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Earthgirl is so good about participating in the spotlights. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Ask her lots of questions here!
 

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Are you a native New Yorker?<br><br>
Why did you move to Massachusetts?<br><br>
I think you said you were full term now. Are you feeling ready for the baby to come any day?
 

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Why did you move to Massachusetts?<br><br>
I think you said you were full term now. Are you feeling ready for the baby to come any day?</div>
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Nope, I'm actually a native Texan. It's funny b/c I really have a lot of negative thoughts about Texas, but I still take pride in being Texan. Go figure. I guess they start brainwashing you young down there!<br><br>
We moved to Mass b/c we were living in Delaware and HATED it! It was the most unhappy I'd ever been in my life. DH took a job in DE when he was in the insurance biz and we thought leaving Texas to move "up north" would suit us better. We were so wrong! DH had gone to school in Boston in the 90s so when we knew we couldn't take DE anymore, we started looking here. We really like it, but the cost of housing is killing us. We may have to move to the 'burbs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I am so ready for the baby to come! I was really enjoying my pregnancy until about a week ago. Now I just feel like an old lady that needs help with everything. I'm just really eager to meet this baby that has been growing inside of me for the last nine months. I can't wait to be a mom and it's one of the few things in my life that I feel really confident about.
 

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A fellow Texan! I know what you mean about having issues with TX, yet being proud of it somehow. I just moved back here after 10 years away, and am really struggling with some of the politics and attitudes, even though I am in the very most liberal place in the state.<br><br>
Do you think you will ever live in Texas again?<br><br>
How did you meet your husband?<br><br>
What do you anticipate being the greatest challenge of parenting?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A fellow Texan! I know what you mean about having issues with TX, yet being proud of it somehow. I just moved back here after 10 years away, and am really struggling with some of the politics and attitudes, even though I am in the very most liberal place in the state.<br><br>
Do you think you will ever live in Texas again?<br><br>
How did you meet your husband?<br><br>
What do you anticipate being the greatest challenge of parenting?</div>
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No, I don't see us ever living in Texas again. It's just too hard to live in such a conservative place. I remember always feeling like such an outsider when we did live there. Now that we're in Mass, which has to be one of the most liberal states in the nation, I just can't see going back. It feels good to not be a weirdo for being liberal. Plus, I LOVE the snow and would hate to give that up!<br><br>
I met my DH through my best friend, who is gay, and met him first at a party. He called me up one night to tell me about this guy he met (DH), but he wasn't sure if he was gay or not. Turns out he wasn't and I'm so glad!<br><br>
Gosh, I don't know what I think will be the hardest part of parenting. There's the obvious lack of sleep, which I worry about b/c I'm so moody when I don't get enough sleep. And all of the physical demands will obvioulsy be hard. Aside from that, I think it may be hard to just let this baby turn into the person they are supposed to be, kwim? I have a hard enough time letting DH be who he is without trying to change him so I imagine it will be even harder with a kid.
 

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What did you hate so much about Delaware?<br><br>
Does driving in Boston ever scare you? I did it once....! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Are you involved in politics at all? (Even just yelling at the tv... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> which I do frequently!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What did you hate so much about Delaware?<br><br>
Does driving in Boston ever scare you? I did it once....! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Are you involved in politics at all? (Even just yelling at the tv... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> which I do frequently!)</div>
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Oh gosh, the Delaware question is hard to answer without going on too long. I think the worst part was that it did not meet our expectaions at all, and in most cases we were really disappointed. It's small, but not quaint. It is a very pro-business place, which is a turn off. Wilmington has a relatively high crime rate for such a small city. The public transit was a joke. They had no curbside recycling until right before we moved (in 2004), and even then it was done on a voluntary basis, which you had to pay $7 a month for. It was ridiculous b/c we were the only ones in the neighborhood that signed up for it so this huge truck would come out just to pick up our stuff. Also, there's this huge southern pride vibe there with a lot of raical undertones. This was the most surprising b/c I had grown up in Texas and not seen nearly the amount of things I saw in Delaware. (I know it exist in TX, but I grew up in Dallas so I guess being in an urban area makes all of the difference.) OK, that's enough DE bashing. I could go on, though...<br><br>
Yes, driving in Boston is completely annoying. We used to get lost no matter how short a distance we were traveling. I still try to avoid places that aren't on the "T" b/c odds are good I'll get lost. And people and their horns...My Gosh!! I'm learnign not to take it personally, but man, people love their car horns around here!<br><br>
I would like to say I'm involved in politics, but I'm not like I used to be. The irony is that we were really politically involved when we lived in DE. We thought it would be great to move to Boston b/c there would be more opps to get involved. That is true, but the need for progressive voices doesn't seem to be as great here so it's easy to not be involved. Still, I do pay attention to what's going on in the world. And yes, I've been known to yell at the TV and radio more than once!
 

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I didn't really put that much thought into my user name. My real name means "earth mother" and DH & I try to be earth friendly so I just kind of picked it.
 

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what ways are you hoping that parenthood will change your lifestyle?<br><br>
what things about life without kids do you think you will miss the most?
 

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I'm hoping that being a mother will make me a more confident person. I know I'll make mistakes as a mother, but I just feel really ready and sure of myself in this department. I'm also hoping my life will feel more meaningful again. In the past 3 years or so, I've had a difficult time with career choices and what not. I've spent way too much time feeling like I just wasn't doing enough meaningful work. Right now I feel like nothing will be more meaningful than raising a child well.<br><br>
I think I will miss being able to have truly lazy days. DH and I spent almost the whole day just lounging around yesterday. It was such a luxury and I know there won't be many more days like that in my future. I think I will also miss being able to go on junk food binges, as pathetic as that sounds. DH & I really want to set a good example as far as diet as concerned so that means not giving in to every single ice cream craving! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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