give us your name, where you live, your age, how many kids you already have, when you're due
My name is Alisa. This will be our first child. I had a miscarriage over 10 years ago. I am newly 35, what a trip to be in my mid-thirties, I love it though and would have it no other way. I live in a small town about one hour SE of Portland, population like 10,000. I have lived here for almost 3 years and came from Sonoma County California. I have moved around a lot for colleges and just exploring but am settling down now. We have come to learn we don't want to stay here to raise our family so plan on moving, yet again, in a couple years. Always searching for 'home'. Came here to get out of Cali which was getting so expensive. I found an awesome job here and have been here ever since. My partner is an artist and works from home so that really helps.
What is your favorite food?
Anything healthy and homemade. Preferably vegetarian. I love food that makes you feel good after eating. We eat a lot of soup these days. I have a minnestrone in the fridge and will make Tom Ka Gai later. My partner is Celiac, so no gluten here. This limits our eating out experiences. We prefer to stay in and cook. I love nearly all food, maybe not German or Chinese so much. Yay for Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Vegan and Raw.
Do you own any pets? What are they and what are their names?
We have one cat named Cherise, after the GD song Reuben and Cherise. We got her from the Humane Society last Halloween when she was 4 months. She is indoor only and we love her so much!!
What's your favorite baby thing so far (that you've purchased or had given to you)?
That is not an easy ?. Several...some amazing homemade blankets various family and friends made. The new Performance Ergo carrier with infant insert was a great gift, along with a sheepskin rug thing for baby. We bought an awesome chest of drawers that is old so made with real wood and the top rolls back to reveal a changing table. It's really cool. Of course the cloth diapers!
Do you like to read? What kinds of books?
Oh yes I read. I am kinda an info junkie. I usually have 4 nonfictions and one fiction going at a time. I am a certified birth junkie and have been reading everything about it for over 10 years. I read a lot about alternative medicine, energy medicine, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, ethnobotany, shamanism, spiritual and eastern religions. I just finished Graham Hancock's first fiction book, he usually writes nonfiction about alternative archeology, a subject I just discovered last year that is super amazing! I am currently reading 2 books on vaccinations, birthing from within and a book on optimal fetal positioning. No fiction right now. Too much nesting to do!
What's your favorite thing about being pregnant?
Hands down watching my belly grow! Feeling the baby swim around, stretching out an arm or leg, wiggling their butt. I have a mellow kid in there no real kicks or sharp pains d/t movement.
The frequency of peeing. I really hate it!! The heartburn that I have been experiencing this week too!
And now, everyone feel free to jump in with your own questions!
Yeah!! This is fun!