What do you consider your biggest achievement in life so far? Where do you see yourself 40 yrs from now?
~I would have to say that my biggest achievement is the fact that I found the perfect man, unlike any other man I've ever even come in contact with and managed to have 'soon to be two children' when I thought that I wouldn't be able to at all.
~Hmmm, 40 years from now I will be 62. I will have grandchildren and maybe even great-grandchildren. Dh and I will own a big motorhome and we will drive around harrassing them all and taking adventures. I will have a beautiful home that I will stay in for the rest of my life.
What is your favorite type of food? Do you like to cook? What food do you remember best from childhood?
~Thanksgiving food, especially the cranberry sauce, turkey, mashed potatoes with white gravy, and the pumpkin pie
. I love to cook healthy organic food for my family, it gives me a sense of pride to see them eating healthy
. My favorite food as a child was chicken and dumplings (I still love it). I would always ask my mom to make it. One time at a church function when I was a little girl I stuffed a whole dumpling into my mouth and choked, my dad had to give me the hymlic(sp?).
Where do you live?
~In Paradise California. It's a smallish mountain town in Northern California. LOTS of trees, most people who don't live around here think that it's absolutely gorgeous, a lot of people retire here too.
What about your own upbringing do you hope to emmulate for your children?
~My mom was always involved in every activity we ever took on as a child and I want to be envolved and truly interested like she was.
If you had enough free time to do anything, hobby, trip, school, whatever, what would you pick (it has to be JUST for you, not family, not kids, not anyone else...)?
~This is kind of a blanket answer, but I would spend more time crafting. Decopaging(sp?), beading, learn to sew better and maybe even start knitting. I'de love to have a booth and one of the MANY antique stores up here
what's it like living in CA? i know tons of people there but have never visited. what is the weather like?
~My part of CA is a lot different then the southern CA, Big city places. Calm, not all about money and fashion, just normal. It's not that hot in our town either in the summer it's most high eighties and nineties, but shady and nice.
How did you meet your DH? How long have you been together? How many children do you hope to have?
~We met at a party I was having at my house, with mostly a bunch of gay men, and he came with one my friends. I was standing near the kitchen and a friend of mine asked if he could draw wings on my back and I turned around and my face was literally inches away from my soon to be dh's face. We talked (he was one of the only straight men there) and even though he was totally not my type I couldn't shake that there was just something about him that I couldn't ignore. So, I borrowed his cell and put my # in it, when he asked for it I told him he already had it
~We have been together for almost 3 years now, married for two.
~We might be done, we might not be. We think that we want to adopt, to many babies already need homes and I know that I can love them as much as I love my own bio-children if I let myself.
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How is this pregnancy different for you? Do you have any dreams for the birth/baby/pregnancy that you didn't have before?
~Well, it's VERY different. Last time I didn't even know that I was pg until 17wks! I went in for an ultrasound of the pcos I was told I had years ago (false diagnosis, quake doc) and they showed me my beautiful baby girl! I had 23 wks to turn my apartment into a home and prepare myself for motherhood (oh yah, and we went ahead and got married at 7 months b/c we just didn't want to wait like we had planned). I had started out 35lbs heavier then I am now and had pre-e. I felt ill, swollen and in pain for most of 3rd trimester. I'm hoping that this time will be nothing like last time, I've changed my diet, I'm excersising, and hey, I actually know that I'm pg
~Homebirth, completely natural, waterbirth, without any complications. I want to not be scared and have others scared around me
I just read about baby Emma. I'm so sorry! Please feel free to talk/share/vent to us. That's got to be so hard....especially pregnant. Just wanted to offer you a hug!
~I just wanted to say thank you for this, thing are really hard right now, especially for my mom. I'm dealing ok, to be honest I've distanced myself from the start b/c I was loving her to much, more like a daughter, but that faded after staying away for a while. This is why I know that I will be able to adopt, b/c I've felt those heart strings tugged. I think this baby will bring new light and love to my family.
Well, I didn't have time to finish answering these questions last night, so I will go ahead and finish them up now
I don't have access to read about baby Emma, but would really like to. Would you mind sharing that here? It's OK, if you don't want to. I should have access in a few days anyway...
~Emma is my adopted brother bio sister. She was placed with my mother for adoption after her bio mother abused drugs and alcohol while pg, 'causing learning disabilities and FAS. She is being giving back to her bio mother after 10 months with us. There's more on the thread though....
What is your favorite part of being a mother? least favorite part?
~My dds hugs and kisses. My dds hitting and biting.
What do you look forward to the most about having a newborn again?