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post #21 of 121

Woo!

So I've definitely got my husband thinking about babies in a serious way. He's planning to possibly come back to China next summer for a little more research, but was worried about leaving me alone while pregnant

I reminded him that I wanted to be pregnant on the plane home so that I could get a maternity t-shirt and a onesie made that say "MADE IN CHINA" and he started talking about prenatal care and stuff. "If you were to get pregnant in September, you'd give birth in June! I've been calculating this stuff!"

He's so funny

*I* calculate that we're 18 condoms away from ttc, no matter what month that falls in!
post #22 of 121
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Kayla-I added you to the list. Not sure why I'd never added you before.

Just and FYI for everyone, I don't add anyone to the list until they specifically ask, mostly for privacy reasons (some people don't want their info out there), and also because sometimes someone will just post once or twice then never return. If you're not on the list and want to be, just post what you want me to add or PM me.



 


Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 5:48pm
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I added yet another historical pregnancy book to my ever growing collection. It's a book my mom had during her first pregnancy. So far, it's the coolest and best one I have. It's from 1976 and it's British, but very woman positive and natural minded for the most part. It's the first book in my collection to feature non-white women and families and it talks very openly about sex. It's got it's little quirks, but overall, I like the advice the best. Just trying to find time to scan pics but I promise I'll get to it eventually.
Sounds cool, what's the name of it?

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Also, a tiny squee worthy note: we were at my ILs this weekend and my FIL got out a baby curl from my fiance. Perfectly curled S-shaped white blond curl. I so hope those get passed on!!
Blond curls are the best. But since there's no chance of them that I can tell, I'm hoping for some red!
post #24 of 121
I'm changing my mindset from Not a Mama "because I'm not sure when the right time will be" to Not a Mama "because we haven't conceived yet, but we're now sorta trying." Here goes!
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post #25 of 121
Gfreelishy is my BFF in real life but hasn't made it on the new tribe yet. She's sitting right here and says to put her birthday up, she turns 21 on July 2nd

Speaking of, Lish and I got matching tattoos on Friday!

Here is hers and here is mine!

Anyhow, I'm off! I haven't seen her since December, and we're munching on coconut milk ice cream. Since I'm vegetarian and she's vegan/gluten free, we had to find something awesome we could both eat. We're having a documentary marathon. "America The Beautiful" is on now, next is "Food, Inc." followed by "The Business of Being Born" and finally "Jesus Camp."
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I'm changing my mindset from Not a Mama "because I'm not sure when the right time will be" to Not a MamA "because we haven't conceived yet, but we're now sorta trying." Here goes!
Excellent!

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Since I'm vegetarian and she's vegan/gluten free, we had to find something awesome we could both eat. We're having a documentary marathon. "America The Beautiful" is on now, next is "Food, Inc." followed by "The Business of Being Born" and finally "Jesus Camp."
I find it hard being veg and gluten-free...I can't imagine being vegan and gluten-free too! I was vegan for 3 years though, so I'm sure it's possible. good for her!

I know all of those movies except America the Beautiful. You'll have to write a review when you're done
post #27 of 121
I've seen it before, but my friends hadn't. It is amazing! It is all about how unhealthy America's obsession with beauty is. It goes into a lot of detail about the dangers of cosmetics, plastic surgery, eating disorders, etc. I highly, highly recommend it!
post #28 of 121
I loved Jesus Camp so crazy
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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 5:44pm
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Sounds cool, what's the name of it?

Blond curls are the best. But since there's no chance of them that I can tell, I'm hoping for some red!
DF and I are hoping for some curly blond babies.

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I'm changing my mindset from Not a Mama "because I'm not sure when the right time will be" to Not a Mama "because we haven't conceived yet, but we're now sorta trying." Here goes!
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post #31 of 121
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I guess i initially started lurking because i didnt have much to contribute, but as possible TTCing comes over my horizon, i feel a little better about posting on MDC.
That's kind of where I am now; mostly lurking because I haven't felt that I had much to contribute, but now we are OFFICIALLY TTC!

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All the homebirth midwives in town charge about the same amount, and I didn't think it was too much, but his eyes bugged out when I told him. It's about $2600 I think for all prenatal care, the birth, and a couple of visits afterwards.
JlyGrnMigt, try contacting one or two of these midwives and see if they are willing to barter with you, exchange their services for yours in some capacity, if they need what you do for a living or if you have a hobby you could put to good use.

What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?

I'm not totally sold on any single thing, but I have been talking to a midwife who I found out lives very close to me, and who is also willing to take a trade for at least partial payment for her services, and if we go with her it will be homebirth and possibly water. And quite honestly, the more I hear about the hospital system in our area, the less I want to go there. She even told me that if complications arise in a homebirth with her, she sends her mamas to another hospital outside our area.

-Any more name ideas?


A boy would be William, but we're having too much fun with girl names to settle on anything.


-Where do you want to live/where do you live?


We live in a rural area of Virginia. I grew up here, DH moved here when he was 13. Most of my family is here, his parents are here; we're pretty content.


-How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?

He says two, I say three. We'll see.

Do you have any thoughts on age spacing at all?
I was 23 months apart from my brother, and we did not get along. My DH was seven years apart from his brother, and they didn't get along, either. So we figure we'll take the average and have them 3.5 years apart.

*Do you have any hobbies?*

I like to knit, and read, and garden.


*What do you do as a job?


I am a massage therapist and I moonlight as a ballet teacher.

*Any non-crunchy confessions?*


We don't buy organic. Can't afford it. We also do fast food on occasion.

1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?


Two cats and a dog.

2. Do you have anything stashed away for your future kids? (oh-so-cute outfit you couldn't not buy? Special cradle that's been in the family forever?

My parents have some of my favorite toys in their attic that I'm sure my mom will eventually get out for my children.

3. Favorite food?


Ice cream.

4. What brought you to MDC?


Friend recommendation.

5. Random fact about yourself


I always pick the toppings off my pizza and eat them separately.
post #32 of 121
Ladies, I think I am officially nuts. We won't ttc until August at the absolute earliest, and today I started stalking the DDC forum.

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That's kind of where I am now; mostly lurking because I haven't felt that I had much to contribute, but now we are OFFICIALLY TTC!
Congrats!


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JlyGrnMigt, try contacting one or two of these midwives and see if they are willing to barter with you, exchange their services for yours in some capacity, if they need what you do for a living or if you have a hobby you could put to good use.
That's something to consider...though I'm not optimistic. About the only thing I could offer is extermination services, and I'm not licensed in WI. I'll have to think about that.

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Do you have any thoughts on age spacing at all?
I was 23 months apart from my brother, and we did not get along. My DH was seven years apart from his brother, and they didn't get along, either. So we figure we'll take the average and have them 3.5 years apart.
My brother and I were 3.5 years apart, and we got along as kids most of the time, as teenagers not AT ALL, and as adults pretty darn well. I think it's a crapshoot.
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post #34 of 121
I stalk the DDC's all the time... lol

as far as age spacing me an my brother are almost 5 years apart an sometimes we get along an sometimes we don't so i really don't think its the spacing but more the siblings
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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 5:43pm
post #36 of 121
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That's kind of where I am now; mostly lurking because I haven't felt that I had much to contribute, but now we are OFFICIALLY TTC!
Same here! It's all DH talks about, ha. I think he's more excited than I am!
This is actually my first post.



What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?

Home water birth. DH prefers a birth center so we'll see what actually happens when the time comes.


Any more name ideas?

We're certain that a baby girl's middle name will be his grandmother's name...other than that, we're clueless at this point.


Where do you want to live/where do you live?

We're in NW Ohio and both of our families are 3+ hours away in other areas of Ohio. I don't mind it here as long as I have access to the city.


How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?

We're in agreement on two. We don't plan on adopting but I know that may easily change!


Do you have any hobbies?

I too like to post on message boards, heh. Otherwise I dig knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc. I love to play music and read, as well.


What do you do as a job?

DH and I are both in education.


Any non-crunchy confessions?

We do fast food when we absolutely have to (Tim Horton's), a few times a year.


Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

Two rescued cats, Luna (after Luna Lovegood) and Eleanor (after Eleanor Roosevelt).


Do you have anything stashed away for your future kids? (oh-so-cute outfit you couldn't not buy? Special cradle that's been in the family forever?

I actually don't, no! I know my parents have a few things from my childhood that they've stashed away, though.


Favorite food?
Asparagus


What brought you to MDC?

I registered (and began lurking) in '07. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies with a primary focus on prenatal to adolescent development, so this board really peaked my interest regardless of my interest in becoming a mama.


Random fact about yourself

I have almost gone veg...I eat meat a few times a month. Progress!
post #37 of 121
Welcome!!! maciatka
post #38 of 121
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I am also a DDC stalker

MY bro and I are 15mo apart. We've always have a great relationship, even though we aren't super close. My fiance has a brother who is 12mo8days younger than him (yikes!) and a baby sister who is 11 years younger than him. He has a great relationship with both of them, though of course the relationship with his brother is much different than that with his sister. I'd like my kids to be pretty close in age, mainly because I think it would be good to have both of them at similar stages at the same times. It might make me crazy when they're little, but I feel like I have a lot more in common with my brother than I would he had been much younger or older than me.

Hope everyone had a nice 4th!
My sister is two years and a few months younger than me. We did NOT get along as kids, and have a tenuous, long-distance friendship now. My husband has two younger sisters, one around 2 years younger and one around 4 years younger. They all get along, but they're not close.
post #39 of 121
HI! I would like to join this tribe. I’m new here and my name is Cari. I am 26 and we will be TTC in Sum/2011. I decided to go ahead and use the questions others have so you all could get to know me better. I look forward to all us sharing what we learn about AP and NFL together.

Please ass me to the List
Cari TTC Sum/2011
Birthday is 04/16/1984

Thanks!



What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?

I am hoping for a birthing center birth. My husband is not comfortable with doing it at home in case something goes wrong (he is a worrier). However we both want a birth that is as natural and healthy as possible. I am becoming more attached to the idea of a water birth.

-Any more name ideas?

So far we have these:

Boys:
Christian Andrew (after my husband)
Nelson James (My husbands step-dad and his dad)
Girls:
Isabella Suzanne (My mom’s middle name and his moms name)


-Where do you want to live/where do you live?

We live in South Florida however we will be moving to Southern New Jersey in about 1.5 years


-How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?

We would like to have 3 at least more if we can afford it


*Do you have any hobbies?*


I game right now I’ve been playing Sims3 (usually I’m on some sort of MMORPG though). I also read a lot. I love researching parenting/pregnancy stuff on the net. I love “uncooking” our raw meals. We LOVE watching whole series of sci-fi shows. We spent the first 4 years of our lives together getting thru the entire Star Trek collection including the animated series and the movies (just finished March 2010). We did Torchwood not too long ago (looking forward to season 4) and we are working on the David Tennant Doctor Who Series now.

*What do you do as a job?

I am a Compliance Supervisor for a medical Supply Company. I mostly work on getting Medicare Audits Passed and paid as well as insuring compliance with Medicare/ insurance billing guidelines.


*Any non-crunchy confessions?*


I haven’t gone completely green when it comes to body wash and shampoo.
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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 5:40pm
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