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06 May 2007 @ 11:43 pm
Hi there!

1. What is your LJ username? dryad271

2. What is your first name (other than your lj username?) Katherine

3. What is your biological age/age range? 34

4. Do you have a partner/spouse/S.O. going through this with you? Yep, been married 12 years

5. Where on earth are you, physically? :-) (west coast/ east coast / mid-west/ other country)? Pacific Northwest

6. Currently, you are (b) decided to plan a pregnancy

7. How did you find the 2createababy community? community search

8. Are you spiritual or philosophical or both? Both, I guess
--- if spiritual, which tradition or path do you follow? how long you've been practicing? I'm an eclectic elemental pagan with hindubuddhist leanings. Also, a nerd.
--- if philosophical, which philosophy do you mostly identify with? rationalism, though not in any academic sense :)


9. What do you hope to find within this community? Like-minded folks--people who reproduce after long consideration, rather than viewing it as an unavoidable consequence of having secondary sex characteristics. That sounds a little snotty, but I honestly don't mean it that way.
--- What do you hope to share/contribute within this community? Intelligent commentary, I hope :)

10. Anything else you'd like to share with us or would like to know? I guess I am your typical never-been-pregnant-over-30-person. I have no reason to believe I'll have trouble getting pregnant, except that the ENTIRE INTERNET TELLS ME MY OVARIES ARE OLD AND USELESS OMG. It's enough to make a gal paranoid, you know? Still, I don't regret delaying pregnancy one iota, despite the general weirdness of being married forever and enduring the Questions. I would have been a terrible parent in my 20s.

Also, I was a middle school teacher for nearly 10 years and if there's anything that will put you off having kids... ;)


As for plans--I am a cancer survivor and I'm thisclose to getting my final all clear. After that happens, all I have to do is wait for my radioactivity expiration date to come around (long story) and then I can baby away. We may be taking a business trip to China in the fall and my vague plan is to start trying after we get back.

I am determined to have a homebirth. My husband's initial commentary on that? "Sounds messy." Yeesh! Boys! :)
 
 
08 July 2006 @ 11:40 pm



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22 April 2006 @ 03:56 pm





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1. What is your LJ username?

2. What is your first name (other than your lj username?)

3. What is your biological age/age range?

4. Do you have a partner/spouse/S.O. going through this with you?

5. Where on earth are you, physically? :-) (west coast/ east coast / mid-west/ other country)?

6. Currently, you are (a) at the "parenthood decision"; (b) decided to plan a pregnancy; (c) decided to remain childless; (d) actively trying to conceive; (e) already pregnant; (f) have already given birth; or (g) none of the above

7. How did you find the 2createababy community?

8. Are you spiritual or philosophical or both?
--- if spiritual, which tradition or path do you follow? how long you've been practicing?
--- if philosophical, which philosophy do you mostly identify with?


9. What do you hope to find within this community?
--- What do you hope to share/contribute within this community?

10. Anything else you'd like to share with us or would like to know?


 
 
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24 March 2006 @ 02:44 am





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Welcome to 2createababy

After doing exhaustive searches here on LJ and finding next to NOTHING when it comes to "the parenthood decision", "preparing the body (and mind and spirit) for a baby BEFORE pregnancy", etc., I decided to create this community. Yes, there are a lot of pregnancy, babies, fertility/infertility groups and forums, but way too few on PLANNING for a possible pregnancy (either near or far off future.)

May this community serve as a safe place to share ideas/opinions/stories, and also as a support system for those of us grappling with the big decision and/or undergoing this exciting yet at times daunting transformation!

Thanks for visiting/joining our community, many blessings to you, yours and your future,

-- Zsophie, 2createababy Maintainer
 
 
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