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Hi Anca!

I went to rural Transylvania when I was in college for a sort of exchange program. I loved it. I was there in June. I don't remember it being hot - I more vividly remember all the in-season fruits and veggies! What part of Romania do you live in?

Hope you feel better soon. I know what you mean about feeling horrible!

 

Hi Eilis, hope you have a pleasant pregnancy and an easy birth with your first. You mentioned you want your 2nd trimester to be active, are you into sports?

 

I know what you mean about the fruits and veggies. At least all Americans I've met said these products are delicious and have a different taste comparing to those in US. I don't know if this is true in general but that's what they said. 

I live in the east part of Romania, in a city called Galati -we have the Danube river nearby. But we used to live in Bucharest before our 1st baby and we are now looking to move to another city because there is not much you can do professionally here and also I can't find a good private school for my daughter because public schools as they are....are out of question unfortunately. Maybe move to some other European country if possible. 

 

Well, we'll see. Have you already thought of baby names?

post #122 of 151
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Thanks. I originally wanted them to learn Romanian, but I don't really know very much and my husband just doesn't teach them any or speak to them much in Romanian. I guess it was weird for him since I wouldn't understand it very well and once they were older they had a good grasp of English, so it felt pointless and strange to him then too. Sometimes he thinks he'll teach them, but I doubt it. All of my husband's 7 siblings know English, so the kids are able to speak with them easily. The only ones that don't know English are his parents. 

 

I am going to make a point to try to teach my kids Spanish and learn more Spanish. I took it in school. Where we live there is a 30% population of Hispanics, so a good amount of Spanish speaking people. I will probably enroll them in some official language course when they are older. I homeschool. My oldest is at the kindergarten level as well. :)

 

It is very nice to be a SAHM. I am happy I decided to do that from the beginning. I know it is a little bit more difficult there.

 

I didn't have much for morning sickness. Some occasional nausea, mild fatigue and major food aversions and smell aversions mainly. I'm still waiting for that all to subside. I'm sorry it's been hard on you. I hope you feel better soon.

 

 

Yes, I understand what you mean about all the strange feeling -when talking to the kids in a language you wouldn't understand. Spanish is widely spoken so I'm sure it's a good decision to teach them. And Spain is beautiful to visit :). I think also German is a good language to learn but it's a lot harder than Spanish/English. 

 

I wanted to ask you about homeschooling, did you subscribe with some site in order to send you textbooks etc, could tell me if there are any affordable and good options for this? I know I can google them but there are so many and you never know how good they actually are and if it's worth it. 

 

It's difficult to homeshool here because it's practically illegal, unfortunately. There are no homeschool clubs whatsoever. I remember the news about that couple from Germany who requested asylum in US because they weren't allowed to homeschool in their country. Well, they could've just moved to Belgium :). 

post #123 of 151
Anca: I will private message you. :)
post #124 of 151

Hello all!  It took me a little bit to find this group, but here I am.  Due the 22nd with my first and my partner's second-he has a 6 yr old with his first wife.  I grew up in Gainesville, Florida but do a lot of travelling for work and we are currently based out of Austin, Texas.  We work on the renaissance faire circuit.  I'm excited!

post #125 of 151

oops posted this in wrong place

post #126 of 151
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Hi Eilis, hope you have a pleasant pregnancy and an easy birth with your first. You mentioned you want your 2nd trimester to be active, are you into sports?

 

I know what you mean about the fruits and veggies. At least all Americans I've met said these products are delicious and have a different taste comparing to those in US. I don't know if this is true in general but that's what they said. 

I live in the east part of Romania, in a city called Galati -we have the Danube river nearby. But we used to live in Bucharest before our 1st baby and we are now looking to move to another city because there is not much you can do professionally here and also I can't find a good private school for my daughter because public schools as they are....are out of question unfortunately. Maybe move to some other European country if possible. 

 

Well, we'll see. Have you already thought of baby names?

 

I don't do any organized group sports, but I do love working out. I do yoga, spinning, a little bit of running and a lot of swimming. I have done a triathlon, but not in a serious way! I read that swimming is great during pregnancy so I will keep that up. I love yoga and have been doing some pregnancy yoga DVDs and youtube videos (this is a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHFE3huhOQ). I look forward to going to a prenatal yoga class in my area -- hoping to make some new friends there.

 

I want to start going to a spinning class again and I read that it's safe enough if you make sure your heart rate doesn't get too high. So I'll cautiously give that a try.

 

What about you? Any favorite sports/ways to exercise?

 

For baby names, I have started thinking of many, but my husband and I don't agree on most of them! That's OK - it's fun to brainstorm. What about you?

post #127 of 151
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Hi Eilis!  I thought I'd greet you personally since I also live in Maryland - I'm in Carroll County, in Westminster, but I love western Maryland (who doesn't?).  I have friends who are from Garrett County, but they live in Columbia and Baltimore now.  I hope your nausea and stress are coming to an end with the new year, and that you get to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!


Thank you! Great to meet you! I really liked the honesty of your first intro post. Your insightfulness about yourself will help you through the pregnancy and mama-hood! How did your midwife appointment go? Are you feeling any differently about your pregnancy as a result?

post #128 of 151
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Thank you! Great to meet you! I really liked the honesty of your first intro post. Your insightfulness about yourself will help you through the pregnancy and mama-hood! How did your midwife appointment go? Are you feeling any differently about your pregnancy as a result?


Thank you for your kind words.  :)  My appointment went well, but it felt just like another yearly exam.  Of course, I gave my medical history and other details that wouldn't have been relevant unless I were pregnant, but it was just a Pap smear and pelvic exam, and that was that.  Right now I feel about the same as I did before - I wish this hadn't happened, but I know I'll get through it.  I kind of have to, right?

post #129 of 151
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I don't do any organized group sports, but I do love working out. I do yoga, spinning, a little bit of running and a lot of swimming. I have done a triathlon, but not in a serious way! I read that swimming is great during pregnancy so I will keep that up. I love yoga and have been doing some pregnancy yoga DVDs and youtube videos (this is a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHFE3huhOQ). I look forward to going to a prenatal yoga class in my area -- hoping to make some new friends there.

 

I want to start going to a spinning class again and I read that it's safe enough if you make sure your heart rate doesn't get too high. So I'll cautiously give that a try.

 

What about you? Any favorite sports/ways to exercise?

 

For baby names, I have started thinking of many, but my husband and I don't agree on most of them! That's OK - it's fun to brainstorm. What about you?

 

Well, I love sports too but for the last 3 years I've been working around 10 hrs every day so I hardly have time for my daughter... Swimming I love but is very expensive here because there are only two pools in the city I live and one month subscription is 84 euros which is a lot! I also love tennis but I don't really see myself with a big tummy running around for the ball :) and honestly time has been very cruel with my good intentions :))

When the Black Sea will get a bit warm I can't wait to go there and have some swims in the 8th month!

 

But I plan to look for some pregnancy exercises on youtube and do some of those at least. 

 

I guess this baby name will be difficult to choose because same situation here, the names I like my husband doesn't and viceversa. Next week I'm going for my ultrasound (check the nucal translucency) and hopefully find out if it's a boy or a girl. 

 

Morning sickness began to ease on me and I'm so happy. I've got insomnia instead though :) and I'm quite bloated so I just bought two pairs of trousers last Sunday. 

post #130 of 151

Pool time in my county is also hard to come by. The hours for my pool of choice are really limited, but it is cheap ($5 per visit, no membership required). 84 euros! Wow -- that must be a fancy pool!!! Black Sea swimming in June sounds awesome. I'll be swimming in the Atlantic at the same time, so I'll send you a wave. :)
 

post #131 of 151
Hi,
My name is Ilona. I am from Hungary, Europe, and just mooving to West-chester country, Pennsylvania.
I have a three years old boy, i was a single mother with him. Now i am expecting my second one, from my dear Love he is living in the US.
I am homebirthing and unvaxing. Carrying with slings (didymos, natibaby) and one hungarian ssc. We were using clothe diapers too.
I am in love with nature, i wanted to move to the countryside at home with friends, and mostly farming, but love came into my life.
I used do dance and my Love is an actor with a nice theatre community so i can restart dance finally. I'am willing to do some gardening too. I am practising yoga on my own.
I had to stop nursing two months after getting preganant. I was to sensitive. And maybe with my skinny type this was a message from my body. But i was said couse of it.
post #132 of 151
Two times sorry
post #133 of 151
Welcome Ilona! I am in Lancaster, PA so not too far away from you.
post #134 of 151
Hi Ilona! That's my grandmother's name and actually my niece's middle name too (my background is Hungarian). Welcome and hope you have a healthy pregnancy.
post #135 of 151
Thank you!

I am so happy with you two! The hungarian connection (my grandmom and greatgrandmom also called Ilona.. it isn't a popular name today) and the PA connection too!
I am gonna read back... but i am a little bit slow couse english is not my first language...
post #136 of 151
Hi ladies! I am late joining this club, not because we just found out, but because of my history of 6 miscarriages, I have been super shy to share a whole lot as I don't know how much more loss my heart can hold. 20 weeks today, though, and all looks good so far! I am due July 31 with 26 day cycles. I am an 'older new momma' at 36, and overweight. Anyone else in the same boat??? I am a midwife in Canada and look forward to hopefully having a natural, uncomplicated pregnancy and birth with midwives.
post #137 of 151
Hi ladies! I am late joining this club, not because we just found out, but because of my history of 6 miscarriages, I have been super shy to share a whole lot as I don't know how much more loss my heart can hold. 20 weeks today, though, and all looks good so far! I am due July 31 with 26 day cycles. I am an 'older new momma' at 36, and overweight. Anyone else in the same boat??? I am a midwife in Canada and look forward to hopefully having a natural, uncomplicated pregnancy and birth with midwives.
post #138 of 151

Hello everyone!  My name is Megan and my hubby and I are both really excited about the new addition to our family due July 4rth!  I have a daughter who is 1 1/2 years.  I had her at home and am currently planning my second homebirth!   :)

post #139 of 151
Hi, finally figured how to join a group from my phone eyesroll.gif

My name is Grace and I'm due 4th July according to ultrasound. We already have a 19 month old daughter who is still nursing. Planning our first homebirth.

Home is Mildura, Australia with three cats near the centre of town.
post #140 of 151
Hello ladies! I hope you don't mind me joining in on your DDC, as I'm "technically" due on June 27th. This being my first, I wouldn't be too surprised if Baby stuck around in the womb a while longer! I am active in the June DDC, but was so inspired by some of your threads (especially all the crafty goodness in the CD thread!) that I really wanted to join you all.

As I said, this is my first little one. DP and I were not ttc, but we had been talking about having children together for almost a year when we accidentally manifested just that! We are more than excited and I feel so blessed to be on this journey with my best friend by my side.

We are planning a home birth on our small family farm outside of Seattle, WA. We raise chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, one dog, three cats, and two turtles, have a big veggie garden and this year I am planting a field (okay, really it's just a big row) of giant sunflowers! We plan to CD, babywear, home school, and most of the other natural parenting type stuff. I am so excited to have this baby in the summer so I can lay out in the sunshine with them, wear them while I garden, and hopefully have baby lambs around the same time that Baby is born (let's just hope not the same day because it's my sheeps first time too!).

Hopefully I will be a useful addition to the club!
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