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06 May 2007 @ 11:43 pm
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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! :)
emilya222: CiCi & Lulabelleemilya222 on May 7th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
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

That sentence had me laughing out loud, because I, too, am 34 and I was totally scared about my aging eggs-- BUT! (I haven't even posted this to the entire community yet) after only 2 months of TTC, my husband and I are PREGNANT! I'm right at 8 weeks, due date's in December, and I'm incredibly happy and excited. So, best of luck to you!
nitemare hippie girldryad271 on May 7th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: welcome!
Congratulations! :) Thanks for the welcome. It's good to hear that other people are managing to reproduce with their "elderly" ovaries ;)
amnesiatica on October 7th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Hello! I'm also from the Pac NW. I'm also a nerd.. I'm 24 and I have a 2.5 year old son. He was a 'surprise' but the best of my life, I'm planning this time around. I'm telling you all of this because i'm adding you as a friend and I don't wantcha to think I'm so pre-preggo stalker or something.. (those don't exist I hope.. do they?)
nitemare hippie girldryad271 on October 7th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
ha, I don't know...there's probably a stalker for everything! :) Thanks for the add!
sdjma on October 17th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
hope things are going well for you. i just joined this community and read your post, and i totally know what you mean about feeling like everyone is telling me that i'm too old (well, i'm 29 now, but the internet keeps telling me that everyone *has* to conceive before 30 or their doomed!!)... of course i know that's not true, but it can freak you out. anyway, just to say hi and hope things are going well.
nitemare hippie girldryad271 on October 17th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
thanks! It's totally not true, but it is hard to hear that all the time. :)