spotlight on worldshakerz
That is so funny! I didn't realize I did it that often so as to be so noticeable. I guess its just an online habit I picked up. LOLz I don't use lots of zzzzz's in regular handwriting.
At first I thought you were asking about my username - I chose it based on this awesome poem called Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy. I realize now its not what you are asking but its a really awesome poem that I find so inspiring:
|WE are the music-makers,|
|And we are the dreamers of dreams,|
|Wandering by lone sea-breakers,|
|And sitting by desolate streams;|
|World-losers and world-forsakers,||5|
|On whom the pale moon gleams:|
|Yet we are the movers and shakers|
|Of the world for ever, it seems.|
|With wonderful deathless ditties|
|We build up the world's great cities,||10|
|And out of a fabulous story|
|We fashion an empire's glory:|
|One man with a dream, at pleasure,|
|Shall go forth and conquer a crown;|
|And three with a new song's measure||15|
|Can trample an empire down.|
|We, in the ages lying|
|In the buried past of the earth,|
|Built Nineveh with our sighing,|
|And Babel itself with our mirth;||20|
|And o'erthrew them with prophesying|
|To the old of the new world's worth;|
|For each age is a dream that is dying,|
|Or one that is coming to birth.|
Three cheers for z! It's my favorite letter to write (handwriting), and it comes up so rarely. That is a great poem, too. :)
How do your son and daughter feel about getting a new baby (brother? sister? are you finding out?)? What sweet/funny reactions have they had?
What are you most excited about in terms of becoming a family of five? What makes you nervous?
My son and daughter are both very excited about their new little brother. They went with DH and I to the 20 week ultrasound and found out at the same time we did. My daughter actually cried for a minute about not getting a sister, but after a minute or two she was back to being happy about there being a cute little baby. DS has informed us he will teach his little brother everything he knows, and both DD and DS are planning on reading to him everyday.
I'm most excited about meeting this new person and seeing what kind of personality he has. I love my DD and DS both dearly and just found it so amazing how their personalities were so different from the very beginning. DS was an all night nurser and frequent comfort nurser and was a cuddle bug. DD on the other hand magically slept most of the night from the day she was born, only nursed when she was hungry (she did not like comfort nursing!) and was not a very cuddly baby - she was little Miss Independent from early on...I wore her a lot but after a few months she wanted to be on the floor quite often to be by herself and play. So who knows what this little boy will be like! I'm also looking forward to breastfeeding little Benji and forming that special bond between us as well. I think what I'm most nervous about is how the kids will actually respond to having a baby taking so much attention. Despite how excited they are, its just a slight worry of mine - and also its on my mind how well I will be able to balance everything!
Ive been wondering lol what are you drinking in your profile pic?!?? i know its a weird question but i guess this is the time to ask...
did you have your first two little ones at home or is this going to be your first homebirth?? i love the idea of a homebirth and an excited for you! ^_^
im glad you have LOs that are a little older and can be big helpers for you! i hope that you have all the help you need to get your birthing space all preped and comfy for you! and ive been sending your baby some hang in there and be patient till 37 weeks vibes!
Also does your SIL live close to you?? will you be able to attend eachothers births?? its so exciting your having little ones so close together what fun those cousins will have!
Silvermoon, that is so funny - I'm not actually drinking anything but I can see how it looks that way. I'm holding my cell phone which I used to take the picture.
My first was born at a birthing center. Despite having quite horrendous back labor and having a moment where I thought I wanted to transfer to the hospital for an epidural, I had my natural birth with my son with an 8 hour labor/2 hours of pushing. 2 hours of pushing included me doing squats, and I needed oxygen! (3rd degree tear too). And he was so awake and aware when he came out, he looked all around and then straight at me, I'll never forget it.
My daughter was born at home and the labor couldn't have been more different. I had been talking on the phone with my MIL and she told me how fast one of her births had been. I said, "That's what I want!" and no joke, after I hung up the phone my contractions started. No back labor. I took a nice bath, paced a lot, and then was most comfortable on my hands and knees. I loved that I wasn't being checked constantly (at the birth center it was completely overdone!). From the time labor started to when she was born, it was about 2 hrs 45 minutes and pushing was involuntary and only lasted 15 minutes, no tearing! My husband got there just in time to catch her, my midwife got there 15 minutes later.
My SIL doesn't live far at all, she is the next town over. We are pretty good friends but not close enough to be attending each other's births. She is much more mainstream and will be in a hospital setting, just her and her husband and I may end up watching her kids whenever she does go into labor. I labor much much better when I don't have an audience as well, so if the midwife gets to my birth before I push this baby out I will insist that she gives me plenty of space and let me be in control of my labor. I do not do well being coached but rather listening to what my body is telling me and going with it.
Me and My two SIL's are pregnant at the same time too one is due a week after I am and the other around Xmas... It's so fun!
Are you more of an outdoorsy type girl or do you like hanging out inside? Do you have special or favorite hobbies or activities for either outdoors or indoors?
I really like to be outdoorsy but its hard to during the summer when its so hot and humid in Florida. The heat is just so draining, especially now lol. Growing up in California I feel like I was always outside, running around. We did a lot of camping as a family and with the girl scouts when I was doing that. In California we lived close to the mountains so we'd do mountain camping sometimes (biking trails, beautiful redwoods, swimming in lakes). We did some rafting, even some mountain and rock climbing. I feel like I've sort of lost touch with my outdoorsy side though and I've been wanting to go camping for aaaaaages. In Florida it is so different though - I don't exactly want to swim in lakes with alligators haha. But seriously, there are some nice places and I've talked with DH about it several times - but he's not a big tent camper, so it might be a cabin somewhere, lol. I get my outdoors fix by walking now, preferably at one of the parks or nature trails nearby. I also love to swim and was doing it everyday until the apartment pool got closed. Since I've been trapped indoors LOL I either find an air conditioned fun place for the kids (Planet Jump) and while they play on the inflatables I read. No matter what time of year, one of my hobbies is definitely reading. I love seeing a good movie. I write poetry, play guitar, and do some songwriting. You know, answering this question has reminded me how depressed I get when I don't get outdoors! I need to figure out ways to get outside more despite the heat. We have been stuck at home too much lately.
I know my week is over, but I wanted to answer this last question :)
My husband and I were both doing telemarketing at the same company, and we would hang out in the smoking area on breaks and talk. He had a fiancee so we were just friends, and I wasn't really looking for someone after a horribly heartbreaking relationship the previous summer. His fiancee was very controlling and anytime I'd asking if they'd both want to jam (he's a musician and so am I) or if they both wanted to go to a party, he would have to decline because she never wanted to and didn't want him going without her either. So we just became really good works friends and pretty much talked to each other every single day at least once or twice a day. I had a lot of craziness in my life at the time and he was somehow my stability and my comfort zone, if that makes sense.
After knowing him for several months, I sat down across from him to have a smoke one day and when I ask him how he's doing he informs me that he and fiancee had broken things off. I told him I was sorry but felt pretty happy :P. The next break i saw him on, I gave him my phone number and told him to call me. (I wrote it on a little slip of yellow paper with a happy face, we still have it in our little keepsake box in the closet.) He called me that night and I think we talked for at least an hour. I invited him to a party (not the best venue for a first date, lol but that's what I was doing in 2000). After the party I got invited back to his place, and we took a taxi along with two friends with us that weren't able to drive so they could crash on his couch. We stayed up all night talking and playing guitar. I think we slept a few hours and then he made breakfast. He had been invited to go have lunch with his sister and he asked me to go with, so I met his sister which was a little surreal after just one date.
At this point in my life, I was nearing the end of my "party stage". But the apartment I was sharing with a friend had pretty much turned into a party crash pad, etc. I ended up staying that whole weekend at J's apartment and when he took me home Sunday the whole apartment was trashed, my dresser was being used as a table for DJ equipment, the house was packed with friends and strangers alike and I was just so over it, and J asked me if I wanted to move in with him. I said yes! LOL. We have been practically inseparable for the past 12 years. I had become such good friends with him before we even tried dating, that after that first date I was completely in love. The end of September will be our 12 year anniversary of being together, and in November it is our 10 yr wedding anniversary. <3