OMG thank you ladies sooooo much! I actually just caught myself breathing a huge sigh of relief! Normally I wouldnt be phased, but with all the extra hormones, not to mention I'm in a SMALL cabin, in the middle of Alaska, in the middle of winter, but myself.... Off grid... haha (I can hear the generator pumping away while I use the internet) I just tend to have WAY more time to question myself during 'cabin fever season.'
Wendy, I have the feeling you and I would totally 'click' if we met.. You just LOOK like somone I'd know, you know?!? Man I don't know how I'd react if a hospital tried to call CPS under those kind of circumstances... I would be soooo PEEVED! I've had previous crummy experiences with the hospital and an OBGYN over an ectopic pregnancy back in Jan. I just felt like my options were smooshed, and no one would listen to me. I had to CONVINCE THEM that I had a ruptured tube.. Then was blamed by the OBGYN after the surgery.. Ick!
Raven, you're right about having lingering hard feelings. There is ANOTHER thread right before that one about 'hot button subjects'' And being a dummy, I answered honestly... I think I ruffled feathers even worse with that one... I basically pissed people off from my first post on there. It's just weird because people don't react to me like this AT ALL in my everyday life. And really, I consider myself to be very well rounded for the most part. So, I dunno what gives?
Jess, I REALLY liked your analogy with food simply because it is something I can relate to soo much! Just last night a girlfriend and I went grocery shopping together just for the company. And for the 'average' standards, my friend is pretty health conscious and is a healthy eater. She cooks alot for herself, eats veggies, etc. We started in the produce section, then to bulk foods section, dairy and meat.. Then we started going up and down the aisls... Abut halfway through, she realized I hadent put anything in my cart for a while... I told her I was done shopping back in the meat dept (I grabbed a beef liver, yumm) and I was just along for the ride from there on out! It dawned on me that I had NEVER been down the isle we were in. There you go, two different styles of 'natural diets'
Oh and Jess, I totally understand what you mean about the birth center.. We are actually moving in a week to a bigger place with a 'birthing room' actually added on by the previous family.. So I'm SUPER lucky to be able to now have a home birth.. Origionally our current place being soooo small, I was going to birth at our local center....They also happen to be pretty Rockin... At first, I was sad that I couldnt get a chance to birth there. (the big luxurious 'spa' type rooms, queen size beds, hand made quilts, birting tubs, fountainds, the whole shebang) Plus I love and trust the environment immensly, and know that their ideals match my goals. THAT for me feels 'natural'