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Birth Buddies sign up!

Hey girls... so on the "chatting thread" a bunch of us have been talking about assigning birth buddies (which we can't officially do without the help of a mod, which we don't have one assigned to our month yet), but at least we can throw our names in for those of us that would like to participate in this! Basically, a birth buddy is someone that you contact via email/text/phone call when you go into labor, and your buddy will periodically post on our board here to everyone else on the status of your L&D until you're able to... and then you do the same thing for them when it's their big day! If you're interested in being assigned to a birth buddy, please throw your name in here so that we can at least get a head count of who's interested in this!

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Obviously I'm in! I already have a November birth buddy in case I go into labor in that month, but the mods said it was OK for me to have one here, too! We straddlers need back-up lol!

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If you guys want I can set this up for you.

Starryblue702 - Krystal - 12/1
Jules - Julie - sugspop - 12/5
Jessicah - _Jessicah_ - 12/26
Lesleynka - Lesley - 1/1
Haganbaby - Crissy - 12/16
Jeepbaby - Kathryn- 12/9
Joyjim - Joy - 12/14
I'm_a_pepper - Kim - 12/1 (csection)
Carolyn85 - Carolyn - 12/12
mlle_carrie - Carrie - 12/19
katiek68 - Katie - 12/3
gaidinsgirl - Angie - 12/10
JuneorJulyBaby? - Angela - 12/30
Raybay85 - Rachel - 12/9
Jenn0113 - Jennifer - 12/26
Shankay - Shannan - 12/31

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You know I'm in. Smile

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I'd like to participate as well Smile

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Um, sure. I might go into January though b/c I think I'm going to let her come naturally instead of induce. idk for sure yet though, ask me again in December. lol

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"lesleynka" wrote:

Um, sure. I might go into January though b/c I think I'm going to let her come naturally instead of induce. idk for sure yet though, ask me again in December. lol

That's ok...we still need to know when you have her. Its fun to watch a thread when someone is in labor and is texting updates to their buddy.

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I'm in!! Smile

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I'm in! (provided I'm not all loopy from the epi! LOL!)

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I'm in too!

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Can you guys tell me your real names if its not in your screenname or signature. I stink at remembering names so I know I don't know them all.

Also, include your due date so that I can pair you with someone due a few weeks before or after you. That way its likely you won't be in labor at the same time.

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Julie - 12/5

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"sugspop" wrote:

Julie - 12/5

Got it - thanks. I am looking at the EDD list for now Smile But I will update if that changed.

Once I pair you with someone then I will leave it up to you and the person to swap numbers and emails.

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I would like to participate! I am due 12/8 but will likely have c-section on 12/1. Thanks!

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Jessicah, due date 12/26

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I'm in! EDD 12/12

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Lesley - Jan 1st, but you probably already know that. lol

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Thanks for taking care of this Jenn!!!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

Thanks for taking care of this Jenn!!!

No problem...hopefully Mods are appointed soon so that our Dec mods can do future exchanges Smile

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Me too! My EDD just got changed to 12/19

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I'm in! Katie, EDD 12/3 Smile

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I'm in!

Angie and I am due 12-10.

I prefer text or email or IM or anything other than a real phone call where you actually talk to someone. lol Blum 3

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My real name is Classified... LOL!!!

Kathryn, due 12/9... with a princess (not that it matters, but I am super excited!)

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

I'm in!

Angie and I am due 12-10.

I prefer text or email or IM or anything other than a real phone call where you actually talk to someone. lol Blum 3

I am totally a texter as well so that would be the best way for me to contact someone. I don't have a smartphone so I cannot get on the internet on my phone so email or IM is out for me.

ETA: I also assume that if someone goes into labor in the middle of the night we should wait until morning to notify our birth buddy? I am sure nobody wants a text or call at 3am.....lol.

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Joy, 12/14

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

I am totally a texter as well so that would be the best way for me to contact someone. I don't have a smartphone so I cannot get on the internet on my phone so email or IM is out for me.

ETA: I also assume that if someone goes into labor in the middle of the night we should wait until morning to notify our birth buddy? I am sure nobody wants a text or call at 3am.....lol.

Good points. I guess once you get your BB assigned and you swap info you two can agree on when the good times are to call or text. I always like to know ASAP when my BB is in labor but at the same time when its at 3 am I will not be posting it. LOL

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I'm in...I prefer someone who just wants to text Smile

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I'm in! I'm sorry I haven't been around much!

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

If you guys want I can set this up for you.

Starryblue702 - Krystal - 12/1
Jules - Julie - sugspop - 12/5
Jessicah - _Jessicah_ - 12/26
Lesleynka - Lesley - 1/1
Haganbaby - Crissy - 12/16
Jeepbaby - Kathryn- 12/9
Joyjim - Joy - 12/14
I'm_a_pepper - Kim - 12/1 (csection)
Carolyn85 - Carolyn - 12/12
mlle_carrie - Carrie - 12/19
katiek68 - Katie - 12/3
gaidinsgirl - Angie - 12/10
JuneorJulyBaby? - Angela - 12/29
Raybay85 - Rachel - 12/20

Making sure I have everyone and your due dates are correct.

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Sorry didn't put in my date

Angela/ Dec 30th

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Ok, I updated my list in post 3.

I'll PM everyone one day next week with your birth buddy. That gives more people through the weekend to sign up.

If you see this drop to the bottom of the page over the weekend please bump it up to the top.

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Yay!! If it makes it any easier Joy could be my birth buddy since we are already familiar with each other. Unless she has any objections....lol

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Just got home tonight from holidays- I would like to be apart of Birth buddies- not sure if there is other canadians but thinking it would be better if I got matched with another canadian or someone with a blackberry- not sure what my texting rates for the US are but bbm is free.

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I should probably mention my c/s is scheduled for 12/9.

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I'll update you ladies.

Anyone else want to sign up? I'll assign you a buddy by Wednesday. Please PM me or post here if you want someone specific, like someone you already are familiar with.

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"shankay" wrote:

Just got home tonight from holidays- I would like to be apart of Birth buddies- not sure if there is other canadians but thinking it would be better if I got matched with another canadian or someone with a blackberry- not sure what my texting rates for the US are but bbm is free.

I added you but I'm not sure if there are any other Candians signed up since not everyone has a location listed. However, if there aren't any you can email me from your blackberry and I will get it right away on my iPhone and post for you. Smile Should work, right? However, I may be in the hospital myself since we are due right near each other. Hmmm....

Let's see if anyone else signs up.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

I added you but I'm not sure if there are any other Candians signed up since not everyone has a location listed. However, if there aren't any you can email me from your blackberry and I will get it right away on my iPhone and post for you. Smile Should work, right? However, I may be in the hospital myself since we are due right near each other. Hmmm....

Let's see if anyone else signs up.

I can do this as well. My due date is a couple weeks earlier and so it would would work out better. My iPhone/email is never away from my side. lol

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

I can do this as well. My due date is a couple weeks earlier and so it would would work out better. My iPhone/email is never away from my side. lol

Thanks Angie. I'll make a note of it.

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Hello!

I'm brand-new to this board. My EDD is Jan. 3rd, but I'm having twins, so I'm expecting them in late December. I'd love to join the party! By the way, my name is Brandi; hi everyone!

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Jenn/Angie- should have thought of that lol
E-mail will work just fine too! My pregnant brain not working to well these days Biggrin

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Ooooo, do we get birth buddies today?? Smile

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Sorry Jules - just saw this :-S

I have them all ready to go but I am checking on one person first and then I will get with everyone.

So - one question...should I PM all of your or just list them in a new BB thread? You will be contacting your BB through PM (or however you want) to exchange emails & phone numbers so there won't be any personal info displayed for the public.

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Whatever is easiest for you! Sounds like posting them in a thread would be the easiest route...

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posted up top and STUCK Smile

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Ooohhh going to check right now!! Thanks again Jenn for taking care of this! I sent Missy a PM about being a mod and the next day she told me to email her with my info, I did, and haven't heard anything back (and this was a few weeks ago!)... any suggestions as to what I should do??!!