I've seen this done in other DDC's and I thought it might be fun for us to try as well. Basically, we will pair up by due date and exchange personal contact info (phone #/email address). When the time comes for us to start popping out our babes, we can inform our buddy via text msg or email since that's easier than logging on to MDC when you're in the thick of things. The buddy can then update the rest of the DDC about your labor progress or baby status. It's also a way to have some personal support from a buddy who is about as far along as you when we get to the bitter end and are just miserable.
Let me know if you are interested by posting your username and EDD and I'll update this post with everyone's info as the header. Once everyone has signed up who wants to participate, we can pair up by due date.
ETA: Here are the buddy assignments! I hope everyone is happy/satisfied with their buddy. I tried really hard to match people up based on communication preferences and by keeping at least a week or more between EDDs. If you aren't happy and want to trade buddies, I'm sure no one would mind.
So, I guess the next step is for the buddy pairs to PM each other with their personal contact info so they can start communicating off MDC and then just wait for babies to start coming!!!
Buddy #1 EDD Buddy #2 EDD
Agatha_Ann 7/23 (8/6) verarae 8/11 (8/21)
jillybeans 8/25 (late Jul/early Aug) Poetry Lover 8/15
veggiemom 8/1 elove 8/15
chaika 8/1 *Jessica* 8/15
elevena true 8/2 kylaskye 8/26
noorjahan 8/4 greencarnation 8/19
Stephaniqua 8/7 Karalynnskies 8/21
Tamera 8/4 Baby_Cakes 8/16
Lovingmommyhood 8/7 ChemistryClass 8/16
egmaranian 8/6 CrazyCatLady 8/17 (8/21)
RileyAnn 8/4 FischK 8/23
Beckily 8/6 (8/14) Inali 8/23
Birdie B 8/8 kylaskye 8/26
cat13 8/14 Italiamom 8/26
Imprint 8/16 (mid-July to 8/7) Lynann 8/30 (8/25)
bethrw 8/11 Emerging Butterfly 8/30
Irene Roxy 8/14 Lady Jennifer 9/1
SynEpona 8/7 (Canada) No other Canadians signed up
Edited by egmaranian - 7/9/11 at 9:43am