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post #21 of 36
1. What's your due date? May 4, but I'm pretty sure it should be a week before that based on my own informal cycle tracking. But I will not complain about being given an extra week in case baby needs to cook!
2. How old are you? 27
3. Where do you live? Outside Baltimore, MD
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Star Wars, Boiler Room, Murial's Wedding, Napoleon Dynamyte... I like an eclectic mix, but I really don't like super-violent movies.
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? I have a DD with this baby on the way. There might be one more, not sure yet! It wouldn't happen for another 2 years or so.
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? I really love Margaret George's fictional biographies. I enjoy reading Mary Higgins Clark for fluff. And I LOVE reading memoir's by humorists like David Sederis and Bill Bryson. And recently read "Comfort Me with Apples" by Ruth Reichl and I can't wait to read more by her!
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? Musical theater songs like "Everything's Alright" from JCSuperstar and I like to make up silly songs. We sang "I've Been Working on the Railroad" for DD nonstop, so I don't think we'll be singing that one again.
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? I really like Eric Carle books because they are visually stunning and so simple. And we have a lot of Priddy Books- DD still LOVES them. They're alot of fun. Goodnight Moon is a favorite as is books that include nursing like "Mama Mama", "I'm made of Mama's Milk" and "We Like to Nurse".
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I am a sales analyst for a very large company. I work from home and will be off work until Jan 2007. I feel spoiled because I get the best of both worlds- I don't have to fear missing out on anything and still nurse while being able to do work that I enjoy. My DH is the main parent during the day. I don't wish for things to be any different... this is the ideal situation for all of us!
10. What kind of music do you like? Patsy Cline, George Jones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Elton John, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Sarah McLauchlin... a little of everything!
11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Saurkraut with dumplings and kielbasa (a slovenian specialty) and my mom's Tuna Noodle Cassarole with homemade noodles.
12. What is your favorite quote? I can't think of it exactly, but it is something like, "When you have a child, you choose to have you heart walk around outside your body forever". It truly reflects the feelings I have about my DD!
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My assertiveness. I used to let people walk all over me, but since becoming a mom, I have become much stronger about standing up for what is important to me and my family and not allowing other people to compromise that. I feel so much better about myself and my choices now!
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? MSM lotion for EVERTHING!
15. What are your hobbies? Ha! Knitting, sewing, gardening, reading, jogging.
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Definately running! I could run and run and run for hours.
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? a homebirth... but alas, we cannot do that, so I wish that my labor will be slow, peaceful and I will soak in a relaxing bath until the baby is ready to come out and meet us. I will be able to successfully breathe the baby down slowly and without trauma.
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? I already have a "baby room" that is pretty nice. I think I would add a small LCD TV mounted in the corner for those late nights and maybe have a comfy day bed fro me and the baby to snuggle on.
19. What kinds of pets do you have? Two dogs: male terrier mix 8 yo named Nick and a male black lab mix 7 yo named Keyser. Two cats, Hebrew and Lily (both boys).
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? Hmmmmm... I can't really think of anything. Um, I sued the state of PA when I was in college for not allowing the newspaper I ran to run ads from bars. We won years later!
post #22 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 19

2. How old are you? 25

3. Where do you live? Seattle, WA

4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Harold & Maude, childrens movies, independant/foreign

5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? Syddo's our first! We'll see how things are when she's 3

6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? Non-fiction: PIHKAL/TIHKAL, Abortion: A Positive Decision, When Survivors Give Birth, Anything on Timber Press or relating to Child Development; Fiction: Murikami Haruki, Mishimi Yukio, Tolstoy, Sarte/DeBeuvoir, classics

7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? My husband & I play guitar & piano & sing her Kimya Dawson, Bobby Bare Jr., Bright Eyes, The Mountain Goats, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, etc. She already has musical taste par excellence

8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Sandra Boyton, National Geographic, anything chewable

9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I was an early childhood education specialist, now staying at home to live my dream of SAH to raise Sydney & garden till my fingers sprout.

10. What kind of music do you like? Anti-folk: The Mountain Goats, Moldy Peaches, Kimya Dawson, Jens Lekman; Dancehall: Sugar Minnott; Alt Country; Classic Rock; Ambient; Dub; Folk; Hip Hop: The Roots, Talib Kweli, Zion I, Deltron, Greyskul

11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant): Fried green tomatos, fried okra, chicken fried tofu, mashed potatos, cornbread & GRAVY!

12. What is your favorite quote? "Look little You in the eye, Each time you encounter a child" ~Kimya Dawson

13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My strength & resiliance.

14. What is your favorite beauty secret? Grapeseed oil

15. What are your hobbies? Traveling, gardening, backcountry hiking, playing with kitties, listening to music, making music, building things, painting things, hanging out, smiling at strangers, being excellent

16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Hiking, swimming & yoga

17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Sydney born at home into her daddys arms.

18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? I think our nursery's nice the way it is

19. What kinds of pets do you have? A superdobie, Jordan, and 3 heathen kitties

20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I'd rather be scrambling up a cliff in the East Cascades in search of the infamous Bald Lake
post #23 of 36
I'm still reading through everyone's replies, but I had to really laugh about not being able to handle Steel Magnolias. A couple of months ago, of all things, Grease came on~and I cried like a baby at the end! ROFLOL! At GREASE! AH well.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

ETA~Newbie Mary, I LOVE that quote, too!

Nighten, I also can't handle CSI and such right now... Kinda glad to know it's not just me!

Forgot to share that this is blessing #4!
post #24 of 36

omg, thank you! I was totally thinking we should do this!!!

1. What's your due date? April 4.

2. How old are you? 31

3. Where do you live? "Eastside" of Seattle, WA ... but not for too much longer!!! long story, but soon we will be moving back to SUNNY AZ to be with family and have more of a real life.

4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Sigh... anything with Pierce Brosnan . (DO NOT get me started on the "new Bond"-- i will CRY. My best friend saw him at her hotel in Vancouver this weekend, and I am DYING with JEALOUSY. We are also huge Star Wars fans!

5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This is our first! We both would like two-- another reason for the move to a more reasonable place.

6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? Oh, wow. Obsessive reader here.... I've been re-re-re-reading (DH says it's good for our budget, but really, I just like them so much!) my faves-- Bill Bryson, Peter Mayle... I also love what I call "trashy chic lit beach reads" -- Wendy Holden, esp... but anything that involves girl friends, lots of martinis, and preferably a tropical setting, though they are often in London or NYC which is ok too. Escapist, in otherwords, since Bryson and Mayle are both "travel" related.... In my former (academic) life, I adored Robertson Davies, Ayn Rand, and other dark and depressing academic satyre type books... oh, I'm totally blanking their names-- oh, right. AS Byatt. and her sister.... Penelope or something.

7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? I have two CDs Ive made for labor-- one is classical guitar type and one is mellow Brazilain Samaba-- think Girl from Iponema, only softer.... Mainly I sing Paul Simon songs....

8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Goodnight Moon! I adore the Sandra Boynton ones-- HIPPOS GO BEZERK and others. Tooo fun.

9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? Post my dalliance with Academia (I started my PhD in --ready?-- "Modern British Intellectual History"... then ran screaming. Ended up doing marketing for a local self-producing musical theatre company, where I've been for five years. After the baby comes, since we're moving, I'll probably look for some online kind of something, then maybe go do alumni relations for my old school or something.....

10. What kind of music do you like? Paul Simon ("Take this child, Lord, from Tucson, Arizona...."), Gypsy Kings, Brazilian Jazz/Samba... Getz/Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto...and, of course, my husband's compositions! (He's an organist.)

11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Oh, goodness. "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou." Rose', pinot (grigio), Shiraz/Syrah.... bree, fresh moz, any soft cheese, really.... a good loaf of french bread. We mainly eat Italian (DH is part Italian)... though I've had a major aversion since I've been preggers... that's been HARD with a capital HA.

12. What is your favorite quote? Oh, dear! I used to be the queen of quotes! Let's see..... "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."-Cicero..... "If I have weaknesses, don't let them blind me now.."-Paul Simon.... I know there is a great one that I am not thinking of right now..... <DH's suggestion: "Bite me." Since I say it alllll the time. >

13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? When I'm not pregnant-- my enthusiasm! It's totally my signature. I've been too tired to be at my usual level.

14. What is your favorite beauty secret? Sunshine!


15. What are your hobbies? Cooking, gardening, planning parties.

16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Yoga and walking! Neither of which I can do now. :

17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Fun and relaxing early labor at home, drive to birth center, stopping to get some fresh cut orchids, arrive birth center, get in tub, have my Samba on, Mom makes it in time, family there, chatting, having fun, lots of laughter, Baby comes easily, nurses like a pro right away... we break out the champagne and cake!

18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? I think ours is great! I'll get to give it a second go when we move, but I love itt now! Photos here.

19. What kinds of pets do you have? Moose! A shi tsu. Pics HERE.

20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you?
That I've gained OVER FIFTY POUNDS. I swear, no one would guess, because it's ALL in my BELLY. Freaky.
post #25 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 14 (but have a feeling baby will come a bit earlier this time)
2. How old are you? 31 (will be 32 end of April)
3. Where do you live? Stuttgart, Germany
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Anything with Ewan McGregor, 16 Candles, Dead Poets Society, Jerry McGuire, Muriel's Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This child will be #2. Dh and I are aiming for 4-5 children total
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? In my past life (when I actually had time and energy to read) I enjoyed reading anything and everything - especially non-fiction or historical mysteries
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? Dd's favourite lullaby these days is 'Wheels on the Bus', but I like Twinkle, Twinkle (all three verses)
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Dd loves Eric Carle books, Goodnight Gorilla, Curious George (because they're a bit longer), Caillou and a few French series (dh is French) like Martine
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I am a SAHM, but worked as a European logistics coordinator and production planner before.
10. What kind of music do you like? Almost everything: favourites are Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Simon and Garfunkel, anything 80s
11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) I love Vietnamese, Japanese, Persian and Arabic cuisines
12. What is your favorite quote? Uuuhh...can't think of any now
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? I'm not afraid to take chances or do things 'outside the norm'
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? a good sugar-free diet
15. What are your hobbies? cooking, foreign languages, needlework (cross-stitch, crochet, knitting), writing letters
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Yoga, hiking, swimming
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? A home waterbirth. Since that's not going to happen, a day birth since I'll worry less about dd with quick dialation and pushing for 1 hour (so that I can put to use all that I learned in my birth prep class this time around) and no difficulties with getting breastfeeding started
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? We co-sleep
19. What kinds of pets do you have? We live in an apartment
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I had a lead foot (drove fast, got a lot of speeding tickets) when I was younger.
post #26 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 30.

2. How old are you? 33

3. Where do you live? Brooklyn, NY. I'm sorry I put this on my profile when I first joined so I can't share my name (my first name is unusual). I don't mean to be unfriendly.

4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? I finally have one - Matrix! (Although I also gotta agree with Mary about Gene Kelly)

5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This will be our first, and we'd like two.

6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? I have an old loyalty to Heinlein, but William Gibson and Stephenson are also tops.

7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? Hebrew lullabies like Erev Ba, Al Kol Eleh, and Eli Eli

8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? I can only speak to what my own favorites were - Blueberries for Sal, Harold & His Purple Crayon, In the Night Kitchen, The Big Snow (is that the right title?)

9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I do data analysis at a children's research and advocacy organization. I like it a lot. After Babycakes arrives I may be a SAHM for a while, or not. I'd like my next job to be similar work at a think tank or the city comptroller's office. I have fantasies about doing space exploration at NASA.

10. What kind of music do you like? The Dead and that sort of thing, various rock & other eclectic, Broadway showtunes, and that newfangled mellow psychedelic stuff like Zero Seven and Air.

11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Whatever's good at the farmer's market in August. Nothing beats food that has no frequent flyer miles!

12. What is your favorite quote? I'll be silly: 1) "I am Lisa Simpson," which is not really a good quote because it's all about the context; 2) There is no spoon, and 3) if I can't dance, it's not my revolution (Emma Goldman)

13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My integrity - in general I do what I've decided to do.

14. What is your favorite beauty secret? Redken Ringlet 07 Curl Protector. And it's really a secret because people never suspect I use expensive products on my hair because I wear no makeup.

15. What are your hobbies? exercising, cooking (these count in NYC!)

16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Kayaking, hiking, swimming, inline skating. The other 50 weeks of the year I do the elliptical machine and functional strength training.

17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Labor like my mom - nothing worse than strong period cramps and go pretty fast. Also baby in perfect position, no tears, birth orgasm, walk to the recovery room and then walk home.

18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? I'd defy the laws of physics to add another room to our apt so Babycakes doesn't have to share it with dh's office, and then I'd make it a playroom with lots of toy storage. Also expand our bedroom so we'd have the space to sidecar a crib.

19. What kinds of pets do you have? None.

20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? That I work out regularly - people often don't believe me when I tell them bc I'm voluptuous.
post #27 of 36
Moosemommy -- your post took me back a few years -- we lived on the Eastside (Woodinville) for 6 years until we JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!! That weather will kill you if you didn't grow up there, I think!! We're so happy living on the east coast now, hellish humid summers and all -- it's better than 9 mos. of rain!!!

I just remember that feeling and that need to get out of there!!!!!!
post #28 of 36
OMG, you have no idea.... we've been here 7 years.... and it's only partly the rain... it's party the PEOPLE. DH's commute has gone from 20 min to 40 in the past two years... and property values are STUPID. They say we're the next San Fran, it's that bad.

I'm so glad to be getting out!!!!
post #29 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 17th having a c/s on 4/5
2. How old are you?24
3. Where do you live? Ohio
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? I like Gone with the Wind and any horror movie
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? I have 2 and am baking baby number 3
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? Stephan King and trashy romance novels
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? A song my DH sang and made up for me when we were dating
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? I Love You Stinky Face for older kids and Goodnight Moon for babies
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did?I am a SAHM but dream of being a vet tech
10. What kind of music do you like?Country
11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Chocolate is my main food group and I love Italian food
12. What is your favorite quote? I'll think about it tomorrow
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My family, thats the best part of me
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? The shower, when the kids let me!
15. What are your hobbies? I like to read and cuddle in my bed w/ dh
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Walking
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Healthy baby boy
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? I would make it all Curious George, hes so cute
19. What kinds of pets do you have?4 dogs. Peanut, Snuffy, Bucky and Piper
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I really don't know, I am an open book...
post #30 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 14
2. How old are you? 39
3. Where do you live? western Massachusetts
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Brazil
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This is our second child and this is it!!
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? Michael Chabon and Terry Tempest Williams
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? Neil Young and Wilco
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Eric Carle, especially Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? nonprofit executive director
10. What kind of music do you like? Neil Young, John Hartford, I like everything!
11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Tofu tofu tofu
12. What is your favorite quote? "If you follow every dream, you might get lost" that's from Neil Young, and DS goes around singing it all the time so it's my special favorite!
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? I'm able to make decisions
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? ??
15. What are your hobbies? Quilting, but who has time? This baby doesn't even have a baby quilt yet
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Walking & biking, & I'll be doing a million situps after the baby comes
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? I'm planning for a VBAC
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? Everyone sleeps in the family bed, but DS's room is a fun, fun playroom that now houses a new baby bureau and it's bright, sunny & awesome!
19. What kinds of pets do you have? none, unbelievably... we were 3-cat family and in DS's first year they all passed unexpectedly
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I like comic books

Marian
post #31 of 36
1. What's your due date? May 2nd (Was April 24th but they changed it after the u/s...)

2. How old are you? 31

3. Where do you live? Arizona in a 'burb' of Phoenix

4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Steel Magnolias, Ever After, A Few Good Men and 50 First Dates are my FAVS, but I like comedy and romantic comedy mostly...

5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This baby is #2. We WANTED to have 3 or 4... But after it took us 3 years to get preggy with DD and over 2 years for this one... And due to the fact that I get SO VERY SICK while pregnant, this just may be it!

6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? OH MY! I am such a HUGE reader! I dunno if I can answer this one! Ha ha My favorite book is Gone with the Wind. But as for authors or other books, I read just about anything but trashy romance and sci/fi! LOL

7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but my DD doesn't seem to mind! She asks me all the time to sing to her! LOL I made up a lullaby just for her and I plan on doing the same for this baby. Other than that, my favorite songs to sing to DD are the Cinderella song (A Dream Is A Wish - Will change if this is a BOY! ), You Are My Sunshine, Baby Mine (from Dumbo) and Brahm's Lullaby.

8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Dr. Seuss, Max Lucado's books, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Berestein (sp?) Bears, Arthur, and DD's favorites - CURIOUS GEORGE!

9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I have always wanted to be and AM a SAHM and I LOVE it! Wouldn't change it FOR THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

10. What kind of music do you like? Don't like rap REALLY heavy metal. Otherwise, I pretty much listen to anything. It really depends on my mood. (I am currently listening to Celine Dion's 'Miracle" - which if you haven't heard this song GO LISTEN TO IT SOMEWHERE!! Although watch out! Being hormonal... )

11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Pretty much anything Italian, orange chicken from Panda Express, and salads with a GOOD Italian dressing! (Non of these have changed in pregnancy, either! )

12. What is your favorite quote? Oh this is a tough one for me! There are SO many that I love! I guess my top two are "Dancing is like dreaming with your feet" and "The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your kneees and the floor"

13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My 'craftiness' - meaning the craft projects I do! Not that I am 'evil' or anything! :

14. What is your favorite beauty secret? Rubbing lemons on your face before you go to bed at night can help get rid of acne!! (And I have heard that it can help tighten the skin, but I don't know about that one! LOL)

15. What are your hobbies? Reading, scrapbooking, cross-stitch and embroidery, going to the zoo with my DD (We are animal lovers!!!!), and just about any craft project!

16. What is your favorite form of exercise? I really HATE to exercise! But I guess walking is about it... Although I can't do it now without MAJOR pain within an hour and up to the next couple of days after!!

17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Labor at home for as long as I can, then off to teh hospital for a quick easy delivery with no tearing and a short time of pushing! (Oh! And to have my DH there and not across town in class! LOL)

18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? Hmmm. Not sure! Since we do't know what we are having, I think it would change a lot... If it's a boy, a sports theme for sure since we are HUGE sports people. If it's a girl, then something with butterflies and soft pastels. (Also, we live with my in-laws, so we can't really DO a nursery! No room, first of all - babe just has a 'corner' of our room, second of all, in-laws won't let us paint! And I can't tell you how sick of PLAIN WHITE WALLS I am! )

19. What kinds of pets do you have? A Golden Retriever, Teddy, a Betta, Maui, and a 20 year old cat, Shadow. (And I guess kind of a second Golden, Buddy. He's my FIL's dog but since we live here... )

20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? Good grief! I have NO idea! Probably that I am 31. Most people think I am a lot younger...
post #32 of 36
OH YES! I love Ever After. Is A Few Good Men the one with Cuba? LOVED that one and him, too! (((((HUGS))))) sandi
post #33 of 36
1. What's your due date? April 16th, but since my DD was 5 wks early, I can't imagine going that long!

2. How old are you? 30. Still getting used to not being in my 20's.

3. Where do you live? Just outside Portland, OR

4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Anything that makes me cry, happy or sad, or think about life. I like independent and foreign films.

5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? I'm preggo with girl #2 and then we are done.

6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? I go in spurts where I read a ton, or else I read nothing. I guess my book tastes are similar to my movie tastes. I'm not into chic lit or fluffy stuff, but I will read it now and then. I like stuff with a little fantasy in a realistic way. Murikami is good. I also always adore good craft books with knitting/sewing ideas. Japanese craft books are amazing. I also love how-to books for building stuff, remodeling, landscaping, anything like that.

7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? Stuff we make up, or whatever music I'm into at the moment. I like to sing Elliott Smith, Built to Spill, Simon and Garfunkle, or you are my sunshine

8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? I Love You Stinkyface, Wocket in my Pocket, Sandra Boynton books, Harold and the Purple Crayon, we always get new stuff from the library too.

9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I'm a SAHM now and wouldn't trade it. I would like to start working from home selling kids clothes, purses, and other stuff I sew. Everytime I give somebody a gift I've made, they say I should sell stuff, and I do want to when I have time. Pre-baby days, I was a behavioral therapist for kids with autism and before that a preschool teacher/family advocate with head start, and a street outreach worker for homeless youth.

10. What kind of music do you like? I like funky folk music, indie rock, lots of stuff. I don't like rap very much or country, or top 40 unless it's from the 80's.

11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) Pregnant: soup, salad, fruit and dessert. Non pregnant: the same plus Thai, any good asian food, sushi, rich creamy fatty stuff, cheesecake, lemon anything.

12. What is your favorite quote? Hmmm...I don't know. "creating is the greatest proof of being alive" from a fortune cookie and Discontent is the first step of progress in a man or nation. Something like that.

13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My creative skills, and my integrity.

14. What is your favorite beauty secret? Pregnancy actually! I usually am very acne prone unless I take 5 zillion different vitamin supplements, but the last trimester of pregnancy, and the whole first year of nursing seem to cure my skin Oh, and a good concealer is very necessary to cover my dark circles that won't go away even if I sleep for two days.

15. What are your hobbies? Sewing, knitting, making jewelry, anything related to fiber arts. I'm trying to scrapbook, but I really don't get that high from it. I used to have a darkroom and was super into photography, but now I just pretty much take digital photos of my daughter.

16. What is your favorite form of exercise? Swimming and biking. I haven't really done either very much since becoming a mom.

17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? Ideally? I'd wake up with a little bit of cramping, go to the bathroom to pee, and the baby would slide right out with no tearing. But realistically, I'd like to have a fairly short labor, no complications, no tearing/episiotomy, and not too much pushing needed, or at least nobody screaming at me to pushpushpush. With my last labor, I pretty much had my ideal birth...no drugs, no problems, except I had an episiotomy and people yelling at me to push like crazy right at the end.

18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? We have the crib sidecarred, and I think nurseries are kind of a waste, so I would like to add on to our house and have a bigger bedroom for the girls to share once the baby is older, and have a seperate sewing room so I don't have to share DH's office.

19. What kinds of pets do you have? 2 cats. One big fat shiny black beautiful social girl named Luna, and one squirrely owl faced little fluffy tabby named Placebo.

20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I like to put stuff together. Most people think I'm younger than I am, and most people don't think I look like I could have this baby anyday.
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18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? Hmmm. Not sure! Since we do't know what we are having, I think it would change a lot... If it's a boy, a sports theme for sure since we are HUGE sports people. If it's a girl, then something with butterflies and soft pastels. (Also, we live with my in-laws, so we can't really DO a nursery! No room, first of all - babe just has a 'corner' of our room, second of all, in-laws won't let us paint! And I can't tell you how sick of PLAIN WHITE WALLS I am! )
I loathe plain white walls, and have had to live with them all of my life... Honestly, the very first thing that I will want to buy when I finally get a house is *paint*.
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1. What's your due date? April 11
2. How old are you? 28
3. Where do you live? (whatever you are comfortable sharing) New Brunswick, Canada
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Hmmm..I love a really good comedy!
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This will be my 3rd child
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? I read all the time, I will read just about anything. I would have to say my favorite books are the classics but I also enjoy just about anything else
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? I usually sing Amazing Grace to my babies, as well as You Are My Sunshine!
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Dr. Seuss are big on my list
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I work from home for the local newspaper. I wish I didn't have to "work" at all and just take care of the kids and the house...but for a job I want to be a doula!
10. What kind of music do you like? Just about anything. I enjoy listening to jazz when I'm home by myself...but we all know how much that happens with kids! LOL
11. What is your favorite food? (pregnant and non-pregnant) I LOVE pears!! And ice cream...and strawberries.
12. What is your favorite quote? To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? My patience...although it's running pretty thin these days!
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? I love using egg whites as a face mask...actually I think I'll do that tonight!
15. What are your hobbies? Reading, sewing, hmmm...that's about it!
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? I love to walk.
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? I would start my labour at home and labour at home until I "felt" I really couldn't wait any longer (not saying any hours because I have no idea!) then get to the hospital and deliver within 1 hour of getting there
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? Hmm...I would want white walls with soft lighting and a crib, change table and very comfy Lazyboy rocking chair. Oh and I guess a dresser. But no "theme" really just nice a cosy. We don't get to do a nursery this time, the baby is going to share with DS but not for awhile we co-sleep for awhile...well with ds it was almost 4 years! LOL But he did have his own bed/bedroom he just didn't use it much
19. What kinds of pets do you have? Just some fish I like them, they are easy to take care of and nobody's allergic to them!!
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? Hmmm...tough question. I guess it surprises people to find out I have a tatoo and a belly button ring. I guess most of the time I look pretty "proper" if that's the right word! LOL AND I got them after I was married with my first child only about 18 months old.
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20 questions

1. What's your due date? April 21st...but will prob go earlier
2. How old are you? 33
3. Where do you live? East Tennessee
4. What is/are your favorite movie(s)? Disney, Harry Potter
5. How many children do you have/do you want to have? This is #3... I really only wanted one..lol...DH wants 4
6. What is/are your favorite book(s) or author(s)? Harry Potter series, Wrinkle in Time series, Naria series...
7. What are your favorite lullabies/ what will you sing to your baby? we sing all sorts...
8. What are your favorite books for babies/children? Sandra Boynton, Dr. Suess, touch and feel, sign language
9. What do you do for a living/what do you wish you did? I'm a SAHM but I do Early Invtervention once a week. I have also taken on Conference Planning for a professional orginazation I work with. A friend and I also have started a twice a year childrens consignment sale!
10. What kind of music do you like? soft rock..Sting, Edie Brickell....
11. What is your favorite food? hmm...mexican....krystals (southern white house), a good steak
12. What is your favorite quote? A good friend will come bail you out of jail. A great friend is sitting next to you saying 'that was fun!'
13. What is your favorite thing about yourself? my brown eyes
14. What is your favorite beauty secret? I have found the wonder of shea butter! I have horrid skin and it is wonderful!
15. What are your hobbies? cross stitch, read some (used to more)
16. What is your favorite form of exercise? exercise? what is that?
17. What is your ideal birth story for this baby? getting to the birth center in time (lol) and it going well with fairly short labor. trying homeopathy this delivery so I am excited to see how it goes.
18. If you were designing your dream nursery right now, what would you do? oooo....our boys slept with us and now are in our room in toddler beds, but it I was to do my 'ideal' nursery..for a boy: sailboat beds and sailboat themes OR cars with tool chests as their dressers. For a girl: frog princess with soft lime green and purple walls....*sigh*
19. What kinds of pets do you have? 2 cats..oh yeah and 2 little boys and DH..lol
20. What is one random fact about you that no one could guess by looking at you? I am a horribly loyal friend.
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