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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Water Mama</strong> <a href="/community/t/1395683/birth-bead-swap-sign-up-here/0_100#post_17583145"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/59665/Sihaya" style="display:inline-block;">@Sihaya</a><br>
, you can send the extra one back to me. I think my son would like to have it <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Did you receive mine? They were an aqua marine ring shape with the Horace quotes...</div>
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Yep, I did receive them. I just hadn't put the return city together with your listed location until I just now looked it up on Google Maps!
 

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<p>Okay good! <img alt=":)" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" style=""></p>
 

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I sent some extras with mine since they are multi colored glass. That way you have some options with color combos. Also in case there weren't enough. You can send them back if not needed. Thanks
 

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<p>Glad you got mine sorry I did not add my screen name.</p>
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Unless all of the beads from all of the participants arrive before then, I am planning to mail beads out on March 15th. I don't want anyone to fall through the cracks, so I'm listing EVERYONE I have not received beads from yet (including the person whose beads I have, but I don't know who they are from). If your name is not on this list, that is a <strong>good thing</strong> - it means I have your beads and know who sent them!<br><br><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">People Who Have Told Me Their Beads Have Been Mailed</span></strong><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/101127/shenanegans">@shenanegans</a> (I know you are outside the U.S. and sent them early, so I will keep looking out for them)<br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/187176/riverbliss">@riverbliss</a><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/39584/TattooedMama">@TattooedMama</a><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/174221/Dandy-Lion">@Dandy Lion</a><br><br><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">People Who I Haven't Heard From</span></strong><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/36578/BennyPai">@BennyPai</a><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/239888/iwearacape">@iwearacape</a><br><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/75208/LoveLife">@LoveLife</a><br><br><strong>If you have not mailed your beads yet, you have two choices:</strong><br>
1) If you have beads, you can mail them to me and (assuming you are sending from the US), you still have an excellent chance of getting them here in time, especially if you are willing to spend a little more on expedited shipping.<br>
2) If you have not ordered beads yet, or for whatever other reason have changed your mind about participating, please let me know. I totally understand that things come up and time can get away from us. No judgment at all, but the sooner I know you have decided not to participate, the better.<br><br><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">If I haven't heard from you, regardless of which course of action you decide on, please contact me to let me know ASAP!</span></strong></div>
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Oh, don't worry about that! That was an oversight on my part and it has not been a big deal at all to figure out whose are whose.
 

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<p>so sorry I haven't been checking in here since my semester has been in full swing.  I didn't realize we were doing this quite so soon.  I have my beads and I can mail them on Friday.  They are wooden with a spiral.  Thinking of kundalini energy and belly dancing.  Prenatal belly  dance video Dance of the womb is on Youtube.</p>
 
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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/39584/TattooedMama">@TattooedMama</a> and <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/174221/Dandy-Lion">@Dandy Lion</a>, your beads arrived today. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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<p>Oh good! I was wondering since it looks like our numbers are dwindling, what we should do with the extra beads we all sent? Divide them so each person gets more than 1? That's sounds like less work than trying to match them up again to the sender and mail them back. Thoughts from anyone else? I'm OK with whatever is easiest for Sihaya, thanks again for doing this!! <img alt=":blowkiss" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif" style=""></p>
 

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I told Sihaya she could keep any extra of the ones I sent, and I'm still ok with that.
 
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Oh good! I was wondering since it looks like our numbers are dwindling, what we should do with the extra beads we all sent? Divide them so each person gets more than 1? That's sounds like less work than trying to match them up again to the sender and mail them back. Thoughts from anyone else? I'm OK with whatever is easiest for Sihaya, thanks again for doing this!! <img alt="blowkiss.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blowkiss.gif"></div>
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In the past swaps I've been in, they've just been sent back to the person who sent them, which is not hard at all. Splitting them up so everyone gets a few different extras is certainly an option as well. I'm am willing to do it either way depending on what people prefer.<br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/community/t/1395683/birth-bead-swap-sign-up-here/0_100#post_17585329" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
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I forgot to send extras.......sorry.</div>
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Not a problem! There will still be extras. One person has definitely dropped out and two are not answering any of my communication, so I don't expect them to end up participating. So if everyone else's beads arrive on time, we will only have 19 participants.<br><br>
To clarify, if the beads that were sent on the later side don't make it to me on time, I'm still planning to send those people beads from everyone else since I'll eventually receive a return envelope (even if it's not by the deadline). They just won't be able to have their beads sent out to the rest of the group, if that makes sense. At most, we should only have 3 more extras than expected per person as that is the number of people who have dropped out or been non-responsive at this point.
 

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<p>Sorry again for the delay and lack of response before.  I had been taking a break from MDC and focusing on my university email, getting into the swing of spring semester.  I didn't notice the March date when I first signed up.  I found the spiral blessing I sent here:  <a href="http://www.spiritualbirth.net/" target="_blank">http://www.spiritualbirth.net/</a>the-spiral-dance-of-birth</p>
<p>The beads are Bethlehem Olive wood rosary beads, but I chose them for the natural material and spirals.  :)  Here's a photo I took: </p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/326280/"><img alt="Intel(R) IPP JPEG encoder [7.0.1015] - Jan 5 2011;" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="326280" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/326280/width/500/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 320px; height: 240px"></a></p>
 

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hi! i am new to the group, but would love to join in on the birth bead swap! i have done birth bead swaps with my two other bebes and found them to bring a lot of strength during labor. please let me know if i am too late to get in on this! thank you
 

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Oh, and I could purchase and send my beads with descip out by tmw if that will work for you. Just let me know how many to send and where to...
 

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<p>It shouldn't be TOO late, I don't think. There are others that have said they sent theirs out that haven't been received yet, so I don't think a couple more days could hurt.</p>
 
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<p>I sent some extra copies of the Spiral blessing and plenty of extra beads, so if there is another participant who joins I don't mind my package being held up to wait for her beads.  I plan to put my beads together with the ones  I will receive from local friends at my Mother Blessing in June before I make a necklace.  Goodness knows I may not meet my baby until July, with my history.</p>
 
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For a variety of reasons, I'm sticking with the sign-up cut-off date of Feb 1st and not accepting any new participants at this time. I have messaged lovelylilacs and let her know this. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to message me. Thanks! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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since i am not able to paticipate in the bead swap since i missed the february deadline, if there is anyone that would like to do a private bead exchange please let me know:) thank you!
 

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since i am not able to paticipate in the bead swap since i missed the february deadline, if there is anyone that would like to do a private bead exchange please let me know:) thank you!</div>
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<p>When we get the extra beads back, it shouldn't be a problem.  Most beads should be able to go out in regular mail.  I'd say just post your address some way privately and those who can will send a bead and then you can use the return address to send one back.  May not be as smooth as the regular process, but hopefully you can add a few to whatever you get from folks locally.  <br>
Just remind us (or at least me).  Pregnancy-brain is sooooooo real. </p>
 
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