1. What is your TTC story?
Well, we weren't exactly TTC, but it is a pretty crazy story and not too, too TMI heheh. This little bugger was conceived when we were staying with some friends in Montreal last summer, on our way back from a hitchhiking trip to Halifax, when I drank entirely way too much of this strange conconction those French folks have out there called "Sangrila" (which is not the tasty wine spritzer drink you're thinking of, but a really sugary, disgusting $4 40oz. bottle of flavoured malt liquor) completing melting all the inhibitions that I would normally have that would NEVER have allowed me to go with Jeff into that abandoned apartment next door...2. How long have you been vegan?
I think I've been vegan for about 4 years or so. I was a veggie kid though, ate meat throughout some of high school, then went vegan after watching this PETA video with a song by Goldfinger (whom I was a big fan of at the time) in the background called, Free Me
.3. Do you know what you are having?
No, I think it's a girl, I have pretty much since I found out... but I think it has less to do with anything spiritual or any sort of strong sixth sense on my part, and more to do with my minor obsession with Gilmore Girls. 4. What are you plans for birth?
I'm having a hospital birth with a midwife; so apparently there's a pretty nice "birthing" room that they try to get you and it's a bit more cozy in comparison to a "regular" hospital room. I'm totally pro-homebirth, but this place is more of a temporary living arrangement than a "home" so I didn't really want to have the baby here... plus the walls are so thin between units, that I can hear word for word my next door neighbour's telephone conversations. I was worried I'd be really self conscious about ahem, "birthing noises," and it would interfere, whereas at the hospital I'd be more likely to feel like, "Well they're used to this here..."5. What is your favourite pregnancy related book you've read?
I really haven't read that many
: ...I've read What to Expect...
, and The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
(pretty funny)... and that's about it. They were both pretty good, though I don't really agree with the medical advice in the latter, but it was freakin' hilarious anyway.6. What is your favourite non- pregnancy book?
Yipes, I have a lot of favourite books. For fiction, right now I am trying to read a lot of the Classics, but most of the time I am just reading textbooks for school (see below).7. Do you work? What do you do?
After I found out I was pregnant, since I wasn't working at the time (travelling) I decided I didn't want to look for a new job and decided to enroll in correspondence university through Athabasca University. Now I'm sort of regretting it because I am just not too into it right now, I've got baby-brain 24 hours a day and no matter how much I am interested in the causes of consequences of the First World War, it is no where near as amusing as my "refresh" button and the Birth Announcements page.