 of 247
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It could have just been a bad test P. I'd wait and test maybe a couple of days later... when you know your HCGs will be much higher. Your levels may just be on that borderline where you get conflicted results on the HPTs... y/k?
Yep, I agree.

Were all the tests from the same batch/box?
post #139 of 247
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The Midnight Sun Run is always fun! It's tonight at 10pm don't know if it overlaps with the game or not...the costumes are fun and tons of people show up to run or walk. Enjoy your first Solstice in Alaska!!
The Midnight Sun Baseball Game is tonight, Sunday. First pitch is at 10:30! Last night was the race.
post #140 of 247
i think that if you got two positives and then a negative - it was just a fluke on the negative.

i took a test one day and got a positive and then a week later took another test and it was negative - but i was definitely pregnant.

and congratulations, hopefully!!!
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