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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu March 24th, 2011, 7:49 pm

Had a work "brain-storming" day today and my team won the quiz; we got to pick from a lucky dip of prizes, and I got a DVD of the TV series (1996) "Our Friends in the North". I never saw this first time round and everyone says it's brilliant, so I was very pleased. Now I just have to put aside 10 hours to watch it!
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed March 30th, 2011, 6:01 am

Well I am finally feeling like I can let out the news.....

We are going to be welcoming baby number 3 to our family! I had my second ultrasound today (19 weeks) which has made me feel a lot more confident about the pregnancy. At 12 weeks I had the ultrasound checking for Down's Syndrome and while the actual measurement they took from the ultrasound image was good, the blood tests they do at the same time were a bit out. I opted out of having an amnio (rate of miscarriage was greater). The over risk was still lower than the risk for my age without testing (I am 38), but also a lot higher than it was for my previous pregnancies. Apparently, the lower blood tests can also indicate other possible risks like slower growth, early labour, pre eclampsia.

So today, the scan was good and baby is growing spot on for dates, and I am relieved.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed March 30th, 2011, 7:02 am

Whoo Hoo! Keep us updated!

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed March 30th, 2011, 8:43 am

Congrats, Amanda! thanks for letting us know. I'm sure it will all go smoothly.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed March 30th, 2011, 9:04 am

Congrats Amanda.
Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed March 30th, 2011, 3:06 pm

That's wonderful news, Amanda. Congratulations!

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed March 30th, 2011, 4:23 pm

Congratulations, Amanda!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed March 30th, 2011, 8:10 pm

Congratulations, Amanda! The wonderful thing about being pregnant is that even if you didn't get anything done in a day, you still made important progress. ;)
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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Elysium
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Location: Finland
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Postby Elysium » Tue April 12th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Leidy gave birth today. I don't own the horse but I umm, take care of it? Don't know the actual word for it. I'm bad with horse terminology in english :p

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue April 12th, 2011, 10:21 pm

What sex is the foal? I miss llama births, now that we have sold off the breeding females.
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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