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Topic: OT: Roasting in labor (34 msgs / 541 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
So, I've been in early labor since early this morning.  I've been thinking
for awhile about what coffees I would want to have on hand after giving
birth, so I've been hoping that I'd have a chance to roast before things got
too intense.  I decided on a nice, subtle cup, the Panama Esmerelda Gesha;
something with a bit of kick, for those early mornings where high octane is
called for, Yemen Mokha Sana'ani; then a decaf, for those late nights where
you don't really want any caffeine, just a good cup, the El Salvador PN Las
Ranas WP Decaf.  I already have some Moka Kadir I roasted a couple of days
ago to tide us over.  I roast with a HG/BrM setup up, outside on a piece of
plywood on sawhorses under the eaves in the back.  It's been a nice, cool,
foggy, fall morning.  My contractions were coming steadily every ten minutes
or so, lasting 30-40 seconds.  It turns out roasting coffee is kind of the
perfect activity for early labor - I'm standing (my preferred position at
this stage) and I'm free to sway, or move my hips, while my hands keep
busy.  Plus, I have something to focus on besides the contractions.  I
managed to finish all 3 batches before things started getting more intense,
hitting all of them where I wanted to.  Certainly a unique roasting
experience that I'll likely never have again.
Well, the midwives will be here soon.  I'm off to birth a baby now.
Kris McN

2) From: Frank Awbrey
Wow, what a way to spend labor. Hope that all goes well. You are what I
would really call a coffee snob or geek. Take your pick :>). Roasting coffee
while in labor (shakes head in wonderment).
On 11/7/07, Kris McN  wrote:
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Frank
"Still the one"

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
Kris,
So, I'm assuming that this isn't your first child....
Brian
On Nov 7, 2007 5:45 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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4) From: Marty Wooten
That is what I call dedication. I couldn't even guess at the CSA points to be rewarded. I hope all goes well (coffee and baby).
----- Original Message ----
From: Kris McN 
To: homeroast 
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 5:45:20 PM
Subject: +OT: Roasting in labor
So, I've been in early labor since early this morning.  I've been thinking for awhile about what coffees I would want to have on hand after giving birth, so I've been hoping that I'd have a chance to roast before things got too intense.  I decided on a nice, subtle cup, the Panama Esmerelda Gesha; something with a bit of kick, for those early mornings where high octane is called for, Yemen Mokha Sana'ani; then a decaf, for those late nights where you don't really want any caffeine, just a good cup, the El Salvador PN Las Ranas WP Decaf.  I already have some Moka Kadir I roasted a couple of days ago to tide us over.  I roast with a HG/BrM setup up, outside on a piece of plywood on sawhorses under the eaves in the back.  It's been a nice, cool, foggy, fall morning.  My contractions were coming steadily every ten minutes or so, lasting 30-40 seconds.  It turns out roasting coffee is kind of the perfect activity for early labor - I'm standing (my preferred
 position at this stage) and I'm free to sway, or move my hips, while my hands keep busy.  Plus, I have something to focus on besides the contractions.  I managed to finish all 3 batches before things started getting more intense, hitting all of them where I wanted to.  Certainly a unique roasting experience that I'll likely never have again. 
Well, the midwives will be here soon.  I'm off to birth a baby now.
Kris McN

5) From: Eddie Dove
Kris,
Now that is a dedicated home roaster!  Best wishes for you and yours.
Do let us know soon that all is well.
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Nov 7, 2007 4:45 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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6) From: gin
YOU GO GIRL...
CONGRATULATIONS  on the new arrival..
ginny
now you will have another barista at home!!
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7) From: Allon Stern
On Nov 7, 2007, at 6:05 PM, "Brian Kamnetz"  wrote:
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Don't forget to include the little ones in your passion when they get  
older. I have a 4.75 yo and a 2.75 yo who love helping me drag the  
popper, mesh basket, and fan out to the porch, and shout 1st crack!  
and 2nd crack! with delight :-)
I know that smell makes big memory impressions, and they'll probably  
always remember roasting coffee with their dad. Heck, they probably  
think its nothing special, and that everybody does it. They'll learn :-)
(no, they don't drink coffee. I wonder when they will. Mom doesn't,  
fwiw)
-
allon

8) From: Lynne
Woo-hoo!! You are one (soon-to-be) momma who has her priorities straight!!
Be sure to tell us (as soon as you are able) after your little one arrives...
wishing you the most blessed birth...
Lynne
On Nov 7, 2007 5:45 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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9) From: Gary Townsend
Outstanding Story, Hope the little bambino takes after your side of the
family, Kris!
FWIW, I'm wishin'  that your labor goes smoothly and quickly!
Good Luck,
Gary
My 22 YO girl grew up to be a barista while in college @ KSU and back when
she was little I just liked coffee, I wonder what affect my homeroasting
would have on a little one these days...
On Nov 7, 2007 4:45 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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10) From: Andy Thomas
Best wishes, Kris!
[BTW, your post is way NOT OT.] :-)
----- Original Message ----
From: Kris McN 
To: homeroast 
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 2:45:20 PM
Subject: +OT: Roasting in labor
So, I've been in early labor since early this morning.  I've been thinking for awhile about what coffees I would want to have on hand after giving birth, so I've been hoping that I'd have a chance to roast before things got too intense.  I decided on a nice, subtle cup, the Panama Esmerelda Gesha; something with a bit of kick, for those early mornings where high octane is called for, Yemen Mokha Sana'ani; then a decaf, for those late nights where you don't really want any caffeine, just a good cup, the El Salvador PN Las Ranas WP Decaf.  I already have some Moka Kadir I roasted a couple of days ago to tide us over.  I roast with a HG/BrM setup up, outside on a piece of plywood on sawhorses under the eaves in the back.  It's been a nice, cool, foggy, fall morning.  My contractions were coming steadily every ten minutes or so, lasting 30-40 seconds.  It turns out roasting coffee is kind of the perfect activity for early labor - I'm standing (my preferred
 position at this stage) and I'm free to sway, or move my hips, while my hands keep busy.  Plus, I have something to focus on besides the contractions.  I managed to finish all 3 batches before things started getting more intense, hitting all of them where I wanted to.  Certainly a unique roasting experience that I'll likely never have again.
Well, the midwives will be here soon.  I'm off to birth a baby now.
Kris McN
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11) From: Homeroaster
Now if she types to us while delivering the baby, she definitely gets CSA 
points from me.
Some yell for the epidural.  Kris yells for more homeroast!
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

12) From: Barry Luterman
My daughter swore she was going to name my grand daughter Epi Dural. Kris 
may I suggest, if it is a girl, Bella Vista (El Salvador), Buena Vista Gesha 
(Guatamala) or Carmen del Atrato. For a boy I suggest Baba Buden. However in 
any case stay away from Goo Goo Muck. Good luck

13) From: Robert Gulley
Kris
Congrats - and post a picture of the new baby when you feel up to it!
Robert RG
At 05:45 PM 11/7/2007, you wrote:
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

14) From: Larry Johnson
And if it's a boy, Mysore Nuggets would just be cruel.
On Nov 7, 2007 10:25 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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15) From: Larry Johnson
Kris, I have no authority to award CSA points, but I would say you
should get a bagful for that.
...and some of our compadres won't roast because of a little chill in
the air. Pfeh!
On Nov 7, 2007 5:45 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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17) From: Kris McN
 Luna Bee slid her way into the world at 3:04 am this morning. She's 9 lbs.
8 ozs. and 20.5 inches (almost exactly the same size as her big brother
Linus 3 years ago). Everything went smoothly and we're both healthy and
well.
I'm about to have a cup of the El Salvador Las Ranas Decaf while she catches
some zzzzs.
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes!
Kris McN

18) From: Rich
Congratulations, and glad to hr that all went well.
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19) From: Marty Wooten
Congratulations and enjoy the coffee.
----- Original Message ----
From: Kris McN 
To: homeroast
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2007 8:17:29 PM
Subject: Re: +OT: Roasting in labor
Luna Bee slid her way into the world at 3:04 am this morning. She's 9 lbs. 8 ozs. and 20.5 inches (almost exactly the same size as her big brother Linus 3 years ago). Everything went smoothly and we're both healthy and well.
I'm about to have a cup of the El Salvador Las Ranas Decaf while she catches some zzzzs.  
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes!
Kris McN

20) From: Jim Carter
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Congratulations, Kris!  Happy Birthday, Luna Bee!  Glad to hear that 
mother and baby are healthy and well.
Jim Carter
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21) From: Brett Mason
Congratulations from Brett & Debbie, and our 7 sons!
Luna Bee - Welcome!
On Nov 8, 2007 7:17 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

22) From: Larry Johnson
Welcome, Luna Bee! Congratulations, Kris, glad to hear the good news.
On Nov 8, 2007 8:17 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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23) From: Sandy Andina
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Wow! Iım awestruck!  If I had just delivered a 9.5 lb. baby Iıd be the one
catching some zzzzs!
Sandy 
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24) From: Peter Z
Congratulations Kris!
Thank you for sharing the good news!
PeterZ
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25) From: Vicki Smith
First Ben Otto and now your Luna Bee. I love having list babies. What 
blessings for us all.
v

26) From: Jim Gundlach
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Congratulations Kris, welcome to a world where home roasting is normal  
Luna Bee.
      pecan jim
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Congratulations Kris, welcome to a world where home roasting is normal Luna Bee.     pecan jim
On Nov 8, 2007, at 7:17 PM, Kris McN wrote:
Luna Bee slid her way into the world at 3:04 am this morning. She's 9 lbs. 8 ozs. and 20.5 inches (almost exactly the same size as her big brother Linus 3 years ago). Everything went smoothly and we're both healthy and well. I'm about to have a cup of the El Salvador Las Ranas Decaf while she catches some zzzzs.  Thanks to everyone for the well wishes! Kris McN --Apple-Mail-68--620272424--

27) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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CONGRATS!!!!!!

28) From: RK
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congradulations  on the new born.
RK

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30) From: Brian Kamnetz
Congratulations, Kris!
Any chance of pictures?
Brian
On Nov 8, 2007 8:17 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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31) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Please Kris we wanna see Luna Bee!!!!!!!

32) From: Dave Kvindlog
Congratulations!!!  With Luna Bee not arriving until 3:04 am, I'll bet
you were wishing for some of that homeroast, not that you weren't wide
awake!  Been there, done that (on the easier side of course -- we men
do tend to get off easy with this birthing stuff).
Get some good rest, good brew, and great cuddles.  And PICTURES!!!
Dave & Beth Kvindlog (and our 5 kids)
On Nov 8, 2007 7:17 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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33) From: Bailey Blanchette
Congratulations!!  Best wishes for your new daughter and all of your family.
On Nov 8, 2007 8:17 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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34) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Way Late...Didn't think to check the original post for the results...
Congratulations on the new one, Luna Bee, wasn't it?
Glad to hear everyones doing well. Dad did survive correct?
LOL...
TerryT
On Nov 10, 2007 12:46 PM, Bailey Blanchette  wrote:
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