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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by AmyLaz View Post
What is your strongest food craving right now?
I would say it is more like a food aversion period right now. I don't want to eat anything especially anything that I cook so basically anything really good for me and affordable is out. I found that when my tummy is empty I feel REALLY sick so I need to keep eating but I really don't want to eat anything most days even though I am totally starving all the time. It is such a strange feeling, to be hungry but not want to eat anything.

I would say yesterday was my best day eating wise yet since I have been feeling sick all day and craving really nothing. We left late for IKEA and I could not stomach anything in the house, I ate one small mandarin orange on the way but when we got there I went CRAZY. After reading their ingredients chart and realizing that most anything there with any sort of sauce was REALLY REALLY BAD for me I ordered the large Swedish meatballs w/ sauce, side of mash potatoes and veggie then ATE IT ALL. About 2hrs later I plouded down a decaf coffee, and a huge piece of chocolate mouse cake. And on our way home we stopped for sushi at what is know as one of the best places in our area (and my hubbie basically is know there by name he goes for lunch all the time) and had a miso soup, salad, 12 pieces of veggie sushi, some chicken and ginger ice cream. I was in HEAVEN. I did not have to smell any of it cooking and the flavors were complex enough to keep me interested and not thinking about my tummy. I wish I could afford to eat out (especially Japanese) everyday right now.:
But basically today sucked eating wise, I ate barely anything and was sick and hungry all day.

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Originally Posted by texaspeach View Post
How old will you be when this baby is 18?
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Originally Posted by marlee View Post
How many children do you plan on having?
well my hubbie wants to stop now with 2, but I think we will end up with 3 as long as this babe is alot EASIER than our Lola AND BFing goes well. We are both just a bit traumatized by the last almost 2 years and really scared that the next one will bring about another horror story.

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Originally Posted by guitarmama View Post
Your dd is 10 days older than mine! How do you think she will react to having a new baby in the house?
I think she will be shy and a bit apprehensive at first, it is just a big part of her nature to want things to stay as they were. She is not a huge fan of change within the home. But I think once she adjusts and realizes that the babe is not going anywhere and she sees that life is different but still good I think she will be an amazing mommies helper. She loves to tend to everyone and take care of you when you are sick so I think she will want to do the same sort of thing with this babe; love, diaper change, read and cuddle the babe.

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Originally Posted by peacelovingmama View Post
1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

2. Do you work outside the home?
1. Yep, one fluffy kitty
2. Nope, no work right now. May go back if we do public school verses Home school. still undecided.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by BakerALM View Post
I wish I could afford to eat out (especially Japanese) everyday right now.:
Me too! I am making a great effort, but we cannot keep up with it!

How long have you been married?

Did your DH propose? If yes, how?

Did you have a traditional wedding/reception?

Are you residing in the same area that you grew up?

Do you keep in touch with childhood friends?

How did you meet your best friend?
post #23 of 33
OMG I am craving veggie sushi all the time, too! We went out for some two nights ago and I was in heaven : I wish we could do that every night.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Aside from being a wonderful mama to your kidlets, what're your areas of interest?
I think I am going to say I already answered that when I was asked about hobbies and save everyone my long winded answer again

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Originally Posted by Bella Catalina View Post
1. What have you learned about yourself as a mama that you never imagined?

2. 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)?
1. How far I would go to do what I think is the best for my child. What kind of sacrifices I would make in my quality of life and for how long. I talk about EPumping alot but truly my life has been RULED by it. All to give BM and what I considered to be the only way to feed my child. I know I would still be going if my milk had not dried up with this preg. I try not to feel guilty about loosing my supply or really choosing to get pregnant knowing that I would most likely loose my supply but it is hard. Especially since I LOVE not having to pump but hate not being able to give my daughter BM when I truly believe she is too young to be weaned.

2. Hmmmm. I know I will set up the beds different right from the beginning. When Lola was born she slept in a handmade cradle that was made for my husband by his grandpa. He slept in it along with his younger sister and brother so it has a lot of history. BUT it is really not the best for ease of use. It is really low to the ground so you have to either get out of bed to get the babe up and down or lean way over the side, both methods don't work so well when you are tired. This time I am going to go straight to the 3 sided crib attached to the bed. It took us months to find that tip and it made a marked difference in our sleep so I want to start that right at the beginning.

I think with Lola in the beginning I listened to others advice a bit too much especially since my views were still forming. I really trusted my family and Inlaws, they are great people I Really love them but I am finding to be the best parent YOU can be you really need to just go with what works for YOUR baby and YOUR family since you know them better than anyone. Its not that their ways are wrong just that they have a different family, kids and are different people so they find value in a different way of child rearing. Its hard not to get in to mild fights about your choices or hurt feelings along the way.

Well I surly will get BFing RIGHT this time. We had a small window of opportunity to get things right with Lola but I was only mildly informed about BFing, enough to know to feed on demand and how to latch but NOTHING about problems, I was uniformed enough to think that todays BFing professionals would have those kinds of answers if I ran into problems. I was dead wrong on that one so this time I am armed with tons of knowledge and a proper support network so unless the baby is physically unable BFing will go well this time. My heart, soul, mind, body, family and marriage cannot deal with me EPing again.
post #25 of 33
This is so fun!

Where do you plan on having this babe?

What do SAHMs do together in Greene, RI?
post #26 of 33
Hats off to EP.

What is your favorite season and why?


Have you always lived in RI?


Is your house tidy or "lived in" ?
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyLoving View Post
1. How long have you been married?

2. Did your DH propose? If yes, how?

3. Did you have a traditional wedding/reception?

4. Are you residing in the same area that you grew up?

5. Do you keep in touch with childhood friends?

6. How did you meet your best friend?

1. Since July 2002, 5 years now.
2. Well he asked me to marry him sort of "unofficially" then we went ring shopping together. I totally loved that! He also asked my family for "permission" to marry me, also VERY cute. Then after he had the ring he took me to one of the highest points in Worcester, where we were going to college at the time in the evening so we could over look the city lights and then he asked me. VERY sweet.

3. VERY traditional, even actually I would say "posh and ritzie". We wanted a barefoot at the beach wedding where everyone showed up in shorts and t-shirts BUT after we realized who my family was and that they NEVER would come in anything but a suit so they would have really no fun at that sort of thing we changed gears. My parents really wanted to have everyone there since I am an only child, we said we could NOT afford that sort of thing and it really was not our cup of tea. After much dicussion we realized that it would be fun either way especially if our guests were having a good time. My parents basically paied for the whole thing since they wanted HUNDREDS of people there, it was a great way for me to get to know how everyone is related. It was an amazing day, totally great party, live band. We got married at a huge mansion on an island in the middle of the bay in RI outside on a cliff overlooking the ocean. it was my hubbies Great Uncles home that he did all the landscaping at for years in HS, that was one of the only reasons he allowed us there, he is very priviate. It was beautiful and an experience for everyone!

4. Yes, about 1hr away from the home I grew up in. (Which we are awaiting a Purchase and Sale to be faxed TODAY! Then it will be sold.) My Dad died in Jan 2005 VERY unexpectedly, he was not even outwardly sick, a massive Heart attack. My hubbie and I quit our jobs in Boston and moved in with my mom. We just bought a new home together about 1hr away and are selling her home. The new place is actually 2 homes, One smaller home for my mom and a huge place for us! It is great! (But if not for my dad dieing I HIGHLY doubt we would be anywhere near this area of the world.)

5. Not really. I have one that I talk to and really care about but the others have gone their separate ways.

6. I would say my hubbie is my best friend and we met in college first day, well he remembers the first day and I remember the second. We officially started dating about 5mths later and have been together ever since.

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Originally Posted by AmyLaz View Post
OMG I am craving veggie sushi all the time, too! We went out for some two nights ago and I was in heaven : I wish we could do that every night.
AHHH sushi!! My hubbie promised to bring some home either tomorrow or Friday depending upon which day he goes there for lunch!: YUMMY


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Originally Posted by Oliversmommy View Post
This is so fun!

1. Where do you plan on having this babe?

2. What do SAHMs do together in Greene, RI?
1. Hopefully at home. BUT it is hard to find a HB midwife in RI, I really need to import one from MA and I live about 1.25hrs from the nearest bigger city in MA where HB MWs practice. Admittedly I have not started making calls so I don't know how hard it will be. I know woman HB here so it must be possible just a bit more difficult to find someone than it would be for a Hospital birth.

2. That is a good question. I am really new to the area and have not made any SAHM friends around here yet. I know I will once I start going out of the house a bit more, when this Morning Sickness subsides, I have been home most of the time since we moved her cause I am just too tired or ill to tote the babe out of the house for the day.


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Originally Posted by zonapellucida View Post
Hats off to EP.

1. What is your favorite season and why?


2. Have you always lived in RI?


3. Is your house tidy or "lived in" ?
1. Summer, Hot summer. I love the warm weather and sunshine, it just makes me HAPPY! Winter is horrible, I hate the cold. (I am just like my dad when it comes to that. It must be genetic.)

2. Nope, lived in Worcester, MA for 4years or so during college and right outside of Boston for a little more than a year. I also lived in Ireland for 2.5mths during a college senior design project, that was amazing, I love EUROPE! Done alot of traveling in Europe (almost a year worth) and the US so the fact that I settled down close to where I grew up was a surprise.

3. LIVED IN!!! Especially now that I am tired and feeling crappy all the time!
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Oliversmommy View Post
This is so fun!
I am glad you are enjoying yourself! This is fun on this side also! Kind of strange also, I am not really a shy person so it does not feel all that strange to be chatting about EVERYTHING personal online.

Keep it coming I finally CAUGHT UP
post #29 of 33
I don't really have any questions, but just wanted to comment on the Eping - my 2nd DD was born with cleft lip and palate which meant she had no suction to BF. But it was even more important for her to get Bmilk given the fact that amongst the numerous surgeries she would have, Bmilk was something she could have sooner than formula post op. So I chained myself to that darn pump for 15 months. I had so many supply issues etc that eventually I just couldn't keep up and it was making me depressed so i had to "hang up the horns".
So i just wanted to commend you for doing such an important thing for such an amazingly long time (GAWD 22 months...I can't even imagine!) and don't feel bad for packing it in because she really did get what was best for her for the amount time you could provide it.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by HulaJenn View Post
I don't really have any questions, but just wanted to comment on the Eping - my 2nd DD was born with cleft lip and palate which meant she had no suction to BF. But it was even more important for her to get Bmilk given the fact that amongst the numerous surgeries she would have, Bmilk was something she could have sooner than formula post op. So I chained myself to that darn pump for 15 months. I had so many supply issues etc that eventually I just couldn't keep up and it was making me depressed so i had to "hang up the horns".
So i just wanted to commend you for doing such an important thing for such an amazingly long time (GAWD 22 months...I can't even imagine!) and don't feel bad for packing it in because she really did get what was best for her for the amount time you could provide it.
Meant to get back earlier but with the M/S I have been a total loaf this week!

It is amazing the number of people that I found EPumped for some extended length of time especially in NFL circles! Just in my one AP playgroup 3 of us EPumped, 1 for 12mths, 1 for 21mths and me for 22mths, Also one of the mom has twins and basically EPumped for 5mths while getting them to BF. Just never met anyone in real life and then before I knew it their were 3 of us. I think it is just that we all know how important BM is for out babes and for an extended period. Huge props to you for pumping as we both know first hand it is NOT the easy way out. And thanks for the commendation it really is appreciated!
post #31 of 33
Thanks for a great week! Have fun with the next gall!
post #32 of 33
One last quick thing, my cousin who ended up EP with her son for 12 months (and then gave him breastmilk until ~18 months with her stored milk) recently had a daughter--who latched on with no problems whatsoever right after birth.

May this baby be similarly easy!
post #33 of 33
BakerALM,

I am sorry I missed out on this posting thread while it was active! It was really great to read your answers to the questions and get to know you better. Now I know what kind of questions everyone will be asking.
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