I am a semi-crunchy new mommy to a sweet baby girl. My daughter was born on 2-25-13. She is a little doll! We breastfeed, co-sleep, babywear, and use some natural products.
I have not been able to get into cloth diapering as the two times I used them (BG AIOs) they leaked all over me. I felt like I would be spending so much time spraying, washing, rushing to the bathroom, etc. that I wouldn't be able to enjoy my baby!
I had an all natural labor at a freestanding birth center with midwives that ended in hospital transfer. My water broke, I labored naturally for 20 hours at the birth center, dilated 3 cm in that time, transferred to hospital, got pit/epi, pushed for 3 hours, my daughter was born with vacuum extraction, and I had a 2nd degree tear. She was 7#11oz, 19 in, and so beautiful and perfect!
I did not have the beautiful birth experience that I imagined, but I was happy to have my sweet baby and to have avoided a ceserean. We will try again with the next baby when the time comes!
I hope to get to know people on this forum, hear stories, and share stories!