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#1 of 78 Old 10-07-2010, 06:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I saw that another DDC did this and found it interesting. We didn't do it in my DDC 3 years ago. I think the basic idea is that you are matched with someone from the DDC, you exchange numbers and you text or call your DDC buddy when you are in labor so they can update the board and we can support each other in our birthing times. What do you all think?

Please let me know if this doesn't work for you:

annettemarie (12/6)                   aurina (12/16) our twin mamas!
Qbearsmama (12/5)                  smusiak (12/26) Canada!
Brichole1214 (12/14)                 lawmama1984 (12/17) VBAC mamas!
nova22 (12/17)                          coraljean (12/3) VBAC mamas!
ein328 (12/3)                             wholewheatchick (12/19)
grazy101 (12/28)                       raspberry.swirl (12/15)
ema-adama (12/12)                    alsmere (12/10)                      sarahn4639 (12/20)
FirstTimeMama (12/8)                tylersmomma (12/31)
WifeofAnt (12/5)                         soglad (12/15)
tinynyota (12/3)                         sonrisa (12/14)
wholebreath (12/9)                     starshine1001 (12/26)
LeslieABS (12/3)                       carolina~mom2be (12/16)

AndysQueen (12/23)                  aslmere (12/10)

Please contact your buddy (buddies) and exchange numbers and figure out how you want it to work for you. Happy birthing! (just not quite yet okay?)


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I've done that before and it was fun, I'd participate.

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I think it's a great idea!

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Love the idea! I'm in

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We did it in my last DDC, and it was great. So count me in- especially if it doesn't involving me having to organize it

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I'm in!! This is my second baby but my first time in a DDC so i think it would be great!!!!

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I'm in! What a beautiful thought-all the women of the DDC holding you in their thoughts/prayers on the big day. Imagine absorbing all that positive energy!

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I'm in, too! Yay!! (this is the December DDC, right? Apparently I can't always tell, haha!!)

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I'm in! What a beautiful thought-all the women of the DDC holding you in their thoughts/prayers on the big day. Imagine absorbing all that positive energy!

I agree, those thoughts and vibes can be a powerful thing.
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I'm in, too! Yay!! (this is the December DDC, right? Apparently I can't always tell, haha!!)
That's what you get for lurking so much!

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We did it in my last DDC, and it was great. So count me in- especially if it doesn't involving me having to organize it
Emily, you have enough on your plate with your little one, working full time, and doing all the spotlights!

I can organize this. I'll just leave it open for another week or 2, call for any last participants and then match people up. Should we match by close due dates or keep them a couple weeks apart? Does it matter to anyone?

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I've never done this before, but it seems to me you wouldn't want due dates that are too close together in case both the mamas go into labor at the same time...or is it more fun that way?

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I'm in! I personally would LOVE to know that you all are praying/vibing for me during labor! I think further apart due dates would probably be better.

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Sarah: if you don't want to do it, I"d love to! I need something to keep me occupied in Dec., anyway, so if you want me to take it, or if you want to split it somehow, I'd be happy to do that, too.

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First DDC for me too. This sounds fun! I love the idea of collective positive energy. Count me in..

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Emily, there won't be anything to do in Dec, but if you'd like to do it's fine with me. I was just going to let this thread got for a while, update the title to call for last minute entries, match people by due date (try to get everyone 2 weeks apart, but it's going to be hit and miss either way!) and post the matches. I figure everyone can then PM their partner with their phone #. I was thinking about having it posted and done by early Nov so we don't miss someone going early. So just let me know if you want to take over, you can start a new thread as a sign up or let me know when you want me to change the title of this one. I'm flexible!

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I am interested! Last time it took me over a week to update my DDC.

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I'm in! This is an HBAC for me, so I could use all the positive vibes I can get!

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I would like to do it! That sounds great. I am trying to get all the positive energy together that I can for my HBAC

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Not living in the US, I am not sure if I 'eligible'. Are there any other mama's not in the Americas? An international sms is certainly within my budget, if anyone else is up to it.

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Well if cell phones aren't an option because of distance there's facebook too. I'm not sure about elsewhere but here you can update your status by text message and get text message updates when other people update (not everyone, just the person you choose).

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Good point Megan, we'll have to see if we have any other international mamas or if someone has FB on their phone to do it that way. We'll figure something out!!!

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Great - I am a sporadic facebook user - but I can fix that My phone is a super simple one that rings and sends text messages and that is it But I do have my laptop at the ready.

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Location is not an issue with Skype or FB.
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The problem with skype is that you can't update as well when you're not home and it only works if BOTH parties are logged on. Cell phones can call and text locally and facebook can be updated via text.

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