:wavehello: My name is Tracy and I'm a SAHM to my dd McKinley (9-7-99) and my ds Reece (9-5-01). I also have a son who is 20 yo (He was born 6 weeks preterm on my 20th birthday ) I've been married to my dh Rick for almost 7 years (Anniversary 1-18-97) and we've been together 11 years now. We had difficulty conceiving our first child. It took over 18 months and a lot of stress and fertility workups but was definitely worth the wait. We conceived Reece our first try :mrgreen:
I never knew the term AP Parenting existed way back with my first son. I realized years later that I indeed was an AP parent. I do not believe there is a certain criteria or set of rules that makes one AP or not. Being an AP parent, in my opinion, is listening to your instincts (or Mama-heart as I like to call it) and taking cues from your child. I hope this makes sense.
I have breastfed all three of my children and let them self-wean. My oldest son was a little over age 3, my dd was 14.5 months and my son Reece is still an avid breastfeeder. We use cloth diapers, do not vaccinate, and Reece is uncirc'd. (However, I do not believe that these things are necessary to be considered AP nor do I think that parents who do things differently than I do are wrong)
I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Update: wow, it has been a long time since I've read this thread. I see my pics are no longer working so I will post some more this weekend. As far as how things are going, Reece is still an avid breastfeeder, lol! He shows no signs of giving it up. I'm hoping he will in the next year.. sometime during his 4th year. I don't moderate the board anymore but I do lurk here and there. Nice to see the board still going strong!
Here's a recent picture :razz: