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#1 of 39 Old 10-31-2005, 02:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi November Mommas!
I'm soon to be one of you, so I thought I'd jump in and meet you all! I was due on 10/24...just one of the many Oct mommas that is waiting *oh so patiently* for my baby to get here. I guess I have a few hours of October left, but Finn seems to like it right where he is.

I've been lurking in your DDC for a week or so now...Congrats to all the Nov. Mommas who have already had little ones!! Hopefullt I'll be joining you soon. Nice to meet you all!!

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welcome! ive been lurking in october for months, so im sure we all know about eachother ..i can only imagine its a bit frustrating waiting, but sooner than later you will have that wee babe in your arms! make yourself at home here! even if only for a few days

 

 

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Welcome Momma2Finn! I, too, have been lurking in the Oct. thread and quite honestly have been more of a *lurker* than participant in alot of the Nov. threads! Got a late start and I can sometimes be just too lazy to post!

Anyway...sorry for babbling...WELCOME!

BTW...Is Finn going to be your little one's full name? Griffin is on my name list, but I would shorten it to Finn! Just curious!
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::snif:: ::sniff:: well momma2finn...I guess since you jumped over here, I'll tag along. No october baby for me . I've been lurking here for the past week as well, reading about all the lucky mamas who got to have their babies before their due date. I was due on the 11th, but we weren't too sure, so it looks like that date wasn't correct. I could have been due as late as the 25th. So take your pick. How late am I? haha the world may never know. I'm trying to stay optimistic, really I am....
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Welcome October Mamas!!!

Hehe, I was *supposed* to be an october mama but I joined this thread because I know how comfy of a womb I have... I'm 8 days over.

Bailey228... YOU ROCK!!!! 20 days "over"... good job growing that baby!!!!!!!!

I keep telling myself I'd rather have a plump, healthy baby rather than a skinny one covered in cheese before my date but I'm definitely ready!!!!!!!!
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Bailey228... YOU ROCK!!!! 20 days "over"... good job growing that baby!!!!!!!!

I keep telling myself I'd rather have a plump, healthy baby rather than a skinny one covered in cheese before my date but I'm definitely ready!!!!!!!!
LOL I don't think she needs to grow anymore. My family always has 10lb+ babies. I can only imagine how big she's gonna be with her being so late. I completly agree, I'd much rather have a big healthy baby than one born too early and covered with "cheese" as you described it!
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How late am I? haha the world may never know.

At least we can still make each other laugh! Plus, 20 days makes for a great story! I would keep with that date - just think, you could go another week and tell people you were a month overdue!! (Wow, that sounds crazy even to me!)

Don't worry momma, we'll get there. Eventually.

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peacefulmommy (love the name!)
Finn is the planned name...although we are undecided about whose last name he will have...mine is Lynn so Finn Lynn will probably not happen! DP isn't thrilled about Finn, but has only given silly suggestions like Esteban. I mean I like the name but this kid will be pale white with swedish/german relatives...Esteban just won't fly.

I think Griffin is a very cool name. It achieves the Harry Potter connection I like without sounding too magical!! What are your other favorites?

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Welcome October mamas! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long to meet your little babies. I on the other hand have 25 more days until my EDD, and then who knows how long. I lurk on the October & December boards just for fun, so I know whatcha mean. Good luck!
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Welcome, "Nov." mamas!

Hey, there are still a few hours of October left, so maybe you will still be October mamas after all!! Ha ha.
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Hello! I'm coming over from October too! Only 12 hours left in October...things aren't looking to good for my little guy being an October baby.

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peacefulmommy - Griffin is our choice for a boy's name - but we don't know what we're having. We thought Finn or Griff for a nickname.

I love it!

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Welcome October mamas!
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Hi, November mamas and the October mamas who've switched over...

I'm another October mama that had been occasionally lurking over here on the Nov DDC, 'just in case' since our EDD was 10/22. I'm jumping over here too, now!

Nice to see you, momma2finn and bailey228, and nice to meet all of the Nov ladies.

Happy Halloween!
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Aw look, our DDC is growing! Welcome to all the October mamas! Hope your stay here is short and sweet!
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New members, I wasn't expecting this, how fun! Get over to weekly chatter, it's a busy thread!
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Welcome October mammas!
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Momma2Finn: Yeah, Esteban is a cool name, but I would definitely feel wierd using it for a fair skinned baby! Griffin Sage was my first choice, but for some reason I've still been waffling on Griffin for months. I always seem to come back to it, though, especially since I equally love Finn as a nickname. I originally came up with the name b/c of the Griffin & Sabine books...love 'em, but I like the Harry Potter-esque sound to it, too! The other names on my list are Oliver, Milo, Isaac & Thierran. Thierran is an alternate spelling of Terran, which means *earth*. I'm huge on the meanings of names, which is why I like it. What are you thinking of as a middle name?

Sarahcecile, what's your middle name for a boy? If it helps anybody, the girl name I had picked out was going to be either Amelia Sabine or Amelia Simone. It's up for grabs!
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Welcome Oct ddc mamas! I too have been totally lurking at the Oct ddc for months. In fact I've probably read every word of it, just as I have my own ddc!! I'm excited to have new ddc members & look forward to hearing your birth stories, *very soon* !

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Welcome, everyone! The more, the merrier. And take comfort in knowing that this will be the last DDC that you join- no way you guys are going to be pregnant in December!!!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and hearing your birth stories.

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Wow! Nov is an exciting forum ladies!! Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Peacefulmommy-
We haven't narrowed a middle name down yet...I like Finn Marley, DP isn't crazy about it! We both like Finn Willem or William (my gp's name)-but I really like Finn Marley!! In fact, I'd almost use Marley as the first name, but again, DP isn't too fond of it. (Sometimes I just want to say OH WELL-too bad for you)
Terran is a great name I think, I also like names with meaning. I really wanted a name that means or implies peace-but couldn't find any I really like. Pax just doesn't do it for me!
I gotta say though, you and SarahCecile really made a good choice with Griffin! I love that name!!

Oh and Simone is such a pretty name!! Too bad I had an US today which totally confirmed that I will soon be Momma2Finn!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!

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1 and a half hours until midnight...looks like I'm having a November baby, too. Hi again to all of the other patiently waiting mamas, and hi to all of you other Nov mamas!

Finn is a great name, BTW, and so is Griffin! We are planning on Spencer, the meaning is pretty mundane, but we love how it sounds!
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LOL mamma2finn, why are middle names so much harder than the first names? my husband and I agreed on a first name pretty quickly (lol actually it went more like.. I saw the name absoutely loved it, told hubby, he liked it but didn't want to decide yet, so I bugged him for the next hour and she got her name!) after we decided on her name, I was telling a few family members and my sister freaked out on me because I had stolen her name! LOL last I heard she was trying to convince her husband to get a vasectemy because she never wanted kids! Apparently after I got pregnant she decided that she did want kids and if she had a daughter she wanted to name her Caia. I soo did not know that at all! And honestly it's quite scary that we liked the same name without knowing it. We are the exact opposites of each other. It's ok now though, she's back to trying to convince her husband to get the vacetemy again . Her middle name was more of a challenge. Hubby didn't even want a middle name for her (I think it's common for Ukrainians not to have middle names, he doesn't have one, neither do my cousins who are 1/2 Ukie). He agreed to a middle name but said that he got to pick it because I picked the first name. I agreed and it took him months to even start looking for a name. He finally found 2 that he liked, but I hated them! He refused to look for anymore and wouldn't let me look either because then I would have picked the name again . Finally I was sitting there one day and said "hey why don't we name her the female version of your Ukie name?" He actually liked the idea! LOL so it looks like I picked out both names, but hey he's happy, I'm happy and our little girl has her whole name, Caia Aleksandra Berezhny now she just needs to come out
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Welcome October mamas!!!

I lurked a bunch on your thread and know one of the Oct. moms IRL who had an unplanned unassisted b/c her babe came so quickly. Look forward to getting to know you better and sharing birth stories soon. Sooner for you than me as I am not due until the end of Nov. and we know the week we got pregnant.

We have two first names picked out that are gender nuetral (at leas to us, they are). The kid may end up with three different middle names b/c we cannot narrow it down to one. It's a really big deal to have to name something.

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Welcome October mamas!

Melissa Honeybee, I love the name Spencer too. It's my doggie's name. She's a girl though, so everyone always says, "HER name is Spencer?" I can't explain it; it's just the name that came to me as I was driving home with my little teeny puppy in my lap.

Bailey228, I think you have chosen a beautiful name!

Peacefulmommy, Terren was my high school boyfriend's name. Everyone thought it was really cool, and he was definitely the only person any of us knew with that name. It was kind of funny too; my high school best friend's name is Terra, so I was always surrounded with earth energy.

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Hi, October mamas, and welcome!
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welcome, oct/nov mamas! happy to have you here

i love all the name discussion...names are very popular in my family, we talk about them even when there's no baby on the horizen we haven't named our little one yet, we have a list of about 5 and hopefully one will suit her when we see her!
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So I finally got back to sleep last night. I think I'm nesting AGAIN today. I have made a mental list of several inane cleaning tasks...Oh well, at least the house will be clean. Well, it actually is clean already, so now I'm starting to feel a little OCD when I tell DP to put away that sweatshirt-it's the only article of clothing out of place in the whole house. I have never been like this...AAHHH (even my car is clean and vaccummed)

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Middle names are hard!! I've been trying not to dwell on it too much, hoping for inspiration when he is finally in my arms!!
My mom doesn't have a middle name either, she's from Germany. come to think of it, all the older relatives over there don't have them, but everyone born after me does!
Do Ukranians have godparents? DP and I are in disagreement about godparents. Everyone in Germany has a godparent, and I want our son to have one-but DP's family has never had them. I guess they think it's a Catholic thing, but in Germany it's tradition.


Well, Happy Nov 1st everybody! Looks like all new Nov. mommas are now official!!!

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I hadn't thought about it, but I should probably be checking out the Dec DDC! I guess I've been trying to be optimistic, but my due date is November 30, so, in all likelihood, I'll be over there.


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hmm I don't know if Ukies have godparents. Hubby is out right now so I can't ask him. I know his family is greek orthodox, so I don't know if they have godparents in that religion or not. Neither of us are religous though so she probably won't have godparents in the religous sense but just to have someone who would take her if something happend to us. (probably my parents or my sister and BIL) And I don't understand why middle names are so much harder, it's not like they get used alot so they aren't as important as the first name. I guess it's because if you pick a bad middle name it can disrupt the flow of the whole name so it ends up sounding funky. Don't worry though it will come to you. We didn't decide on hers til about 2 weeks ago while we had her first name back at 20 weeks!
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