Updating the site. Check in here....

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Updating the site. Check in here....
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Sat, 11-28-2009 - 4:18pm

Okay, so I'm going to be updating the site and giving it a facelift (I can't help it... I love spiffing things up!) and when I was looking at things, I noticed a LOT of stuff wasn't updated and some of the people on there, I haven't seen around at all!

So, as part of the redesign, I'm going to make little profile pages for each person. :) If you want to be on the site, check in here. Fill out the following form. Remember, it's all option. Do as much, or as little, as you want.

Name:
Age:
Partner's name:
Other children:
General Location:
Waiting until:
Reasons for waiting:
Goal Checklist: (Won't it be fun to keep track of the goals we're achieving before TTC?)
Anything to add?:
Ticker Code: (if you want a ticker displayed, please paste the code here, but make sure to keep the "Check here if HTML tags are in the message" UNCHECKED. Otherwise, I can't snag your code!)

And of course, a photo. Any photo. Dosen't even have to be of you. it can be a signature, a graphic. Anything. :) I'll resize it and create the link to your profile with it. :D

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I am a BIRTH DOULA.

You can visit my DOULA SITE and my BABY BOUTIQUE of handmade baby carriers, cloth diapers, nursing pads, slings and more by going to BebeBreeze

I graduated from being a TEEN MOM.

I recovered from 6 years of ANOREXIA.

I am in my sophomore year of being PRE-MED.

I design, sew and sell BABY PRODUCTS.

I have been MARRIED for almost 3 years.

I use CLOTH DIAPERS.

My son is exclusively BREASTFED.

I have donated my MILK to 8 other babies in need.

I keep a BLOG at http://www.anotherteenmom.com

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Sat, 11-28-2009 - 7:16pm

Name: Victoria
Age: 28
Partner's name: DH, 40
Other children: none
General Location: East Coast, USA
Waiting until: October 2010
Reasons for waiting: Lose weight, manage chronic pain, buy condo
Goal Checklist: sure!
Anything to add?: My TTC date keeps changing, I still don't know!
Ticker Code:

And of course, a photo: You can use my siggy: Photobucket


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Registered: 04-29-2006
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 10:45am

Cool, thanks for doing this, I definitely wouldn't be able to take the time to update it. I don't know how you have time with all your crazy life, haha! But thanks!

Name: Becki
Age: 24
Partner's name: Paul (25)
Other children: none
General Location: Massachusetts
Waiting until: Nov 2010
Reasons for waiting: Finances and Paul to be ready!
Goal Checklist: New car, Weight under 200 pounds, emergency backup in bank
Anything to add?: It might be before November 2010, Paul goes back and forth all the time! :-)
Ticker Code:

Oh, and you can use this siggy!
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Proud CL of Waiting to Try

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Registered: 12-28-2006
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 11:41am
Name: Jay
Age: 25
Partner's name: DF (26)
Other children: Our dog, Lu
General Location: NC
Waiting until: Summer 2011
Reasons for waiting: Get married, finish graduate school, our one year wedding anniversary
Goal Checklist: (Won't it be fun to keep track of the goals we're achieving before TTC?) Fine by me!
Anything to add?: Nope
Ticker Code: Daisypath
 
 
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Registered: 10-20-2007
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 5:12pm

Hi, I'm new here!

Name: Cindy 32, Ashley 33 (yes, Ashley is DH's name)
Other children: Amanda, 18 months
General Location: Washington State
Waiting until: I am torn on this! DH wants to wait until July of 2010

Reasons for waiting: DH. I am really torn on this. I feel my biological clock ticking, and worry that if we wait too long, I will be too old. I turn 33 in January, so that means that if I conceive next July, I will be 34 by the time the child is born. Also, finances are a concern. We do not have the recommended "6 months savings" in the bank, and last time I was on bed rest and could not bring in any money! We also cannot afford a house, and would be very cramped in our two bedroom condo! However, I cannot see us being able to afford a house next year either.. so I am torn. It seems like there will never be a good time "financially" to conceive! I keep thinking that I need to lose weight too.

Goal Checklist: Lose baby weight from number 1. Save money over the next year so we can be in a better situation if I have to go on bedrest again.

I'm not sure what to do, but I am joining you gals hoping that I can find the will to wait to conceive.. because now doesn't seem the right time. I need to find a way to suppress the baby urges!!

Cindy

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 6:49pm

Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you joined us! Welcome to the board! :)

I can relate to a lot of what you wrote: I too have been hit with health issues and have not been able to work. The "Pain Issues" board is fabulous for support! And I gained weight because of it, hence why I want to lose some before we TTC. Feel free to join me on the "Losing Weight before TTC" board because losing weight is hard and we all need support in the journey! :)

Three years ago, we were stressed about money with hardly any savings, until I took on the budget with a passion and worked on it, on one income. We now have an 8-month emergency fund and are on our way to hopefully buy a 3-bedroom condo next year. I heartly recommend financial guru Suze Orman, because thanks to her, we have our financial life together!! It's not easy, it might take time, but I know you can do it!!! Could you try to stay in your 2-bedroom condo or perhaps buy a 3-bedroom one? I don't think a house is necessary in order to start a family, many people successfully do it even renting a small apartment!

I wish you the best of luck on your journey! :))

Victoria


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Registered: 04-29-2006
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 8:54pm
Welcome to the board Cindy! Please post an introduction thread for yourself! Glad to have you with us.


Proud CL of Waiting to Try
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Registered: 10-20-2007
Sun, 11-29-2009 - 10:34pm

That's so funny that you mentioned Suze.. because I actually watched her show last night, and promptly "freaked out" at everything she was saying, and seeing how much others had stored up in savings. I felt my blood pressure rise! What source of hers did you use? Is there a book you could recommend?

Yes, we could make it in a 2 bedroom condo.. it would be tight for sure! We are already crowded, but were denied a loan.. so staying put. Plus, I guess it would be hard to sell the one we have..

Cindy

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Mon, 11-30-2009 - 2:34am

Name: Katie

Age: 26

Partner's name: James (he is deceased and was 57 at the time of death and was husband)

Other children: 2 grown stepsons and 5 year old grandson

General Location: Kansas

Waiting until: Early-Mid 2010

Reasons for waiting: Waiting to research more about potential birth defects/disorders due to chemical exposures in Iraq that led to dh's cancer and ultimately his death.

Goal Checklist: (Won't it be fun to keep track of the goals we're achieving before TTC?) Just research more until I find answers I am comfortable with before bringing a child into the world.

Anything to add?: I will be doing IVF with ICSI since dh is deceased.

The ticker code to use: AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers

My photo/siggy code to use: Photobucket

RIP James. I love you!!


RIP James, my husband my hero




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Registered: 12-10-2007
Thu, 12-03-2009 - 6:18pm

I'm new, but plan on being here for a while...


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Registered: 08-12-2006
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 1:44am

Name: Tiffany
Age: 29
Partner's name: Rob, 38
Other children: Erin 32 months and Lily 17 months
General Location: Eastern Virginia
Waiting until: August 2010-October 2010
Reasons for waiting: I need a job, getting our own place, losing weight



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