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post #161 of 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Crunch View Post
Hey girls! I thought that this might be a fun way to get to know one another...
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 27
Where are you? SC
Are you currently PG? yep
Are you/Did you UP? yep for this one, saw a midwife 4 times with the last one.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? yup
Have you UCed before? yup
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2, ages 6 and 3, the 6 year old was a c section the 3 year old was a ubac waterbirth
Will your older children be present for the birth? yep, unless you'd like to babysit
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? i'm getting an amby bed this time around but we'll probably cosleep some
Wear your baby? yep if baby likes it. my second didnt.
Cloth-diaper? hoping to EC this time but will cloth if that doesnt work out
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? dunno yet. ds1 is fuly vax'd, ds2 is partially
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? yep
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) sort of, ds1 has a million allergies so we're mostly GF/CF soy free nut free

Well that's all I can think of for now, feel free to add your own questions.

Laura
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post #162 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 21
Where are you? minnesota
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? not a lot yet, but I will be after the birth.
Have you UCed before? no
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? one
If so, what ages? 15 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? yes, unless he wants to go over to his uncle louie's
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?yes
Wear your baby?yes
Cloth-diaper?yes, for the most part.
Breastfeed?yes, full term
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?no
Circumcise your baby?no
Homeschool?yes
Follow a special diet? just make sure everything is fresh and colourful
post #163 of 236
About You:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 35 now, was 32 when UCing
Where are you?Michigan
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP?Yes, until about 32 weeks when I had unexplained major bleeding. I had periodic care until the end of my pregnancy to ensure that the bleeding wasn't serious (it wasn't).
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No, I did not inform othrs of my UC intentions
Have you UCed before? No, I has not UC before

About your family:
How old is your significant other?38...was 35 when UCing
How long have you been with your s.o.? Since 1991
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3...see tag line
Will your older children be present for the birth? they were waiting in the car

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby?Yes
Cloth-diaper?Yes
Breastfeed?Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? N/A to UC, but no, none of my children are circ'ed
Homeschool? No
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)No
post #164 of 236
About me:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 33 earth years old
Where are you? SW Pennsylvania
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? Not sure what UP is (I plead ignorance)
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No! But my DH told his mother even though I told him not to...(sigh).
Have you UCed before? No
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 46 years old
How long have you been with your s.o.? married 8 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? zero
Will your older children be present for the birth? No
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? I'm going to try Elimination Communication with cloth diapers
Breastfeed? yes if possible
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Yes
Circumcise your baby? I don't think so.
Homeschool? Depends
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No.
post #165 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 43yr
Where are you? Northern MN
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yes
Have you UCed before? Yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 52yr
How long have you been with your s.o.? 22yr
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 6 (ages: 24yr, 21yr, 18yr, 9 yr, 5 yr and baby coming in Sept)
Will your older children be present for the birth? yes
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!
Homeschool? Yes, unschool
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) eat natural organic foods and like the NT way of eating.
post #166 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 25
Where are you? michigan
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? No
Are you telling others about your UC plans? no, I haven't even talked to to DH much about it!
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 30
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? 2
If so, what ages? 6 and 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? I think so
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? Probably
Breastfeed? yes, tandem with my yDD
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? yes, selectively
Circumcise your baby? nope, she's a girl. :-) I seem to only have girls. If she were a boy, no.
Homeschool? Yes, currently HS'ing but we do use a homeschool ancillary program once a week, where the kids go to school all day with other homeschoolers.
Follow a special diet? My DD is gluten/dairy free, the rest of us are mostly vegetarian with occasionaly poultry and fish. We grow nearly 100% of our own food, and I can and freeze for use during the winter. What I don't grow, I purchase organic.
post #167 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)
33
Where are you?
Fairbanks, Alaska
Are you currently PG?
not any more
Are you/Did you UP?
? sorry, What?
Are you telling others about your UC plans?
It was not a planned UC
Have you UCed before?
No
About your family:
How old is your significant other?
34
How long have you been with your s.o.?
14 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?
DD, 13
DS, 12
DS, 6
DD, 4
Surro babe nearly 2

Will your older children be present for the birth?
DD, 13 was
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?
Do
Wear your baby?
Did
Cloth-diaper?
Tried it, did not like it
Breastfeed?
did! 2 years and 4 years!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?
Selectively
Circumcise your baby?
Yes
Homeschool?
yes, we have
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)
Watch carbs, DH is a diabetic
post #168 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 26
Where are you? australia
Are you currently PG? yep
Are you/Did you UP? have done before doing again
Are you telling others about your UC plans? only a select few
Have you UCed before? i had a transfer to hospy with last one as i needed hot water
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? 3.5yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? L 33mths T 12mths
Will your older children be present for the birth? for sure
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yep
Wear your baby? yep
Cloth-diaper? half and half
Breastfeed? naturally
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? nope
Circumcise your baby? OMG NO
Homeschool? it is in the cards
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) an illimination diet so far two eldest ones have reacted to many foods until about 9mths
post #169 of 236

what a great group!

About you:
How old are you? 30
Where are you? Ottawa
Are you currently PG? Due end June
Are you/Did you UP? Basically, we have free MW in our province so I like to go for a chat from time to time. I never have any interventions . . . I won't even let them palpate my abd. LOL
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No
Have you UCed before? I had an unassisted but now I would like to have an unattended.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 34
How long have you been with your s.o.? 10 yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Two children, 4 and 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? However it works out . . probably since I have no one to watch them for me.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Some . . . EC
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No!
Homeschool? Unschool
Follow a special diet? No
post #170 of 236

updated!

About you:
How old are you? 25
Where are you? Northern California
Are you currently PG? Yes!
Are you/Did you UP? dd was a mw assisted hb, excited to uc this next time
Are you telling others about your UC plans? a few people
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? dd 19 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? hope so!

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? YES!
Wear your baby? OF COURSE!
Cloth-diaper? 90% of the time with organic cloth and disana wool covers.
otherwise we use tushies disposables
Breastfeed? YEP!!! plan to tandem and clw
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Circumcise your baby? dosen't apply, but if we ever have a son we will NOT
Homeschool? plan to, dh is disabled and stays at home
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) organic and traditional

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? rarely, but when we do it's nature dvd's, futurama and old-school sesame street
Sign with your baby? dd started signing at 8 months but also talks lots too
Read to your newborn? DEFINITELY! books are one of my great joys
Work outside the home? i work at our local organic food co-op, dh is disabled
and stays home with dd
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? never if possible, the only
"preschool" i'd consider if no family
was available to watch dd would be
the local montessori school
Recycle? reduce, reuse and recycle
Own or foster pets? 3 cats, dog, 2 fish, snake
Follow a religion? jehovah's witnesses
Toys? wood, rocks, metal, cloth, paper


Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? NO
Evidence-based conventional medicine? when it is necessary
Homeopathic? LOTS
Chiropractic? we don't really do chiropractic care, we get healing massages
Herbal? EVERYDAY
Nutritional/naturopathic? EVERYDAY
Ayurvedic? -----
Other/describe?
post #171 of 236
How old are you? 28
Where are you? California
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? no
Are you telling others about your UC plans? no
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 yrs
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? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? yes
Circumcise your baby? probably
Homeschool? maybe
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) no
post #172 of 236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Crunch View Post
Hey girls! I thought that this might be a fun way to get to know one another...
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)32
Where are you? washington state
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP?currently am
Are you telling others about your UC plans? yes- they know
Have you UCed before? yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? since high school
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?5 kids, age 13, 10, 6, 4 and 20 mos
Will your older children be present for the birth? if they're awake but i won't wake them up if they're sleeping
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? we have all girls. i don't want to circ if we have a boy. husband does. you'd think after this many years i'd be better at manipulating him.
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) whole foods mostly

Well that's all I can think of for now, feel free to add your own questions.

Laura
and now i am adding text to teh bottom because i used the quote feature and it doesn't notice that i've added to the quote. silly me.
post #173 of 236
I thought this might be a fun thread to revive.

About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)42
Where are you? Humboldt County, CA
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP?currently am
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Nobody IRL, just people online.
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? N/A
How long have you been with your s.o.? N/A
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 18yodd and 15yods
Will your older children be present for the birth? My daughter wants to be, but she may be too busy with other things.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? I deeply regret vaxing the big kids and will not do it again.
Circumcise your baby? ds is intact, which is probably the only thing exy and I ever agreed on; he and I would both do whatever it took to protect this little one's foreskin if she is a boy.
Homeschool? From birth or compulsory attendance age (depending on your perspective) to high school age. I would have liked to go all the way to college, but dd opted for an early graduation via Beach High and has been working part time and attending college since she was fifteen. ds ran away from home last Christmas and my ex enrolled him in a large public high school against my wishes.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) I have been vegetarian since I was eight and try to stick to a vegan diet, but sometimes I slip up because of hunger and unavailability of vegan foods.
post #174 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 28
Where are you? central Texas
Are you currently PG? due very soon
Are you/Did you UP? nope MW
Are you telling others about your UC plans? a select few
Have you UCed before?nope
About your family:
How old is your significant other?29 today
How long have you been with your s.o.?3.5 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? DD 27 months

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yup
Wear your baby? absolutely
Cloth-diaper? addicted!
Breastfeed? still do and can't wait to start over again
Immunize your baby? nope... DD had a few, delayed, but that's over now
Circumcise your baby? NO!
Homeschool? or unschool or whatever our situation at the time warrants
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)been there done that, no more labels
post #175 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)24
Where are you? Seacoast NH
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP?yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? certain people.
Have you UCed before? no

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 28
How long have you been with your s.o.? together 4.5 years, married almost 4 years.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Danny (3) and Julian (17 months)
Will your older children be present for the birth? It depends on what time the baby comes, how wild the boys are being, etc.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? nope
Circumcise your baby? nope
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? We eat organic and whole foods (raw milk, homemade bread, etc)
post #176 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 32
Where are you? Maine
Are you currently PG? Yes.
Are you/did you UP? Yes.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Just a close friend so far; we'll probably tell family later on in the pregnancy (or after!).
Have you UCed before? No.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 5 years/married for 3
How many children do you currently have? None, this will be our 1st!

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes, in the beginning.
Wear your baby? Of course!
Cloth-diaper? Looking into EC and a probably cloth as a backup.
Breastfeed? Yes.
Vaccinate your baby? Nope.
Circumcise your baby? Nope.
Homeschool? Unschool if we are able to.
Follow a special diet? We eat a lot of organic and we'll have a big garden at our new home.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? I never watched it until I met the hubby. We mostly watch the history channel or discovery-type channels.
Sign with your baby? I'm definitely looking into it.
Read to your newborn? As much as possible.
Work outside the home? I have a business in our home, so only if I need to get out once in a while.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Nope.
Recycle? Yes.

Own or foster pets? Two cats, rescued.
Follow a religion? More spiritual than anything else.
Encourage higher education? Yes, but it doesn't have to be a four-year college; technical schools and homestudy courses are just as valuable.
Generally support union activity? Generally.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Absolutely.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Probably just gifts from other people.
Toy guns? Probably not because my family hunts and started teaching me gun safety when I was a child- guns were never 'toys' to us.
Other toy weapons? Not sure.
Branded characters? Again, probably gifts from other people.

Are you a feminist? Not really.
City, Town or Rural? Rural.
Do you vote? Usually.
Where do you fall politically? Fairly liberal.
Use a pacifier with your baby? I highly doubt it.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Sure.
post #177 of 236
About you:
How old are you? 37 in a month
Where are you? Georgia
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/did you UP? The 1st half of my past pregnancy; I wish like hell I'd up'd the whole time.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? A few close friends/family UCed before? Yes

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? 2

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Vaccinate your baby? DD#1 is partially vaxed (didn't know better at the time); DD#2 hasn't been.
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Planning on it
Follow a special diet? Some organic; a lot of whole foods; striving to NT.

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Very limited.
Sign with your baby? No
Read to your newborn? Yes
Work outside the home? Yes (unhappily -- I long to sah)
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? DD#1 stayed home with dh her first year, then my parents kept her while I worked until she was 2, when she started going to an in-home d/c 2 days/week. She asked this week to start going full-time, because "that's what big girls do." DD#2 is with my parents 5 days/week
Recycle? Yes

Own or foster pets? No
Follow a religion? We're Germanic Heathens
Encourage higher education? Yes
Generally support union activity? No
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Only gifts
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? Yes (DD#1 has 2 wooden swords, a wooden knife and a wooden shield)
Branded characters? Against all my instincts, we have allowed some

Are you a feminist? No
City, Town or Rural? Rural
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? Libertarian
Use a pacifier with your baby? DD#1 no (she wanted nothing of it); DD#2 yes (she has a HIGH suckling need)
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? If they want
post #178 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? Ontario, Canada
Are you currently PG? Yes (33 weeks)
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yes
Have you UCed before? Yes, once
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 8 years (6 years married)
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 girls, 5 and 2
Will your older children be present for the birth? probably
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes, mostly
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No (dd 1 was vax'd up to age 1 though)
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Not currently, but I have in the past and may again in the future
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) not particularly (dd 1 is allergic to dairy)
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yes, but strive to watch less
Sign with your baby? just a few signs
Read to your newborn? we read a lot as soon as kids show an interest
Work outside the home? I did for a while this year, but very p/t
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? dd 1 went to preschool for a few weeks, then we put her in junior Kindergarten
Recycle? Yes

Own or foster pets? No
Follow a religion? We are Christians; dh is a pastor
Encourage higher education? Yes!
Generally support union activity? No
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? somewhat...should do more of this

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? yes, some
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? kids are not interested - in the right context we are fine with swords, etc, but not guns
Branded characters? yes

Are you a feminist? Not in the traditional sense, but I am very pro- woman
City, Town or Rural? small town
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? green Conservative
Use a pacifier with your baby? in a limited way as long as it doesn't affect bf'ing
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? dc have never wanted one
post #179 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29 again.

Where are you? Canada

Are you currently PG? Yup.

Are you/Did you UP? No.

Are you telling others about your UC plans? I started to then learned to shut up about it...

Have you UCed before? nope.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32

How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 years

How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? one, 13

Will your older children be present for the birth? I hope so!

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? No.

Wear your baby? Yes.

Cloth-diaper? At home yes, out of the house no.

Breastfeed? Hope so!

Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? yes.

Circumcise your baby? No.

Homeschool? No

Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No.
post #180 of 236
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) (25)
Where are you? (Idaho)
Are you currently PG? (very)
Are you/Did you UP? (I am UPing)
Are you telling others about your UC plans? (some people)
Have you UCed before? (No)
About your family:
How old is your significant other? (26)
How long have you been with your s.o.? (together almost 11 years, married 9)
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? (2 boys 6 & 3, #3 coming in October, we think it's a girl)
Will your older children be present for the birth? (Probably)
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? (Just bought a co-sleeper last week, I am so excited to use it!)
Wear your baby? (Yes, I did with my last baby and will with this one)
Cloth-diaper? (Yes, did with both boys as well, looking into EC)
Breastfeed? (Of course!)
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? (No way hose)
Circumcise your baby? (I think I am having a girl, but if it's a boy, yes we would)
Homeschool? (yes, on our second year)
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) (As organic/natural as possible)

Rebecca
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