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September 23rd, 2007, 12:13 PM
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I have to admit it went pretty easy for me this year. My children were the picture of proper behavior throughout the day, so that helped a lot, I could rest quite a bit and take it easy. When it was over, I drank some grape juice but wasn't in such a hurry to eat. And to think I get nervous every time Yom Kippur is coming!

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September 23rd, 2007, 04:40 PM
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I have to admit it went pretty easy for me this year. My children were the picture of proper behavior throughout the day, so that helped a lot, I could rest quite a bit and take it easy. When it was over, I drank some grape juice but wasn't in such a hurry to eat. And to think I get nervous every time Yom Kippur is coming!

Sharon[/b]
Really not bad. I have the sukkah up. I'll takea picture when the s'cach is up on Wed and post it after yom tov. I built it myself and am pretty proud of myself.
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September 23rd, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Baruch Hashem, Thank G-d the fast went really well. I was a bit hungry. The kids were also excellent. The fast was over at 8:01 and I wanted to wait til after Havdalah to break the fast. I overcalculated that my husband would arrive home at 9pm. This was my countdown the whole day. Boy was I thrilled when he walked in at 8:20. I knew that if I expected him later, he would come home earlier.

Next year in Yerushalayim!
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September 23rd, 2007, 06:24 PM
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My sukkah is half up
I'm very impressed, Chana, that you built it yourself. Dh started this morning and he's still not finished. Sure, he had "help" from a 4 year old, which meant it was more work than usual

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September 24th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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No fasting for me this year, since I am pregnant, which ended up being good since I spent alot of time prepping for my sons birthday party which was Sunday! We are going to work on the Sukkah tonight
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September 24th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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I remember when I was pregnant with David I asked the rabbi if I should fast and he told me to ask my doctor and do what he says. I was so happy, he's a man, he's not Jewish, of course there's no way he'll tell me it's OK to fast! Boy, was I wrong. he just said sure just make sure you're resting and if Ifeel even the slightest thing I should eat. I was like d...! So dh and I ask our rabbi if we could spend the night at the synagogue (it's a house, really, but they made a small shul there) so I could be in bed, watched over 24/7. Well, it turned out to be the easiest fast of my life! I couldn't believe it. Even after it was over, I went down to say good wishes, I helped my friend with the goodies table and then I ate something
But when I was pregnant with Aaron, I was just starting my pregnancy and that time my doctor told me that, although medically speaking there's no danger in a one day fast, considering I was in the first trimester, I'd feel awful so I might as well not give it a try. So I didn't fast that year. Maybe next time I'll manage to plan a baby for a few days or a couple of weeks before Yom Kippur so that by halachah I can't fast

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October 1st, 2007, 04:42 PM
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How funny Sharon! I didnt have to fast last year either because I had had Jesse 8 days before. Next year I will be breastfeeding so we'll have to see hw I am feeling
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I did not fast, as my Rabbi told me flat out not to. (Had a two week old, had to keep milk supply up....)
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I did not fast, as my Rabbi told me flat out not to. (Had a two week old, had to keep milk supply up....)[/b]
And look how cute she is too! Mazel tov. Beautiful family.
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