How old are you? 22
Where are you? Columbus, Ohio
Are you currently PG? 13 weeks!
Are you/Did you UP? I plan to with this one.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I told my mom, Aunt and my sisters... so far. Im not ashamed... but I kinda want to keep it quiet... 'just in case'
Have you UCed before? No, My first ended with c section.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 23
How long have you been with your s.o.? Since Jr year of high school!! April 2001, so... SIX YEARS! holy crap. lmao.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? we have one son who is 2 years old.
Will your older children be present for the birth? If I want him there yes... for some reason I envision it happening at night so I probably wont wake him for it.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? I did for the first 4 or so months then he started not sleeping with me there (thinking it was play time) and he did much better in his crib.
Wear your baby? as much as possible
Cloth-diaper? I didnt with the last, Im not really sold on it for this one yet, but thinking of it.
Breastfeed? I plan to.
Immunize your baby? I have so far... Im greatly uneducated on why not to though so I am working on that.
Circumcise your baby? NO!
Homeschool? Im thinking of it... not sure yet though.
Follow a special diet? My son has a lot of allergies so his diet is pretty limited... my diet needs some work. he eats a lot healthier than I do.
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? yeah. Im a lost addict
Sign with your baby? I did a few with Arien... I dont know how much it helped but it was neat watching him communicate.
Read to your newborn? I read to him on occasion, I read to him a lot more now that he is older and can understand more.
Work outside the home? I do now... I stayed home until he was about 15 months old, then got a part time job at a daycare. I still work part time and Im not sure if we can have me stay home for the first year for this baby or not, but I hope so... Either way I dont work many hours and never use a sitter so its not a big issue. (daddy is very capable!)
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? nope.
Own or foster pets? a kitty. (named, kitty kitty, because its easy for Arien to say. lol)
Follow a religion? I am an Atheist.
Encourage higher education? If they want it
Generally support union activity? I dont think so.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? I do boycott a few places.
Plastic baby toys? yep, he has tons of plastic crap.
Toy guns? I dont forsee us buying any for our kids.
Other toy weapons? probably not.
Branded characters? within limits. However I have a mil that goes way overboard for any character that my son remotely has an interest in... sponge bob and cars especially.
Are you a feminist? more like... Equal rights and treatment for all, reguardless of gender or sexual orientation. (or race or religion... blah blah blah)
City, Town or Rural? we live in the city, I love it. maybe someday we will buy where the houses are further apart and have more land with them, but still probably very near the city... whichever one.
Do you vote? yep
Where do you fall politically? whenever the right wingers are complaining about the 'damned left wing' I typically find myself agreeing with the left... sooo...
Use a pacifier with your baby? Arien did. Until 6 months he did whenever he wanted, after that it was only in his crib for sleeping and then completely gone at 9 months. I dont know if I will with the next one... probably not because it will interfere with breastfeeding early on. we will see.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? If they want it.