hello - I guess I just slipped in under the wire here - I'm due Aug. 30 / 31. I'm a little scared of even joining the DDC because my fear of loss is really huge at the moment having had a few recent losses. Still, I'm trying to be confident and use a lot of visualizing to strengthen the pregnancy.
I'm a 37 yo WAHM / WOHM (part-time research / part-time office work) of a 3 yo DD living in a small East Coast town. My DH is wonderful and very involved, but is away a lot with his work (sometimes months, once a whole year). We have no family in the province, so I rely a lot on friends and my own inner resources. I am a nature girl, having grown up in the deep woods off the grid, but I also love parts of urban life and we have a great neighbourhood that makes driving unnecessary most days.
I practiced the usual AP things with my DD - baby wearing, cosleeping, extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering - and spend a lot of time cooking and making stuff with my daughter. Other interests include international travel, literature, photography, camping, wine (on hold for the time being!), and exploring ideas around parenting and childhood development.
I am excited to be here and get to know all of you on this journey!