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#1 of 60 Old 01-11-2011, 08:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thought I'd start a new thread for chatting, happenings, and general info for Iowa mamas lurk.gif


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#2 of 60 Old 01-11-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Woot!

 

Happy 2011!


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Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.

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Out of all those emoticons I couldn't find a waving one?? Anyway - I've been an on again off again visitor to MDC for quite some time. I'm fading further and further away from my previous online "home" and anticipate I will be spending more time here :) Look forward to getting to know you all!

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Hi everyone... I'm brand new here, just joined & wanted to say hi.  Moved back to Iowa in August, from the Chicago area.  I have a two year old son.  "Hi!" 

 

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hi

im a new mother

i moved here from cali a year ago away from my family and friends

ended up finding out i was pregnant about a month after getting here.

im trying to get to know other mothers... so i dont feel so alone.

so hi lol.

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still here.  sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

the boys are 3 and 5 and ve are offically homeschooling.  :)


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Hi from the NW side of the state! :) I know most of you gals are more central/eastern but figured I would chime in and say hi.

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Hi!

 

I am hosting a BF support group at my office in Boone on February 10 and 19 from 10 - 11:30.  I have an infant/toddler scale and will be providing light refreshments.  :)


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des moines crunchy mama. looking for the like. !  

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i have 1 year old and planning to homeschool :) where are you located?

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where are you located. Im in urbandale :)

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west of DM but in town a couple of times a week


Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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Does anyone ever get together for playdates and stuff? Im in West Des Moines with a 15 month old.

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i wish i could get together for playgroups!

 

i'm in coon rapids, and i get a bit lonely for others who have similar interests.

 

i'm currently a stay at home mom to my darling 20 month old. and eventually (this coming fall) i hope to goback to school, so i'll be heading over to ames once or twice a week.

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Howdy,

 

Just had my first baby on 2/11, so introducing myself as a new Iowa Mom!

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Howdy,

 

Just had my first baby on 2/11, so introducing myself as a new Iowa Mom!



Welcome and congratulations on the new little one!


Wife and mama to one awesome boy. love.gif
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welcome greenmulberry and baby greenmulberry.

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Hi to all Iowa Mamas!  I'm new to the Quad Cities - mama to two boys, five and one.  Anyone near me?  I'd love to find some locals . . . I don't know anyone in the area yet.  

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Welcome Whimsical - try roomformore - she's in Davenport. :)


My family: me jog.gif, dh geek.gif, ds reading.gif (11), dd1 hearts.gif (9), and dd2 energy.gif(3).

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Welcome Whimsical - try roomformore - she's in Davenport. :)


I'm really new to this so sorry if this is a silly question. Is there a way to contact her thru the website? I don't know how!

 

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Whimsical - sending you a PM.


My family: me jog.gif, dh geek.gif, ds reading.gif (11), dd1 hearts.gif (9), and dd2 energy.gif(3).

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Hi all!

 

We'll be moving to the Quad Cities area this July! My husband is getting stationed at Rock Island, IL and I would love any and all info about the area! I'm so overwhelmed with where to live on the IA side. Any recommendations? I have 2 daughters, 6 and 3 years old, would love info on school districts and non vaxing pediatricians in the area as well. Thank you thank you! Would love to meet some like minded mamas in the area when we get there!

 

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Hi everyone, can't believe I haven't found you before!! I'm in North Liberty with my 2 girls (3 and 1) although we are looking to move next year. If you haven't already, sign up/join us at Friends of Iowa Midwives -- I think this is our year!!


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Hey Iowa mommas, 

 

I'm an IA native, now relocated to Chicago w/ my two little ones. I'm writing on behalf of my sister who's 39 1/2 weeks pregnant. Her baby is breech, and she's been seeing an OB in Ottumwa who is pressuring her to schedule a c/s. She decided not to schedule, so he said he would try an external cephalic version on Monday (at 39 weeks, 5 days), but it has to be in the OR with an epidural. I'm imagining that if the ECV fails, he assumes then he can push for a c/s since she already has the epidural. I'm trying to find alternatives for her quickly!

 

I've heard that there are many hb midwives who would be open to catching a breech baby, wondering if any of you have experience with these midwives and would mind sharing? I already have the name of a CNM in IC who has been known to do this, but I'm looking for other names as well, in case this CNM is too far. My sis lives in Bloomfield. 

 

My sister is only 17, and is very pro homebirth & natural birth, but I know she feels like she has no options right now. Trying to help her see that doesn't have to just go with the system on this one, she still has choices! Thanks ladies!

 

-Lisa


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http://www.iowamidwivesassociation.org/

 

http://www.friendsofiowamidwives.org/

 

I'd ask there and also http://www.icanofiowacity.com/ here

 

She should also look in northern MO. You could post in this foru, asking if any MO midives come to southern Iowa.

 

http://www.missourimidwivesassociation.org/

 

Good luck to her!!


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Thank you for your info, we're contacting these sources now!


Me (27) and : DH (29), DD 12/08, DS 9/10, and #3 due 04/13!! Knitting, gardening/preserving, sewing, doulaing, loving God & others. Dreaming of my future farm...
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Has she been to a chiro to try the Webster technique?


My family: me jog.gif, dh geek.gif, ds reading.gif (11), dd1 hearts.gif (9), and dd2 energy.gif(3).

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I'm in the QC too! Davenport and I have a 2-y-o girl. We're always up for playdates if you're interested. I'm on again-off again on the boards, but if you message me, I'll definitely see it. Hope you're settling in!
 

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Hi to all Iowa Mamas!  I'm new to the Quad Cities - mama to two boys, five and one.  Anyone near me?  I'd love to find some locals . . . I don't know anyone in the area yet.  



 

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Hi all!  I'm Jenn, mama of 3 awesome girls.  Ages 7.5, 3.5, and almost 3 months.  I'm 27, will be 28 in a couple of months.  We live about 90 min NE of Des Moines, about 45 min NE of Ames, and 45 min SW of Waterloo. 


Jenn: WOHM to a big girl (7/03), a medium girl (8/07), and a little girl (12/10)
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i am getting ready to move to cedar rapids soon. or marion. not sure. does anybody know which school is the best for high school or middle school or elemantary school. i will have students in all 3......


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