Thursday, May 19, 2011

Say Hello!

According to Google Friend connect over on the right, there are at least 293 of you out there who read my blog!  By now you probably know quite a bit about me and my family.  I'd really like to learn more about you.

Please post a comment and say Hi! 
  • Who are you? 
  • Where are you from? 
  • Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. 
  • How did you come across my blog?
  • How long have you been reading?
  • Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
I really look forward to seeing your responses :)

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P.S. Carina will cry like this if you don't say Hi!

51 words of geekdom:

Alyssa said...

Who are you?
Alyssa! From the Bump :)

Where are you from?
Alberta Canada

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
DH - married Sept 28, 07
DD - born Oct 13, 09
DS - born Dec 14, 10
TTC #3!

How did you come across my blog?
From theBump when you were TTC

How long have you been reading?
Since before you were pregnant with Carina!

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
More posts. Not pictures, reviews, saving strategies etc. I want to see more of your posts like "Failing" from May 17. Not for you to fail, but how it was a real post. Your thoughts, feeling, written truth. Know what I mean?

natalie8784 said...

Natalie (natalie8784 on thebump)

A smallllll Ohio town

Just me and DH, trying to get pregnant :)

I always love your comments and advice on thebump, so I started following the blog

About 4 months I would say

I love the posts about what works with Carina and what doesn't as far as baby gear goes. I find it really useful as someone who *hopefully* will need all the gear in the future. I really like the saving strategies as well. I really like it all haha.

Lindsey said...

Who are you?

Lindsey

Where are you from?

NC originally, in OK now because of the military

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.

Almost 11 weeks pregnant

How did you come across my blog?

The Bump

How long have you been reading?

Probably since Middle February

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?

I love the advice you give from your experiences. I know that will help me so much in December being a new mom. I will go back and re-read your blog!

Elizabeth said...

Who are you?
Elizabeth
Where are you from?
Texas--Austin and San Antonio
Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
I'm married and I have one baby girl, Hannah, also born in January.
How did you come across my blog?
I'm really not sure! I've been in the blog world so long that I'm sure I just clicked through on someone else's blog roll.
How long have you been reading?
A couple of months? I tend to lurk for a while--sorry!
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
Like someone else said, I like your thoughtful posts--how you're feeling and what you're doing.

Lacey said...

I'm Lacey from Charlotte, NC. I'm pregnant with my first. I was on TTGP on The Bump when I came across your blog...I don't follow everyone...just the ones I find interesting so feel special!

I have pretty much registered for everything you've recommended so far, so those are definitely my favorite types of posts. But I love it all really, especially pictures....good job fellow blogger!

I may actually steal this little survey deal for my blog...if that's okay! ;)

funkylindsay.com said...

Hi there!

Who are you? - Lindsay at http://funkylindsay.com

Where are you from? - Ontario, Canada

Tell me about your family. My hubby Rob and I have been married since 2007. Our baby boy was born in February 2011. We are thrilled!

How did you come across my blog? Cloth Diaper contest via TWITTER.

How long have you been reading? I am pretty new - but I would like to spend some time looking through your archives :)

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of in my blog? I love the geeky stories and pics.

Practical Parenting said...

Hi! Thanks so much for following Practical Parenting! Your baby is adorable.

My Hubs and I are East-West transplants...MA&CT now living in CA!

Can't wait to read more about you!

Katib77 said...

Hi Chupie. I'm Kati from NW Chicago suburbs. We met thru the bump two years ago. I started following your blog probably about a year ago when I moved over to the Trouble board but wanted to keep up with your pregnancy. We're still dealing with infertility TTC #1. While I am vaugly interested in your product insight, and savings recommendations I mainly love stories about life in general being a mom because it feel more like we're at a GTG again just talking.

Samantha said...

Samantha from North Texas :)

Happily married and momma to Truitt!!

I'm pretty sure I found you through top baby blogs and have been reading since mid-pregnancy!!!

The Loving's said...

Who are you?
I'm Jennifer

Where are you from?
Indiana

Tell me about your family
I'm married to my high school sweetheart. Been together 15 years married for 3 and a half. We had our daughter Hannah in October 2008 and our son Colson in February 2011.

How did you come across my blog?
From theBump-- I found you on the January board (I was on the February board!)

How long have you been reading?
Since you were pregnant!

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
Just post what you want! :o)

Nikki said...

Hello!

Who are you? Nikki

Where are you from? Southern WI

Tell me about your family. DH - Married 10/1/05, DD - born 7/24/10

How did you come across my blog? The bump. I have been (mostly) lurking for a over a year and half, since beginning TTC. You were on the TTC boards when I was.

How long have you been reading? Not really sure, but it's been awhile!

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of in my blog? Like others have said, I love the real life stories.

Sarah said...

•Who are you?
Hi! I'm Sarah (sarahdee678 on The Bump)

•Where are you from?
Right now, I live in Michigan, but my husband is in school and we will be moving a couple times over the next couple of years.

•Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
I have a wonderful husband and a 5 week old daughter.

•How did you come across my blog?
Found it on The Bump

•How long have you been reading?
Only about a week

•Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
I love your saving strategies, but I would definitely love to hear more geeky stories. (We're a geeky family, too!)

Lace said...

Hey there! Some know my as laceyann2008 from TTGP/TB. My family and friends know me as Lacey.
I'm from the land of longhorns and TexMex ;)
I'm expecting a January 2012 baby
I'm an expert blog stalker from TB and I've been reading your blog since C's birth story.
I love seeing when M dresses C and ready geeky stories because they hit so close to home!

Orla said...

Who are you? Katie :)

Where are you from? PA - Nova Grad!

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.) = Marry 2008 to another Nova guy! - Baby Boy in January

How did you come across my blog? I'm part of the January Mom's Group - I was invited through Caroline!

How long have you been reading? Not too too long - but I really like your geeky toys!!

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I just enjoy reading - but your favorite things posts are pretty awesome!

Thanks for such a fun blog!!

Carrie said...

Who are you? Carrie

Where are you from? Born and raised in Pa, but now living in Ga.

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. :
I have five children between the ages of 20 and 5 years old, a Man and a dog :)

How did you come across my blog?
Blog hopping!!

How long have you been reading?
I'm a fairly new follower.

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
Just keep posting! You're doing great!

Heather said...

•Who are you? Heather :) also "bubbas-mama" from thebump.com

•Where are you from? Kansas City area

•Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. We don't have any kids...yet! Been TTC for over 4 years now. Been through IUI's, IVF x 2 & doing our FET in 2 weeks. We have 2 Bulldogs & 1 Silky Terrier so I guess you could say we have furry-babies!?

•How did you come across my blog? I knew you on thebump.com so I started following your blog from there.

•How long have you been reading? I started reading your blog while your were TTC - about 6 mos before you got PG!

•Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures,
geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? no - I think your blog is great! I enjoy reading it & seeing pics of Carina & how fast she is growing!

Mike said...

Who are you?
Hubsand, your babydaddy, and a wacky science dude

Where are you from?
Philadelphia, and I miss the attytood there.

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
Married to a beautiful person, who's pretty hot too :)
We have a baby girl, born Dec. 28th at 8:27 in the AM. She is super cute and super chubby :)

How did you come across my blog?
Well I saw you making it and then you 'suggested' that I 'officially sign to up follow'. New posts come into Google Reader just before Journal of the American Chemical Society's latest articles.

How long have you been reading?
Since your bump was not even a bump ;)

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
You put out a good variety of things - how you are feeling about being a mom, funny happenings usually involving some type of bodily product from our peanut, cute photos, and the occasional product review. I like the way you portray our family babe.

So keep it up, this is a great blog - hell, it's the only one I read!

-DH

Angie said...

I'm Angie from New Orleans.

DH and I had a boy in January.

I came across your blog via the months board on The Bump, so I've been reading/lurking since about October.

I like all the posts you're doing. It's neat to compare experiences since we're both first time moms with children born fairly close together!

Configuring Mommy said...

I'm Lutya. I found you via Samantha's blog (and baby makes 3) and been reading for a few months now when I started my own blog as an outlet for emotions, both good and bad, that I don't have at home. I have one son who is 5 and half months. Let the geeky-ness continue! We are a geeky family too, for example My laundry room also serves as a server room.

Kristin said...

I'm Kristin (mrs.gardner from our good ol' GP days!)
I'm from Louisiana.
I have a handsome DH and a 9 mo son James.
I follow you from waaaay back.
I love your blog the way it is!

Kristin said...

AH! I love your DH's comment!!

Heather said...

Who are you?
Heather aka charliebrown from the bump aka your BFPB!

Where are you from?
Massachusetts but now living in Texas.

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
I'm married and have an 11 month old baby girl, Lennox!

How did you come across my blog?
The bump/we were BFPB's

How long have you been reading?
Since before you had a bump!

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
Savings strategies are always good - love hearing about your favorite items, and funny stories about your DD :) you have a good variety!

With love, Chrancy said...

Who are you? - My name is Nancy with the ridiculously long last name that begins with Soup. :)

Where are you from? Houston, Texas.

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.) I've been with my DH for almost 7 years now and we have a 5 monrh old daughter name Arianna.

How did you come across my blog? TheBump.com - Jan 2011 Mommas

How long have you been reading? - The beginning of 2011.

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? - I love everything you blog about especially geeky stories. I just love reading about what's going on with your life because I can definitely relate. :)

Melissa Mae said...

Hi I am Melissa Mae... saltymommy.com. Born in Southern California relocated to Cape May, NJ. I have a 2 year old son who we adopted thru fostercare. I found your blog on top mommy blogs and have been reading for a few weeks. Thank you for sharing.

Amy I. said...

Hey Chupie!

I'm Squish or Amy, depending on who you ask. From Northern California, pregnant/mother wannabe, found you through the Bump, been reading for a month or 2. Once I actually have a little one I'll be able to relate more to your posts, but for now it's fun getting to know you and hearing what motherhood is like firsthand. I give you giant kudos for posting so often, I know how much discipline and commitment that takes, and it doesn't go unnoticed!

Katie said...

Please post a comment and say Hi!
Who are you? Katie
Where are you from? Around Flint, Mi
Tell me about your family: Newlyweds that are trying....
How did you come across my blog? blog hopping. A friend from college followed you.
How long have you been reading? mid-pregnancy
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I like your saving strategies a lot. I have started using them and as young couple they are definitely making a difference at my house.

Amy Schwarz said...

Who are you? I am Amy Lyn :)
Where are you from? I am from Milford, CT
Tell me about your family: I have one little one named Lucas who just turned 5 mos.
How did you come across my blog? You siggie at The Bump
How long have you been reading? 1 week
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? Um not sure yet? lmao

Amy Schwarz said...

Oh and I forgot to add, I grew up in Milwaukee before I moved out here.. ;) If you are anywhere near there you need to drive there this summer and partake in Leons Frozen Custard and then post it here and make me sob in jealousy. LMAO ;)

Amanda Westerlund said...

hi!! I'm Amanda, your sister :) I'm from MA, and my DH and I have a DS who's 2 1/2 and a DD who's 14 months.

You sent me your blog probably a year and a half ago.

I need to see more pictures!! I miss my niece!

love you!

Sweet Jo said...

*Who are you?

Jolene (j_luvs_r on TB)...oh, yeah, I'm also 1 of your Bumpie Besties (& now IRL friend) + BFPB + 1 of Carina's e-aunties <3

*Where are you from?

New Jersey (the Philadelphia half, not the New York half)

* Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.

I have one spectacularly adorable little boy who is just over 3 months old.

* How did you come across my blog?
Your Bump siggy back in the day...


* How long have you been reading?

Over a year.

* Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?

I love it all. Maybe I'd like to see more pictures.

PS - I miss you and can't wait until you live closer. :)

Kristen said...

--Who are you?

Kristen (aka huskymomma94)

Where are you from?

Maryland

Tell me about your family:

TTGP....shhhh! :-)

How did you come across my blog?

The Bump!

How long have you been reading?

A few months.

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?

More product reviews maybe?

Stephanie said...

Who are you?
Stephanie (SALibrarian)

Where are you from?
I'm from Wichita, KS but currently live in Lees Summit, MO

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. )
I have a wonderful DH and a beautiful 4 month old named Grace

How did you come across my blog?
Thebump.com

How long have you been reading?
Since sometime during our pregnancies : ) I don't know the exact time

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
I like it the way it is!

bellaarchitect said...

Who are you? Lindsey (bellaarchitect)
Where are you from? born in Miami, grew up in KY, live in GA
Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. TTGP
How did you come across my blog? my friend Heather
How long have you been reading? a few months
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I like the geeky stuff, and the saving/baby-related info

cajunlicious said...

Hi! Following you from the Friday blog hop! Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
- Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

Katie said...

* Who are you?
Hiii! It's me, sbux, from the Bump :)
* Where are you from?
The Columbia, SC area, but originally from Michigan
* Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
Mom to Colin (4 months) and 2 doggies. No more kiddos in the works yet-- maybe when little man turns 2.
* How did you come across my blog?
From your siggie on the Bump!
* How long have you been reading?
Since you were TTC- maybe a month before you got your BFP.
* Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
More pictures, please!! Carina is so dang cute! Videos don't hurt, either.

Brett said...

•Who are you? I'm Katy, katers1279 from The Bump

•Where are you from? I live in Sioux City, IA now, but grew up in the Chicago area and surrounding NW suburbs.

•Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. I had Baby # 1, Madelyn, in February. I have a great husband and a troublesome Labrador Retriever.

•How did you come across my blog?
I've followed you since before you were pregnant. We were on TTGP together.

•How long have you been reading? Probably since you started your blog.


•Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I love the variety of it in general. I'll always take more pics of Carina though!

Melissa Morelli said...

Who are you?
- Melissa (What a great name!!)

Where are you from?
- Northern California/Sonoma County

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
- One wonderful husband, one irreplaceable four month old daughter, Cambrie, and one crazy five year old lab, Shasta.

How did you come across my blog?
- The bump, January 2011 group.

How long have you been reading?
- Since last fall.

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
- I lurk on quite a few different blogs and I really enjoy reading yours. Each post focuses on a different aspect of motherhood that we can all relate to, or will be able to relate to, at some point in life. I also enjoy your favorite things posts, I have purchased a few items from them and like supporting the person who helped me with the original purchase. Keep it all up!!!

Also, the comment from your DH is just beyond heart melting...what a sweetheart!

Oesch Family said...

My name is Suzanne and I live in Roseville MI

I have a son who is 8 1/2 months old. We adopted him from birth.

I came across your blog from another blogger friend I have.

I think I have been reading for a couple of months now.

I just like hearing about your everyday interactions.

If you are interesting in following my blog you can email me back and I will send you over an invite. Unfortunately mine is private.

Shannon said...

Who are you? Shannon from babyshmizz, and Mizz&Shizz on TB

Where are you from? I'm from MA, not to far from your sister Amanda :)

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. My son Jack is 10 mos

How did you come across my blog? I met you on GP

How long have you been reading? since just before you got pg with Carina

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I think your blog has a good mix of everything, keep doing what you're doing, with 293 followers, its clearly working!

Sarah said...

Who are you? I am Sarah (cera.rn) your bump and facebook pal

Where are you from? Originally from Rhode Island, have been in Connecticut for the past 7 years

Tell me about your family. I am married and we have one amazing son, Everett, born 1/24/11. We plan on TTC #2 this coming summer! We also have a beautiful furbaby, Scooter

How did you come across my blog? From the Bump board TTGP. I have been reading for about a year (probably longer)

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? I love the geeky stories! I also love to read about what items other mama's find useful/cannot live without!

Kristin said...

Who are you: I'm Kristin from the Bump
Where are you from: Massachusetts
Tell me about your family: I am married with one daughter who 7 months and a dog who is 3
How did you come across my blog: From the Bump, but I haven't followed until recently.
How long have you been reading: Awhile, but only regularly for a few months. It's taken me that long to figure out Google Reader!
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog: I like your blog as it is. Love that Mario quilt by the way!

Kayla Lee said...

•Who are you? Kayla
•Where are you from? Dothan, AL
•Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc. I am married and pregnant with our first!
•How did you come across my blog? The Bump when you were TTC Carina.
•How long have you been reading? A long time! Throughout your pregnancy
•Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
Pictures bc that little girl is adorable!

Eliza said...

Who are you?
-Eliza

Where are you from?
-Born and raised in Utah but now living in Georgia

Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
-Married in January 2004. DH & I have 2 boys (4 & 2 years old) and our baby girl born this January.


How did you come across my blog?
-The Bump

How long have you been reading?
-Sometime during our days at the January 2011 board on the bump


Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
-I quite enjoy what you've been doing so keep up the great work!

Ashley said...

Who are you?
-I'm Ashley. :)

Where are you from?
-I'm from western Pennsylvania, about halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie.

Tell me about your family.
-Married DH 8/30/08
-DD is 6 years old :)
-DS born 4/29/11 :)

How did you come across my blog?
-Hmmm, good question...not sure exactly but I think it was through a link on the Bump or from another mama blog I follow.

How long have you been reading?
-Probably about 2 months or so

Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
-I like it all ;)

BoyzRuleOurWorld said...

Hi there! New followers from the blog hop.
I'm Denise, from NYC. I have a soon to be 5 yr old son who turns my world upside down but who's complaining?
Love your blog and your outspokenness! Your daughter is a cutie.

http://www.boyzruleourworld.blogspot.com

Denise

lissasue3 said...

Hey, you know me. :) Just sayin' hi!

Jessi said...

Hi, Im' Jessi.
I'm from Ohio.
My DH and I have been TTC for a year now. We have a few fur babies though. :)
I saw your blog from TTGP graduate posts. I love reading all the check ins.
I like that you post a good assortment of things. I think if you stop writing what you feel and start trying to cater more to what people want, it'll feel forced. That's just my 2 cents. =)

Nikki said...

Who are you? Hi I'm Nikki!
Where are you from? I'm an East Coaster from lil Rhody.
Tell me about your family: Pregnant with #1, and we have 2 dogs
How did you come across my blog? From seeing you on TTGP, love your posts!!
How long have you been reading? Hmm...I'd have to say probably since February at least? If not earlier.
Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog? Just more of everything you post! I did check out your product reviews on what Carina loved, and even put some on my registry :) I also can take any saving strategies you have! :)
I love your blog, really enjoy reading it!

Karyn said...

•Who are you? Karyn
•Where are you from? Rural Manitoba, Canada
•Tell me about your family (do you have kids, are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant, etc.
My family currently consists of myself and DH, along with a giant dog and 2 cats. We are currently TTC.
•How did you come across my blog? I can't even remember.
•How long have you been reading?
About 6 months.
•Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of (pictures, geeky stories, saving strategies, or something else) in my blog?
I like your blog just as it is!

PhaseThreeOfLife said...

Oops, I'm late to the party! Ah well. Story of my life.

I'm Meghan.

Originally from Cleveland, where it always rains. Now live in Phoenix, where it always shines.

I have one amazingly adorable little boy, Ryan, who is 8 months old. I sort of think he's the cutest baby ever, but I will admit that Carina is pretty darn close to his cuteness level. ;)

I don't remember how I found your blog... I think it was linked off another blog I read. Hmm.

I've been reading for a few months now... since before you changed the name to Growing Up Geeky.

I adore your blog! Don't change a thing!

Mama G said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies! I can't believe that some of you have been reading since I started this blog. That makes me feel so special <3

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