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#1 of 21 Old 05-14-2008, 08:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okee dokee, here we go...

I'm going to write these questions stream of consciousness, so try to answer that way too.

What appeals to you more?
Warm colors or cool colors?
Coffee or tea?
Sweet or savory?
Movies or books?
Morning or night?
Dogs or cats?
Cozy or spacious?
Keeping secrets or sharing news?
Ice cream or strawberries?
Beach or mountains?

I feel like I should be able to produce some information about your personality from your answers, so maybe I'll make something up
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What appeals to you more?
Warm colors or cool colors? Warm
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Sweet or savory? Savory
Movies or books? Books
Morning or night? Nights
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Cozy or spacious? Spacious
Keeping secrets or sharing news? Sharing news
Ice cream or strawberries? Ice Cream
Beach or mountains? Mountains

Wife since 2004. Mommy to DS (2005) and DD (2008) and my hopefully VBA2C baby DD due Feb 2012!

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What brought you to MDC? What do you like most about it?

Mama to 3 kids. We live in a yurt!
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What brought you to MDC? What do you like most about it?

After my son was born via C-Section and given a bottle against my wishes and THEN took 9 days to latch on I started researching. C sections, VBACs, all sorts of stuff on nursing, attachment parenting, all that good stuff! I stumbled across a Mothering Mag in Barnes and Noble when my son was a few months old. I was AMAZED that something like that was out there. It helped in my internt research but I think it took me another 6 months or so before I found MDC and connected the two. I love it here. I don't find many supportive people of my "crunchy" ways in real life. It's awesome to have a sounding board here, as well as non judgemental and like minded people! And I found ICAN through MDC which gave me the push I needed to do this whole baby thing again, this time believing in MY body!

(sorry for the long response!)

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Best way to spend an afternoon?
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Best way to spend an afternoon?


Curled up with a good book and maybe some coffee! At home or in a book store or coffee shop...ALONE (that doesn't happen much!)

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do you have any special talents? are you crafty or anything like that?

~helen~ mama to 5 yo twins jonas and micah and my 2 yo baby boy eli
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do you have any special talents? are you crafty or anything like that?

I sing. I attempt to play the guitar (I used to play better!) I enjoy creative projects but tend to be to OCD to start many on my own. I have recently gotten into cake decorating.

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Why do you live where you live?
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Why do you live where you live?

We live in Acworth, Georgia. My dad was transferred here a littlt over a year ago. We lived in Phoenix at the time, about 20 mins from my parents. My son was a year old and my mom asked if we could all move to GA, she didn't think she could live without her grandson. We really didn't have anything keeping us in GA besides family, and felt like God had some big stuff for us here, so we packed up and moved to GA! It's been good. We are glad we are here and have settled in rather nicely.

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Bumping you up...p.s. I like long responses, way way more than short ones!

Will you give your account of Jay's birth? And how did you choose his name?
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What is the most interesting job you've had?

Mama to 3 kids. We live in a yurt!
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Will you give your account of Jay's birth? And how did you choose his name?


Wow I don't know how to start! Jay was "due" on Dec 23rd, my Dr was scheduled to be out of town for Christmas (for 2 weeks) I had never met his back up Dr and was pretty anxious about this baby coming and worried about a different Dr. Dr said that the baby was big (as LEAST 8 lbs) and it was evident that I was swollen, let's just schedule an induction for Dec 13th. I agreed, although I was worried and the Dr said, well if you decide not to do it than don't show up, no one is forcing you to, he assured me that I was a good candidate for induction and that it wouldn't increase the risk of C Section in me (right). So I spent the night before the induction crying, wondering if I was doing the right thing. I wrote a letter to the baby and prayed and cried some more. We got up the next morning and lugged my stuff to the hospital, 40 mins away. I was informed, once there, that we were supposed to have called ("didn't your Dr tell you that?") and they didn't have a bed, but they were gonna monitor me for a few minutes and see what was going on with the baby. The monitor showed I was in pre labor and they sent me to go walk, take a bath and a nap. After lunch, a walk, a bath, a nap, and more crying later they called back. 7pm we went in, started pitocin, 12 pm they gave me something to help me sleep, 1am, put me on oxygen because the medicine made me "forget" to breath. The next day they had to turn off the pitocin because my baseline was so high I was having a constant contraction. They eventually started it back again VERY slowly. 2pm, they broke my water and I got an epidural about 3. I never dialated. I was at a 3 when they broke my water, I got to a 5 and then back to a 4. At 8 pm they started talking C Section. I begged for more time, they gave me an hr. The Dr called me and I cried to him on the phone. He said if it hasn't happened it's not going to but I'll give you an hr. An hr later the Dr walked in and handed me the papers. They moved me to another bed, gave me the "shot" of chalk that's supposed to make you not throw up. I said bye to my mom and dad with tears rolling down my face and they took me to the operating room. I started throwing up immediately. They kept giving me more medicine. Jay was born at 10:12 PM on December 14, 2005. They showed him to me and then knocked me out. I was having a panic attack. What I remember from there on out is only from the video tape.

Now Jay is 2 1/2 years old and still nursing (he was given a bottle when I was still asleep, against my wishes,and wouldn't latch on for 9 days) He is not vaccinated, and very healthy, besides his asthma, which I sometimes wonder if it is due to the C Section and not getting to clear his lungs correctly. I am now a great VBAC candidate. I have had to do a lot of healing from my C Section, and I cried when I wrote this but I feel stronger now. I am more informed. I am wiser. And I am an advocate for C Section awareness, VBACs, and lactation.

Jay's name is actually, Terry James Jr. He was named after his daddy. I thought Jay was cute and it completely fits him!

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What is the most interesting job you've had?

I worked at Budget Rental Car the summer I was 18. We lived in Anchorage, AK and I worked from 5pm-3am. I met some very interesting people! And I never saw the dark because in the summer in Anchorage it is dark from about 11pm until 1 or 2 am. It was crazy!

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Wow thanks for giving such an open and honest account of Jay's birth. I'm so glad you're here on MDC and embracing VBAC, and glad to hear that you didn't give up on Jay's nursing. Good luck for a healthy pregnancy and birth!!! Thanks, I really feel like I know you better now, it's such an interesting perspective to know what women have gone through.
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What is the most interesting job you've had?

I worked at Budget Rental Car the summer I was 18. We lived in Anchorage, AK and I worked from 5pm-3am. I met some very interesting people! And I never saw the dark because in the summer in Anchorage it is dark from about 11pm until 1 or 2 am. It was crazy!
Wow, interesting! I live in Homer, Alaska and I grew up in Soldotna. You probably are familiar with those places. Are you from Alaska?

Your account of Jay's birth is intense, honest, and it's so awesome that you are at the place you are at now. You are in such a strong space now. I'm also going for a vbac, so hugs and power to you.

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I actually only lived in Anchorage for 18 months. I loved it there, it's BEAUTIFUL! Someday we will take a family trip back up there. My husband would LOVE it. We are in Georgia now so it's a long trek!

Good luck on your VBAC! I know our women bodies are capable!

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Im always such a lurker on these spotlight threads cause I can't think of any good ?'s, but I wanted to chime in and say thanks for sharing yourself and your birth story. What a journey it is to go thru a traumatic birth and come out on the other side, empowered and strong.
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I actually only lived in Anchorage for 18 months. I loved it there, it's BEAUTIFUL! Someday we will take a family trip back up there. My husband would LOVE it. We are in Georgia now so it's a long trek!

Good luck on your VBAC! I know our women bodies are capable!
Yeah, I must say that after living here as an adult, I have come to find that it is a perfect place to visit (in the summer months) but I am seriously struggling with living here year round. Partially because I'm a city person and partially because it's pretty much WINTER for 6-7 months out of the year, and I'm so not OK with that.

However, it is amazingly beautiful, and the wilderness is expansive, and it's awesome in every sense of the word. A very cool place to come experience sometime, that's for sure.

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How did becoming a mother change your life goals?

What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself since becoming a mother?
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How did becoming a mother change your life goals?
Hmm... I think I am more satisfied with my life as it is, rather than always striving to do something "bigger" If it never gets "bigger" I'm ok because being a mom and raising a good kid is HUGE. Does that make sense? It's hard to put into words what I feel.


What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself since becoming a mother?

Probably the strength that I have inside. Strength in being a woman and a mom. And probably more than anything strength in the knowledge that I have acquired through the things we've been through.

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