I've been on PO for many, many years.. my post count says I'm slightly addicted. Despite taking a couple year hiatus from the site, it was a ridiculous warm welcome back from some regulars, a bunch of new friends and of course, the one and only MissyJ.
I have seen things occur on PO that no one should.. and some things occur on here that EVERYONE should! What I'm saying is that I'm proud to call PO my online home as my adulthood unfolds before me every day. I love being a mom!
That said.. I have to say that many of you who who share this May, 2013 BB with me have impacted me since my rejoin a few months ago. I can't thank you from the bottom of my heart for your honesty.. your compassion.. your private messages.. support and yes, friendship.
I'm so ridiculously proud of you all who fight tooth and nail for your beans.. as a I once told my daughter when she asked who I would love me once the baby came, a heart knows no boundaries. It knows no cap in affection.. no limit in admiration and no top in expression.
It is truly an honor to "know" you all as well or little as I do.. and I couldn't think of a better group of chikas to go through this pregnancy with. Thank you for being you - the REAL you.. the HONEST you.. the GENUINE you! With so many fakes and frauds out there, it's refreshing to see happiness in it's raw form!
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Awwww...thanks for not being a fraud either I love it here too. I wish it was as busy as it used to be, but I love the family feel to it. The other sites are so big you don't really get to know anyone. I have a very close group I still talk to from my Nov 09 board and they are some of my closest and dearest friends!
Aaawww... did you forget you're dealing with hormonal messes here?
I've been around p.org for quite a while too (no where near as many messages as you! ) but I also saw my fair share of drama, fake people and unnecessary stuff - so it is very refreshing to see a small but warm and fuzzy group of ladies! Still super close with my ladies from April 06 and now our 'babies' are 6 years old! Imagine us getting to that point?!?! Trying to get through the next 4 weeks right now
~~ Yaeli ~~
DH since 6/24/04
DS1 - 4/9/06
DS2 - 8/22/08
DD - 5/6/13
NIDIA - I know, right? June is like.. HUMONGO!!!!! WOW! lol.. I'm so super excited for all of them!
YAELI - Day by day here, sister! Lol.. I was day dreaming today about the milestones we'll all tell each other about.. I look at April and think about how I am where they were just a few weeks ago! It will really hit me when the first April baby is born. OMGOSH!
I love being able to lurk and offering my opinions on body aches/pains. I'm so paranoid, I am not scared to call up the doc or go in to get something checked out. Being able to offer people some advice and most times, letting them know they're all normal and doing okay really makes me feel good. I guess that's why I lurk on May and June so much.
I love being on here... I just feel like it really is a great support group and i only have a few friends with kids/pregnant IRL and i never talk to those people... I miss my ladies from Apr08 but i am mostly just on May13 now because it really pertains to my issues. I thank all you ladies too. I hope we 'll continuuing chatting after our LO's are born.
sorry if typing is bad. I'm on my smart phone.
That was such a nice post, I didn't know you from before and I have been on since 2007 but I can see why so many ladies LOVED you! So glad to share a board with you.
I am so jeaous of Junes HUGE baord. I thought I would end up there so I would of only added to their hugeness. Who knows, I'm so close to the end of May I may end up in June, but I love May just as much!
Awww, you almost made me cry, hahah... emotional prego here. I <3 you guys and all my other boards here... I'm coming up on 5 years here.
I hear ya on the fraud stuff... omg, remember "The libertarian" who befriended people for YEARS on here, then faked her own horrible death of cancer. She had a few personal friends on here who deeply mourned her and she was entirely fake!
Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d
May 26, 2010 - 7w1d
I do remember one girl who would pull pics off the net of homes, cars etc and claim them to be hers... How can you recover from such lies???? I can't image lying in the first place.. makes me angry thinking about it.