Hi everyone! I’m new here
My name is Heather and I’m 27, living in Ottawa, Canada, with my husband and our many critters. I am not yet a Momma, but am hoping to be in the next year or two. It’s so nice to find a place where I can feel at home What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?
One where I feel completely secure, comfortable with my surroundings and with the support that I have with me. Honestly, I would love a water, home, homewater or a birthing center birth, but each has its issues. I worry about my ability to “let go” when it comes to getting the home ready for a home/home water birth. I tend to freak out and clean like crazy when family is coming over, I’m not sure how nuts I’d go. My ideal would be going to a birthing center (homey feel, but I don’t have to worry about cleaning it) In Ottawa, unfortunately, we don’t have a birthing center and we’re not allowed to have waterbirths in hospitals. Luckily, they recently renovated the birthing unit in one of our local hospitals and it’s gorgeous! I saw it when I was volunteering as a doula. Really lovely and much more homey than your standard hospital room. What I do know for sure is that I want a midwife and a doula.Any more name ideas?
Plenty! Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t love almost any of girl names. We have agreed on a boy’s name though: Liam
Other names I like:
BlodwynWhere do you want to live/where do you live?
We live in a suburb in the west of Ottawa. I’d like to live somewhere more Rural, like the small community of North Gower, but we’ll see where life takes us.How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?
I would love three, but the hubby only wants 2. We shall see Do you have any hobbies?
I like to craft (I sew, knit and embroider), read, watch movies and spend time with family.What do you do as a job?
I’m on contract as a admin assistant with the Canadian Cancer Society. My contract is almost up. I expect I’ll probably stay in the admin field until after I have my first and maybe then start thinking about moving around into something else. We shall see.Any non-crunchy confessions?
I am only a bit crunchy, so I have a lot of non-crunchy habits. My husband is definitely more hesitant to go completely towards crunchiness. We have a definite weakness for junk food and easy meals out of a box. We’re trying to change, but it’s a slow process.Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
We have a zoo practically
We have three cats, Mystie (14 or so), Byron (7) and Cole (5), a dog named Maddie (she’s mutt, some blend of Australian shepard, black lab, rotti and collie we think) and she’s about 3 now. We also have two snakes. One is a cornsnake named Pele, and the other is Pueblan milksnake named Sal.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?
Lots, actually. I have a bunch of my own baby stuff (dresses, dish set, books, a small chair, knit and crocheted blankets, a few stuffed animals) as well as some of my husbands (a rocking horse his Dad made, a chair, some vinyl of his favourite music from when he was a kid, some stuffed animals). I have also acquired a few bags of cloth diapers and covers and several pregnancy books from friends. We’re starting to look more at the bigger things, like cribs, etc.. We did inherit a dresser from his sister that was supposed to be converted into a change table.Favorite food?
Steak and mushroom boxty from Patty’s Pub on Bank Street, crab cakes, home made mac and cheese, and pumpkin pie
What brought you to MDC?
I am a volunteer doula with Mothercraft and came across Mothering magazine through them. I was puttering around the website one day and saw that there was a community section. Bingo! I’ve been looking for a play to go to talk where I’d feel comfortable sharing my ideas, even when we haven’t started TTC yetRandom fact about yourself
I am an adult orphan, having recently lost both of my parents. I collect hobbies and will try almost anything at least once. My most recent adventure was learning how to make glass beads (it’s called Lampwork beadmaking