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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><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9894867#post9894867" target="_blank">MamaVolpe</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9894901#post9894901" target="_blank">lurable (Laura)</a><br><br>
12/7-12/10<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9939279#post9939279" target="_blank">trinimommy</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9939286#post9939286" target="_blank">Pam_and_Abigail (Pam)</a><br><br>
12/11-12/14<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=9983575#post9983575" target="_blank">athansor</a><br><br>
12/15-12/18<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=811356" target="_blank">pdxmomazon (Erin)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10016476#post10016476" target="_blank">Nate'sMama</a><br><br>
12/19-12/22<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10051464#post10051464" target="_blank">Chantelhayes (Chantel)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10051470#post10051470" target="_blank">Killick (Nicole)</a><br><br>
1/2-1/5<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10167619#post10167619" target="_blank">inchijen</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10167641#post10167641" target="_blank">calpurnia</a><br><br>
1/6-1/9<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10205720#post10205720" target="_blank">seren (Serenity)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10205732#post10205732" target="_blank">blizzard_babe</a><br><br>
1/10-1/13<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10247755#post10247755" target="_blank">Shanana (Shana)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10247775#post10247775" target="_blank">JoyandEd (Joy)</a><br><br>
1/14-1/17<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10281062#post10281062" target="_blank">momtobeof3</a><br><br>
1/18-1/21<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10330991#post10330991" target="_blank">Outofmymindyo</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10330998#post10330998" target="_blank">merry-mary</a><br><br>
1/22-1/25<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10353140#post10353140" target="_blank">PuppyFluffer</a><br><br>
1/26-1/29<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10386517#post10386517" target="_blank">SumnerRain (Heather)</a><br><br>
1/30-2/2<br>
OPEN<br><br>
2/3-2/6<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10456568#post10456568" target="_blank">BabyBodi</a><br><br>
2/7-2/10<br>
OPEN<br><br>
2/11-2/14<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10513351#post10513351" target="_blank">lylas</a><br><br>
2/15-2/18<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10550728#post10550728" target="_blank">pammysue (Pam)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10550742#post10550742" target="_blank">*Aimee*</a><br><br>
2/19-2/22<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10575685#post10575685" target="_blank">LittleRockstar</a><br><br>
2/23-2/26<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10613015#post10613015" target="_blank">Molck (Maile)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10613027#post10613027" target="_blank">UnskulinMama (Alyssa)</a><br><br>
2/27-3/1<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10641037#post10641037" target="_blank">kwilki8 (Kelly)</a><br><br>
3/2-3/5<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10677345#post10677345" target="_blank">Mama-in-May</a><br><br>
3/6-3/9<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10711120#post10711120" target="_blank">KatWrangler (Anne)</a><br><br>
3/10-3/13<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10732904#post10732904" target="_blank">StephNelson (Steph)</a><br><br>
3/14-3/17<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10766342#post10766342" target="_blank">sadiesmom (Charlynn)</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10766336#post10766336" target="_blank">Michelle Renee</a><br><br>
3/18-3/21<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10799180#post10799180" target="_blank">diabolic_derbygirl</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=10799185#post10799185" target="_blank">Naomismom (Anne)</a><br><br>
3/22-3/25<br>
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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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How did you find MDC?<br><span>I was on here a LONG time ago with a different username after my first son was born, but ended up spending a lot more time away from here than spending the time talking on it. it's always been a very helpful resource for me though.</span><br><br>
If you're partnered, how did you meet your partner?<br><span>Actually, I met my partner through rollerderby. I joined and he was my coach. I was in the midst of a divorce through our early dating, but now we are living together quite comfortably and he's expecting his FIRST baby!</span><br><br>
How did you end up living where you live?<br><span>I'm not sure if you mean my HOUSE or the area of the country, but my entire family has always resided in Ohio. We found our abode because I wanted a better school district fot my two older children and my partner's sister just happened to live around the corner from this great and affordable house with a huge yard and a good school within walking distance.</span><br><br>
What has been the best thing about this pregnancy?<br><span>The amount of support I have is incredible. I'm also REALLY excited about having a little girl and finding that out actually brought tears to my eyes because I NEVER thought I'd ever be the mother of a daughter.</span><br><br>
The worst?<br><span>there have been some really scary moments with this one. I started out on high risk, bed rest, diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder. My sickness was terrible and they finally put me on Zofran (i thank my lucky stars for it) so that I could keep SOMETHING down. Miraculously, the clotting disorder seemed to clear up and things started improving rapidly, but I still battle my mortal enemy.....that nasty heartburn!</span><br><br><br>
And just because I feel like it, here's some other facts about me:<br>
~I am a certified doula, though I haven't actively practiced in a couple years<br>
~I felt fiber, knit, crochet, and make glass fused jewlery at home (I even have a kiln). I also have begun salvaging old jewlery and various other goodies from second hand stores to remake into wonderful things.<br>
~I was raised in a Catholic/Buddhist household and hold values from both faiths close to my heart<br>
~I've become recently addicted to my son's webkinz and find myself online at night playing games for him to have some extra cash to spend on webkinz stuff.<br>
~My first son is circ'd (yes, because of my own ignorance), but will never do that ever again. my son suffered from his and I will never see it the same way again.<br>
~I'm an avid breastfeeder and actually am looking forward to having that bonding experience again<br>
~Both boys were born naturally, but I will never forget the amazing experience of birthing at home. I can't do that this time, but am choosing a home-like birthing center with midwives, so I'm looking forward to it.<br>
~I have a rescued bullmastiff that I love dearly. I've now owned two of them and think they are the best dogs around!<br><br><br>
Feel free to ask away on anything else! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Chocolate or Vanilla?<br><br>
What is your favorite book?<br><br>
Who is your secret clebrity crush?<br><br>
Best location you have ever traveled to? Why?<br><br>
Location you would like to travel to? Why?<br><br>
If you could have any car ever made which one would you drive?<br><br>
Most outragous thing you have ever done?<br><br>
Favorite artist?<br><br>
Mac or PC?<br><br>
What would be your dream job?<br><br>
If you could take any class you want, not related to your major, what would it be?<br><br>
Cats or Dogs?<br><br>
Town or Country?<br><br>
Favorite way to undwind?<br><br>
Favorite way to wind up?<br><br>
Favorite MDC smiley?<br><br>
What is your favorite holiday and why?<br><br>
What is your favorite game to play?<br><br>
If you could make up one law for your goverment to enact what would it be?<br><br>
If you were and alien from outer space what would you look like?<br><br>
Also what planet would you be from?<br><br>
If you could redesign the human body to function differently what one change would you most want to make?<br><br>
What is your favorite music to dance too?<br><br>
Beer, Wine, Liquor or Teetoler?<br><br>
What is your secret talent that most people don't know about?<br><br>
If you could live in another decade from 1900-2000 which one would you choose to be in?<br><br>
Which X-men would you be if you could be one of them?<br><br>
The most important question, are you a Harry Potter Fan?<br><br>
What baby name do you like that you think is probably a bit to weird to actually use but you like it anyhow?<br><br>
If you could invent a new pregnancy symptom to replace nausa what would it be?<br><br>
Do you play and instruments? If so which?<br><br>
If you don't play then what instrument would you want to play if you were given the opportunity for lessons?<br><br>
Middle School, loved it or hated it?<br><br>
High School, loved it or hated it?<br><br>
College, love it or hate it?<br><br>
What is you favorite sport to play and watch?<br><br>
What sport do you think should have a professional league that currently does not?<br><br>
If you could transform into and animal any time you want what animal would you choose? (Yes a HP question)
 

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What's the most recent new skill you acquired?<br><br>
If you had more time, what new thing would you like to learn (sounds like you do so much already!)?<br><br>
What would you do with this new knowledge?
 

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Chocolate or Vanilla?<br><span>Definitely chocolate between the two. but i love the chocolate to mixed with things (caramel, coffee, toffee, etc)</span><br><br>
What is your favorite book?<br><span>Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris, Imajica- Clive Barker</span><br><br>
Who is your secret clebrity crush?<br><span>I love Nicholas Cage and Ben Harper (musician)</span><br><br>
Best location you have ever traveled to? Why?<br><span>It would have to be my trip to Vegas. Best bunch of fun an adult can have, hands down!</span><br><br>
Location you would like to travel to? Why?<br><span>Hawaii. who wouldn't want to go there?!</span><br><br>
If you could have any car ever made which one would you drive?<br><span>Practically, a TrailBlazer. Impractically, a vintage classic car with flames or cherry red paint</span><br><br>
Most outragous thing you have ever done?<br><span>probably joining a roller derby league, lol</span><br><br>
Favorite artist?<br><span>Mucha, Klimt, Warhol</span><br><br>
Mac or PC?<br><span>we actually have both in our house. the kids have an older Mac for their artsy programs. I have a PC for ease.</span><br><br>
What would be your dream job?<br><span>teaching art to young children</span><br><br>
If you could take any class you want, not related to your major, what would it be?<br><span>a marine biology course</span><br><br>
Cats or Dogs?<br><span>ahhh, the debate rages on. I like the personality of both species, but I'm definitely more partial to dogs. I find them to be most like people in their needs.</span><br><br>
Town or Country?<br><span>i get both. I am a city girl, love living around a nightlife, but my mother has a horse farm and I'm definitely at peace out there.</span><br><br>
Favorite way to undwind?<br><span>a nice long bath in my whirlpool tub. once i'm not pregnant, that bath will include a cocktail</span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Favorite way to wind up?<br><span>i love roller skating, just for the feeling of going fast and smooth. I love horseback riding for the same reason as well.</span><br><br>
Favorite MDC smiley?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rocks.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="mdc rocks"><span>OF COURSE</span><br><br>
What is your favorite holiday and why?<br><span>honestly, i gotta go with christmas/yule because I love the warmth and activity and lights that time of year. Plus, my kids get all wonderous and excited and who can't love that?</span><br><br>
What is your favorite game to play?<br><span>i like word games. Perquacky, Scrabble, Boggle. I also love playing cards like euchre or Texas hold em. with my kids? our favs include cadoo, chess, old maid, and go fish.</span><br><br>
If you could make up one law for your goverment to enact what would it be?<br><span>i wouldn't trust the government to hold true to ANY of the values I'd want to see in this world. I think they'd twist them and contort them to mean something entirely different from the original plan. I say...just be the change you wish to see within your OWN family. That will make a larger impact.</span><br><br>
If you were an alien from outer space what would you look like?<br><span>pretty different from everyone else I suppose....but then again.......</span><br><br>
Also what planet would you be from?<br><span>oh i totally would be from some crazy lush amazon woman planet.</span><br><br>
If you could redesign the human body to function differently what one change would you most want to make?<br><span>men sit down to pee. i'm so tired of the mess.</span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
What is your favorite music to dance too?<br><span>anything with a funky beat, i'm not real picky.</span><br><br>
Beer, Wine, Liquor or Teetoler?<br><span>i do wine from time to time (if it's good wine), but I'm a liquor girl. I hate yeasty beer and would much rather drink tequila or rum all night anyway.....it makes me HAPPY!</span><br><br>
What is your secret talent that most people don't know about?<br><span>i can play hand drums pretty well, along with the "Bones" and can sing well, but never show it.</span><br><br>
If you could live in another decade from 1900-2000 which one would you choose to be in?<br><span>i'd love to be the feminist, liberated me in 1950's America when women were subservient to their men. I'd just LOVE shaking up a community and sitting back to laugh about the jaw dropping.</span><br><br>
Which X-men would you be if you could be one of them?<br><span>rogue.</span><br><br>
The most important question, are you a Harry Potter Fan?<br><span>i'm a fan, but tired of it honestly. the hype kinda killed it for me. I'm waiting for Harry to become "uncool", then I'll finish the series</span><br><br>
What baby name do you like that you think is probably a bit to weird to actually use but you like it anyhow?<br><span>Leelu. yes, like the character from Fifth Element</span><br><br>
If you could invent a new pregnancy symptom to replace nausa what would it be?<br><span>spontaneous orgasm. i'd much rather be embaressed by that then throw up in a grocery store.</span><br><br>
Do you play and instruments? If so which?<br><span>see above. some drums and things.</span><br><br>
If you don't play then what instrument would you want to play if you were given the opportunity for lessons?<br><br>
Middle School, loved it or hated it?<br><span>barely remember it! i had ups and downs. big boobs made for awkward times</span><br><br>
High School, loved it or hated it?<br><span>again, mixed bag. hated the environment, loved some of the people and experiences dearly.</span><br><br>
College, love it or hate it?<br><span>love it and miss it. I love the freedom that comes with choosing your own destiny there.</span><br><br>
What is you favorite sport to play and watch?<br><span>does corn hole count? I love roller derby</span><br><br>
What sport do you think should have a professional league that currently does not?<br><span>again with women's roller derby</span><br><br>
If you could transform into an animal any time you want what animal would you choose? (Yes a HP question)<br><span>my animal spirit guide has been a wolf in my life, but I'd honestly love to become a dolphin, however not living around the ocean poses for a weird problem on how to SURVIVE once changed.</span>
 

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What's the most recent new skill you acquired?<br><span>felting, wet and dry. I love working with the wool and alpaca fiber and I recently made a 12" doll completely out of felt, felted her arms and legs together and knitted tiny clothes for her. First doll I ever made in my life and I plan on giving it to Olivia when she arrives.</span><br><br>
If you had more time, what new thing would you like to learn (sounds like you do so much already!)?<br><span>i'd love to learn to scuba dive. it's always been a dream of mine to swim with dolphins, whales, sharks and fish.</span><br><br>
What would you do with this new knowledge?<br><span>i would take the scuba diving and my love of photography and do some underwater photography.</span>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> That is so awesome! Do you have pictures?
 
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