Mommy Getting to Know You!

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Mommy Getting to Know You!
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 10:01am

I think there is an earlier version of this somewhere, but we seem to be getting lots of new mommies lately, so I thought I'd start a new one.

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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 9:25am

Name? Stephenie

EDD? 8.28.12

Was this baby a surprise or planned? Planned surprise... Wasn't planning on catching the egg this time as I thought I would be O'ing on the Backstreet Boys cruise (that's right, I said Backstreet Boys cruise).. I even joked to my husband that if I turned up pregnant this month it would be Nick or AJ's baby.

Are you a...SAHM or work in/out of the home? Currently working outside the home. Hoping for that to change

Are you having any cravings or is there anything you cannot eat right now? A particular pizza place. (I live on Long Island... so we have no less than 12 pizza joints in a mile radius... heaven)

Who have you told so far about your pregnancy? Everyone. I'm terrible at keeping secrets.

Do you have any pets? Our oversized Pomeranian, Jeter

If you watch...what is your favorite reality show on TV? I've pretty much given up Bravo TV now..... But I do watch Cake Bozz & the Next Great Baker with my 4yo (she's sucha

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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 9:51am

LOL, it's a pretty sweet gig most days, for sure. It literally fell in my lap, too. I work for a small company, and over half of our employees work from home -- everywhere from CA to NY. Hubby got a job offer here in TX, and was waffling on whether he should take it because we have to have two incomes and I love my job so mcuh, and so to seal the deal for him I had a pow-wow with my managing partner and asked if I could work from TX. He cleared it with the other partners, hubby took the job, and that was pretty much that. So, I've only been doing this for about 6 months. I have a solid rep for being good at what I do, so that worked in my favor.

TBH, I'm a bit concerned about how this will work with the new baby. I know for the first year it will be ok since baby won't be too mobile, but after that... I hate the idea of putting him/her in daycare (just my personal preference not to -- not knocking anyone who does), but it probably will be a reality for us at some point. I probably shouldn't even worry about it, but I'm a planner by nature (except when it comes to getting pregnant -- I've only planned 2 of 6 pregnancies, LOL).

Anyhoo.

You know, I totally forgot about the food tv shows -- I never really think of those as reality tv but I suppose some of them are. I love the ones with cakes, too. :)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 1:16pm

Name?

Anabelle

EDD?

8-8-12

Was this baby a surprise or planned?

BIG Surprise (I was on the pill!)

Are you a...SAHM or work in/out of the home?

This is my first baby, but

Expecting baby #1 August 8th 2012! It's a girl!
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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 3:22pm
oh.em.gee!!! i was a total bsb fan when i was younger...and nick carter still holds a special place in my heart lol. so this may sound dumb, but were they actually there on the cruise w you all?
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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 5:54pm

Name? Chelsey

EDD?

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 12:37pm

Yes! Yesterday was Nick's Birthday in fact.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 5:08pm

Hellooo!!!

Name? Megan

EDD? Aug 29th, 2012

Was this baby a surprise or planned? Surprise!!

Are you a...SAHM or work in/out of the home? I work outside the home, but I would like to be a SAHM after the baby comes, but if that's not possible due to finances than I'm hoping for part-time work from home

Are you having any cravings or is there anything you cannot eat right now? I've been craving milkshakes. There are a few smells here and there that turn me off but nothing too bad

Who have you told so far about your pregnancy? Our immediate family and some close friends, we will spread the word to everyone else after our ultrasound on the 16th!

Do you have any pets? No :( but we would like a dog eventually!

If you watch...what is your favorite reality show on TV? My guilty pleasures are the Bachelor and Survivor, otherwise we're HBO people!

Your favorite food (either in general or when pregnant)? I love Indian food!!!!!!

Do you have any tattoos or body piercings? Only my ears are pierced, I've always wanted a tattoo but can never decide on what or where

What is your dream job? As cheesy as it is, I've always wanted to be a SAHM, who maybe volunteers or works part-time when the kids are older. Hubby is a writer so finances are not always stable, so we'll see how it goes!

What is your favorite band or genre of music? I love all kinds of music, ranging from classic rock or folk to pop and hip hop! Whatever fits my mood

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 10:12pm

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 11:06pm

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 5:38am

Hi, Megan!

I don't think wanting to be a SAHM is cheesy at all! :) I did it almost solid from the time I was pregnant with our 1st until our 3rd was 4 years old, with just a stint as a student/employee for 2 years when Libby was little. So, about 11 years. While there were moments that were challenging, overall it was really the best time of my life. There are days where I miss it so much, just having the flexibility to do whatever we wanted when we wanted to. Not having to budget time for appointments and museum and zoo trips. And with being pregnant, it would be soooo nice to have more time to rest. I'm just spread too thin these days.

But alas, we need two incomes anymore with the three children and the fourth on the way, and really, I love my job. Now, if I didn't work from home, I'd probably figure out a way to be a SAHM again. I'm lucky that I've got this gig, for sure. :)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8