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What is your favorite sport to watch? To play? (If you don't like any "traditional" sports, feel free to substitute any hobby here!)

 

I don't really like watching sports too much, but I can get into baseball, esp if we go to a game. I was raised on baseball, my dad and 4 brothers all played and love it to death, so I had a lot of exposure. This time of year, DH likes to watch football, so I have been trying to pay attention lately so I can understand it (I usually just glaze over if its on), I figure if I can understand it, maybe I could possibly start to enjoy it...? I end up in front of it so I can spend time w/DH, but I usually have a craft or something else to do which keeps me a bit more interested.

 

When it comes to playing a sport, I am a mountain biker, I LOVE it! I haven't done much lately, being pregnant doesn't make me want to go, and DH would probably freak if I tried anyhow... and not sure if I'll go much next year, but do hope to be able to get back on it once things settle down with the little one. I am working on getting DD some skills to ride trails with me.

 

What question on this thread so far have you wanted to answer and missed? Go ahead and answer it now!


I will answer both those questions! If I could learn a new sport and I would just be a natural at it, I would love to play tennis! Cute tennis clothes, and it would be a great work out! I have played before but I was definitely not a natural!

As for a question of my choice, it was super hard to choose one!
"where will your baby sleep?"
We planned to have our first son in a bassinet right close to our bed for the first while, then in his crib in his room after that. But as soon as he was born we couldn't stand the thought of him being by himself! It just wasn't for us! He slept in our bed-maybe used the bassinet once-and now he sleeps right next to our bed in his crib that is side-carred to our bed. He is almost 3! We plan to put the new baby between my hubby and I and I'm going to put a bed rail on the other side of the bed so I can flip sides to nurse, like I did with my son. Hopefully all goes well with these sleep arrangements.. We will have to see when it happens!

What is your favorite Mom-hairstyle?? smile.gif
post #82 of 126
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What is your favorite Mom-hairstyle?? smile.gif

Ponytail!



What's your favorite store to shop at for Maternity clothes? For "regular" clothes?
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Most of my maternity clothes are from Target or Old Navy.  I am usually able to find really great clearance deals there so I can get maternity clothes inexpensively.  I am a SAHM so I don't really need dressy clothes and comfort usually wins during pregnancy. 

For regular clothes my favorite place to shop is J. Crew.  Not that most of my clothes are from there but it's my favorite.  winky.gif

 

What is your favorite meal?

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Most of my maternity clothes are from Target or Old Navy.  I am usually able to find really great clearance deals there so I can get maternity clothes inexpensively.  I am a SAHM so I don't really need dressy clothes and comfort usually wins during pregnancy. 

For regular clothes my favorite place to shop is J. Crew.  Not that most of my clothes are from there but it's my favorite.  winky.gif

 

What is your favorite meal?

Mmmmm...I love thinking about food!

 

My favorite meal would be Christmas dinner.  Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, perogies, cabbage rolls, neleshniki (they're like ukrainian crepes)....But it has to be my mom's or gramma's stuffing.  thumb.gif

 

Spin-off Question: What does your family eat for traditional Thanksgiving (since that's the big holiday in the US) or Christmas (if you prefer) dinner?

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Spin-off Question: What does your family eat for traditional Thanksgiving (since that's the big holiday in the US) or Christmas (if you prefer) dinner?
For Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce (my Dad makes it fresh, it is to die for, I usually eat half of it), corn, creamed corn, rolls and then pumpkin pie and apple pie (both made from scratch except for pumpkin does come out of a can by my Mom, also super delicious) with ice cream & whipped cream. It is my favorite meal! DH and I have started making small Thanksgiving dinner on and off throughout the year because it is so good with lots of tasty leftovers. We also brine the turkey which makes it more delicious and it cooks faster.

What kind of birth do you want to have, where do you plan to have it and who will be your caregivers and attendants?
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For Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce (my Dad makes it fresh, it is to die for, I usually eat half of it), corn, creamed corn, rolls and then pumpkin pie and apple pie (both made from scratch except for pumpkin does come out of a can by my Mom, also super delicious) with ice cream & whipped cream. It is my favorite meal! DH and I have started making small Thanksgiving dinner on and off throughout the year because it is so good with lots of tasty leftovers. We also brine the turkey which makes it more delicious and it cooks faster.

What kind of birth do you want to have, where do you plan to have it and who will be your caregivers and attendants?

 

mmmm Thanksgiving! Sounds like a good dinner. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and this year we get to celebrate with our new niece which makes it extra special. I usually make the pies in our family, and the rest of the meal varies between DH's family (his mom doesn't really know how to cook, and likes cream of XXX casserole recipes) and mine (my parents cook almost everything from scratch and live next door to a wonderful veggie farmer).

 

thinking ahead a few months from thanksgiving to May - I would like a natural birth with as few medications and interventions as possible but we will be having it in a hospital. I found a wonderful midwife group and trust them to help me on this path. Since this is our first, and we don't know what we are dealing with, I feel better going to the hospital - I tend to freak out with "what ifs" and so knowing that everything is there if we need it should ironically make it easier for me to relax. Only DH and the midwife on call (and nurses) will be attending - the supervising OB or pediatrician may check in but not be involved if all goes well.

 

along those same lines - what are you doing/has worked well for you in the past to prepare for childbirth?

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 what are you doing/has worked well for you in the past to prepare for childbirth?

The Pink Kit. It is awesome, and you do it at home. Made DS2's HBAC so much easier.

 

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

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Quote: Originally Posted by kimble what are you doing/has worked well for you in the past to prepare for childbirth? The Pink Kit. It is awesome, and you do it at home. Made DS2's HBAC so much easier. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

My husband and I have done a gingerbread house every year since we got married. We did one just last weekend with our son too! It's more of a winter tradition I guess! Here's a picture of it just for fun!

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How early do you start playing Christmas music around your house??
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How early do you start playing Christmas music around your house??

 

I hold out for as long as I can. I love the music, but do get tired of it after a while. We usually break it out when we are putting up our tree, which is typically 1-3 weeks before Christmas. I have a really good variety station on Pandora that I adore, but even if 100 different people sing them, the same songs end up in rotation and I don't want to hear them anymore after a while.

 

I also want to answer the previous question, we started a tradition last year that I absolutely love. Mainly because it is unique to our family. On Christmas Eve, we all bundle up, make travel mugs of hot chocolate (with a little spike for DH & I - although not for me this year) and walk around the neighborhood looking at everyone's Christmas lights. We had so much fun doing it last year, it was so quiet and just gorgeous. I love lights and I love making our own family traditions to add to the ones passed down through family.

 

Since we are on the holidays, what is your favorite holiday treat?

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I hold out for as long as I can. I love the music, but do get tired of it after a while. We usually break it out when we are putting up our tree, which is typically 1-3 weeks before Christmas. I have a really good variety station on Pandora that I adore, but even if 100 different people sing them, the same songs end up in rotation and I don't want to hear them anymore after a while.

 

I also want to answer the previous question, we started a tradition last year that I absolutely love. Mainly because it is unique to our family. On Christmas Eve, we all bundle up, make travel mugs of hot chocolate (with a little spike for DH & I - although not for me this year) and walk around the neighborhood looking at everyone's Christmas lights. We had so much fun doing it last year, it was so quiet and just gorgeous. I love lights and I love making our own family traditions to add to the ones passed down through family.

 

Since we are on the holidays, what is your favorite holiday treat?

 

There is this holiday bread that my Gramma used to make every year, called Klingra.  It's a licorice flavoured bread that is very similar to a bagle in texture and preparation, but baked in the shape of a pretzel. We eat it toasted with butter or with butter and molasses.  It's pretty labour intensive to make because the dough is so stiff, so my Gramma doesn't make it anymore.  But my sister and I made it with her a few years ago to learn how and I'd like to make it again this year.  We always looked forward to it at Christmas growing up. 

 

I am loving the Christmas questions.  What does Christmas morning look like at your house?

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There is this holiday bread that my Gramma used to make every year, called Klingra.  It's a licorice flavoured bread that is very similar to a bagle in texture and preparation, but baked in the shape of a pretzel. We eat it toasted with butter or with butter and molasses.  It's pretty labour intensive to make because the dough is so stiff, so my Gramma doesn't make it anymore.  But my sister and I made it with her a few years ago to learn how and I'd like to make it again this year.  We always looked forward to it at Christmas growing up. 

 

I am loving the Christmas questions.  What does Christmas morning look like at your house?

 

Christmas morning starts with some coffee (for DH & I) that we get just for Christmas (imported from Malawi) and then we get the boys up (DS1 was just about old enough to notice last year and DS2 was only 4 months old) and give them something to eat. Then we open some of the presents before having breakfast. Our whole Christmas Eve & Christmas Day menu is the same every year. Breakfast is Eggs Benedict and homemade cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven. Then we play with the new toys until lunch time. We all have lunch then the boys go for a nap. Once the boys are asleep DH & I will usually snuggle on the sofa and watch a Christmas DVD.

 

If you do a tree, when do you put it up? (I've already seen tress up in our neighborhood!)

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If you do a tree, when do you put it up? (I've already seen tress up in our neighborhood!)
We are very strict of waiting until after Thanksgiving to put up the tree and then we leave it up though the whole Christmas season (which is well after 12/24 & 12/25). With DH, DD & I, we put up the tree sometime after Thanksgiving, a really nice artificial tree. With my parents, we go cut down a tree after Thanksgiving (usually on Saturday), get it set up and all decorated that day too. It's quite the production as we all have a box of ornaments with at least 1 ornament for each year and many years were more than one, so with my parents and 3 siblings there are a ton, plus some extra ornaments for the married-ins and the few grandkids. The tree always is stuffed, but very fun smile.gif

Do you plan to do Santa (or already do Santa) with your kids?
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We are very strict of waiting until after Thanksgiving to put up the tree and then we leave it up though the whole Christmas season (which is well after 12/24 & 12/25). With DH, DD & I, we put up the tree sometime after Thanksgiving, a really nice artificial tree. With my parents, we go cut down a tree after Thanksgiving (usually on Saturday), get it set up and all decorated that day too. It's quite the production as we all have a box of ornaments with at least 1 ornament for each year and many years were more than one, so with my parents and 3 siblings there are a ton, plus some extra ornaments for the married-ins and the few grandkids. The tree always is stuffed, but very fun smile.gif
Do you plan to do Santa (or already do Santa) with your kids?

I do not do Santa with my DD. The idea of a stranger watching her and possibly coming into our house would frighten DD, she absolutely does not like strangers talking to or sitting near her. 

 

As for a tree, I put it up a day or two ago. We usually can't afford a nice tree, we usually buy a 2-3ft 15$ tree, but this year my mom gave us my grandmothers tree (she passed over a year ago), so I am very excited to have our first full size christmas tree. This week my grandmother on my dad's side passed, so now we are discussing the possibility of moving into her house to be able to try and build a savings again and I'll probably have to pack up the tree the day after christmas, so this way we'll be able to enjoy it longer. 

 

When does your family open presents?

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When does your family open presents?

It's always been tradition for my husbands family to open presents on Christmas Eve, and my family's to do Christmas morning. So what we do is have our family Christmas with his parents on Christmas eve and we have our own Christmas morning, then we go to my parents for the afternoon and we have our big turkey dinner with some other extended family. We always look forward to the 3 different Christmas' every year! Lol! Especially my son!

If you could get anything for Christmas this year, any price, what would it be??
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ooo a stress free christmas.. this is my first christmas with my family (mums side) in 10 years, and not only that, this is the first time i have stayed overnight in a house with my family members in 10 years also (since i left home) and i will be in there for a week, with potentially no p.a's to help me.. i'm only going because my cousins just had a baby and i really want to spend some time with her and the baby.. but unfortuanlte all my family are going down and renting a house, and i have been includied in this plan (eek) got to say a happy peaceful, non panick attack/flashback ridden christmas under the circumstances may need wishing for :P

Do you get on with your family? Who are you most worried about on the birth of this child and why?

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Do you get on with your family? Who are you most worried about on the birth of this child and why?
We get along well most of the time, but I'm most worried about my Mom. She had such good intentions, but she tends to assume a lot and in trying to help often oversteps. I just this week wrote her a very long e-mail detailing some issues and what needs to change regarding DD as we have to get this under control before the twins arrive. She really is wonderful, but she just gets this picture in her head of how things should be and then ends up guilt tripping everyone to join in her vision. And with DD, she has gotten her so spoiled around her when we are there all she does is whine for Grandma any second she isn't with her, it's extremely annoying, and DD is awesome, but she is already a master manipulator, so yeah... The ILs are the most laid back people I know, so we never have issues with them except getting them to eat meals. I just start making food at their place though when I get hungry now or send DH to get something /shrug and it is easier now that DD is around as they know she won't wait forever to eat.

What one indulgent baby item would you like to get (or have already gotten) that you don't really need?
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I would absolutely love a proper pram. Totally not practical as it can't be taken anywhere in the car, but a proper pram would be great for taking on walks and airing the baby on the back patio for naps when its cool enough outside. I would have loved a Silver Cross pram, like the huge coach built pram my mum had for all of us, but the only Silver Cross prams I've found for sale here in the USA cost over $2000, and we so cannot justify such an indulgence. I do have a stroller that can be used bassinet style, and folds up for going in the car, but its not as sturdy as I would like it to be, but it was only $300 and the best we could afford when DS1 was born. Now I wish I had held out until we could have gotten a Bumbleride Queen Bee, as it is sturdy enough to take a toddler seat over the bassinet, but there is no way DH would let me spend $700 for a new stroller/pram when we already have one that does a decent job.

 

How do you plan on celebrating New Year's Eve this year?

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How do you plan on celebrating New Year's Eve this year?

 

Ooh, I've been avoiding the Christmas questions - it's always just hugely stressful as we're always home with parents and in-laws ... complicated ... but I have a good answer for this one! We're moving to Germany as some people might recall and our flight is Dec 31. Soooo I will be wearing good stockings, drinking lots of water, and hopefully having an aisle seat. HA!

 

Here's one I wonder about ... how and when did you transition from holidays with your parents/siblings (e.g. in college, etc) to spending them on your own with your partner and kids? What was that process like?

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Here's one I wonder about ... how and when did you transition from holidays with your parents/siblings (e.g. in college, etc) to spending them on your own with your partner and kids? What was that process like?

I moved from Scotland to Florida. Immigration took a whole year after we got married (DH is American and lived in Florida since he was 5, lived in Indianna before that), so we spent most of our first year of marriage apart. Before that no matter where I lived in the UK I always was the one to have to travel for Christmas, as the rest of my family still all live in the same place they've been for several hundred years.

 

Moving to Germany will be exciting. Is it a permanent move?

 

How would you describe your clothing style?

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ooo clothing style.. ive been told im kindve a mix of rock n roll/1920's stylish/slightly french lol wth a bit of grungey sheek mixed in..

my ex and there friends used to say i was always dressed up like i was about to go to a ball haha.. but they are all very very grungey in there style.. i have peroxide blonde fairly shortish (apparently marilyn monroe esque) hair.. and i sometimes wear pearls (plastic tho noone notices) i dunno i guess im somewhere between marilyn monroe, debbie harry, a french person and a bathite in my style choices.. ooo and when im dressed more grungey i wear tights, those elastic skirts (which are sortve like  boob tubes lol but as a skirt, then long baggy tops, jumpers, or i have this big zip up hoody coat thing  with a leopard print hood, and then if im gooing grungey i wear boots, and if im going posher i wear heels.. and then i wear a structured like navy coat, sommetimes a berret type bobble hat, lol.. its really hard to describe.

 

(this is the hoody thing.. lol gives a better idea then i can of my style)

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