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post #41 of 149
Name:Michelle
Screen Name:darlintxmomma
Age:27
Other Children: my DS Cayden - 33 mos
Due Date:nov 6th
Where do you live: west texas
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.
well ive been married to my hubby for just over 5 years. we are hoping for a VBAC this time around and i will be using a midwife instead of an OB. i would love to have a birthcenter birth, but dh is not comfortable with that at all, so we agreed to find a midwife who will help me have my VBAC in a hospital. we are about to move to san antonio within a couple of months because of dh's new job. im excited because for the first time in 1.5 years we will be living under one roof again. this baby was a welcome home dh surprise from being all over the country with the military that long. im currently a sahm and i plan to continue that once this new munchkin arrives. we are going to full time cloth diaper. we started cding with ds right around his first birthday, so the whole newborn thing will be interesting. also planning on breastfeeding. the hospital i had ds at was NOT breastfeeding friendly. they wouldnt let me see him until they had given him a bottle so by the time i finally MET him, he wanted nothing to do with my boobies.
well looking forward to getting to know everyone...and
wishing us all a H&H 9 months!!!
post #42 of 149
Name: Tamryn
Screen Name: TazzyBear
Age: 24
Other Children: DD Jennifer 18months
Due Date: Nov. 13
Where do you live: New Zealand
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. I am married to Roger (27) and we have been married for 4.5 years. He is a IT Programmer and I am a SAHM. I found out I am pregnant on Wednesday evening. Two very dark lines. We have been TTC #2 for about a year now on and off and was ready to take a break if nothing happened this cycle.
May we all have uneventful pregnancies (in the nicest way of coarse)
post #43 of 149
Name: Jennifer
Screen Name: JMarie930
Age: 33
Other Children: DS, 1/28/03
Due Date: sometime between 10/30 and 11/2
Where do you live: San Antonio, TX
A brief intro: Married to DH since 2001, together since 1996. We'll be a bf-ing (I'm hopeful it'll work this time!), co-sleeping, babywearing, CDing family when this LO arrives. I'll continue to be a WOHM as DH and I work different shifts, though I will be taking a minimum of 3 months away for my babymoon. We m/c'd over Christmas and this was our first attempt since. We'll be delivering in a hospital with a CNM due to my previous history.

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Originally Posted by darlintxmomma View Post
we are about to move to san antonio within a couple of months because of dh's new job.
Check out Lone Star Midwives. They deliver at St. Luke's Baptist hospital, and it's a co-mingled practice with Lone Star OB/GYN. There's also the San Antonio Birth Center, which is in the Medical Center, so they're this.close if you need a transfer to a hospital. I've met most of the MWs at both practices and they're awesome!
post #44 of 149
Jennifer, thanks for the recommendations. I searched them online a while back to see what all San Antonio had to offer. I have heard that St Luke's has a better VBAC rate, at Methodist they wont even consider it. Not sure how true that is. I'm sure I'll be picking your brain before too long because we will hopefully be there in 2-3 months. Just gotta find a house first.
post #45 of 149
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Originally Posted by darlintxmomma View Post
Jennifer, thanks for the recommendations. I searched them online a while back to see what all San Antonio had to offer. I have heard that St Luke's has a better VBAC rate, at Methodist they wont even consider it. Not sure how true that is. I'm sure I'll be picking your brain before too long because we will hopefully be there in 2-3 months. Just gotta find a house first.
Anytime! There is also a very active API group in San Antonio - http://www.api-sa-nb.org/ - and they are a wealth of knowledge. I recently joined, as we are transplants to SA as well, by way of Chicago. While SA is definitely not as 'crunchy' as Austin, I've been really happy how much is offered here. You can also check out texasbirth.org, they're looking to build a free-standing BC and women's health center. They recently hosted a screening of The Business of Being Born and talked about the new center. It won't be open for a few years, if I remember correctly, but just that something like that is in the works is fantastic in my book.
post #46 of 149

Cautiously sticking my head in

Name: Kristin
Screen Name: BookishVonLiberal
Age: 33
Other Children: 6yo girl
Due Date: Nov. 7-10
Where do you live: Metro DC
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc. Married 10+ years, nursed dd for 4.5 years. Will have this baby at home (hospital last time). We don't vax due to a family history of severe reactions. We cloth diapered last time and will again. We homeschool.
All the people who were pregnant with me 7 years ago are long gone from MDC so I hope to connect with some new, fun people.
post #47 of 149
Name: Bria
Screen Name: starkyld
Age: 29
Other Children: None yet
Due Date: November 12th
Where do you live: Currently I'm living in Baltimore, but we will be returning to Brooklyn, NY before the birth.
A brief intro: I'm finishing up my PhD in evolutionary anthropology and am working as a research coordinator in a children's medical research facility. I'm going to Japan & Thailand by myself for a week & a half this summer and am super-excited (but slightly nervous) about that. I've been married for a year and will be celebrating my anniversary with my husband and in-laws in Puerto Rico next weekend (which is where we got married), so we'll be breaking the news to them with a quite scenic backdrop.

I feel like I register as maybe a medium-crunch on the granola scale. I'm planning/hoping to have a homebirth and started in with midwife phone interviews last night. I'm inclined to breastfeed for 1-2 years, cloth- or hybrid-diaper, selectively vaccinate, babywear, and co-sleep with a sidecar.
post #48 of 149
Name: Beth
Screen Name: Birthangeldoula
Age: 28
Other Children: Charlie (11/30/06 -- 12/04/06)
Due Date: November 5th
Where do you live: Michigan
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.
My hubby and I have been together almost 11 years, (married for 3) Our son was born with a heart defect and passed away before surgery could correct it. I plan to breastfeed, and am hoping for a VBAC. I am a birth doula, and will definitely have a doula present for my next birth. I had a m/c in September of this year, and am hoping for an uneventful 9 months.
post #49 of 149
Name: Cara
Screen Name: (I'm going to change it soon)
Age: 24
Other Children: Hannah, 17 months
Due Date: 11/14
Where do you live: Montana
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.
We're Christians, that don't go to church because we have only found one church we like and it's over 3 hours away. We're UCers, Hannah was born UC (her birth story is in 'May 07' in my blog, I think) and we fully intend to go for that again. I anticipate tandem nursing since they'll be just over 2 years apart. I've been married for 4-1/2 years now.
post #50 of 149

Hi!

Name: Lauren
Screen Name: LaurenAnanas
Age: 29
Other Children: None yet, just a dog
Due Date: November 15th
Where do you live: suburban Maryland (Balto. side, not DC)
A brief intro: We're pretty excited about this whole parenting thing! I work in public health, and I'm lucky to have a great job with a great on-site daycare. I'm planning on a natural childbirth with a midwife at a freestanding birthcenter. We're also planning on exclusively breastfeeding/pumping, cloth diapering, not circumsizing, co-sleeping (probably with some sort of tendem-crib arrangement, as the queen bed is hardly big enough for us), baby-lead weaning, baby-wearing, and most of the usual "crunchy-granola" stuff. Except that I prefer Cheerios to actual granola. Will probably do delayed selective vaccinations. I have several crafty hobbies, and I'm looking forward to making things for the baby. First up, some teeny tiny socks!
post #51 of 149
Name: Min
Screen Name:Knittinmama
Age: 29
Other Children: Keira, 4 yrs in April, Dominic, born in June of 07
Due Date: 11/13
Where do you live: Quakertown, pa
A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.

Married, BF DD for almost 3yrs, DS is still nursing. Not sure of the birthing choice right. I really do not want to birth in a hospital this time; however, money does play a factor. DD attend preschool at a Friends School and we are also attending a HS co-op one day a week as well. I am a SAHM. What else...we use cloth diapers, babywear, co-sleep. DD is partically vaxed and DS is not vaxed.
post #52 of 149
Name: Tammy
Screen Name:thankfulmommy
Age: 32
Other Children: Jessica-12, Daniel-11, Anna-8, Kaylee-6, Emily-4, Alyssa-3, Eli-2, Nathan almost 11 mos.
Due Date: Nov. 15th
Where do you live: Mississippi
A brief intro: This will be our 9th child. I will be breastfeeding and will most likely have a c-sec again because I have big babies and a few of them had shoulder dystocia. I've had 3 over 9lb, 2 over 10 and my last was over 11lbs! If my doc has any idea of a reason why they are so big or is willing to help with with a diet, even thought I've never had GD, I might be willing to try vbac if they would let me. Dh and I have been married for 13 years. I stopped going to college when we got stationed in Germany with the Army. I've not had any desire to go back to college until now. It looks like I should be able to start back this summer and I'm really excited about it! I had been going for a bs in nursing. I got a lot of the general classes done and surprising quite a few of them will count! So I'll be taking some online classes to finish those up and then see about going to nursing school! Guess that's about it!
post #53 of 149
Screen Name: Two Bricks Shy
Name: Christina
Age: 27
Other Children: Aleah
Due Date: November 12
Where do you live: Austin, TX

Intro: We're still pretty darn early in the pregnancy, but we're really excited to be expecting our second. I'm still breastfeeding my DD and am willing to tandem if that is what our family needs. We're also hoping for a midwife assisted homebirth this time. We planned a midwife assisted homebirth but transported due to meconium staining. It was the best possible birth for our DD, but I would love to be able to have a healthy baby at home.

DD is also still happy to sleep in bed with us..so we may have to kiddos in the family bed too.
post #54 of 149
Name: Carrie
Screen Name: nurnur
Age:30
Other Children: 10yo boy, 8yo twin girls, 3yo girl
Due Date: Nov 13th
Where do you live: Northwest WA
A brief intro: My first 2 births were typical unnecessary c-sections, after the first one I started to uncover some truth about birth but didn't have the fight in me yet and when they kept putting the dead baby cards on the table and telling me that if I dared tried to vbac my twins one would surely die maybe both and maybe me as well I relented and had an awful planned c-sec, that was all I needed to really start me on my path to everything birth, my last child was born peacefully at home with a very hands off mw. I have spent that last 5 years studying birth and myself thinking I would become a MW, the last 7 months have been in a crazy busy apprenticeship and attending 50 births. The day before I peed on the little stick I told my preceptor that I was going to have to bow out and take a break for the whole "becoming a MW jouney" right now. I am passionate about it but my kids are only kids once and I needed to wake up to this reality, so with the news of a new one on the way I am undergoing big changes in daily life and will be home being a mama for now! oh did that say "brief intro"....
post #55 of 149
Name: Vita
Screen Name: Sweet pea
Age: 34
Other Children: none
Due Date: Nov. 15
Where do you live: Boston
A brief intro: married to a wonderful DH (43), working full time in the city, keeping everything hushed until at least 12 weeks (if I can help it anyway)
post #56 of 149



Screen Name: Kleine Hexe

Age: 32

Other Children: DS#1 Jan 01 and DS#2 Feb 04

Due Date: Nov 18th

A brief intro: ie, partner, breastfeeding and birth choices, other things going on in life, work, school, etc.: Married in 98, my four yr old nurses, I'll be having another home VBAC, we homeschool.
post #57 of 149
Name: Natasha
Screen Name: goylesgirl
Age: 36
Other Children: DS-12, DD-4, DD-2
Due Date: Nov. 16 (my birthday)
Where do you live: CT
A brief intro: partner to full time student and Intervention Specialist, I have been a SAHM for the past 4 years. I used to work in various aspects of design. I am currently working on a small book with my father. I homeschooled my oldest for two years and debating on the girls. So far, I have had one birth at a birthing center, one at a hospital, and one at home. Planing on another homebirth. 4 in the bed, still nursing and wearing my-not for much longer-cloth diapered toddler.
post #58 of 149
Name: Christine
Screen Name: christigpa
Age: 37, 38 in September
Other Children: our first
Due Date: 11/15 - i think!
Where do you live: Allentown/Lehigh Valley, PA
A brief intro: DH and I married 10/07; we met online via two separate websites. Figured "someone" had really wanted us to get together. Certainly want to BF, BW and CD; DH not thrilled about vax or mainstream medical in general. Seeing OB/GYN at present; really want to learn more about the local midwife practice. Recently left a miserable work situation so I'm a SAHW and mommy-to-be.

Happy and healthy nine months everyone!

post #59 of 149

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Edited by shiningpearl - 8/2/11 at 2:07pm
post #60 of 149
Name: Sarah
Screen Name: moonglowmama
Age: 34
Other Children: ds-age 7; dd-age 3; 2 sweet babes m/c; 1 dd born and died almost 5 years ago
Due Date: November 17
Where do you live: Houston,TX
A brief intro: have had all babies at home, except our first miscarriage; homeschooling; crazy co-sleeping (or bed-swapping, as it seems to be!); dd still nursing, but she's tapering off and I think she'll wean before too long.
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