spotlight on AnyaRose!
Oh yay, my week. Which means September is CLOSE. (:
Yes! And it's been super so far. We've talked so much about Nico and laboring that I think it's helped us both get ready for the big day. I'm glad I made the choice I did, because I think my birth team is pretty awesome here. (:
I actually have a huge long video about this subject. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko6oJCDBIz4&feature=plcp
But to put it in writing... (: There are SEVERAL reasons I decided on Nico. His full name is Nicolas Cobourne because of international acceptability (meaning everyone around the world can pronounce Nico pretty easily), tons of nicknames (Nicolas, Nico, Nick, Cole, Cobourne, Coby, etc- it's hard to find nicknames for boys!), meaning (it means Victoriously Protected, which is pretty evident in his life so far) and overall how I just LOVE the name Nico. From the first time I saw him on an U/S, I thought of him as Nico secretly. (:
I'm 21! I turned and will turn a year older in April. (: It was funny to be in the USA on my birthday, 21 being such a big deal to states kids and me being so pregnant at the time. Luckily, I had my share of sips of wine in my life to be too bummed out not to be joining the other new 21 year olds in puking their eyes out of their birthday nights. (;
My mom's from England and my father is from Italy. As a family, we lived allllll over North America and Europe. They were bit of hippies, so we moved on whims often. When I moved out at 16, I moved to Asia, South America, and landed in North America recently. (:
I haven't actually. He stopped responding to my email and he blocked my phone number (which is ironic, since I'm still on his plan... who knows when my phone will "randomly" stop working). He's completely out of the picture, at the moment... but I still care so much for him. Which is a little silly since all of the harm he has put me through... but what can a heart do. I am considering getting him to sign full parental rights over to me, but I'm pretty unsure of everything at the moment, so I'm just waiting it out.
I model! (: Most of the time the shots I post have been published in some prego mag or are in an art gallery in some ritzy city. (: Other times, they are self portraits. I've been taking pictures since I was about 10 years old and usually don't find myself the subject...but pregnancy has allowed for some interesting self portraits. I can't WAIT to take pictures of my LO. There are going to be so many. (:
Anyway, they're awesome pictures.
I was a young mom too (pregnant at 19, had my daughter at 20) and became a single mom when my daughter was one. If I were smarter I would've left him when I was pregnant--
I think it is better and easier to be a single mom than to deal with an unsupportive or abusive (emotionally or physically) partner. Also you don't want to give someone like that power to parent your darling child.
In other words, I definitely believe it's probably for the best that you're on your own now.
I'm so happy to hear you have found good support for yourself!
I wish you the best of luck...
I had a water birth for my daughter's birth... and had a wonderful doula who was one birth away from becoming a midwife!
That was 14 years ago. Now I am having my second (due Sept.7th based on conception I think)... it's so different this time around.
The closeness I felt with my daughter when I was pregnant back then was an irreplacable, unforgettable feeling... she really helped me become a woman, connected to the earth and to my own wisdom.