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here is your thread Elecampane!<br><br>
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what are you craving today?<br><br>
how are you feeling today?<br><br>
if somebody gave you 1000 dollars to spend on yourself what would you buy?<br><br>
what is your guilty pleasure at the moment?
 

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Why did you join MDC?<br>
Do you have other kids?<br>
Do you have pets?<br>
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
 

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what have you done that you are most proud of, but usually don't talk about?
 

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Hi, everyone! I haven't been posting much lately--life has been crazy around here and I don't have easy access to a computer at home at the moment. I do most of my MDC-ing on my iphone, which is just not conducive to a lot of typing. In fact, I just popped over here resolving to actually post or respond to something and saw this, wow, did November ever come quickly! I have a few minutes left on my lunch hour (I WOH) so here goes...<br><br><b>what are you craving today?</b><br>
a nap!<br><br><b>how are you feeling today?</b><br>
Tired. Didn't sleep again last night--one my dogs woke me up (to snuggle!) at 3 and I just cannot fall back asleep easily. I was up for two and a half hours. This happens like five nights a week, sadly.<br><br><b>if somebody gave you 1000 dollars to spend on yourself what would you buy?</b><br>
A laptop!<br><br><b>what is your guilty pleasure at the moment?</b><br>
Junk food--like stuff I would normally not eat, such as boxed mac & cheese.<br><br><b>Why did you join MDC?</b><br>
I discovered it rather late in the game, when my DD was about 18 months old. I loved the philosophy, for lack of a better word, and I lurked for a few months then signed up.<br><br><b>Do you have other kids?</b><br>
Yes--one DD, aged 3.<br><br><b>Do you have pets?</b><br>
Yes--two Jack Russell terriers. They are my first babies and I love them dearly, but I wish they would let me sleep occasionally.<br><br><b>If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?</b><br>
Gosh, I'm not at all in the mood to travel right now. In fact, it sounds horrendous, just all of the logistics of it, packing, the actual traveling, etc. I haven't done much traveling at all since DD was born save for one business trip.<br><br><b>what have you done that you are most proud of, but usually don't talk about?</b><br>
Definitely that would be nursing my DD as long as I have and especially for having got through those first difficult weeks of not trusting myself (she is still nursing but I think she might be weaning...it's been a couple of days since she's asked, and I don't know how to feel about that yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">). I talk about it here, of course, but IRL not at all.
 

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What does your user name mean?
 

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how's the weather where you live?<br>
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It's an herb. I'm really bad at thinking up clever usernames, so I grabbed the nearest book to me when I signed up. It happened to be an herbal so there you go.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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it's cold now. I live in Michigan. I'm here because my parents moved (back) here when I was in college and I lost my in-state tuition at the school I was in. So I came home with them and finished college here and just stayed. We'd lived here for a few years when I was in middle school, so of all the places I've lived, Michigan feels the most like home. My DH and I actually bought a house in the same small town in which my family had lived. My kids will likely go to the same school I did.
 

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How have you found the experience of nursing while pregnant? What kind of work do you do?
 

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I pretty much detest nursing during pregnancy, much to my dismay. It HURTS. I feel terrible because my daughter can tell that it hurts me--sometimes I gasp involuntarily, for example--and she is uber-sensitive and I fear she feels responsible, like she is doing something wrong. If I so much as ask her to be gentle she will pout and refuse to nurse at all. She is always asking me if nanas hurt. I wish I were handling it better. Now she is down to once every couple of days, even skipping a few days here and there. I expect my milk to dry up soon (I'm just about 17 weeks) and I wonder how that will affect her. I told her that the milk would be changing (i.e. to colostrum) and she was not happy about that. She just wants the "white milk!"<br><br>
I work for a publishing company. I've been here for about ten years.
 

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Can we hear your DD's birth story?<br><br><br>
What do you want to do diffferently (if anything) for this babys birth?
 

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My first birth was a pitocin augmented hospital nightmare. I went in when my water broke, but I was not having contractions. They hooked up the pit as soon as I walked in the door and just kept on cranking it up. I took the epidural. Most of it is a haze; I was really out of it due to the painkillers. Then I had a manual placenta extraction. Good times. 14 hours of labor.<br><br>
This time I'm seeing a midwife and will be delivering in a hospital based ABC. No meds.
 
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