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#211 of 239 Old 12-05-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 23
Where are you? Ca
Are you currently PG? 28 weeks pregnant
Are you/Did you UP? partially 1st trimester and 3rd trimester UP. Went to 2 midwife appts in 2nd trimester.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only my partner
Have you UCed before? No. 2 previous hospital vaginal births, one with epi one without.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 34
How long have you been with your s.o.? 3yrs
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 girls a 6 yr old and a 1yr old.
Will your older children be present for the birth? YES
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes!
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? NEVER!!
Circumcise your baby? NEVER!!
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) slowly eliminating poor food choices as I become more aware.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? NC,
Are you currently PG? Yes.
Are you/Did you UP? I am.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yes.
Have you UCed before? No.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? Married 10 yrs. dated since we were toddlers, yes really!
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Four. Two sons who are 9 & 8 and two daughters ages 5 & 20 months.
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes.
Wear your baby? Yes.
Cloth-diaper? Yes.
Breastfeed? Yes.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No.
Circumcise your baby? No.
Homeschool? Yes.
Follow a special diet? Vegatarian, mostly organic.

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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 22
Where are you? Olympia, Wa
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes, we are planning to UC with this one.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? yes
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other?
30
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 year old dd
Will your older children be present for the birth? probably not
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?
Yes, I just moved my dd's bed into her own room and started putting her down in there for naps and bedtime, but I go in there and cosleep once she wakes up. Hoping the night nursing stops before this babe comes!
Wear your baby? yes, but not too often anymore
Cloth-diaper? I did but recently stopped because of the old smelly washer in this apartment that is ruining my CD's!
Breastfeed? Yes!
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? absolutely not
Circumcise your baby? absolutely would never
Homeschool? Yes, plan to! Just started doing a few things...
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) semi vegetarian, I have had a bite here and there of meat but not much. I just eat as healthy as possible and eat nearly 100% organic.

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And more!

Will you/do you:
Watch TV?
We own a TV for movies, but do not have cable. TV is too addicting!
Sign with your baby? No
Read to your newborn? Not as much as I do my toddler!
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? yes, but not as much as I should
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? I am interested in some of the things I have read about consentual living and practice a few things. But I don't think it's an all or nothing thing either. Don't know what TCS or TCC are.
Own or foster pets? 4 cats, used to have a dog but just gave her up last week because we moved from a home with a few acres to run to a tiny apartment with no place to run. :*(
Follow a religion? non denominational Christian
Encourage higher education? If that's what they want to do, I don't think it's necessary for sucess though.
Generally support union activity? sure
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Oh yes!

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys?
NONE
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? No
Branded characters? NONE, I believe they become false idols.
Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)?
No, we use a Holistic Practitioner. I would use the ER if necessary.
Evidence-based conventional medicine? We only use allopathic conventional meds as a last resort.
Homeopathic? Absolutely! I swear by most of them.
Chiropractic? Yes, though I can't afford to see one with no insurance at the moment.
Herbal? Yes, though I despise most herbal medicinal teas. But my dh and dd love them!
Nutritional/naturopathic? We believe most ilnesses are a deficiency in a nutrient or vitamin, so we treat ilnesses by supplementing with what they are defienct in first. We also used to use a Naturopathic doc in our old town.
Ayurvedic? I have in the past but not regularly.

Are you a feminist?
I'm all for equal pay, not matter your sex. But no, I'm not a feminist.
City, Town or Rural? Living in a small city right now but can't wait to get out into the country right outside the city next May!
Do you vote? Yes!
Where do you fall politically? Conservative Libertarian
Use a pacifier with your baby? No, but I'm not staunchly against it either.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? My dd doesn't have one but I wouldn't mind if she did. Supposing by "lovie" you mean something that brings them comfort.

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An update to mine, too!
About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 23
Where are you? Ann Arbor, Michigan
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I did
Have you UCed before? Yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 27
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? I've got 2 boys- ~5 (hospital born) and ~2 (UP/UC)
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes, my oldest was
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes (in a king now ) but the boys start the night in thier own bed sometimes now
Wear your baby? Used to-- not often anymore
Cloth-diaper? Both boys wear cloth diapers to bed still
Breastfeed? Yes, but my oldest is almost self-weaned now
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Never
Circumcise your baby? No.
Homeschool? Yes.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) I don't eat any meat other than fish, and don't eat dairy.
Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yes-- I watch 4 shows a week (Heroes, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Private Practice if you are wondering what kind of TV a UCer might watch )
Sign with your baby? I did when my boys were babies
Read to your newborn? No
Work outside the home? Not at the moment, but I have been, at times, a college student and a doula as a mom. I am thinking of taking more classes next semester (I have my BA, but want more science, as I plan to become a midwife)
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No, but if I get an apprenticeship I would use drop-in daycare
Recycle? yes
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? I pretty much go with the Continuum Concept
Own or foster pets? no
Follow a religion? we're atheists
Encourage higher education? No
Generally support union activity? Yes
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes

Baby possessions:
Plastic baby toys? No
Toy guns? water guns in the summer
Other toy weapons? You mean sticks, food, pillows, and fingers? Oh yeah.
Branded characters? We have a stainless steel Spiderman cup, Thomas trains, and a Dora potty ring, but that's it. I prefer not to have character stuff.
Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? Yes
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Yes
Homeopathic? No
Chiropractic? No, we're too poor.
Herbal? Some
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe?
Are you a feminist? Yep
City, Town or Rural? City
Do you vote? yep
Where do you fall politically? We're anarchists

Use a pacifier with your baby? I did with my second when he was a baby
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Neither of my boys have done that.
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With the added questions:

Will you/do you:
Watch TV?
Yes.
Sign with your baby? Yes.
Read to your newborn? Yes.
Work outside the home? No.
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No.
Recycle? Yes.
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? We do consentual living, dunno what the other abbs. mean.
Own or foster pets? 5 cats.
Follow a religion? Yes.
Encourage higher education? No.
Generally support union activity? Eh. Sure.
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes.

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys?
Yes.
Toy guns? No.
Other toy weapons? No.
Branded characters? Yes.
Are you a feminist? [/B] No.
City, Town or Rural? Rural.
Do you vote? No.
Where do you fall politically? n/a
Use a pacifier with your baby? No.
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? None of my kids had one, but I'm not opposed.

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How old are you? 26
Where are you? Houston, TX (IE, the City of No VBACs!)
Are you currently PG? Yes, 8 weeks
Are you/Did you UP? Yes, this is my 3rd UP
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Only people online. My family doesn't even ask anymore because I just evade all their questions.
Have you UCed before? Sorta.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 35
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years, married 5
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 6 children, aged 9, 8, 5, 4, 2, and 1
Will your older children be present for the birth? I prefer for them not to be. They were there last time, and it was kind of scary for them.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Sometimes
Cloth-diaper? No
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? Possibly. I do not circumcise for religious reasons, but I do believe for religious reasons that circumcision is not wrong. All three of my sons are circumcised.
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? No

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Yes
Sign with your baby? No
Read to your newborn? Maybe. I read to my older children, and my newborn will probably be around while I am doing that.
Work outside the home? No
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? No, actually.
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? I don't know what any of that means
Own or foster pets? 1 dog
Follow a religion? Yes
Encourage higher education? While I am fine with college, I would encourage my children to be extremely picky about what college they attend and to not believe everything they are taught. Further, I do not encourage girls to live away from home during college. IMO, it's incredibly dangerous.
Generally support union activity? No
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? More like human rights reasons such as promoting the death of the unborn

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? Yes
Toy guns? Yes
Other toy weapons? Yes
Branded characters? Yes
Are you a feminist? Not by any stretch of the word
City, Town or Rural? City
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? I tend to agree with conservative action groups, but rarely find conservative politicians to be anything but vote-mongers.
Use a pacifier with your baby? No
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Sort of. I don't allow toys or blankies or anything to leave the house, and if your blankie is lost or in the wash, I don't allow a hissy fit. But my dd does have two blankies and a pillow that she loves and prefers not to sleep without. Most of the time she gets her wish.

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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 40
Where are you? Upper Midwest
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No
Have you UCed before? No
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 43 (soon to be 44)
How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2 - one 16 y/o, one 3 y/o
Will your older children be present for the birth? If they want to be
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Not really
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 23

Where are you? Kentucky. WAY out in the hills too.

Are you currently PG? Very!

Are you/Did you UP? No

Are you telling others about your UC plans? NO

Have you UCed before? No

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1, 3 years old
Will your older children be present for the birth? Maybe. We're playing that by ear.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Partially
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? It's a girl, but no with our son too
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No, we've tried to be vegetarians a few times but always punk out
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 24
Where are you? Connecticut
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? nope, although I would have liked to
Are you telling others about your UC plans? we tried but the response was pretty negative... DH keeps telling people about it though even though I told him not to
Have you UCed before? no but I've wanted to even before I knew I wanted kids; I came upon a UC site in high school and knew I wanted to do it if I ever had kids
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 25
How long have you been with your s.o.? I've known him since 2001 but we've only been together since 2004 and married not quite a year ago
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? we have one baby boy, age 9 months
Will your older children be present for the birth? umm... hopefully not, unless it's the middle of the night and he sleeps through it... we don't really have childcare though so we're not sure
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? we do co-sleep and plan on it again
Wear your baby? definitely, it's a lifesaver
Cloth-diaper? no, but that's because we don't have a convenient (or even a feasible) way to wash them
Breastfeed? absolutely, especially since I couldn't bf my son
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? not if I can get out of it without fighting the state too badly (state insurance at the moment)
Circumcise your baby? heck no
Homeschool? I'd LOVE to but I might have to work full-time to support us, so... we'll see
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) no, although we do try to eat as healthy as possible... most days... DH tries to sabotage me a lot though

Will you/do you:
Watch TV? Not really but only cos there's nothing good on...
Sign with your baby? No although it looks interesting!
Read to your newborn? Not if (s)he is anything like DS - he just wants to eat the books
Work outside the home? Not at the moment
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? No
Recycle? Once we move, there's really no point to it here
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? ???
Own or foster pets? We had to get rid of our kitties (sniffle sob)
Follow a religion? Yes, we're Onycan
Encourage higher education? Absolutely, but I think community college is a much better start than going off to a 4-year university right away
Generally support union activity? It's not even something I've ever really considered
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? I suppose stuff with animal cruelty... I would never feed any pets commercial pet food for example

Baby posessions:
Plastic baby toys? I wish he didn't, but I'm not going to throw away the stuff other people get him... well, maybe at some point
Toy guns? Not for a baby
Other toy weapons? I probably would try to teach them when it would be appropriate to use etc
Branded characters? Depends on the character
Are you a feminist? I think men and women are separate but equal and should have equal rights but value their differences as well
City, Town or Rural? We live in the only ghetto of CT but would love to either move to the country or to the city, not this in between stuff, it's big enough here to be crowded and crime-ridden and dirty but not big enough to have a lot of cultural activities, bah
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? Apolitical if that's possible, I don't agree 100% with any candidate or party
Use a pacifier with your baby? No but only because he doesn't prefer them
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? No, he's too young I think





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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29, will be 30 when babe arrives
Where are you? Tucson, AZ
Are you currently PG? YES!!!
Are you/Did you UP? No...I am diabetic so I have to still see a Dr
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some people...not my medical provider though
Have you UCed before? Nope
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 31
How long have you been with your s.o.? almost 13 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? Given birth 5 times, have 4 at home...one was adopted. Kids at home are 8, 5, 3, and 1
Will your older children be present for the birth? No
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? Undecided...first son is...but don't want to anymore
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) I follow a diabetic low carb diet

 

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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 32
Where are you? Austin, TX, USA
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? some
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 33
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? no children
Will your older children be present for the birth? n/a
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes,
Breastfeed? yes,
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) we stress healthy, local, whole, organic foods, but have no dietary restrictions.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 38
Where are you? FL
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? no
Have you UCed before? yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 42
How long have you been with your s.o.? 11 ys
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 18. 16. 10. 9. 7. 5. 2. 1
Will your older children be present for the birth? YES
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? YES
Wear your baby? NO
Cloth-diaper? YES
Breastfeed? YES
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? NO
Circumcise your baby? NO
Homeschool? YES
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30
Where are you? Mechanicsburg, PA
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? Probably - I have fast labors.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? No
Have you UCed before? No
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 30
How long have you been with your s.o.? almost a year
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2, 10 and 4
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? Going to try it next year
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) We're gradually making improvements like cutting out dairy and mammal meat.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 28
Where are you? Ks
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? yes, yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? yes
Have you UCed before? yes
About your family:
How old is your significant other?28
How long have you been with your s.o.? 12 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3 kids, Liam~7 Piper ~5 Vivienne ~2
Will your older children be present for the birth?Yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? Never again!!!!!
Homeschool? Did but they decided to attend public school for now
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Nope
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I LLLLLLLLOOOOOVEVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE

UC

couldnt do it,

im a midwife and dh is a doctor

lol


BUT when we needed inspiration,


UC is where WE went!!!!

and then inside of course

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#228 of 239 Old 12-13-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 30 (today is my birthday!)
Where are you? Oklahoma
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? No, I saw an OB a few times, and a midwife a few times.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Not really. They all know that's my "ideal" birth.
Have you UCed before? Yes, twice.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 29
How long have you been with your s.o.? 9 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3 kids, ages 7, 4, and 1.
Will your older children be present for the birth? I'd like them to, but they're always asleep.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes (6-8 hours a day from newborn to crawling phase...I'm an *extreme* babywearer )
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No (okay, I did circ my first, but not my second, or future sons)
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Vegan

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#229 of 239 Old 12-13-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 26
Where are you? at my computer
Are you currently PG? yes, 38 weeks!
Are you/Did you UP? yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? only a couple, others assume we have a MW
Have you UCed before? yes DS aug 04
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 28
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 4 children, DS 9, DD 6, DS 5, DS 3
Will your older children be present for the birth? depends on time of day
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? yes
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no way
Circumcise your baby? hell no
Homeschool? yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) not really. but grow alot of our own.

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#230 of 239 Old 12-13-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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I'm not a UC'er but a wannabe and would be if hubby "let" me. LOL. He's up for homebirth but not UC'ing. Maybe i'll "forget to call the midwife. Anyways, here it goes.

About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 24
Where are you? corona, ca
Are you currently PG? no
Are you/Did you UP? no
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I probably wouldn't
Have you UCed before? no
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 24
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 3 kids ages 4,2,1
Will your older children be present for the birth? most likely
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yes
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? cloth and sposies
Breastfeed? yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? pick and choose
Circumcise your baby? no
Homeschool? no, but i'd like to
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) See food, eat food?
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#231 of 239 Old 12-14-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 27
Where are you? Hawaii
Are you currently PG? yes
Are you/Did you UP? Mostly UP, but I do have a midwife who comes by and checks on me as well once a month
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yes, but mostly only family and friends
Have you UCed before? no, this is my first baby

About your family:

How old is your significant other? 32
How long have you been with your s.o.? 8 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? none, but he has a stepdaughter who lives out-of-state with her mom
Will your older children be present for the birth? no other kids

Will you/do you:

Co-Sleep? yes
Wear your baby? all the time
Cloth-diaper? strictly cloth
Breastfeed? strictly breastfeeding
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? never
Circumcise your baby? never!
Homeschool? unschooling
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) I like to eat mostly vegetarian and organic, but sometimes I do eat some meat

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#232 of 239 Old 12-16-2007, 01:13 AM
 
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 22
Where are you? Arkansas
Are you currently PG? Yes
Are you/Did you UP? No. Im High risk due to incompetent cervix and prior birth defects
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Some.. not many..
Have you UCed before? No Both prior births were premature deliveries in hospital
About your family:
How old is your significant other?
How long have you been with your s.o.?
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2. Both boys 2.5 and 3 years old
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? Yep Ive never slept any other way
Wear your baby? Of course
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes yes yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? It depends
Circumcise your baby? NO
Homeschool? Yes
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Organic as much as possible
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#233 of 239 Old 12-16-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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How old are you? 22
Where are you? California
Are you currently PG? No
Are you/Did you UP? Yes
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I primarily only told those who I knew would be supportive of my plans, and a couple others just for the Shock factor...lol
Have you UCed before? Once
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 27
How long have you been with your s.o.? 4 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 5- DS 7, DD 3, DD 2, DD 1, DD born 12/07
Will your older children be present for the birth? They were all sleeping until the heard the baby cry, and came in immediately and bonded.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? No
Wear your baby? Yes
Cloth-diaper? Yes
Breastfeed? Yes
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? No
Circumcise your baby? No
Homeschool? No longer
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No

Will you/do you:
Watch TV?
Movies on occasion.
Sign with your baby? No
Read to your newborn? Yes
Work outside the home? Occasionally
Send baby/child to daycare or preschool? Preschool
Recycle? Yes
TCS, TCC, or CL (consentual living)? I'm not sure what these are.
Own or foster pets? Yes
Follow a religion? I follow my heart
Encourage higher education? Yes, I don't believe on ever stops learning
Generally support union activity? Yes
Boycott companies or countries for human rights reasons (such as formula promotion)? Yes

Baby possessions:
Plastic baby toys? Yes
Toy guns? No
Other toy weapons? No, I see no point in toy weapons, I think they send a poor message, and weapons are not toys, but my DC do learn about and use real weapons.
Branded characters? Limited as much as possible

Medical philosophy - do you use the following models of care for actual illness/injury:
Standard medical model (practice-based)? Yes
Evidence-based conventional medicine? Yes
Homeopathic? Yes
Chiropractic? Yes
Herbal? Yes
Nutritional/naturopathic? Yes
Ayurvedic? No.
Other/describe?
Are you a feminist? No
City, Town or Rural? Town
Do you vote? Yes
Where do you fall politically? Wherever I feel I need to be.

Use a pacifier with your baby? Yes, with all of them to a limited degree
Allow DC to have a 'Lovie'? Yes

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#234 of 239 Old 12-17-2007, 12:27 AM
 
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 18.
Where are you? Georgia.
Are you currently PG? Yes.
Are you/Did you UP? I didn't with my first but I am with this baby.
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Yes.
Have you UCed before? No.

About your family:
How old is your significant other? 18
How long have you been with your s.o.? Almost 2 years.
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 1. 13 months.
Will your older children be present for the birth? Yes.

Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? I did with my first and I will with my second.
Wear your baby? I still wear DS, and I will definitely wear this baby.
Cloth-diaper? DS is still in cloth and I will be cloth diapering this baby.
Breastfeed? I am tandem nursing.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? I don't vaccinate.
Circumcise your baby? Nope.
Homeschool? I want to.
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) Just eating healthy and taking my vitamins.

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#235 of 239 Old 12-18-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.)
21
Where are you?
Florida
Are you currently PG?
Yes I am! Due spmetime Late April of 2008
Are you/Did you UP?
So far yes.
Are you telling others about your UC plans?
Not really, no one is receptive... My partner knows my intentions and honestly feels comfortable with it. Everyone else insists on me having "Someone" present.
Have you UCed before?
No, but I have had a Vaginal birth in a hospital. It wasn't even natural, as I intended... thus the desire to have this baby Unassisted.
About your family:
How old is your significant other?
24
How long have you been with your s.o.?
2 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?
We have one little boy, who is almost 13 months.
Will your older children be present for the birth?
I'm pretty sure he will be!
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep?
Yes, since day one
Wear your baby?
Yes
Cloth-diaper?
We did for 8 months with our son, but living conditions changed and we "weren't allowed" to continue CD. Long story... But with the New Baby's arrival we will be going back to cloth for both.
Breastfeed?
Yes, I b/f my son until he weaned (or maybe just went on hiatus?) at 11 months.
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?
No, my baby is unvaccinated.
Circumcise your baby?
No, he is natural.
Homeschool?
Haven't gotten there yet, but my son has never been to day care, and I am considering the HomeSchooling route. We will have to cross that bridge when it comes...
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)
I follow a vegan diet. I feed our son a vegan diet. My partner follows a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet but is open to veganism (as long as I'm cooking). He will give our son tastes of what he's having but generally our son eats vegan foods.
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#236 of 239 Old 12-18-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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About you:
How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 26
Where are you? Arizona
Are you currently PG? no
Are you/Did you UP? I UPd after 5 months with ds, after 6 months with dd
Are you telling others about your UC plans? I told my sister this time, I told a friend and my sister last time
Have you UCed before? I tried, but then transfered for no good reason.
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 26
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 years
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? in my sig
Will your older children be present for the birth? ds was not present, but came in right after dd was out.
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? yep
Wear your baby? am right now
Cloth-diaper? yes
Breastfeed? indeed
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? no way
Circumcise your baby? no how
Homeschool? most likely
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) traditional foods
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Me and Mine

About you:
How old are you? 32
Where are you? UT
Are you currently PG? Y
Are you/Did you UP?N
Are you telling others about your UC plans? Not telling anyone that I didn't tell when I was PLANNING one with my last.
Have you UCed before? N
About your family:
How old is your significant other? 37
How long have you been with your s.o.? 7 y anniversary this month
How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages? 2, a 10 y old and a 1 ish year old. (Was born micro premmie @ 27 week with IUGR would be 10 m if born full term.)
Will your older children be present for the birth? Y
Will you/do you:
Co-Sleep? off and on
Wear your baby? not really
Cloth-diaper? both
Breastfeed? both (he gets a supplement of 24 cal as well)
Immunize/Vaccinate your baby? Y
Circumcise your baby? Y
Homeschool? YES
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.) No
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#238 of 239 Old 09-12-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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This is a fun idea.


How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) 29

Where are you?
Canada, AB

Are you currently PG?
Not at the moment.

Are you/Did you UP?
Not sure what this is.

Are you telling others about your UC plans?
No, only hubby and mom.

Have you UCed before?
Not yet

How old is your significant other?
33

How long have you been with your s.o.?
5 years

How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?
4, 2 and 10 1/2 months.

Will your older children be present for the birth?
Probably not unless they want to.

Co-Sleep?
Yes and loving it.

Wear your baby?
Yes

Cloth-diaper?
No

Breastfeed?
Yes

Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?
Just started researching this and right now: selectively yes.

Circumcise your baby?
Never!!!

Homeschool?
Yes, definitely planning to Unschool.

Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)
Yes, trying to eat mostly raw food ie veggies fruit and nuts.
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How old are you? (If you're comfortable sharing.) older than I would like to be..lol

Where are you?
on the couch

Are you currently PG?
yes

Are you/Did you UP?
yes

Are you telling others about your UC plans?
unfortunately I am a notorious ucer ...so pretty much everyone knows. Thankfully I haven't been met with much criticism...I just get bored with the annoying personal questions from people with no interest in ucing.
Have you UCed before?
3 times

How old is your significant other?
6 years older than me

How long have you been with your s.o.?
14 years

How many children do you currently have? If so, what ages?
a lot..lol ...all of them average about 2 years apart except one that is almost 4 years apart

Will your older children be present for the birth?
no, I don't want them to see

Co-Sleep?
currently no as my son is older, but I typically co-sleep for most of the first year...once they start kicking around at night, they get kicked out =S

Wear your baby?
if they want to, I am all for it...but not all of my kids wanted to

Cloth-diaper?
I use them some of the time, but mostly sposies because hubby wont change a cloth dipe.

Breastfeed?
Yes

Immunize/Vaccinate your baby?
absolutely not

Circumcise your baby?
No

Homeschool?
currently they are in public...but we plan to homeschool later
Follow a special diet? (e.g. Vegan,macrobiotic,etc.)
lacto-vegetarian....I try to eat only all natural non preservative/additive foods.
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