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Oh and I'm looking at the listings of CNM/LM/RN type stuff through a google search and has anyone heard of Felecia Lowery, Damiana Cohen, or Susan Merski? All three don't say if they are birth providers or what and they are tucson area....*shrug*
I'm almost positive non of them have active practices. I know Felicia Lowery was a yoga teacher at Prov. Institute. I *think* Damiana Cohen used to be in the area then moved and I've never heard of Susan Merski.

OK my cover is blown I totally lurk on this thread all of the time. I miss you mommas so much, it makes me feel like I can still connect by reading all of the happenings! Life is pleasant up here in the bay area, but I so miss the down-to-earth Tucson vibe so, so much. OK I'm going to go dry my eyes now...dramatic exit...
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There are 24 minutes left in my baby's birthday. Her birthday included climbing the playground equipment, watching the dancing fountain, riding the trolley, having thai food, then having some special time at the fountain with just mommy. It was like her birth day. Both nights it was just her and me spending time together. Last year it was in a private hospital room, tonight it was wandering around the dancing fountain at this funky outdoor mall near Los Angeles.

It's amazing how much our life changed unexpectedly this day last year. I am so grateful for that. I am also grateful she got to spend her first birthday on an adventure. She's now been to J. Paul Getty's Villa, So. Cal beach, and soon the LA zoo to see her Daddy working.
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Hi ladies

I disappeared for awhile. I got pregnant back in May and posted about it, and then I miscarried. So I took a break from baby boards for a bit, and kind of a break from life I suppose. It was a rough experience. I was only 5 weeks, but the hormone crash and the emotional part of it - very, very difficult.

Then we went on vacation for 3 weeks, and as soon as we got back, I found out that I'm pregnant again!! I waited a few weeks before saying anything, but I am now almost 7 weeks pregnant, and feeling the morning sickness/exhaustion/etc. So I am feeling VERY pregnant and less worried than I was at the beginning.

Also - through the vacationing - my little girl is now weaned! It's bittersweet - she turned 3 on June 5th, so it's exciting that she is growing up and becoming more independent, but it's also sad for me a bit b/c it's something we shared for so long.

I need to come meet you all!! I am in need of hanging out with like-minded mamas. I have some good friends, but now that preschool is starting up for a lot of people, I am feeling sort of like the "odd mom" again. It's like at the beginning when Natalie was a babe - there was a big disconnect with other moms around me b/c of the things I did differently (no CIO, trying out cloth diapering, nursing past a year, using a sling, etc.). Then for awhile, it seemed like I wasn't that odd, because everyone was playing with their kids and staying home w/ them etc... but now everyone is starting the preschool orientation and asking me when Natalie is starting preschool. It may all be in my head, but I'm starting to feel that disconnect again. So I would love to come meet you all!! Maybe we'll make the park day this week.

This was long and rambly and I don't know any of you yet really, but I just wanted to "talk" to you all.
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Hi Kikidee! Welcome back! I'm so sorry about your miscarriage, and wishing you the very best with your pregnancy.

I can't remember where you live? My son is 2 and we live pretty centrally--broadway/campbell. Would love to get together sometime!
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: moonkeymama!

Bye beautiful Carter hair! I can't wait to see him, I bet he looks very boyo. Does he like it?

Happy late birthday Aurin.

At some point we'll make it out to a celebration. Does anyone else feel unnecessarily busy all the time? I feel like my days are PACKED and I'm not sure what I actually do.
i feel like everytime I am SURE I can plan for one thing- something else pops up that I cannot ignore... and whenever I need to go somewhere or do something- jared needs to do something entirely different.

Im hoping that shifts soon.

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Originally Posted by goldingoddess View Post
I'm almost positive non of them have active practices. I know Felicia Lowery was a yoga teacher at Prov. Institute. I *think* Damiana Cohen used to be in the area then moved and I've never heard of Susan Merski.

OK my cover is blown I totally lurk on this thread all of the time. I miss you mommas so much, it makes me feel like I can still connect by reading all of the happenings! Life is pleasant up here in the bay area, but I so miss the down-to-earth Tucson vibe so, so much. OK I'm going to go dry my eyes now...dramatic exit...
miss you mama.

I *think* though I am not entirely sure at ALL... but the susan merski may be an instructor or an RN at a hospital in town???? idk... name sounds familiar in a way.

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Originally Posted by mybabysmama View Post
There are 24 minutes left in my baby's birthday. Her birthday included climbing the playground equipment, watching the dancing fountain, riding the trolley, having thai food, then having some special time at the fountain with just mommy. It was like her birth day. Both nights it was just her and me spending time together. Last year it was in a private hospital room, tonight it was wandering around the dancing fountain at this funky outdoor mall near Los Angeles.

It's amazing how much our life changed unexpectedly this day last year. I am so grateful for that. I am also grateful she got to spend her first birthday on an adventure. She's now been to J. Paul Getty's Villa, So. Cal beach, and soon the LA zoo to see her Daddy working.
awww. that sounds like a lovely birthday!

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Originally Posted by kikidee View Post
Hi ladies

I disappeared for awhile. I got pregnant back in May and posted about it, and then I miscarried. So I took a break from baby boards for a bit, and kind of a break from life I suppose. It was a rough experience. I was only 5 weeks, but the hormone crash and the emotional part of it - very, very difficult.

Then we went on vacation for 3 weeks, and as soon as we got back, I found out that I'm pregnant again!! I waited a few weeks before saying anything, but I am now almost 7 weeks pregnant, and feeling the morning sickness/exhaustion/etc. So I am feeling VERY pregnant and less worried than I was at the beginning.

Also - through the vacationing - my little girl is now weaned! It's bittersweet - she turned 3 on June 5th, so it's exciting that she is growing up and becoming more independent, but it's also sad for me a bit b/c it's something we shared for so long.

I need to come meet you all!! I am in need of hanging out with like-minded mamas. I have some good friends, but now that preschool is starting up for a lot of people, I am feeling sort of like the "odd mom" again. It's like at the beginning when Natalie was a babe - there was a big disconnect with other moms around me b/c of the things I did differently (no CIO, trying out cloth diapering, nursing past a year, using a sling, etc.). Then for awhile, it seemed like I wasn't that odd, because everyone was playing with their kids and staying home w/ them etc... but now everyone is starting the preschool orientation and asking me when Natalie is starting preschool. It may all be in my head, but I'm starting to feel that disconnect again. So I would love to come meet you all!! Maybe we'll make the park day this week.

This was long and rambly and I don't know any of you yet really, but I just wanted to "talk" to you all.
I feel that same disconnect with a lot of my friends from my life prebaby... none of them agree even a little about the way I truly live, so I feel like I am forever hiding a part of myself with them or watering myself down and I really do not think its healthy to not be truthful to who we all are...

hopefully we will make it to the park this week.... Im feeling optimistic.



what is it with AUGUST????

Im feeling soooo relieved of the heat... but its still here?!?

i dont get it... but there seems to have been a beautiful change that has us outside, planting things, playing, etc. even my girls who were crying and begging to go inside are spending hours a day in our yard.

is it just us, or has the oppressiveness lifted all around

we are planning on park this week.

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Originally Posted by sarahtdubb View Post
Hi Kikidee! Welcome back! I'm so sorry about your miscarriage, and wishing you the very best with your pregnancy.

I can't remember where you live? My son is 2 and we live pretty centrally--broadway/campbell. Would love to get together sometime!
This is why I haven't met you all yet! I live up at Thornydale & Linda Vista. Wayyy up on the NW side. But I am going to get down there to hang out w/ you guys. I am determined.

I actually am just starting to feel the heat. Maybe b/c we were out of town for awhile and we were in cooler climates, I don't know. But August has been our "stay inside" month. Probably has a lot to do w/ the morning (all day!) sickness too. We've been going to my in-laws pool for our outside time a few times a week.

I'm looking forward to the rain coming and I am LOVING the overcast sky today.
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welcome back kikidee, and blessings to your family!

we have a birthday party on thursday so we wont be at park...again. :
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Welcome back Kikidee!

Happy Birthday to the tiny sprite! What does K do at the LA Zoo for work?

I was really thinking about having a gathering at my house this Thursday instead of the park! Swimming, of course! But also, (hopefully) prickly pear syrup canning! That's why I need ALL of you to come! This stuff takes a lot of processing, but the results are worth it. Natural desert sugar? Yes please! Sarah Mullins told me that if you freeze the fruits first that they are way easier to process. So, if you want to help out and come have fun at my house on Thursday, go outside and look down your street for someone with prickly pear. Then ask if you can take the fruits. You need tongs to pull them off with. Bring a knife too so you can check if the fruits are sweet. Twist one off with the tongs. Then while holding it in the tongs slice it in half. Carefully get that fruit up to your tongue and lick it to see if it's sweet. One time I harvested a whole sackful and they weren't even sweet! But even if they are only a little sweet, we can add a bit of sugar if need be, I s'pose. Anyway, get a whole bunch of tunas (that's what the fruits are called) and plop them in a sack and just freeze them like that. Supposedly they burst open when frozen.

I hope that we can do this! My house will be empty so that the rugrats can run amok and not bother the slightly grumpy old man (my papa) that lives here too. Sorry for the late notice!
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Originally Posted by OliveJewel View Post
I was really thinking about having a gathering at my house this Thursday instead of the park! Swimming, of course! But also, (hopefully) prickly pear syrup canning!
This sounds awesome! PM me your address and let me know how early we can show up.
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We can totally start at 9am and go until 3-ish. My yard is like a prickly pear farm right now so if we start early we can harvest here too and try other methods for removing the spines. Once we get the juice, people can take that home and preserve it themselves too if we run out of time. We can try using the sun oven for cooking down the syrup too!

Supplies: cheesecloth? I was thinking pillow cases.
canning jars are always good.

what else? gotta run...
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Sounds amazing Lisa, wish we could make it!
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Oh Lisa! That sounds so awesome. My employee's schedule changed so I no longer have Thursdays off. Ian may make it but I'm thinking probably not since we have late night plans for tomorrow. Wish I could come! I love prickly pear fruit.
Welcome back, Kikidee! Sending your family good happy vibes and would love to meet you soon.
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Happy birthday to little A!

Julia, you could stop lurking and just post regularly so we feel like you're here! For the amount I get out to see folks you could guess that I was in the Bay area too.

Kikidee, so glad you're back and CONGRATULATIONS! I thought about you a lot after the miscarriage.

Jen, we're outside more too. I think the mornings and evenings are cooler and that is giving us just enough of a break to manage the hot afternoons.

Lisa, Thursday at your house sounds so great. I think we'll be there, though we'll probably leave by 11:30 or noon at the latest. Tomorrow I have a packed day so if I don't bring supplies and fruit can I just help with your process?
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Hannah- bummed about Thursdays! We'll save you a jar.

Becca! Of course you can join in! The most important thing to bring is yourself!

I am in the Northwest side: La Canada and Hardy/Overton. I will PM directions.

Even if you've never been to a park gathering, you are welcome to come; the more hands the better. You don't need to bring anything but your cute self and cute kids.
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lisa- we will be there....we may hit the park first since i have to drop jared off at 730.
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lisa- we will be there....we may hit the park first since i have to drop jared off at 730.
You should definitely come right over. I am changing the start time to 8am. The kitchen will be humming! Visions of jars of fuschia-colored nectar! And baking? Not a day seems to go by without some baking activity, so we shall see...
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Originally Posted by OliveJewel View Post
You should definitely come right over. I am changing the start time to 8am. The kitchen will be humming! Visions of jars of fuschia-colored nectar! And baking? Not a day seems to go by without some baking activity, so we shall see...

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btw- your cobbler recipe rocks.
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Originally Posted by OliveJewel View Post
You should definitely come right over. I am changing the start time to 8am. The kitchen will be humming! Visions of jars of fuschia-colored nectar! And baking? Not a day seems to go by without some baking activity, so we shall see...
Awesome! if we're able to arrive at 8, C will probably arrive awake! I have cheesecloth, but all of our jars are currently holding pickles, applesauce, and peaches! Maybe I'll get more today. We only have 4 tunas in our yard, which I kinda want to eat fresh--yumyum--so I may just help out. Let me know if there's anything else I can bring!
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i don't know that we'll find any prickly pear around here but what time were you planning? i'd love to come by and see everyone and help can!

kiki~ congrats! i'm 6 weeks 4 days so we can be DDC buddies! i'm also moving up to picture rocks....which isn't really close to you but i'll be out of the way from everything as well.
post #2340 of 2509
well, I am gonna go out like a bandit after dark and raid my neighbourhood.


just kidding. kinda

we will be there at 8... can I bring something? do you have coffee? i can bring that..

oh and Ill probably be in pajamas.... hope thats alright.
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