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#1 of 80 Old 03-06-2009, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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First of all, due to MDC rules if we do this, we will need to take it off list. What we used in my last DDC was yahoogroups. So to make everyone happy, I just want to make clear that this is an interest thread and the actual swap info etc will be hosted somewhere other than MDC.

That said, in my last DDC we had a bead swap and everyone made birth necklaces that a lot of the mamas wore in labor and birth. We also use our as a nursing necklace. It is beautiful! (I'll see if I can dig out a pic) We all sent x number of beads (with x being the number of mamas participating plus a few extras) and an encouraging note signed by you with to the swap mama along with a Self addressed stamped FRE. The swap mama them distributed the beads so everyone got one of each and sent them back. For those of you who knew mightymama here on MDC, she was in our DDC and that necklace I have is a treasure since it has her bead in it and mightymama died a few months after giving birth.

We want to time it so that people who join the DDC a little later in their pregnancy can still get in, but early enough that everyone has the beads back before the first mama gives birth. We had a couple preemies in our DDC, so we need to keep that in mind.

If you are interested in doing a bead swap, please post here, along with any thoughts or input you have. Thanks!

The Nov 2008 DDC bead swap yahoo group link:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/November09DDCbeadswap/

The other group is being closed and consolidating with this group. (If you are in that group you need to sign up with this group.) Sorry if it cause any confusion. At least one of the mamas who set up that group has graciously agreed to help mod this group. Thanks mama!

Go post an intro over there as we wait for everyone to get solidly to the 2nd trimester. I'll be posting pics over there as soon as I get a few minutes to rub together. Any other previous bead swap mamas feel free to post your pics over there.

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I think we waited until everyone was in their second tri to 'officially' set it up last time - I think that worked well.

I FOR SURE want to participate. I wore mine in labor with Nova and I loved having them

Katie, I wanted to ask, I separated the beads from the papers, and since you mentioned it, I always wondered which bead was mighty-mama's. Do you know?

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I wonder myself, but I took pics of each bead with its note, but a couple got separated in mailing so I think I guessed, I'm crazy busy this weekend, but I'll look when I get a chance. Maybe I can burn the pics of the beads & notes onto a CD and give it to you at birth circle.

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I wonder myself, but I took pics of each bead with its note, but a couple got separated in mailing so I think I guessed, I'm crazy busy this weekend, but I'll look when I get a chance. Maybe I can burn the pics of the beads & notes onto a CD and give it to you at birth circle.
Works for me : Wish I would have thought of that!

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Sounds awesome, but I'm a little nervous about making it that far.

If I stay, I'm in!

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I would love to do the bead swap this time around!

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Thanks, ladies for doing it by the rules You can organize it in your yahoo group, just so no organizing happens here. You can link to your swap yahoo group in this thread. I know that gets complicated.

So, you're doing fine . Just keep this as an interest thread and then link to your swap later.

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I am VERY interested!! Like I said in my intro, I'm technically due at the end of October, felt more like I belonged in the Nov ddc. I went past my due date with my other two and am assuming this one will be the same.

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count me in!

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definitely count me in!

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I'm in (if I last that long) I hope showing interest here doesn't jinx me.

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Count me in too!

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Count me in as well!
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Count me in! What a beautiful idea!
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I would also like to participate!

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Sounds like a good idea. Anyone have a pic of one they've done before?

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Bumping for the mamas who haven't seen yet. Maybe we could sticky?

Katie, mama to Katherine 19, Christian 17, Johannah 15, Nicholas 10, Genevieve 8, Matthew 5, Andrew 11/16/09 10#6oz home waterbirth and madly in love with  my husband, Scott

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Bumping. Really needs a sticky.

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to get it to be a sticky you need to pm an admin with the link to this thread.

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That does indeed sound like a very lovely idea. But I would prefer waiting with the sign up until the 2nd trimester.

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Assuming I make it to the 2nd trimester I'd love to participate!! What a wonderful idea.

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This is such a great idea!! Thanks for posting about it. Please count me in too!:
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Let me know when this gets rolling, as well, please.

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I'm totally in!

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count me in too! We did it in my Nov 2007 DDC and I have my necklace hanging on the corner of my daughter's birth picture... when she is old enough I will give them to her. And the same this time around! Thanks for suggesting it.

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Oh, I would LOVE to do that! It sounds fantastic!!! I'm in if/when we do it!

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I am interested in participating!

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what a great idea! i'm excited to participate. I love jewelry making.

so- is the bead supposed to symbolize ourselves, or what?

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I'd like to join too! This is my first preg and first time hearing anything like this but it sounds like fun! Once you get the Yahoo set up let us know all the details on how this all works! Thanks for organizing it!

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I am definitely interested if I make it to the second trimester!
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