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Welcome to your Spotlight Sam! Tell us about yourself!<br><br>
How are you feeling this week?<br><br>
Do you have a feeling on boy or girl?<br><br>
Have you picked out a name?<br><br>
Do you have a favorite pregnancy book?
 

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I'm a little late to get here...sorry!<br>
So let's see...My name is Sam, I live in Wasilla, Alaska. I have been married for almost 7 years(Nov 3rd) to dh, Luke. I have 2 kids, Laesa and Kellan, both December babies(there bdays are 2 days apart)...Laesa will be 4 and Kellan will be 2 this coming Dec, so it feels a bit weird to be having a March baby this time around. Our families are thanking us though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">. Feel free to ask whatever<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>
How are you feeling this week? I'm feeling much better this week(due March 20th, so 17 weeks along) I was sick with a stomach bug this past week and that was terrible...I am finally doing much better today.<br><br>
Do you have a feeling on boy or girl? I'm thinking girl...but was wrong with ds...my dd keeps telling me it's a girl though, but we will find out on Monday.<br><br>
Have you picked out a name?Nope...we have middle names only, Lucas or Luke for a boy and Jewel for a girl<br><br>
Do you have a favorite pregnancy book? I don't...but my SIL is going to be sending me a few that are more naturally minded so maybe I'll have one after that.<br><br>
Describe your favorite room in your house. My favorite room...mmm...I really don't have one, but I do love our loft and living room(2 different rooms). We have an amazing view and so the living room is great for watching the wildlife that comes to our pond, moose, swans, ducks, foxes...and for watching the snowfall, which we did last night. The loft is just so cozy, though it is in need of a thorough cleaning.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
 

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Sam, you're making me miss Alaska! I grew up outside of Fairbanks, and went to college in Anchorage. My parents and brother and his family are still up there, so I visit often, but it's not the same as living there! Your view of the pond sounds WONDERFUL!
 

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Wow, Alaska? That seems so far away. Oh, yeah, it is!!! But very cool. The view sounds fabulous.<br><br>
So, where are you planning on having this baby and what are your hopes for the birth in general?<br><br>
How did you pick your other children's names (which I love btw)?<br><br>
Favorite comfort food lately?<br><br>
Oh, since I think Wasilla is the town Sarah Palin is from, what's your take on her? (just simple curiousity, I swear...)
 

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Favorite meal?<br><br>
Favorite Book?<br><br>
Hobby?<br><br>
I love the way you described the view from your house! I would be taking pictures all the time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Do you get to see the northern lights up in alaska?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow, Alaska? That seems so far away. Oh, yeah, it is!!! <span>I agree with this...I moved up from VA and my parents live in FL so it's quite far away.</span>But very cool. The view sounds fabulous.<br><br>
So, where are you planning on having this baby and what are your hopes for the birth in general? <span>Well, we are planning on a homebirth, our first after 2 hospital births, I'm just hoping for a really peaceful, calm birth with no complications. (I've had a bit of pp bleeding with the other 2, but have done a lot of research on why this can happen and feel confident about having a homebirth with no extra bleeding).</span><br><br>
How did you pick your other children's names (which I love btw)? <span>My dd's name came from some friends of ours...when we went to their wedding we were housed at some of their friends house and they had a dd named Laesa and it stuck. Her mn is Kelty after the back pack company. My ds's name we found in a name book and loved the meaning which is Mighty Warrior, his mn is my maiden name...Stuart.</span><br><br>
Favorite comfort food lately?<span>My diet has become extremely restricted due to finding out about some food allergies so right now I'd have to say chips...salty chips and if I could drink Pepsi I would be<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"></span><br><br>
Oh, since I think Wasilla is the town Sarah Palin is from, what's your take on her? (just simple curiousity, I swear...)<span>Yes, you are right...I actually live in between Wasilla and Palmer, but technically my physical addy is Wasilla. I personally think it is great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: And if you would like further comment I can give it.</span></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Favorite meal? <span>I have no idea...but when I can eat it usually it's Pizza or Tacos...</span><br><br>
Favorite Book? <span>Wow...this is tough...currently I would have to say The Shack.</span><br><br>
Hobby? <span>I love to read and travel(though this hasn't been done in a while).</span><br><br>
I love the way you described the view from your house! I would be taking pictures all the time<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><span>I do take lots<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'll try and post some in a new post...but I need to take some new ones since we just got snow.</span><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you get to see the northern lights up in alaska? <span>Yep, though only in the winter...I haven't seen any yet this year.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></span></div>
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Pictures are coming in the next post...
 

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<a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608084.jpg" target="_blank">Fall day...swans on the pond</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092208035.jpg" target="_blank">Fall view</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608102.jpg" target="_blank">Another fall picture</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608084.jpg" target="_blank">Fall day...swans on the pond</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092208035.jpg" target="_blank">Fall view</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608102.jpg" target="_blank">Another fall picture</a></div>
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holy freekin crap...you weren't kidn. Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that there are even places that look so beautiful, and then to think people actually live there to see it everyday just blows my mind. Wow, you really are a world away! I dream of having a yard one day, I'm thinking now I need to dream a little bigger...That is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
 

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Wow! Your view is simply amazing! I've always wanted to visit the NW section of the country and your photos just reconfirm that want.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608084.jpg" target="_blank">Fall day...swans on the pond</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092208035.jpg" target="_blank">Fall view</a><br><br><a href="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/lsden2/Picturesasof092608102.jpg" target="_blank">Another fall picture</a></div>
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I would not get anything done ever! I would be watching all the wild life! What an amazing & calming view~ If it was not for the snow (for so long!) I would try to convince DH to move<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would not get anything done ever! I would be watching all the wild life! What an amazing & calming view~ If it was not for the snow (for so long!) I would try to convince DH to move<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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And the dark..LOL...I'm trying to convince dh to move...which one day we will...but in all honesty I'd like to be seasonal.
 

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Your photos are amazing! Dh has always wanted to live in Alaska but MT is as far north as I am getting any time soon! I just love it here.<br><br>
Do you plan a water or land birth?<br><br>
Do you have a spot picked out to birth in your house?<br><br>
Have you had day or night labors or both?
 

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I've heard MT is beautiful. I NEVER expected to live up here, but then I met my dh and moved on up...I'm originally from VA.<br><br>
Do you plan a water or land birth? I don't know...I think I'd like to try a water birth this time around.<br><br>
Do you have a spot picked out to birth in your house? I think I will probably labor in our bedroom...we rent my dh's parents house and the master bedroom is quite large. Plus I don't think I would feel comfortable birthing anywhere else...we have lots of windows.<br><br>
Have you had day or night labors or both? I have had night labors only actually. With my dd I went into labor at about 10pm Thursday night(I was all ready 3cm dilated and 80% effaced), they started right away at 5-7 min apart, went to the hospital at about 4:30/5 was about 4cm, got some Stadol at about 8am when I was about 5 cm, went from 5-8cm by 9am, another shot then, went from 8-10cm by 10am and she was out at 10:32am Friday. With my ds, it was insanely quick, I was all ready 5cm and 85% effaced before labor started. My first contraction was at about 2:15am on a Friday, they were sporatic...anywhere from 8-20 min apart, at about 4:45am I had to pee...after getting up they started coming every 1-4 min so we headed to the hospital at about 5:30am, got there about 5:45am, was all ready 8-9cm and he was born at 6:23am Friday. So super quick...I think I just expect this next baby to be a night labor too
 

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are you a sahm, wohm, or wahm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you are a sahm, did you hold a job before you had kids?<br><br>
What is the worst job you have ever had (what about the best)?
 

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are you a sahm, wohm, or wahm<br>
I am a SAHM<br><br>
If you are a sahm, did you hold a job before you had kids?<br>
Yep, I worked as a waitress at a local restaurant...I miss the food. I was also a receptionist at an OB/GYN office<br><br>
What is the worst job you have ever had (what about the best)? Best...a volunteer kitchen worker at an English speaking school in Austria and Spain. Worst...I guess it would be working as a barista at a golf course...I hated getting hit on by old men.
 

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I have to jump in also and say that those pictures are just beautiful!<br><br>
What is your favorite part of pregnancy?<br><br>
How would you say this pregnancy is the same or different from previous ones?
 

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It's GORGEOUS! I'd go somewhere like that on vacation! wowzas!<br><br>
I'll ask that question then!! Where's your favorite vacation spot?
 

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What is your favorite part of pregnancy?<br>
I'd have to say feeling the baby move and finding out the sex...I love the bonding that happens once I find out if they are a boy or girl and I love feeling them move.<br><br>
How would you say this pregnancy is the same or different from previous ones?<br>
Well, for different I was sicker this pregnancy than my previous 2, but not quite as tired as with my son. Same: I still don't show early...people that don't know me really have no clue I'm pregnant and if they do know me they never think I'm as far along as I am. Cravings are pretty similar too...I love Pepsi when I'm pregnant...LOL!<br><br>
Where's your favorite vacation spot?<br>
Well, it's been forever since I've taken a vacation, but I'd have to say Austria or Italy. I lived in Austria for a year and I've loved it since...and Italy is just amazing.
 
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