Hi! I'm new here and as a first time pregnant lady. I'm 16 weeks pregnant with our first little guy or gal and this site was recommended to me by a friend. I'm super impressed already! (Though, as a long winded writer, I'm not so impressed with the 250 character limit in the profile sections!) So here is the long winded (or more detailed as I'd like to call it) version of me that didn't fit into the profile section.
I'm a 5+ generation French Canadian Vermonter with a strange sense of humor and I'm usually wearing a surly shell. I'm pregnant with our first babe who is due in mid June. I suffer from depression and it's one of my biggest challenges this first time around. I'm compassionate and have been an active citizen for as long as I can remember. From raking leaves for the elderly in my community as a youngster to teaching english and learning about the affects of war decades later in Vietnam as a college student to volunteering for various events and organizations as an adult. I live a "Get Involved, Volunteer, Do Good" life model. Be nice to your neighbor and fellow humans (and all creatures of course) and they will hopefully do the same. I love to travel and hope to travel western and southern Europe via bike, train and foot some day.
In my free time like to first and foremost, cook and bake as well as read, craft and listen to music. I'm learning to play the mandolin and trying to teach myself how to knit and crochet more complicated things then scarves and washcloths! In Vermont it's 2-3 winter but my favorite season is summer. I love hot weather and being in the sun. I like to snowshoe, hike/walk in the woods with the dog while the snow is flying and in the warmer months I have picked up road biking and love to again hike/walk in the woods with the dog (and the husband), wade in the many rivers in our area, garden, frequent the local farmers markets and pick the in season fruits.