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#1 of 54 Old 05-28-2009, 09:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Alright everyone I set up a group through Yahoo. If you are interested in taking part in this please PM me your adress so I can send you an invite, otherwise go here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jan2010BeadSwap
You can join from now to Aug. 1st 2009 when the swap will be taking place.
Feel free to join now, or wait the choice is yours. Anyone in our DDC is invited to join!! The group is set up on an approval basis so PLEASE Include your screen name in your join request. I don't want to miss any one.

As mentioned before the swap will take place in Aug 2009, all information regarding rules, requirments and where to send will be available through the group.

As I have a history of loss as do many other mamas on this board I will be making a few different admins to the group. Also if you choose not to join until you hear your LO heart beat and pass that magic 12 week mark that is perfectly fine.

I am so excited for this bead Swap! I Hope you are too!!!




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I know its early. But I was so upset I didn't get to participate in my last DDC's bead swap that I simply can't wait to do one this time around. (we had even went out and bought bead making supplies)

So...

Anyone else in??

Bec, Married eternally to Dan for ten years. Parents to A (8/17/06) O (12/30/09) one love lost (2/07/09) and my little twin angels (9/24/11, 10/11/11)

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#2 of 54 Old 05-28-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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whats a bead swap?

29/07/09...baby Samson, lost at 16 weeks.
with DH for 6 years, looking for lots of sticky baby dust for our baby.
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I loved the bead swap in my July 2007 DDC.

Jools, a birth bead swap is when we all go out and get beads that are important to us somehow (for some, it might symbolize something about birth, for others, they're just eye-catching and pretty). There are some practicalities that need to be sorted out (a bead hole size is important; last time I bought string that fit our guidelines, but some of the beads- as pretty as they were- did not fit on it) but essentially we all send a self-addressed envelope that is pre-paid (I did this by having the postal employee weigh my beads, and just guessed it would be about that heavy) to a person who is willing to sort and mail all of the beads to all of the participants. Then, we all get to make a pretty birth necklace to wear while laboring and birthing, and we know that each woman who contributed a bead is thinking about/praying for us, and we can feel that support.

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Yes me!!!
I LOVE this!!
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Sure, I'm in. But don't start until I see and hear a heartbeat...just so my crazy mind can get behind this.

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that is a really lovley idea
i love making stuff like this anyway have loads of beads :P

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29/07/09...baby Samson, lost at 16 weeks.
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I've always wanted to do this BUT...can c-section moms participate? Obviously, no labor for me...but it would still be nice!

~Marie : Mom to DS(11), DS(10), DD(8), DD(4), DD(2), & Happily Married to DH 12 yrs.!
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I TOTALLY think so rmzbm,

It can also be a nursing necklace, a postpartum necklace and so forth!!
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I've always wanted to do this BUT...can c-section moms participate? Obviously, no labor for me...but it would still be nice!
Labor schmabor...I'd say that anybody bringing a new kid in the world is worthy of cool beads made with love.

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well put Angela!!!
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Thanks guys!

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That sounds awsome! Im definately in!:
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oooh, me!!

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if you need some help organizing it or someone to mail out all the beads, I can help
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I want in too!!

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I LOVE this! Count me in!

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Always remembering my babies who could not stay '08 '08 '09
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I will cautiously join (waiting for a heartbeat )

So where do people find these beads if you don't make them yourselves? Just craft stores?

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I will cautiously join (waiting for a heartbeat )

So where do people find these beads if you don't make them yourselves? Just craft stores?
Yeah, or even any old department store!

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Yay! So many replies! So exciting! And Yes, Marie, anyone can join. Its a collection of love and bonding between each of us as we bring new life into this world. EVERYONE can join, even if you live over seas - don't let that stop you!!!

In some ways I figure if we start now that gives everyone time to find or make the beads they like for the swap.

Thats a great point about the hole diameter Clara!

How about this. I'll start a Yahoo group, since MDC normally wants these things run off borad and we can pound out all the details as we go!

Bec, Married eternally to Dan for ten years. Parents to A (8/17/06) O (12/30/09) one love lost (2/07/09) and my little twin angels (9/24/11, 10/11/11)

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I would love to...but is Costa Rica too far to ship the beads?

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oh, me too!

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I would love to...but is Costa Rica too far to ship the beads?
Well, we all pay our own shipping, so if you are willing it should be ok!

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Definitely in on this! (Also a bit cautiously until I get a heartbeat.)
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Me too! :
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I would love to do it. But do you think we should wait until we are out of the first trimester. I'm sure there will be more moms joining us in the next month as they get past the shock or learn of their pregnancies (I'm sure not everyone finds out immediately and/or immediately joins a DDC) and we will also probably, sadly, lose a few more mamas before the month is out. I think it will be awesome, but just think we might want to wait another month or two for sign-ups (minimum) since people who join later will be really bummed that they missed out.

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I definately think we should wait until everyone has reached their second trimester. Also, I was looking through some other DDCs and we will have to set up a yahoo group to exchange info because of MDC policies.

I can set up the yahoo group and ask for it to be stickied when the time comes, unless someone else wants to.

I am definately going to start looking for cool beads now, there is SOOO much to be excited about during pregnancy!: Now if I could just get off the couch.....
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me too!
I lvoe my necklace from Feb 08, but I didn't get to labour with it.... but I kept it as a keepsake to remember all of the lovely mamas!

Deadra, Wife to Adam , Mama to Beatrix (02/08), Hudson (01/10), and Mazarine (12/13)
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I'm in. I have my necklace from my last DDC (7/08) and it is great!

Can't wait to do another.

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