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Birth Buddies..

I know its a little early to start setting this up. I am just thinking that now that we are all getting into the "viable" range, it might be a good idea to start thinking to when our babies come Smile Also, I know that there are other people like me on here who have a history of pre term issues, hospital stays, early babies, etc... and thought that by setting this up now it would give us a way to have someone update for us if need be.

Here is my idea.... write on here if you are interested in a birth buddy... then PM me this, with a Subject of Nightlight Birth Buddy...

User name:
Location (state/country):
Preferred way of contact with birth buddy (Pregnancy.org PM, Email, Phone calls, Texts, any):
Due date:

Dont leave me any of your actual personal info in the PM. On July 23 (July 24th for you Mandy) I will post a sticky with the list of birth board buddies... then, it will be up to you to establish contact with your buddy.

No one is obligated to do this, just something fun, and a way to make a more personal connection with one of your fellow birth board members. Also, this will not be the same as the gift exchange, or anything else like that that we decide to do. Just in case there are people who want to do one and not the other...

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If for some reason there's an odd number and you need another person, I'll do it. Otherwise I'll have my IRL friends on pg.org update this board. Smile
It was great having a birth buddy with my son though and I encourage people to sign up!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

If for some reason there's an odd number and you need another person, I'll do it. Otherwise I'll have my IRL friends on pg.org update this board. Smile
It was great having a birth buddy with my son though and I encourage people to sign up!

Thanks, I will keep you posted as we get to the end Smile

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I'm the only one not in the US or Canada right? If there was someone else who is also international then I'd sign up. Otherwise i will just update myself or get one of my fb friends on preg.org to update Biggrin

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I'm in! Smile

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I'm in Canada, and international stuff is just bad (texting or calls) so if there's someone in Canada, then I'm in.. other then that I will update pg.org myself Smile

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I'm in I'll pm info in a bit

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"Lyricly_" wrote:

I'm in Canada, and international stuff is just bad (texting or calls) so if there's someone in Canada, then I'm in.. other then that I will update pg.org myself Smile

Please PM me your info, thanks Smile

User name:
Location (state/country):
Preferred way of contact with birth buddy (Pregnancy.org PM, Email, Phone calls, Texts, any):
Due date:

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Internationals, on my son's BB those ladies in other countries sent emails to their birth buddy. Often it's hard to get on the boards with a new baby, but a quick email to the birth buddy updated us all. I think one birth buddy pair were willing to be FB friends and updated each other that way! Smile

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Internationals, on my son's BB those ladies in other countries sent emails to their birth buddy. Often it's hard to get on the boards with a new baby, but a quick email to the birth buddy updated us all. I think one birth buddy pair were willing to be FB friends and updated each other that way! Smile

Great idea... yeah, remember ladies that Email is a good option too... and add facebook friend to the list also. In the end it is up to you and your Birth buddy as how you communicate... I am just trying to pair people up based on their PREFERRED method of communication... location really only comes into effect if texting/phone is your preferred... also, I am hoping to not pair people who are due at the same time just because that makes it harder for one to post the other's news if they themselves are in the hospital as well Wink

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I'm in as well, I'll pm you.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Internationals, on my son's BB those ladies in other countries sent emails to their birth buddy. Often it's hard to get on the boards with a new baby, but a quick email to the birth buddy updated us all. I think one birth buddy pair were willing to be FB friends and updated each other that way! Smile

Good thinking! Its so easy to update fb or email via phone now too! Signing up Smile

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I'll do it. We did it on my old board back in 2006 and it helped me out.

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this sounds like fun, i am in!

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Count me in as well-sounds neat! Smile

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Sure I am game.

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:bump:

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My phone has internet so I'm thinking I'll be able to update everyone as it happens.

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BUMPAROO!!

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I'm in too. I don't get on here daily but thru fb and email and text, noone will miss a thing! I'll pm you.

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Did you get my PM??

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"Lyricly_" wrote:

Did you get my PM??

Yes I did Smile I am leaving sign up till the 23rd (24th for Mandy... Since shes about a day ahead of us here in the US/canada). Then, I will post a sticky with everyones buddies then it will be up to each pair to initiate contact, and exchange info Smile

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Last time my DH updated for me. I assume that's what I'll do this time, too, but you might be able to persuade me to do it over pg.org PMs. Wink

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"harmonybear" wrote:

Last time my DH updated for me. I assume that's what I'll do this time, too, but you might be able to persuade me to do it over pg.org PMs. Wink

There are other people who are up for strictly pming here on Preg.org. If its something you would want to do I would pair you up with one of them Smile Even if they dont necessarily update when you go to have the baby, it will at least give you a chance to get to know one of your fellow Nightlight mommies a little better Smile

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Just a reminder, 1 more week to sign up for a birth buddy Smile

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i'm in too. Smile

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Just a reminder that if you are interested in a birth buddy, and havent pm'd me to sign up, that you need to do it by the 23rd... so, only a couple more days Smile Thanks Smile