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These threads are a way for us to get to know each other better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. We'll spend 4 days asking a mama any questions we want and she has sworn on her unborn baby to answer everything! Just kidding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">!<br><br>
If you're interested in being added to the list of mamas, send me a PM. I'm including all who have signed up so far, as well as their assigned dates. Please let me know if you'll be out of town, unavailable, etc., during your dates, and I can switch you around. I am skipping some time around (U.S.) Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years since many people will be traveling and/or busy with family, and participation will probably drop a lot.<br><br>
I'll try to remember to link each person's name to their Spotlight thread, so we'll have a sort of archive.<br><br>
11/12-11/15<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9699639#post9699639" target="_blank">thismama</a><br><br>
11/16-11/19<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9745132#post9745132" target="_blank">Stace (Stacy)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9745143#post9745143" target="_blank">gabbyquilts</a><br><br>
11/25-11/28<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=797423" target="_blank">PerkyKP</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9818957#post9818957" target="_blank">Galatea (Lilli)</a><br><br>
11/29-12/2<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9857792#post9857792" target="_blank">adtake</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9857805#post9857805" target="_blank">alegna (Angela)</a><br><br>
12/3-12/6<br>
MamaVolpe<br>
lurable (Laura)<br><br>
12/7-12/10<br>
trinimommy<br>
Pam_and_Abigail (Abigail)<br><br>
12/11-12/14<br>
athansor<br>
merry-mary<br><br>
12/15-12/18<br>
pdxmomazon (Erin)<br>
Nate'sMama<br><br>
12/19-12/22<br>
Chantelhayes (Chantel)<br>
Killick (Nicole)<br><br>
1/2-1/5<br>
inchijen<br>
calpurnia<br><br>
1/6-1/9<br>
seren (Serenity)<br>
blizzard_babe<br><br>
1/10-1/13<br>
Shanana (Shana)<br>
JoyandEd (Joy)<br><br>
1/14-1/17<br>
*Aimee*<br><br>
1/18-1/21<br>
Outofmymindyo<br><br>
1/22-1/25<br>
PuppyFluffer<br><br>
1/26-1/29<br>
SumnerRain (Heather)<br><br>
1/30-2/2<br>
somanyjoys (Amanda)<br><br>
2/3-2/6<br>
BabyBodi<br><br>
2/7-2/10<br>
UnskulinMama (Alyssa)<br><br>
2/11-2/14<br>
lylas<br><br>
2/15-2/18<br>
pammysue (Pam)<br><br>
2/19-2/22<br>
LittleRockstar<br><br>
2/23-2/26<br>
Molck (Maile)<br><br>
2/27-3/1<br>
kwilki8 (Kelly)<br><br>
3/2-3/5<br>
Mama-in-May<br><br>
3/6-3/9<br>
KatWrangler (Anne)<br><br>
3/10-3/13<br>
StephNelson (Steph)<br><br>
3/14-3/17<br>
sadiesmom (Charlynn)<br>
Michelle Renee<br><br>
3/18-3/21<br>
diabolic_derbygirl<br>
Naomismom (Anne)
 

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How did you find MDC?<br><br>
If you're partnered, how did you meet your partner?<br><br>
How did you end up living where you live?<br><br>
What has been the best thing about this pregnancy?<br><br>
The worst?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How did you find MDC? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I think through LLL somehow..not really sure...</span><br><br>
If you're partnered, how did you meet your partner? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I was dating his roommate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></span><br><br>
How did you end up living where you live? <span style="color:#FF0000;">The general area cause it was the first good job offer DP got..lol Exact location now, found a great house that fit our wants and was close to a good friend of mine. Who happens to be my doula now!</span><br><br>
What has been the best thing about this pregnancy? <span style="color:#FF0000;">hm... Well I haven't gained anything yet, but it's been a small worry for me so far, but nice that I don't have to loose it.</span><br><br>
The worst? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I've been worried more this pregnancy than my others. Not sure why, nothing seems to be up so far (knock on wood). I think it's due to my fatalist nature.</span></div>
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Have you bought anything for the babe yet?<br><br>
Are you doing u/s or no? Finding out gender or no? What kind of birth are you planning?<br><br>
How long have you been with your partner?<br><br>
What is East Tennessee like?
 

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If you could choose the superpower of invisibility or flying, which would you choose and why?<br><br>
What is your favorite kind of music and/or favorite song?<br><br>
What was your favorite movie as a teen and what is your favorite movie now?<br><br>
What was your favorite book as a child, as an adult?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you bought anything for the babe yet? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I have been picking up girl clothes all over since #3..lol With 3 boys I have plenty of boys clothes. I did buy a diaper bag. I'm a bit of a bag whore, so another bag is just insane! I have gotten a going home and Christening outfit for a girl so far.</span><br><br>
Are you doing u/s or no? Finding out gender or no? <span style="color:#FF0000;">YES!! Dec 17th and I am DYING to know!! I really am getting girl feelings, but everyone around me is rooting for a girl, so don't know if the feelings are true. I'm calling her a lot...</span>What kind of birth are you planning? <span style="color:#FF0000;">Same as last 2, medication free, birthing center, midwife, my best friend/ doula will be delivering this time. She is determined!</span><br><br>
How long have you been with your partner? <span style="color:#FF0000;">We lived been together for for 15 years, married 11 of those.</span><br><br>
What is East Tennessee like? <span style="color:#FF0000;">BEAUTIFUL!! I have lived in East TN my whole life and I can not imagine living anywhere else! I have visited 26 other states, so my view is not completely bias.. Northern California is the closetest I've seen, but too much snow for me..lol Here we get short hot summers (high 90's for a month), short cold summers (20's for a month) averages are 50-70. Very few natural disasters, mostly flood and a few tornados. I justs love it here. After traveling I have decided I must see mountanious areas where ever I live.</span></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you could choose the superpower of invisibility or flying, which would you choose and why? <span style="color:#FF0000;">hm... thats a good one. I think invisibility, then I could temporarily hide from the kids and Dh..lol</span><br><br>
What is your favorite kind of music and/or favorite song? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I do love Christmas music. I rarely listen to music but when i Do it's soft rock, Sting, Edie Brickell, Harry Conick Jr....the like.</span><br><br>
What was your favorite movie as a teen and what is your favorite movie now? <span style="color:#FF0000;">Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I like Alice in Wonderland too!! I am a huge kid at heart, still love and collect the Disney movies.</span><br><br>
What was your favorite book as a child, as an adult? <span style="color:#FF0000;">sadly I have very little memory from childhood...I do love Dr Seuss books. Now I am enjoying listening to childrens literature on cd in the van.</span></div>
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What is your favorite food?<br><br>
Do you WAH, WOH, SAH?<br><br>
Tell us something interesting about each of your kids.<br><br>
What's your favorite thing to do when you have time to yourself?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What is your favorite food? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I guess Mexican...</span><br><br>
Do you WAH, WOH, SAH? <span style="color:#FF0000;">lol... well offically I am a SAHM, but I am a conference coordinator for a professional organization twice a year, own 2 part time businesses with my best friend, am into a couple of non prof groups... So hubby jokes and says I'm not allowed to call myself a <i>stay at home</i> mom...</span><br><br>
Tell us something interesting about each of your kids. <span style="color:#FF0000;">alrighty..<br><br>
Adison is about to turn 6 on sunday... he is already so mathmetically inclined. He is very analytical. Thinks everything out before doing it. He loves the computer and would sit for hours if we didn't pull him off. He is also my biggest challenge..lol...too much like me!<br><br>
Tate is 4.5. He is my free spirit. When taking pictures he is the one making a face or bunny ears on his brothers. He is picky about socks and shoes. He is my cuddler and lovey one.<br><br>
Keaton is 19 months old and a pistol! Being the littlest (as of now) he is already defending his space from his big brothers. He can push my buttons faster than the other 2 put together. He growls at the cat and cracks up hysterically when his brothers do something they aren't supposed to.<br><br>
The newest (18 weeks gestation) apparently will be a soccer player!! Kicking like crazy!! I so did not feel the other 3 this early!!<br><br>
Sorry...lol...didn't mean to ramble.</span><br><br>
What's your favorite thing to do when you have time to yourself? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I love to cross stitch and read. I enjoy crafts and scrapbooking. Latley when I do get a day to myself I head to a spa..pedi and mani! Massage if I can squeeze it in!</span></div>
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Urgh! Every time I log on to post some questions, the baby squawks.<br><br>
I'll be back, I promise!
 

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What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?<br><br>
How many kids do you want?<br><br>
Do you live urban, suburban, or rural? If you could have it your way, which would you choose?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?<span style="color:#FF0000;">Lets see I will have a 16, 14, 11 and 9 year old. Probably working 4 jobs to pay for food! I'm guessing pretty same as I am doing now. working some very part time and keeping up with the kids while finding mom time too.</span><br><br>
How many kids do you want? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I wanted 1.. 4 kids later...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm an only child, so the whole sibling thing confuses me. I'm waiting till this one gets here to say for sure, but I think this one will be the last.</span><br><br>
Do you live urban, suburban, or rural? <span style="color:#FF0000;">surburban/rural...more on the rural side.</span> If you could have it your way, which would you choose? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I like where we are. Wish it was alittle bigger with some better stores and resturants, but those things now are only an hour away.</span></div>
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<span style="color:#FF0000;">You ask good questions!</span>
 

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Thank you! Let's see if I can come up with some more.<br><br>
Which # child was the hardest to add to the family? The easiest?<br><br>
Are you involved in any out-of-home activities like sports or other classes?<br><br>
You mentioned that you SAH. If you didn't, what would you find to be the most exciting profession?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thank you! Let's see if I can come up with some more.<br><br>
Which # child was the hardest to add to the family? <span style="color:#FF0000;">In my case it was #2, but only because he was a complete surprise! Like I found out when I was 20 weeks pregnant surprise. I was so sad that #1 wasn't getting to be the baby as long. He was 19.5 months when #2 came along.</span> The easiest? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I dunno..they have all been pretty easy... I am sooo lucky (cross fingers) I have really good babies, easy going..</span><br><br>
Are you involved in any out-of-home activities like sports or other classes? <span style="color:#FF0000;">Not for the kids, yet I'm sure. I am not a sports person at all, so I am hoping to avoid the whole sports thing. Like it's going to happen with 3 little boys.. One can hope for band geeks right??</span><br><br>
You mentioned that you SAH. If you didn't, what would you find to be the most exciting profession? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I have done 2 jobs that I love! I was an Early Interventionist for 8 years and it is a wonderfully rewarding and challenging job. I am currently a conference coordinator and love it! And apparently I'm pretty good at it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></span></div>
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What's your favorite book ever?
 

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<span style="color:#FF0000;">That one is tough. It used to be Catcher in the Rye..but not so much anymore. I used to read alll the time. I like the Princess Bride, Intensity (Dean Koontz), I enjoy a bunch of children's literature also..</span>
 

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what is the best advice your parents ever gave you as a child?<br><br>
what is your favorite holiday tradition?<br><br>
if you're cloth diapering, what's your favorite brand and why?<br><br>
what's the best thing about a newborn baby (some people love baby feet, baby bellies, etc)?<br><br>
what is your most craved food right now?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what is the best advice your parents ever gave you as a child? <span style="color:#FF0000;">wow..good question...I guess to think for myself.</span><br><br>
what is your favorite holiday tradition? <span style="color:#FF0000;">When I was pregnant with #1 he was due the week after Thanksgiving. So at Thankigiving that year my mom and mil put my tree up for me while I sat in the floor big bellied sorting ornaments. It's now tradition to put the tree up after Thanksgiving.</span><br><br>
if you're cloth diapering, what's your favorite brand and why? <span style="color:#FF0000;">So far all I like are Fuzzi Bunz. I didn't start with #3 till he was about 15 months old. Then morning sickness hit and cloth diapering was the last thing on my mind. I have to now restrip to get them usable again. I hope to use them a bit with the new baby.</span><br><br>
what's the best thing about a newborn baby (some people love baby feet, baby bellies, etc)? <span style="color:#FF0000;">toes, ears and cries... sad as it is I love the sound of a newborn cry.</span><br><br>
what is your most craved food right now? <span style="color:#FF0000;">I alwasy crave Mexican...lol</span></div>
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I'm finally back!<br><br>
What's your favorite Mexican dish? Can you cook any neat foods? What is your favorite?<br><br>
What's the prettiest thing about the area you live?<br><br>
What is your favorite season and why?<br><br>
Do you find boys or girls easier to live with? Why?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm finally back!<br><br>
What's your favorite Mexican dish? <span style="color:#FF0000;">boring, but quesdillas, plain cheese. I did have a spinach enchilada the other day that way amazing!</span> Can you cook any neat foods? <span style="color:#FF0000;">not really..</span>What is your favorite?<br><br>
What's the prettiest thing about the area you live? <span style="color:#FF0000;">The mountain views... In some spots you can see for miles! And of course the fall leaves!!</span><br><br>
What is your favorite season and why? <span style="color:#FF0000;">FALL... the leaves! and everything is dead..I have horrid allergies..</span><br><br>
Do you find boys or girls easier to live with? <span style="color:#FF0000;">considering I have 3 little boys and a male hubby...no idea what it is like to live iwth girls..lol I had a roommate in college, but she was my best friend from high school, so of course we hated each other <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></span> Why?</div>
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Oops on the boy/girl question! For some reason, I thought you had two boys and a girl. Maybe you'll get one this time and you can answer my qustion in a year or so! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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