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Week 23 intros!

Hi Bumpies,

Welcome to Week 23! Use this questionnaire to introduce yourself.  

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Screen name:  

Due date:  

What you do:  

How you met your SO

Fur babies:  

Loves:   

Hates:  

Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  

Favorite book:  

I've been on TB since...:  

Something interesting about yourself:  

How I like my potatoes:  

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  • Screen name:  cbrocco

    Due date:   January 4, 2013

    What you do:   Teacher

    How you met your SO: Sailing 

    Fur babies:  ?

    Loves:   Food hahah

    Hates:  Noting

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  None yet, but waiting

    Favorite book:  Gone With The Wind

    I've been on TB since...:  Now sure what TB is?

    Something interesting about yourself: Animal commercials always make me cry  

    How I like my potatoes:  French Fried

  • Screen name: Lhurst 

    Due date:  01/06/13

    What you do: Sr. Loan Specialist for JP Morgan Chase 

    How you met your SO: Online

    Fur babies:  teacup shorkie named Camden

    Loves:   my family

    Hates: ignorant individuals 

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  zucchini

    Favorite book:  Little Black Girl Lost

    I've been on TB since...:  05/2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  I love meeting new people

    How I like my potatoes:  baked and loaded

  • Screen name:  pennyblossom42

    Due date:  February 4, 2013

    What you do:  Homemaker

    How you met your SO: Match.com

    Fur babies:  Golden retriever- Molly, chihuahua-Caesar, 3 cats Oliver, Zoey & Callie

    Loves:   Animals

    Hates:  

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  gummy worms

    Favorite book:  right now... 50 Shades ;-)

    I've been on TB since...:  (I'm guessing TB=The Bump) I used the knot for my wedding which was May 14 2011. Found out I was pregnant May 2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  

    How I like my potatoes:  chips

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  • Screen name: ImaniJ55

    Due date:  February 19th 2013

    What you do:  SAHM

    How you met your SO: Going out with friends

    Fur babies:  ...

    Loves:   Sleeping

    Hates:  All the Peeing

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Spaghetti

    Favorite book:  WTEWYE

    I've been on TB since...:  I found out I was pregnant

    Something interesting about yourself:  Im a painter

    How I like my potatoes:  pan fried

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  • Screen name:  Melikakue

    Due date:  2/16/13

    What you do:  Government Contractor

    How you met your SO:  We went to high school together

    Fur babies:  Queensland heeler puppy, Lacie

    Loves:   These days... A good nights sleep! Also quality foods, wine, and a good book.

    Hates:  meh... Lots of little things, nothing major I can think of

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  chocolate. I'm not usually big on sweets, but apparently the baby is! 

    Favorite book:  Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, my ultimate reference book! 

    I've been on TB since...:  July 2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  Fall is my favorite time of the year

    How I like my potatoes:  Mashed, with garlic and butter

  •  Hi, I am new to this. I have a 10mth old baby girl, and am now 23weeks pregnant with a twins!
  • Screen name:  Topsy

    Due date:  02/16/2013

    What you do:  Accountant transitioning into Education

    How you met your SO: Through a Mutual Friend

    Fur babies:  Fluffy, my teddy bear

    Loves:   Good music, dancing, happy people, kids

    Hates:  Mean People

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Hot Spicy Food

    Favorite book:  The Secret

    I've been on TB since...:  I found out I was preggie

    Something interesting about yourself:  I am a first-time preggy Big Smile

    How I like my potatoes:  French-fried

  • Screen name:  Can't remember. Darn preggo brain!

    Due date:  March 25th (but having a C-section a week before)

    What you do:  Outpatient Surgery Insurance Collections

    How you met your SO: We went to Middle and High School together, though he was a year older then me, it never really worked out back then. We reconnected 3 years ago via Facebook.

    Fur babies:  Two of the most fantastic felines ever. My husband's Siamese once stray cat, Bones. And my all black shorthair baby, Bandit.

    Loves:   Being in the sun, boating, Hawkeyes Football, Movies, Volleyball, Boardgames, Camping, Listening to music, Going to comedy shows, Lazy Sundays, Hot Showers, Cudding with my husband.

    Hates:  Rudeness, Iowa Winters, being bored, close-minded people.

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Hot Chocolate, and Milk (not together).

    Favorite book:  Anything by Jodi Piccoult

    I've been on TB since...:  June? I was on the Knot first.

    Something interesting about yourself: This is my 3rd baby. I am a terrible cook. I need to take some classes at the community college. Good thing babies like basic foods :)

    How I like my potatoes:  Either as french fries, or has hashbrowns that are shredded, or as a baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits, or as mashed potatoes with garlic. (I guess I really like potatoes....)

  • Screen name:  Thursdaysangel

    Due date:  April 3rd 2013

    What you do:  Currently just a full time, soon-to-be-mama and fiance.

    How you met your SO: Through my Father. Him and his family were friends of my Father and our family was invited to their house for pizza and movies. I was only 14 at the time but fell madly in love with this man whom I finally made my own 8 years later.

    Fur babies:  I am captivated by my sweet little kitties, three very lovely heart breakers. All boys, Shady, Eminem and Marshall. Currently housing and loving two abandoned, feral kittens - Girls, Gizmo and Patty. All and all, in order... A grey tabby, a solid grey, a siamese-half-breed, a grey and white and a black and white.

    Loves:  My Fiance, My soon to be born baby boy, My kitties, Pasta, Cheese, Orange Juice, Happy stuff, Movies, Wrapping presents, Baking yummy things, playing games and hanging out with my two best friends.

    Hates:  Not feeling well.... fights, stress and bills.

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: Anything with ranch dressing, BBQ Sauce or Miracle Whip. Orange Juice, Pasta, Any type of Potato and Ice Cream.

    Favorite book:  The Mediator Series

    I've been on TB since...:  August of 2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  In relation to the question below, true story... I was over for dinner at my Fiances families house and his Mother had made home made French Fries but she thought they turned out terrible. I thought they were delicious! but before I knew it she tossed all of them in the trash and I had a sudden urge to dive into the garbage can after them... I resisted, thankfully. At that point I had no idea I was pregnant but I should've known something was up because I had never wanted French Fries SO badly in my life! lol.

    How I like my potatoes:  Mashed Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes, Au Gratin Potatoes, French Fries, Potato Pancakes - You name it, this baby and me LOVE potatoes!

    My apologies for the Bold getting a little stuck, off and on in this post. Sorry.

    -Thursday

    Our precious little miracle caught us by surprise 2 years after giving up.

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  • Screen name:  mrs amfj
    Due date:  10 April

    What you do:  journalist

    How you met your SO: at work 

    Fur babies:  none (yet)

    Loves: new experiences, travel, my husband, sleeping in, christmas time

    Hates: pineapple, flat hair, humidity, waking up before my alarm  

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: fresh strawberries 

    Favorite book:  'She's Come Undone', also 'World War Z'

    I've been on TB since...:  August 2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  I've lived in 5 countries in the past 5 years

    How I like my potatoes: au gratin, or roasted
  • Screen name:  mandirahrah

    Due date:  April 9th, 2013

    What you do:  House wife

    How you met your SO:  Through a friend of a friend

    Fur babies:  4 cats (3 mix, 1 siamese/calico), 1 dog (american pit bull, a sweet heart!)

    Loves:   Reading, games, cooking, photography, being pregnant!

    Hates:  Pretty much just celery.

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Poutine and apple juice (not together)

    Favorite book:  Ruby by VC Andrews

    I've been on TB since...:  I started planning my pregnancy around early 2011

    Something interesting about yourself:  I tend to seem very outgoing but I'm an introvert and get embarrassed easily.

    How I like my potatoes:  Mashed with chunks

  • Screen name:  addiebump

    Due date:  18 April 2013

    What you do:  Work for the government

    How you met your SO:  He was my neighbor. Smile

    Fur babies:  2 yorkies..brother and sister

    Loves:   My family and friends

    Hates:  Rude people

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Orange juice

    Favorite book:  Water for Elephants

    I've been on TB since...:  October 2012

    Something interesting about yourself:  

    How I like my potatoes:  I love all potatoes, except tater tots...are they even potatoes..haha! Big Smile

  • Screen name: Mishinky

    Due date:  April 28th 2013

    What you do:  did Category Management for an oil co. Now I'm embrassing being a Mummy :

    How you met your SO: High School Sweethearts

    Fur babies: 3 kitties that I love to death and who will be very jealous and confused in a few months time... :s

    Loves: Shoes!!! Can't wait to wear all my rediculously high heels again!!!

    Hates: Very little  

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: all that is sweet, bring on the icecream coated in gummy bears on an oreo cookie bed : 

    Favorite book: no judging... The Harry Potter series is by far my fave, followed by Lord of the Rings geek alert!!  

    I've been on TB since: I found out I was pregnant 

    Something interesting about yourself: I love to write poems and short stories. 

    How I like my potatoes: in my tummy!! Mmmmmm potatoes!!!! :
  • Due date:  May 14, 2013

    What you do:  Medical Writer

    How you met your SO: Online 13 years ago

    Fur babies:  Guinness a black lab and Autumn a calico cat

    Loves:   singing

    Hates:  my alarm clock

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  uuhhh wellll......

    Favorite book:  i read alot but dont really have a favorite, just finished Fifty shades

    I've been on TB since...:  last week

    Something interesting about yourself:  I'm having a baby with a gestational carrier and to answer the question above more accurately,  i dont have any cravings but my carrier is always craving giant cheese burgers

    How I like my potatoes:  boiled   i'm irish

  • Screen name: nikaleigh

    Due date: 5/18/13

    What you do: daycare teacher

    How you met your SO: at a wawa in Pennsylvania actually

    Fur babies: my black lab Maggie

    Loves: Anything chocolate and of course sleeping

    Hates: being cold

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: hmmm none so far but I do really like buffalo chicken

    Favorite book: don't really have a favorite but I do really like Heather Graham

    I've been on TB since...: I found out I've been pregnant

    Something interesting about yourself:

    How I like my potatoes: mashed
  • Due date: May 20, 2013

    What you do: Dental Hygienist

    How you met your SO: Through Friends

    Fur babies: A puppy named Pickles

    Loves: My baby bump, decaf skinny vanilla lattes, pizza, oranges

    Hates: not much of anything

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: ramen noodles Veggie sandwich from Jimmy Johns

    Favorite book: 50 shades

    I've been on TB since...: few months

    Something interesting about yourself: hmmmm I'm not sure

    How I like my potatoes: baked with butter, sour cream, chives, cheese and garlic!
  • Screen name:  Pablaida

    Due date:  May 18, 2013

    What you do:  Student

    How you met your SO:  Met in church when we were 9 years old.

    Fur babies:  Nano - my black great dane

    Loves:   Reading and eating

    Hates:  selfish people

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Carbonated drinks especially Malta

    Favorite book:  Too many to choose from

    I've been on TB since...:  I started TTC several years ago

    Something interesting about yourself:  

    How I like my potatoes:  Any way you serve it I'll take it, but I prefer as little toppings as possible. 

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  • Screen name:  nikel613

    Due date:  June 6, 2013

    What you do:  I work as administrative support at a nursing college.  I kind of run around and do a lot of different stuff.

    How you met your SO: We met at Walmart in college while we were both working there.

    Fur babies:  Izzy-5 and Quinton-2; Both are dogs.

    Loves:   Reading, sleeping, and generally enjoying myself.

    Hates:  My SIL saying, "I totally called it!" every single time it is mentioned we are having a girl.  It's just kind of annoying!

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  Soy Sauce.  Every so often, I just want to lick the bottle and then I'm okay.

    Favorite book:  The Princess Bride (also my fav movie)

    I've been on TB since...:  Oh my!  I think since September or October.

    Something interesting about yourself:  I tend to retain everything I read, so I am that one person with useless knowledge.  When it becomes useful, I get so excited!

    How I like my potatoes:  Baked, unless it is my dad's mashed potatoes.

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  • Screen name:  dlBinger61713

    Due date:  6/17/13

    What you do:  Recently laid off from Switch Programming department for a phone company. Searching...

    How you met your SO: Years ago, when I was 20, I tripped over his legs in a crowded den where a Bible Study was underway.

    Fur babies:  None

    Loves:   God, patting my baby bump, autumn in the mountains, romping with my nephews, baking apple and pecan pies, Christmas, historical or comedic books, a good roller coaster, wine (those last two NOT when pregnant!) 

    Hates:  Workplace laziness, thoughtless things people say to you when you're pregnant (ie. "Sure you aren't having twins?"-if I had a nickle for every time I heard that...), my husband working 3rd shift (except I get the bed all to myself!), beets (taste and smell like dirt)

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  I was never a sweet tooth. Always preferred salty foods before pregnancy. But I must confess I can't stay away from chocolate! I also crave potato-crusted flounder from Bob Evan's. Hehe.

    Favorite book:  Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice and a funny and insightful book about the way the French raise their children, from an American woman's perspective, called "Bringing Up Bebe" by Pamela Druckerman.

    I've been on TB since...:  Since I found out I was pregnant, in mid October 2012.

    Something interesting about yourself:  I write poetry when the mood strikes, sing in a worship band at church, am an identical twin, draw portraits and am making a concerted effort to learn how to crochet and to play the guitar.

    How I like my potatoes:  mashed with lots of butter, sour cream, garlic and chives

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  • Screen name:  Llamachops

    Due date:  24th June 2013

    What you do:  I am a business Analyst

    How you met your SO: In a bar

    Fur babies:  Missy the Cat and Iyo the dog

    Loves:   Reading

    Hates:  Competive sports

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  No cravings just aversions to meat, particulary chicken

    Favorite book:  The life of Pi, the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime

    I've been on TB since...:  I found out I was pregnant at 10 weeks

    Something interesting about yourself:  I am half Australian, half English

    How I like my potatoes:  Mashed

  • Screen name:  MisStarr

    Due date:  July 13 2013

    What you do: Student/Stay-at-home mom

    How you met your SO: cafeteria in high school

    Fur babies:  Dogs: Jude and Khaleesi Birds: Vea, Bella, Marvel, and Penne

    Loves:   Reading and cooking

    Hates:  Mistreatment of people and animals

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  I have never been a huge pizza fan but now I feel like I can't get enough.

    Favorite book:  The Aisling Grey series by Katie Mac Alister

    I've been on TB since...:  Since I was about 5 weeks.

    Something interesting about yourself:  I socialize parrots at a bird shelter

    How I like my potatoes:  baked with butter, salt, bacon, and cheese

  • cbrocco:

    LOL!  I am so glad I am not the only one crying at animal commercials.  I literally have to leave the room or change the channel when that Sarah McLaughlin - animal rescue commercial comes on!

     Good luck!

  • Screen name: yleniarizzoli

    Due date: 27 July 2013

    What you do: Marketing Manager

    How you met your SO: We worked together for a temporary project

    Fur babies: a parrot named Kokko

    Loves: Spicy Asian food in general. My favourite food is black pepper crab.

    Hates: Creams, very sweet food, mayonnaise

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: Black pepper crab

    Favorite book: The little prince

    I've been on TB since...: May 2012

    Something interesting about yourself: I lived 13 years in a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean (in the Maldives)... a wonderful experience! i met DH there and we conceived our DD there

    How I like my potatoes: roasted baby potatoes

  • Screen name: iluvyou817

    Due date: 8.10.13

    What you do: Implementation Consultant, Healthcare Software

    How you met your SO: Swing Dancing

    Fur babies: Fish that my parents now watch since I travel 95% domestically and my husband also travels unpredictably with the Navy sometimes.

    Loves: Dancing, running, reading, high heels, when I don't take on too much to do and have time for myself

    Hates: worrying

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: Lemonade, fresh fruits, Wendy's chocolate frosty's

    Favorite book:

    I've been on TB since...:

    Something interesting about yourself: 

    How I like my potatoes:

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  • Screen name:  jhaley3077

    Due date:  Aug 19, 2013

    What you do:  At the moment staying home playing wife and mommy-to-be and being babysitter to my 2 yr old grandson when I can.

    How you met your SO: His dad introduced us

    Fur babies:  Several

    Loves:   My family

    Hates:  To many to list since I became pregnant

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:  None to speek of so far

    Favorite book:  Who has time to read anymore. Cant focus long enough to read anything

    I've been on TB since...:  Was on The Knot first

    Something interesting about yourself:  I have two older children and a 2 yr old grandson that I love to spend time with whenever I can.

    How I like my potatoes:  Any way I can get them.

  • Screen name:  sarah3523

    Due date:  Oct 18th

    What you do:  physical therapist

    How you met your SO:  Uconn

    Fur babies:  none

    Loves:   running

    Hates:  leg cramps!

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far:   lemon and lime flavors

    Favorite book:  too many

    I've been on TB since...:  i got pregnant

    Something interesting about yourself:  ?

    How I like my potatoes:  sweet potatoes!

  • Screen name: stephienicky

    Due date: 10/21/2013

    What you do: Supervisor for the Eligibility Assistance department

    How you met your SO: At work

    Fur babies: Lola the spoiled Yorkie and Lily the cat

    Loves: Life

    Hates: My swollen feet :

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: soups, fruits specially watermelon, ice cream cake.

    Favorite book:

    I've been on TB since...: I got pregnant

    Something interesting about yourself: my unique sense of humor

    How I like my potatoes: French fries, baked potato, mashed potato
  • Screen name: moonlitrose25

    Due date:   11/17/13

    What you do: Payroll Specialist

    How you met your SO: Online

    Fur babies: Nope

    Loves: Manicures, pedicure and pregnancy massages!

    Hates: Not being able to sleep because of bathroom visits and humidity!

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: Peanut Butter

    Favorite book: Flowers in the Attic

    I've been on TB since...:  March/2013

    Something interesting about yourself:

    How I like my potatoes:  Every Way! 

  • Screen name: kamahaffey47

    Due date: November 21st

    What you do: Insurance Sales + a thousand other hobbies...

    How you met your SO:  Halloween Party

    Fur babies:  Anouk (Siberian Husky) and Dakota (Pomeranian)

    Loves: Reading, Running, Movies

    Hates: Ignorance

    Biggest pregnancy cravings so far: Chocolate Ice Cream

    Favorite book:  I couldn't possibly pick one...

    I've been on TB since...:  I got the +

    Something interesting about yourself: I LOVE snow :)

    How I like my potatoes:  Baked and Loaded :)

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