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#1 of 35 Old 11-17-2005, 02:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i thought it might be fun to post a little questionaire to get to know everyone a little bit (and maybe find out some stuff about the people we're sending beads or presents to!) just copy and paste the list of questions and answer away-some or all...have fun!

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
3. what is one of your life's passions?
4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

if this goes well, someone else feel free to do part 2 with new questions!
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
i was raised in southern lower michigan in a town of about 13,000. my favorite thing about our town was the diversity. it was largely african-american and hispanic and i didn't feel as sheltered as my cousins who lived up-north.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
jewel, nora jones, and willie nelson are my current favorites.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
breastfeeding and child-led weaning...seriously.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
right now, "angel flying too close to the ground" by willie nelson

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
gypsy is a black lab, 6 years old. we got her two months after we got married.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
i have always wanted to have a farm and rescue abused farm animals.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
smell...it is the least important in my relationship to my daughter.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
feeling womanly

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
not looking pregnant yet(gotta get past the belly flab)

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
yep, felt it good and strong for the first time 2 days ago.

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Denver, Colorado. I loved being that close to the mountains, and that you could see forever. I love the weather 90% of the year.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Depends on that day -I listen to everything from Eminem to Indigo Girls. :-D I love Kate Bush, and Melissa Etheridge. Currently I am on a classical kick. I don't like country much at all.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Theatre and art.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't sing in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
1 cat - named Baby - she is 16 (?) years old

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
raising my kids, painting, knitting.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
I couldn't choose - they are all too important.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Jury's still out on this one since it is my first...

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Anxiety.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
I think so - but I don't know for sure...

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Fun!

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in Raleigh, NC... I dunno, I just like it there, lots to do, near the beach & mts!

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I like music I grew up with- U2, Sting, 10,000 Maniacs, The Cranberries, etc and classical and jazz piano

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Reading & cooking are personal interests, also passionate about breastfeeding.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I used to, too busy listening out for dd now!

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
2 cats, Josh (Maine Coon) and Max (Bengal)

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
What I'm doing now, basically (raising my family). We'd probably travel more.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Ermm... smell, b/c I can imagine that (can't smell with stuffy nose )

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Anticipation

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Having to pee at 3 a.m.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes! Though it comes and goes.. not so much recently, think my uterus had a growth spurt and she's got more room now or something

An extrovert, married to my introverted dh since '01, mothering my girls C (2003) and G (2006).

 

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
In different places in the Upper Midwest, mostly smaller towns. I liked living in a very small town (pop about 2,000) where I felt really safe and free.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Jazz standards.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Collecting perfume.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I like to sing, but for some reason, never in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
No pets, I love cats but DH is allergic. My parents have a gray tabby cat named Molly who is kind of 'my' kitty.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Right now, I would want to move to France to study perfumery

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Probably sight--I would not want to give up hearing music, being able to taste good food, or smell perfume.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Snacking without guilt

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Having to tell people (still haven't told all my friends and co-workers yet!).

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
A little. Not feeling any distinct kicks or jabs, just flutters.

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Pullman, Washington, home of the WSU Cougars. Kind of a small town feel... Didn't really grow up all that impressed with it though (even after almost 20 years). It was more survival from there rather than enjoyment of the area. I much preferred where I went to college (Moscow, Idaho) and where my grandparents lived (very small towns on either side of WA).

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Eclectic at best. I can go from Matchbox 20 to Dixie Chicks to the Oak Ridge Boys Sing Christmas.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Being a good mom. Being as much like my grandmothers are possible - they were awesome women.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
Last week it was 12 Days of Christmas. Normally I don't really sing in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
Do dust bunnies and shag carpeting shedding bits count?

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Being a comfortable sahm. Maybe open my own little business retailing non-mainstream parenting items, but I don't know if I'd tire of that or not. Spend our family time traveling the world and visiting family as much as possible. Build our own house that would be very efficient, somewhat self-sustaining if possible, with enough land for us to have some fun growing our own stuff. I wouldn't mind an extra little stove to use for canning out in the mudroom, either (Grandma had a setup like that).

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Probably smell if I had to. It would make cleaning the bathroom much easier.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
The cute belly and still fun movement around 5-6 months.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Months 0-4 and 7-10. I'm a miserable pregnant woman. With a short torso (i.e. I can't breathe, eat, sit comfortably and have constant heartburn from 6+ months on)

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
I may have been kicked two or three times, but nothing steady yet.

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

San Francisco Bay Area. My favorite thing about it is the weather. I'm a total cold weather wimp.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

I mostly listen to hip hop and Top 40 kind of stuff, though my CD collection also contains some a cappella, too.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Raising my child (hopefully someday children) the absolute best way I can. To me, there is NOTHING more important than that. Jackie Kennedy Onassis summed up my feelings perfectly when she once said, "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters much."

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

I don't sing in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

No pets.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

I'd be a stay-at-home-mom.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

By process of elimination, it would have to be touch. Sight and sound are critical, and I love food too much to give up taste and smell.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

The first time I had the realization that I was feeling my baby move inside of me, it was as if the earth had stopped spinning. I have never felt that kind of love before.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Ugh, the nausea, for sure!!!

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yep, now it's graduated from flutters and tickles to full on pokes, prods, thumps, and bumps.


Thanks for starting this thread! It's so interesting to read everybody's answers.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
Lower San Joaquin Valley, CA. Have to say there wasn't much I liked about it. Perhaps that because I hated it so much it spurred me to achieve more, to want to see more of the world? Or maybe I would have anyway-- don't know.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc? I like about everything except country (no offense to the country fans)

3. what is one of your life's passions?
The right to choose how to birth based on a well informed decision and having a full range of choices about that birth (without harrassment) and providing women with true evidence based information about pregnancy and birth

4. what do you like to sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower
5. do you have pets, names/kinds? Nope-- maybe a cat next year
6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing? --Writing and being at home with the kids full time, gardening extensively
7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why? Smell probably, I lose it anyway with a cold

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Gaining weight is good, LOL No I guess I like the whole process of growing a new life

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant? Can't work out as I normally would and I lose stanima
10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes, off and on since 15 weeks
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I was raised in a small Wisconsin town (50,000) on a lake. My favorite
thing about it was that it was on the water and so we had a boat and did
lots of water things. Maybe that explains my love for the ocean and why
I love to watch the swells come in and go to the beach. (Right now we
are having huge surf and we can hear it all night long pounding the
shore while we are laying in bed.)

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

I like well written music with a life affirming message. I listen to all sort
of music, lots of hawaiian, classical, jazz, and 'christian' music.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

My passion's beside my kids and husband, are homeschooing right now.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

I don't sing in the shower.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

We don't have any pets presently but we do feed and take care of the
building cat, Tinkerbell.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

What I am doing now, being a stay at home mom and home educating
my kids.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

It would be really hard to lose any of them but I guess my sense of
smell.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Feeling the baby move and having not think about this
c section pooch that I have.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

All day sickness (that has now passed) and my current challenge, sciatica
nerve pain.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yes, baby is fluttering and moving and it is a joy to feel.

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

Central Pennsylvania. Growing up, I liked the fact that the lead stories on the news typically involved the weather, rather than a lot of violence and gore. I also liked the fact that we *have* weather-- it's not the same temperature all year round, things change drastically. I still think that it's incredibly cool that one day it can be boiling hot and you're walking down the sidewalk trying to figure out how to take more clothing off without violating any public decency clothing, and then four months later there's snow on the ground and you're wondering if it would really be irrational to try to make a snowsuit for your 200+ pound behind.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

Right now, I'm really into the genre of music that I call "booty shakin'." I like lots of different kinds of music, though, and my favorite bands include Simon & Garfunkel, R.E.M., Eminem, Korn, Tori Amos, and many more.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Hmmm... I have many passions. Many, many passions.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

These days, I take most of my showers with the kids and sing whatever they're singing/asking me to sing. Sometimes, I sing regular songs in which I substitute words like "BeanBean," "BooBah," and "mininess" for the actual lyrics. When I do get to take a shower without the kids, I am totally silent because I don't want to wake them up.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

No pets, we live in an apartment. Sometimes I feel like I live with wild animals, though.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Random research projects (I love research) and having babies. Mike and I have already decided that if we ever win a big lottery, we'd like to keep on having kids until we couldn't have any more. I absolutely love raising my kids, and can only imagine the kinds of fun adventures that we'd have if money wasn't such a huge concern in our lives.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Tough call! I'm very dependant on my senses. I don't know, I think I'd rather give up something else, like all of my hair or all of my toes.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Feeling the baby move inside of me. It's just such a cool feeling, knowing that there's a real live person in there!

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Needing (not wanting, *needing*) to get more than 6 hours of sleep to be a decent, functioning human being. When I don't get it I'm miserable, but when I do get it I feel guilty for wasting all that time.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yup!

Rynna, Mama to Bean (8), Boobah (6), Bella (4) and Bear (2)
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in a small town in SE Pennsylvania called Kennett Square. It was kind of the best of both worlds: small town and then we were only an hour outside of Philadelphia and 20 minutes outside of Wilmington, DE. It's the "Mushroom Capital of the World!"

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I pretty much like it all; right now I'm listening to a lot of "indie" stuff: Ted Leo, Sleater-Kinney, Elliot Smith

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Besides my daughter and my gestating son, and of course, dh? Maybe natural birth...but I'm still trying to figure out what else I'm passionate about!

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't really sing in the shower, which is quite fortunate for my family.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
We have 2 dogs: a 6 year-old Australian Shepherd named Stella and an 8 year-old Golden Retriever mix named Max; and a bunny named Evan

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
What I am now, minus the stress. And we would travel more, too! I'd probably be a professional student, and collect degrees for the fun of it.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Can't decide, that's a toughie.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling the baby move

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Morning sickness

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes! All the time lately
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in Texas and Louisiana, my favorite thing about Louisiana is the culture and laid back attitude, things just move slower down there. I love the diversity of Texas.
2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
When I am alone in the car I usually listen to country, but also enjoy artist's like U2, Blackeyed Peas, Diana Krall, Al Green etc... I have pretty ecletic musical taste.
3. what is one of your life's passions?
Right now it is my son, and the new baby on the way. If I could do it without leaving them, I would go to nursing school and become a midwife.
4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
Since I am usually in the tub with Ds, I sing alot of "splish, splish, I was taken a bath!!"
5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
yes, 1 dog, Rita a chocolate lab.
6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Taste, only because I can't imagine not seeing, touching, hearing, or smelling DS.
8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling baby move, and Ds kissing my belly and saying hi to baby.
9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
I am blessed with really easy pregnancies so I don't really have any complaints.
10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes, started feeling movement about 3 weeks agoat 17 weeks.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
A suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. I loved the small town feel, especially in the fall. And of course, the Chiefs (Woo hoo! I have tickets in 3 wks!)

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc? Praise and worship music - right now I'm listening to Redemption Songs by Jars of Clay. Soooo good and I love the bluegrassy feel to it.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Jesus. We want to be missionaries eventually, and I love sharing about Jesus with people and studying His Word.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower? Praise and worship songs or hymns. I sing a lot, so I love the acoustics in the tub.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
2 guinea pigs (S'more and Cookie). They were a "gift" from my dh's student.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Missions, hands down. I would love to have a clinic overseas and train nurses and midwives and do Bible studies.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Um, smell? No more poop! And food wouldn't taste near as good, so I could lose some weight. But no more new baby smell either. And I love the smell of their hair.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling the baby kick.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
People feeling like it is okay to comment on your sex life ("don't you know how that happens?").

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yup. And he is CRAZY in there!

Tamara: hs'ing Christian mom of five here and five in Heaven. Joyfully awaiting Punkin, coming mid-Sept!
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And of course, the Chiefs (Woo hoo! I have tickets in 3 wks!)
You are going to the Broncos/Chiefs game on the 4th????

I think I may have to hate you. Of course, I would be wearing orange and rooting for the other team.

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I grew up where I live now in a little town in Rhode Island. I love being near the water and having that townie countryish feel.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

I listen to just about everything. Hip hop and rap to classical and country. To tell you the truth I haven't listened to "adult" music in quite awhile. Usually we have DDs music on which is classic childrens songs, laurie berkner etc. You know how many times I've been in the car alone and i get where I'm going and realized I had kids music on the whole time w/o even noticing?

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Learning new things, my family and being the best mom I know how.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

Currently my shower radio/ CD player is dead, but like I said before, what I listen to depends on the day.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

I have a big fishtank w/ fish and 1 yorkie named oscar who is about 3.5 yrs. old.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

I would build a huge housing complex and adopt all the children to teens who are waiting for homes. We would be just one big family. A girl can dream can't she?

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Smell. It wouldn't hinder my daily life and I wouldn't puke as much.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Everything except the nausea, vomiting and exhaustion.
Know ing I am creating life.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

nausea, vomiting and exhaustion.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
little bit here and there. My placenta is anterior so I am feeling way less than w/ DD.
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You are going to the Broncos/Chiefs game on the 4th????

I think I may have to hate you. Of course, I would be wearing orange and rooting for the other team.
Oh, I guess I can't count. I am going to the Chiefs/Cowboys game the next week.

But I would sooooo love to see it when the Chiefs whup the Broncos.

I already made my red maternity shirt with "KC Chief on board" emblazoned on the top. Yeah! (My dad said he wouldn't sit by me if I painted my belly red, and since he has the tickets...)

Tamara: hs'ing Christian mom of five here and five in Heaven. Joyfully awaiting Punkin, coming mid-Sept!
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I grew up in Los Angeles. I love LA even though lots of people hate it, or maybe because lots of people hate it. To be honest, there are plenty of things wrong with LA. But there was always a lot going on, art shows, raw culture (and clashing)... and the opportunity to go to the beach in a bathing suit (something I can't do in San Francisco). I love the feeling I'd get from the city. Something was always happening no matter what time of night it was. You could almost feel people's struggling to survive and well... lonlieness. I think LA is one of the lonliest places.

I actually grew up in San Fernando Valley, the home of the porn industry as we know it today, which is cool on one level, but really not that great of a place to grow up in to be comepletely honest. I did have a lot of great summers that I just spent swimming in friend's pools and playing marco polo, and I don't think anything's better than that though.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

I love almost all music. I used to say that I'd never listen to country. But now I love it as much as anything else. My music tastes are all over the map: Dwight Yoakam (he made me not hate the accordion), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Under the Bridge is my certified LA song - see above), Front Line Assembly (my style of industrial), M83 (space-rock-ambient-I dont' know), and Team Sleep/Deftones (current flavor of the month) - and metal, blues, jazz, roots, folk, and bluegrass. Pretty much all and everything.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Passions? Well, my husband. And art, I suppose. Contemporary art, not modern art made 50 years ago. I used to really enjoy dancing as an art form, way to be free, etc. I used to love baking desserts, but I have no oven at the moment, and I don't crave sweets anyways with this pregnancy. I do LOVE making ice cream though, but still haven't felt like doing so with this pregnancy. I love to make desserts for other people though, since it's good to see them happy.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

I think I have a horrible voice, and I don't really sing all that much. I mostly just moan in the shower, cause I have a hard time waking up and the shower feels good. But I dance in the shower sometimes.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

I have a rottie mix named Moose. He drools a lot, but he's super cute.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Well I have a hard time picturing not needing money. I would probably travel the world, or take one of those cruises that goes around the world. And then I'd start an ice cream business, although I'm not sure where I'd open it.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I think I'd give up sight first. All the other senses are just too enriched and full for me to give them up. But then again taste is not that big a deal. But then being blind would ruin my planned cruise around the world. And losing my taste buds would kind of kill my ice cream business too. :*(

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

I'm not sure yet, since this is my first pregnancy. It's probably going to be seeing my new baby and holding him in my arms and feeling like a family.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Hands down it's morning sickness.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

I think so, sometimes. I'm not sure yet, although I do seem to feel tugging on my bellybutton. But maybe that's just me growing.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

Western Colorado. The mountains.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

I guess I like world music/20th C. art/stuff my dh puts on the CD player.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

I'm a pretty fervent environmentalist (don't ask me to justify 3 kids, though : ). I'm really into soil and plants.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

I usually have some kid music in my head (it's just too catchy!). We just came back from a trip, and my kids encountered "Bob the Builder" (well, and TV, really) for the 1st time, and right now, I've got that theme song in my head.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

Nope.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Gardening.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I wouldn't really want to lose any of them, but the one I guess I could do without most easily is smell/taste.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Feeling the baby move.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Just about everything else :. (I don't particularly like it, glad it's a temporary condition.) I guess if forced to choose, getting sick is the obvious one. Needles are next.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Since ~15-16 wks.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I grew up in Ottawa, which although very pretty was deadly boring at the time. I much prefer the easy-going vibe and 'aliveness' of Montreal, where I've lived for 15 years.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

my favorites are all over the map - in the car right now are: Beastie Boys, U2, Liz Phair, Norah Jones, Black Eyed Peas, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Chemical Brothers, BTK, Soundgarden. At home... Metric, Barenaked Ladies, Pete Yorn... Jazz standards are a favorite (we played them non-stop at our wedding and my oldest is named after Cole Porter)... we are really liking Madeleine Peyroux right now. The only types of music I don't really listen to are new country and opera.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

my family, food and photography (oops, that was more than one)

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

right now.. KT Tunstall's Miniature Disasters but tomorrow will be something else (listen to her here if you are interested http://www.kttunstall.com/)

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

two dogs: Spencer a 90 pound 9 year old boxer/retriever cross and an 11 month old black pug named Nobu (a bruiser at 23 pounds)

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

travelling the world with my family, eating everything, everywhere and learning to cook the various cuisines plus taking photos in my spare (!) time.

or

moving to the country with my family, living off the land and working for (or starting) a non-profit dedicated to saving our environment in some way

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

hmmm, maybe hearing. i'd rather lose the hair on my toes though.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

the baby at the end!

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

the spazziness (I am so clumsy right now) and the sciatic nerve pain (it's been tamed right now by the osteopath, hooray!)

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

yes, regularly since 12.5 weeks
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in 2 places: in the Salt Lake Valley (UT) until I was 12, and then in Mesa AZ for the rest. I liked Salt Lake because it had 4 distinct seasons. I love the snow. I like Mesa because everything is spaced out -- ie there are parking lots for all the stores, the roads are wide, and things are newer. But honestly, I have traveled a lot, and can see the benefits and beauties of nearly everywhere I've been.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I love music! I don't appreciate rap or hip hop music as much though. I love Nora Jones and Dido. I also love jazz, but my husband doesn't, so I don't get to listen to it as much.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Learning -- anything and everything.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
It's usually songs I've made up (usually involving my DD )

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
No pets!

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Anything and everything. I'd travel a lot. I'd bring a nanny wherever we traveled so my husband and I could do things solo sometimes.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
Trying to answer this is brings the saddest thoughts. If I give up sight, I would miss out on all the beautiful seasons and the sunsets. If I give up touch, I won't be able to feel my baby's soft skin. If I give up taste or smell I won't be able to enjoy the lucious foods of the world, or smell the world after it rains. If I give up hearing I will never be able to bask in a great song, or hear my baby's first words. I just can't chose one -- someone would have to rip it away from me as I clung for dear life.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling movement, and watching my body transform

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
fatigue and my nose hurting ALL THE TIME!

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yes. Yes I am.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised in a suburb in Connecticut. The best thing about it was I felt pretty safe there.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I like lots of stuff! Indie, punk, blues, etc.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
My family.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't sing in the shower. I don't like showers...I try to get in and out as fast as possible.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
3 dogs, all adopted mixes. Bay and Banjo are the males, and Isis is our girl.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Not worrying about money!!!

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
I'll think about this and come back if I can come up with an answer.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Just knowing there is a baby growing in there does it for me.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Gas, bloating, occasional insomnia, weird cravings

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
I *think* so...I'm not positive, but am pretty sure I've been feeling him/her this past week.

mostly WAHM, sometimes WOHM to my : two boys.
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Not in your due date club (saw this thread under "new posts") but just have to say two things!

One, SOOOO great to see Adina in a due date club!!!! I feel like I've been following your saga for ages and it just makes me smile to see your name here!

Two, whenever I see these "getting to know you" type things, I always get on my soap box and ask people to print their answers and start a binder. Something about YOU for your kids to read someday. My parents died when I was in junior high. I would cut off my hand to know what my mom's favorite thing about pregnancy was, or memories of her hometown, or anything from/about her. I know the basics - siblings, religion, etc. - but not the little things that would mean a lot to me to know. She made me a baby book; I know when I got my first tooth and when I rolled over. I want more about HER.

I started doing this in early 2003 and have a 3 ring binder FULL of these. My favorite class in school and why. Best thing about each of the loves of my life. Favorite type of ice cream. Favorite movie, book, song, etc. I put in our Xmas letters each year. Sometimes I print off interesting emails to or from us, if they describe something I think the kids would like to know someday. Sometimes just a day in the life glimpse.

Just an idea....
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I was raised pretty much all over the place, but from 11 on it was mostly in Mesa, Arizona (with a few moves away and back between)... Oh gosh... Probably the mild weather in the winter but where snow is just a few hours drive away and I can let someone else shovel the snow!! LOL

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
Oh I like anything but rap! I have a whole variety in my 10 disk CD changer from country, to kids music, to jazz, to Mozart and about everything in between! LOL

3. what is one of your life's passions?
Trying to become the best mom I can be!!

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I don't! I am usually trying to get in and out as fast as I can! LOL

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
2 Golden Retrievers, Teddy Bear and Buddy, who are 7, a 'mutt' cat, Shadow, who is 19 (almost 20!!), and a Betta fish, Maui (who knows how old a fish is, but we have had him for a year! LOL)

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
What I am doing - being a SAHM but traveling more and being able to buy more craft supplies! LOL

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Oh gosh! Do NOT make me choose one of these! I agree with Phoebe! PLEASE take my toes or my hair! I can always buy a wig! LOL

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Feeling my baby move!

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
BEING SICK!!! (And I gotta say the needles, too! LOL)

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
Yep! In fact, the little on is be-boppin' right now all over the place! LOL I SWEAR this kid thinks my insides are a pinball game and he/she is the ball!!

Wife to Kevin (8-1-98)
: Proud Momma to Katelyn (4-02), Calvin (4-06), and Ashley (7-08) :
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Two, whenever I see these "getting to know you" type things, I always get on my soap box and ask people to print their answers and start a binder. Something about YOU for your kids to read someday.

Aw! This gave me tears! I am going to do this for my kids!! Thank you so much!!!!

Kerri

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Oh gosh! Do NOT make me choose one of these! I agree with Phoebe! PLEASE take my toes or my hair! I can always buy a wig! LOL
That was me.

Rynna, Mama to Bean (8), Boobah (6), Bella (4) and Bear (2)
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
-Oklahoma. I liked all the shopping areas we had.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
-I like a lot, but Jeremy Camp & Rob Thomas are two of my favorites.

3. what is one of your life's passions?
-Scrapbooking

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
-Anything that's on the radio.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
-Just a dog back home with my parents (couldn't take him to college with me and after that they wanted to keep him), his name is Howie.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
-Nothing. I'd spend all my time just hanging out with my family.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
-Taste maybe? It would suck, but the others seem more important to me.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
-Not really sure. I just love the fact that we are.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
-The pregnancy headaches I'm getting.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
-Not yet. I think I may have felt him/her twice, but I can't be sure.
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I guess I'll chime in here...

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

I was raised in San Jose, CA. I love the wonderful ethnic foods (especially Asian & Mexican) available everywhere, and the weather (oops, that's two!)

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

80s, New Age Celtic (Enya, Loreena Mckennitt), 'Boys groups' like Dire Straits, Queen, Genesis... and classical brass music

3. what is one of your life's passions?

At the moment it's being the best mommy I can be to my 2,5 yo dd. I am also very concerned about the environment and consumer food safety

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

80s love ballads (Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler...) because they sound so good with the water running

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

I have one black Heinz 57 (completely mixed breed) cat named Pouncer who has lived with my parents for the past 11 years.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Travel, eat out in many ethnic restaurants, meet people from all over the world, read historical crime novels

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I am undecided. I want/need all my senses...

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

Being able to eat and eat and eat - and my doctor telling me 'Bravo' that I've gained weight!
Also the anticipation of how the baby will be, what he/she will look like, personality, etc.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

The pitstops every 5 minutes

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

I think so...

Single mama to a 5yo and 8yo

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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it? Florida

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc? Keb Mo, Iron and Wine and Joss Stone.

3. what is one of your life's passions? Photography..it keeps me sane.

4. what do you like to sing in the shower? Who has time to sing in the shower? My showers usually consist of 3 little ones 6 and under running around while I shower. So I don't sing but yell, "What is going on out there?" every few minutes just to get an update.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds? Leela Mae (American Bulldog/Rott. and Lab mix) Chester (Shepard mix) and Pickles the cat.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing? Convert an old barn, have a photo studio, travel and work for either Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross with my hubby.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why? Smell maybe.

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant? Feeling the baby move.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant? Vericous veins, leg cramps and sleeping on my side.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet Right now.
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1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

In Tennessee. The smell of autumn, because that meant the heat of summer was finally over *laughs*

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

World music (love Ayub Ogada), reggae, jam-oriented but not harsh alternative (like Phish), etc. Also like classical. Not a fan of country, pop, rap, metal or whiny girl bands. *laughs* I'm an old fart -- I like calming music.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

Politics

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

Lately it's been Elvis and Christmas songs.

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?

Two dogs: minipoodle (we don't shave her) named Thistle, fat beagle named Stella Blue, three cats named Bitchy, Ollie and Bacchus.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Writing.

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

I hate these kinds of questions. Sorry I'd ask if you could GAIN a sixth sense what would it be and why

8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

A fierce pride -- very primal and lioness-ish. Plus my crazy little watermelon belly. It's precious

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Feeling like crap most of the time.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yes -- she pokes me often, especially in the car My hubby got to feel her the other night too which was nice

(To the pp who suggested about writing all this down and keeping it: I have a journal where I'm religiously keeping track of everything just in case But an excellent suggestion, for sure! )

SAHM to Guinevere (04/05/06) and Eowyn (02/13/09)
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Leslie:

1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?

South of Buffalo, NY. The main place was near Springville where we had a lot of forest behind the house. I think that was the best part. I took regular walks there for my entire growing up (first it was a weekend home for my grandparents and then we moved in later). I really developed a connection and love of nature that has enriched my entire life.

2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?

Well, I'm really a mixture. I listen to devotional bhajans, grateful dead, I like Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, classical, Christmas music, various kid's music, Afro-latin, Joanne Shenandoah, etc. I don't really like rap, country, radio, I don't hear any new top 40 or anything like that.

3. what is one of your life's passions?

spiritual evolution

4. what do you like to sing in the shower?

Hmm, well I can't remember singing in there lately, but some of my favorites is the Rose and Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

5. do you have pets, names/kinds?


Yep, we might be the record here. We have 7 cats (one had 5 kittens), 1 dog named Parvati, Suka- a Blue and Gold Macaw, Guinea Girl- a free range guinea hen, Pan and Bharat- angora goats, and Mata, Padma, Nalakuvera and Manigriva (Nala and Mani)- Leicester Longwool sheep, an underwater snail and currently 3 fish.

6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?

Walking my spiritual path and continuing my creative persuits (which includes children). That is what I do anyways thanks to a good husband. I would see more of him if money wasn't an issue, though :~)

7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?

Strange question. Maybe I'll just sound crazy and say all of them and become fully absorbed in the inner spiritual reality.


8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?

The sacred privledge to be the vessel and vehicle for another soul to enter this reality in a physical body.

9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?

Having to get up to pee in the middle of the night, various pains.

10. are you feeling the baby move yet?

Yes! Right now actually! Last night I started feeling lots of movement though I have felt some things earlier, too but not so much or so strong.
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