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#1 of 53 Old 05-06-2006, 04:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are nearing the home stretch!! :

As we prepare our nests and get excited about the things to come, I'd like to take a moment to remember that Someone Is Going to Go Last. I've lurked on other DDC's, and as the Due Month goes by, the mamas who are still waiting for babies tend to be a little impatient. And mamas who go past their "Due Dates" tend to be a little impatient. I've never been more than four days "late" (we all know a baby comes at just the right time, but it can be really hard to let that go) and those four days seemed very very long to me.

So let's put together a little something special for the two mamas who do the most waiting - the mama who goes the furthest past her EDD (the "Longest" mama) and the very last mama in the July DDC to give birth (the "Last" mama). Just a little something to take the sting out of it. After lots of consideration and numerous suggestions, it seems the best and most versatile way to do this is to put together a paypal fund, and then the mamas in question can get something special for themselves or their little ones. A sling, a hyena diaper, an advocacy shirt, whatever makes them happy. A reward for their endurance

Here's how it works:

1. This is open to anyone due through July 31st, and the mamas who are due in late June but who have been very active in this forum.

2. To participate, make a paypal contribution of $4.00 minimum. Anyone can contribute, even folks who aren't pregnant. You have to contribute to be considered the Last or the Longest. The minimum contribution is $4.00, but if you would like to throw in a few extra, feel free! If you really want to participate, and really can't afford $4, please PM me. If you have no paypal account, or no funded paypal, and would like to participate, please PM me and I'll send you my address. When I receive your contribution, I'll put it in the paypal account for you. If you have other circumstances, PM me and we'll work something out!

3. Paypal (funded only) goes to julyDDCpool @ sbcglobal . net (remove the spaces)

4. When you send your paypal, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put your information in the Notes section. Include your MDC name and your EDD. You can calculate your EDD from your last menstrual period or conception date if you know it. Or you can use the date your practitioner is using, from a US or by whatever other means. If none of these apply, just give it your best guess, but try to be realistic about it.

5. When I receive a contribution and the pertinent information, I'll update this thread. I'll keep a running list of who has contributed and the EDDs, and when the babies are born I'll update again.

We won't know the final results until the very last baby is born. And if, by chance, that baby is born in Mid-August and that mama is both the last to go and the farthest over her EDD, then she deserves both halves of the prize!

Please post or PM if there are any questions, troubles, or things I forgot.

Here's the official list:

Name ~ EDD ~ BirthDate ~ Days past (early)

~pi ~ June 27 ~ June 29 ~ +2
ksjhwkr ~ June 29 ~ June 23 ~ (-6)
luckymama ~ July 1 ~ June 27 ~ (-4)
beautyful ~ July 4 ~ July 14 ~ (+10)
midwestmom ~ July 4 ~ June 13 ~ (-21)
SabbathD ~ July 4 ~ July 6 ~ +2
Jinkel ~ July 8 ~ July 11 ~ +3
soapdiva ~ July 9 ~ July 1 ~ (-8)
sewaneecook ~ July 10 ~ June 24 ~ (-16)
kirstie ~ July 14 ~ July 22 ~ (+8)
sarenka ~ July 19 ~ July 7 ~ (-12)
pdxcdingmomma ~ July 20 ~ June 30 ~ (-20)
Yin Yang ~ July 21 ~ July 22 ~ (+1)
TanyaS ~ July 27 ~ STILL WAITING ~
Miss Juice ~ July 27 ~ August 3 ~ (+7)
cjcolorado ~ July 28 ~ June 24 ~ (-34)
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Got the first contribution already! Thanks, mama!
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sorry no point me doing it, we don't have paypal and i'm in new zealaland
good luck to the last mamas
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Got the first contribution already! Thanks, mama!
May the best Momma win!! And hopefully, that won't be me....
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that's very sweet of you to organize this, Jessica.
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Thanks for organizing, Jessica! I sent funds. I hope the mama(s) who end up waiting the longest feel a little better about it because of this!

professor & maman de DS1 (6) & DS2 (1)

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May the best Momma win!! And hopefully, that won't be me....
That is pretty much how I feel about it! Though truly, some mamas don't mind going late. I just haven't been one of them so far...

A couple of people have put in $5 - Thanks!
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This is my first, and every woman in my family has been late with all of their children. So, I may give some people a run for their money. But, I am hoping that I won't!
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I wasn't on the list...my EDD is July 27! I will be trotting over to paypal in the morning, as it's way past my bedtime!
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bump

(this post got bumped to the 2nd page on my screen, and i thought maybe not everyone saw it yet?)
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Updated the list with current contributors. Several others have asked to send a contribution through the mail, and I'll add their information when I receive it!
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updated again!
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Just a bump and an update...
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Just wanted to say that I just sent my $4.00 I trully hope I will not win this one though!
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Updated - thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!
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Jessica,
I sent you my contribution this morning. It's in a little blue envelope and should reach you monday (tues at the latest).
thanks for taking it!
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just sent...

mama to Joshua (9), Lily (8), Jude (6) and Ava (6)

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kirstie - no problem!

For anyone sending things in the mail, I will send you a pm when I get it so that you don't have to wonder about it.

This is going to make a tired mama very happy
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bumping it up for everyone to see
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Just bumping it up - so far we have $57 in here, since quite a few people have put in $5 or more

There are still a fair number of people who expressed interest but who haven't participated yet, so we'll see what happens!
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Updated once more.
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Bumping for those who haven't seen
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Updated again! Just think how nice this could be for the patient mamas who've waited so long. I've been lurking the June DDC (haven't we all?) and even the mid-June mamas are hoping to give birth any day. It's getting pretty busy over there!
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updated again
We currently have $72.00 in here!

I'm surprised we don't have more Late July mamas yet - I guarantee SOMEONE will go last...
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I will add few more $$ once I have some money in my account. Who knows I might go last.....
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Anybody feeling impatient yet?
Just imagine how it would feel to be the very last mama in our DDC to be waiting
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A bump for everyone to see...

I was thinking that maybe this would close as of your due date - meaning that you can join in any time up to your official due date. Anybody have any thoughts?

Of course, you can feel free to contribute even after your baby is born, if you're feeling sympathetic...
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