|I guess i initially started lurking because i didnt have much to contribute, but as possible TTCing comes over my horizon, i feel a little better about posting on MDC.
That's kind of where I am now; mostly lurking because I haven't felt that I had much to contribute, but now we are OFFICIALLY TTC!
|All the homebirth midwives in town charge about the same amount, and I didn't think it was too much, but his eyes bugged out when I told him. It's about $2600 I think for all prenatal care, the birth, and a couple of visits afterwards.
JlyGrnMigt, try contacting one or two of these midwives and see if they are willing to barter with you, exchange their services for yours in some capacity, if they need what you do for a living or if you have a hobby you could put to good use.What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?
I'm not totally sold on any single thing, but I have been talking to a midwife who I found out lives very close to me, and who is also willing to take a trade for at least partial payment for her services, and if we go with her it will be homebirth and possibly water. And quite honestly, the more I hear about the hospital system in our area, the less I want to go there. She even told me that if complications arise in a homebirth with her, she sends her mamas to another hospital outside our area.
-Any more name ideas?
A boy would be William, but we're having too much fun with girl names to settle on anything.
-Where do you want to live/where do you live?
We live in a rural area of Virginia. I grew up here, DH moved here when he was 13. Most of my family is here, his parents are here; we're pretty content.-How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?
He says two, I say three. We'll see. Do you have any thoughts on age spacing at all?
I was 23 months apart from my brother, and we did not get along. My DH was seven years apart from his brother, and they didn't get along, either. So we figure we'll take the average and have them 3.5 years apart.*Do you have any hobbies?*
I like to knit, and read, and garden.
*What do you do as a job?
I am a massage therapist and I moonlight as a ballet teacher.
*Any non-crunchy confessions?*
We don't buy organic. Can't afford it. We also do fast food on occasion.
1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Two cats and a dog.2. Do you have anything stashed away for your future kids? (oh-so-cute outfit you couldn't not buy? Special cradle that's been in the family forever?
My parents have some of my favorite toys in their attic that I'm sure my mom will eventually get out for my children.
3. Favorite food?
4. What brought you to MDC?
5. Random fact about yourself
I always pick the toppings off my pizza and eat them separately.