What is your fave memory of Evelyn?
Teaching her how to jump in puddles, this past spring.how did you find MDC?
I don't remember. I was pregnant with Evelyn at the time, and I remember posting lots of short replies to get my post count up to 50 to use the trading post for diapers.where/when/how did you and dh meet?
In a bar. It was during hockey playoffs 2001 because I was wearing my jersey. I was there with friends from work, doing shots with them in another room and then wandering over to chat with people at the bar (Eric's group of friends), and doing shots with them. Eric's group thought they had gotten me all drunk, and took me for slingers in the middle of the night. It was a fun night. It was months later that DH and I hooked up, after lots of persistent "friendly" emails from him.do you get along well with your parents?
Well. My mom and I are great friends. My real father I don't know, my legal father I'm on cordial speaking terms with, which is great considering his behaviour since the divorce. My mom's husband now, I love him to death because he's such an awesome granddad to Evelyn. It is confusing having so many father figures.do you have any hobbies?
I like to knit (taught myself while pregnant with Evelyn) but almost never get to. I occasionally scrapbook; I love to cut and glue.are you crafty?
Ha ha. My mom's an artist. MIL sews. I pass stuff on to them.other than MDC where do you frequent online?
I try to do my part to educate my birth boards on FertilityFriend and BabyCenter. Thank goodness they can't hear my retching noises through the screen when they ask about inducing their babies at 39 weeks for convenience.
Other than that, I read some funnies (Pearls Before Swine is my fave) and thedailywtf (computer programming geeks only).what's the last book you read (for yourSelf, not counting Little Critter or Dora )?
Um, I finished rereading David Weber's Service of the Sword not long ago. Now I'm reading a random book sent by an online friend, a tale of the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
what kind of music do you like?
Anything I haven't heard before!what's your dd's favorite thing to do/play with?
Oh, the most awesome toy of the year is these two Olympic-style rings, dangling from a doorway in our living room. DH bought them for exercise, but we adjust them to waist-height and Evelyn hangs from them, swings and spins and twists. Great fun.
what's your favorite restaurant?
Oooh, easy one! Sienna Bistro in Kansas City, MO.do you like to cook/bake?
Love to cook. Not crazy about baking but I can make a good loaf of bread from scratch, thanks to my mom.Who were you before having you children?
! I partied and drank a lot before getting pregnant. I went to college at an engineering school (read: way more men than women). I had a lot of fun.If you could give your children one of your talents/personality traits, what would it be?
My math and logic skills. It makes my life (school & job) easy.
What are your nicknames?
JessiTRON! obviously. My hash name is Witty Titty Carrot Committee.What did you want to be when you grow up? What DO you want to be when you grow up?
A mom! A grandmother!
What do you wish for the future of our world?
I figure Jesus will come back eventually and then it'll be better. Read CS Lewis's "The Last Battle."What color best describes who you are?
Orange!What is the best thing about being a woman?
Lots of things. Being attractive to men is fun, since I like hanging out with them. But that doesn't have an impact anymore, now that I'm all happily married and stuff. Breastfeeding, that's way up there. So let's just sum it up with "Boobs."What religion are you, if any?
Southern Baptist. I don't agree with all the denomination's decisions and policies, but I do agree with their doctrine as it relates specifically to Christianity and the Bible.
What was your first reaction when you heard Donald Rumsfeld is resigning?
Yay! about time. Voting accomplished something.What is your fovaorite thing about this season?
It's not winter yet?
What is your favorite thing about the merry month of May?
Warm weather!Are you into astrology?
Nope.Whoa! You're the new pres of the US, what is the first thing you're going to do?
Get lay midwifery legalized nationwide, of course!Did you go to college? If so, where?
University of Missouri, Rolla. BS in Physics, minors in Comp Sci, Math, & Econ.What was the craziest thing you've ever done?
Hmm. One time on a business trip in Calgary I went to a rave with some people I met in a bar that evening. My only rave experience.How many kids do you and dh want to have?
I'm hoping for three.
How are you planning on schooling your kids?
Probably public schools. But we'll check out the Waldorf and Montessori near us.
Do you have any AP friends in real life?
Yes, most of my mom friends I've met through Friends of Missouri Midwives, so they're all homebirthers.
Does your family/IL's support your AP lifestyle?
Yes. Occasionally my dad (mom's husband) will make comments that I should let Evelyn CIO, but I tell him it won't happen.How did you find out about AP?
It all started with home birth, which I learned about through a wife of one of my coworker friends. Then, I learned a lot of the rest of it here.What is the hardest thing about being an AP mom?
Du-u-u-ude, I have it easy. My MIL lives with us and takes care of Evelyn, so she has consistent, family care even though I work. MIL also does most of the housework. Nighttime is hard sometimes, when she wakes up a lot and wants to munch in the rocking chair.Are you planning on tandem nursing?
Yeah. Not thrilled about the tandem nursing idea exactly, but don't want to stop nursing Evelyn. So tandem it is, unless she weans herself by the baby's arrival.
Thanks for the compliments on the pictures! I should post more someday.