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View Poll Results: How crunchy are you?
Super Crunchy. 36 21.56%
Crisp on the outside, warm and squishy in the middle. 104 62.28%
Wet soggy bread. 27 16.17%
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#61 of 119 Old 06-26-2004, 04:06 PM
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Annette: you didn't hurt my feelings!! I just got irked cause it implied that pumped milk wasn't as good.... that's all. There's blood sweat and tears in pumped milk, as any pumpin' mama can tell ya!! I am very thankful I *did* eventually get to nurse my dd... and I am a huge bf advocate...



I had to full time pump for my first dd for about a month. She would NOT latch on at all. It was that ar she'd starve or eat formula. I think I made the best choice. I have to pump every once in a while for my second dd because her latch and suck is so strong that sometimes I think she swalows my nipples.....Ugh. I have to give them a break.
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I got a 114. Guess I'm pretty crunchy, LOL.

We CD, BF/child-led weaning (plan to anyhow), cosleep, babywear, delayed/selectively vax, eat mostly organic, whole foods; shop at the co-op almost exclusively, buy our meat directly from the farmer (it's raised organically), belong to a CSA, use reusable menstrual products, make own diapers/clothing, spin my own yarn, drive fuel-efficient cars, recycle almost everything (we have two bags of garbage every week, and one of those is kitty litter).

But we have satellite tv and watch a lot of it, drive almost everywhere, live in a big house, have two cars, don't line dry enough (though we do have a front-loading washer), use the air conditioner a lot. I don't buy clothing secondhand for myself or DH, and only occasionally for DD (though I try to sew much of her stuff and I sew shirts for me).
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BTW, I had no idea watching tv makes you less crunchy?? :LOL I watch ER and CSI! How uncrunchy is that?? :
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BTW, I had no idea watching tv makes you less crunchy?? :LOL I watch ER and CSI! How uncrunchy is that?? :
Dude. I couldn't survive without TiVo! :

Oh and I pumped for the first week for my son too. He wouldn't latch on at first for me because of flat nipples due to all my swelling from all the fluids the hospital pumped in me. (they're nice and pokey outey now) I can't IMAGINE the hard work it must be to pump continuously! Full time pumping moms and working pumping moms kick arse!

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I never even knew that until i did this test on babycenter. I don't think i am too crunchy, i could care less what i score. I just do what i feel comes natural to me.
We have a family bed. 27 month old and 2.5 month old
I nursed dd my entire pregnancy but she self weaned at 26 months. I would of gone longer but it was her choice.
I do scheduled, selective vaccines
I have had two natural childbirths in the hospital, dh isnt comfortable with homebirth even though i will be a cnm one day. LOL Compromise.
I did labor at home until the very end. My last dd was almost born at home.
We use a sling.
I could go on and on...I'll stop there. We are all good mamas regardless of crunch factor.
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Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama I got 120, which is higher than I expected. I know I'm crunchy, but didn't think I was *THAT* crunchy! LOL
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I would say I'm crunchy on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside.

We CD, BF, no circ, selective vax, try to buy organic when we can, do not let them CIO, part-time co-sleep, use mama pads and recycle.

But we also, watch way too much trash tv, love red meat!, do not use a sling ( I just can't seem to find one that will fit over my fat a$$!) :LOL, only co-sleep sometimes when the kids aren't sleeping well.

I'm trying and to me that's the whole point.
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Well my score was 110........
I have natural birth
EBF
sling
co sleep (now he starts in his bed ends up in mine)
CD
he has had no vax since he was 6 months
Ryan eats only organic all natural( he has bad allergies)
we recycle some
i use and made my own mama cloth
i homeschooled my DD this last year( she is going beck this year)

DD was not BF of CD ......... DH drive a big huge truck we do watch TV and use alot of gas........ but we live in the middle of no where...........

I do what i think is right for my family..........
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90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!


That's me!

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HUh. I got a 140 on the quiz BUT answered the poll as crunchy on the outside but soggy in the middle (or whatever the middle choice was). According to the quiz I'm ultra-crunchy, but I wouldn't consider myself so.

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Whole grain crunch here, too.
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chimming in at 114 - guess that makes me kinda crunchy but I suspected that
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BTW, I had no idea watching tv makes you less crunchy?? :LOL I watch ER and CSI! How uncrunchy is that?? :
what, CSI is uncruncy?! I love that show but we just gave up TV again (after 5 years without it we enjoyed it for about 8 months and then gave it up again. I don't miss much, but I do miss CSI)
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compared to almost everyone here, I am soggy bread. Compared to most of the mothers I know, I am super crispy. So I guess I am crunchy on the outside. :LOL

We DO:
cd #2
co-sleep for a while...ds is in his own bed, dd sleeps with me only
breast feed/child lead weaning
delay/selectively vaccinate
no circumcision
eat vegetarian 1/2 the week
recycle
gentile discipline and validation

but we also:
eat meat, dairy (not me tho), and junk
like McD's
don't buy organic
use disposables on DS
watch tv
drive a minivan
will vote conservative on Monday :

I still feel more at home here than most of the mainstream baby sites.
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I got a 79 which is much crunchier than I would have guessed. I'm not so crunchy. But I guess I have crunch-like tendancies.
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Honestly I don't really consider myself crunchy, more crispy coated. It's just the way we do things because they work for us and/or save us money. But I guess I'm pretty crunchy. I scored a 117!!

 
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You know it's so damn funny. The first time I took that quiz, I had been here (at MDC) for about 2 months and it was posted. My orginal score was like a 68 or something. After being around you lunatics () for over a year I scored a 117 (and that's only because I haven't actually let anyone bf my dc, don't know another mama irl that breastfed, except at LLL, BUT I WOULD!!)

Does that make me a lunatic too??

(I hope that everyone knows that I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but the use of the word lunatic! I luv you all!)
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I got 135. That's a cute quiz. There is, of course, lots of stuff missing. Sorry for those that felt left out.
Who knew cloth diapering was trendy. ??? Wow.
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here's me:

non crunch~

i drive an suv (overpriced, and guzzles gas)

i send my kids to public school (and a virginia ps at that!)

i live in an apt w/3 bdrms-6 (almost 7) people-UGH!

i watch mtv w/my 14.5 yo ds

i tan either in the sun/summer or in a tanning bed/winter

i have been known to smoke cloves when not pg & have a few drinky-poos here & there as well

i eat what i want when i want & encourage my kids to do the same (be it fastfood, dessert before dinner, etc)

crunch~

no vax

no circ

no spank ('cept for moments of sheer desperation)

co-sleep

babywear

no wbv/wcv

bf/en

hb/uc

herbs/homeopathy before anything else

uu fellowship member (thinking that might be considered crunchy-but dunno for sure)

think that's it. i'm pretty stringent, imo~but am always looking to recruit new crunch
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I voted soggy wet bread. I got a 31 on the quiz. :LOL

I CD.
I bf (a 13 mo old no less--gasp!)
I recycle religiously.

That's it. No other crunch involved.

I vax on schedule.
I did co-sleep but only for the first 8 weeks.
I did a lot of babywearing for the first few months but then he got mobile and that was that.
I will not homeschool.
I circ'd Sage and will any future boys.
The epidural hospital birth was my friend. (induced, too, but that was for medical reasons and not a happy choice)
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75 Pretty Crispy
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My score was 102. About what I expected.

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Ultra crunchy to me is like.. totally off the grid, self contained, herbal/organic/home grown momma..

My crunchiness defined...

The short stuff - no circ, exclusive bf until 7-9 months, no dairy until weaned from breastmilk (and hopefully will avoid dairy all together with DS2), organic meat & milk, cloth & disposable dipes (when DS2 was born, made my own dipes & wipes, but couldn't get rid of yeast rash he came home with for 4 months- went to disposables and viola- rash gone), no pressure to potty train (wanted to EC but hubby wouldn't go for it) at any specific age, mutually agreeable weaning (probably won't nurse past 4, we'll see ), and I use a Keeper and cloth menstrual pads. DS#2 is not vaxed, not because I don't believe in it but because I"d rather be sure about what I'm doing before I put something in his body i can't take out.

Sogginess...

We eat at fast food places, don't recycle (another thing I'm working toward), my kids watch too much TV, the only thing I"ve managed to get grow in my wannabe garden is carrots and they're taking their sweet time!, DH & DS1 do consume dairy, the only dairy I consume is in my latte granita w/vanilla whip & caramel sauce! We drive two vehicles but no SUV, and while we have banned Nestle from our home I can't resist their chocolate raspberry coffee creamer and buy it once in a great while with full shame! lol Whenever I have doula meetings here I feel like I should hide it! l : We also did vax DS1 until I stopped them at age 3.

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I'm shocked - 84, prett crispy
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Wow I was pretty surprised to get an 88!! Pretty Crispy here, but on the fence to the next level!

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I feel for you pre-e girls! I also had SEVERE pre-e and Braedon and I are lucky to be alive and we are alive because of medicine! I had to have an emerg. c/s b/c of pre-e and b/c he was breech and I couldnt find a doc who would do a natural delivery for a breech baby and when it came down to everythin I read, he had a better chance if I just did c/s. It hurt me for awhile that I could not have a "normal" delivery but I dont think it makes me any less of a mother!

That docked me a few points as well, but oh well! I do plan on having a VBAC next time and hopefully Ill be successful and WONT get pre-e and the baby WONT be breech!
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I got a 145.....I think I hit the addition button one time too many or something.

I'm pretty crunchy, but I wouldn't say I tip the scale!
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I never really thought of myself as the granola girl, but after doing the quiz I guess I'm crunchier than I thought. Scored a 119.
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I got a 155, lost points for no EC, we're not vegetarians, and I haven't nursed someone else's babe.
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I scored a 90, so I'm crunchier than I'd thought.
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