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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger"> hi earthyamber, this is your spotlight. have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br>
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1.what is your favorite kind of tree? flower?<br><br>
2. do you like chocolate?<br><br>
3. how are you feeling and how far along are you today?
 

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What is your favorite meal of the day?<br><br>
Do you have any siblings?<br><br>
Any nicknames?
 

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1.what is your favorite kind of tree? flower? <b>I love Pine Trees and tulips!</b><br><br>
2. do you like chocolate? <b>I love it! However, I don't like it during this pregnancy, makes me sick. But normally, it is my favorite</b><br><br>
3. how are you feeling and how far along are you today? <b>I am feeling pretty good. No morning sickness and more energy but I have painful, infected cysts that kill me (literally I cry constantly) so I am on pain meds and antibiotics. I am feeling baby kick so I love that though! I am 14 weeks and 5 days pregnant.</b><br><br><br><br>
What is your favorite meal of the day? <b>Dinner - My husband cooks and he is a great cook!<br></b><br>
Do you have any siblings? <b>I have one sister (well, he is trying to become a boy but that is another story). She is 3 years younger than me.<br></b><br>
Any nicknames? <b>No nicknames, my name is pretty boring (Amber).</b>
 

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Do you have any pets?<br><br>
How many children would you like to have?<br><br>
With 2 older daughters, are you hoping for a boy or girl this time? Follow-up, will you find out the baby's gender?
 

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<b>Do you have any pets?</b> I have 3 Betta fish and hope to have more. I love them! No other pets though. My dream pet is a horse, maybe one day!<br><br><b>How many children would you like to have?</b> 3 or 4. This pregnancy is killing me though (dr thinks it is the hormones from a boy) so we might be done after this one. But honestly, I would love 4.<br><br><b>With 2 older daughters, are you hoping for a boy or girl this time? Follow-up, will you find out the baby's gender?</b> I would love either. I can think of positives to each. Some days I want a boy and some days I want a girl. I think it is a girl but my husband and Dr thinks its a boy. So we will see. I will be so happy with either and I just hope it is healthy (both of my kids have special needs). I will find out the gender and I can't wait!
 

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What is your favorite part about being a mom?<br><br>
What is your favorite holiday or season?<br><br>
What is your favorite book?
 

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<b>What is your favorite part about being a mom?</b> Everything! I love the special bond I have with my kids, I love watching them grow into beautiful young ladies, I love all the hugs, I love watching their eyes glow when they learn something new, I love everything about being a mom. It is truly the best thing on Earth.<br><br><b>What is your favorite holiday or season?</b> I love Spring and Christmas.<br><br><b>What is your favorite book?</b> I don't read as much as I would like but I love the Twilight series. My absolute favorite books though are Angela's Ashes and Pilgrim of Tinker Creek.
 

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I feel like I should know this. What are you studying and what's next?<br><br>
What do your kids like to eat?<br><br>
Do you have any guilty pleasures (in pregnancy or otherwise)?<br><br>
Why did you choose the name EarthyAmber?
 

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<b>I feel like I should know this. What are you studying and what's next?</b> Well, at first I had planned to study midwifery but I changed my mind. So, I am finishing my AA within a year and need to decide soon before I transfer. I am thinking social work or teaching.<br><br><b>What do your kids like to eat?</b> My oldest loves everything. She loves veggies, pastas, chicken, pizza, sandwiches, etc. She isn't picky at all and is always willing to try new foods. She eats and loves whatever we eat. My youngest though is very picky. The doctor says it is common with kids who have autism (she is high-functioning). She will only eat one or two foods for a month or so and then hate them and move on. She is currently eating honey bunches of oats for breakfast, banana for snack, cheese sandwich for lunch, and grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soap or chicken strips and salad for dinner. That is it.<br><br><b>Do you have any guilty pleasures (in pregnancy or otherwise)?</b> Iced caramel machiatos (sp?) from Starbucks! I don't have it now that I am pregnant but it was my favorite. I am also a sucker for Wii games and computer games like Mahjong titans and solitaire. Lastly, MDC is one of my biggest. I am on here all day long although I mostly lurk. I just love reading about everyone!<br><br><b>Why did you choose the name EarthyAmber?</b> Honestly, I am not sure. LOL. It was a few years ago and I have been mostly a lurker here. I am not creative with screen names so I just choose my name and earthy because I try to live earth friendly.
 

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How did you choose your daughter's names?<br><br>
How do your kids feel about having a new sibling on the way?<br><br>
What's your favorite activity to do with your kids?<br><br>
What would you do with a whole day to yourself?
 

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<b>How did you choose your daughter's names?</b> Well, we were 18 when we had Ashlee (Ashlee Marie). We choose the name after thinking about people we knew in school and who were "good" people. Every Ashlee we knew was pretty, smart, involved in Church, etc. So, we named her that and just changed the spelling a bit to make it a little different. With Katie (Kaitlyn Nicole), it was very last minute! We didn't even think about names until I was in deep labor in the car driving an hour to the birth center. On the bumpy road we started shouting out names and we landed on Kaitlyn. It was a pretty name and we both liked it. We choose slightly different spelling to make it a little different.<br><br><b>How do your kids feel about having a new sibling on the way?</b> They are both very excited and are hoping for a little sister. Katie does have a fear of babies and freaks out when they cry (I babysat a baby and when she cried, katie hid under her bed and cried too and wouldn't touch the baby after). With Katie we will need to go slow but I know that she will make a great sister. She just needs to get used to it. She said she wants to teach the baby how to do everything. Ashlee is a huge helper and will be a great sister too, she is super excited and wants to hold the baby.<br><br><b>What's your favorite activity to do with your kids?</b> My favorite is taking them to parks or for nature walks. I love walking them being creative and active. Ashlee takes her camera everywhere and takes the most interesting nature photos. Katie loves picking up bugs, watching animals and running around like crazy. It just makes me happy.<br><br><b>What would you do with a whole day to yourself?</b> Hmmm....sleep! I would probably sleep in, do Wii fit, play on the computer, go get my hair cut (haven't cut it in years), take a nap, and read.
 

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Do you homeschool, or do your daughters attend school?<br><br>
How are you finding the college student/mom/life balance these days?<br><br>
If you could choose any kind of restaurant to go to dinner tonight, which would you choose?
 

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<b>Do you homeschool, or do your daughters attend school?</b> I currently homeschool both. We pulled my oldest out of school due to a special ed issue (they kept her in special ed even though test results showed she is above grade level). We just got a letter saying they fixed it and she is out of special ed. My youngest we had in a special ed preschool but after her favorite teacher left, she regressed and had daily accidents, wouldn't talk, wouldn't eat or do anything in the class. So, we took her out. However, I am going to try to put them both in school for next year and see how it goes. I know my oldest will do well but I just don't know if Katie will be ready or not (she really wants to go though). If it doesn't work out, we will homeschool again.<br><br><b>How are you finding the college student/mom/life balance these days?</b> It's tough. I am just so tired and worn out. I just dropped my on campus class due to medical issues (my doctor wrote a letter saying I shouldn't go to school). So, now I only have 2 online classes. For summer and fall quarters I will have 3 online classes each. I take my day into chunks and do everything as I can. My husband and kids are a huge help in keeping the house running smoothly. It's getting better but it sure has been an adjustment!<br><br><b>If you could choose any kind of restaurant to go to dinner tonight, which would you choose?</b> No food really sounds good. Tonight I ended up eating only 3 bites of a sandwich and a few sips of soap. I just don't have an appetite. However, if I could go anywhere it would be to an american breakfast restaurant so I could have an ham and cheese omelet, it sounds yummy.
 

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What's your favorite place to visit? (We used to live in WA and found it to be about the most beautiful place)<br><br>
What do you worry about?<br><br>
Where will you have this baby?<br><br>
Any names yet?
 

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What is your favorite part about pregnancy?<br><br>
What's typical day like for you?<br><br>
Your eldest daughter and I share the same name, I am curious how you chose the alternate spelling.<br><br>
Do you have any intuition about whether you are carrying a boy or a girl?
 

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<b>What's your favorite place to visit? (We used to live in WA and found it to be about the most beautiful place)</b> I LOVE the Olympic rainforest! It is so magical, green, and beautiful. I live on the other side of the state now so I don't go often, but it is the most beautiful area. I hope to go there this summer. I also love the ocean. Lastly, I love the Eureka, CA area because of the beautiful redwoods and lovely ocean!<br><br><b>What do you worry about?</b> Mostly about the baby being born healthy even though I am taking some prescription pills right now (antibiotics and pain pills). It stresses me out greatly. I just want a healthy baby. I also worry about my health and worry about how my body is going to stand up during the pregnancy. Otherwise, no big worries as I don't believe in worrying. I believe that I should have faith that everything will be okay in life. Now, if I could have that same view during pregnancy, I would be great!<br><br><b>Where will you have this baby?</b> The hospital. I planned to have a homebirth at first, but due to some issues, it isn't possible. So, I am using an OB and going to the hospital.<br><br><b>Any names yet?</b> No names chosen yet, that is always tough for us.
 

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<b>What is your favorite part about pregnancy?</b> I love feeling the baby kick, it is so special! I also love watching my belly expand knowing that I am growing a miracle in there.<br><br><b>What's typical day like for you?</b> Well,I wake up at 8am when my husband leaves for school. I make the kids breakfast, we read books together and the kids go play outside or do art. I then do my homework. We have lunch. Then we do a few "school" activities with each kid (mostly math and spelling with my oldest and ABC's and counting with my youngest). We go to the park to burn off energy or we walk to the store to go grocery shopping. I do the dishes and do a quick clean up while the kids play. My husband comes home and makes dinner at 5pm. After dinner the kids do art, play, or read while I play online. Kids go to bed between 7-8pm. After that I spend time with my hubby until he goes to bed at 9. I then finish homework and play online until I go to bed between 10-midnight.<br><br><b>Your eldest daughter and I share the same name, I am curious how you chose the alternate spelling.</b> My husband thought of it because he said it sounds like it should be spelled that way (Ash Lee). He just thought it looked better. I liked it, too. I think Ashlee is such a pretty name and the spelling was just a small twist without changing the name. My daughter loves the spelling of her name but hates when people misspell it as Ashley.<br><br><b>Do you have any intuition about whether you are carrying a boy or a girl?</b> I think its a girl, but I have been wrong before. I thought my last daughter was a boy.
 

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Do you have any hobbies?<br><br>
What is your favorite thing about newborns?
 

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<b>Do you have any hobbies?</b> Not really because of a lack of time and money. However, I do love hiking and horseback riding (not when pregnant) when I can!<br><br><b>What is your favorite thing about newborns?</b> Everything! They are so soft, cuddly, eyes full of amazement, and and tiny. I really love when they look into your eyes when you are nursing, it is such a special moment.
 

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Hey Stitches those are MY questions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> lmaooo just kidding! But i was gonna claim the favorite newborn things question for real...i think its a cute one.<br><br>
anyway,<br><br>
EarthyAmber- I am sorry to hear you are going through your health issues. I hope that your doctor can help make you comfortable and make these cysts go away soon! And also sending healthy vibes to your baby!<br><br>
So-now that Stitches there stole MY question about newborns.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
What do you look forward to mostly with this little one?<br><br>
What is your favorite midnight snack?<br><br>
Your favorite childhood memory?
 
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