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We've got so many new members so CHECK IN!!

We all know the drill. Let's get to know our new members. Also, this would be a great time for any others lurkers to come out of lurkerdom. This is detailed so share as much or as little as you're comfortable with. I tried to come up with random questions because we've been chatting for over 2.5 years and each of us could probably fill out a basic Check In for all our original members!!

All about Mommy!
Name:
Age:
Occupation:
Where did you grow up?:
Did you ever run away from home?:
Who was your first celebrity crush?:
Did you go to college? If so, where?:
At what age did you know you wanted kids?:
How many kids did you want when you were younger?:
How many do you want now?:
Do you/are you BF?:
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?:
Do you have any hobbies?:
Have you ever traveled internationally?:
Are you religious?:
What other boards do you frequent?:
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?:
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):

The old Man!
Name:
Age:
Occupation:
When and where did you meet?:
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?:
Is he the father of your kids?:
Are you in agreement about having more?:
Thing you love most about him:
Thing that drives you nuts about him:

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name:
Age:
Quick summary of LOs birth:
Stats:
Latest Milestone:
Milestone you're most looking forward to:
Describe LOs personality in one word:
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?:
LOs favorite thing in the world right now:
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now:

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:
Do you want to be pregnant?:
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

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Joined: 03/16/10
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All About Mommy
Name: Stacy
Age: 34
Occupation: Marketing Director at a pathology lab
Where did you grow up? I'm an Arkansas girl all the way
Did you ever run away from home? Nope
Who was your first celebrity crush? Joey McIntyre of the ever great New Kids on the Block :)I think there was one other before, but I can't remember his name
Did you go to college? If so, where? Undergrad: Arkansas Tech University(hometown college); Cytology: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Masters: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: Sometime in elementary school probably
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 4
How many do you want now?: Still wouldn't mind 4, but probably 2, maybe 3 if I can talk DH into it
Do you/are you BF?: Not anymore
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: No
Do you have any hobbies?: Running, reading, playing sports, hanging with the fam
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yes, and would love to keep it up
Are you religious?: Yes
What other boards do you frequent?: I sometimes stalk the "do you see a line board", and have started lurking on the "thinking of conceiving" board
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: goofball maybe?
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I really don't know, I think I'm just boring Blum 3
The old Man!Name:
Age: 36
Occupation: A career man in the Air Force
When and where did you meet?: 2007 at a girls night out. He was friends with one of my good friends since they were in jr. high in a different state, and somehow we never met before then.
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Got married 3/28/09
Is he the father of your kids?: Absolutely
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes, yay!!
Thing you love most about him: He is such a rock for me when I need it. He also does what he says he will, even if it was just calling me when he said he would while we were dating (that is such a far cry from my first marriage)
Thing that drives you nuts about him: That I have to ask him if I want help around the house. He will do it, but I hate having to ask. Lame, I know....

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)Name:
Age: 19 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: Scheduled C-section. DH was a huge baby, DS was measuring 10+ pounds. I was very nervous, the whole procedure went fabulous, and DS was perfect!!!
Stats: 26 lbs 7 oz 32 in size 2T 6 shoes
Latest Milestone: Vocabulary Burst and Climbing!!!!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: I don't even know, they are all so much fun. Although we are starting PT
Describe LOs personality in one word: Funny!! He is a riot! That's hard to sum up in one word, I could probably write a paragraph about it.
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Sometimes I think something to do with music, a mountain climber :p, I have no idea, he's all over the board
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Yes
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: His hotwheels cars that daddy keeps buying him
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Keeping his food on his highchair tray.

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:No
Do you want to be pregnant?: In about 5 months I do
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

I will get some, I promise

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Joined: 02/14/10
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All about Mommy!
Name: Erin
Age: 30
Occupation:Professional student, getting my PhD in the genetics of threatened species
Where did you grow up?: Mostly New Jersey with a smattering of New Mexico
Did you ever run away from home?: Yep. When I was about 9, my twin BFFs and I packed our most precious belongings into kerchiefs tied to sticks and headed down the road on our bikes. My mom found us about an hour later. She was not pleased.
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Jordan Knight from NKOTB. He and I were going to get married.
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Graduated with my BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: I've always known
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: Three. Probably because I'm one of three.
How many do you want now?: Two.
Do you/are you BF?: Yep, still going entirely too strong at almost 21 months. I'm ready for her to be done but she's not and my plan was to let her self-wean. And I'm stubborn.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: I've considered it but I like my career too much.
Do you have any hobbies?: I bike. Its all I have time for these days. I used to rock climb. Does posting like a crazy person on PG.org count as a hobby? DH would say it does. Well, he'd call it an obsession.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yep. I've traveled to Berlin all by my lonesome for a conference and took a few extra days to explore. I've also been to Canada and Mexico a few times. We plan to do lots more traveling once the kids are older and we have money. We're also thinking about moving abroad.
Are you religious?: Born and raised atheist and remain so to this day.
What other boards do you frequent?: Oh jeez. Thinking of Conceiving, Birthing Naturally, Everything Breastfeeding, Extended Breastfeeding, Baby-Wearing, Cloth Diapering, Elimination Communication, Attachment Parenting, Atheist/Agnostic Families ... and those are just the boards I POST on. Never mind all my lurking. There's a reason my post cost rivals Jackie's.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Nerd
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): If you'd have me a decade ago that I'd be pursuing a PhD I'd have laughed in your face. I had six different majors in college and failed out of two schools before I buckled down, majored in Biology and proceeded to get straight As in preparation for grad school.

The old Man!
Name: Israel, aka Izzy
Age:33 (he's wicked old, huh?)
Occupation: Fellow professional student, getting his PhD in Optical Sciences. Like Fricking Lasers on shark heads not eyeballs.
When and where did you meet?: We met through a friend on Oct. 4 2004.
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Married legally in a bar by a friend on Sept 18, 2008. Married on the beach in Cozumel Mexico with friends and family on June 26, 2009.
Is he the father of your kids?: I'm pretty sure Wink
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yep. He's always wanted two and has convinced me (no, Teagan convinced me) that two was better than three.
Thing you love most about him: I love love love that we can be nerdy together and that he's freakishly smart so he understands what it is that I do.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He's a perfectionist. I STILL don't have my stool!!

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Teagan Tesla
Age: Almost 21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: My water broke at 3am at 38w4d. She was born via natural water birth in a birth center 18 hours later. Wouldn't have changed anything for the world.
Stats: 26ish lbs? 32ish inches? Size 2T, OS cloth diapers, size 6 shoes.
Latest Milestone: Her vocabulary is picking up and her pronunciation is improving.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Jumping (because who doesn't like to jump?)
Describe LOs personality in one word: Irrational
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? An anorexic ballerina.
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Yep, she goes to a fabulous daycare.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: All things water.
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: FOOD.

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Nopes.
Do you want to be pregnant?: Who me? Never.
What's your birth plan?: I'm torn between using the birth center again or trying a home birth. It worked out marvelously last time but it'll be my last birth and I love the idea of a home birth. If our house were bigger and we had a nice tub I'd be all for it.
Are you excited for the birth?: YES. Not for pregnancy but for the birth. Is that weird?
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?: Probably 6 weeks this time. Sad Grad students only get 6 weeks paid leave, we don't have the savings we did last time, and I could lose my funding if I take longer when I'm on a fellowship. BOOOO. Though my mentor would totally not care if I took longer and won't say anything if I do. So, we'll see.
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: I'm going to cherish the tiny phase. DD ballooned up so quickly that I didn't get much of a tiny NB phase. Since next baby will be my last, I'm going to just soak every minute in. I feel like I was in such a rush to see Teagan grow up! What's wrong with me?!

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

No recent family pics. Someone's always got to be taking the pics!
Here's the most recent pic of me and T. Just after I chopped my hair off.

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Joined: 10/19/09
Posts: 4658

All about Mommy!
Name: Leigh
Age: 32, turning 33 shortly
Occupation: Book publishing/graphic designer
Where did you grow up?: Mostly upstate NY, although I spent my early childhood in NC
Did you ever run away from home?: No, lol! I was a good girl. Mostly Wink
Who was your first celebrity crush?: NKOTB, baby! First it was Joe, then Jordan.
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Upstate NY
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: Always
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: Three
How many do you want now?: Probably just the one, SLIM chance of two. Three would make me change my name and skip the country.
Do you/are you BF?: We did until 13 months, at which point DD self-weaned with a vengeance!
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Definitely not--I do NOT have the temperament!
Do you have any hobbies?: Sewing (have a baby clothes business with my SIL on the side), camping & hiking, reading (well, before kids, anyway!)
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yes, to Canada, Mexico, Montserrat, England & Scotland, Bahamas, and now Costa Rica just last week Smile
Are you religious?: No, although I consider myself agnostic more than athiest
What other boards do you frequent?: Birthing Naturally, Babywearing, and a little bit of Cloth Diapering (although we had to stop that around the same time we weaned because DD developed such terrible, bloody diaper rash with a fully solid food diet)
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Um...Talkative? Lol
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): Wow, good one! Let's see...uh...well, a fact most people don't know about me was that I was born and lived my first 18 months on a Seminole Indian Reservation in the Everglades (my parents were teachers). I still have a few Seminole dolls and baby clothes Smile

The old Man!
Name: Porter
Age: 33
Occupation: Art teacher (middle/high school)
When and where did you meet?: In NYC in 2002, through mutual friends (I was work friends with one of his roommates' girlfriends)
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, since April 8th, 2005.
Is he the father of your kids?: Yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes--We are in total agreement that we both feel pretty sure we're good with one, but will sit down and have a soul searching discussion around when Addy turns 3 and make a real, final decision one way or the other then (barring accidental intervention from the universe, of course...don't want to tempt fate here!).
Thing you love most about him: His joie de vivre
Thing that drives you nuts about him: His joie de vivre Biggrin But seriously--this dude needs at least twelve lifetimes to fit in everything that interests him (read: everything that crosses his path) and don't think for a minute that this is unrelated to why we're pretty sure we're good with just one kid!

The Kiddo
Name: Adair
Age: Turning two! (:shock:)
Quick summary of LOs birth: 24 hour NCB in a birth center! It was loooong, but we made it!
Stats: Currently 29 pounds and maybe about 35 inches (it's been a bit since I measured her), size 2T, shoes 6
Latest Milestone: THE TALKING
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Real, full potty training!!!!!!!!!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Expressive
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Whatever I'm least expecting, honestly, but if I had to guess now she'll either be a surfer girl who runs a dog shelter in some Central American paradise, or maybe work in a zoo.
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Yes, four part time days/week, and stays with Grandma one day (although for the summer, that day is now home with Daddy)
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Animals!
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Not having my undivided attention

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: NO!
Do you want to be pregnant?: NO! (well, there's a little part of me that misses it, but practically, NO!)

PICS!
http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/Leigh003mcd/Costa%20Rica/

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Joined: 12/17/08
Posts: 955

All about Mommy!
Name: Molly
Age: 27
Occupation: Medical Assistant @ Neurology practice
Where did you grow up?: Indiana
Did you ever run away from home?: haha no.
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Billy Ray Cyrus.
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Community College, Ivy Tech
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: 24
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: honestly, none
How many do you want now?: 1
Do you/are you BF?: Did for 3 months, then I dried up Sad
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: No and no
Do you have any hobbies?: I sell Thirty-One, Scrapbooking, Couponing
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yes, bahamas, twice
Are you religious?: Yes, Christian-Baptist
What other boards do you frequent?: Planning A Family Grads and lurk on scrapbooking
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Goofy
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I was a die-hard Girl Scout and Got perfect attendance 8 of 12 years of school. (DORK!)

The old Man!
Name: Chris
Age: 33
Occupation: Railroader Carman
When and where did you meet?: We met in Sept. 2003, via internet
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, 1-15-05
Is he the father of your kids?: Yuppers
Are you in agreement about having more?: No, he's cool with 1 too
Thing you love most about him: His smile and dedication to me and Madison
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He farts a lot lmao

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Madison
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: Vaginal, water broke on my due date, pushed for 45 mins, got epidural but was easy birth
Stats: 24-25lbs, height not totally sure. 18 month clothes, size 4 diaper and shoe.
Latest Milestone: Kicking a ball. More words everyday.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Sentences
Describe LOs personality in one word: Loving
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Right now, TV actress- yo gabba gabba to be exact, or an animal guru
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Yes, Daycare at a Baptist Church, I cannot say enough awesome things about this place.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Gabba
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Pasta.

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Lord no.
Do you want to be pregnant?: See above.
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

See facebook- Feel free to add me Smile Molly Hiser.

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Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 10/23/06
Posts: 3087

All about Mommy!
Name: Kristi
Age: 30
Occupation: Graduate Student, getting my masters in Environment and Natural Resources, I degree I don't really plan to use. But I was in the the right place at the right time for the program, so why not, right?! Bleh.
Where did you grow up?: On a farm
Did you ever run away from home?: I think I did once, but my grandma lived down the road and I went there.
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Ummmmm.....Jack in Titanic. lol
Did you go to college? If so, where?: State University
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: I always knew. I went through a stage where I said I didn't want kids, but I knew I really did.
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 2, I think.
How many do you want now?: 3 is the maximum.
Do you/are you BF?: Yep. More than I would like to be. I really want to get it down to twice a day.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Our plan is to home school. We just have to make sure we can afford for me to stay home.
Do you have any hobbies?: Crocheting, reading. I can sew, but don't particularly enjoy it. I am learning to can fruits and veggies with the waterbath method.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Canada? lol
Are you religious?: I was raised by very religious Christians. I would probably still identify as Christian, but I am not religious.
What other boards do you frequent?: I lurk around a bit. Probably Natural Birth is the one I go to the most. Sometimes I visit Everything Breastfeeding and Extended Breastfeeding.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Tired. lol
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): Well, 99% of you already know this, but I VBACed my baby in the car.

The old Man!
Name: Paul
Age: 31
Occupation: Counselor and Site Director for Community Mental Healthy Agency.
When and where did you meet?: We're high school sweethearts. We were both in the band together but got to know each other when we ended up next to each other in study hall.
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: We got married in July 2003.
Is he the father of your kids?: I hope so! lol He is, most definitely. The oldest looks exactly like him.
Are you in agreement about having more?: We seem to be!
Thing you love most about him: He's a good listener and he makes me laugh. He is a great dad. He's my best friend.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He's lazy when he's home -he doesn't want to do any house work unless I am right there working next to him or I tell him specifically what to do. He leaves stuff sitting around everywhere and rarely cleans up after himself. If it were up to him, we'd never leave the house. I have to plan all outings/vacations or we'd never do anything or go anywhere.

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Claire
Age: 5
Quick summary of LOs birth: SROM and 5 hours of labor to 8cm before discovering she was breech. Off to csection.
Stats: 45ish pounds, 45 inches tall.
Latest Milestone: Taking swimming lessons.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Riding a bike without training wheels, or swimming by herself
Describe LOs personality in one word: Sassy
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? A teacher. Or some profession where she can boss other people around.
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: No, my mom watches them. She's in preschool, and she'll start kindergarten next fall, hopefully homeschool if we can make it work.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Hello Kitty and Unicorns.
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Cleaning up.

Name: Alaina (Lainey)
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: 2 hour labor that resulted in a VBAC in my car on the side of a road
Stats: 22ish pounds, not sure how tall.
Latest Milestone: Talking like a 3 year old.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: POTTY TRAINING
Describe LOs personality in one word: Sweet
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Something to do with animals, maybe?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: No, my mom watches them.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Ice cream
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Every other food.

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Just barely, but yes.
Do you want to be pregnant?:
How far along are you?: 12 DPO, so not even 4 weeks yet
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: Not sure. I liked not knowing with Lainey, but DH wants to know with this one.
Have you felt the baby?: NO! lol
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?: A little queasy already. Tired. I have the super sensitive nose already.
What's your weight gain goal?: No more than 20 pounds. Ha.
What's your birth plan?: Don't have one yet, other than VBAC. Looking into homebirth.
Are you excited for the birth?: I will be once I figure out what we're doing.
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?: I hope 6+ weeks.
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: Probably similar to what we did with Lainey.

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

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Last seen: 6 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

All about Mommy!
Name: Anna
Age: 31
Occupation: SAHM with a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction certified to teach EC-6 and Speech 8-12
Where did you grow up: In Mexico for the first 7 years of my life and then in Texas with a 4 month stint in Ontario Canada
Did you ever run away from home?: Nope
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Eww, It was either Billy Ray Cyrus or Brian Littrell of Backstreet Boys
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Angelo State University
At what age did you know you wanted kids?:I was probably in my early 20's
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 4
How many do you want now?: Still want 4, not sure if we can do it.
Do you/are you BF?:Do and am. Hope to make it at least 12 months this time. Went to almost 11 with Lyla.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Never have. Have thought about it.
Do you have any hobbies?: Sewing, Photoshop, I like fishing too.
Have you ever traveled internationally?:Lived in Mexico the first 7 years of my life and in Canada for 4 months.
Are you religious?: Yes
What other boards do you frequent? April 2012 and TTC 0-24 months both of which I host. Birthing Naturally, Babywearing, Anything, and I tend to lurk around.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ?
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I didn't speak English until I was 7 years old. I grew up in Mexico and do not speak Spanish

The old Man!
Name: Kurt
Age: 38
Occupation: Jack of all trades, blue collar stuff. He has a Bachelors in Marketing.
When and where did you meet?: At the apartment complex where we both lived in 2001
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yup. Will be 5 years on 7/7
Is he the father of your kids?: Yup Blum 3
Are you in agreement about having more?: I think so.
Thing you love most about him: He's a homebody. He would rather be home with me and the kids than anywhere else.
Thing that drives you nuts about him:He chews with his mouth open. Makes me crazy, but I have never told him and never will.

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Lyla
Age: almost 21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: c/s due to breech
Stats: guessing - 25 pounds, 30 some inches tall
Latest Milestone: Complete sentence and willingly going to bed!!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Eating and dressing herself
Describe LOs personality in one word: Ornery
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Something that involves being on stage
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Nope
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: toss up between the baby and the kiddie pool
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: food

Name: Kole
Age: almost 3 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: repeat c/s due to lack of progress
Stats:17 pounds, 25 inches HUGE!
Latest Milestone: Um, great head control?
Milestone you're most looking forward to: All of them, but in no hurry
Describe LOs personality in one word: sweet!
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? incredibly handsome!
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: nope
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: boob
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: tummy time

Pregnancy!

Are you pregnant?: Nope
Do you want to be pregnant?: nope

PICS!
Kole trying to nurse the wall

My happy baby boy!

My water babies

In Mommy's shoes

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Joined: 05/10/10
Posts: 1084

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Name: Elin
Age: 27
Occupation: SAHM/ nursing student
Where did you grow up?: near Madison WI
Did you ever run away from home?: no way- I wouldnt have even thought of something like that haha
Who was your first celebrity crush?: honestly can't even think of anything like that... boring kid
Did you go to college? If so, where?: BS in English from UW Madison, now getting an Associate's in Nursing at a Tech School in Appleton, WI
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: 15?
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: oh gosh- 4-5?
How many do you want now?: 2-4
Do you/are you BF?: I did for 3 mo with DS and 2 with DD but after seeing consultants, trying herbs, pumping, trying anything and everything, I never produced more than 1/2 oz. It was really hard on me and I felt horrible, but both babies have done well with formula at least!
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: No way- I envy those that can though
Do you have any hobbies?: Besides oggling my babies and pg.org? Taking pics of my family, watching movies, going for walks as a family, bonfires, grilling out, hanging out with friends and family doing nothing
Have you ever traveled internationally?:Canada and Jamaica
Are you religious?: No, but spiritual yes
What other boards do you frequent?: I love lurking on the current birth boards
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?:sarcastic
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):I grew up as a Pastor's daughter (Lutheran), I have OI type IV so I broke about a dozen bones growing up

The old Man!
Name: Jeff
Age:26, they call me the cradle robber
Occupation: he used to be a mechanic but is now a CNA and is also in nursing school
When and where did you meet?:6/6/5 in Madison. He is from VA but had come to WI to visit a friend of his that had moved here, and I was friends with his friend so I hung out with them and we hit it off.
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Married 7/12/08
Is he the father of your kids?: Yup, unless it was during my sleep walking/ hooking phase
Are you in agreement about having more?: We both are open to 2 more in a few years but may be fine with 2
Thing you love most about him: sense of humor
Thing that drives you nuts about him: how slowly he does some things/ how much time he can spend on one thing

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Ronan Todd
Age: Almost 18 mo
Quick summary of LOs birth: planned c-section because breech and doing a version wasn't an option due to he and I having OI
Stats: 23 ish lbs and 29.5 ish inches, 18 mo. shirts, 12 mo. pants, size 5 wide shoes
Latest Milestone: well he was starting to kind of run/walk quickly before he broke his leg, he can stack a few blocks on top of each other
Milestone you're most looking forward to: better communication
Describe LOs personality in one word: cheeseball
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? drummer maybe? he has some serious rhythm and dance move
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: no, though he will have to be watched when DH and I are both in class
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: yogurt, m&ms, Toy Story, water, poking remy so he can then pat her and shush her
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: not being able to walk (I mean, duh)

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Remy Carlin
Age: almost 5 mo
Quick summary of LOs birth: planned repeat c-section
Stats: maybe 13 lbs and 22.5 in?
Latest Milestone: rolling almost all the way over from back to front, sleeps in crib really well
Milestone you're most looking forward to: oh all of them! sitting will be fun
Describe LOs personality in one word: sunshine!
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? something where she'll need to smile a lot- a waitress? haha! model?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: same as Ro, not now but will need to find someone for school
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: mommy! YAY!!! She lights up when she sees me, I love it, Ro is a daddy's boy
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: tummy time

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: No way
Do you want to be pregnant?: Not now, maybe in 2 years?

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!
Oh if you insist Smile
Remy

Ronan when asked if he has muscles

DH with both babies

Ro before breaking his leg

The babies and I on a walk yesterday

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All about Mommy!
Name: Jackie
Age: 28 for 2 more weeks
Occupation: SAHM
Where did you grow up?: Memphis, TN
Did you ever run away from home?: No.
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes, Christian Brothers University.
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: always
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 2
How many do you want now?: at least 3. Maybe more. lol
Do you/are you BF?: Still BFing.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Thinking about it.
Do you have any hobbies?: Does BWing count? Lol I do cook and blog.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Just to Canada.
Are you religious?: We're bad Catholics.
What other boards do you frequent?: Nov 12, TTC for the first time grads, Birthing Naturally, CDing, BWing, BFing, AP, and lurk on a couple more.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: military wife
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): No idea.

The old Man!
Name: DH
Age: 28
Occupation: Air Force pilot
When and where did you meet?: met in college
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: married
Is he the father of your kids?: Yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: Well, he refuses to use condoms and doesn't like me on hormonal birth control, so I'm taking that as he doesn't mind me getting pregnant again after this one comes. Lol
Thing you love most about him: he's hot, he makes me laugh, great daddy when he's home
Thing that drives you nuts about him: he does not pick up after himself at all!!! and oh my god the things he says that he picked up from the other pilots. Good grief.

The Kiddo(s)
Name: Aiden
Age: 19 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: induction at 41+3. Born via c/s after 24 hours of labor and stalling at a 4. Looking back I was screwed the moment I followed DH to that awful place in the middle of no where. Blum 3
Stats: I have no idea. 25 pounds? Zero idea on height other than 18 months pants actually fit him, but he needs 24 month shorts now. :roll:
Latest Milestone: Slowly improving his language skills and is really enjoying climbing. Gave me a heart attack this morning at the playground climbing a tall ladder that I didn't think he could even get up on period.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Communication not just random words!!!
Describe LOs personality in one word: active (My sister says "bubbly.")
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Probably doing something dangerous like his father. *sigh*
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: No.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Slides, water hoses, and books
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: diaper changes, going to sleep

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Yep
Do you want to be pregnant?: too late now Wink
How far along are you?: 19 weeks
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: It's a girl!
Have you felt the baby?: Yep, but she's a lot less active than DS was at this point!
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?: Sleeping pretty good so far.
What's your weight gain goal?: Less than the 40 pounds I gained with Aiden. Blum 3 So far I'm up a whole 3 pounds.
What's your birth plan?: I am planning a natural hospital VBAC using hypnobabies. With luck one of the practice's midwives will be there.
Are you excited for the birth?: YES!
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: BW more and going straight to cosleeping

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!
I'll update soon. I finally found my camera cord!!!

My man enjoying the beach last Saturday:

On Daddy's back at Battleship North Carolina last Sunday:

Family photo my sister took last Saturday night:

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All about Mommy!
Name: Alisha
Age:28
Occupation: BS. in Elementary Education, now a SAHM
Where did you grow up?: South Dakota
Did you ever run away from home?:nope
Who was your first celebrity crush?: don't remember
Did you go to college? If so, where?: University of North Dakota
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: Forever ago
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 6
How many do you want now?: 4 or 5
Do you/are you BF?: no, but I did
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: no
Do you have any hobbies?: reading, sewing, running
Have you ever traveled internationally?: nope, but DH and I are going to Rome in September
Are you religious?: yes
What other boards do you frequent?: Cloth Diapering, Babywearing
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Busy
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I don't have much that's odd, I guess. I've been playing the piano since I was 4.

The old Man!
Name: Chris
Age:29
Occupation: Civil Engineer
When and where did you meet?: Fall of 2002, college
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: yep, June 2006
Is he the father of your kids?: Yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes
Thing you love most about him: He's a great help with the boys.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: How he doesn't hear me talk to him and claims I never tell him things when really he just doesn't hear me Smile

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Joseph
Age: Almost 5!
Quick summary of LOs birth: induction at 41 weeks, almost a csection because he was presenting funny. I had 1 more contraction to get him out before that's where I was headed. He was a forceps delivery. Horrible!
Stats: 42 lbs. 44 inches
Latest Milestone: Learning to ride a 2 wheeler with no training wheels
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Reading
Describe LOs personality in one word:Intense
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? No idea
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: preschool during the school year
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Playing outside
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: having to come inside.

Name: Matthew
Age:3
Quick summary of LOs birth: Induction at 39 weeks, super easy birth, except for a retained placenta that landed me back in the hospital with an infection in my uterus and fallopian tube at 12 days old.
Stats: 33ish pounds, 36ish inches
Latest Milestone: Talking all the time!
Milestone you're most looking forward to:potty training
Describe LOs personality in one word: Mellow
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? don't know
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: nope
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: riding his bike
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: David (his younger brother)

Name: David
Age: 21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: Super easy induction at 39 weeks with no complications finally!
Stats: 25ish lbs. 31ish inches
Latest Milestone: He's finally starting to sleeping all night!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: being able to understand what he says
Describe LOs personality in one word: Tempramental
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? don't know
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: nope
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: his blankie and thumb
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: anyone who takes his toys

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:no
Do you want to be pregnant?: soon, after we go to Rome
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!![/QUOTE]

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Joined: 02/27/10
Posts: 363

All about Mommy!
Name: Sara
Age: 33
Occupation: Attorney
Where did you grow up?: Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio (again), Wisconsin
Did you ever run away from home?: No
Who was your first celebrity crush?: I don't remember
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes - BA at Bowling Green State U, MA at U. Arizona, JD at U. Arizona
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: 30
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 2
How many do you want now?: 2
Do you/are you BF?: Yes, and probably will forever. Rowan likes the boob.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Never in a million years!
Do you have any hobbies?: I knit, crochet (wanderscraps on ravelry, if any of you are on there), and do Taoist Tai Chi. Used to rock climb, would like to get back into it.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Studied abroad in Ecuador, worked in Brazil, did a coast-to-coast trek across Costa Rica, backpacked every country in Central America and most of South America. Plus visited England and France.
Are you religious?: No
What other boards do you frequent?: TTC, lurk on Cloth Diapering
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ?????
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): Despite all my traveling, flying causes me huge anxiety and I'll spend weeks before a trip just dreading the flight.

The old Man!
Name: Ryan
Age: 36
Occupation: Design Quality Engineer at a medical diagnostics device company
When and where did you meet?: Met in 11/2000 while rock climbing. Didn't start dating until 7/2004
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, February 9, 2007
Is he the father of your kids?: She has his face, so I assume so.
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes.
Thing you love most about him: He can make or fix anything.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: Since he can make/fix anything, he hoards materials. I recently put five boxes of circuit board on freecycle that he'd been hoarding because he thought he would use it for something.

The Kiddo(s)
Name: Rowan
Age: almost 21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: 56 hours of labor, epi and hospital birth. She came out with her hand next to her face.
Stats: Maybe 21 pounds? She's deceptively light. Height? I don't know, but taller than Teagan.
Latest Milestone: Spelling her name
Milestone you're most looking forward to: potty training!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Impatient
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Since she is a mini female clone of Dh, I'm guessing something science related
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: No
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: It's a tie between playing in water and looking at pictures of herself
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Any moment she is not being held by me

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Let me check . . . no.
Do you want to be pregnant?: Yes!
How far along are you?: negative ten months
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: When/if I get pregnant, yes, as soon as possible
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Maybe I'll add pics later. I at least need to update my siggy.

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Joined: 02/13/10
Posts: 525

All about Mommy!
Name: Justine

Age: 26-will be 27 in a week

Occupation: SAHM

Where did you grow up?: west texas

Did you ever run away from home?: no but once I graduated highschool I hightailed it out of that town

Who was your first celebrity crush?: Also Jordan KNight- they were my first concert

Did you go to college? If so, where?: only have my AA- I don't know what I want to "BE" besides a mommy

At what age did you know you wanted kids?: teens

How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 2

How many do you want now?: If we can meet other goals I want 4

Do you/are you BF?: I did for 18 months!

Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Thought about it

Do you have any hobbies?: blog-write-scrapbook-pictures

Have you ever traveled internationally?:Does mexico count?

Are you religious?: Yes

What other boards do you frequent?: Dec 12 and I lurk on do you see a line because I find that exciting

What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ???

Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I am ambidextrous

The old Man!
Name: Josh
Age: 27

Occupation: Workforce analyst

When and where did you meet?: In our hometown-in highschool

Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: married for going on 4 years dated for 3 before that

Is he the father of your kids?: yup

Are you in agreement about having more?: well I am open to 4 but would be happy with 3... he wants 4

Thing you love most about him: he balances my type a personality out- he's cute-his eyes

Thing that drives you nuts about him: sometimes he is too laid back...oh and his mom Smile

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Nathaniel

Age:20 mo

Quick summary of LOs birth: Induced-horrific epidural experience- and after about 12 hours of labor he was here

Stats: 30 lbs 32 inches tall and size 7 feet

Latest Milestone: jumping-vocabulary expansion

Milestone you're most looking forward to: being completely pt

Describe LOs personality in one word: happy

What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? ha- ha i dunno-- something dealing with computers

Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: no daycare

LOs favorite thing in the world right now: daddy's tablet

LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: sleep

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Yes

How far along are you?: 13 weeks

Do you know the sex? not yet be leaning towards boy

Will you be finding out?: yes within a month

Have you felt the baby?: the flutter yes not the actual jabs

How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?: morning sickness is killer- sleep is touch and go

What's your weight gain goal?: im down 2 lbs because of my severe m/s and don't really want to gain more than 20

What's your birth plan?: i dont know yet. I am trying to stay away from Pitocin at all costs though

Are you excited for the birth?: yes

Me and the hubby
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a few weeks ago with no change now
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and my little man dancing
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Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

All about Mommy!
Name: Mel (actually Melissa)
Age: 33
Occupation: Licensing Manager for a mortgage company
Where did you grow up?: Maine
Did you ever run away from home?: No
Who was your first celebrity crush?: hmmm, NKTOB I guess
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes, in Rhode island
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: late 20's.
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: none!
How many do you want now?: 3 or 4
Do you/are you BF?: Yes, over 18 months now with DD!
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: I'm doing a homeschool preschool program for DS right now but wouldn't want to tackle anything beyond prek.
Do you have any hobbies?: scrapbooking
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yes, Italy, Greece, England, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia
Are you religious?: No
What other boards do you frequent?: Birthing Naturally, Thinking of Conceiving, June/July 2009, Cloth Diapering, BabyWearing and I lurk/post occasionally on Food Allergies, Breastfeeding, Large Families, Baby Names and AP. I think that's it! LOL
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ?
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bcodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):

The old Man!
Name: Ben
Age: 34
Occupation: Computer Geek!
When and where did you meet?: College, 1998
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, 2004
Is he the father of your kids?: Yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes about #3, no about #4
Thing you love most about him: He makes me laugh
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He is bad about cleaning up after himself and is OCD.

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Ethan
Age: 3 (TODAY!)
Quick summary of LOs birth: natural birth in a hospital
Stats: doc appt. next week, 3T clothes, size 9 shoes
Milestone you're most looking forward to: learning his letters by sight and writing them
Describe LOs personality in one word: Energetic!
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? something that doesn't require him to sit at a desk!
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: He goes to preschool/daycare 3 days a week
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: the truck grandpa gave him for his birthday.
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: brushing teeth

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name:Olivia
Age: 18 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: natural birth at a hospital
Stats: doc appt. next week, Size 18m or 24m clothes, size 4 shoe
Latest Milestone: an explosion of language
Milestone you're most looking forward to: her being able to get up on the couch or Ethan's bed without help. She's SO SHORT!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Sweet but Determined!
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Something that uses communication skills
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: yes, daycare 3 days a week
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: her Bunny
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: brushing teeth

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: Nope
Do you want to be pregnant?: in October
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: I think I won't find out for the next one

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!
later!

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i love reading these!

All about Mommy!
Name: Janice
Age: 27
Occupation: I work in transport for a large retail company
Where did you grow up?: Canada Ontario GTA-(Greater Toronto Area), and where i am now which is about an hour or so from Toronto
Did you ever run away from home?: no
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Steven Page and Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters!)
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes, Humber in the GTA/ghetto. Took Photography
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: always
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 6
How many do you want now?: 3
Do you/are you BF?: we stopped around 6 months
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: no, thought about it very briefly
Do you have any hobbies?: photography, reading, genealogy
Have you ever traveled internationally?: yes, to the US, Portugal, and the Bahamas. Would really love to do more but will have to wait i guess.
Are you religious?: no. My family is Baptist and we were raised that way but I don't follow it. I am not athiest, just in limbo I don't know what I believe.
What other boards do you frequent?: i lurk a lot on the birth boards thinking of ttc, and attachment parenting board. Sometimes post in the anything topic, photography, and gardening boards.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: quiet. yes, seriously Blum 3
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): This is pretty odd, Everyone in my family has the same big toenail. i think it came from my grandmother as hers is really prominent and it gets a little less noticeable down the line. Our family calls it the shovel toe and there is a running joke that we can tell if someone belongs to the family by their big toe. We have all also been prone to toenail infections and several of us have had to have the nail removed. some more then once. i have a nice scar from mine.

The old Man!
Name: Jason
Age: 30
Occupation: workflow analyst for the same company
When and where did you meet?: sometime in 2001. We met back on ICQ
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: yes, been married since 2007
Is he the father of your kids?: yep!
Are you in agreement about having more?: yes
Thing you love most about him: I love that for the most part we think alike. There have been times where I will look at him or he will look at me and we know exactly what the other person is thinking. We are also both big entertainment buffs and he can start a line or joke from something and i will pick right up where he finished and vice versa. Kinda nerdy, but it is my favourite thing about us Smile
Thing that drives you nuts about him: sometimes i have to tell him things several times as he either isn't listening or he forgets

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Lucas James
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: induced with cervidil at 39 weeks due to high BP and had a quick 10 hour natural birth. Lucas was born small due to IUGR 5lbs, 5ozs.
Stats: he was 22 pounds 2 months ago. maybe 23 or 24 pounds?
Latest Milestone: talking a lot
Milestone you're most looking forward to: potty training
Describe LOs personality in one word: hammy
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? something to do with the outdoors
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: yes, he is in a wonderful home daycare and loves it
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: being outside
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: not being outside. Seriously, he has meltdowns if we don't go out or if he sees us out there without him

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: no
Do you want to be pregnant?:yes, hoping to be before the end of the year
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: we will be finding out
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?: I am hoping only 30-35 this time. Gained 55 with Lucas
What's your birth plan?: natural, possibly use the tub this time, still in the hospital, no pushing on my back!
Are you excited for the birth?: yes, I really enjoyed Lucas' birth
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?: 1 year + 2.5-3 weeks vacation
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: bf longer, and be more firm about it at the hospital. babywear, and try not to feel so overwhelmed like I did with Lucas

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

i really need more pics with us as a family Sad our last family pic was when he was born, and the last pic of me and him was Christmas!

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Joined: 04/08/08
Posts: 895

All about Mommy!
Name: Veronica
Age: 32
Occupation: Personal Banker
Where did you grow up?: Fort Myers, FL until I was 10, then we moved to North Georgia
Did you ever run away from home?: No
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Joey McIntyre from NKOTB Smile lol
Did you go to college? If so, where?: University of Georgia Go Dawgs!!!
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: I think I always knew I wanted kids at some point
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: Probably 2, I can't really remember
How many do you want now?: 4 - My 2 plus 2 wonderful soon-to-be stepkids Smile
Do you/are you BF?: Lily until 7 wks, Lucas until 6 mo - both mine had abnormally high palates which proved to be very challenging!
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: No, and I would never consider it unless there were some very extreme circumstances
Do you have any hobbies?: Reading is pretty much the only one I have time for anymore.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: I went to Belguim and France after I graduated high school. I have also been to the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, if those count.
Are you religious?: No
What other boards do you frequent?: Not often, but Dec 08 and Nov 08, sometimes the Single Mom board though it is pretty much dead.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Optimistic
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):

The old Man! (Can I rename this the New Man? ;))
Name: Richard
Age: 33
Occupation: Fiber Optics for Communication Companies (even I'm not entirely sure what all he does Lol
When and where did you meet?: Apr 1 last year, he came into my bank to cash a check
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: No and Yes Biggrin
Is he the father of your kids?: No
Are you in agreement about having more?: We both agree that 4 between us is enough and that we would have to win the lottery and be able to hire a nanny and a maid before we would ever consider more!
Thing you love most about him: Everything! Biggrin How caring he is and how he loves his kids and is such an amazing dad, and he loves my kids and is so wonderful with them. And most of all my kids really like him!
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He wears his PJs to the grocery store! LOL

The Kiddo(s)
Name: Lily Elise
Age: 3 1/2
Quick summary of LOs birth: Went into labor 39 wks, nothing too painful, had epi & vaginal birth after 10 hrs labor. She did end up in the NICU for 4 days b/c she couldn't keep her body temp up, but after that was fine.
Stats: 32ish lbs, 40ish inches tall - Very tall and skinny
Latest Milestone: She is taking gymnastics and loving it! And I can see she had really learned a lot even in just 3 months of lessons.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Being night potty-trained!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Giggly
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? ?? If she had her way right now probably a princess, a ballet dancer, or a fashion model.
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Babysitter at her home
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Disney princesses and Barbie
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Bedtime :roll:

Name: Lucas Daniel
Age: 20 mo
Quick summary of LOs birth: Labor was very quick almost right on EDD, only 5 hrs tops, very painful, almost didn't make it to hospital in time, no time for the Epi & had him naturally only 1 hr after I arrived.
Stats: 25ish lbs, height?? - Also very tall and skinny
Latest Milestone: Counting. He knows all the numbers 1 - 10 by sight and can usually count 2 numbers beyond where I stop. Ex if I go to 4 he will say 5, 6. If I go to 7 he will say 8, 9, etc. He can also do 11 and 12, though doesn't know them by sight yet, that I know of.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Potty trained! (Can you tell a pattern here Lol
Describe LOs personality in one word: Curious
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? A nuclear scientist, brain surgeon, president (yes I'm aiming high for my little smartie, lol)
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Babysitter at her home
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Being outside
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Sitting still

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: No
Do you want to be pregnant?: NO!!!
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

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Joined: 06/29/04
Posts: 858

Name: Kathy
Age: 28
Occupation: SAHM (was a vet tech)
Did you ever run away from home?: No
Did you go to college? Yes
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: ?
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: ?
How many do you want now?: 4 is good, but would welcome more if my pregnancies would be eaiser...
Do you/are you BF?: yes
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: YES! WE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you have any hobbies?: Horses and Art
Have you ever traveled internationally?: No and I don't want to.
Are you religious?: I am a proud Christian.
What other boards do you frequent?: Aug 2012
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ?
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I love to sit in the barn and listen to my horses eat.

Name: DADA!
Age: 30
When and where did you meet?: High School at 17 and 15:0) Been together ever since.
Are you married? YES!
Is he the father of your kids?: YES
Thing you love most about him: He is a good honest Christian man...that LOVES his bebes!
Thing that drives you nuts about him: His GAS! LOL! YUCK!

Hailey 5, Jonah 3, Josie 1...
Describe LOs personality in one word: Sweet/Spiderman/In Charge

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:YES
How far along are you?: 34wks
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:ABRAM:0) BOY~
Have you felt the baby?:YES
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?: UGH.
What's your weight gain goal?:I don't want to talk about it...lol.
What's your birth plan?: I don't have one...I think that knowing all your options and "going with the flow" will result in a happier birth...because you aren't expecting anything.
Are you excited for the birth?: For it to be over with and we are all OK!

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Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

All about Mommy!
Name: Joy
Age: 33
Occupation: Preschool Owner/Teacher
Where did you grow up?: Northern CA
Did you ever run away from home?: Does going to college count?
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Mark McGrath...lol
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Chico State (undergrad) & CSU San Marcos (post. Bac.)
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: Can't remember ever not.
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 4
How many do you want now?: After DS1 I wanted only 2. Now I still want 4.
Do you/are you BF?: Best friends or breast feeding? I BF 2 kids. Beyond BFF at this point in life.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Yes I did with DS1. He is off at school now but I will go back and do it again if I have the time open up to do it the right way.
Do you have any hobbies?: I used to swim competatively, knit, and read. No time now.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Only Mexico & Canada so not really. Plan to later in life.
Are you religious?: Yes, Catholic but not overly conservative.
What other boards do you frequent?: Natural Childbirth, April 2012, Extended BFing, and I graze a few others.
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Hardworking or multi-tasker. Crazy maybe Smile
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):

The old Man!
Name: Walter, aka: Wally
Age:35, 36 in 4 weeks.
Occupation: Commercial Electrician with a BS in Business & Technology :confused:
When and where did you meet?: College 1999 (crap I'm getting old)
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yep, 2004. Just celebrated 8 years.
Is he the father of your kids?: Yep, usually
Are you in agreement about having more?: Oddly yes.
Thing you love most about him: His dedication to me and the kids, all the hard work he does, and he is pretty cute.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He can be messy.

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Ryland
Age: 7 in a few weeks....eeek!
Quick summary of LOs birth: SROM at 38w5d, no contractions, pit., epi., 24 hours, c/s, sucked.
Stats: 8lbs 14oz at birth, but now is 46lbs
Latest Milestone: Green belt in big kid Karate, started piano lessons, headed to 1st grade.
Milestone you're most looking forward to: The teen years, sleeping later, and him doing more chores.
Describe LOs personality in one word: Outgoing
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Doctor or therapist
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: He goes to a catholic school, 1st grade.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Legos & starwars
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Eating dinner & flushing his toilet (yes this last forever)

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Odin
Age: I think we hit 20 months. Can't remember anymore.
Quick summary of LOs birth: 40 hour VBAC with life flight at the end. Homebirth transfer
Stats: 9lbs 2oz at birth, now is 24lbs
Latest Milestone: Talking in sentances, using a regular cup
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Being toilet trained
Describe LOs personality in one word: Fire
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Wall street trader or a hitman
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Kinda. We have a preschool in our house so yeah.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Risotto & call me Joy :roll:
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Everything else.

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name:
Archer
Age: 2 months. I already lost track of how many weeks.
Quick summary of LOs birth: Super short VBAC, all natural, 6 hours, awesome!
Stats: 9lbs 9oz at 2 months he is 11lb 15oz
Latest Milestone: Cooing and smiling
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Mobility
Describe LOs personality in one word: Relaxed
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: Just with me at my preschool
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Sleep and boob
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Wet diapers & loud brothers when sleepy

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:
Gosh I hope not!
Do you want to be pregnant?: Yes, in 18 months Wink
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: I'll go for another suprise
What's your birth plan?: #4 will have to be a HB

PICS!
This will have to come later.

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Joined: 01/31/09
Posts: 1134

All about Mommy!
Name:Rebecca
Age: 33
Occupation: Manager of records office in a university.
Where did you grow up?: CA, AZ, MI
Did you ever run away from home?:Yes, several times, mainly as an excuse to go further away from home than I was allowed to Smile
Who was your first celebrity crush?: I don't remember
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: As far back as I can remember.
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 4
How many do you want now?: 4-5 but I don't know if that's realistic Smile
Do you/are you BF?: I BF DD until 16 1/2 months.
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: I was home-schooled for several years and enjoyed it. I would like to do home-school with my kids but don't know if I will be able to stay at home to do so.
Do you have any hobbies?: Cooking, reading, crafts.
Have you ever traveled internationally?:Yes during my college years, Spain, Romania, France, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil, Mexico.
Are you religious?:Yes, Christian
What other boards do you frequent?:I can barely keep up with this one! I do occasionally lurk on the birthing naturally board
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Busy, lol!
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): Hmm, can't think of anything right now.

The old Man!
Name:
Age: 38
Occupation: Adjunct Professor
When and where did you meet?: Met in January 2004 ?he was going to school at the university where I had an office job
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, married in 2005 after a year of dating.
Is he the father of your kids?: Yes.
Are you in agreement about having more?: Yes, we both want 4 kids.
Thing you love most about him: He?s a very caring person and a great dad.
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He is late to everything. He was late to our first date which should have clued me in 

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Isabelle
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: She was born on my mom?s b-day which was cool, 10 hours of easy labor, made it through without any pain meds, but had to have an epidural afterward to have a 3rd degree tear repaired which made me mad-I really didn?t want to get an epidural, I don?t like being paralyzed!
Stats: I can never remember but she was 75th percentile at her last checkup.
Latest Milestone: Learning tons of new words
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Saying sentences instead of single words.
Describe LOs personality in one word: happy
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Ballerina or food taste tester-she wants to taste EVERYTHING she sees us eating.
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: A friend from church babysits when DH has to work.
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Stuffed animals and sweet foods.
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Sitting still.

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: No
Do you want to be pregnant?: Yes! I think we will start trying in July.
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: We will find out, I am not patient!
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?: 20-25 lbs
What's your birth plan?: As natural as possible in a hospital. I made it without pain meds before, so hoping I don't tear badly again and have to have another epidural afterward.
Are you excited for the birth?: Yes, I loved giving birth.
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?: Hopefully 12 weeks.
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: Babywear more. And plan less as it turns out my plans don't mean anything to a newborn, they have their own ideas Smile

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Joined: 09/29/09
Posts: 5634

All about Mommy!
Name: Christa
Age: 33
Occupation: SAHM
Where did you grow up?: Illinois, same town I still live in
Did you ever run away from home?: No way, who'd have done my laundry
Who was your first celebrity crush?: zach from saved by the bell
Did you go to college? If so, where?: yep, got my AS and I'm about a semester away from my BS in Family & Consumer Science (if I ever finish)
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: no idea but had DD1 at 19 (unplanned)
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: never really thought about it when i was younger
How many do you want now?: want 5 but only getting 4
Do you/are you BF?: i do but not right now, waiting on LO to arrive
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: thought about it but have a great private school here
Do you have any hobbies?: I used to have some but now I too many kids to have serious hobbies. I do like reading.
Have you ever traveled internationally?: yes, Punta Cana and Mexico
Are you religious?: yes, Catholic
What other boards do you frequent?: August 2012 and Birthing Naturally. although lately I don't frequent anything
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: overwhelmed (at the moment)
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc):

The old Man!
Name: Scott
Age: just turned 40
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
When and where did you meet?: it was 2001 on a ride (we both horse back ride)
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: October 2003
Is he the father of your kids?: of DS, DD2 and the newest LO but has been in my life since DD1 was 3 so pretty much as tight as they can be without the same genes
Are you in agreement about having more?: NO, he's done after the current pregnancy, I'd like 1 more. he's adamant though and he never tells me no so I'm assuming this is it
Thing you love most about him: his complete and absolute love for me *swoon*
Thing that drives you nuts about him: he's a slow poke at making decisions

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Andrea
Age: 13
Quick summary of LOs birth: induced 39 weeks, emergency c/s under general anesthesia, horrid pain
Stats: 9lb 7oz, 21.5"
Latest Milestone: she's almost 14 so I'd say it's her mouth LOL
Milestone you're most looking forward to: not looking forward to any, she'll be 16 soon and that scares me and she'll be 18 just after that and that makes me very sad Sad
Describe LOs personality in one word: follower
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? no idea
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: heading to high school
LOs favorite thing in the world right now:
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now:

Name: Grady
Age: 3 (almost 4)
Quick summary of LOs birth: planned VBAC, dr said induction or c/s at 39 weeks. went for induction, ended in c/s...again!
Stats: 8lb 7oz, 21.5"
Latest Milestone:
Milestone you're most looking forward to:
Describe LOs personality in one word: attentive
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: no
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: cartoons (he's recently discovered tv)
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: bedtime

Name: Clara
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: SROM at 36 weeks, 14 hour labor, successful VBA2C of a breech baby woop woop!!
Stats: 6lb 4oz, 19"
Latest Milestone:
Milestone you're most looking forward to:
Describe LOs personality in one word: demanding
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: no, home with momma
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: reading books, any books will do
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: being told no

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: yes
Do you want to be pregnant?: yep Smile
How far along are you?: 31 weeks
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?: not finding out
Have you felt the baby?: oh yeah!
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?: feeling exhausted but sleeping okay
What's your weight gain goal?: don't have one
What's your birth plan?: VBA2C another one with another natural birth. secretly though, I hope baby comes too fast and comes at home. of course, then I really don't know what I'd do after as I have no provisions....hmmmm, maybe I should get some
Are you excited for the birth?: absolutely
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?: SAHM's don't get maternity leaves. DH will probably get a week off work to help out but then it's back on me
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?: nothing really different, just survive

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Joined: 06/19/07
Posts: 229

All about Mommy!
Name: Cathryn AKA Cat
Age: 23
Occupation: Seamstress/Baker/WAHM/Pinup Model/Burlesque Dancer/Haunted House Actress/Public Nuisance LOL
Where did you grow up?: Michigan
Did you ever run away from home?: yes
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Axl Rose
Did you go to college? If so, where?: Regency Beauty Institute
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: 19
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 3
How many do you want now?: 2
Do you/are you BF?: I did
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: I love my kids, but I need my sanity
Do you have any hobbies?: See Occupation Wink
Have you ever traveled internationally?:BOO, no
Are you religious?: meh
What other boards do you frequent?: Usually June 2008 and TTCAL
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Loud, Outgoing, FUN
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I dance burlesque, usually under the sage name Candi Dangerous

The old Man!
Name: Phil
Age:Ancient..... LOL JK 32
Occupation:Student/Hospitality
When and where did you meet?: at a indie pro wrestling thing. he was performing, I was in catering. I cussed him out...
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yep 3/7/07
Is he the father of your kids?: yep. They kinda look like he polyped like coral TBH
Are you in agreement about having more?: HA!
Thing you love most about him: He's a dork
Thing that drives you nuts about him: He's a dork

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Ethan
Age:4
Quick summary of LOs birth: LONG. Epi. Sucked.
Stats: 7#4.5oz 20 1/4"
Latest Milestone: BIG! Boy turned 4 June 4
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Yay Kindergarten!
Describe LOs personality in one word: GOOFBALL
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? A Comedian (He once told a friend with a camera he "wasn't sexy yet, please no pics"
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: not yet
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Spiderman/Tansformers/his sissa
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Food lol
Name:Charlotte, Charlie, Chacha, fatfat, hunca monka, bratface....
Age:20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: FAST scary, renarded doctors.
Stats: 8#3oz 20" long 7.32pm 10/7/10
Latest Milestone: Recently went on diaper strike. Pooped on kitchen floor. YAY potty training! (5 days in panties!!!!)
Milestone you're most looking forward to: NO MORE DIAPERS!!!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Sassy
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? A drill sergeant
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: nope
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: her brother/food/princesses
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: Being told NO

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: My uterus jumped into oncoming traffic at the mention of the word lol
Do you want to be pregnant?: secretly, kind of. BUT my uterus jumps into oncoming traffic. *see above*
How far along are you?: no
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

I will post some in a bit

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Joined: 12/31/07
Posts: 1527

All about Mommy!
Name: Sarah
Age: 28
Occupation: I work PT (just 8 hrs a week) doing data entry
Where did you grow up?: a small town outside of Nottingham, UK
Did you ever run away from home?: No. My best friend ran away loads. She never got far, only ever behind the family bins Smile
Who was your first celebrity crush?: Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys. Actually he's still my no.1 celebrity crush.....
Did you go to college? If so, where?:Yes, only here it's University. And I went to Nottingham Trent
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: When I was little. I went off the idea when I was a teenager but was back wanting them from about the age of 22
How many kids did you want when you were younger?:3
How many do you want now?:3....
Do you/are you BF?: No. And I miss is so, so much Sad
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?:Not at all. If you lived with my boys you would feel the same Smile
Do you have any hobbies?:I love making and drawing. Right now my hobby is cake decorating. (Here is a link to the one's I've done so far if your interested http://pinterest.com/rubber_da_glove/cakes-i-ve-made/ )
Have you ever traveled internationally?: In this order...Paris (twice) Italy, Greece, Lanzarote, Egypt
Are you religious?: Kind of. I believe there has to be more to life than what we have now or there would be no point to living. I am technically Church of England but last time I went to church was to get married Smile
What other boards do you frequent?: Just Dec '08
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Tired lol
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I can turn my tongue 180o Smile

The old Man!
Name: Gavin
Age: 28
Occupation: Police
When and where did you meet?: at my 17th birthday party. He was invited by a friend of a friend
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, 5.5 years ago
Is he the father of your kids?:Erm...I hope so Smile
Are you in agreement about having more?:No
Thing you love most about him:He's funny. Oh and hot Biggrin
Thing that drives you nuts about him: he's so damn messy. He never picks up after himself or puts anything away. It's like having a 3rd child!!

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name:Alexander
Age:3.5
Quick summary of LOs birth:Water broke at 12am. 18 hours, he shot out like a bullet at the end and I needed lots of stitches.
Stats: 6lb 11oz. 50cm
Latest Milestone:counting/simple maths/letters/reading
Milestone you're most looking forward to: leaning to share!!
Describe LOs personality in one word: boy (I mean, he's really a typical boys, 100% man in training)
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? I think he's going to want to do something with a bit of adventure like his dad but I think he'll be a fireman
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?:pre school for 15 hours a week
LOs favorite thing in the world right now:it's a toss between Fireman Sam and Star Wars
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now:doing as he's told?!? *sigh*

Name:Tobey
Age: 21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth:Waters broke at 6am. Then nothing until 1pm. 10 hours from then and he was all nice and slow and serene and had just a couple of stitches.
Stats: 7lb8oz 48cm
Latest Milestone: talking. He's on 3 word sentences now and repeating everything people say (although not always coherently)
Milestone you're most looking forward to: him being less clingy. I can't go between rooms without him crying for me!!
Describe LOs personality in one word: Lovely
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?Something with less danger than DH or DS1, but something intelligent, maybe a barrister or something
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?:he goes to his grandparents while I work, not really day care Smile
LOs favorite thing in the world right now:hmm, there's a list. Everything is exciting right now...Dragons, trains, buses, helicopters, plains, toy story, batman, Mr Tumble.....
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now:His brother taking his toys....

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:No
Do you want to be pregnant?:This time next year...I have some serious negotiation with DH

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Joined: 12/28/09
Posts: 6564

All about Mommy!
Name: Wendy
Age: 28 (just)
Occupation: I work in Child Protection
Where did you grow up?: In Queensland, Australia
Did you ever run away from home?: On a weekly basis, I would pack my plastic tupperware briefcase (which I still have) and run away to the park until it got dark. My briefcase would have my teddey bear and a book
Who was your first celebrity crush?: I can't remember
Did you go to college? If so, where?:Yes, but same as Sarah here it is called university. I went to James Cook University
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: Pretty much forever
How many kids did you want when you were younger?:Lots
How many do you want now?:4
Do you/are you BF?: Yes
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: Thought about it, but it's not possible for us at this stage and not sure it would be good for Ronin
Do you have any hobbies?: Nope, I gave up all my hobbies when pregnant and can't f\do them or any hobbies anymore because of hubbies work
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Yes, Bali and New Zealand, bith were school trips
Are you religious?: Sort of. I am baptised and we got married in a church and all our kids will be baptised but we don't go to church every week or anything
What other boards do you frequent?: I lurk about a few places
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Over worked
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): Nothing really

The old Man!
Name: Lyle
Age: 28
Occupation: Apprentice chef
When and where did you meet?: Through my Dad just after my 19th birthday
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: Yes, 5 years in December
Is he the father of your kids?:Pretty sure
Are you in agreement about having more?:yes
Thing you love most about him: He can be really sweet and caring and looks after us hte best he can
Thing that drives you nuts about him: Some days every thing else

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name:Ronin
Age:21 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: C section because he was breech. Went into labour after water broke at 12:30pm, no contractions until after I drove myself to the hospital, so about 30-45 minutes later
Stats:
Latest Milestone: More words, more trouble
Milestone you're most looking forward to: everything
Describe LOs personality in one word: Crazy
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Builder, vet, something to do with trains, planes, boats, cars or motorbikes
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?:day care 5 days a week
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: It changes constantly what he loves one day he wants nothign to do with the next
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now:sleeping

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?:No
Do you want to be pregnant?:Yes

PICS!

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Joined: 07/24/06
Posts: 239

For someone who mostly lurks, this is a long one, but I'll see if I can get through most of it! Smile
All about Mommy!

Name: Dawn
Age: 32 Occupation: RN
Where did you grow up?: Iowa
Did you ever run away from home?: No
Who was your first celebrity crush?: didn't really get into celebrity stuff during the age of crushes Did you go to college? If so, where?: Yes, Augustana College, Sioux falls SD
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: forever
How many kids did you want when you were younger?: 4
How many do you want now?: I think 3
Do you/are you BF?: exclusively pumped DD (preemie unable to BF), BF DS til just over 1 year Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?: no
Do you have any hobbies?: I have hobbies - but nothing that I really have time for currently Sad play piano, I like to try to be crafty - simple sewing, painting etc, couponing, blogging
Have you ever traveled internationally?: Not much - out of the US I've been to Jamaica, Dominican Republic & Mexico
Are you religious?: Yes, Christian
What other boards do you frequent?: parents of preemies
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: ?thoughtful
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): can't think of of quickly

The old Man!
Name: Eric
Age: 33
Occupation: RN, starting school for his NP
When and where did you meet?: Working at a hospital - but were really set up on a blind date by a coworker of mine who was dating his roommate
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: yes, married 2005
Is he the father of your kids?: yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: Not really - he's good with two - I'm not done, yesterday he acknowledged that since I'm not going to give up on wanting more, he'd rather have them closer than further apart - so I think we need to get a move on Smile
Thing you love most about him: watching him interact with the kids brings a smile to my face! Thing that drives you nuts about him: he never puts things back in the same place - I swear he must have a hundred screw drivers around somewhere b/c if he can't find one, he just goes and buys another one!!!

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Olivia Age: 5 1/2
Quick summary of LOs birth: preterm labor & emergency Csection, born at 26 weeks 5 days - finally came home on her due date
Stats: oh dear, don't have her 5 yr check up info close by --- had her step on our scale the other day and she was 47 lbs, she's tall - usually 90th percentile
Latest Milestone: made huge progress in swimming lessons - loves to jump into the water for me to catch her!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: her learning to read
Describe LOs personality in one word: spunky
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up?haven't thought about it - she says a teacher
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: school/summer care part time
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: ?? enjoys making cake-pops on our Ipad Smile
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: listening to her mom & dad!

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Landon
Age: 20 months
Quick summary of LOs birth: after bedrest & contractions starting at 20 weeks, born at 40 week 4 days - VBAC, fairly quick labor - checked into L&D about noon - he was born about 3 hours later, cord was around his neck & having heart decels so needed an epiosiotomy & tore pretty bad - ouch!! don't like to remember that
Stats: about 30 lbs; hes' usually 80-90% height/weight
Latest Milestone: finally getting more words - today was BOO, last week was purple!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: More words so he can communicate with us
Describe LOs personality in one word: on-the-go - does that count as one word?
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? the only thing I can see him being at this point is a football player - he's a bit of a brute, plowing into/tackling us is great fun Smile
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: part time daycare
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: John Deere tractors, etc
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: brushing his teeth - HATES it

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: no
Do you want to be pregnant?: yes - as mentioned above, DH may be giving in - we have a vacation in August, so in my mind, maybe TTC after that - I kind of want to take the let's see what happens approach this time, not necessarily actively TTC - we'll see how long that lasts before I become impatient!

PICS!

DD at before her Pre-K graduation in May.

DS in a tub of balls in between playing outside in the sprinkler and pool.

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All about Mommy!
Name: Kaci
Age:32
Occupation:SAHM
Where did you grow up?:CA
Did you ever run away from home?:YES
Who was your first celebrity crush?:Patrick Swayze
Did you go to college? If so, where?:No
At what age did you know you wanted kids?: always!
How many kids did you want when you were younger?:4
How many do you want now?:4
Do you/are you BF?:yes
Have you ever home-schooled or thought about it?:Starting next year
Do you have any hobbies?:photography, reading, cooking, biking, painting, learning to sew, hosting/entertaining
Have you ever traveled internationally?:Mexico several times, that's it!
Are you religious?:no, but I am a Christian Wink
What other boards do you frequent?: none anymore, I'm too busy!
What word best describes you (other than MOM!)?: Just ONE word? CRAZY
Tell us something odd about yourself (bizarre bodily talent, ability to speak 20 languages, etc): I've lived in over 30 homes in my life!

The old Man!
Name:Joe
Age:32
Occupation: supervisor for restaurant kitchen equipment repair company
When and where did you meet?: when I was 15 at Taco Bell, through a mutual friend
Are you married? If so, when? If not, is it in the works?: 9 years next month
Is he the father of your kids?: yes
Are you in agreement about having more?: yes
Thing you love most about him: his integrity, loyalty, and he's pretty much the smartest person I know
Thing that drives you nuts about him: can be smug and/or insensitive

The Kiddo(s) (Copy and Paste for all kiddos)
Name: Jacob 5.5, Josiah 3.5, Owen 20 months
Age: see above
Quick summary of LOs birth: All 3 were hospital births, and got easier with each baby!
Stats: all 3 were between 8-8.5 lbs.
Latest Milestone: Jacob just lost his first tooth yesterday, Josiah is learning how to draw people, and Owen can jump off the bed and land on his feet!
Milestone you're most looking forward to: Owen STTN
Describe LOs personality in one word: Jacob=sweetheart, Josiah=firecracker, Owen=pistol
What do you think LO will be he/she grows up? Jacob=some sort of artist or maybe a youth pastor, Josiah=salesman or missionary, Owen=missionary
Is LO in daycare (school for the older set)?: they're all home with mama
LOs favorite thing in the world right now: Owen LOVES youtube videos. Especially Daft Punk's Robot Rock
LOs least favorite thing in the world right now: showers

Pregnancy!
Are you pregnant?: no
Do you want to be pregnant?: someday, just once more
How far along are you?:
Do you know the sex? Will you be finding out?:
Have you felt the baby?:
How are you feeling/sleeping/etc.?:
What's your weight gain goal?:
What's your birth plan?:
Are you excited for the birth?:
How long will your maternity leave be if you're taking one?:
What do you plan to do differently when this LO arrives?:

PICS!
Belly pics! Kid pics! Family pics! PICS PICS PICS!!

Here are the most recents of my 3 boys:
Owen after water play

Josiah being a stinker

Jacob after his school play last month