The Roll Call thread is sort of brief, so let's write a little bit more about ourselves here as we settle in.
I'm a 30-year-old midwesterner, part-time pharmacist, married to my awesome husband since 2007. He is a writing teacher. We met online and I am a big fan of all things online (including my awesome DDC from the first time around, which is still quite active on Facebook), but prefer not to use my first name on the Internet if I can help it. Our daughter was born in June 2011 and is talking up a storm. I rate myself as medium-crunchy, though my perspective on medicine tends to land me somewhere between crunchy and "normal" (it's a wide "somewhere", I bet a lot of us are here). I had a non-medicated hospital birth attended by a CNM, and hope for another one. We breastfed up until just recently (I weaned because I don't want to tandem-nurse, but she didn't seem too fussed about it so I think she was more or less ready) and use cloth diapers, and I try to keep our diet relatively free of processed foods, but I'm not too much of a purist about it.
My big parenting sticking point is that I feel my own mother was super-critical and I don't want my children to grow up feeling like their parents don't love them and they can never do anything right. My daughter is still young, so I am still exploring various strategies and she is probably too young for many of them, but I try to communicate with her as far as possible and show respect for her perspective and wishes, and also to tell her about a million times a day that I love her and am glad I have her. I have no clue from example how to do this, but so far I think it's going okay.
Can't wait to meet all of you!