I am a 28 year old married woman from Ontario, Canada. I have been with my husband for 10 years, married for almost 5 years. We have two wonderful boys who I will call "Mr. Feisty" (3 - 3/4 years old) and "Mr. Deeds"(1 year old). We have been through some very rough times these past few years. "Mr. Feisty" has always had a sassy little personality and has taken to "pushing our buttons" lately for attention (he is still a little jealous of Mr. Deeds). Mr. Deeds had a very rough start to life (surprisingly), but thankfully most of his health issues have resolved themselves. He has Williams Syndrome (WS), a rare genetic, yet non-hereditary syndrome that will affect his development. He will likely take a little longer to meet typical milestones like walking, reading, etc. I think I have come to terms with his diagnosis (we found out back in September) for the most part. He is such a sweet little boy. He has such a pleasant personality (and it is a nice change from Feisty's feistiness)
I have chosen to use Inconvenient Truth as my display name here on BG. I sometimes feel that I am burdened by knowledge (yet I always seek it out) I think that sometimes "ignorance is bliss", but at the same time, "knowledge is power". I do not always practice everything that I believe in. I am a hypocrite when it comes to certain issues, and I fully admit it! I am working on it though I am very open-minded and sometimes to a fault. At times, I remain "undecided". I feel there are many truths out there that people disregard, or deny as facts because it is inconvenient to accept them as the truth. No, I don't think I am perfect. I am guilty of it as well.
Here is more about me:
*I believe in, and support midwives and natural births. My SIL gave birth naturally and I always looked up to her. I thought if she can do it, so can I! I had natural births for both of my sons and I also had midwives as my primary care providers during both pregnancies, labours, and deliveries. It was during this time that I educated myself on OB births and midwife assisted births and I learned some shocking things! I delivered Mr. Feisty at the hospital and Mr. Deeds at home. I would recommend a home birth to anyone who has a seemingly low risk pregnancy. My experience was great, and so much less stressful than in the hospital (although the hospital we chose to haveMr. Feistyin was awesome). I could go on forever about this....but don't worry, I won't
*I believe in informed choice
*I do not believe in circumsicion
*I believe in co-sleeping and still co-sleep with my 1 year old (occasionally)
*I believe in breastfeeding (although I could only pump for 1 month while my son
Mr. Deeds was in the NICU- stress got the better of me, and my milk supply dwindled. I was extremely disappointed - to say the least).
*I do not like prescription or man-made drugs and avoid them whenever possible (unless absolutely necessary, of course)
*I do not believe in hormonal birth control (pills, shots, etc). I use the Fertility Awareness Method in combination with condoms, and it has worked for us for years!
*I feel that modern medicine has its place (my son likely would have died if it were not for modern technology); however I do not put all of my faith into it. I do my own research and do not always accept doctor recommendations as gospel.
*I think outside of the box, and I am proud of it
*By definition, I suppose I am mostly Agnostic, but also relate to Humanism
*I like learning about other cultures and hope to travel to many places when the children get older.
*I like most styles of music; however, I am not overly fond of "heavy metal", old-style country, and opera.
*I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion; however, it really irks me when people have an unbacked/uneducated opinion.
*I believe that there is always something positive/something to learn, even in the most negative situation.