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post #41 of 754
Predomal labor bites!!
I'm on day 3 of constant contractions and its soooo exhausting.
I just want to sleep.
post #42 of 754
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Originally Posted by nakagain View Post
Predomal labor bites!!
I'm on day 3 of constant contractions and its soooo exhausting.
I just want to sleep.
. Praying for a peaceful labor for you.
post #43 of 754
Praying for a peaceful labor and some rest for you Pamela!
post #44 of 754

reintro

Hi,
I'm Bekka, I've been posting since the very first LDS mom threads, and I remember Stacymom. I go away every once in a while when I spend too much time. I've been married 12 years, I have dd, almost 9, dd, 7, ds, 3 1/2, and dd, who is 1! She was my first homebirth, which was a wonderful, spiritual experience. In Jan. I was called as Primary Pres. which is a very hard calling, but very wonderful. We have a bunch of teacher callings to fill and it's been that way for a few months with multiple no's for names we submit. Sometimes it's smooth, sometimes it's rocky; right now it's rocky. April was pretty calm ...

I love to sew, I love to read, and I just finished the HP7 book yesterday because I was on vacation. We drove all the way from VA to TX to OR to WA then back all the way across so we could see all our family. I was gone a month. I don't know when we'll do it again. It was definitely an "experience", and overall very good. Quite hard, but we planned for it and enjoyed the process as much as possible. We didn't get to camp in MT (forest fires) but we saw many beautiful places. One of the prettiest places I didn't know about is Coeur D'Alene in northern Idaho. What a gorgeous area. We have no one there; I don't know when we'll actually get to have a vacation there, when I want to "do" Mt. Shasta and Snoqualmie area in Washington.

I'm "actively involved in a grassroots breastfeeding support organization", although I don't know how actively you would call it this summer. I want to do something in the area of natural childbirth when I "grow up", either a doula or a midwife, and maybe a childbirth educator in the meantime. I can't decide, however.

That's me!
post #45 of 754
Holy cow... DH works from home and takes over my computer for ONE day, and you guys are already three pages into a new thread.

I'm Emily, married to DH in the Portland, OR temple four years ago. Both lifelong members from pioneer stock... Mother to two girls and another one due in December. We recently moved from Provo (finally!!!) to Hillsboro, Oregon (where I grew up) and love being back in the Northwest.

Crunchiness - we cloth diaper, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby-wear, don't vax, won't circ, our two girls were drug free hospital births, this next will be either a birth center or a homebirth. DH and I are both rooting for the homebirth, but we've got some living arrangements to work out first.

Someone earlier mentioned large families and their DH wanting #8... I also wish DH would be up for that. He knows I'll have as many as I want (I'm currently hoping for 8), but he says I'll have to convince him one at a time... we're getting #3 here only 2 1/2 years behind #1... so it hasn't been too hard to convince him so far.

Anyway, that's me in a nutshell.

Emily
post #46 of 754
Hi Bekka! Where in VA are you??
post #47 of 754
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Originally Posted by frogleymom View Post
Holy cow... DH works from home and takes over my computer for ONE day, and you guys are already three pages into a new thread.
I'm feeling your pain (assuming you are pained over it, lol)! DH came home a week ago and has been working from home. He did not take over my computer, but he did take over my ethernet cord! We need to figure out how to network our computers, I guess. We have a wireless modem, but the 'wireless' part isn't working right now, and my computer doesn't have a wireless receiver anyway (dh would need the better connection, so he'd get the physical cord).

Also, we kept complaining to Qwest about our service going in and out, and they solved the problem, but at the same time knocked us down to a FAR slower download speed!! : Of course they only knocked $5 off the bill. So we are looking for a new provider too, assuming that the line problem wasn't within our apartment.

DH is thinking of going with a cable provider. I would hate to do that though, because then it opens us up to the temptation of getting TV channels. We have done JUST FINE without them for so long - I think it would be a huge step backward to get them.

To be completely honest, here are the only things I can remember wanting to watch and not being able to:
- coverage of September 11th (though I *did* get to watch all I ever wanted to on 9/11/2006, when CNN re-ran all their coverage from 5 years before online)
- General Conference (it *never* stays connected if we watch it online - we have to just suffer with the audio or the TERRIBLE radio reception that we get here)
- Steve Irwin's memorial services/Terri Irwin's interviews (yes, I'm pathetic because I included *that* in my list of THREE things, and I did watch all of these online later too)

DH would want to watch all manner of crap on the TV, and I'd be glued to all the science/nature/animal/history channels. Yes, I'd choose worthwhile shows, but there are things of far greater worth that I need to be doing instead! (scriptures, interacting with family, cleaning up, etc.)
post #48 of 754
Well it is possible to have cable internet and no cable. That's what we have. If you prefer that option, just do that. We have comcast cable internet and phone... I like it for the most part... I just don't like comcast due to a rude customer service person...
post #49 of 754
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I'd be glued to all the science/nature/animal/history channels. Yes, I'd choose worthwhile shows, but there are things of far greater worth that I need to be doing instead! (scriptures, interacting with family, cleaning up, etc.)
That's us, mostly when the TV is on (and it's not tuned to The Simpsons, yeah, we're big fans or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) its on either Animal Planet (Alisa) or the Discovery Channel (Me) or the Food Network (noth of us). So, even though we have maybe 30 channels, we really watch those ones.
post #50 of 754
I guess I should reintro like everyone else eh?

I'm Rachel, been a member all my life. dh is not a member, but has become more and more open to it He has come to church every week with me ever since we got married, and a couple weeks ago agreed to be baptised. I don't think he's gotten a FULL spiritual confirmation just yet, but he has shown a willingness to seek it out, so I'm very excited for him! Allie is 6 months old. We live in Louisville, KY but I was born in Seattle and lived there most my life. I'm dying to move back! dh was a military brat so he's kinda from everywhere. As for crunchiness, I breastfeed and intend to CLW, cloth diaper (and dabbling in EC, but not quite getting the hang of it), babywear (my lil girl's bum has never touched a stroller) cosleep, will NEVER in a million years circ, and do not vax. I tried as hard as I could to homebirth But I ended up with a c-section. I really want to hbac #2 but we'll see! Its something I need to pray about. But I hope heavenly father says go for it
post #51 of 754
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Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842 View Post
Well it is possible to have cable internet and no cable.
DH would really like the cable TV - he wants to watch the financial channel. And lately I've been wondering how much 'natural' stuff he does just because I want to do it, not because it's really what HE wants. He has gone along with most everything I've wanted to do - different variations of healthy eating, homebirth, not having a TV, etc. I realized that just as I expect him to give me the freedom to be myself, I need to make it 100% safe for him to be himself too, even if that means we end up with a (gasp) TV!
post #52 of 754
Alright everybody... I'm a senior member...

can I get some help for ideas for my senior title?:
post #53 of 754
When you switch from Qwest to Comcast they have a switch over deal thats REALLY REALLY good.
We just have internet through comcast and we switch from Qwest and only pay $19.99 in Utah
post #54 of 754
Pamela - We'll make sure to look into that. I got a letter from Qwest in July saying that we had been with them for a year, and I thought "yay! No more contract!" But then of course our service went up $18 or something, because we were no longer under the year-long "special" price :
post #55 of 754
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Pamela - We'll make sure to look into that. I got a letter from Qwest in July saying that we had been with them for a year, and I thought "yay! No more contract!" But then of course our service went up $18 or something, because we were no longer under the year-long "special" price :
Make sure you specifically asked because its not an advertised thing. then when they came we had to copy a bill from qwest and give it to the installer as proof.

Let me say comcast is sooooo much better!!
post #56 of 754
Wow, what a fast moving thread. I too got waylaid for a couple of days and here it is--3 pages!

Anyway, I'm Sarah. I'm 30, married for 11 years to a great guy who spoils me. We have 2 boys that keep us very busy. I converted in 1997 and we were sealed in 1998 at the Boise, Idaho temple. M was 6 weeks old then and we adopted our second. I want to have another child and I think it would be so weird if we are able to conceive to not take our child to the temple. It's become a bit of a tradition to have a small baby blessing and then a family trip to the temple!
Let's see, we're pretty crunchy--unschool, no vax, no circ, baby wear, try to do as much organic as I can afford, no chemical products, cloth diaper, no TV (but the boys watch too many dvds on the computer and ebf (M) and adoptive breastfeeding (G). And I've been food gathering and canning like mad this year. In fact we just got home from a upick peach place. 113 pounds of peaches are sitting in the back of the truck waiting for me! *Gulp*
I grew up in a small town in SW Idaho, met dh at the U of Idaho where we graduated. Dh got his masters in engineering at UW, then we moved to the Portland area. I love it here and hope we can live here forever. Although I really like Seattle too, I just can't imagine affording a house there on 1 income.
I too, have been on since the earler version of Mothering and on since the first LDS mammas thread. But you can tell by my post count that I come and go.
post #57 of 754
I have dial-up. It totally sucks. Before we moved here, we did have cable for a while, but then switched to DSL. Cable was okay to a certain point. Whenever the cable TV went out in the area (all the time it seemed like with our provider), then we couldn't be on the computer either. I can only count a few times where our DSL did not work.

We have heard through the grapevine that our area should have DSL by 2010!!! I am so excited!! Only 3 more years!!
post #58 of 754
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I have dial-up. It totally sucks. Before we moved here, we did have cable for a while, but then switched to DSL. Cable was okay to a certain point. Whenever the cable TV went out in the area (all the time it seemed like with our provider), then we couldn't be on the computer either. I can only count a few times where our DSL did not work.

We have heard through the grapevine that our area should have DSL by 2010!!! I am so excited!! Only 3 more years!!
it's pathedic but i don't know how i could live without my cable modem!
post #59 of 754
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Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842 View Post
Alright everybody... I'm a senior member...

can I get some help for ideas for my senior title?:
What is your philosophy of life? A favorite phrase from a song or a favorite song title? Somethign that makes you happy? What are you about? What do you do all day? IF you are introducing yourself, do you always include a sentence of explanation, perhaps something clever or silly? (I don't, but some people do . . .)

Just some things to help get you some ideas.

Oh, and Pamela, I hate the idea of "prodromal" labor. Prodomal my hat. It's "real". It does just as much work as "real" labor (aspecially if you expect it to). Last birth I had, I had a month of "just prodromal labor" and then wham-- was I ever surprised when I went straight from a month of prodromal labor into transition. Two hours later I was holding my sweet little pumpkin. Keep your spirits up, mama! Soon you will be holding your baby!




I am thinking of reposting my earlier post on this thread; I don't think anyone read it. That'll larn me for posting anything "deep" on the first two pages of the new thread.
post #60 of 754
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I am thinking of reposting my earlier post on this thread; I don't think anyone read it. That'll larn me for posting anything "deep" on the first two pages of the new thread.
I read the article you linked to. I'm interested in the LOA, especially learning more about how it goes along with the gospel (some of the concepts seem contrary to the gospel).
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