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Old 04-09-2012, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey everyone!

 

I'm new, and figured this looked like a good place to meet some like-minded mommas. I've been pretty discouraged as most of our local friends don't have kids, and those that do still think we a pretty crazy for having such a large family and being somewhat "natural" in our parenting choices. My husband is a stay at home dad/professional photographer, and I work for a local college (which has the great perk of free college for all of our kids!). 

 

I have five children, and my husband and I have decided that there is room for one more in our hearts and home. We expect to have a few challenges this time around, as I'm hitting that "magic" age of 35 in less than a year, and I tend to have issues with preterm labor. We plan to start trying in the next couple of months, and I'd love to have a support group, even if it's just online buddies!

 

This time I want to take a more natural approach, avoid as much of the interventions as possible (I gave birth early last time due to a mistimed 17p shot, got talked into Pitocin for a premature baby that wasn't in distress- and labored without pain meds despite the pit, spent 3 weeks in NICU, etc.), and hopefully give birth at the new birth center that is slated to open next spring here in Atlanta. I feel like I owe it to myself to have one child my way, not on the agenda of a doctor and hospital, and I really look forward to our final baby. 

 

My kids are 16, 12, 7, 4 and 2. All boys except the 12 year old, so I'm quietly hoping for pink. ;)

 

Outside of our crazy home life, I ride horses and dabble in photography as well.

 

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

 

 

 

 

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello Jillian,

 

I just joined this sight and your intro is the first I've read. I too am currently a stay at home dad like your husband, and my wife and I are practicing a more natural parenting style. We have one child, a 4 month old daughter Evelyn, and plan on having more. I hope you keep an eye out as I post questions, I'm sure I could use the help of experienced parents!

 

Hope you don't mind helping out a yankee......:)

 

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No problem with helping out a Yankee... born and raised in the north myself. But shhh, don't tell anyone!

 

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Hello Jillian,

 

I just joined this sight and your intro is the first I've read. I too am currently a stay at home dad like your husband, and my wife and I are practicing a more natural parenting style. We have one child, a 4 month old daughter Evelyn, and plan on having more. I hope you keep an eye out as I post questions, I'm sure I could use the help of experienced parents!

 

Hope you don't mind helping out a yankee......:)

 

Kevin



 

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http://www.infoocean.info/avatar3.jpgI'm new, and figured this looked like a good place to meet some like-minded mommas

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