HOLA!!! I'm April. Let's just say you will never meet anyone like me again.
I'm 25 years of awesomeness rolled up into one human. I have one daughter and one husbnad (that I know about).
My husband and I live a very free spirited
, frank, and casual life. People admire how happy we are. We are satisfied with what we have and work our asses off! We are lighthearted
and enjoy raising our daughter in a stress free,
no label, open minded household outside of the judgmental abhorrence
of society. I couldn't agree more with his ethics and ideals of wanting to live in a progressive and radical
We are proud parents to our first little girl, Iris Kinciad born
August 12, 2009, 6lbs 12 oz, 19 inches.
1 Month(Sept 09): 8lbs 15oz, 21 inches (smiled for time at My husband)
2 Months: 10 lbs 0 oz, 22 Inches
3 Months: 11 Lbs 8 oz , 23 inches
4 Months: 12 lbs 9 oz, 24 inches
5 Months: 13 lbs 11 oz, 25 inches
6 Months: 14 lbs 8 oz, 26 inches (started crawling well, said first word "Dada")
7 Months: 15 lbs 1 oz, 27 inches (sat up for first time in Papa Johns while waiting on Pizza)
8 Months: 15 lbs 15 oz, 28 inches (Got first tooth and started pulling up)
9 Months: 17 lbs 2 oz, 29 inches
10 Months: 17 lbs 10 oz, 29 inches
11 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz, 29 inches (started walking well)
12 Months: 18 lbs, 29 3/4 inches (1 YEAR!!, used potty for first time)
13 Months: 18 lbs 6 oz, 29.75 inches
14 Months: 19 lbs 0 oz, 30 inches
15 Months: 19 lbs 5 oz, 30 inches
16 Months: 19 lbs 8 oz, 30.5 inches
17 Months: 19 lbs 8 oz, 31 inches (started school)
18 Months: 19 lbs 10 oz, 32 inches (Started spekaing in sentences, "I want to go play" was her first one)
19 Months: 20 lbs 0 oz. 32 1/2 inches
20 Months: 20 lbs 2 oz 32 1/2 inches
21 Months: 21 lbs 0 oz, 33 inches
22 Months: 21 lbs 14 oz, 33 inches
23 Months: 22lbs, 34 Inches Had 2nd birthday party. Actually swam for the first time without freaking out. Started telling us when she needed to go potty without being coaxed.
24 months: 22lbs 8 oz 34 inches. Learned to Jump, went back to school, had an awesome start to the school year!!!!
25 months: 22lbs 8 oz 34 inches.
26 months 22lbs 10 oz 35 inches.
27 months 22lbs 10 oz 35 inches. Speech is becoming very clear. Learning to express her opinion more. Can count to 10. Knows most ABC's. Knows all colors.
30 months: 23 lbs 11 oz
31 months; Finally fully weened from breastfeeding!!!!!!!!!!!!
Iris started walking well 2 weeks before her 1st birthday, took her first steps around 11 months.
Her list of words is growing every day, we try to learn a new word every day.
Her fav color is purple, fav animal is a Kitty, and loves any kind of food with STRONG flavor.
We practice an whatever works
parenting style. I am a huge breastfeeding
advocate. Even though I live this way I will NEVER
put a mother down for her parenting choices, I will NEVER judge you
for your life choices. Everyone has their own beliefs, morals, lifestyles and family. What works for me, might not work for you and who am I to tell you that you are wrong.
I am very easy to talk to so don't be afraid to ask me questions, if I don't know the answer, I can find someone who can!
I wrote a very informative paper on Breastfeeding and Working entitled "Breastfeeding: Going for the Gold While Working"... this was a requirement in order for me to graduate from college with a BS in Public Health.
It's based off of stories from momma's here on BG!
I'm proud of this paper. I got an award for it.
I AM AN ATHEIST!!!
I don't take that statement lightly. I know more about the bible than a lot of Christians. I have studied the bible, in and outside of a church. I have also studied other religious books. Christians are the only ones who usually get offended by my choice of lack of beliefs. If you get offended by my life choices then you need to rethink who you are. Again, I will never judge you for being who you are.
If you have any questions about atheism then please ask, I leave you with 10 myths about atheists.
Myth 1 ~ "Atheists are all the same"
Myth 2 ~ "Atheists have no morals, since they don't believe in God"
Myth 3 ~ "Atheists believe in evolution, but that doesn't answer as many questions as creationism"
Myth 4 ~ "Atheists cannot know there is no God, since you cannot prove he doesn't exist"
Myth 5 ~ "Atheists seek to remove religion from society, and to force all people to be atheists"
Myth 6 ~ "Atheists are so closed-minded, they can't see that miracles happen every day!"
Myth 7 ~ "Atheists are pushing a negative sentiment, and have a dreary life"
Myth 8 ~ " If atheists are right, then religious people are wasting their time, but at least they're happy."
Myth 9 ~ "There are no such things as atheists" a.k.a. "There are no atheists in foxholes"
Myth 10 ~ "This country was founded by Christians, on Christian values, and should therefore be a Christian country".
Atheists is just the lack of religion. It is not proving there is no god. It is not flat out denying creationism, it is just a lack of belief in god and all things associated. It isn't meant to be the answer to all things.
Think of this, less than 1% of the prison population is atheist...and yet, religious people say we have no morals. You can not prove to me directly that there is no god, so why should I have to prove there isn't one. The ideas that miracle happen every day is preposterous! Well, the day that the world is AIDS free.. that will be a miracle...someone's cancer going into remission is not a miracle, it is an act of science, technology, and a very lucky person.
I seek the need for people to make their own choices about what they believe, and it's my dream to someday to be very open about what I believe to my friends and family who are very Christian. I push to put a very positive influence on the world by helping other people, volunteering every free moment I can to better society. Be a thinker, and choose for yourself, not what society tells you to choose, be who you want to be!!!!
Feel Free to PT me, but don't be shy to say hello once and a while.
You can also always add me on facebook.
Our breastfeeding achievements....We took the gold and then some...hoping to be weened by 24 months...
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*How did you know you were in labor?: I woke up, walked out of the bedroom and my water broke
*Did your water break??: yes, all over the apartment
*What were your contractions like??: kind of like poopy cramps mixed with period cramps mixed with tummy ache
*How long were you in labor for?: Maybe a total of 7 hours. Probably less
*Epidural?: After I was 9 cm
*Who was in the delivery room with you??: my husband
*Was it an easy delivery?: VERY VERY easy
*Did you cry during labor?: Nope, make jokes
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*Baby's full name: Iris Nicole
*Time Born: 15:45
*Length: 19 inches
*Weight: 6pounds 11.5oz.
*What was the first thing you said to your baby?: Hi, I love you
*Who visited you in the hospital?: adam's family and jenny
*Will you breastfeed?: Of course
*What was your first night being a parent like?: fantastic
*Did you get sleep: not in the hospital, but when I got home, yes
*When did you go home?: exactly 24 hours later