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#61 of 2107 Old 06-08-2004, 02:04 PM
 
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Another Floridian popping in to say hi! I grew up in East Setauket! I went to Ward Melville HS and graduated in 1986 I had fun reading this post... I come up about once a year - my dh is from Long Beach and his family still lives there so we come up for bar mitzvahs, etc.


I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Aneta & Carrie - Hannah & I had a great time yesterday & it was wonderful to get together. I'd love to keep the time as a standing playdate - what do you think? We can add more/different times to suit other people too. We're pretty flexible.

Carrie - here is the link to the webiste for natural mothering forum. Check out the open forum link to find the discussions regarding pediatricians in your area.
http://www.naturalmotheringforum.org/
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Gwen-thanks for the link...gotta run now, but I'll check it out later. Audrey and I had a great time too, and hope to meet again soon! I don't know if we'll be able to do once a week, but maybe once every other week, due to the drive time to get there (ouch), though the trip back was shorter.

Also--we stopped at Sherry's on the way home and loaded up on natural goodies. Thanks for the great directions.

We're looking forward to more play dates, and hope other moms and kids will join too...we're also flexible on dates and times.
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Gwen and Carrie -it was so great to meet you .Hope to do it more often, so playdate once a week would be a fantastic idea ( or as many as possible).Do you mind do it at Venetian Shores Park,that would be so great for us,since we don't drive . ???
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Hi, Ladies! I'm still waiting for the baby to arrive. I did have a bloody show last night, so here's hoping that labor starts soon!

I hope you all had a great time on Tues. I would have liked to have gone, but since it was so hot, I didn't want to leave the house. Hopefully, we can get together in a few weeks (after I have the baby!)

I better go. I just wanted to say a quick hello to you moms! I'll let you know when the baby's here!
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Hey, Tricia, I was in your neighborhood today (met up with some moms at Olga Wilk Park). I didn't realize until I got there that I was right by you, otherwise I would have invite dyou along or at least taken your phone number & stopped by to see how you are doing. BTW, that's a great park!

I hope you are feeling well and I'm continuing to send healthy l&d vibes your way!

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Hi guys:
I'm thrilled to see so much action in the long island thread!!!!..I'll re-introduce myself..I'm Consuelo mom of Isabella(3) and expecting a little one due in december. I'm a full-time student mama and live in Brentwood.
I'm sorry I was away for a while and missed some of the action, since I went to florida to visit a friend.
I'm seeing a midwife, Dale Cook to help me birth my little one.
If you guys know of any peds that are homepathy oriented please let me know.
Also PM me if you want to meet. I 've been kind of away from the boards but would love it if a bunch of us can meet.

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First of all I think jaredsmom just gave birth to a baby-girl. Is it true????Tricia , let us know how you are doing.
Also I want to ask about play date this week.Does anybody want to meet up? Maybe tomorrow would be a good idea???Venetian Shores Park, lindenhurst, at 3pm??
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Hi Ilorona , would be great to meet you and your little girl.Would you join us for some fun?
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suzukibeane are you back from holidays??we want to see you too

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Hi ladies,

Thanks Aneta for the invite. I know I was hopeful when we last met about making it this week, but Audrey and I can't do it this time--we are up to our eyeballs in stuff to take care of this week (and next week is probably out too).

But we will make the trip out to see you again--as soon as we can--I promise! Keep us posted.

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Hi, All!

Yes, it's true, I have given birth to a beautiful baby girl, Victoria Elizabeth. We had an amazing water- homebirth at 12:44am, June 12. (Jeanette Breen was our midwife.) Victoria is just so precious! We all cannot get enough of her!

Bethany, it was too bad you didn't know you were so close. We were home, so you could have dropped by. Anyway, I'm not going anywhere soon, so if you're in the neighborhood, give a buzz. I love having company! BTW, where is Olga Wilk Park?

Anyway, I need to nurse my new baby bean!
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Tricia, once again, congrats! I had an awful night at work last night but the birth announcement and pics were the first thing I saw when I checked my email. What a lovely way to end my day yesterday!! I'm so tickled pink for you and the whole family.

Olga Wilk is on the corner of Pond Path and State St. It's a really great playground because it's very open & very well fenced. I will definitely be going back there, so I will be sure to let you know when I make plans! We've all got colds right now, so I won't be coming near you and the precious little one for a bit, but school is out next week so that will really free up my schedule.

I'd love to meet up with some of you at Venetian Shores as well, but late afternoons (except Wed and Fri) are out for me because I work nights.

Hello, La llorona! We're neighbors---I'm right in north Bay Shore (Brentwood schools). Congrats on the little one on his/her way! I've got 3 kids, ages 6, 4 & 2. We should get together---looks like the local library will have a lot of good programs this summer for the kids.

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Congrats, Tricia and family! What a wonderful blessing to give birth to your beautiful, healthy little girl at home! We are all very happy for you.

And dawningmama...I'm sure we could meet on a Wednesday afternoon some time...the more, the merrier, IMO. Friday would be tough for me due to the traffic (I was totally shocked at how much worse the traffic was in Western Suffolk--Montauk highway--than it is in Nassau. Wow!), but we could give that a try sometime, too.
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Congratualtions Tricia on the birth of Victoria! I'm happy everything went well for you!

Aneta - I'm not sure about today. Hannah's schedule is all messed up - if she's awake & not a crank we'll be there.
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Tricia, congats one more time!!!I'm really happy for you. We would love to meet you once you will be back from postpartum break. Maya is already 7-weeks old, and tomorrow we are going to see our midwife.I can't believe that time goes by so fast.
...And Gwen , I don't think we will make todays play date.Amelie is still awake(2pm) , didn't take a nap and driving me nuts.I have a feeling that she will crush any sec. What about some other day, maybe friday, and dawningmama can join us ...??
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Hi everyone!

There is a letter writing contest for World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) sponsored by the Association of Lactation Providers of Nassau/Suffolk. They collect the letters to use in their work with expectant/new mothers. You basically just need to write something about your experiences breastfeeding. They award prizes (last year I won a Medela backpack pump in style ) & have a luncheon for anyone who sends in a letter & you also get to bring a guest.

The letters were due yesterday, but if you mail them out by the end of the week, they will still take them (I'm just sending out mine today).

The following is a bit long but it's from the flyer they sent out about it.


Your letter should be about 500 words or less. Some possible topics may include:
Why you chose to breastfeed
Why breastfeeding was special for you and your baby
Breastfeeding under special circumstances
Returning to work
Supportive work environment
How you overcame difficulties and breastfed successfully
How breastfeeding can fit into a family's busy lifestyle

Please include your name, address, phone number & the hospital where your baby was born on a separate page. Letters will not be returned and may be used for breastfeeding promotion efforts on Long Island. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a special celebration to be held during World Breastfeeding Week 2004, August 1-7.

Please submit letters by June 15 to
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Hope you all doing well in this sticky summer weather.I just have a little question, somebody just gave info about vaccination friendly ped, her name is Elaine Arcenas,and she is in Bay Shore.Does anybody know her? Is she 100% conventional doc , or she is more towards holistic approach?? Most likely we are going to see family practice doc ( jaredsmom thanks once more for the info),
, but my dh is still asking for ped option.

....and by way, does anybody wants to meet up sometime soon??We had a nice play date with Gwen and Hanahon tuesday afternoon, it was by the beach so it was totally breezy and cool.Great place to hug out.
Looking forward to see more moms
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Anyone up for getting together tomorrow?

I know Venetian Shores is convienent for me & Aneta, but it is also a very nice playground & on the Great South Bay so it's nice & cool & breezy especially on days like today (I'm being a big baby today & staying in with the ac on).
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We're out of circulation until at least the end of next week...maybe longer. We're heading upstate tomorrow night for a whirlwind tour of friends and family and won't be back until Tuesday night. Then thursday I'm having a tooth pulled (ick), so we'll keep in touch and keep trying to get back out there...

Maybe it'll be cooler up north!
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We are coming to the park for sure. It's supposed to be a nice weather tomorrow. What time should we meet? Afternoon , 3pm ??
...gardenmom-have fun upstate, and see you soon.
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Wish I could make it but once again work calls! At least tonight it's the job I like. LOL Things should calm down once school finishes up next Thursday. Have a great day!

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Hello all....I had my baby girl Emerson Sage on May 18th and I've been kind of busy since then
Congratulations Tricia on your little one Victoria! I'm so envious of your home/water birth with Jeanette Breen...that was my dream.
I loved my birth anyway (did NOT love the hospital) but next time will be at home.
Aneta: I just wanted to give you the name of my ped as I went through the same search as you! Her name is Dr. Katherine Matthews in Lindenhurst and her partner is Dr. Theodora (don't know last name). She basically has no problem with non-vaxers and I told her flat out I never plan to. I had a letter drawn up from my attorney and gave her a copy to keep on file but I don't know if this is policy since I volunteered this info. You can get her # in the pages.....sorry I can't find it right now.

Hello again Dawn and Gabi!

Is anyone going to the Mothering picinic tomorrow?

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Congratulation Amy and family.It is so wondreful to be a brand new mama, cherish this special time as much as you can. Thanks for info about ped. By the way , do you live somewhere close to Lindenhurst ( we live there, by the Venetian Shores Park).It would be great to see you (if you or baby feel like meeting anybody).And one little question, did you write your post at 4am.Does your baby keep you up too much??
And to all LI mamas- anyone up for some play date??We are spending lots of afternoons on our town beach , anybody wants to join us??It's nice and breezy over here.
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wow!! I just wanted to say Hello!! I just moved from Lindenhurst to hauppauge in Dec. We had a house in the American Venice section on Neptune ave! I had no idea that there were Suffolk Gals on this board!!!

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I had my baby girl Emerson Sage on May 18th
Hi Amy congrats on the birth of your little one! I love the name you chose. Another taurus like my Hannah Banana!

Amy - I wanted some more feedback on Dr. Matthews (btw Aneta her number is 226-4342) - how do you like her besides the non-vax issue? how does she interact with you & your children? I also noticed she went to med school outside the US & have you noticed any differences in the way she practices? Send me a personal message if you prefer.

Anyone up for meeting tomorrow afternoon at Venetian Shores if the weather holds? Sophiasmomma - how about coming back to the old neighborhood
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Aneta and Gwen...we all have little Tauruses!
Amelie and I share a birthDAY (not birthYear...lol )...my husband wanted to name our dd Amelie (he's from France) but we have an Emily in the family and it sounded too similar for us. I absolutely love it still.
Hannah is a gorgeous name too.

Aneta (and all), yes, Emerson and I would love to meet! We live in West Islip so Lindenhurst is really convenient. Our babies are so close in age!
To answer your question: dd is a great sleeper but still wakes up to nurse a few times
How about you?

Gwen, I can e-mail you about Dr. Matthews if you like or if I see you we can chat. Thanks for the compliment on dd's name.
Where's Venetion Shores?

Thanks ladies!

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Venetian Shores is on the Great South Bay in Lindenhurst. Coming from West Islip, go west on Montauk Highway through Babylon & West Babylon.

Pass the South Bay Shopping Center (there's an Old Navy, Payless Shoes, Joanns) on the right & go about another quarter mile.

Where you see a Hess gas station on your right, make a left on Ventian Blvd (there's a sign but it's kinda hard to see). Follow it to the end & make a left into the park. We've been going to the playground on the right by the football field, next to the bathrooms.

Any afternoon this week is really ok for us. Hannah just went down for a nap now so she probably won't be up until about 3:15 (keeping my fingers crossed )

Amy - if you think you'll make it over there we can talk then! I loved the name Amelie too (it was right when the movie came out) but Hannah is my mother's middle name so we were pretty set on the name & then my husband nixed it altogether : - I think because he didn't want to name his child after a movie. Is Emerson named for anyone or did you just like the name?
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We are so up for a play date , any day , hope afternoons are ok with everybody ( I just don't like kids to toast on sun). We are coming to the park today after 4pm, so if any of you wants to join us, please do so.We will be there most likely till 6pm, or longer. I know that's a little too short notice, so maybe we can schedule something for tomorrow afternoon ???
And Maymom2b-it is so great to here that you are our neighbor, West Islip is 10 min drive from us. I guess you are pisces ( like Amelie , and me , and my husband) and you are mommy to a taurus, just like me. That's really funny , I love this kind of coincidences. We definitely need to meet you. And I just want to say that your sleepless nights are coming to the end.Maya , since last week, has started to sleep through the night, of course there is still brestfeeding , but we both don't really know or remember how that's happening. I'm so happy and well rested in the mornings, so is Maya.
...And I want to say hi to Sophiasmomma, it's a pity you've moved out from Lindenhurst, we've just moved in.But maybe you can come and visit ???
ok enough this
hope to meet you mammas tomorrow.
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Hi, Mamas!

Is anyone getting together at the Venetian Shores park today? I'm itching to get out and let my ds run around and meet other children. And you all can meet our newest addition to the family!

Hope to meet you all soon!
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Hi Aneta, Gwen and Tricia...
sorry this post is short and a day late (I had a busy day and didn't check e-mail) but I'm interested in meeting you all today if you're still going...
Just post the time and place and I'll be there.
My cousin Sandy, another natural mama, will be with me w/her 18 month old son. I hope that's OK!
Let me know and the when and where's...
I'm on my way to my lactation consultant...

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How's 3:30 sound? That should give me enough time to round up the troops and get over there. (to the Ventian Shores, I mean.)

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