I’ve been blogging for a long time (6 years!) so I’m not sure how much there is left to tell about me, but I decided to accept the challenge that Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney have thrown out.
1. We moved out of Wisconsin when I was two years old. From then until Beer Geek and I bought our house, I never lived in the same place for more than 3 years. Despite not living in Wisconsin since then, I still consider myself a Wisconsin girl. Probably has something to do with nearly my entire extended family living there.
2. Shoo was born at home. Yes, I did it intentionally and yes, it was an amazing experience. As it turns out, it was a good choice as I was in active labor for less than a half hour and only pushed for 10 minutes. If I’d been trying to get to a hospital in the DC area, there’s a very real chance he would have been born in a car.
3. I played volleyball for a club my freshman year of high school. We traveled all over New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona playing in tournaments. During the following summer, we went to the Junior Olympics and got our butts completely handed to us. Unfortunately, we moved at the end of my freshman year and my new school didn’t have volleyball, so my hopes of playing in the real Olympics were dashed. (OK, really I was not very good, but a girl can dream, right???)
4. When I was pregnant with Jones, I craved soup every day. When I was about 8 weeks pregnant, we went to the Azores, where soup was an option at nearly every meal. (As an aside, morning sickness + a tendency towards sea sickness makes the Azores a poor choice for an early pregnancy vacation. Take my word on that.) When we returned home, I continued on my soup binge. One night we went to a local Mexican restaurant and I ordered off the Salvadoran menu. When the soup came with a huge chunk of fish with skin floating on it, it ended my desire for soup. Jones was 6 months old before I ate soup again.
5. I love craft beer (ok, that’s nothing new), but I really don’t drink very much. Usually I’ll have a total of two beers in a weekend. But, I can’t resist buying new beers to try, so there’s always a lot of beer in our house. Confession: I might belong on the show Hoarders for my need to stockpile beer. On the bright side, in the case of a natural disaster, we are set!
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39 thoughts on “5 things you may not know about me”
Kudos to you for giving birth at home! I can only imagine how special and intimate of an experience it was!
It was awesome. The best part though was being in my own bed after he was born. I hated the two days in the hospital with my older son.
I am the same way with beer. I always have it but usually never have more than one or two at a time. I never drank beer because it was all gross to me, but then I found the good stuff 🙂
The good stuff makes all the difference!
Wow, I had no idea you’ve been blogging for 6 years. That’s awesome! And I love that you have a beer stockpile 🙂
Yeah, I’ve been around for a while. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how little my kids were when I started.
I had three of my five children at home. My firstborn and the youngest were born in hospital. I like the home births the best!
It was a great experience for me. I’m just curious, why was your youngest born in a hospital?
wow, nice new tidbits about you!! Though I knew about the love for beer, Sweet Baby Jesus 😉
That was some good beer. Just sayin’
had no idea about the home birth! that’s kinda awesome / terrifying (mostly because anything involving birthing a baby terrifies me). i kinda want some soup now!
Ha! I’m not sure I could have done it with my first, but I at least knew what to expect with the second.
That soup story is horrible!! YIKES! And yes, you clearly love beer like I love wine! LOL!
It was pretty awful.
Very interesting! And I didn’t realize you were a Wisconsin girl. My daughter (and son-in-law) and my only grandbabies are in Wisconsin. Way too far away.
Have a great weekend!
I’d move to Madison in a heartbeat, but Beer Geek and the boys are not on board with that idea.
See, I’m right the opposite with beer. You have lots at home but don’t drink much… I can’t keep it at home because I’ll drink ALL THE BEERS.
Ha! I can usually only handle one beer before I start craving water. I just don’t like to drink much at once (most of the time)
Wow volleyball? Didn’t know that. 30 min of labor? My first was 19 hours!
Volleyball was a long time ago. I was super fit then – we did crossfit type workouts (I could and did push cars…) My first was 9 hours with pitocin, but the second was screaming fast…
Wow you had a quick labour! I’m so jealous. Mine were all so long and painful.
My first was. Apparently Shoo was in a hurry…
That soup story! I’m not sure I’ll be touching soup anytime soon, now!!
Ha! Sorry. I can eat soup again now.
Great list! Love the soup story, but ewe.. I don’t think I’d touch soup much after that either, LOL
Yeah, it was kind of gross. Took me a while, but I can eat soup now.
I don’t consider that beer hoarding – just being well prepared!!!
Indeed. No one need go thirsty in our house.
LOL on the beer! I know where to come in case of a natural disaster!
Yes, I’ve got you covered.
Ah Wisconsin girl – it is beautiful! I was able to go to Milwaukee for last year and was pleasantly surprised! I bet outside of the city by the lakes would be gorgeous!
Madison is beautiful as is the northern part of WI. It’s also really really cold in the winter LOL.
Aw, I love learning more about you (and would never consider a home birth myself).
Yeah, I was shocked to see on my “delivery information” that my over 20 hour labor was considered a prolonged delivery. In to the hospital at 2am, precious A delivered at almost 11pm.
I want your experience. Mine was a challenge, but being pregnant wasn’t too bad.
Wow, giving birth at home is a big one! I had only one child and she was a c section, so hospital was a necessity. I also moved a ton of times due to husband working for large corporations!
Cool to learn some trivia about you!
I’m not a beer fan, but I love soup. It’s so funny the different things we crave when pregnant. I craved chocolate with my second and never salad…which was total opposite from my pre-pregnant days life. With my first I craved Wendy’s chicken nuggets one time…and eggs one time (I was a full on veggie for 7 years). Anyway, it was crazy…a sure sign I was pregnant. Birth at home? Wow. I had such anxiety with my babies…I could never have done it. I was the girl asking for drugs after the first contraction. 🙂
With my first, it was very “medical” – pitocin, they broke my water, epidural… I wanted a different experience the second time.
Kudos for you for giving birth at home. That’s about how long Allan’s mom was in labor with him and the doctor never even made it into the room before Allan was born. The way Allan’s mom tells it she pretty much had to tell the nurse that someone needed to stand there and catch Allan because he was coming right now!
Volleyball was my favorite sport to play. I played 7-12 grade and I miss it so much. I played strong side hitter and middle blocker and as much of a rush as it is to get a kill there’s something about blocking a spike that might be even more thrilling!
It was an amazing experience. I don’t think I would have had the courage if I didn’t live near a hospital in an area with an amazingly quick response time LOL, but I’m glad I did it.