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Spotlight on travelmumma!

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Thread Starter 

Time to find out everything you ever wanted to know about our lovely "Spotlight" creator.  

 

Your turn travelmumma!  

 

Ask away, gals.  

post #2 of 25

What is your favorite book?

How did you and your DH meet?

post #3 of 25

How did you become interested in homebirth?  What is your favorite food (when you can eat)?

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Originally Posted by darkblue0729 View Post

What is your favorite book?

How did you and your DH meet?

Fav Book.. Hmm thats hard! I read the Harry Potters fairly often as my "comfort book" when I am sick or tired, so they have been getting a work out this pregnancy!! But generally I love fantasy books, which have a theme of post apocalyptic worlds... Think Hunger Games and Stepheanie Mayers "The Host".

 

love.gif I love how DH and I met!! We are both actors and performers, and he had been cast in a play that I was auditioning for. I walked into the theatre to audition, the director quickly introduced us then I went off and auditioned.. it turns out that the character I was auditioning for was his characters love interest in the play!! Anyhoo I left audition thinking I hadn't got it, but sent a text to my best friend and mum saying that I had just seen the most beautiful man ever. Long story short- I got the role, but he got bumped from his role, but ended up working on the play anyway! :) We went out to breakfast a week later, and the rest is history!! love.giflove.giflove.gif Nawww lol

post #5 of 25
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How did you become interested in homebirth?  What is your favorite food (when you can eat)?

Not sure how I became interested in home birth.. It happened about 2.5 years ago.. I have always been interested in birth and pregnancy (would love to be a midwife one day). I think the thing that got me was it just fit in with how I live my life, just normal and natural and what seems "right" (for me).

That and I read an amazing birth story that involved the husband and children, and after babe was born they just got into bed. No biggie lol. Just normal! The mum also quoted "Made at home, grown at home, born at home." It immediately made sense to me!!

 

Food- Hmmm! My homemade burritos!!! And any kind of pasta!!

post #6 of 25

Tell us about your travels. Also, what inspires you most on a daily basis? 

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Tell us about your travels. Also, what inspires you most on a daily basis? 

Um travels... Well the kinda travelling I like to do is backpack kind of stuff! Mixed with volunteering, and lots of hiking! I have been to Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand x 2 and USA x 2. 

But my most fav travel memory by far was travelling to Thailand for the first time, by myself, and volunteering at an infants orphanage. (Get the tissues ready ladies!!!!).. While I was there I became really attached to a 6 month old girl called Cha... She had been abandoned twice. Once by her mother, then once by her grandmother (think basket on the door step situation)..... She had severe attachment issue. (Once you made eye contact with her you couldn't break it. If you did she would SCREAM for HOURS in a blind panic)..... One day I was there volunteering and I was giving her cuddles and not looking away from her eyes... And she fell asleep in my arms. Later the nuns told me that I was the first person to EVER rock her to sleep while looking into her eyes... redface.gif

 

Inspiration- Ummm... No idea lol! The fact that I am someones Mumma now keeps me pushing forward. And also having grown up in an abusive family makes me want to get on with everyday and "make something of my life" and be happy, to show that the greatest revenge is living a healthy and happy life :)

post #8 of 25

What a sad sweet story Travelmumma. I'm glad she had that moment with you. Would you ever like to adopt? Is international adoption hard in Australia? How many children would you like to have eventually or are you happy with one? Do you have family nearby? 

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What a sad sweet story Travelmumma. I'm glad she had that moment with you. Would you ever like to adopt? Is international adoption hard in Australia? How many children would you like to have eventually or are you happy with one? Do you have family nearby? 

My husband and I plan on adopting, but it is exceptionally difficult in Australia. On average about 5-10 years wait and over $40,000 most times. We are looking at adopting from China or Thailand. As soon as I walked into the orphanage I knew I had to take all of them home!!! :) But the rules and regulations are stringent, and we don't yet fit them (have to be married for more than 5 years and off certain medications that I am currently taking etc etc). But yes! Its definitely on the cards!

 

I would love 4 kids! Biological and adoptive! A lovely blend of both would be great! But who knows how it will all go :)

 

I have a much older sister and brother (22 and 20 years older than me) who live a block away and an hour away. We aren't very close at all, but their children and I adore each other! I love being an aunty to my beautiful 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

And my mother lives 2 hours away, but we aren't close either.

 

Having said that, my husbands mum lives 40 mins away, and she is glorious! She popped up for lunch yesterday and made us roast! And bought a whole heap of new babe clothes! I love her!!

 

Thats why I want lots of kids!! :) So they have people to love and relate to!

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What is your favorite place in Australia, and why? I'd  also love to know more about your journey to vegetarianism!

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do you have any feelings about whether it's a boy or girl?

is the baby going to be vegetarian, too?

are you planning on being a SAHM?

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What is your favorite place in Australia, and why? I'd  also love to know more about your journey to vegetarianism!

Umm, my fav place in Oz is probably Brisbane! Its the capitol of Queensland (where I was born), and I love it because its so laid back, and everything smells and feels like "home". Its always pretty sunny and warm too so that helps :)

 

My Veg Journey started when I was 8.. We lived on a farm and for my cousins 21st we had a pig on a spit... My parents got me to kill it :( I haven't eaten pork since. (Never letting my kids do that).

Then when I was 13 I got quite sick and couldn't stomach much food, and meat didn't sound appetising... That plus I was going through my "hippy teenage phase" and I just didn't eat it again.... So am vegetarian only for the moral reasons! :) Because trust me I could devour bacon lol

post #13 of 25
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do you have any feelings about whether it's a boy or girl?

is the baby going to be vegetarian, too?

are you planning on being a SAHM?

As soon as we got BFP a voice in my head screamed "GIRL!!!!" so I think its a girl, but the more we call Albi "Albie" the more I play with the possibility it could be a boy (just because Albi sounds like a boys name to me).

This babe won't be veg. DH isn't, so this household isn't and won't be. DH prob eats meat only once a week or so depending on cravings etc, so babe will just eat what we are eating, which will mostly be veg, but meat if DH wants to cook it for him/her and babe wants to eat it :) I don't have a problem with anyone else eating meat :)

 

Ummm. Good question! We are still playing it by ear! We are hoping that I will have finished my degree by time bad comes along, so I will def have at least 8 months off at home, and depending how finances are I prob will be a SAHM for the first year.. But like I said nothing set in stone because I know feelings change once babe comes along :)

post #14 of 25

What's your favorite dessert?  Where are the next couple places that you'd love to travel to?  If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?  haha - sorry!  I'm short on questions today!  Seriously, though?

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What's your favorite dessert?  Where are the next couple places that you'd love to travel to?  If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?  haha - sorry!  I'm short on questions today!  Seriously, though?

Hahaha kel! Good Q's!

My fav desert would prob be chocolate pudding!! But only if my MIL makes it!! :) in fact anything my MIL makes!!

Super power... Probably to be able to talk to animals and plants! Lol how hippy is that?!!?

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You mentioned you don't have any homebirthing or AP friendly friends. What do you think will be the biggest challenges you face in parenting around others who think more mainstream? Have you thought of ways to connect with more like-minded folks? (OK the 2nd half of that sounds more like advice than a ? lol)
 

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Originally Posted by segolilymama View Post

You mentioned you don't have any homebirthing or AP friendly friends. What do you think will be the biggest challenges you face in parenting around others who think more mainstream? Have you thought of ways to connect with more like-minded folks? (OK the 2nd half of that sounds more like advice than a ? lol)
 

Hmm I think the biggest problems i will face regarding friends and family and AP will be the comments. Negative comments really punch holes in my confidence for a while.

I suppose it will mainly be the misconceptions that frustrate me- "By wearing her/him, you are spoiling her/him and you will never be able to put them in a day care."  "You will suffocate your baby if you co-sleep"  "Extended breastfeeding makes your milk go off/gives the baby mouth problems/will make him a pervert."

Just writing some of those make me laugh!

 

Luckily I have recently found an AP group close by! We meet up every 2 weeks, and they have been amazing, helping me find cloth nappies/midwives/information/doctors etc, so I think that will definitely make things a whole lot easier, fun and more comfortable! :) Gotta love like minded Mummas!

post #18 of 25

Squeee! So glad that you found a group of mamas that are supportive!! joy.gif And what a brilliant idea to start creating a safe circle of friends and like-minded support now! You are going to be such a fantastic mama!

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Edited by nhklh - 11/16/13 at 12:46am
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What do you consider to be your vices?

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