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12/31 Spotlight - Baker ALM

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Welcome to our first spotlight mama, Baker ALM! So ask your questions.... I'll be back in a bit to ask some but I have to get Hen down for a nap!
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morning galls! Just wanted to let everyone know that I am super excited. I will be at Ikea most of the day today(its a 3hrs drive roundtrip) and will check in to answer Questions as soon as I return.
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How long did you TTC for this babe?
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Ooo, I love Ikea. What are you getting there?

Amy, you can edit a title by going to edit and going to advanced.
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1. Favorite color to wear. Reason?

2. The one thing you consider most unique about yourself (as compared to your closest 10 friends).

3. How do you feel about having a big bump? (As in sexy, fat, cool, in-the-way, worthy of praise .)
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Now that you're pregnant, what is your biggest concern in regards to lifestyle changes?

Do you have any other children? If so, have you told me about the new addition?

What are your hobbies?
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Do you have plans for tonight?
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Do you have a gender feeling with this baby?

What's the first thing you plan to tell baby when you meet them?
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Are you going to find out the gender of the baby before the birth?

Do you have any names picked out that you'd like to share?

What is your strongest food craving right now?
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How old will you be when this baby is 18?
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How many children do you plan on having?
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Your dd is 10 days older than mine! How do you think she will react to having a new baby in the house?
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Aside from being a wonderful mama to your kidlets, what're your areas of interest?
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Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

Do you work outside the home?
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
How long did you TTC for this babe?
Well I was still BFing (sort of, actually EPumping) so AF did not return until 16mths pp. I started charting after my first AF, well not really all that well since I was still learning. I don't think I actually Oed until 2 cycles later, about 19mths PP since my cycles were about 36days long. I missed the next Egg and caught the one after, but MCed after a horrible cold at only 5wks. THEN caught this babe the very next Egg. I could not have done that without charting, it really helped find my next O after the MC.

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Originally Posted by BlissfullyLoving View Post
Ooo, I love Ikea. What are you getting there?
Today was AWESOME!! We spent WAY too much especially on furniture for Lola's playroom. We just moved and she now has her very own playroom but it is totally disorganized. We splurged on a little table/chairs, shelving with tons of bins that fit in like draws ( we have over 18bins, I am totally loving it!), an easel, small stools, pop up tent and a few more fun items for our kitchen and office. A bit more than we anticipated, but we did have house warming gift $$ and grandma offered to pay for a bit so it was not all that bad. Tomorrow should be fun setting it all up!

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Originally Posted by PrayinFor12 View Post
1. Favorite color to wear. Reason?

2. The one thing you consider most unique about yourself (as compared to your closest 10 friends).

3. How do you feel about having a big bump? (As in sexy, fat, cool, in-the-way, worthy of praise .)
1. Ahh thats tough, I go though phases, I have done the beige phase in HS, I think I was trying to blend in and almost disappear. I currently reach for blue, I don't know why really it does not go very well with my skin tone since I am a bit olive colored but it just calls to me. (I think this is my blue phase, trying to bring the calm into my life with all the way things have been upside down for so long. )

2. WOW that is a hard question. I am going though so many changes RIGHT now that I feel lost from myself. I think I am closer than ever before to actually being ME, the ME that I really am, not someone my subconscious thought I should be, or I was programed to be by my family & upbringing. So I guess to answer the question I would say as compared to my current closest friends what makes my unique is my technical interest & background OR simply that I am a woman/Mama. My friends are either single, male and working engineers OR married, woman, with kids, SAHM that have no technical interest or background. (I was an Electrical & Computer Engineer in a former life) Its like I have a dual personality, get to use both sides of my brain depending upon who I am hanging around with. Either I am talking Robotics with the guys or chatting babes with the galls. It is actually really nice!

3. LOVE the bump, until the last few weeks when I feel like a BOAT. I was basically ALL bump the last time right until the end. I gained about 7lbs or more in the last mth, my will power was GONE and the :fridge was calling. I like to show it off with some tighter clothing, it just looks sooo cute. I also can't help but rub it all the time once it becomes noticeable.


WELL, it is New Years Eve and I need to get some sleep:yawning:. My hubbie and I are going to watch a movie and then pass out. I'll dig myself out of backlog tomorrow, promise
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyLoving View Post
Do you have plans for tonight?
Thought I should answer this before tonight was over, we are going to watch Murderball in bed on the laptop. My babe just fell asleep(really LATE) since she napped in the car on the way home from IKEA so it threw off her bedtime. I would have loved to start the movie earlier than 10:15pm since I am soooo sleepy lately.
NIGHT NIGHT!

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!
(well I imagine not many of us are actually having the champagne this year but I put it in for historic sake.)
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What have you learned about yourself as a mama that you never imagined?

Is there anything you plan to do differently with this babe as opposed to Lola (I know your BFing story so you don't need to answer that unless you want to)?
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Originally Posted by AKA_PI View Post
1. Now that you're pregnant, what is your biggest concern in regards to lifestyle changes?

2. Do you have any other children? If so, have you told me about the new addition?

3. What are your hobbies?
1. Not too worried in the way of lifestyle changes, going from zero to 1 was a huge change but I don't think my lifestyle will change all that much with one more. I am just scared of the sleep deprivation. My DD is and was a horrible horrible sleeper. Waking ALL the time for over 18mths. Now she is doing better but still will take a long time to go to sleep and when she wakes up in the middle of the night it will be at least a hr to get her back to sleep each time. :

2. My lola, 22mths is excited but she is also little. She knows mommy has a little babe in her belly who is very very tiny right now and will get bigger and bigger. BUT I don't think she really understands what that means in the long run, how she will have a sibling. I tell her mommy will feed the baby from mommies boob ALL the time, and have to spend lots of time tending to the babe but she can help mommy. She has already picked clothes for the baby, a little hat and onezie that she uses to dress her animals. She went over and picked them out and told me that she was going to dress the baby and cuddle it. so far she seems excited!

3. Ah well right now since I just stopped pumping (when my milk totally dried up due to preg) just a few weeks ago I can say I may just now have time for some of my old hobbies again.
I was huge into musical theater, acting and singing but have not done that since college. My last roll was a monologue, I played a suicidal, anorexic, manic depressive girl contemplating her life. I LOVED it, very melodramatic and emotional.
I also like to play with cars, my hubbie is a total car NUT. He basically has motor oil running though his veins so I got roped in. I even had my own project car in college that I did most of the work to and would take to weekend racing. It was really a blast.
I picked up knitting about a year ago, I do like it but I don't knit all the time. Right now I am working on a gift for my mom and then I plan to start some stuff for my lola and the new babe, possibly matching dolls in large and small.
Last but not least I am currently taking American Sign Language Classes at the School for the Deaf. I have always wanted to learn another language and this was something I started with my DD. I wanted to teach her proper ASL verses baby sign so I took an adult night class and got hooked. I start level 4 next week.
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Originally Posted by meredyth0315 View Post
1.Do you have a gender feeling with this baby?

2.What's the first thing you plan to tell baby when you meet them?
1. Last time I deep down thought girl and I was right but I was not bias at the time, I truly would have wanted either. This time I am sort of hoping for a boy, my hubbie would love to have a boy to round out the family. So I would say I think it is a boy BUT I am hesitant to be really sure since I am a bit bias this time. Truly in the end all I want is a healthy babe!

2. "I love you" and (after I check all the fingers and toes) "So glad your OK"! I know a close second will be "Please take to BFing like a pro mommy can't deal with pumping again, I promise you can BF for as long as you want".
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Originally Posted by AmyLaz View Post
1.Are you going to find out the gender of the baby before the birth?

2. Do you have any names picked out that you'd like to share?
1. My Hubbie wants to find out but I still would like to wait. We did not find out last time and it was an amazing surprise. We will have to decide before the 20wk ultrasound but I bet it will be right before.

2. We don't share names before hand, just one of those things but actually we really have NO idea what this babe will be called. I think in a few more weeks once we announce to the family that we are pregnant we will get serious about actually being pregnant. I think I have not let myself totally believe it since I am worried of a MC. After the 12 week mark things really gets more real in my mind.
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