So, I've never done Birth Buddies before, but I'm thinking that it sounds neat!
I have heard that it is about partnering with one person in your DDC who receives a text from you when you are in labor and updates when different interesting things happen...so, my understanding is it's like:
Hey Birth Bud! My water just broke...having some ctx, going to try and rest, we'll see what happens!
Got some rest. Things are intense. MW on her way/Going to hospital/Prepping birth tub/whatever....wish me luck!
and then later:
He's HERE! Look at this cute picture, it's so adorable. Will be away from online for a while, maybe days...but all is well!
The buddy who is receiving these texts then comes to the forum and starts a thread "Ladylady is in labor" or "Ladyladys baby is HERE!" - and a place for well wishes, encouragement, etc is consolidated in one thread for that lady! Sound nice? Sounds nice to me!
The reason I like this idea is because I know, for myself, I will not be posting during labor(possibly lurking while I wait for "real" labor...but would love to let you guys know what is going on so that your good thoughts can be with me! Also having one point of contact from my phone that I can use OR DH can use to make contact is pretty awesome sounding.
I have stocked up on candles so that I can light a candle each time a mama here announces labor..I really like all you women and would feel honored to light a candle for your labor and keep you in my thoughts...but I also don't want you thinking about the internet or whatever when you think you are going into labor...so maybe it would make it easier if, when things started "happening", we could text our bud and then leave it out of our mind.
So, what do you girls think? I wouldn't mind keeping the Birth Buddies list!
So, maybe if you just sort of like somebody or whatever, you can PM and make"buddies" and exchange numbers with that person...and anyone who doesn't have a buddy and can't think of anyone to buddy up with, we can keep a list in this thread, so if you are looking for a buddy, you can see who is available and PM them if you'd like to be their buddy??
Does that make sense? Open to suggestions, as I've never done this before!! What do you all think of this idea?
People who are "buddied up":
People seeking buddies!
sraplayas - unable to text...will call/email/work something out! EDD is mid-June!
OceanGypsy - EDD June 10th
tri31 - unable to text...will call/email/work something out!
Edited by BroodyWoodsgal - 3/23/12 at 12:30pm