Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kannapolis, NC
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- Where would your dream trip take you?
- What would be the best treat for you right now?
Treat as in food or beverage? Coffee which I'm having right now. My second cup since I got pregnant (I didn't want it for awhile) but now it is really tasting good. The other thing I'd love to do is "treat" myself to a night away with dh in a jacuzzi room of a hotel and eat good food and watch movies. hmmmm...
- Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Marquette Senior Highschool in Marquette, MI then went to undergrad at Grand Valley State in Grand Rapids, MI and got my graduate degree in Biology from Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI
- Who is your favorite author? Literature genre?
This depends on the phase of my life, I went through a long J.D. Salinger phase in highschool, then Edward Abbey in college. I don't know now, I like Barbara Kingsolver. also Barry Lopez and Wendel Berry. The last thing I read that I really liked was Ordinary Wolves by Seth Katner.
- How did you find MDC?
When I was pregnant with my second, I had just moved away from a place that I loved to a place I didn't like. I had no friends, felt very isolated. I went to a MOm's group one night to try and connect with other mom's and was introduced to it by a woman there. The April 2005 due date club forum was my lifeline that year.
- How was your first birth?
Quick. By the time I realized I needed to go to the hospital I was in transition. When I got there I was at 10, then everything went to hell, they told me to push, I didn't feel it yet, they kept pushing me back when I wanted to be squatting. the baby showed stress, everyone seemed frantic, my doc was not there just some other on call. It was awful. After an hour they gave me a 4th degree episiotomy and took Jack with a vacuum. Then they took him out while they stitched me and didn't bring him back for an hour (in the meantime leaving me alone). I learned a lot from that experience and am happy to report that things were different with my second. I was very empowered.
- What are your plans this time?
I was planning a homebirth this time, but I found out yesterday that the only midwife in our area will be leaving in May. I'm still hopeful, I heard that there is a nonpracticing nurse midwife who just moved to the area so maybe she will agree (I haven't met her yet). I play around with going UC but I'd really rather have a midwife. My doctor is really cool, I wish she could do homebirths.
- What's your favorite color?
I don't think I have one, but maybe like an orange/rust
- Where do you want to be in ten years?
I want to be living in the town I am now but maybe with some acreage. I'd like to have some kind of a home business or nonprofit that I run with my dh, homeschooling my kids, raising angora bunnies and be a master spinner and knitter.
- How many children are you hoping for?
3 or 4
- What talent/skill would you like to have?
I'd like to be able to spin and knit well. I'm way not there yet though.
- What's your favorite random talent/skill that you have?
I"m fairly good at math which has always come in handy and I can write well when I really concentrate and get into it.
Ok, nosiness being put away now!