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#1 of 32 Old 07-27-2007, 07:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there!

I joined many months ago when I was still pregnant with my first, but I think I posted once. Now that I'm expecting a second, I thought I'd check it out again.

I'm Val, 26. I've been married to Scott, 34, for just over a year. We "anticipated the wedding night" and our daughter was born a shocking 5.5 months after the wedding (on her due date thanks to several natural induction methods, Oct. 6, 2006). We weren't planning to have another baby until she was at least 2, but guess what happens when you're not using birth control, condoms, NFP, or even pull and pray? Believe it or not, we were actually surprised. Best Father's Day present Scott could ever get, though. The new baby is due Feb. 20. Mary will be 16.5 months old and I'm a bit freaked out at the prospect. People have stopped making comments about our dogs (five of them) and not being able to handle child-rearing. I was glad for that.

We're pretty far on the natural side compared to general society, I suppose. I'm still breastfeeding and until very recently we were co-sleeping (she sleeps better in her own space... I think we were waking her up). I'm seeing a midwife again and planning another homebirth. The first didn't happen that way. I came up severely anemic shortly before I went into labour and the midwives wouldn't let me (and weren't allowed to) go at home. Recent blood tests show I actually have a high iron count this time, so I'm crossing my fingers. We are trying to figure out how to move to Vancouver Island to be closer to family. My midwife here will refer me to one there, but if I can't get in I might consider going uc... have to convince the husband first!
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welcome. I'm sure you will enjoy it here. I just joined a month or so ago, and it's become my sanity. Looks like you did the same thing we did, no birth control, but I did tell my husband that I was going to get pregnant, so wasn't that surprised when I did. My dd will be 17 months if this one is born on it's due date.

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Welcome fellow west coast canadian I'm pretty new here too. I'm from chilliwack and have dd who is almost 3 and ds who is 7 months. Congrats on your pregnancy!

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Hi there!

I'm in BC too.

Sandra SAHM to Kayleigh and welcoming Emily January 2010
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Good to meet you all!
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Welcome to MDC!!!!!!! : It's nice to meet you!

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Welcome!! You will find alot of support and wisdom here. I'm in Vancouver, too. Check out the Vancouver tribe. Follow the links to the Canada thread and find us under "Jolly July..."

ERIN, : simple living mama, on the path to simplicity with DH, Scott, Matthew, 8 Brendan, 5 : and a garden full of
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Welcome to MDC!

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Welcome! If you're up to the ride, come on over to "Finding Your Tribe, Canada, and look up the Vancouver July thread.

Tricia, treehugger.gif wild.gif geek.gif mama of dd (6) 

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Hi there and Welcome from another Canadian. I grew up in the West, split between BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Loved BC the best though! Congratutions on your latest surprise!

Roman Goddess, mom to J (August 2004) and J (April 2009).    h20homebirth.gif signcirc1.gif
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Welcome. I'm a Canadian mum from NB but we are currently living in Maine. Hope you love it here.... it's great!!

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I'm in your neck of the woods I think. Hello!
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Hello! I'm in Chilliwack BC.:
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Congrats! I think you'll enjoy being part of the community here. I learn a lot! I grew up in Mission and Abbotsford, but now live in Ontario.

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Welcome to the board!! Im from BC too.
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but living in the States for 6.5 years now
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