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post #81 of 121
KaylaBeanie - I just had to say I love your siggy! I totally thought about stealing it (and doing a little customizing of course), but I also love my quote so I decided to keep the quote for now.

I also have an IUD and do love how little I have to think about AF, unexpected pregnancy, etc. but I know what you mean about kinda being bummed that it is so effective. I do think though that waiting is ideal for us now, so I'm not too sad about it, just the occasional twinges.

We might actually get another dog (lost our Maggie girl a month ago so it'll be about a year maybe?) before we think about TTC and I want to make sure that our youngest dog is at least 2yo by the time we start TTC as my preferred breed doesn't really get their "optional brain module" until then.

And randomness - but am I the only one that finds the idea of EC more familiar after having housetrained puppies? I always feel weird mentioning that perspective to current moms. lol
post #82 of 121
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:
Connor
Aiden
Ian
Ethan

Brianne
Rowan
Isabelle
Stella
Florence
Adele
Ceilidh
Blodwyn


Where 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 yet

Random 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 )
post #83 of 121

I gotta pop in here more often!





 


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 12/31/11 at 5:56pm
post #84 of 121

Hi. Nice to meet you all. I could have sworn that I introduced myself at one point, but it was probably in another thread.

What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?

Homebirth! Probably with a midwife, but having an accidental unassisted birth would be okay with me. I'm also warming up to the idea of giving birth outside.

Do you have any hobbies?

Reading. My interests change every few months. Over the summer, I was reading YA books and now I'm reading about the Amish and utopian communities. I also like to bake.

Any non-crunchy confessions?

Oh...lots. I've started using some non-toxic cleaners, but that's about it.

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?

No. I'm kind of superstitious and I don't want to jinx anything.

Favorite food?

Aw, man. This is a hard question. Cheesecake. Carrot Cake. My favorite candy right now is Reese's Pieces. I love seafood.

What brought you to MDC?

Hmm....I'm not sure. I was hanging around VeggieBoards and something on there may have lead me here.

Random fact about yourself:

I have a sense of humor fit for a twelve-year-old boy.


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 12/31/11 at 5:58pm
post #85 of 121

I try not talking about babies and houses, but it's hard when I'm interested in babywearing and the perfect porch (and porch swing!).



 


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 12/31/11 at 6:00pm
post #86 of 121
*dusts thread off*

Hey, anybody still here? lol

Just popping in to say hey to everyone and hope that everyone is well.
post #87 of 121
Thread Starter 

Hi there!! I've been feeling bad about neglecting the thread recently, but I'm always around MDC somewhere.



Hope everyone else is having a great fall!!


Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 4:20pm
post #88 of 121
I'm here! I can't wait for this semester to be over...it's kicking my you know what. I am sooo sleep deprived that I work, I go to school and I sleep. That's it. My next semester is AWESOME though! I'm in school from 11-12:20 and then 7:10-9:55 on Mondays, 12:30-3:15 on Tuesdays/Thursdays and 11-12:20 on Wednesdays/Fridays. I'll get to sleep again! I can even get a second job.

I'm moving cross-country for school (hopefully!!) in August 2011, so I have less than a year left here. That's so weird to me! School has been going well though, and I found out that my scholarship is for ten semesters, which means I'll be able to use it towards the remaining three years of my double major undergraduate degrees (spanish and foreign language education) AND my master's. I just have to cover housing/living expenses.

I get to be in my cousin's wedding next month. She's only 19! I know that's not necessarily too young, but it's weird for me.
post #89 of 121
Thread Starter 
I remember semesters like that! Sounds like next semester will be good though. My college had a trend towards not having lots of Friday classes but I think I always ended up with Friday classes :-( One semester I had a Friday afternoon chemistry lab and that really blew! Yay for your scholarship!! Now that I've been out of school for a year+, I can say that it would be awesome to not have student loans to worry about every month.

One of my cousins got married at 19. We're close in age and I thought it was nuts at the time. When I was 19, marriage wasn't even on my radar! I'm only just thinking about it seriously now and I'm 27!

We're possibly looking at another semi-long-distance move in the near future too. My contract at work isn't getting renewed, so I'm trying to find a new job. On top of that, our landlady and her family are moving back to their native country and selling our house, so we're not sure what's gonna happen with our living situation. We've always wanted to move to Ithaca, so we're thinking about just going for it now. Ithaca is where we'd like to settle for the long term, so we're thinking we might as well just try to head up there now. I've actually never been there, but I think I'd be happy there. I really just don't want to think about actually physically packing up and moving (AGAIN! we've moved twice in the past 18mo. and one of those moves involved hundreds of miles! With lots of pets and heavy things!).

I so wish the timing was better with regards to my health and I'd just take this break from work to have a baby. 18 more months and I'm good to go!
post #90 of 121
it is so dead in here we need to start up some kind of game or discussion!
post #91 of 121
Thread Starter 

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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 4:18pm
post #92 of 121
My favorite band thats hard to say i really enjoy jam bands, and i love country i pretty much love all music but i dont like christian or jazz.
my favorite movies of all time are The 60's and Almost Famous i also love Dick, the Royal Tenenbaums and Garden State alot.

I dont have TV but i do watch it online alot when i'm bored. my favorite show of all time is called American Dreams, but i also love shows like Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, and Veronica Mars. I'm also obsessed with wedding shows even tho idk if i wanna ever get legally married
post #93 of 121
What's your favorite music/band/artist/song...whatever you feel like sharing. What's your least favorite?

Man, im a music fanatic, so i couldnt name my favorite song/band/artist for the life of me, lol. My favorite music all depends on my mood at the time.

What about movies? TV (if you watch TV) Im not much of a movie person ( i get irritated at the "committment" it takes to watch a movie, lol). As far as TV, im pretty much a Cooking Channel/Food Network fan. Thas pretty much all i DVR. Oh and i also like to DVR shows off the the channel Current, Planet Green and Comedy Central.
post #94 of 121
Ok, so i have another baby related question tho, lol

So, ...how "out" are you guys about your "alternative" plans for pregnancy and motherhood? Like, do you blog about it, talk about it with friends, discuss on sites or on Twitter/Facebook and stuff like that?

Ive pretty much been in hiding (lol) so i just usually go around bookmarking all these things like sites, books and other things that im interested in and keep the things im learning/planning on to myself, especially since pretty much everyone in my peer group is pregnant or has a small child at home and are overwhelmingly mainstream in their thinking wrt to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.

I dunno, im just thinking of not hiding anymore but im nervous as to how people will react.
post #95 of 121
I'm super out, i post midwifery stuff all the time on my FB everyone knows i'm super into natural birth.
post #96 of 121
Hi!

What kind of birth are you hoping for? Water, home, home water, hospital, etc?

Birth center, home birth would be more ideal

-Any more name ideas?

I have a full name picked out for a boy, no names at all for girl
My Dh doesn't agree with the first name of the boy atm

-Where do you want to live/where do you live?

I would like to live close to my parents when I have my first LO


-How many kiddos do you want, and does anyone plan to adopt?


I would love 3 or 4 biological children, girls or boys doesn't matter. I have always felt like my first would be a boy.


*Do you have any hobbies?*

Tons

*What do you do as a job?

This is hard question as my chosen profession and education does not match up anymore with what I want to do in life.

*Any non-crunchy confessions?*

Sure

1. Do you have any pets?

I adore my dogs

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?

I have been buying cute clothes sparingly for years. I have about 7 or 8 outfits, all boys but I wouldn't have any qualms about dressing a girl in them. One pair of shoes. A several baby books by Sears and related material.

3. Favorite food?

Too many to list. Total foodie here.

4. What brought you to MDC?

Researching NFP

5. Random fact about yourself
I am a total night owl
post #97 of 121
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Originally Posted by Brown Lioness View Post
So, ...how "out" are you guys about your "alternative" plans for pregnancy and motherhood? Like, do you blog about it, talk about it with friends, discuss on sites or on Twitter/Facebook and stuff like that?
IRL I will tell others if asked, but don't go into too much detail. In general I do not volunteer information except with two or three people. I have learned not to volunteer my opinions on these types of things in general as they are so vastly opposite than all the people I know in real life and the conversations are awkward. I would not and do not use facebook as a medium for expressing my views.
post #98 of 121
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Originally Posted by aquarius aspiring View Post
I was mentioning to DH the other day that I wanted kids, dogs, and cats. His reply: Who's gonna pay for it all?
That is why we haven't had a LO already, even though we were ready in other aspects. Gotta love money, rational thinking, and planning huh?
post #99 of 121
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Originally Posted by aquarius aspiring View Post
I was mentioning to DH the other day that I wanted kids, dogs, and cats. His reply: Who's gonna pay for it all?
That is why we haven't had a LO already, even though we were ready in other aspects. Gotta love money, rational thinking, and planning huh?

 

*sigh* Yeah. I wish my biological clock understood money and rational thinking. :p

post #100 of 121

I went to a friend's birthday party last night and she had invited her neighbors over. The neighbors have a 3-year-old and a 5-month-old. I was hoping I would get to hold the baby and...well, I got to hold him for a half hour. I kind of baby-napped him. *blush* The parents were fine with it and I walked him around the house and talked to him. After a while, he got to be quite the heavy little guy. Today, my arms are sore! I realized last night that I have to be in much better shape for pregnancy, birth, and carrying a babe around!

 

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In honor of your sig Shaina, how about a discussion about music? What's your favorite music/band/artist/song...whatever you feel like sharing. What's your least favorite?

What about movies? TV (if you watch TV)

 

So, ...how "out" are you guys about your "alternative" plans for pregnancy and motherhood? Like, do you blog about it, talk about it with friends, discuss on sites or on Twitter/Facebook and stuff like that?

 

My tastes in music change all the time. For the past few months, I've been listening to positive/Christian music and I'm not religious at all. I also downloaded the soundtracks to Grey's Anatomy and it makes for good homework music. Kate Havnevik and Ingrid Michaelson ended up being my favorite artists from those soundtracks. My standby favorites are The Beatles, Elton John, Carol King...oldies. :D I listen to pretty much everything, except for rap, I guess.

 

Movies and TV: I keep up with Grey's Anatomy and Glee. I started to watch House again this season, but it's gotten boring. I also like to watch Hoarders (inspires me to clean!), but try to skip the episodes with rotten food (eww!). Umm...DH and I went through re-runs of Stargate: SG-1 recently. As for movies, I tend to watch chick flicks, but I also like The Bourne Identity trilogy. I watched Brokeback Mountain for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it, but I don't know if I can watch it again. Love, Actually is one of my favorites, but I can only watch it around Christmas time.

 

As for being "out" about alternative plans for pregnancy and motherhood, I mostly keep it to myself. I'm afraid other people will think I'm nuts because everyone else has kids already and I don't. I bookmark a ton of sites on my computer and read a lot of books, but I don't really talk to people about these plans and ideas except you all on Mothering. :)

 


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 12/31/11 at 6:01pm
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