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post #21 of 149
Name: Jessica
Screen Name: because
Age: 30
Other Children: DD 1/20/03; DS 12/29/05
Due Date: Nov. 10
Where do you live: Michigan
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. DH and I look totally average but are pretty crunchy on the inside. This will be our 3rd homebirth, my second chance to tandem nurse, more co-sleeping, cloth diapering, etc. DH is an engineer and I'm a SAHM with a law degree, waiting to take the bar exam and practice when the kids are older.

Almost no one knows about this pg yet and I have to say that I'm a little nervous to tell! I think alot of people expected us to only have 2 (including me until the past couple of years) and there will be some surprised faces!

I'm really early (only 10dpo) but really excited to be a part of another DDC.

Here's to a H&H9M for everyone!
post #22 of 149
Name: Kim
Screen Name: chisub
Age: 30
Other Children: a furry one
Due Date: Nov. 9
Where do you live: IL
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. DH is 31 and we will both be WAHP's when I'm due since we both work for ourselves doing e-commerce and internet marketing. I'll be using a midwife at the hospital birthing center and would like to give water birth a try.
post #23 of 149
Name: Carolann
Screen Name: Carolann S
Age: 33
Other Children: DD 9/20/06
Due Date: Nov. 6
Where do you live: Florida
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. My husband and I have been together for almost 12 years but only married for 2. We cloth diaper our daughter and have decided to not subject her to any more vaccinations. I breastfed her until about a month ago when she decided she didn't need it anymore. I am planning on giving birth to baby #2 in a birthing center. Looking forward to getting to know all of you!
post #24 of 149
Name: Ali
Screen Name: alleybcat
Age: 30 (just turned and still kills me to write it :-)
Other Children: Charlie, 21 months
Due Date: Nov 6
Where do you live: south of Boston, MA

A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.

Hi everyone!!! Let's see, we do the whole AP business with our son and are seriously considering homeschooling when the time comes. I delivered him in a birth center using hypnobirthing and I will definitely use hypnobirthing again, though I am leaning towards a homebirth this time.
post #25 of 149
Name: Jeanine
Screen name: JeanineTheOT
Age: 28
Other children: Violet, 20 months
Due Date: Nov 10
Where do you live: Long Island
Brief Intro:
only really learned about "natural parenting" and mdc right after my daughter was born. Exclusively pumped for my daughter for 15 months after refusing to nurse when I went back to work. I am an OT (thus, the screen name). Had a waterbirth with a midwife, was on TLC's "A baby story", am considering a home birth this time, but I would have to switch midwives so Im not so sure. Nice to meet and join all you ladies!
post #26 of 149

Yay!

Name: Kash
Screen Name: patchfire (also patchfire on AIM, Y!M, LJ... you get the idea)
Age: 27
Other Children: Gillian, 7.5, and Jacob, almost 3!
Due Date: 11/11/08 - Veterans' Day.
Where do you live: Just outside Atlanta, GA, on the north side of town.
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. Let's see... dh & I have been married for almost nine years. Dd is homeschooled and ds will likely be, unless we find a way to make the Waldorf school work for our family. Dd self-weaned at 5 years, 2 days, ds is nursing, so I will probably be tandem nursing again. We co-sleep, babywear, all of that. It is probably simpler to tell you I am an inactive API Leader and moderately more active LLL Leader. We are planning a UP/UC for this babe - ds was a mw-attended homebirth - and we're strongly looking at doing Hypnobabies.

I'm so excited to get to post finally. Got a faint BFP this morning, 12 dpo.
post #27 of 149
Name: Netty
Screen Name:LotusBirthMama
Age:28
Other Children: DS1 is 10, DD is almost 5, and DS2 is 1
Due Date:11/6/08
Where do you live:CT
A brief intro: I am stunned to be having a baby so close to DS2. We are accustomed to BIG age gaps. We are planning a UP/UC.
post #28 of 149
Name: Charissa
Screen Name: buckysprplmonkey
Age: 29
Other Children: Alexis (7), Gloria (21 mo) and Brandon (18-foster son)
Due Date: I think Nov. 6
Where do you live: Pittsburgh
A brief intro: I am happily married to my preschool sweetheart and we have two beautiful girls (the oldest from a previous marriage, but you'd never know to see her with him). We also have three pets, Sparkle (3 year old boxer/lab), Dr. Pepper and Coca Cola (5 year old littermates-black siamese mixes)- we are strong supporters of animal rescue and training. All three pets are rescues and the dog is a therapy dog and a canine good citizen. We cosleep, babywear (in fact one thing I'm excited about is getting out my slings and wraps again- Glo's getting too big!), breastfeed (for a while- Gloria's still nursing and I still plan on baby-led weaning even if that means tandom nursing). We didn't cloth diaper in the past, but now that I'm getting into the groove of being a SAHM, I'm seriously considering it, along with IEC with this one. We (kids included) are vegetarian + seafood, natural/whole food/organic when possible. Most people call us "crunchy" lol.
post #29 of 149
Name: Resa
Screen Name: Delaney'sMommy
Age: 32
Other Children: Delaney age 6 & Brenna age 3
Due Date: Nov 7th
Where do you live: Florida
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. Happily married now for almost 13 years. Still breastfeeding my 3 yr old, definitely into extended nursing & child-led weaning. We share a family bed, I'm a stay at home mom, we home school. I had my first daughter vaginally but with an epidural, I had to have a c/sec with my second, and I'm hoping for a VBAC this time with no pain meds. Love babywearing. We're also raw vegans for the past 6 months so this is my first raw vegan pregnancy. I have a blog too.

I'm glad to be here & look forward to getting to know you all!!
post #30 of 149
Name: Mindy
Screen Name: DeepLakeSwimmer
Age: 34
Other Children: Gillian, 3 (12/17/04)
Due Date: ?? Probably around 11/9
Where do you live: Washington
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. Um, I'm not so great at introductions and I'm a little nervous about joining this DDC because I'm pretty sporadic in my posting; I'm hoping this will encourage me to post more regularly and make more connections. Let's see, I've been with my husband since 1991 and we've been married since 2001, I breasted on demand until my daughter was 2.5, we co-sleep now but I'm not sure what that's going to look like once the new one arrives. We're an AP family; we live out in the sticks, and I do my best to grow as much food as possible every summer (though that's been a lot less since I had my first LO ) I'm passionate about living respectfully and compassionately and am super excited about this pregnancy.
post #31 of 149
Name: Chelsea
Screen Name: jaysmylilpunkin
Age: 24
Other Children: Jay, 2 (12/14/05)
Due Date: Nov 7
Where do you live: Georgia
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. My husband and I have been married for 3 1/2 years. We are doing AP, no vax, breastfeeding, gentle discipline with our son, and planning to homeschool too. I did have a C Section and am planning on a VBAC this time around!
post #32 of 149
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Other Children: Gillian, 3 (12/17/04)
Someone else who has a Gillian-with-a-G! How cool!

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Originally Posted by Jaysmylilpunkin View Post
Where do you live: Georgia
I saw on your location that you are in Kennesaw... I'm just down the road from you in Marietta/East Cobb!
post #33 of 149
Name: Courtney
Screen Name: Birdie B.
Age: 25
Other Children: none yet
Due Date: early November
Where do you live: Florida
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.: I've been married 2.5 years now, and I'm so excited to be having our first baby! I want to have the baby either at home or in our local birth center with midwives. I plan to stay at home once the babe is born and breastfeed, cosleep and use cloth diapers. I think I'll miss working, but I might be starting grad school in the fall, so I think that will be good. I'm an ecologist, so I love the outdoors and I can't wait to take our baby hiking and camping!
post #34 of 149
Name: Stephanie
Screen Name: semomama
Age: 32
Other Children: Keturah 4 yo. and Ezekiel 21 mo.
Due Date: ? Nov. 11 ?
Where do you live: Southwest Missouri
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.
We are a cding, bfing family--so this baby almost seems free! DS is still nursing, but no specific plans for tandem or not. I had two hospital births and swore while in the middle of the last one--not again!! There are actually midwives where we are now, so homebirth all the way! I am really excited to have that as an option. DH is excited, stunned, freaking out. We probably will have to move sometime in the next 9 mo. too (hopefully within same area) and he will probably be looking for new work--so many changes.
post #35 of 149
Name: Summer
Screenname: Erlaine
Age: 27
Other kids: This will be #1
EDD: 11/15
Location: Central Virginia
Intro: I got my bfp today, at 11DPO and am praying like anything that this baby will stick around. DP is Purl (like knit and purl); he's 33 and we've been together almost three years and plan to marry on our anniversary, 5/19. I live on an intentional community. I'm definitely doing a homebirth with a midwife if my situation allows. Would love to do a waterbirth if that's possible. We'll co-sleep, BF probably till the kid self-weans, vax only against what hits hard in this area and we'll research the vaxes first, attachment parenting, some combo of CD and EC. You know, your basic Hippie Parenting smorgasboard.

I'm freaking out with excitement and fear and am completely too distracted to do anything for more than ten minutes. Yay!!!!!!
post #36 of 149
Screen Name:GreenFlower
Age:20's
Other Children: One dc
Due Date:11/14
Where do you live: Northern US
A brief intro: married to most amazing DH ever planning first HB. Trying to find the right midwife. breastfed dc#1 till a little over 4 yrs old. co-slept, no vax, etc., etc.
post #37 of 149
[QUOTE=selena_ski;10626749]Lets post Intros here so no one gets lost.

First of all, Welcome and Congrats to everyone and lets all have a happy and healthly 9 months.
[B]

Name: Molly
Screen Name: Myra_mcgray
Age: 30
Other Children: DS 18 mos, DSS 4
Due Date: 11-5-08
Where do you live: Cincinnati
A brief intro: Partner, DS and DSS Partner is a contractor, I am a first year law student so was not planning this pregnancy, super happy about the baby, super blech on the pregnancy since I have really difficlut pregnancies. We had HB/WB with DS and planning same with this one, co-sleep, ec, extended BF have not decided yet if I will wean my little during pregancy
post #38 of 149
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Originally Posted by selena_ski View Post
Lets post Intros here so no one gets lost.

First of all, Welcome and Congrats to everyone and lets all have a happy and healthly 9 months.


Name: Faith
Screen Name:Faith33
Age:35
Other Children: Two girls ages 6 and almost 3
Due Date: November 5th, 2008
Where do you live: Northern VA.
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.
Hi, I recently found out I am pregnant with my 3rd baby. We are very excited. I breastfeed both of my daugthers (until 20 months and over 2.5 years). I had vaginal deliveries with both my girls and really wanted to have a natural childbirth. I did end up with the epidural, but really hope to succeed this time around. I am married to my dh for 10 years. He is in the military so we move often. I am a SAHM, but worked as an RN for 6 years prior to having my girls. I look forward to getting to know you all. Congrats!!
post #39 of 149
Name: Kara
Screen Name: kitkat5505
Age: 24
Other Children: Jason-3.5, Jacob-1.5
Due Date: Nov 16
Where do you live: Utah
A brief intro: My DH is Nate, Jason was a c/s for "cpd" after 2 hrs of pushing with no progress, Jacob was an unmedicated hospital VBAC, and this time we are hoping for a HBAC.
post #40 of 149
Name: Melissa
Screen Name: Melhannah2
Age:30
Other Children:Samuel 4/16/02
Due Date:EDD is 11/14
Where do you live:Seattle Area
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. Married to a wonderful guy named Mark, this is #2 for us and we are thrilled to be expecting again!
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