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post #141 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 25
Where are you? Washington
Are you currently PG? Yes-hopefully I'll have the baby today or tomorrow!
Are you/Did you UP? I did for the first months and I am again as of a last week!
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some.
Have you UCed before? No
About your family: I live with Dh and we're expecting our first. Our families are all out of state.
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? Since 2003
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? None yet
Will your older children be present for the birth? Maybe
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? We'll do a sidecar crib
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Undecided. I'm a no-vaxer and DH is a delayed, selective-vaxer.
Circumcise your baby? Yes
Homeschool? Hopefully!
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Kosher, easing ourselves into a mostly vegetarian diet- we only eat poultry and fish, but eventually may cut that out as well.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yes
Sign with your baby? Maybe.
Read to your newborn? Yes
Work outside the home? Part time for as long as I have to. Hopefully Dh will be able to spport us with the next few month or year.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Only if I have to.
Recycle? No... I need to start again.

Own or foster pets? Not yet, but we want to once we're in a house and have the time and room to provide a good quality of life for them.
Follow a religion? Messianic Judaism.
Encourage higher education? I will encourage them to either get an education or some sort of training so they can have a career. Vocational school, college, military, interships- whatever they want.
Generally support union activity? I dunno.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Some, mostly for animal rights reasons.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? No. I don't want any plastic crap until the "put everything in your mouth" stage has passed.
Toy guns? I hope not, but DH is a big self-defense guy, so I may have to bend on that one...
Other toy weapons? See above.
Branded characters? Probably although it makes me sick thinking about it...

Are you a feminist? No.
City, Town or Rural? City
Do you vote? Some. I don't vote for candidates, but I do vote to support or block issues.
Where do you fall politically? Nowhere. I'm a moral republican, but a social democrat. I don't vote for candidates because I can't control the outcome of their choices, but I do vote issues. I'm big on the environment, social reforms and education though.

Use a pacifier with your baby? We have a few per DH's request, but we'll see how much we actually use them.

Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? A what?
post #142 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 22
Where are you? Wisconsin
Are you currently PG? 6wks
Are you/Did you UP? No, I will be sparsely seeing my OB.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No. I will be telling my closest friends only. I do not want CPS involved in my life for someone elses hangups and 'ignorance'.
Have you UCed before? No, I have not. Still reading up on it - leaning towards it.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? ~5yrs.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1 son, will be 2 in september - 2.5 when new arrival comes.
Will your older children be present for the birth? I believe so, we will take it as it comes.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Absolutely.
Wear your baby? As much as possible.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Nothing could stop me.
Immunize your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? NO!
Homeschool? Probable.
Follow a special diet? Yes, a healthy one.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Mostly downloaded dvds - but we catch the occassional sesame street. Would like to rid ourselves of tv after this years tour de france. (We're suckers for cycling.)
Sign with your baby? Yes, son knows more signs than words - help during the meltdowns. Love to sign.
Read to your newborn? As much as possible. I'll read My books to them - kill two birds with one stone. Infants just want the love, and I just need the literacy. :
Work outside the home? No, I work inside the home - artist and mother.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Nope.
Recycle? Yes.

Own or foster pets? Kitten. Real name Lemmi. Smart tabby.
Follow a religion? Just spiritual, nothing by a book for us.
Encourage higher education? No, not necessarily. I believe higher education has become a status symbol - and would like said children to find their own way, and if that includes higher education - fantastic, and if not - well, thats fantastic as well.
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Absolutely.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Hah, just gifts.
Toy guns? No thanks.
Other toy weapons? Nope.
Branded characters? Just Grover.

Are you a feminist? Humanist, but I've been called a feminist before.
City, Town or Rural? City.
Do you vote? Everytime.
Where do you fall politically? Extremist Liberal Libertarian. (For the most part.)


Use a pacifier with your baby? No way. I'm his 'pacifier.'
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Absolutely.
post #143 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 21
Where are you? Southern California
Are you currently PG? nope
Are you/Did you UP? I havent, but hope to with the next one
Are you telling others about your UC plans? i have mentioned it a few times, but i will probably just keep it to myself when the time comes
Have you UCed before? No.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years, married 3
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2yo ds, and 6 month dd
Will your older children be present for the birth? ideally, yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? all the time
Wear your baby? When we are out, sometimes around the house
Cloth-diaper? yep
Breastfeed? yep
Immunize your baby? gross
Circumcise your baby? over my dead body
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? not really

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? a little
Read to your newborn? i do a little right now, hope to read more
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? Trying to

Own or foster pets? No
Follow a religion? Christians
Encourage higher education? If they want to, i will do all i can to help them acheive that goal, if not, i will support them in that as well
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? sure

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yeah
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? Nope.
Branded characters? a few here and there
Are you a feminist? not really
City, Town or Rural? i prefer rural.
Do you vote? no, but i should.
Where do you fall politically? probably a bit in the middle

Use a pacifier with your baby? No way.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? if s/he wants.
post #144 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 28
Where are you? Texas
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes I did with #2, and yes, I am with #3
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No. Actually we are telling that we plan a hospital birth.
Have you UCed before? Tried to but I have *issues* - trying again

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 30
How long have you been with your s.o.? married 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? dd 2.5, ds 9 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? I hope so.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? yes - we're Jewish (observant)
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? kosher and gluten free, organic and whole foods as possible and practical

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? nah, my kids are early talkers
Read to your newborn? No, they got their whole lives to read, I read when they display an interest (which is pretty early anyway since we are big readers)
Work outside the home? no
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? no
Recycle? yes

Own or foster pets? 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses, 3 goats, and a fish
Follow a religion? Judaism
Encourage higher education? Absolutely. DH and I both have graduate degrees. One of my kids *will* go to Purdue and carry on the family tradition
Generally support union activity? No, I have blue collar and white collar family members and all have unfavorable opinions toward union activity.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? No

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yes
Toy guns? not for babies, unless you count the bubble gun
Other toy weapons? I don't have problems with pirate swords, but again not a baby toy.
Branded characters? sure

Are you a feminist? by some definition
City, Town or Rural? rural
Do you vote?yes
Where do you fall politically? extremely conservative (I think most republicans are "liberal")


Use a pacifier with your baby? yes
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? sure
post #145 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 32
Where are you? Brisbane, Australia
Are you currently PG? No, well, i might be...
Are you/Did you UP? yep.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Just good friends.
Have you UCed before? No, planned homebirths for me.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 10 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 - 3 years, and 1 year.
Will your older children be present for the birth? both.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes, yes, yes!!!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? Absolutely NOT!!
Homeschool? No
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No
post #146 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29
Where are you? Toronto
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? certain friends, yes; family and everyone else thinks we have a midwife
Have you UCed before? no, this is my first pregnancy

About your family:
How old is your significant other? I have two. One is 44 and the other is 31.
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years and 3 years, respectively.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? none
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? definitely
Wear your baby? babies. yes.
Cloth-diaper? yes.
Breastfeed? definitely.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? delayed at least until age 2, and then only selectively (which may end up meaning not at all)
Circumcise your baby? hell no. not even if I were Jewish.
Homeschool? possibly.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) wheat-free, low-sugar, low carb, high protein (I'm hypoglycemic).
post #147 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 33
Where are you? Manitoba, Canada
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? some people mainly if they ask, definitely not my mil
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 bio daughters 15 and 13 dp has twin daughters 7
Will your older children be present for the birth? The older dd's have been told they are welcome but have declined, "no way, I'm going to grandma's" was their response

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? yes.
Cloth-diaper? yes with plans of diaper free
Breastfeed? yes.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? NO
Circumcise your baby? NEVER
Homeschool? would love to if circumstances are right
Follow a special diet? not generally, every once in awhile I go as raw as possible

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes
Sign with your baby? yes
Read to your newborn? yes
Work outside the home? not for the first 8-10 months then I plan to start my own business and have flexible work schedule
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? maybe preschool but not daycare
Recycle? yes

Own or foster pets? yes, 1 dog (my sidekick) and 4 cats
Follow a religion? pagan
Encourage higher education? Yes, I believe education is essential for girls (I currently have 4 girls so that is my focus)
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? yes

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yes
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? NO.
Branded characters? not generally
Are you a feminist? yes
City, Town or Rural? currently city but rural country girl at heart
Do you vote? Yes in my world there isn't an option
Where do you fall politically? hmmmm probably somewhere in the middle

Use a pacifier with your baby? Never
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? prehaps for a while, my dd's each had one for security when visiting overnight at their dad's (we seperated when they were young)
post #148 of 236
How old are you? 22
Where are you? BC, Canada
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? very few people will know ahead of time, since few would understand
Have you UCed before? no, dd was born in hospital with midwives
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1 daughter, born 9/05
Will your older children be present for the birth? that is the plan for now!
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? we do and will
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes, and ec
Breastfeed? of course!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? probably not, maybe a couple when they are older
Circumcise your baby? never
Homeschool? at least for the early years
Follow a special diet? no, but we try to eat traditional foods and organic
post #149 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 22
Where are you? Currently Florida.
Are you currently PG? Not yet.
Are you/Did you UP? I will be having an unassisted pregnancy when pregnant.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only very close, trusted friends and family.
Have you UCed before? No, I have never been pregnant.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? The hubster just turned 27.
How long have you been with your s.o.? 3 years.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? No buhbees yet!
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A (they will most likely be at sibling(s)' birth(s) in the future.)

Will you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? Yes.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Human milk for humans!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? His body. His choice. RIC is barbaric and wrong. :
Homeschool? Yes--leaning towards unschooling.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Lacto-ovo vegetarian, but hubster is an omnivore. Children will be veg-heads : until they are old enough to completely understand where meat comes from, and then they can decide for themselves if they'd like to eat meat.

Nice to meet everyone!
post #150 of 236
About you:

Language spoken? french, please be lenient :
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 28
Where are you? Montreal
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some
Have you UCed before? No

About your family:

How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? 6 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Two DD, 4 and 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes

Will you/ do you:

Co-Sleep? Yes, we share a family bedroom
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes, and EC
Breastfeed? Yes, probably with my 2 years old too if she continue like this!
Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Unschool
Follow a special diet? No, but I use to be Vegan before my PG's nauseas
post #151 of 236
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 39.
Where are you? Scotland.
Are you currently PG? No.
Are you/Did you UP? Yes I did.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I did not.
Have you UCed before? Twice.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? Single mom.
How long have you been with your s.o.?
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 14, 11 and 9.
Will your older children be present for the birth? They were.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yep.
Wear your baby? Totally.
Cloth-diaper? I did.
Breastfeed? I did.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? None at all for all 3 dc.
Circumcise your baby? No way!
Homeschool? Have done for periods of time.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Vegetarian.
post #152 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 18! :
Where are you? Switzerland, soon to be NorCal
Are you currently PG? 30 weeks!
Are you/Did you UP? Nope. Love ultrasound pics too much!
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yep. Pretty up front about it, if they express interest. Also up front about the fact that it isn't up for debate.
Have you UCed before? Nope, first baby.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 22
How long have you been with your s.o.? A year...:
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Just baby on the way.
Will your older children be present for the birth? N/A
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? Yes.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Yes.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? Well, it's supposed to be a girl, but dp and I are still working out the answer, in the event that it is a boy.
Homeschool? Yes.
Follow a special diet? Um....low-dairy, but nothing really specific. We love food too much! (Especially carcass!)
post #153 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 31
Where are you? Southern Oregon, on the I5 corridor
Are you currently PG? Yes, 36th week!
Are you/Did you UP? Yes, with current pregnancy
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only if it comes up
Have you UCed before? No

About your family:
How old is your dh? 31 also
How long have you been with your dh? Over 13 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? ages 3 1/2, 6 and 8 1/2
Will your older children be present for the birth? Hopefully

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, fulltime at first, then part-time after about 10 months.
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes, usually for 2 years.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No!
Homeschool? No
Follow a special diet? We are mostly vegetarian, but occasionally eat fish

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? with my DH, we watch "Lost", PBS at night, and sometimes videos. The kids rarely watch videos, but it's usually as a family.
Sign with your baby? a little.
Read to your newborn? We read to the kids a lot, so baby is there, too, listening!
Work outside the home? I have a Waldorf preschool in my home three mornings a week. (but I take the summer off!)
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? My 3 yr old is with me.
Recycle? Yes!
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? huh?
Own or foster pets? 5 chickens, 3 cats, 1 dog
Follow a religion? no
Encourage higher education? It will depend on the child. We will HEAVILY discourage debt, though.
Generally support union activity? Yes.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Absolutely, lots of them.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? no
Toy guns? absolutely not
Other toy weapons? swords are okay
Branded characters? no

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury?
Conventional medicine? used to treat strep throat
Homeopathic? No
Chiropractic? No
Herbal? Yes
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes
Ayurvedic? No
Other/describe? I primarily use acupuncture for myself.

Are you a feminist? Yes
City, Town or Rural? A rural town (pop 16,000)
Do you vote? Absolutely yes!
Where do you fall politically? I'm a registered democrat, but sometimes vote green party too

Use a pacifier with your baby? Never tried
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? My kids have never attached to anything like that, but I would allow it.
post #154 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30 next month
Where are you? Canada
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? This time yes and last time I stopped going at about 20 wks
Are you telling others about your UC plans? very few
Have you UCed before? yes, after 2 c-sections

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? met Aug. 2001, married July 2002
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Yes- 3 boys, see signature
Will your older children be present for the birth? Maybe

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? during infancy, but ours are giants and our bed isn't big enough
Wear your baby? If I can- my joints are hypermobile, so it only works when they're under 20 lbs, so for about 1 1/2 to 2 months so far
Cloth-diaper? I wish we could
Breastfeed? Yes, without supplementation and delayed introduction of solids- #3 didn't have solids until 1 yr.
Vaccinate your baby? Absolutely not and under no circumstances (shudder)
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Unschool
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Used to be 90% raw, but then moved up north, so now we just try to eat as much unprocessed actual food as possible

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? no
Sign with your baby? no- ours have all been really early talkers, words commence streaming out at four months
Read to your newborn? Absolutely
Work outside the home? no, but I'd like to have time in my studio to work in home
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Only if I died or dh did and I couldn't figure out a better way
Recycle? we don't have a program up here

Own or foster pets? we might soon
Follow a religion? non-institutional christianity
Encourage higher education? I encourage my children to pursue their gifts/talents/abilities and if that means college/university, then I will support them. Otherwise, if they can live without institutional 'education', I will encourage them to do so while living a life of learning.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes

Children's possessions:
Plastic toys? I HATE plastic, but it has crept in by way of well-meaning friends/family
Toy guns? no
Other toy weapons? I don't have a problem with skill-building ones like bow and arrow and fencing swords, but I would encourage dc to make them instead of buying
Branded characters? no

Are you a feminist? no
City, Town or Rural? isolated town in the far north
Do you vote? no
Where do you fall politically? Depends on the individual issues; I don't care for 'platforms.' And since it is still legal to abstain from handing my vote to a representative, I choose to retain it so that when asked or internally compelled, I still have a 'say'. Canada functions with a 'first-past-the-post representational government, so my stance makes sense here- I don't know how I'd deal with the US system

Use a pacifier with your baby? no- I'm the pacifier
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? If he wants one. Ds3 is the first to show an interest, and his is his 'baby', a 2" tall fabric finger puppet white bear. It conveniently fits in a pocket and inconveniently disappears frequently...

Medical views: I'm (now, after many bad experiences) a do-it-yourself-er if it's not literally life or death. I would have to believe that I would really die or be maimed if I didn't see a doctor, and also really believe and know from evidence that his/her intervention would actually help, to go. I think allopathic methods are really only necessary for true 'mechanical problems' like I've been hit by a car and my insides are mush; please reconstruct them and make them work again- they really suck for issues to do with overall health and well-being
post #155 of 236
How old are you? 35, will 36 when the baby comes unless it a week or so early
Where are you? South dakota that is why am I think of uc, It isillegal to have a assited homebirth
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP?
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only people who will support me.
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? old 42
How long have you been with your s.o.? 6 years married
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 4yr and 2yrs.
Will your older children be present for the birth? If they want to be
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper?yes
Breastfeed?yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?no
Circumcise your baby? only have girls but are not planning to if we have a boy
Homeschool? no
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc No wish we could afford to eat more organic foods.
post #156 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 29
Where are you? Central Alberta Canada
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? No
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Just my DH and my parents knew.
Have you UCed before? No, DS1 was a hospital birth, DS 2 was a UC
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 years, 9 married
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? DS1 5 years, DS2 6 Months
Will your older children be present for the birth? He was sleeping over at the inlaws when DS 2 was born.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? We cosleep with DS2. DS1 sleeps on his own now.
Wear your baby? Yes, Just bought a new Mei Tai today, Yipee!
Cloth-diaper? Yes with DS2, but not DS1.
Breastfeed? DS1 was BF until 9 months, DS 2 is still EBF.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? DS1 was immunized on schedule for the first year but is no longer up to date as we stopped immunizing. DS2 hasn't been immunized at all.
Circumcise your baby? Both DS's are intact.
Homeschool? NO
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No but I was Vegetarian for a few years and rarely eat meat even now.
post #157 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? Georgia
Are you currently PG? Yup!
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Enthusiastically!
Have you UCed before? Nope, first time!
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 35
How long have you been with your s.o.? 9 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? One, a 6 year old boy
Will your older children be present for the birth? As long as he's cool with it!
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Our son had DTaP. I don't know if I'd even get that one again. Anything we get would be selective and delayed.
Circumcise your baby? No!
Homeschool? Nope!
Follow a special diet? No
post #158 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 24
Where are you? Georgia
Are you currently PG? no
Are you/Did you UP? I guess not completely. I had u/s. But no regular care
Are you telling others about your UC plans?Told a few people.
Have you UCed before?yes 1 time

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.?5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?3, 4yo, 2yo, NB
Will your older children be present for the birth?they were

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?yes, currently with the 2yo and nb
Wear your baby?yes
Cloth-diaper?yes
Breastfeed?yes, tandeming
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?no
Circumcise your baby?no
Homeschool?yes
Follow a special diet? working von eating healthier, nothing specific at the moment
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 20
Where are you? Toledo Ohio
Are you currently PG? Yes. 27 weeks.
Are you/Did you UP? I've seen a midwife 3 times during this pregnancy (not before 15 weeks and no more here on out); my DD2 was a UP/UC though.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? If they ask.
Have you UCed before? Yes. 1 time.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 22
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 1/2 years. (5 in September)
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3. DD1 - 3 1/2, DD2 - 13 months. and DS - EDD 08/04/07
Will your older children be present for the birth? I want my 3 1/2 yr old there this time, but not the baby.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Always have, always will. DD1 til 3 years & 2 months, DD2 still current.
Wear your baby? I do sometimes. Usually I just carry. (I carry like 24/7 the first 6 months lol)
Cloth-diaper? DD1 no, DD2 yes, and here on out yes.
Breastfeed? YES.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? DD1, did most until 18 months old. DD2 has never had any. None will ever get any again.
Circumcise your baby? No I won't.
Homeschool? Yes.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Mostly vegetarian
post #160 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 31
Where are you? Southern California
Are you currently PG? Yes, very much so.
Are you/Did you UP? Yes, I am.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No, it's none of their business.
Have you UCed before? No.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? My wife is 30, my husband is 23 (I'm poly-fi).
How long have you been with your s.o.? Wife: 12yrs Husband: 3yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Bio: 3 DDs (10, 8.5, 5) 1 DS (due this month) NonBio: 3 DSDs (14, 8, 1), 2 DSSs (12, 5) + 1 DSS on the way (Aug/Sept 07)
Will your older children be present for the birth? I've left it up to them.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Home-school? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Vegetarian/vegan
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