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post #21 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in a suburb in Connecticut. The best thing about it was I felt pretty safe there.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I like lots of stuff! Indie, punk, blues, etc.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
My family.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't sing in the shower. I don't like showers...I try to get in and out as fast as possible.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
3 dogs, all adopted mixes. Bay and Banjo are the males, and Isis is our girl.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Not worrying about money!!!

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
I'll think about this and come back if I can come up with an answer.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Just knowing there is a baby growing in there does it for me.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Gas, bloating, occasional insomnia, weird cravings

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
I *think* so...I'm not positive, but am pretty sure I've been feeling him/her this past week.
post #22 of 35
Not in your due date club (saw this thread under "new posts") but just have to say two things!

One, SOOOO great to see Adina in a due date club!!!! I feel like I've been following your saga for ages and it just makes me smile to see your name here!

Two, whenever I see these "getting to know you" type things, I always get on my soap box and ask people to print their answers and start a binder. Something about YOU for your kids to read someday. My parents died when I was in junior high. I would cut off my hand to know what my mom's favorite thing about pregnancy was, or memories of her hometown, or anything from/about her. I know the basics - siblings, religion, etc. - but not the little things that would mean a lot to me to know. She made me a baby book; I know when I got my first tooth and when I rolled over. I want more about HER.

I started doing this in early 2003 and have a 3 ring binder FULL of these. My favorite class in school and why. Best thing about each of the loves of my life. Favorite type of ice cream. Favorite movie, book, song, etc. I put in our Xmas letters each year. Sometimes I print off interesting emails to or from us, if they describe something I think the kids would like to know someday. Sometimes just a day in the life glimpse.

Just an idea....
post #23 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised pretty much all over the place, but from 11 on it was mostly in Mesa, Arizona (with a few moves away and back between)... Oh gosh... Probably the mild weather in the winter but where snow is just a few hours drive away and I can let someone else shovel the snow!! LOL

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Oh I like anything but rap! I have a whole variety in my 10 disk CD changer from country, to kids music, to jazz, to Mozart and about everything in between! LOL

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Trying to become the best mom I can be!!

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't! I am usually trying to get in and out as fast as I can! LOL

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
2 Golden Retrievers, Teddy Bear and Buddy, who are 7, a 'mutt' cat, Shadow, who is 19 (almost 20!!), and a Betta fish, Maui (who knows how old a fish is, but we have had him for a year! LOL)

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
What I am doing - being a SAHM but traveling more and being able to buy more craft supplies! LOL

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Oh gosh! Do NOT make me choose one of these! I agree with Phoebe! PLEASE take my toes or my hair! I can always buy a wig! LOL

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling my baby move!

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
BEING SICK!!! (And I gotta say the needles, too! LOL)

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yep! In fact, the little on is be-boppin' right now all over the place! LOL I SWEAR this kid thinks my insides are a pinball game and he/she is the ball!!
post #24 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirsten
Two, whenever I see these "getting to know you" type things, I always get on my soap box and ask people to print their answers and start a binder. Something about YOU for your kids to read someday.

Aw! This gave me tears! I am going to do this for my kids!! Thank you so much!!!!

Kerri
post #25 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by KerriAZ
Oh gosh! Do NOT make me choose one of these! I agree with Phoebe! PLEASE take my toes or my hair! I can always buy a wig! LOL
That was me.
post #26 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
-Oklahoma. I liked all the shopping areas we had.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
-I like a lot, but Jeremy Camp & Rob Thomas are two of my favorites.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
-Scrapbooking

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
-Anything that's on the radio.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
-Just a dog back home with my parents (couldn't take him to college with me and after that they wanted to keep him), his name is Howie.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
-Nothing. I'd spend all my time just hanging out with my family.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
-Taste maybe? It would suck, but the others seem more important to me.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
-Not really sure. I just love the fact that we are.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
-The pregnancy headaches I'm getting.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
-Not yet. I think I may have felt him/her twice, but I can't be sure.
post #27 of 35
I guess I'll chime in here...

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I was raised in San Jose, CA. I love the wonderful ethnic foods (especially Asian & Mexican) available everywhere, and the weather (oops, that's two!)

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

80s, New Age Celtic (Enya, Loreena Mckennitt), 'Boys groups' like Dire Straits, Queen, Genesis... and classical brass music

3. what is one of your life's passions?

At the moment it's being the best mommy I can be to my 2,5 yo dd. I am also very concerned about the environment and consumer food safety

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

80s love ballads (Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler...) because they sound so good with the water running

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

I have one black Heinz 57 (completely mixed breed) cat named Pouncer who has lived with my parents for the past 11 years.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Travel, eat out in many ethnic restaurants, meet people from all over the world, read historical crime novels

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I am undecided. I want/need all my senses...

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Being able to eat and eat and eat - and my doctor telling me 'Bravo' that I've gained weight!
Also the anticipation of how the baby will be, what he/she will look like, personality, etc.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

The pitstops every 5 minutes

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

I think so...
post #28 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it? Florida

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc? Keb Mo, Iron and Wine and Joss Stone.

3. what is one of your life's passions? Photography..it keeps me sane.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower? Who has time to sing in the shower? My showers usually consist of 3 little ones 6 and under running around while I shower. So I don't sing but yell, "What is going on out there?" every few minutes just to get an update.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds? Leela Mae (American Bulldog/Rott. and Lab mix) Chester (Shepard mix) and Pickles the cat.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing? Convert an old barn, have a photo studio, travel and work for either Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross with my hubby.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why? Smell maybe.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Feeling the baby move.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant? Vericous veins, leg cramps and sleeping on my side.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet Right now.
post #29 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

In Tennessee. The smell of autumn, because that meant the heat of summer was finally over *laughs*

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

World music (love Ayub Ogada), reggae, jam-oriented but not harsh alternative (like Phish), etc. Also like classical. Not a fan of country, pop, rap, metal or whiny girl bands. *laughs* I'm an old fart -- I like calming music.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Politics

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

Lately it's been Elvis and Christmas songs.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

Two dogs: minipoodle (we don't shave her) named Thistle, fat beagle named Stella Blue, three cats named Bitchy, Ollie and Bacchus.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Writing.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I hate these kinds of questions. Sorry I'd ask if you could GAIN a sixth sense what would it be and why

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

A fierce pride -- very primal and lioness-ish. Plus my crazy little watermelon belly. It's precious

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Feeling like crap most of the time.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yes -- she pokes me often, especially in the car My hubby got to feel her the other night too which was nice

(To the pp who suggested about writing all this down and keeping it: I have a journal where I'm religiously keeping track of everything just in case But an excellent suggestion, for sure! )
post #30 of 35
Leslie:

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

South of Buffalo, NY. The main place was near Springville where we had a lot of forest behind the house. I think that was the best part. I took regular walks there for my entire growing up (first it was a weekend home for my grandparents and then we moved in later). I really developed a connection and love of nature that has enriched my entire life.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

Well, I'm really a mixture. I listen to devotional bhajans, grateful dead, I like Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, classical, Christmas music, various kid's music, Afro-latin, Joanne Shenandoah, etc. I don't really like rap, country, radio, I don't hear any new top 40 or anything like that.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

spiritual evolution

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

Hmm, well I can't remember singing in there lately, but some of my favorites is the Rose and Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?


Yep, we might be the record here. We have 7 cats (one had 5 kittens), 1 dog named Parvati, Suka- a Blue and Gold Macaw, Guinea Girl- a free range guinea hen, Pan and Bharat- angora goats, and Mata, Padma, Nalakuvera and Manigriva (Nala and Mani)- Leicester Longwool sheep, an underwater snail and currently 3 fish.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Walking my spiritual path and continuing my creative persuits (which includes children). That is what I do anyways thanks to a good husband. I would see more of him if money wasn't an issue, though :~)

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Strange question. Maybe I'll just sound crazy and say all of them and become fully absorbed in the inner spiritual reality.


8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

The sacred privledge to be the vessel and vehicle for another soul to enter this reality in a physical body.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Having to get up to pee in the middle of the night, various pains.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yes! Right now actually! Last night I started feeling lots of movement though I have felt some things earlier, too but not so much or so strong.
post #31 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

Northern California - I love the beautiful land and the nice people.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Jazz. I love Ella Fitzgerald.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
My daughter, knitting, science.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
Whatever happens to be in my head - usually kid songs unfortunately.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
Two cats, George and Chopin

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Teaching project-based learning in a one-room schoolhouse with various age kids. We would have plush carpet, warm cocoa in the mornings and two hour lunches.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Smell, but that is because I really don't have a sense of smell anyway. I practically live without it anyway.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Maternity clothes - I really like them and I like showing off my belly.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Morning sickness and fatigue and heartburn.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes, usually in the evenings.
post #32 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I grew up in New Brunswick Canada. I still live in the same city, have never moved. The best part about living where I live is we get all four seasons and they are totally different from one another. In summer it can get extremely hot, in fall we get the changing of the leaves, winter we get cold and alot of snow and spring we get showers and flowers

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I love most music. Right now I'm totally into Christmas music!! Can't get enough of that, I love Christmas

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Reading. I think it is such an important thing and I upsets me that there are actually people out there that can't read. I used to tutor adults to teach them to read (I'll get back into that after my children are grown) and I taught my dd to read when she was 4 just before school because I was terrified she would not "get it" when she was there

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
Hmm...not much

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
We have fish, I can't even tell you their names the kids named them! We used to have two cats but my ds has asthma so we gave them away 2 years ago.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Raising my kids, reading, relaxing and spending time with hubby

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Tough question. I guess smell.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling the baby move

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Being tired.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes!! I love it
post #33 of 35
1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Raised in Lubbock, Tx and loved it because most of my family lived there.
2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Pretty much anything
3. what is one of your life's passions?
To become a Labor and Delivery Nurse
4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
whatever song is stuck in my head
5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
no
6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
taking care of all my family
7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
taste because i would still be able to touch see and smell my beautiful girls
8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
feeling the baby move
9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
the weight
10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
sadly no
post #34 of 35
Oh, a questionaire! How did I miss this thread before? Here ya go:

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Bay Area, CA. I love the diversity of the people, access to diff. cultures, theatre, and the weather is pretty awesome too.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Well, as a child of the 80's I think I'll forever be stuck there musically. Duran Duran has been and will always be my favorite band. I still plan to marry Nick Rhodes when I grow up. Other than that, I really love Frente! although they don't exist anymore, and tend to like folky-girl-fronted bands and things that are very singable-to.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Childbirth hands down.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I pretty much never sing in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
Yep, 2 cats - Nigel & Atlanta Bean (10 points if you can tell me the Duran Duran connection there)

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Hmm, I'm sure I'd be doing something to try to change the birth culture in America. I'm also interested in animal rights so something there as well. However, on the more selfish side I'd really like to travel a lot and see the world.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Taste maybe? Perhaps then I'd be better about eating my veggies.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
How amazing my body is - not feeling bad about my size.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Fatigue/morning sickness

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Oh yeah!
post #35 of 35
I'm not sure how I missed this either!! I love things like this when I can read what others wrote!

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Victoria, BC. Being close to the ocean almost anywhere I was.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Really eclectic. Rock to some country to Gregorian chants to indie, etc.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Education of children (and adults)

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
Anything from Sinatra to Christmas Carols, to the odd world tune

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
no, would love to have a dog one day

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
teaching and traveling and teaching and writing and traveling and teaching and writing

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
smell, because my brain is so geared to sight and sound, and i love hugs

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
hope, being adored by my spouse.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Morning sickness (still! at 21 weeks!!!) and the fear of losing another child like last time

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes, have for a long time (since week 10 or 12) but not regularly yet.
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