Well this survery grew from the 1st post to the last
How old are you? 19
Where are you? Louisville, Kentucky
Are you currently PG? yes, 17 weeks
Are you/Did you UP? no
Are you telling others about your UC plans? not now.. once it gets closer to the date and I'm 100% commited to it, then I will. My birth location plans have gone in big circles choosing where to go! I am getting more comfortable with the idea of it now, thanks to links I got from this board..YAY!
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your DH other? 22
How long have you been with your DH? 7 months together, 2 months married (yeah, we wasted no time)
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? I'm pg with #1
Will your older children be present for the birth? n/a
Will you/do you:
Wear your baby? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? undecided.. I plan to meet and get to know this little person and make a schooling decision based on what I think s/he would do best with
Follow a special diet? not strict, but I try very very hard to not have high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, bleached white flour, hydrogenated oils. I basically try to eat as healthy as I can and keep processed foods to a minimum. I recently switched to raw milk
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yep, not very much. during the week I have no interest for the most part, but I tend to spend sundays glued to it. Its my lazy day. and once the new season starts I'm addicted to ER and The Office.
Sign with your baby? yep
Read to your newborn? maybe
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? If I move back to Seattle, I'll send him/her to the preschool I went to as a kid. Its a really small in-home (converted basement) one and I can't say enough good things about it. thats just 2 days a week for a couple hours. I loved it so much when I was little. I was in the 2nd class the teacher ever did, and it doesn't look like the teacher's going to retire soon!
Recycle? not really :\
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? umm.. :\ the only one of those I know anything about is tcs.
Own or foster pets? yes, 2 cats
Follow a religion? yes, i do
Encourage higher education? Thats their individual choice
Generally support union activity? not sure
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons? i don't buy anything from nestle
Plastic baby toys? yeah, I already bought one! no electronic toys for babies/toddlers though
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? probably not
Branded characters? doubt it.. and mostly because most of the character toys i see are kinda junky in general, if not talking/otherwise electronic. we'll see.
Do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)?
Evidence-based conventional medicine?
Other/describe? i'm basically in favor of taking care of sicknesses in the least invasive/medicated way possible. Totally depends what it is. I get sinus infections like crazy and have tried every natural remedy I can find. Nothing. When I feel one coming I just head to a walk in clinic and get some abx because I know that works. Even though I hate them. I think prevention is best. there's a lot to be said about eating healthy and avoiding crap.
Are you a feminist? not really..
City, Town or Rural? live in a city.. wouldn't mind being some place semi-rural, as long as its not secluded.
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? i don't really know where i fall belief-wise. i really hate politics. I can listen to both sides and go, "yeah, good point.." and then just.. ahh! I don't know! I think as political as I get is knowing how I feel about certain retarded laws that are in place here
(birth choices, or lack thereof, basically)
Use a pacifier with your baby? i don't plan to, but we'll see if i end up eating my words. I think thats one of those things I don't want to say strongly "no" to and then have someone say "I told you so" later..lol
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Allow? I basically wouldn't know a blankie or a stuffed animal would become a lovie until it is, and once it is, it'd be cruel to take away. I remember having one. I don't know what happened to it and a small part of me is still kinda upset that its gone.