26 Years Earthside

Well, I am officially working on my 27th year of living!

I was born by an “emergency” c-section 26 years ago today. My mom has never written down my full birth story but we have talked about my birth and she felt she was coerced into a cesarean because her OB wanted to go play tennis. She was only 20 years old. There was meconium in her waters and because that was a sign of stress they said it would be better for me to be born via a c-section. She didn’t know enough to question them, she was young and scared, and said okay. But, being the awesome woman that she is, upon reflection she knew that she deserved better and wanted her next births to be hers. She had two unmedicated VBACS with my little sisters. Go, Mom!

I have set some goals to accomplish before next February 12. I figure if I post this blog I will be held accountable so they are:

  1. Finish doula certification
  2. Get pregnant
  3. Become healthier
  4. Get this blog designed and more established–find “my voice” if you will
  5. Move to a place in the city with outdoor space

I think these are all doable. I’m lucky because I know I have Jr. Stac supporting me in accomplishing them. We had a nice long talk over drinks last night and I can’t thank my lucky stars enough to have found him and to have him as mine. We have been together for more than 7 years and honestly, it’s a piece of cake, a walk in the park, and we love each other more every day. (I hope it’s okay to say that without sounding super braggy, but it’s the truth.) We are so on the same page with everything, it’s unreal. Our personalities are really different but all of our beliefs, values, and dreams are so freaking in line with each other. It’s truly awesome.

So I am feeling pretty positive about turning 26 and what this year will bring. I definitely want to change some lifestyle habits and I know it’s going to be hard. I need to exercise more, eat healthier, drink less alcohol, and be more active in general. Not only will this help me to be healthier, but I know it will also make me more fertile so it’s win-win.

Though as much as I love our CSA, I am not the type of person who gets joy out of working out and eating veggies. I like to watch “Say Yes to the Dress,” eat hot dogs topped with sauerkraut, onions and mustard; guacamole; cheese–LOTS of cheese; buffalo chicken pizza; and scrapple, egg, and cheese bagels. man. so good.

Well, on that note! I am going to go enjoy my birthday, but I will leave you with a blast from the past. Here’s Jr. Stac and me on my 21st birthday on our way to “$5 Prom.” Classic. 

One thought on “26 Years Earthside

  1. Happy birthday, H.I.!

    You’ve set some awesome goals and I am 110% positive that you will accomplish 110% of them, and I’m excited to follow your journey on your blog.

    Reading about your and Jr. Stac made my heart soar … gives me a lot to look forward to.

    Here’s a little something I’ll sign off with … being a doula and a vajajay enthusiast, I think you will appreciate it!


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