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You're up! what are you most looking forward to about meeting this LO?
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I saw that you've picked the name James for your LO, that's my DS's middle name.  Love it :)

 

What is your favourite thing to do together as a family?

What holiday do you enjoy celebrating most?

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You're up! what are you most looking forward to about meeting this LO?
Nursing smile.gif And smelling the top of his sweet baby head smile.gif And seeing if he's more like his big sister, his dad, or me.
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I saw that you've picked the name James for your LO, that's my DS's middle name.  Love it smile.gif

What is your favourite thing to do together as a family?
What holiday do you enjoy celebrating most?

James is after my dad, who passed away when I was a kid, and I actually just recently learned that his birthday was in September, too, which is cool.

Probably my favorite thing is going out on the trail together, though cuddling in bed in the morning is a close second and happens more frequently.

Holiday .... hmmm ... Halloween? I really enjoy holidays, but I think the others carry some stress with coordinating family schedules and visiting different sides, etc. I've loved coming up with and making a costume since I was a kid, and there's just something pretty magical about traipsing around begging for candy on a warm summer night.
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Warm summer night?? We must not live in the same climate! I always have to plan halloween costumes with plenty of bulk for winter items! Do you have a cute costume idea for this new baby?
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Seriously, we often plan halloween costumes knowing that snowsuits need to fit underneath! 

 

And I love morning family cuddles too, that was my absolute favourite thing about cosleeping.  Something so special about waking up together with all the kids and just tickling and lounging together :)

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Hahaha -- I'm in Missouri (central MO now), and both Halloweens with DD so far have been pretty warm (the basis for her costumes has been a onesie both years with no problem) -- I grew up in the waaay south of MO (the part that sticks down into Arkansas) and I remember as a kid getting sticky under my costume quite a bit, but now that you both mention it, sometimes it is a crapshoot -- it can get cold at the end of October here, too.

Baby boy is going to be pretty small this Halloween! I was thinking that we could dress DD up as Pebbles (from the Flintstones) -- she looks remarkably like Pebbles, and I put her hair in a sprig on top of her head anyway, and then maybe the baby could be Bam-Bam? (I could at least draw some kind of animal print on a onesie!) I like coordinating costumes -- and I'm thinking this is my last year to just pick for DD -- I'm guessing she's going to have an opinion next year smile.gif
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Cute costume ideas! I'm trying to think of a theme that we can include the 1 month old in too. I have a feeling DD is going to want to be either batman or spiderman, but I'm hoping I can convincer her to go as something cute for one more year! Costumes that can fit over a snowsuit are an absolute must here too!

 

What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?

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Cute costume ideas! I'm trying to think of a theme that we can include the 1 month old in too. I have a feeling DD is going to want to be either batman or spiderman, but I'm hoping I can convincer her to go as something cute for one more year! Costumes that can fit over a snowsuit are an absolute must here too!

What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?

You could make them both superheroes smile.gif Here's DD's from last year (and you can see how Pebbles fits, since her hair is still basically the same -- not that she'll know who that is -- maybe the library has some Flintstones books!)


I feel like all of my hobbies are kind of boring redface.gif I read a lot, I take pictures of DD, sometimes I upload to our family/mostly baby blog, I go out on a big walk or on the trail several times a week with some combination of DD, DH, and the dog, I go to water aerobics once a week and go swim at the ILs usually once a week, I have an email pal with whom I've exchanged pretty lengthy letters several times a week for the past three years or so, I like to hit up some yardsales on Saturday and then go to the farmers market, I sew a little, crochet a little, when classes aren't in session I do a crossword and suduko daily -- and if they are in session I do them sporadically during office hours, I'm a big fan of board games and yahtzee and stuff like that, I've made some pretty nice paper invitations for ourselves and friends (weddings, graduations, etc) but I ordered DDs birth announcements and I've already kind of planned out this LO's just on Zazzle too
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I grew up in St. Louis, so, Missouri questions smile.gif- what brought your family to Columbia? Do you see yourself staying there for the long haul? What do you miss about where you grew up?

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chiming in only b/c the MO discussion caught my eye...you move to Columbia when you want to trade ted drews for shakespears, right?...kidding ofcourse. Lived in both places, liked 'em both. MO halloweens can go both ways and or just be plain ol rainy. The last few thanksgiving and xmas we've been there its been mild as well (but that was a few yrs ago, I think).

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My husband and I were both teaching, then he decided to go to law school, so I followed along to Columbia. I like it, and I think we probably will stay here, though that is a fairly recent development -- the most up-to-date plan is to stay in our current house for about 5 more years and then either add on or move. My sister's been here about 10 years -- she came for college and then stayed on and my BIL and SIL live here, too (they relocated from STL so that BIL could go to med school -- also a change of career) and then after SIL and I had babies, MIL and FIL came, too -- from Gallup, New Mexico!

From where I grew up, I miss the (even) mild(er) winters, and being close to my family (especially my grandparents), and really good, really cheap BBQ and fried fish.
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