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This thread began as a call to those who wanted to get FREAKY for the month of September - because boredom, anxiety, and depression don't make for good 'breeding' conditions. Speaking of shagging. We use the term 'SPELUNK' (thank you SCOOBERS) as a euphemism for sex...because I tried blantantly discussing 'THAT' around here once - and it didn't jive so well with the MDC 'family-friendly' image.

I posted this at a time when I was tired of TTC boards full of conversations about 'BD'ing' and 'BABY DUST', pages upon pages of photos and Disney'ish characters blinking me into a seizure, and the insitance of 'gods hands' and 'gods will' playing a role in my fertility (not that I have anything against god...its just not my thing). I had hoped to find a community of like-minded women - and well, here we are. What began as a small group of gals discussing their impending ovulation dates, turned into a seriously massive group of friends talking about everything from RYAN GOSLING (and his cheerios) to homemade Maxi pads.

Welcome! Please come hang out. Kick off your shoes. Grab a seat. Tell us anything. Were good listeners. This is a place to vent (periods suck...we all get them, and we all want to break into a million pieces when they arrive), a place to cry, a place to share good news, sexy stories, and the latest offerings at Starbucks. We may be large - but there is always someone to talk to!

If you like what you see - post your name (your real one) and a short 'bio' and I will post your info here on the main page. If you have a blog you'd like to share with us - tell me. If you are a knitter and are a member of Ravelry - share that as well!

CHEERS!


Spelunk Member Profiles

zenproofstella
Shawna, 30, TTC#1, Founder of House of Spelunk
An Atlan'tan who hopes to sell her home and move to Montana (or Oregon). There, Buddha-Willing, she will care for babies and open a small knitting/coffee shop. Farm animals may or may not be part of this prophecy - Mr. Pitts is pushing for pigs.
Chart, Blog, Ravelry-zenproofstella

Olerica
Olerica, 38, TTC#1, V.P., House of Spelunk
Married 10 globetrotting years to her to Touchstone. She takes everything too seriously but tries to be funny but ends up being strange (Her DH calls her Wyrd-like the fate). Devil's Advocate.
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Matilda_z
Jenny, 37, PREGGERS with #3!!!, HOS Foreign Affairs Liason
A scientist, mom, wife, and daughter. This year we turned trisomy 13 lemons into lemonade when we welcomed our darling son, and bid him farewell. Natural birther, babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, palliative care believer. Peace.

carrot flowerZ
Christie, 28, TTC#1, HOS Communications Director
This midwestern eccentric is an english teacher in a sleepy Illinois town where she lovingly coexists with a dear boy, two sneaky cats, and a sewing machine; she dreams of adding a little one to the mix with whom she can make play-doh sculptures, rag dolls, and googly eyes.
Chart, Blog

goin' green
Sherri, 32, PREGS with #2!!!
Aspiring Homebirther. A country-girl-at-heart (that's land - not music) from a big city, currently biding time working part-time and investing in real estate until we buy land to build our dream home (complete with chickens, bees, the works!) and live off the grid!
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RABITGRL
Sarah, 31
Living in Oregon and married to an amazing redhead, stupendously optimistic and ttc again after a loss. Enjoys late night spelunks, woodland adventures, and clean living.
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anonyma
Erin, 34, TTC#1
Professional knowledgemonger and hoyden-at-large, living in a city of bridges and steel. She can almost always be found covered in pet fur, with her nose in a book or pressed against the monitor, wondering what's for dinner. When cornered, she bites and uses foul language of the most embarrassing sort.
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Kayda's Mom
Chris, 41 (my birthday is later this month so I can still say I am 41).
Living in Canada smack dab in the middle of the prairies. Working for the po-po as a dispatcher. Mama to a 10 y/o soccer star that is from my first marriage. Married to an amazing man who is the most caring Tato (Ukie for father) to our daughter Hurricane K. Parents to a child in heaven. TTC#3 since March and trying to stay positive!
Chart, Blog

2in09
Natalee, 24, PREGS with #2!!!
Mommy, Businesslady, and Superwoman. Rockin' the midwest suburbs. Married to artist dh Robbie, 25, mommy to car-obsessed Henry, 2. Dreams of owning her own designer furniture store. Heart still in Manhattan, will move back there at age 43.
Blog

Gbutterflykisses, aka Gbutt
Gaby, 1 month away from 30, PREGS with #1!!!
Artist, mightaswellcallmeawife, and zookeeper of my very own home circus. Nature loving transplant to NC who is allergic to the cold northeast and will never go back.
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redclover
Rose, 27, TTC#2
Happily living with my sweetie and my 4 yr old, building earthen homes from clay, straw and sand in timberframes, writing poetry, baking, knitting, and growing enough heirloom tomatoes to feed the northeast.

valeria vi
Valeria, 29 next month, TTC#2
SAH-student mom to amazing dd1 who is 3y3mo. Born in Ukraine, immigrated to Israel, then immigrated again - this time to US, and implanted here firmly. Married for nearly 10 years to my wonderful semi-geek dh. Still trying to figure out my life's purpose, but being fun loving, optimistic, and emotional while doing so.
Chart

mama2noah
Marijke, 27, TTC#2
I'm 27yrs young and I have a little one named Noah who besides my husband is the greatest thing in my life!!! I'm an artist who works in telecommunication(complete opposite of my field) and I do make-up on weekends, weddings, events etc. Oh, and I like to spelunk, just wish there was more time in the day.

LibraryMo
Maura, 29, TTC#1
Army Wife recently transplanted to Southwest Virginia and lovin' the country life. I am a librarian, cook, scrapbooker, aspiring gardener and mother to our fur baby Lucy. TTC#1 since 12/07 now with my wonderful DH.
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DklovesMkandJK
Dena, 27, TTC#2
Mom to 2 y/o Jack. I'm a TCOYF drop out, coupon queen and intactivist! Married to Mike my junior high sweetheart. I love my boys, reading, cruising MDC and obsessively peeing on sticks. (the pregnancy kind - not random sticks.)

stretch358
32, TTC #1
Trying to concieve without eating my weight in chocolate to combat the stress. Met my lovely DH at Campmor where we both work. I love cooking (especially using veggies in desserts), kayaking, hiking, camping, and of course anything baby.

binkin, aka BINKS
Jennie, 29 (no really), TTC #1
Falls on the Obsessive side of Obsessive Compulsive, yet feels compelled to watch crappy reality TV, pee on sticks, use a thermometer, knit, update her blogs, play video games, and evaluate whether or not her uterus feels full of baby. Otherwise freelance writer, chocolate hog, wife, kitty mama, lives in castles in the sky.
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minimunklemama
Natasha, 33, TTC #4
I am a Brit living stateside with my American hubby of nearly seven years.I love to run,snowboard,sew (see my etsy store) and egg people on to pee on sticks !!!LOL Crazy Mummy of three crazy babes,hoping to be blessed with a fourth.
Blog

ima-06
32, TTC#2
I have one little one (almost 2) and am trying to conceive number two after two recent miscarriages.

cak1207
Calia, 24, TTC#1
Living in Colorado, Nanny to one little boy, Aunt to 5. Mother to 1 crazy kitten. Published writer, blogger, nature loving, organic eating, mountaing living, free spirit married to her Chiro husband!!!
Chart, Blog

makeminepink
Erika, 30, TTC #1
Happy homemaker and wife in the suburbs of the SF Bay Area. Works from home as a part-time Pro-Bono attorney representing domestic violence survivors in their divorce and custody cases. Passes the time gardening, watching bad TV (Maury is a favorite) and hanging out with Midori, her 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Waiting for the day she can call herself a “Stay At Home Mom.”
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peanutbuttercup, aka PButt
Lauren, 28, TTC #2
Wife to Brian, 30, and SAHMama to Ruby, born May 10 2007. This freelance graphic designer moved from crazy NYC to laid back Asheville NC to live in the mountains and surround herself with crunchies! She loves food, wine, and coffee. Her DH just fulfilled his dream and opened his own restaurant Cucina24 in downtown Asheville! If you check out the site, Lauren did all the design!
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pittnurse08
Rachel, 22, TTC#1
I'm a pittsburgh girl living life on the west coast with my super-hot, not-super-fertile husband and our giant puppy. hoping to get knocked up sometime during the next year, but until then drooling over everyone else's cute babies while i'm an apprentice midwife.

petitchou
Cathy 31, PREGS with #2!!!
SAH mama to toddler ds, wife to computer-obsessed hubby and human companion to two feline furbabies. Other professions include English teacher, voice teacher and opera singer. Enjoys cooking, reading, crisp autumn days, and surfing the Net.

woodlandfairytale
Alice, 26, TTC#1
Freelance writer and artist living with 31-year-old DH in the mountains, wannabe homebirther and herbalist, lover of cats and wine. Currently learning to play cello and trying to hide crazy baby-obsessed tendencies.
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Favrielle
Angela, 25, PREGS with #2!!!
Red-headed, nearly-single SAHM, gardener, seamstress, and all-around crazy person stuck in south-central Kansas. Married to uber-sexy husband Brewer, 42, who's away more often than he's home (thus the nearly-single designation). Have two kids, a 16yo step-son and a 4yo son, and been trying for #2 together for almost a year. When not going nuts from the testosterone overload at home, I sew garb for Renaissance Festivals.
Blog

mamafirst
Vanessa, TTC#2
Stay at home with my two year old noah cash, and my balinese cat named pigpen. gardening, canning, knitting, reading, and cleaning everything i can are things i love...we eat organic, dont waste money on meat, and are trying to save money to buy a huge amount of land that is covered in trees so no one can find us.

heatherh
Heather, 31, PREGS with #1!!!
City girl, computer geek, photographer, coaster aficionado, married to my HS sweetheart , mama to one spoiled orange tabby.

Wtg4miracle
TTC #1 with dh, I am 38, he is 42. I do have 2 other children long time ago, two boys, ages 15 and 12. This will be my dh first if it will ever happen. It took him over 4 years to finally agree that he wanted a child. I am a pharmacist working fulltime. Dh is going to school fulltime for IT. I love to travel and scrapbooking and would love to have a baby and do it all over again. Had my children way to young and I am dying to have a baby to enjoy it more. I want to do do AP this time around. I would love to change my username from wtg4miracle to hmm... I don't know. I waiting for an RE referal from my doc in Jan. Damn it, he won't send me.
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Kalishea
Kali, 26, PREGS with #1!!!
Full time assistant, married to my high school sweetheart and living in beautiful Utah! Love my dog, spending time with my family, making lists, anything tropical and a good pen!

NishaG
I am 36, married for 17 years to my life's love. We have a 19 year old and a 4 year old (I know, huge gap). I am sort of crunchy, African-American, and am an aspiring home-birther! We live in Northern Cali, but I miss the Bay Area to pieces! Trying for a girl, but will be happy either way. I have PCOS. Him, MFI & on lots of supps.

aprilmom
Lynne, 30 ttc #2 for over 1 year
My DH and I have been married for 5 years this October and have a 3.5 DD. We were not trying to have a baby when I discovered I was pg with her, so this is all new to me!

jillybeans
Jill, TTC #3
I get my groove on at the base of Mt. Hood in Oregon (east-side!) We've got two lovely ladies (note the sig) and are now ttc#3. I'll probably be here a while, and you'll probably grow ill of seeing me. First time took 7 months + clomid, lost dd's twin in the process. Second time took 13 months, clomid, progesterone, the RE not knowing what the freak was going on, a chemical, a 12 week loss, and then...luck. Lots of during-pregnancy problems too. I get the best of both hells, right? But no complaints, I have living breathing crazy girls to get my butt out of bed.

Hoping2bamommy
Tiffany, 22, TTC #1
My name Is Tiffany but everyone calls me Tiff. Im 22 and Im engaged to be married yay. DH is 24 and is a 2nd year resident and is going to become doctor. I myself am a nurse going to grad school to become a nurse practicioner. We have been ttc for about 5 months now and we are def loving every minute of it. The BFN are sometimes disappointing but "I think I can..I think I can"

amymckinney
Amy, 35 years old, TTC #1 since 8/08
I'm a newlywed, just enjoying my new husband and hoping we can produce an heir sometime in the next year or two. I'm a graphic designer, reenactor, lover of history and historical clothing, sewing and needle arts, and antique letterpress.

Jilian
Jilian, 29, TTC #3
Almost 30 married to B and we live in SW FL (but are both originally from Boston) with 2 crazy boys ages 5.5 and 16 mos. I'm still nursing DS2 and never TTC while nursing so this should be interesting. It took me 6 mos and one m/c to get preg with DS2 so we're thinking this might take a while too. This will probably be our last child. DS2 was born with a heart defect (his crazy story is in my sig along with some awarenss info on CHDs) so we're pretty scared to TTC again, but our risk of having another heart baby is only 3% versus everyone else's risk of 1.5%. But it is still really scary. So anyway, here I am!
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BABY LIKES FREAKY! - Zen Den Graduates
May DDC
EveningStart
ErikaS57
Kriket
cmoma
Madalyn
Gbutterflykisses
Favrielle
petitchou

June DDC
musiclady
heatherh
2in09
Kalishea
goin' green
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Hi! Yup, I'm here! Right here! I hope I don't get fired for my lack of concentration this week!
post #3 of 2251
Wiping my feet on the virtual doormat, so I don't track stuff all over this nice clean thread...
post #4 of 2251
Thread Starter 
ahhhhhhhh. so fresh and so clean!
post #5 of 2251
I like spelunking! Can I join?
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gbutt - (love the nickname, good one, Zen) We ended up not doing anything, le sigh. Z is stressed because uh. Well, he's a gunsmith and it's getting to be hunting season, so he's buried in work. I know. Seriously, I never thought I'd marry a gunsmith, but there you have it. I can relate to feeling silly when you're trying to get extra-freaky, so sometimes it turns into a gigglefest but hey, that's hot too.

I now re-don my Cloak of Invisibility and return to writing and knitting.

Oh actually, before I vanish -- I am getting serious about starting an Etsy shop this year. Do any of you have one? Would you buy stuff from Etsy? (I mean, I KNOW I would, but whatever.)

OK, I'm out for now. *WHOOSH*
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hey....can i play???

rose, 27, ttc#2, happily living with my sweetie and my 4 yr old, building earthen homes from clay, straw and sand in timberframes, writing poetry, baking, knitting, and growing enough heirloom tomatoes to feed the northeast.

oh yeah. testing sept. 20.
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Oh actually, before I vanish -- I am getting serious about starting an Etsy shop this year. Do any of you have one? Would you buy stuff from Etsy? (I mean, I KNOW I would, but whatever.)

OK, I'm out for now. *WHOOSH*
I don't have one, for I am completely un-gifted in the realm of craftiness, but I buy from Etsy all the time: bags, shirts, skincare, all kinds of things. I've even contemplated buying --- wait for it --- homemade maxipads from Etsy!

What would you sell?
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Originally Posted by mama2noah View Post
I like spelunking! Can I join?
OF COURSE! - send on your bio!
post #10 of 2251
I'm not on the list

Minimunklemama
33 year old crazy mama to three munkles.Hoping for a fourth

Due to test around the 18th
post #11 of 2251
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Originally Posted by binkin View Post
gbutt - (love the nickname, good one, Zen) We ended up not doing anything, le sigh. Z is stressed because uh. Well, he's a gunsmith and it's getting to be hunting season, so he's buried in work. I know. Seriously, I never thought I'd marry a gunsmith, but there you have it. I can relate to feeling silly when you're trying to get extra-freaky, so sometimes it turns into a gigglefest but hey, that's hot too.

I now re-don my Cloak of Invisibility and return to writing and knitting.

Oh actually, before I vanish -- I am getting serious about starting an Etsy shop this year. Do any of you have one? Would you buy stuff from Etsy? (I mean, I KNOW I would, but whatever.)

OK, I'm out for now. *WHOOSH*
Hey Binkin,
go for it.I have an etsy store selling boys clothes that I make. I can't link it from here as I'll get into trouble.I have already had two mod warnings this month so I had better not push it
check out ponderingponteuf under usernames.I buy stuff off there all the time,it is great.Vintage,pottery,prints,you name it.I Etsy
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hey....can i play???

rose, 27, ttc#2, happily living with my sweetie and my 4 yr old, building earthen homes from clay, straw and sand in timberframes, writing poetry, baking, knitting, and growing enough heirloom tomatoes to feed the northeast.

oh yeah. testing sept. 20.
hey we could be testing buddies
I hope you are saving all of those delish tomatoes (read Tom-AH-toes,not Tom-A-toes!!LOL )
I heirlooms. Are you building your own home?what is the name of those cool little homes that are built into the earth?
post #13 of 2251
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hey we could be testing buddies
I hope you are saving all of those delish tomatoes (read Tom-AH-toes,not Tom-A-toes!!LOL )
I heirlooms. Are you building your own home?what is the name of those cool little homes that are built into the earth?

I'll be testing around the same time (AF would be due 19th-ish)
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Zen, I suck at writing. Bios or anything else for that matter. But here is my take #2 at this:

Valeria, 29 next month, sah-student mom to amazing dd1 who is 3y3mo, ttc#2.
Born in Ukraine, immigrated to Israel, then immigrated again to US and implanted here firmly. Married for nearly 10 years to my wonderful semi-geek dh. Still trying to figure out my life's purpose, but being fun loving, optimistic, and emotional while doing so.
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testing Sep. 15th.

gosh, how darn boring. whatever.
post #15 of 2251
Ooh, I like my nickname, too. Thanks, zen!

Anyway, Binkin, I ate nachos like a heifer last night and HATED entering it into sparkpeople. ugh. yikes.

Also, I think you should start an Etsy store. What do you have to lose? I want to see what you make.
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Originally Posted by minimunklemama View Post
I'm not on the list

Minimunklemama
33 year old crazy mama to three munkles.Hoping for a fourth

Due to test around the 18th
Can you give me a little more info - to post on the bio page? sorry I dropped you acidentally (when i thought you were going to gbutts thread!).

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Originally Posted by valeria_vi View Post
Zen, I suck at writing. Bios or anything else for that matter. But here is my take #2 at this:

Valeria, 29 next month, sah-student mom to amazing dd1 who is 3y3mo, ttc#2.
Born in Ukraine, immigrated to Israel, then immigrated again to US and implanted here firmly. Married for nearly 10 years to my wonderful semi-geek dh. Still trying to figure out my life's purpose, but being fun loving, optimistic, and emotional while doing so.
pic
chart

testing Sep. 15th.

gosh, how darn boring. whatever.

v- the photo link isn't working?


2in09 - didn't you have a blog link...or photo link in your sig before???
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v- the photo link isn't working?
i think it should be ok now.
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Well, name's Marijke, I'm 27yrs young and I have a little one named Noah who besides my husband is the greatest thing in my life!!! I'm an artist who works in telecommunication(complete opposite of my field) and I do make-up on weekends, weddings, events etc.
oh...and like I said....I love to spleunk,just wish there was more time in a day
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Originally Posted by valeria_vi View Post
i think it should be ok now.
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maybe its just my computer - is anyone else having trouble viewing???

CALAREI and KELLYGIRL...have you guys POAS??????
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maybe its just my computer - is anyone else having trouble viewing???
I get a Google Error with both of them.
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