Originally Posted by gfreelishy
*What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?
-- At home! In the water! That's how I wanna do it for sure! I love baths. And home. So heck, why not help my baby come into that kind of soothing environment right?!
Woohoo Lish, can't wait to be there like ten years down the road
(For you new ladies, we're real life BFFs).
Okay, I'll play now
*What kind of birth are you hoping for?*
At home, absolutely. The only way I'd even consider a hospital birth is if I had legitimate concerns that actually required a c-section(aka placenta previa, yes, breech, absolutely not). Ideally, it'll be in the water. I'll definitely have the tub available, but obviously I can't say for sure if that's where I'll have the baby.
*Any more name ideas?*
Lord knows what I'll actually end up using, haha. I used that baby name thing posted earlier(Nymbler?) and found some cool names. I like Dexter, Eisley, Harper, Jude, Juliet, Juniper, Nola(long story, but it's also my car's name), and Luca are all names I like. I am not looking forward to the naming aspect of having a baby, I'm so indecisive!
*Where do you want to live/where do you live?*
I moved to the Kansas City area about 10 months ago, and I hate it. I'm transferring to the University of Alabama in just over a year, and then moving as soon as I graduate! I'm a huge city person. I have always thought I'd live out west, but since I'll be a high school social sciences teacher, and they're a dime a dozen, I'll go to whichever city I can get a job in that is not the south. As much as I hate the cold, I would LOVE to live in Uptown in Minneapolis. I hate the country, and I despise suburbs. It's all city for me
*How many kiddos do you want/do you plan to adopt?*
One for me! I really want an only. If I ever decided I wanted a second(unlikely), I would wait about 8-9 years. If I then decided I wanted a third, I would adopt.
Let's add a few more non-baby ones!
*Do you have any hobbies?*
I love to read, shop, listen to music and cook. I read at least 300 books a year, usually upwards of 400, in addition to several magazines I read each month like Glamour, Cosmo, Veg News, tattoo magazines, etc. I'm a huge shopper and I spend way too much money on clothes. I die of happiness every time I step into a Macy's. That's definitely something non-crunchy about me! I'm a huge music fan, usually more indie stuff, though I do love the upbeat radio songs at times too. My love of cooking is a pretty recent thing. I became vegetarian five months ago, and I've tried a tons of great recipes since then.
*What do you do as a job? What's your dream job?*
I'm a very new nanny! I watch a 6 year old boy 2 days a week, except spring break and summer, when I'll be watching him 4-5 days a week. It's my third week, and I really enjoy it. It tires me though! He definitely reinforces my desire to only have one kid. I'm going to school to become a teacher, and I'm completing my doula training as soon as I have the time and money. The plan is to doula in the summers while teaching the other 9 months of the year. Ultimately, I would love to become a CPM, but that may or may not ever happen.
*Any non-crunchy confessions?* (note, keep it light and within MDC guidelines, we don't want these removed
I adore kraft mac and cheese. I've tried that organic stuff, and it grosses me out. Same with doritos...the cool ranch ones? I'm a goner. I can eat a whole bag in one sitting. Like I said earlier, I'm a huge shopper, and I never buy clothing second hand, and to be honest, I probably never will. I love guilty pleasure tv shows, and not-so-secretly wish that Gossip Girl was real and I was a member of that society, because I think the clothes are absolutely to die for. And the shoes! I'm a terrible vegetarian because I got Uggs for Christmas. I wasn't thinking about the fact they were sheepskin when I got them, and now I figure it'd be worse to just waste them and buy another pair of non-skin boots. I drink so much Diet Coke, I'm surprised I don't have ulcers from all the acid. I get my hair professionally done, I don't do the at-home eco-friendly hair dyes. I watch a crap-load of TV, because I like background noise other than music when I do my homework (which is never ending). In my defense, I keep it on the news usually
...wow. I'm slightly ashamed by the length of my uncrunchiness! Ha, I'm sure I'm not alone.