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#1 of 36 Old 08-25-2008, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I couldn't find a southern alberta thread, but I'm just curious to see how many mamas are on here from the South side?!

I'm in Lethbridge.

Andi - roller derby, slave to the hoop, birth junkie, lover of love, single mama of 4
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I'm in Medicine Hat.
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There are very few of us here I find too! Slowly but surely though, people are catching on!!

I'm out of my home (the addy on the site is just a mailing address at the ups store, LOL).

Where are you now Rosemary?

Andi - roller derby, slave to the hoop, birth junkie, lover of love, single mama of 4
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hey guys- I live in Ontario now, but I just wanted to say I grew up in Vauxhall! You know, between Taber and Brooks.

Amanda; mama to: Axel (Dec/04), Evangeline (Apr/07) and Ramsey, (Feb/09) born unassisted! Jethro Vader (Apr/11) and #5 due April 2014. 
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Queen of my Castle: LOVE your work! That self portrait especially, and all the birth paintings. Awesome!
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thanks mama!

Amanda; mama to: Axel (Dec/04), Evangeline (Apr/07) and Ramsey, (Feb/09) born unassisted! Jethro Vader (Apr/11) and #5 due April 2014. 
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I'm a SA gal too. I grew up in Med Hat, went to University of Lethbridge, and now live outside Calgary.:
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Born and raised in Lethbridge and always an Alberta girl at heart. We live in New Zealand now.

(I think I know you from the Babiesfirst yahoogroup.)

Krista , glorious solo mum to Ethan (7), Silas (3), and Rory (4 months).
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My mom and grandma live in Lethbridge (used to be in Taber when grandpa was living) and I've spent a lot of time there over the years, usually a couple of weeks every summer.

I remember walking up 8th avenue south with my baby girl in a sling 10 years ago and running into another mama with a sling. That was cool (slings were rarer then then they are now).

I love hanging out in downtown Lethbridge, especailly when the Hutterites come into town for the day! I miss Macabee's bookstore, but there are still some interesting shops to wander through.

Whenever I go to visit, I've used the YWCA dropin childcare to give my toddlers a break from grandma and grandma a break from the toddlers. I just LOVE that YWCA, such a beautiful facility and play yard.

But I hear it closed in August for lack of staff....does anyone know if it is still closed? Not that I'm planning to go soon, but I just feel sad about it....
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I miss Macabee's bookstore, but there are still some interesting shops to wander through.
I worked at Macabee's for a summer, back in '93. It was a fantastic place. It's so sad those little independent places don't "make it" anymore.

Krista , glorious solo mum to Ethan (7), Silas (3), and Rory (4 months).
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Yup! I'm in Calgary and Andrea we know eachother through AP/Facebook!
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I'm High River

SAM, momma to 3 beautiful babies: Tristan (5), Gabriel (4) , & Brighton (2)

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Hey Andrea!

I'm gonna bump this thread and respond

I'm in Med Hat too!

Miss Holly, congrats on your new little bundle! Is there anything you need? PM me if you do... I'm trying to clear out baby stuff! If there is anything you can use, you can have it!

There are a few of us crunchies in this city I am finding...MommySwenn also posts on here...and there are a few others around town (not sure if they post on MDC or not).

I'm not feelin' so lonely with all my crunchiness anymore which is good!:


Should we start an official monthly tribe for us SA mamma's?
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I am not in Southern Alberta, however, a friend of mine lives in Calgary and recently had her first baby. Can you guys hook me up with some ideas as to where she could meet some other AP moms?

Stephany
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There is a great Calgary AP group!

Here is the link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/attach...entingcalgary/

Does she cloth diaper? There is also a great Calgary CD'ing group too, if you want that link, let me know.

HTH!

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She does cloth diaper so that link would be great, thanks so much. I a already posted the link to this thread and the AP group on her Facebook.

Stephany
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I'm in Southern Alberta too! In Lethbridge
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Just wanted to bump this thread up again. The AP playgroup in Lethbridge has started meeting again! We're on Facebook if anyone is interested
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I'm in Calgary, is that considered south? I"m originally from the coast and I don't know how long we're going to stay here, so I might not be a southern alberta girl for long! I think I'm going to try and join the ap group, can anyone join?

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Brennan, I know that there is a HUGE AP group in Calgary. One of the mama's in the AP group in Lethbridge used be in it.

If you are on Facebook, I think you may be able to find it? Otherwise, I think they may be on Yahoo Groups. But there definitely is a huge AP group there

I love our little AP group down here!
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Lethbridge AP Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lethbr...mentparenting/

We're also on Facebook, just look for Lethbridge AP Playgroup..

Calgary AP Yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Calgar...hmentParenting (it is a huge active group)..

They are also on facebook.

Teale - do we know eachother? (that's the thing with usernames, eh?)



The Lethbridge AP group is meeting tomorrow at kinsmen park at 10:30am and again at 2:00pm. And the Lethbridge Babywearers are meeting on Thursday at 9:30am at Kinsmen Park!

Andi - roller derby, slave to the hoop, birth junkie, lover of love, single mama of 4
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Lethbridge AP Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lethbr...mentparenting/

We're also on Facebook, just look for Lethbridge AP Playgroup..

Calgary AP Yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Calgar...hmentParenting (it is a huge active group)..

They are also on facebook.

Teale - do we know eachother? (that's the thing with usernames, eh?)



The Lethbridge AP group is meeting tomorrow at kinsmen park at 10:30am and again at 2:00pm. And the Lethbridge Babywearers are meeting on Thursday at 9:30am at Kinsmen Park!

We do!
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We do!

What a teaser!!!! We do? But no names?! Too funny. I'll make some guesses, but I'll PM you.

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So I wanted to put this out there for anyone interested- I'm organizing a Doula Training session (by DONA) for the weekend of August 21-23! Message me on here for more details, or check it out on Facebook under Lethbridge Doula Training!
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I'm in the Calg too. Used to involved in the AP group but it's gotten way way way too huge for me... don't like that uber-group feeling, where I'm always feeling sheepish for not remembering peoples' names, or whether I'd already met them or not... If anyone's in a smaller group in Calgary, I'd love to hook up.

Anyway, I'm here, have been for years (just changed my username tho so it looks like I've just come along).

Cheers!
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Happy Canada Day, ladies!:

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I'm in the Crowsnest Pass... not far from Lethbridge. It's our 'city' when we have to go which is nice, because Calgary is too nuts for me!!

I have a question for any mamas on here who've had a homebirth. (I know there's at least one...)

How do you locate a Registration of Birth form from the Alberta gov't? I can't seem to find one online and any site that mentions it just says 'your hospital will submit this for you'. My midwife is from out of province (and out of Canada, for that matter) and hasn't given me anything yet.

TIA for any help!
Jessica

Mama of 2 sweet boys, Miles (Jan 3/07) and Avery (Nov 28/09) My fast and furious HBAC
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Hey Jess!!

Just ask Ollie, I believe she has some copies and gave me one to fill out and send in.

You can also call vital statistics and request the paperwork. Be prepared, you need to do a little bit more work when you use an unregistered midwife. Basically just have to prove you were pregnant and that you are who you say you are. So if you're seeing a dr. at all you could get a letter from them stating that you are indeed pregnant.

It took me so long to get Aisha's birth certificate because of all the legality stuff.

But ya, just ask Ollie, she does alot of Alberta births, so she should have some forms, you'll just have to mail them in.

Andi - roller derby, slave to the hoop, birth junkie, lover of love, single mama of 4
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I'm in Burdett, an hour from Lethbridge. I've just joined the mothering site and I'm excited to see other Southern Alberta Mom's on here!
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