Summertime Babies!

Expecting in the Summer of 2008

Summertime (2008) Babies!
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
Babies due in summer, 2008
What's all this now?

This is a due range community for mommies, daddies, and anyone else expecting a bundle of joy in the summer of 2008! Please be warned that this community is very naturally minded. This doesn't mean everyone will hate you if you have an {insert intervention here}, but be prepared to rationally support your decision.

This community is open to all questions, on all topics, from unassisted childbirth to hospital birth, to gentle discipline and attachment parenting and back again. There is a need for rational, supportable discussion. If you want to give a reply, be prepared to either back it up or admit it's something you believe. Neither is better than the other, we just want to be honest here.

Big Girl Panties are required in this community. If you're a daddy, you'll need your Big Boy Boxers. You get the picture. What does this mean? It means that you need to remember we're all grown ups here, nobody is inherently superior to anyone else, and nobody is setting out to offend you (and if they are, they need to say so up front!). Please try to temper your dealings with other members of the community with patience, understanding, and above all? HUMOUR!

There are only a few rules so far:

  • Own your words. If it's snark-worthy, someone will snark it.

  • We don't require friends-only posting, and even if you lock it, that doesn't mean someone won't snark it.

  • Please either be educated, in the process of being educated or want to be educated about birth / motherhood / families.

  • Happiness is mothers who can rationally defend their decisions.

  • All topics are open to debate. Please try to refrain from directed name calling.

  • Support wherever you can.

Know your mod!

miriam_torason! I'm here to make sure nothing goes to hell in a handbasket, but otherwise, I'm expecting - just like you!

Just like every good due date community has a survey... We follow the trend there. We expect you to fill it out at some point, and when we get good at this fancy-schmancy coding, we'll even make a nice chart to tell us who's due when, so we know when to expect new little ones!

The survey, in all it's follow-the-herd-y glory:

Who are you?
Where are you from?
Are you married, partnered, dating?
Any other kids?
How are you feeling?
Roughly when is baby due?
Questions, comments, observations?
Pictures to share?

And if you made it through all that, I'm impressed. Welcome to summerbabies08!