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#61 of 135 Old 08-12-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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*What is your favorite childhood memory?
I don't know. There are so many. I'm so grateful for a wonderful childhood. I guess maybe playing with my brother who had a vivid imagination. We'd spend our summer vacation days acting out stories he would think up.

*Will you be finding out the sex of the baby?
I don't know. I'm not really leaning one way or the other. I may let dh decide that one on his own.

*What kind of car do you drive?
Honda. Love Hondas. Will never own anything else again.

*What will the weather be like where you live when the babes are born?
Probably rainy and nasty and cold. Maybe even some ice and snow mixed in.
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a) How many and what kind?
a St Bernard and a long hair cat
I LOVE big dogs...I grew up with Newfs...I miss my Newf, he's back in the States with my mom.
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Do you have a garden? working on my compost but I started to late in the season to plant (you have to plant in FEB here in FL)

*What about names? Any picked out yet? Nope, I name after birth
*What is your favorite childhood memory? plane ride to FL when I was 4

*Will you be finding out the sex of the baby? No

*What kind of car do you drive? minivan

*What will the weather be like where you live when the babes are born? Hot

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[1) Is this your first baby? no 9th

a) If no, how closely spaced will this one be with your older kids?
Frnakie is 14 months T is 2.5, Ella four....... My eldest is 17
2) If you find out the gender, will you be announcing it? (Either to friends/family/or us)
Not finding ouot
3) Do you have names chosen?
[Nope,
a) Will you share those names with anyone?

4) Will you or a partner be staying home with this baby?
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5) Do you have any pets?
yes.
a) How many and what kind?7 cats/kittens--the neighb or was threatening todrown them. I had two St bernard puppies that were 7 months but thanks to my redneck neighbors shooting guns at them while my children were out and the police thinking nothing of it, DH made us get rid of the puppies for the safety of my family (and I bought two of those babies to keep my kids safe--I am still crying regularly over them becasue I miss them so much and it has been tow months)

6) Do you have any particular hobby?
reading,writing, looking at absolutely EVERYTHING we come across under the microspe. (amniotic fluid just has vernix and cellular depris in it and fernbs when left on the slide) and avoid large crowds and I am homeshcooling so painting and other things I enjoy have been on hold

7) What are your favorite colors for yourself? For your baby? For your home?
green
baby: gender neutral this time
home: I have a typical FL house, fans light colored furniture, wicker.....

8) Will you be CDing or sposies or EC or some combination?
CLOTH!!! just got new dipe yesterday and it was very girlish, LOL
9) What pregnancy/birth/baby preparation books do you have/have you read?
too much ove the years to even remember
10) What kind of birth are you hoping/planning for?
waterbirth at home

a) Does your partner support your desire/choice?
he didn't have much choice, lol

11) Will any family/friend (other than partner) be staying with you after the birth?
NO!!!!
a) Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
good thing
12) What kinds of food do you plan to pre-cook for after the birth?
haven't thought about it
a) Would you be willing to share recipes with the rest of us? (Hey, if enough people want to share recipes, that could be a new sticky, cause I know I'm not too thrilled with the idea of a million lasagnas...)

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I guess I was supposed to answer each in a seperate thread....

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Do you have rabbits? One little bunny can make all your strawberries disappear before you even know you have them. I refer to lots of my plants -- like the pansies -- as "bunny food". I even planted lettuce to see if I could get the bunny to eat that instead, but noooo...he likes tender little flowers. And all the strawberries. Yep. He ate them all.
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1) Is this your first baby?
no

a) If no, how closely spaced will this one be with your older kids?
this one will be 16 years apart from dss and 2 1/2 years apart from dd

2) If you find out the gender, will you be announcing it? (Either to friends/family/or us)
not sure

3) Do you have names chosen?
no

4) Will you or a partner be staying home with this baby?
I will be staying home for a while but then will take my babies to work with me. I nanny
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5) Do you have any pets?
yes

a) How many and what kind?
2 cats

6) Do you have any particular hobby?
what hobby don't I have reading, travel, knitting, painting, making soap and lotion, gardening, etc.

a) What is it? How long have you been doing it? Is/was it hard to learn?
I've been doing all these things for years. Not hard to learn.


7) What are your favorite colors for yourself? For your baby? For your home?
I like blues and purples. For baby? gender neutral. For home? I like natural greens, browns and neutral colors.
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8) Will you be CDing or sposies or EC or some combination?
CDing and occassionally sposies

9) What pregnancy/birth/baby preparation books do you have/have you read?
Haven't read any this time

a) What pregnancy/birth/baby preparation book would you recommend to a first time mom?
Don't get me wrong, I value reading, however I find oral tradition to be invaluable in this case. Almost all of the knowledge I have of bfing, pregnancy and birth comes from wise women who've btdt
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10) What kind of birth are you hoping/planning for?
I'm hoping for either a home birth or being able to labor at home for as long as possible

a) Does your partner support your desire/choice?
No, that's the tricky part. I'm going to have to think this through and see if I can get him on board. He's a reasonable person. I just have to gather my facts.


11) Will any family/friend (other than partner) be staying with you after the birth?
My Mom

a) Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
that's a good thing although we don't always see eye to eye, she is mostly supportive of my choices.

12) What kinds of food do you plan to pre-cook for after the birth?
bleh. I hate cooking. My dh does most of it so I suppose he should answer that one.
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Okay, trying to get to 150 posts, so here I go:
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*Do you have a garden?
No, we don't have space for a garden. I would love to have one, though, as we always had big gardens growing up. We recently moved to a house with a great yard, though, and I've started to collect some outdoor plants, so maybe someday I'll add some vegetables in containers (I would love to have fresh tomatoes!).
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*What about names? Any picked out yet?
If it's a boy, I have no idea. If it's a girl, I would like to name her in some fashion after my grandmothers, whose names are / were Esther and Helen. I would like to use variations of those two names.
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*Will you be finding out the sex of the baby?
Yes, we found out last time and likely will again. I'm okay with surprises, but I kind of feel like if somebody knows, I want to know, too.
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*What kind of car do you drive?
Nissan Sentra. Not so much looking forward to two carseats in the back of it, but oh well, it'll have to do. Whoever's sitting in the front passenger seat will probably just have to get used to being a little squished forward.
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*What will the weather be like where you live when the babes are born?
I live in San Diego, so the weather is pretty much always nice.
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Sorry about the serial posting, but I really want to get to 150.

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1) Is this your first baby?
No, this will be #2.
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a) If no, how closely spaced will this one be with your older kids?
They will be almost 4 1/2 years apart.
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2) If you find out the gender, will you be announcing it? (Either to friends/family/or us)
Yes, I don't keep secrets well.
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a) Will you share those names with anyone?
I don't know. Last time we shared. This time I almost would like to not share, but then again there's that not liking to keep secrets thing....
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4) Will you or a partner be staying home with this baby?
No, the baby will spend his or her days with our lovely and amazing dcp who has also been caring for our son since I went back to work.

However, having the baby the end of March is great timing for me. I'll take the last quarter off from school and won't have to return to work until mid-July. With my ds, I had to go back at 8 weeks.
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5) Do you have any pets?
DP and ds would love to have pets, but unfortunately we rent a place that does not allow pets. To be honest, I'm secretly happy about that. We are not home during the day, and I just think it's better (and a lot less work) that way. I'd love for ds to have pets, but there will be plenty of time for that later. For now, we just visit other people's pets.
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6) Do you have any particular hobby?

a) What is it? How long have you been doing it? Is/was it hard to learn?
I have a lot of hobbies in respite right now. I used to love to run and read, and I taught myself to knit and crochet. And there are lots of others I'd like to learn, but since having ds, and especially this last year when I was working on my master's degree, I had no time for any hobbies at all.
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7) What are your favorite colors for yourself? For your baby? For your home?
Colors for me:
pinks, blacks, browns, oranges, dark greens

Colors for baby:
I don't know. I don't know him or her yet. I like all colors, in general.

Colors for my home:
Anything goes! After renting 7 different places in the last 11 years, our decorating style is probably most nicely described as eclectic.
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8) Will you be CDing or sposies or EC or some combination?
With ds, we used sposies, for a variety of reasons. I didn't really know anyone who cd'd and knew nothing about it. We were broke when we had him, and it's way easier to scrounge up $10 for a pack of diapers from the grocery store than it is to save up money for a diaper stash, and I just didn't know that cloth diapering was so much more than ugly diapers, pins, and stinky buckets of dirty water.

But now that I know better and we are a little better off financially, all those sposies that will be sitting in landfills for the next 50 years weigh pretty heavily on my conscious and I'd like to consider cloth diapering, both for financial and environmental reasons.

It just seems so overwhelming at the moment, though, and I don't even know where to start or if I can handle it...
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9) What pregnancy/birth/baby preparation books do you have/have you read?

a) What pregnancy/birth/baby preparation book would you recommend to a first time mom?
The first time around I read all the mainstream ones, like What to Expect. This time I haven't read anything. If I can't remember something, I usually just google it or read through the message boards.

I would recommend The Baby Book to first time moms, especially first time moms who were like me--with natural AP leanings and tendencies but not knowing that there is such a term as AP or not really spending much time in AP communities, so generally following a lot of mainstream advice just because they don't know better.
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10) What kind of birth are you hoping/planning for?

a) Does your partner support your desire/choice?
I think that I will probably pursue a hospital birth with doula support. My partner would never dream of having the babe anywhere but a hospital, or maybe a birth center. A hospital (possibly birth center, but I don't think my insurance will cover it) with a doula is something I think we can both be happy with.
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11) Will any family/friend (other than partner) be staying with you after the birth?

a) Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
No, unfortunately.

I really, really, really missed my mother at the hospital and when I came home from the hospital with ds and was very sad that she was not at my birth, but she lives far away and as much as it saddens me, there is nothing I can do about it. Both sets of grandparents visited in the first month, though, last time, so they may very well do that again this time.
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12) What kinds of food do you plan to pre-cook for after the birth?
Cook? What's that???

Actually, I am very fortunate in that dp does the majority of the cooking. I may very well have a couple of weeks at home before the babe arrives, though, and I may try to cook and freeze some easy things like lasagna, stews, etc. That would be lovely, but as to whether I actually do it, we will have to see.
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a) Would you be willing to share recipes with the rest of us? (Hey, if enough people want to share recipes, that could be a new sticky, cause I know I'm not too thrilled with the idea of a million lasagnas...)
Read the post above. I really don't think you want any of my recipes. :
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