Sign up for a birth buddy here!!!

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Marite13's picture
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Sign up for a birth buddy here!!!

On my last birth board we had birth buddies- someone that we exchanged phone numbers with so that when we went into labor, we could just send a text or whatever to let them know and then that person could update the board.

Any interest in doing something like that here?

greenmylife's picture
Joined: 10/24/11
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Mara,

Thanks for starting this.....I was thinking about that the other day. I would probably be into that if others are.........

Terra

Kayla1981's picture
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I forgot about that! I would participate.

brookie13's picture
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I was thinking of this the other day too. Id be in!

JDBabyHopes's picture
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I'd be interested, too!

jubileerose's picture
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That's probably a good idea...

Marite13's picture
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I'm happy to organize it! PM me your name, phone number and time zone. And your country- we have some Canadians, don't we? I feel like our Aussies have disappeared.

Then I can match people as best I can, and I'll PM everyone their buddy!

How about let me know by Friday if you want to participate, and I'll try to get the buddies set up over the weekend!

shroutbabymama85's picture
Joined: 11/08/11
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count me in too...i'll message my number tommorow morning.

brookie13's picture
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Mara- I pm'd you.

I forgot to mention I'm EST. I'm in Ontario Canada

JDBabyHopes's picture
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PM'd you!

Thanks for putting this together!

Marite13's picture
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Um, duh... please tell me your due date as well- I'll try to stagger buddies so that buddies have due dates a couple weeks apart- but everyone who wants to participate has to promise to keep up their end of the bargain, even if they are already busy with a newborn! Smile

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I'm taking my laptop to the hospital (its small - 11in screen). They have free wi-fi but I can tether it to my phone for internet too. So as long as I'm not dead I'll be able to give updates myself. And I can post via my phone while in labor if I feel that's easier. So no birth buddy for me.

shroutbabymama85's picture
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i thought about taking my laptop too. and my phone has very decent internet so i'll be able to update too. just unsure if theres wifi to post pics. cant do pics from my phone on this site but i can post as many as i want to facebook.

Marite13's picture
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I've only got 5 people so far, including myself... anyone else want to sign up???

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I'm happy to participate as someone's buddy. I won't need anyone to update for me (since I'll be birthing at home...) But I'm happy to communicate for somebody else if that is helpful. Smile Just let me know....

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I obviously don't need one, but I'm happy to help if you have an odd number.

greenmylife's picture
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I just found out my hospital has internet/wireless!!!!! Yay!!!! So, Im happy to help someone out, but I guess I will be able to post updates myself. Smile

Marite13's picture
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Anyone else want to sign up? I didn't factor in today being Mother's Day when I said I'd have this done this weekend... so I haven't done the matches yet... but the list of signed up is really short anyway. Anyway... I'll do it tomorrow... so still time to sign up if you want to!

Marite13's picture
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I'm working on the list tonight... check your inboxes soon... I need a little more info from a couple people... but, if they can get back to me, I should have your birth buddy info out tonight! Smile

Marite13's picture
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Alright ladies... the 7 of you that signed up should have a PM from me with your birth buddy info! Let me know if you have any issues!

Jaime and Audra, we ended up with even numbers (including me) so we didn't need any extras. Thanks for the offers though!