Why I didn't find y'all before now I don't know, but I'm grateful to have now.
I'm 41, expecting my first baby around June 12, DP is 56, and a first time dad! I love being pregnant (except, rarely, when I don't), and find it miraculous and beautiful. I am so sensitized, wouldn't have believed that possible with how sensitive I already was, but my intuitive capacities and my feeling self are sooo predominant now, it amazes me. I feel connected to everything, and notice that anything that is out of harmony with the rhythms and laws of nature registers as a disturbance in my body, heart, and psyche. This was true before before I became pregnant, but it is so much more powerful now, and has presented me with great blessings and challenge. On the one hand, I feel so plugged in to the miracle of Being, and my heart is opening more and more. I feel such grace, especially in nature. My favorite thing to do lately is sit outside on our little city balcony, and watch my peas and greens grow (in a pot, since our soil is contaminated with lead.) On the other hand, the imbalances that are the cultural norm
: break my heart, and sometimes it feels so overwhelming.
We're planning a homebirth if all goes well, and have not sought out any medical care during the pregnancy besides basic bloodwork, though I am considering getting an ultrasound because of some recent concerns
We live in Arlington, Massachusetts. Plan to exclusively breastfeed, co-sleep, cloth or g-diaper, yadayadayada, and open to what this baby has to teach us.
My partner and I are both yoga teachers; I have mostly stopped teaching, just down to 3 classes a week now.
I believe good nutrition is essential to wellbeing and happiness, and I believe truly good nutrition is a subtle art form that has as much to do with your emotional connection to your food and awareness of the world which feeds you and the health of our soils and our attitudes and gratitude as it has to do with what macro and micro nutrients you are consuming. It also has to do with the nutritive value of your mental and emotional diet, the health of your culture, etc...
Food policy fascinates, engages and upsets me. I eventually want to grow/raise much of our own food (but can't come close to that in our container garden! though you'd be amazed what you CAN do with a container garden).
Love to learn, dance, swim, hike, move, meander, and sing!
Here's my zaadz webpage:http://plums.zaadz.com/
Thanks everyone for being here!