I've been reading MDC for a few years now, soaking up all I can about natural birth, natural family living, etc but haven't posted much! I'm Pinky, 25 years old, partnered to my wonderful fiancee (we are getting married summer 2011 and hoping to start TTC soon after that!). I look forward to getting to know you wonderful women. Here's a bit about me:What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?
Home birth!!! I have pretty much always known I would like to give birth at home. My mother had me and my sisters at home, and it's always just seemed "normal" to me!!Any more name ideas?
My partner and I have chosen a few names we might like to use... but we're super private about sharing them!! Some of them are family names, some of them are old Gaelic names that we like.Where do you want to live/where do you live?
We currently live in Brooklyn, NY but someday we'd like to move out of the city and live on a little land in the country. We have dreams of building our own off-grid home, growing our own food, keeping chickens, etc.How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?
I am one of three children and my partner is as well, so large-ish families are what we're used to! I'd like to have 4 or 5 kids... I think he's more comfortable with 3 or 4, so we'll see Do you have any thoughts on age spacing at all?
In my family, we're all 2 years apart, but I also think it would be lovely to have kids who're even closer in age. I truly consider my siblings to be my best friends in the world. I think it's a wonderful thing to have grown up with these amazing people, and would like my children to experience that as well.Do you have any hobbies?
Knitting, sewing, cooking (especially pickling & fermenting - so into wild fermentation and nourishing traditions right now!!), reading about birthWhat do you do as a job?
I'm a doula!! The best job in the world!! I also have a (very flexible) day job that helps pay the bills, but hopefully I can quit soon.Any non-crunchy confessions?
I think grilled cheese sandwiches made with American "cheese" are the best Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Nope! Maybe someday when we don't live in a tiny apartment we'll get a dogDo you have anything stashed away for your future kids?
No, but recently a friend was giving away some cloth diapers and I was tempted to take some...Favorite food?
Oh so many things... I'm really into all the beautiful veggies we've been getting from our CSA lately. And I don't think I could live without my partner's rosemary roast chicken.What brought you to MDC?
I forget how I ended up here. I've been reading the boards for years... I think ever since I was in high school!! I think MDC was what made me start thinking about becoming a doula.
Random fact about yourself
I'm nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other