Hi Toronto ladies!
Thought I would join in on the chat. My name is Kelly. I am in Vaughan, first time mum of a 3 1/2 month old wonderful little girl. I've been enjoying all the learning that motherhood brings, even though SO many things have not turned out in ways I've expected, it's been a pretty amazing experience so far all the same. I've found AP fits in with all the philosophy I didn't even realize I had until baby came along (particularly as I was not able to breastfeed very long) so things like babywearing, co-sleeping, etc. have contributed greatly to our bonding experience. I am currently loving the year-long maternity leave available in Canada (I am from the US, and the envy of all my friends/family there) and already agonizing about going back to work...I can't imagine leaving my little button! (button girl is my nickname for her ;)
In other areas, we've delayed vaccination by a month (wanted to go later, but traveling internationally with her at Christmas time, so made the decision to go ahead), and don't plan to have flu shots or chicken pox vaxes, among other things. We love the Moby Wrap (and have interest in all baby carriers), plan to make all our own baby food (excited to get the Super Baby Food book by Ruth Yaron for Christmas - any other book recommendations on this topic would be appreciated!), and are very interested in the possibility of homeschooling as well.
Our ultimate dream is to have 4 little ones and live in the country (or at very least create a great garden here outside our city home), and to have the ability for me to be a SAHM while our kids are young, though not sure how possible it will be (Oh - and I do want to eventually go to school for midwifery, and possibly study to be a doula in the meantime).
Anyway, would love the chance to join in with you other mums in discussion, particularly to have the opportunity to learn and ask questions of those of you who have done it for awhile! Looking forward to making new connections. :)