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<p>Hi all! Welcome to the group! Let's start an introduction thread to keep track of everyone.<br><br>
Name you want to be called:<br>
Area of location you live:<br>
How many children you have already, if any:<br>
Estimated expectancy date:<br>
Hobbies:<br>
Anything else you like to share:<br><br>
So far we have:<br>
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<div style="text-align:center;">kylaskye - Skye - due with #2 - May 27th<br>
riverbliss - Anna = due with #2 - 5/30<br>
Pinkeeee- Pinky - due with #1 - 6/1<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">Snowydays - snowydays - due with #2 - 6/1</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">SynEpona - SynEpona - due with #3 & 4 - 6/1</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#0000FF;">dawncayden - Dawn - due with #3 - 6/2</span><br>
eeb388 - Erin - due with #2 - 6/2<br>
gingerbane - - due with #3 - 6/2<br>
jesepumpkin - jese- due with #3 around 6/2<br>
Collerz83 - Collen - due with #2 - 6/3<br>
cteamplayer - MamaC - due with #3 - 6/3</div>
<div style="text-align:center;">MBHenry - due with #3 - 6/4<br><span style="color:#008000;">Dandy Lion - Erin - due with #3 around 6/5</span><br><span style="color:#0000CD;">Activia - Nicole - due with #1 - 6/6</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;">Juneboymum - Becky - due with #3 - 6/7</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">PrimalMom - PrimalMom - due with #2 - 6/7/13</span><br>
mrsavory - due with #2 - 6/8<br>
needfire - due with #1 - 6/8</div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#008000;">Aylamck - Ayla - due with #1 - 6/9</span><br>
ElektraofMars - Autumn - due with #6 - 6/9<br>
SarahinDisguise - Sarah - due with #2 around 6/9<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">grassisgreener - Ang - due with #2 around 6/10</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">lisaschowski - Lisa - due with #2 around 6/10</span><br>
shenanegans - Sheena - due with #3 around 6/10<br><span style="color:#0000FF;">treehugginmama - Heather - due with #6 around 6/10</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">EarthyLady - Mandy - due with #5 around 6/11</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">Era28 - Erin - due with #2 around 6/11</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">lilmiss'mama - Lil'miss - due with #3 - 6/11</span><br>
sarah finca - Sarah - due with #2 - 6/11<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">Michelle Murphy - Michelle - due with #1 - 6/12</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;">ashleysimpson - ashley - due with #1 - 6/13</span><br>
bennegesserit - no name given - due with #2 around 6/14<br>
Bethania Dawn - Bethany - due with #4 - 6/14<br>
ecnarwold - Erica - due with #2 around 6/14</div>
<div style="text-align:center;">Frumpymama - Sarah - due with #3 - 6/14<br><span style="color:#008000;">Gratefulgoddess - Gaby - due with #1 - 6/14</span><br>
ladyelms - due with #6 - 6/14<br>
Mama Fish - Kelly - due with #6 around 6/14<br><span style="color:#0000FF;">onetwoten - JJ - due with #2 around 6/14</span><br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">amwpJC - Alex 1 due with #1 - 6/15</span><br>
PhoebeMomIII - PhoebeMom - due with #2 around mid June</div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#008000;">RoseLemon - Jeanette - due with #2 6/16</span><br>
stellercrys - Crystal - due with #3 - 6/16</div>
<div style="text-align:center;">Turtle614 - Courtney - due w #1 - 6/16</div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#008000;">Nestof7 - Naomi - due with #7 - 6/17</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">researchparent - Michelle - due with #3 - 6/17</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;">Calirose - Chelle/Michelle - due with #3 - 6/18<br>
cmarmor - Carli - due with #1 - 6/18<br>
hallie6313 - Hallie - due with #1 - 6/18<br>
LoganLibby - Logan - due with #1 - 6/19<br>
2ndLife - Lauren - due with #2 - 6/19<br><span style="color:#008000;">BennyPai - Jenny - due with #5 - 6/19</span><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">TattooedMama - #4 - mid-late June</span><br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">berrypavlova - berry - due with #4 around 6/20</span><br>
Cheeqz - Amber - due with #2 - 6/20<br>
dawnbyington - Dawn - due with #3 - 6/20<br>
ErinLight - ErinL - due with #1 - 6/20<br><span style="color:#0000CD;">amyrobynne - Amy - due with #4 around 6/2</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">gitanamama - due with #2 - 6/21</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;">PenelopeC - Yucchi - due with #1 - 6/21</span><br>
vanillatwilight - Christine - due with #2 - 6/21</div>
<div style="text-align:center;">vewainwright - Vanessa - due with #3 & 4 - 6/21<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">Water Mama - Water Mama - due with #2 - 6/22</span><br>
Cassie Mahlum - Cassi - due with #2 - 6/23<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">Mozado8210 - Mozado - due w/ #4 - 6/23</span><br><span style="color:#0000FF;">Hopefully Mama - due with #1 - 6/24</span><br>
MBHenry - due with #3 - 6/24<br>
Sihaya - Steph - due with #3 around 6/24</div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;"><span style="text-align:center;">Becky Wheeler - Becky - due with #4 - 6/25</span></span><br>
LoveLife - Connie - due with #3 - 6/25<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">mease8 - Marisa -due with #1 - 6/25</span><br>
NordHealth - Amanda - due with #3 - 6/25<br><span style="color:#008000;">redeyedvireo - Amity - due with #3 - 6/25</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;">eaustin - Erin - due</span> <span style="color:#0000FF;">with #4 &5 - 6/27</span><br><span style="color:#008000;">fromMontreal - Anik - due with #2 - 6/27</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;">iwearacape - Claire - due with #4 - 6/28<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">JohannaInDairylad - Johanna - due with #2 - 6/28</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;">lizard79 - due with #1 - 6/28<br><span style="color:#EE82EE;">zakdat - Michelle - due with #4 - 6/28</span><br><span style="text-align:center;">Charliemae - Charlie - due with #2 - 6/29</span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="text-align:center;">LandL - Leanne - due with #2 - 6/29</span></span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#EE82EE;"><span style="text-align:center;">Rorysmum - Natalie - due with #4 - 6/29</span></span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-align:center;">skyview222 - Alicia - due with #1 - 6/29</span><br><br><br>
Katie lane - Katie<br>
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Wonder Full - Clare - due with #1 - ?</div>
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<p>Amy<br>
First ring suburb of Minneapolis, MN<br>
3 boys, ages 9.5, 7.5, and 3<br>
6/21 (I just realized that I line up perfectly with the seasons. Fall=1st tri, winter=2nd, spring=3rd, summer=postpartum)<br>
Hobbies: sewing, gardening, canning, knitting<br>
Anything else you like to share: I started homeschooling my boys last year. My husband is a teacher  and I'm grateful to have a due date after all of us finish for the year. We've been trying for 8 cycles. </p>
 

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<p>Name you want to be called:  Mandy<br><br>
Area of location you live:  Southwestern Wisconsin</p>
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How many children you have already, if any: 4 kids - a 10 year old, a 7 1/2 year old, a 5 year old, and a 2 year old</p>
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Estimated expectancy date:  June 11th</p>
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Hobbies:  Home herbalism, gardening, foraging, chickens, canning,</p>
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Anything else you like to share:  This was a surprise pg for us.  We were done having babies.  :)  But I'm happy now that it's done and I hope all goes well and we are both healthy.</p>
 

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<p>Yay! I just stopped back in, and glad to see things are flying here!</p>
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<p>Name you want to be called: <span style="color:#800080;">My actual name is Jenine, my former sn here was jen ine jess ica  (spaces thrown in now, because family started trying to search for me!) I can go by either JJ or just my SN. </span><br>
Area of location you live: <span style="color:#800080;">I'm in Manitoba, Canada. </span><br>
How many children you have already, if any: <span style="color:#800080;">Just one. My daughter will be 2 at the end of November. </span><br>
Estimated expectancy date: <span style="color:#800080;">June 14, 2013</span><br>
Hobbies: <span style="color:#800080;">Reading. Watching old tv series. I used to love crocheting, but haven't done anything since my daughter was born. I have no time for hobbies!</span><br>
Anything else you like to share: <span style="color:#800080;">This was very much a planned pregnancy, but kind of shocked it happened so fast! We tried for Tenley for 9 months, and this was our first month of TTC this time around. Very excited. Hoping for a homebirth this time, we weren't able to get a midwife last time, and got stuck with an OB attended hospital birth. :( That's my biggest fear with this pregnancy. </span></p>
 

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<p>Hey everyone,</p>
<p>I'm due sometime between June 10 and June 17, my cycles are irregular so I figure I'll go by the ultrasound dating.</p>
<p>I have one daughter, born in May of 2012, and I had a miscarriage this past July so I'm a little nervous about this pregnancy.</p>
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<p>I do a ton of knitting, and am excited to do some baby knitting this time around!</p>
 

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Hi. My name is Erin. I am due June 11th. I live in Holland, MI. I have one 2 1/2 yer old boy at home. I am really hoping this pregnancy sticks, we have had some false starts in the past. I love outdoor activities like snowboarding, hiking, disc golf, swimming and camping. Nice to meet everyone!
 

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<p>I'm Erica. I've been married for 6 years and I have a daughter who will be 3 on Saturday. I'm currently in Colorado Springs, CO, but we are missionaries to Germany, and we will be going back in March. So I'll be giving birth there. My daughter was a natural waterbirth with midwives at a birth center, and I'd love to do that again, but I will have to research what my options will be in Germany. I think my due date is June 14th. We got pregnant the first cycle of trying, which is pretty exciting! My hobbies are mostly sewing and reading, but I also enjoy board games, disc golf, cooking and baking, and knitting. It's nice to meet you all, and I'm glad this group is up and running!</p>
 

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<p>All you need to know is that I am kickass! <img alt=":hippie" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style=""></p>
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<p>Seriously though I already answered most of these questions this morning before there where any other posts....so....</p>
 

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Hi everyone! I'm glad to be here after a couple of early mc's this past spring...hoping I can stick around. I am in the ridiculously expensive san francisco bay area and love my job as a maternal/child public health nurse. My DD is 4 and will be 5 by the time this nugget comes out around June 13th. My husband and I are Brazil-ophiles and travel there yearly to play music and dance. I guess I'll have to figure out if I should go this february when i'll be 5-6 months pregnant! Might be a good babymoon but i don't like the idea of the long plane ride...
 

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Name you want to be called: Steph<br>
Area of location you live: Lansing, Michigan<br>
How many children you have already, if any: 2 boys, ages 5 and 2 (also have had 3 losses, so this is my 6th pregnancy)<br>
Estimated expectancy date: Due June 24, 2014<br>
Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Internet<br>
Anything else you'd like to share: We just had a miscarriage in June/July and were not going to TTC until December, but decided at the last minute to just let whatever happened happen. Well, it happened! <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"> Really hoping this will be our third home birth as I was recently diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder that usually means automatic induction and hospital birth.<br><br><b>Era</b>, we're not too far from each other! I grew up in G.R. and still miss it (but not the lake effect snow!)<br><br><b>Benegesserit</b>, it's nice to see you again!
 

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<p>Hello, I'll go by my username snowydays, I am a single mom to a wonderful 10 year old, I am scared of doing this all over again with a second child on my own but hoping I will still have my family's support. Trying to think positive that I have done it before so I CAN do it again. I have to admit I carefully thought about all my options when I found out, but think the only option right for us is to keep the baby, yet I still have moments where I'm not 100% sure. This is a secret pregnancy for now. <span style="line-height:1.5em;">My due date is June 1st</span><span style="line-height:1.5em;">. </span></p>
 
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<p>I'm Heather.    I live in the Philadelphia area.    I have 5 children.   boy 17, boy 11, boy 9, girl 6 and boy 4.    My guess date is June 10.       My interests are placentas.   I love all things placenta.   Natural Health, volunteering at church, books, crafting.      </p>
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<p>I'm a bit nervous if this baby is going to stick.   I had an ultrasound and there is a bleed near the sac.   Sac was empty but it was at 5wks and thats pretty normal to have an empty sac that early.  I go back in a couple weeks for a follow up ultrasound,</p>
 

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<p>Name you want to be called: Sheena <br>
Area of location you live: Montreal, Qc, Canada<br>
How many children you have already, if any: 2 boys, 6 years old and 3 years old<br>
Estimated expectancy date: June 10th<br>
Hobbies: I am a jeweller, I have my own business so that is kind of like a work hobby. As for real hobbies, I love salsa dancing. <br>
Anything else you like to share: This will be my third baby, second VBAC most likely at home although I am considering going to the birth center if I do manage by some major stroke of luck to get a spot. I am on the waiting list now. If I don't get a spot, which is most likely, there is a lot of demand and not that many places....then I will hire my private midwife again and have a home birth with her again. I was very happy with her and my experience last time , I would just prefer not to have to pay! </p>
<p>We got pregnant on our first month of trying...hoping for a girl this time. We followed the "Shettles method" for a girl so fingers crossed! </p>
 

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<p>Name you want to be called: <strong>Jenn</strong><br>
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<p>Area of location you live: <strong>Twin Cities, MN</strong><br>
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<p>How many children you have already, if any: <strong>We have two children now- DS 5.5y and DD 3y</strong><br>
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<p>Estimated expectancy date: <strong>Due June 10th</strong><br>
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<p>Hobbies: <strong>Gardening, Yoga </strong><br>
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<p>Anything else you like to share: I<strong>'m at home with our two kids who we homeschool.  We haven't done too much yet since they are both still very young, but we plan to use a mix of Waldorf and Unschooling for our </strong><strong>approach to their education.  I love gardening and being outside with the kids on hikes or nature walks.  </strong></p>
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<p><strong>I have had two wonderful homebirths already and we're planning the same for this one.  I did tear pretty bad with the last one (who was 10 days late and rather large) so I'd say that I'm most concerned about that this time around.</strong></p>
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<p><strong>I'm so excited that this group is up and going now.  We aren't telling anyone yet and it sure will be nice to talk to you ladies about all this pregnancy stuff!!!</strong></p>
 

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<p>Hey Jenn - I wonder if I know you outside of MDC as a fellow Twin Cities homeschooling mom :) Are you involved in API?</p>
 

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<p>Congratulations to you all!! Got my BFP last weekend, and happy to see the group up and running.</p>
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<p>Name you want to be called:  Ang<br>
Area of location you live:  Midwest<br>
How many children you have already, if any:  One DS, age 2<br>
Estimated expectancy date:  June 13 (by LMP)<br>
Hobbies:  Reading, playing with DS, cooking<br>
Anything else you like to share:  I was a SAHM until about a month ago, when I decided to go back to work. A month into my new job I get a BFP <img alt="duh.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duh.gif">. We are very happy to be pg, though, as it took us nearly 2 years and countless failed fertility attempts to get pg the first time around. This time we had only been sort of trying, mostly just not preventing, since the first of the year. My goal is to be more active in this DDC. The last time around I lurked a lot but very rarely posted anything.</p>
 

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<p>Hooray and hi!</p>
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<p>Name you want to be called: Lisa<br>
Area of location you live: North Eastern Maryland<br>
How many children you have already, if any: One boy who will be 3 in December<br>
Estimated expectancy date: June 10<br>
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, quilting<br>
Anything else you like to share: I had an amazing waterbirth experience at a Birth Center for my son, and I am hoping that all goes as well this time as it did last time (minus the 40 hours of back labor).</p>
 

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Snowydays, I'm in the same boat. Single mom to a toddler and just found out pregnant. The dad won't be able to help much but will as much as possible. But I'm still expecting to do most if not all the work myself. And it's terrifying.<br><br>
Name you want to be called: Skye or kylaskye, either works.<br>
Area of location you live: new England<br>
How many children you have already, if any: 1 two year old<br>
Estimated expectancy date: last couple of days in May, but I fully expect to go over.<br>
Hobbies: I don't have time for them. Hiking, knitting/crochet/spinning yarn. Reading and chick flicks.<br>
Anything else you like to share: I know I'm a May edd, but I am likely going to birth in June so I wanted to get to know you ladies too.
 

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<p>Hey Jenn - I wonder if I know you outside of MDC as a fellow Twin Cities homeschooling mom :) Are you involved in API?</p>
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<p>Hi Amy - I saw your post too, and man we sure seem to have a lot in common!  I am involved with API, well I'm on the list anyway and we do practice AP, although I haven't been involved with the group since my DS (who is 5.5y) was a baby.  I'd say that its pretty likely that we've met or have at least bumped into each other around town since we seem to run in similar circles.  Are in involved with any of the local homeschool groups?  My husband is a teacher too by the way, although since this summer he's been doing something else.  I just thought that was funny since it's just one more thing we have in common.  This is pretty fun to have a mama in this group that live so close to us!</p>
 

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<p>Hi, All! I'm so glad the group is finally up and running!</p>
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<p>My name is Sarah and I live just outside of Toronto, Ontario. My EDD is June 9th and I have one DD who turned 2 last month. This was our second cycle of TTC and so happy that I got that BFP!</p>
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<p>Last time around we were planning on a home waterbirth, but after 30 hours of labour I had stalled. The midwife packed up the gear and we headed to the hospital so I could get a break. Turns out the change of scenery did the trick! By the time we got there it was time to push. Without even checking into the hospital, I crawled up on a bed and gave birth. 36 hours of back-labour later, DD was born! I'm hoping this time labour will progress faster and we'll be able to do the whole thing at home, in the pool.</p>
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<p>We're a Waldorf-inspired family and the 'plan' is to homeschool with a mixture of Waldorf curriculum and project-based learning. I'm currently a WAHM, but planning to start my mat leave in January so that I can destress, knit, relax and enjoy this pregnancy (something I didn't really get a chance to do with DD.)</p>
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Hobbies: knitting, writing, photography, sewing, blogging, reading about child development... Though there's not much time for anything with a headstrong toddler running around.</p>
 
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