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I thought that with your history of early births and the fact that you are measuring ahead, now might be a good time to start your lodge! I also thought that since you are confined to your house for a few weeks to help keep the baby in, having a lodge now might be nice for you, so you have a place to share your thoughts and another thing to spend your time on!

I'm looking forward to reading about your homebirth in Israel!

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:wavehello: Welcome to your lodge! Wow, another July lodge, we're getting so close!!! Biggrin

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Welcome to your lodge!

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yay! Welcome to your lodge.

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Yay! Welcome to your lodge!!

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Yay! Another July lodge, how exciting! Weird to think that we July mommas will be taking over soon! Biggrin

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Wow, another lodge from July 2009! Welcome to your lodge, Ayelet! Can't wait to read all about your homebirth journey.

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aaaw!!! Thanks everyone!! Thank you, Brittany, for starting this for me!

Wow! I can't believe I'm already in a birth lodge! But I guess that's what I'm doing now IRL, so it's nice to be able to share it with you wonderful ladies!
The women on this board were so supportive of me through Odeliya's birth and I have her lodge printed out! So this is really fun for me!

A little bit about me... I'm Ayelet, married to the love of my life, Yoram for almost 7 years (our anniversary is coming up on 7/24!!) In those seven years, we've lived in 5 different places! 6 if you count the 4 months we lived with IL's btwn selling our little townhouse in Englewood, NJ and buying our house in Hillside! Our current abode is in Katzerin, Israel which is a gorgeous little city (well, if you consider a city that could fit inside Madison Square Garden a city!!) in the Golan Heights region of the country.

Anyone who's never seen Israel on a map should know that the entire country is about the size of the state of NJ, it's width can be driven in 3 hours at it's widest (from the Jordan river to the Meditteranean Sea), and it's length in around 6 hours (from the Lebanon border to the tip of Sinai desert). So we're not talking about a major plot of land here! Which is sometimes hard for people to believe from all the media coverage we tend to get!

Anyway, it has been our dream to move to Israel and build our lives here for as long as either of us can remember and this past December we made that dream a reality! It was not easy, and it's still not easy! But we are so thrilled to be here and to know that we are living that part of our dream! Yoram has been a lot better at chronicaling it than I have on his blog, http://www.SchwellAliyah.blogspot.com, if you're so inclined!

So here we are, finally living in a house, in a wonderful and warm community, still getting settled (our washer, dryer, oven, baby supplies, books, toys and clothes are all still in a crate at the port! I'm sure you'll be hearing me vent about that saga on here!!) and as soon as we moved in and I found a homebirth midwife, I started having contractions!! So now I'm housebound, as Brittany mentioned! But it has given me time to do good work too. (I'll put in a post about what I do at some point!)

So just a bit about my previous births (both birth stories are posted in the Birth Stories sticky on here!) Netanel was born in a hospital in Englewood at 36 weeks after my doc decided to break my water. Her stated reason: there's very little fluid around the baby... (thank you, so let's take away whatever's left?!) my suspected reason: she was gong on vacation the next day and I was already having ctrx (although in retrospect, I was probably dehydrated - hence the low fluid!) so what the heck. Not the most pleasant experience all around, but I learned a lot about how to get real information from docs and MW's and the internet, etc...

Odeliya's birth was a story too! I was planning on having her in what I was told was a hospital birth center with the midwifery practice that I found that took my insurance. Actually, if you've seen Orgasmic Birth, you willl have seen my MW, Lonnie Morris on there! At 31 weeks we went to tour Pascack Valley Hospital (which is closed now, btw) and found that although the MW's seem to have autonomy w/ their patients, the birthing unit is just the regular maternity ward and for some reason I felt very disallusioned, and misled - and extremely uncomfortable with giving birth there. So I started looking into alternatives, closer birth centers, even closer hospitals, other midwives... to no avail. Until at last I found Olivia, a non-conventional CPM homebirth midwife who was still young enough to be unjaded by the stupidity of the system, and at 34 weeks we decided to have a homebirth. Odeliya was borth 4 weeks later in a pool in our home. Sooo incredible!

So this being my 3rd pregnancy journey, and not one of them being at all like the one before... :confused:! I'm just waiting to see how this birth goes! It's been a long journey, and I'm just praying that my little bub realizes the importance of staying in for at least 4 more weeks! It will be the difference between being born into the arms of no one knows who (you don't choose your birth attendant here, it's whichever MW is on shift - like in England I believe) or being born at home into my arms attended by trusted and beloved friends and family!

I think that's enough for now!! I'll post pics of my crafting projects here too! (I already finished the first one! A yarmulka for my DH to match one I made for DS last year! It came out really nice!!)

Thanks for joining me on this journey, ladies!!
Love,
Ayelet

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Welcome to your lodge! It sounds like you're at a wonderful place in your life, and I look forward to following your story and the birth of your third baby.

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I hope baby stays in for you.

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I can't wait to hear about your homebirth--though not anytime too soon! I hope it's as great an experience as your last one!

And congrats on your move! It sounds like even though you're not quite settled yet, you're really happy living there, and that's so important. Our last move was really tough for me because I hated living here. It took me two years to be okay with it. I'm glad the transition has been better for you!

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Welcome to your lodge! Wow your births really have been completely different from one another, I can't wait to hear about this little one's arrival at home in AT LEAST 4 WEEKS! No sooner, little one, you got that?

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Thanks girls! My latest idea of how to convince baby to stay in is that I started my first patterned knitting project to make a baby blanket (I could only use the yarn and needle stash that I brought with me on the plane, the rest is in the crate... so it was hard to find a pattern that fit with what I had!)

So now, baby needs to understand that if s/he wants this blanket, s/he must stay put till it's done - cuz there's no way it's getting finished w/ a newborn and 2 kids!

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LOL! That's good incentive! I hope the baby stays put long enough to have a nice new handmade blanket when s/he comes!

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Great strategy! Hope it works:-)

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LOL! My MW actually got mad at me, she said I should start like 10 projects that need to get done before baby comes, b/c she has had women who just need to get "this one thing" done b4 baby, and they finish it, and give birth! So now I'm making a list of things that *must* get done before baby comes! Hey, maybe I'll even make it to 40 weeks that way!

Also, I posted a pic of a washcloth I just made (to help me learn to purl for the blanket!) on my blog if you want to check it out. http://bit.ly/vK90h

So here's me venting: I've been getting much more uncomfortable in my body lately... sleeping sux - and it doesn't help that the mattress is on the floor, or that I only have the few pillows that we brought with us, all the rest are still in the container - which we still haven't gotten. My ctrx, although they're coming less often, are much more intense when they come, which is making me very nervous. The baby is definitely engaged, b/c my bladded doesn't like to have more than an ounce of pee in there at a time, and my butt is sore! (soooo TMI!!) and I'm sooo hungry, but we haven't gone to really stock up on food, so we have like eggs, and some crackers, and chummus, but I'm not in the mood for any of that, and we ran out of cereal and DH just went out to the commercial center to aplly for jobs, he say's he'll pick up cereal on his way home... and I'm lonely!

Ok, on the upside, the negotiations to clear our shipment is actually underway, and the shipper thinks that if everything goes smoothly we should be able to have our stuff by the end of the week!
Also, DD is being so adorable about the baby! She loves to kiss my belly and talk to the baby, and today she said, "da baby come out and be born in 1 second!" to which I had to quickly say, "noooo how about a few more weeks!!" But the cute thing is that she's excited!
Also, I am hosting a free teleconference next week about postpartum health and I am partnering with this incredibly knowledgeable and amazing woman to bring all the research and info together - and we have 7 people registered for that call so far - and only 3 of them are people I knew from before! It's really exciting, b/c I know I have an important message, but sometimes you wonder if it's only important to you... It's really great to see that this is really a relevant topic, and women do want to learn more about how they can help themselves to have a successful first year with their new baby... (btw, you should see the site! DH is our webdeveloper and he did a great job! www.motherbabywellness.org)

I have my next MW visit in a week from today, and by then (I am setting my intention!) I will be unpacking all my stuff!! Putting away books, toys, clothes, finging all my pillows, baking in my oven with all my cooking utensils, and eating off my dishes, and doing laundry in my own house!!

Ok, I've given the shipper ample time to get in touch with the port, so I'm going to go call him now! Wish me luck!

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LOL at your midwife with needing 10 projects. The "just this one thing" certainly didn't work for me. It was the dresser/changing table, finally got it at about 37 weeks, got it stained by about 38 weeks, Tiven didn't arrive until 42 weeks. Go figure. Blum 3

Hope you get your stuff soon! What's the hold up been? It seems like it's been there for weeks just stuck in red tape, hope they don't try to charge you for storage or something ridiculous like that. :roll:

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I hope the 10 projects thing works to keep baby in! Sorry you're getting uncomfortable! Your teleconference looks really interesting. I hope you get your stuff soon!

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Welcome to your lodge! I think with all of the unpacking and house settling you have you are well beyond 10 projects and have plenty to keep you busy and baby baking. You are amazing for doing such a big move while pregnant and having two LO's running around, I'm in awe.

Cindy

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Wow. You moved in December and you're just now getting everything? Yikes. I'd add the unpacking your household belongings to the list of stuff you have to do before this kiddo arrives. I envy you being in Israel. I have a lifelong dream of visiting there for a nice long honeymoon. The history of the Jewish nation absolutely fascinates both my DH and I. I look forward to following both of your blogs as well as your birthing lodge!

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Thanks girls! Also, Rachel, I have a nice big house here in the Golan with a third floor guest area - you're welcome to visit!

Yeah, so the whole saga of our shipment is here on my birth board - including how proud I am of myself for negotiating with Israelis and actually getting somewhere!

As of this morning, our papers have supposedly been completed and submitted to customs for clearing... I just spoke to the shipper (again) his bank hasn't received our money yet, and we still haven't cleared customs... "but it could be tomorrow morning it will be cleared..." his words... we'll see. I'm not letting myself actually feel excited until I call my mover and tell him they're waiting for him at the port!

Which brings me to the emotional turmoil that I am having right now... there's all this pent-up anticipation that I can't actually be present with. Like I can't be present with the excitement of welcoming my new baby until I hit 36 weeks.
I can't be present with the excitement of having my stuff till I know it's actually on it's way.
And the underlying sadness that I am not dealing with at all and that I am totally sweeping under the rug is that my parents may not be able to come and be here for the baby. And if they don't come this summer then they won't be able to take off again till January... which is a really long time to not see they're grandbaby...

And it's even more involved than that b/c my grandfather passed away right after Odeliya was born, and we had been very close, and I wasn't able to be with him in the last weeks because he developed a rash in the Cardiac ICU that they couldn't identify - it was chicken pox! Anyway, I don't have confirmation, but my gut is telling me this baby is a boy, and if it is then I would be naming him for my grandfather, which would be done at the Brit (the circumcision ceremony - and btw, for the record, I believe in the religious reasons that as Jews, we circumsize our sons - not for any other reason, and it is my absolute least fave Jewish ritual! - just had to get that off my chest!) And if my father were there, then he would actually be the one naming the baby for his father... I'm not crying. I'm not...

deep breath...

So I know these things are weighing on me, and I don't really know how to process them...

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:bighug:
Oh Ayelet, I'm so sorry you're dealing with so much stress with all of this.

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I'm so sorry things are so stressful for you right now. I know how hard it is to be so far from family, esp when a new baby is coming. Mine didn't come over at all but we were able to visit them when he was 3 months and his Opa just met him for the first time this week. It is stressful to be so far away. I hope that they can make it sooner rather than later though.

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I'm so sorry your family might not be there. Is this a decision they're making, or is it circumstances beyond their control? I'd be really ticked if it's just something they're deciding not to do right now but I can understand if it's not something they can help. I hope you find some peace with that situation. :bighug:

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(((HUGS)))I wish I had magic words to make this all feel right, but I don't. I will be praying for peace for you, and that your parents will come soon.

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Thank you guys so much...
Yeah, Stacey - it is circumstances. I mean, my brother got married in April, so that really ate into their resources, and my mom is a school principle so she has vacation in the summer, but my dad would have to actually arrange the time. He doesn't have to worry about vacation days, b/c he's a partner in the business, but his function is the general manager, so there's a lot of planning and arranging that he will have to do whenever he comes to make sure the business runs smoothly while he's not there.

so I know it's not that they just don't want to come... in fact, I know how much it hurts them that they can't be here, which is why I can't even really talk to them about it. My dad does not do well with grief, more than anything he tries not to think about his relationship w/ his father and what it means that he's gone... so I know the two of us would have a tear-fest if I would bring up why I really want him to be here!

And neither of them fully agree with our decision to move here, especially since we took all their grandchildren with us... so that makes it harder also...

The truth is, mostly I'm fine. I feel cooped up and stuff, but I'm really ok. It's just that I know that under all the stress of the move and the shipment and unpacking and our money stuff, and desperately trying to have a nice loose uncontracting uterus for a few more weeks - is this sadness, and I know it's affecting everything else.

I spoke to my brother today (the one who just got married) who lives in jerusalem, and he said he actually thinks that they are trying to come... they haven't said anything to me, and I don't want to get my hopes up... but at least I know now that I can pray for something, because they are actually considering it! So that's my good news for now.

I'm actually going to go call my mom cuz she should be getting off of work soon, so that should also cheer me up.

have a good night, gals! Thanks again for the support. It really does help.

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My mover is on his way to the port to pick up our shipment!! It's coming today!!! OMG, I'm resisting jumping up and down, and actively dismissing thoughts that something might still somehow go wrong... Actively dismissing those thoughts and replacing them with distinct visions of spending the afternoon/evening opening boxes and finding all sorts of missed treasures!!!

I need to post this on my birth board too - sorry July girls, you'll see this twice!

AAAAHHH!!!!!

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Woohoo! That's great news! I'm sure it's such a big relief! It'll be like Christmas in June for you:-)

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Yahoo I'm so excited that you're finally getting your shipment!

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"cmljll" wrote:

Woohoo! That's great news! I'm sure it's such a big relief! It'll be like Christmas in June for you:-)

yes, it would, if I celebrated christmas even in Dec! ROFL

In the meantime, I actually didn't get my shipment today, my vent on that is here on the July board.
I'm actually finding some peace with this now... I arranged for someone to take DS to school, and pick him up, and even to take me w/ DD to bring her to playgroup. But I'm going to keep her home tomorrow anyway b/c she just woke up and vomited. I'm pretty sure she's dehydrated - we cannot get her to drink! So tomorrow I'm going to ask a friend to pick up some popsicles and I'll try to get her to eat those throughout the day. Plus I will be happy to have her with me while Yoram is out w/ the truck all day...

I'm going to bed ladies. albeit on the floor once again... I am hereby publicizing my request to God. Tomorrow, when I wake up, I want to feel happy and energized and hopeful. And I am leaving it to You to take care of all the details.

Thanks for being there for me, girls. From here on out, I plan on only having great news to post about!

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AH! That is so frustrating! I'm sorry you're still not getting your stuff yet after all.

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I didn't figure you celebrated Christmas but I knew you'd get what I was saying;-) Sorry your things are delayed again though:-(

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I'm so sorry that you're still having so much trouble getting your stuff! It's not fair for you to have to deal with that much stress right now. And then to have your daughter get sick on top of everything else -- Aargh! I hope that you're able to get your stuff back and that things calm down for you so you can have a little time to relax before the baby comes!

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I hope all is going well with the movers today.

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Ok, I'm back in the world! I've been totally out of touch over the weekend, barely went online at all, didn't even call my parents! On Thursday I was so nervous to talk to anyone! And everytime Yoram called from the road I got a ctrx!
But they finally got here at 8pm, and they put together the beds before they left - and let me tell you, I have been sooo much happier since sleeping in an actual bed!!

So now we're living in a total wreckage of boxes and packing paper and the realization that we have absolutely no storage space! And despite having gotten rid of tons of our stuff before leaving, we still have waaay more stuff than most Israelis have! But I'm much happier with this situation than not having our stuff!

Right now, the technician from the company we have our warranty with for our appliances is coming out Wed afternoon to hook up our washer and dryer and oven, and I can't wait to start cooking and baking things to go in the freezer for after the birth! (and how aproppriate that it is happening on Wed, right before I will be discussing that on my teleclass!)

So I purposely am leaving the birth room for last to unpack and set up, cuz then baby needs to stay in longer - but I'm 35 weeks now, and my ctrx have really slowed down since my beds got here! So I really feel like I'm in the clear! And Carol is coming today for a checkup and I am even going to talk to her about making the trip down to Jerusalem this weekend for my nephew's Bar Mitzvah!

I'll come back later to post a link to pics of all our boxes, and to update on the MW appt!

Thanks for all your support girls!

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I'm so glad things finally got there. Hopefully your DH will help you get everything unpacked in time, and if not, at least out of the way.

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Oh, I hope she clears you for the Bar Mitzvah! That would be a great way to celebrate finally being settled. It's not that far to Jerusalem from where you are, is it?

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Congrats on finally getting your stuff! I'm glad having your beds there has slowed down your contrax!

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The appointment went well, baby sounds great! my belly's measuring 36 cm, head down, and baby gave Carol a nice big kick!

I did get cleared to go to Jerusalem! Yay!! Stacey - it's about a 2 hour drive down the Jordan Valley - beautiful scenery! And we'll be staying through Sunday night. It's going to be fun! Only annoying part is that we don't have a car yet, so we have to rent one again... just feels like such a waste of money! But at least they don't charge us for Sat. (coolest thing to walk into Hertz and say, "I'm a Sabbath observer," and they just eliminate the charge for Sat! Things I love about living in Israel!)

Also, I got my supply list, and I already have almost everything on it!

Still left to complain about: my reflux has increased like 10fold! So annoying! I can barely eat any fruit without gagging. Apples seem to be ok, but they're not in season, so I hate buying them, cuz I know they're coming from a freezer! And even water gives me reflux - uug! I know I should take some ACV - it works every time, but it's such icky tasting "medicine"!

Ok, to end on a good note, I am really enjoying my birth ball!

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well at least the appt went well. I've never had to deal with reflux, but it doesn't sound pleasant.

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Yay for sleeping in a bed! Smile I'm glad you finally got your stuff back! I hope you have fun at the Bar Mitzvah this weekend (and that your reflux lets up)!

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Thinking of you and hopeing all is well!

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I am feeling really good this morning, and I had fresh brewed coffee which is a precious commodity here!!

Yoram has a job interview today! It's in the industrial park that is just outside our city so he's going to ride his bike there (btw, when I say "city", imagine a small enclave of homes and stores set in the middle of fields, forests, and mountains! The population of Katzerin would fit into Madison Square Garden, with seats to spare!)

Anyway, while he's there, he's also going to go to the winery and some other businesses to drop off his resume and talk to their HR pple.

I am praying that he comes back with at least one job offer!

It's the start of the Hebrew month of Tamuz today, which is the month that Netanel was born, so I am hoping that this bears good tidings for us too.

Our neighbor is coming over today to set up our electrical box so our dryer can be installed tomorrow!! Sooo excited to do laundry! (isn't that weird??)

Also on the agenda today is a meeting with the woman I am interviewing tomorrow on my conference call. I just want to make sure we finalize the details of what information we want to cover about postpartum health. Obviously we won't be able to share all the information in a 90 min call, but that's why we're offering a full course in Sept. But i want to make sure that at the end of the call, listeners walk away with good, useful information that they can put into practice whether or not they join the course.

If any of you have a minute to check out the info page www.motherbabywellness.org, and give me feedback on what we're planning on sharing, add anything that you think I'm missing... and also pass the link on to anyone you think might benefit from the information!

Thanks!!

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looks great to me. Shot I want to sign up, but I'll be busy tomorrow. GL though with the preview.

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Best wishes with the program, I'm too sleepy atm to make a good assessment of the info, but I'll try and look at it soon! I can totally imagine why your excited to do laundry, and I hope it goes off with out any problems.

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Morning in Beit HaSchwell... Yoram is outside now w/ our neighbor changing a switch in the electrical box to a 25 amp for the dryer... in 10 min the timeframe of arrival both the gas co and the installation guy begins... I have been having some ctrx again last night and again this morning, like the kind that go all the way around and at the end you need to pee cuz of the baby's head on my bladder!

Anyway, I'm trying to ignore them, and relax and drink a lot!

Job interviews for Yoram are slow going... I'm getting nervous for him, b/c a lot of really good opporunities have come up that he has gotten called for interviews, etc... and then they don't make an offer... I know it's eating at his confidence and that just effects his whole being.

He has a few things to follow up on today, so just keep us in your thoughts that he gets an offer today!!

Did I tell you I was interviewed yesterday for the local magazine?? It was so cool! One of the women in the community is the "English language" writier for the Shishi BaGolan publication, most of the magazine is Hebrew, and then there is always a Russian and a Spanish article (There are a lot of people here from Spain and Morroco) And just a few weeks ago the Anglos in the community convinced the publication that there are enough readers who would be interested in reading an English article. So this week I am being featured on the topic of NCB!!

I'll definitely post the article when it comes out!

Ok, I need a potty break - again!

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Ok! the oven is completely installed! Yoram and the kids took the racks and stuff to the stream to "tovel" them. (Jewish ritual alert! Anything metal or glass that would be used for preparing food needs to be dunked in flowing water and a blessing recited b4 we can use it.:))

only 2 more steps left to go and all our appliances will be installed! Yoram needs to find the right outlet plug (an a/c one) for the dryer, and the plumber needs to come back b/c the drain pipe that he set up (which will drain into our garden! yay for water recycling!) doesn't fit the hose from the washer...

So I'll be making baked ziti for dinner, and throwing in a load of laundry before the call tonight!

I'm so excited!!! And Yoram rearranged the boxes to look a bit neater while we continue working on acquiring/building all the necessary storage for all our stuff, so even though nothing's really changed, the house looks a bit neater now!

I'll post pics tomorrow! Woohoo!!!

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yay for progress! I'm sure every little bit helps.

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That is wonderful that you finally got your things!!! I'm also enjoying reading about the various traditions in Israel. Although if my dh had to install anything electrical or otherwise, it would never happen. lol Now to keep that baby baking!

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Sounds like things are falling into place nicely for you guys, I'm so excited for you & also for the NCB article, yay! Smile Can't wait to see the pictures.

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I came across this again today, it is one of my favorite quotes - and somehow it always tends to pop up when I need to remember it!

[INDENT]Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. (Marianne Williamson)

[/INDENT]Last night I hosted the call on Postpartum health, it was an amazing call, and we had a huge turnout! And not only that but I am already talking to 4 other experts about being featured in the coming months! I started the Conference on MotherBaby Wellness in a flash of inspiration because the opportunity to interview Shoshana on such a relevant topic came into my life and this all just grew around it - but I had no idea where it would go!

Sometimes I just feel like, "who am I? I'm just some shnook with an idea. How can I really make a difference?" But when I read those words, I remember that I just have to run with this, that I have to keep doing what I'm doing and let it grow...

(It doesn't take away the fear, though!)

In other news, Yoram is currently sitting on top of the washer trying to get the fitting for the pipe to stop leaking so that he can connect it to the washer, and our neighbor is back changing the outlet he just installed to the correct outlet so we can plug in our dryer... hmmm, what do you think? Another 2 hours and then I'll have a load of laundry going??:confused:

"Le'at, le'at" they like to say here, "slowly, slowly..." too bad I'm an instant gratification, thrillseeker! Wink

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