How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 21
Where are you? Southwest Georgia (USA)
Are you currently PG? YES, due in JULY
Are you/Did you UP? Partial with a HB MW
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Just those closest to us.... the rest will just hear "homebirth"
Have you UCed before? No, DS was a natural hospital birth
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? Known each other since I was born basically, married for almost 2 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? One son Jakob, currently 14 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? Absolutely, unless he doesn't want to.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes (we do and will)
Wear your baby? Yes (we do and will)
Cloth-diaper? Yes (we do and will)
Breastfeed? Yes, probably tandem nursing
Immunize your baby? No, DS was until 4 months
Circumcise your baby? Absolutely NOT!
Homeschool? We plan on unschooling
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Healthy, balanced, mostly organic diet
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? We do it too much...
Sign with your baby? A few signs, yes
Read to your newborn? maybe? We did, and we also like making up stories for him too
Work outside the home? Nope
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No. Maybe one morning a week with his grandmother once he's older (2+)
Recycle? When I can, moreso when we move
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? Uh, what?
Own or foster pets? Boxer. 2 years old. Handful.
Follow a religion? Nondenominational Christian (Christ-based)
Encourage higher education? If it's what the child wants
Generally support union activity? I see all sides clearly
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Depends on the company. But yes.
Plastic baby toys? ...will be donated
Toy guns? not sure yet
Other toy weapons? probably
Branded characters? As little as possible
Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? No
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Occasionally
Chiropractic? Will be using next pregnancy
Are you a feminist? Yes... in theory
City, Town or Rural? I'd love to live out in the country but less than an hour away from shopping/ food/ etc... I hate city water
Do you vote? When there's someone worth voting for...
Where do you fall politically? Liberal Conservative... or Conservative Liberal. I see all sides clearly on about 99.9% of issues (that I care about).
Use a pacifier with your baby? At naptime (to help him nap longer) and bedtime
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? He doesn't have one, but I'm not going to "promote" it... but if he gets attached to something, whatever.
Wooo, that was long