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And just a reminder about the babywearing meeting tomorrow (Thursday). 10:00 at Go Green Baby in Salisbury. Hope to see some of you there!
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And just a reminder about the babywearing meeting tomorrow (Thursday). 10:00 at Go Green Baby in Salisbury. Hope to see some of you there!
argh, I haven't been on in a while and just missed this post by a couple hours! what is this, bad karma??? sheesh...
well anyways, just wanted to share my news- I got on ebay and bought a brand new red sateen hotsling in my plus size 6 (which is apparently hard to get), for only $14.95 plus shipping, yeah! I just got it yesterday and it looks like it might actually fit, it's pretty comfy, I just don't have a wee one to put in just yet to try out, but hopefully very soon!

looks like by all the intros we've had a boom in membership, how awesome! if anyone wants to get together out in the salisbury area I'm game, and I have a friend in snow hill not on the boards but who wants to get together with some other moms too (like me, she's also semi-"crunchy"). mid-late mornings are best for me, since it takes me like 3 hours to get the kids out of the house when I'm by myself. just email me at mommy2miracles@verizon.net if you want to get together somewhere, if you don't hear back right away it's hopefully b/c I'm in labor!

also- anybody here into scrapbooking? I haven't been able to find a scrapbooking group in the area yet.... I have a ten seat dining table and am more than happy to host a small crop....
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Hi!

I haven't been around in a while, but I'm baaaack - LOL!

I live in OC/Berlin and have a 5 y.o. and 2.75 y.o. and one on the way Rachel... shhhh... no one knows yet!)

There's an upcoming book talk/signing by a local author that I think everyone here would really enjoy. I haven't actually read the book yet because I just found out about this yesterday. Link here: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=968914

Congratulations on your little blessing! (sparkling cider )
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Congratulations on your little blessing! (sparkling cider )
congrats from me too!!! let me know if you need a homebirth mw- mine is great and she is actually interested in doing more around this area!
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oh and did I mention I LOVE the new baby store???!!! I never get to go in as it always seems like we go to the health food store on mondays, when she is closed! finally a couple weeks ago I got to go in and I loved it, it's so neat and clean, and I totally am loving the cute wood toys for the kids' christmas presents! tried to talk the hubby into going to the cloth diaper seminar this month but he is really resisting and I don't think I am going to win the "let's switch to cloth diapers" battle. anyways I recommend a visit, it's fun!
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This is my first post on MDC and I'm so happy to have found such a place as this. I'm learning something new all the time! Anyway, there is the possibility of my husband and I moving to southern Delaware (Millsboro) in the near future. We have not TTC but that might change soon too. The move would put us in the position of being able to start that possibly. I am just wondering what the birth options are for women in southern Delaware who don't want a hospitalized/medicalized birth experience. So far I've learned that is only one birth center in DE and it is in Wilmington... seems a bit far for a car ride while in labor. I've also heard about midwives not being able to attend homebirths legally. Is all this true? Would it be any better to go into Maryland for a birth? Has anyone used a midwive at home anyway? Is it worth just making the drive to a birth center? What have you ladies done?

And on another note... does anyone live in or know about Millsboro? I'm just curious what it's like. I've never lived near the ocean before!

P.S. I hope I posted this right.
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This is my first post on MDC and I'm so happy to have found such a place as this. I'm learning something new all the time! Anyway, there is the possibility of my husband and I moving to southern Delaware (Millsboro) in the near future. We have not TTC but that might change soon too. The move would put us in the position of being able to start that possibly. I am just wondering what the birth options are for women in southern Delaware who don't want a hospitalized/medicalized birth experience. So far I've learned that is only one birth center in DE and it is in Wilmington... seems a bit far for a car ride while in labor. I've also heard about midwives not being able to attend homebirths legally. Is all this true? Would it be any better to go into Maryland for a birth? Has anyone used a midwive at home anyway? Is it worth just making the drive to a birth center? What have you ladies done?

And on another note... does anyone live in or know about Millsboro? I'm just curious what it's like. I've never lived near the ocean before!

P.S. I hope I posted this right.


it is technically illegal for a lay midwife or a certified midwife to practice in md and de, only nurse midwives in conjunction with an ob are permitted. this made me really freaked out when we moved here and got pg almost immediately. however it seems like the state doesn't really care and looks the other way as long as the midwives stay under the radar. keep in mind you are not breaking the law by having a homebirth, you are allowed to birth wherever- it is the midwife taking the risk by practicing not you. my cpm is in elkton and she is coming down here to do my homebirth. I will give you her info in a private message or email if you like. there is also the birth center in annapolis but since I've had two homebirths I didn't relish the idea of being in a car while in labor and while it sounds like a nice place, it's still not my own home so I was insistent we find someone who would do a homebirth. we've been pleased with her so far, she has lots of experience and is very comfortable and laid back. I will let you ladies know in a few weeks how it turns out, I am really hoping for a waterbirth this time!
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This is my first post on MDC and I'm so happy to have found such a place as this. I'm learning something new all the time! Anyway, there is the possibility of my husband and I moving to southern Delaware (Millsboro) in the near future. We have not TTC but that might change soon too. The move would put us in the position of being able to start that possibly. I am just wondering what the birth options are for women in southern Delaware who don't want a hospitalized/medicalized birth experience. So far I've learned that is only one birth center in DE and it is in Wilmington... seems a bit far for a car ride while in labor. I've also heard about midwives not being able to attend homebirths legally. Is all this true? Would it be any better to go into Maryland for a birth? Has anyone used a midwive at home anyway? Is it worth just making the drive to a birth center? What have you ladies done?

And on another note... does anyone live in or know about Millsboro? I'm just curious what it's like. I've never lived near the ocean before!

P.S. I hope I posted this right.
welcome to the area btw!
post #29 of 137
Aw, Rebecca, sorry! I should've posted the reminder about the babywearing meeting sooner! But, we'll have another next month and probably another worskhop the store, too. Maybe you'll even have a little one to bring by then! : Sounds like a score on the Hotsling! Yay!

Welcome, Miims! I don't know specifics about Millsboro, but I wanted to say, don't count out The Birth Center in Wilmington. Millsboro to Wilmington isn't really that far to travel for this area. Things are pretty spread out here on the shore. For instance, if I were to have a hospital birth at my 'local' hospital, it'd be a 20-30 minute drive for me. So, driving a little further isn't much of a big deal for most of us. I know it's a little disconcerting thinking about driving in labor, but, especially with your first, you'll likely have plenty of time to get there! Rebecca had good info about the homebirth climate here. I've heard a good number of stories of mamas travelling to Annapolis (Special Beginnings) from the shore, as well (2+ hours for most of us). Good luck!
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This is my first post on MDC and I'm so happy to have found such a place as this. I'm learning something new all the time! Anyway, there is the possibility of my husband and I moving to southern Delaware (Millsboro) in the near future. We have not TTC but that might change soon too. The move would put us in the position of being able to start that possibly. I am just wondering what the birth options are for women in southern Delaware who don't want a hospitalized/medicalized birth experience. So far I've learned that is only one birth center in DE and it is in Wilmington... seems a bit far for a car ride while in labor. I've also heard about midwives not being able to attend homebirths legally. Is all this true? Would it be any better to go into Maryland for a birth? Has anyone used a midwive at home anyway? Is it worth just making the drive to a birth center? What have you ladies done?

And on another note... does anyone live in or know about Millsboro? I'm just curious what it's like. I've never lived near the ocean before!

P.S. I hope I posted this right.
Welcome, Miims!! Like beachbaby said, everything is pretty spread out here, so unless you have a homebirth (in which case you'll be doing all the driving for your prenatals, but someone will come to you for the birth), you'll have a bit of a hike. I delivered my 2nd baby at Beebe in Lewes. That would be the closest hospital for you and I did have a good experience there. They do allow MWs to practice there, but they're part of an OB/Gyn staff so you can't be certain you'll really get to deliver w/a MW, kwim? Still, your odds are better than the other hospital in Salisbury which does not allow MWs at all.

That said, if I were 1st time Mom, I wouldn't mind driving to the birth center in Wilmington. In my case, I'm on my third and I *barely* (I mean had less than 10 minutes from getting to hospital to having baby!) made it the 1 hr drive to Beebe. I would also love a HB, but have family obstacles (lack of support) and insurance concerns on that front. I'm going to start laying the groundwork w/my DH on a HB though and if not, I'll be back at Beebe in the spring!
post #31 of 137
Sigh. We really do need more birth options in our area. Whatta we gotta do to get a birth center around here?!?

We're headed to Outer Banks, NC for a week! Can't wait to get out of town for a while.

Maybe we can meet up sometime in early October? If anyone wants to plan something, feel free!
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This is my first post on MDC and I'm so happy to have found such a place as this. I'm learning something new all the time! Anyway, there is the possibility of my husband and I moving to southern Delaware (Millsboro) in the near future. We have not TTC but that might change soon too. The move would put us in the position of being able to start that possibly. I am just wondering what the birth options are for women in southern Delaware who don't want a hospitalized/medicalized birth experience. So far I've learned that is only one birth center in DE and it is in Wilmington... seems a bit far for a car ride while in labor. I've also heard about midwives not being able to attend homebirths legally. Is all this true? Would it be any better to go into Maryland for a birth? Has anyone used a midwive at home anyway? Is it worth just making the drive to a birth center? What have you ladies done?

And on another note... does anyone live in or know about Millsboro? I'm just curious what it's like. I've never lived near the ocean before!

P.S. I hope I posted this right.
plus don't forget if this is your first birth you're likely talking 12-24 hours of labor, so an hour or two drive somewhere in early labor is not going to be a big deal. I have had significantly faster labors each time so I don't want to run the risk of driving somewhere a couple hours away, and I don't have "early labor", I don't even start labor usually till I'm totally effaced and like 3 or 4 cms dilated for a couple weeks so I go straight to the main event, so for my body, homebirth or a closeby hospital would be the only options really, so that's why I'm doing my homebirth anyway despite the stupid laws here. you'll just have to figure out what you are most comfortable with and what's right for you. all we can all do is give our own opinions and hope it helps with your decision.
post #33 of 137
One more post from me. This event is a great family activity as well as a chance to do some early holiday shopping for local/handmade gifts. LMK if you plan to attend; maybe we can meet up!


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FiberFest
Get a dose of fiber at this upcoming festival!


What’s the first step in making an alpaca fleece sweater? The alpaca, of course! Alpacas will be making appearances at the Julia A. Purnell Museum’s FiberFest on Saturday, October 11 at Sturgis Park. Owner Nancie Mulligan of LuckyGirlz Alpaca in Salisbury will tell guests about these charming creatures and their super-soft fleece. FiberFest will explore the many aspects of creating textiles and fiber art.

The 2008 FiberFest will take place at Sturgis Park in downtown Snow Hill. In past years the festival has taken place at the museum, but due to the growth of the event it is moving to a larger venue this year. “We are excited that there is so much momentum from the area’s fiber art community. People seem really enthusiastic about having a fiber art festival on Delmarva,” says Claire Otterbein, Assistant Director of the Purnell Museum.

There will be opportunities to learn about traditional methods of textile production through demonstrations of skills like spinning and weaving. A number of vendors will be selling specialty fiber art supplies like hand-dyed yarns. There will also be a wide variety of products for sale including handcrafted wearables, quilts, and other regionally produced items perfect for gift-giving.

Lunch fare and other treats will be available for purchase as well. The museum will be providing free fiber art activities for children. For those who participate in the new online fiber art phenomenon, Ravelry.com, there will be a meet-up and a prize drawing for a bunch of Ravelry goodies.

Confirmed vendors and participants include The Sanguine Gryphon, Handmade by Rita, Upper Room Studio, Liberto’s Art, The Fine Needle, Sharon’s Natural Gardens, Frivolous Fibers, Crash Into Ewe, The Quilting Witch, Misty Meadow Alpacas, LuckyGirlz Alpaca, fiber artist Katie Armstrong, Woolart, Yarnigans, and The Society for Creative Anachronism.

Festival admission is free, as is museum admission on the day of FiberFest. Parking is free and ample at Sturgis Park. The museum’s annual textile art exhibit, the Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition will be on display at the museum during FiberFest.

Fiber Fest will take place at Sturgis Park in downtown Snow Hill, Maryland, from 10 am to 4 pm on October 11. For more information on the event, contact the museum at (410) 632-0515. For festival updates visit www.fiberguild.blogspot.com.
post #34 of 137
HI guys!!! I LOVE to scrapbook, though finding the time to do so w/ 2 youngins runnin' around & working full time is hard for me to do.

As far as birth options, I'd LOVE to have a birth center here....I am actually in training to become a certified doula....It excites me to hear about midwives in the area....I'd love to have her contact info if you wouldn't mind sending it to me.

If/when we have another baby, I'd also LOVE to have a home/waterbirth. However, I just don't know how feasible it is after having 2 c-sections.....as long as there was no medical reason, I'd definately consider it anyways.

Anyone here interested in a local ICAN chapter (international cesarean awareness network)??? I have looked into starting one, just not acted on it at this point.

Did your friend from Snow Hill grow up there? I did, and was just curious as to whether or not I might know her....
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HI guys!!! I LOVE to scrapbook, though finding the time to do so w/ 2 youngins runnin' around & working full time is hard for me to do.

As far as birth options, I'd LOVE to have a birth center here....I am actually in training to become a certified doula....It excites me to hear about midwives in the area....I'd love to have her contact info if you wouldn't mind sending it to me.

If/when we have another baby, I'd also LOVE to have a home/waterbirth. However, I just don't know how feasible it is after having 2 c-sections.....as long as there was no medical reason, I'd definately consider it anyways.

Anyone here interested in a local ICAN chapter (international cesarean awareness network)??? I have looked into starting one, just not acted on it at this point.

Did your friend from Snow Hill grow up there? I did, and was just curious as to whether or not I might know her....
I hear you, here I am with another baby almost here and I have only just gotten to my middle one's 3 month pictures, argh, so far behind! It took me 2 1/2 years to do Jonah's 1st year book! I know I would get much more done if I could go to some crop's and just focus on that. There is a Creative Memories one locally but it's always on a saturday and so far hubby has not been home whenever it has occurred and obviously I can't bring the kids....
I think I already pm'd you her info a couple weeks ago but if not I will send it again. I gave her yours last week. I know she's done VBACs before, I'm sure she's just have to be stricter on any issues or complications...
Anne is actually from Utah/Idaho and her hubby is from PA, she goes to my church. They have two adopted kids, a 6 yr old girl and a 20 month old boy, 3 weeks older than my Julian, a totally awesome family. I think they've been in Snow Hill for about 4 or 5 years? Sounds like Snow Hill is a pretty small place so you probably do know her...
post #36 of 137
[QUOTE=beachbaby;12212878]Aw, Rebecca, sorry! I should've posted the reminder about the babywearing meeting sooner! But, we'll have another next month and probably another worskhop the store, too. Maybe you'll even have a little one to bring by then! : Sounds like a score on the Hotsling! Yay!


oh no worries I'm just so spacey these days and my computer is having issues so I'm not checking email as regularly. Looks like I won't have the baby by next month's mtg. Had my 36 wk visit today- I'm not effaced at all and only 1cm dilated and the baby has thankfully turned around from being breech but has not engaged yet. So I'm probably going to go late again, end of October probably, oh well. but one of these days I'm going to drag my beached whale self out to meet you guys, really!
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Did your friend from Snow Hill grow up there? I did, and was just curious as to whether or not I might know her....
Hey, another native! I'm in Snow Hill now, but grew up in OC. DH is from Berlin.
post #38 of 137
Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences with me. It's encouraging to hear that homebirths are still happening there. Mommy2Miracles, I will get the name of the midwife from you in the event that we do end up moving to Delaware. I should know within a month or so I would think. I'm just so thrilled to talk to women that have the same desires as I do in regards to having and raising a family. This is the coolest place!!
post #39 of 137
HI guys, I never make it over here. I don't know why I don'y pop on more often.

I'm Maria--I live in Fruitland and have 4 little ones.
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Hi, Mamas! I'm back in town after our week in NC...despite being there in the midst of the nor'easter , we still enjoyed our time away.

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Anyone here interested in a local ICAN chapter (international cesarean awareness network)??? I have looked into starting one, just not acted on it at this point.
Yes! I think this is a fabulous idea, especially with the C-section rate of our local hospital....: If you need any support getting things going, I'm willing to help out. I love that there are becoming more & more resources in this area and that regular ol' mamas are part of the change.

Who is up for a get-together so we can talk about all this stuff in person? How 'bout Wednesday Oct. 8th in Salisbury (most central location, yes?). Any ideas on a locale?
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