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#1 of 26 Old 07-05-2004, 02:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was lurking for a while, then posted a couple of times and decided it would be rude of me to not formally introduce myself....
HI! My name is Sarajane, and I live in the D.C area. I have a wonderful 16 month old daughter, "LoLo". I am originally from the San Francisco area and have lived in the 'burbs of D.C. for about 6 yrs now. I have always had different opinions than the mainstream out here, so I'm glad I found this forum! Seems like more people here than not share some of my views. I can't help it, I was born in the '70's in BERKELEY to hippie parents for heavens sake!!!
I "natural parent" mostly: somewhat AP, Breastfed, co-slept, eat organically, use some alternative medicine (still looking for a good ped. here who has similar views, DD sees a D.O. and he's okay) although I am a nursing school drop out, I have a strong "science" background and decided to vaccinate DD for many reasons.
Anyway, we finally found our way to cloth diapering about a month ago (why not sooner I wonder?) and I still have some questions as we work out the kinks. I guess it took me so long to switch to cloth as I was EXTREMELY overwhelmed after her birth. My husband's job requires him to travel 1/2 the week, so with him gone, I was barely keeping my head above water. She has since entered the wonderful, semi-independent toddler stage, which frees up a lot of time for me, and I can concentrate on the "DIAPER LAUNDRY" (which by the way I LOVE doing, it's very satisfying to me!)
I will be posting my introduction on the"pleased to meet you"/and "diapering" boards , so if you get this twice, sorry!
I look forward to chatting and getting to know everyone!!
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Welcome aboard! I came to cloth late for similar reasons, but like you, just doing diaper laundry. Quite therapeutic and relaxing!

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A warm Welcome to you and LoLo! I started cd'ing late too...when ds was 15 months! He's now 18 months.

Good to have you with us. Do you miss CA?

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hi!! and welcome!!

Mommy to five wonderful earthlings, and one on the way supporter Humble Wife and Mother Learning to live through Jesus!
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Hi! and welcome....I am in the DC area too. We have a good ped. in Montgomery County. PM me if you want her info.
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Happy de-lurking and Welcome
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welcome! I started cloth with my first a bit later (6ish months) but the rest of my tribe was in cloth from birth (even our hospital uses cloth!)
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Hi and welcome! I only starting cding my daughter when she was about a year old too.......you will soon be addicted!
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Welcome! I didn't start cd'ing my first until she was almost 6 months old... and now she is potty training! (about freaking time...)

You'll love it here!

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Welcome! You will love it here.

Where do you live in the DC area? I am originally from No VA. I miss it up there!
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Sarajane and LoLo (what an awesome name!).

, , , mama to Ross , Reagan (8/29/05), Joshua (from Haiti...here NOW due to the earthquake!), and Elijah , born safely 9-8-09.
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
We live in Ashburn, Va (near Dulles airport). It's nice to see a few of you are close by!!
Yes, I miss California terribly. We are pretty settled here, but whenever I make it back I instantly feel the "calm" home feeling. Everyone from where I grew up is sooo much friendlier and open minded than who I've encountered out here (not to say I don't have some good friends here too!!!)
Thanks again!!!!
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welcome... We need to see a pic of Miss. LOLO...
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from one newbie to another!
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Welcome from another mama who finds diaper laundry relaxing ... (that sounds so odd said out loud though!)

The mamas here are wonderful - you will love it.
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Welcome! I'm right near you in Fairfax VA also - specifically Vienna. I'm having a diaper party this friday if you wanna play - see my post near the first page.
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Hey SaraJane!

Greetings from the SF Bay Area! We live in Pleasanton, but also lived in the D.C. burbs for awhile--so nice!

Did you grow up out here? Go to school out here? Dh and I went to Davis, not quite Berkeley but still a little bit hippy-dippy.

Welcome, welcome!

Jen, former attorney and now SAHM to 11 yo ds and 8 yo ds

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