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Saturday, 22 August 2009

How Crunchy are You?

I found this quiz on this mamas blog,
and just had to give it a go and share it here!

How crunchy are you?

Do you have homebirths?
15 points for “yes” (unassisted)
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)
5 points for alternative birthing center
2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”
0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
----Yes, Tristan is planned to be a homebirth with a midwife in attendance. I wanted one with Oliver, but the pregnancy was difficult and i ended up being induced anyway. 10pts

Will you circumcise future sons?
5 points for “no”
-5 points for “yes”.
---NO. I feel it is unnecessary trauma for the poor lil guys. Let em keep what they were born with! 5 pts

Do you use cloth diapers?
20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)
15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)
10 points if “yes” (wash your own)
5 points if “yes” (diaper service)
2 points if “thinking about it”
0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
----Yes, We use cloth, and are going to use cloth again with this little one. I have even made a couple of them myself! Do i get a 12?

Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?
10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea
5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)
2 points “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it). ---
---Yes, i used NFP when trying to conceive Oliver, and prevention afterwards ( I obviously missed a few signs as i got pg again anyway) 10pts

Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?
10 points if “yes”
5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)
2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)
0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).
---2 points here, we almost made it to 6 months, but supplemented around the 5 and a half month mark

Do you co-sleep/family bed?
10 points for “yes” (all night every night)
5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”.
---- Yes, all night every night for the first 3 years with Keira, and the first 5 months with Oliver ( until he no longer wanted to sleep in our bed) 10 pts

Do you use a sling/soft carrier?
5 points for “yes”
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
----Yes, a recent development with my toddler, but am really looking forward to wearing my newborn! 5 pts

Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?
15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)
10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)
5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).
--- I'm definitely going to with this baby. I weaned Oliver early, and Keira was formula fed. 2 points

Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?
10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)
5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).
---I cant comment, or accept points for this one as i wasnt breastfeeding anyway by the time i fell pregnant again so 0 points for me on this one!

Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?
15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)
10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)
5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
--- I'm gonna go for a 2 here. My diet is atrocious, but i try to make sure the kids eat healthily. I grow a few veggies, but am a pure ameteur and very little actually makes it to the table lol

Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?
10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)
5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)
2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
---- 5 points here, I am a qualified holistic therapist, but i know when my knowledge of alternative medicine needs to be taken over by a western medical professional. I will treat minor ailments at home with herbs and poultices before heading to the GP. 5 points

.Do you homeschool?
10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)
5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).
---No, i like my child to be a part of the school system. I believe it helps them prepare for the adult world by experiencing all of human nature (even the bad bits) for themselves. I am there to guide and advise my chldren, but from a distance, to promote independance. 0pts

What's your take on childhood vaccinations?
15 points for no vaccines
10 for delayed, selective vaccination
5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination
2 points for thinking about not vaccinating
0 points for vaxing on schedule.
---0 points again, we vax on schedule, but the UK scedule is not as intensive as the US schedule.

Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?
10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)
5 points if yes (would)
2 points if maybe
0 if no (wouldn't consider it).
---In an emergency situation, such as mom was incapacitated or no access to food, the i would bf someones baby, and hope that womeone would do the same for mine. I have never had to, and probably wouldnt do it as an everyday thing, so i am gonna go for 2 points here.

Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?
10 points if yes (make own)
5 points if yes (buy own)
2 points if thinking about it
0 points if no.
---10 points for me here. I use and make my own san pro. Much nicer than the disposable kind.

120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama
90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!
60 – 89 Pretty Crispy
20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola
5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal
0 - 4 Jell-O

My score? 75! Pretty crispy! I've surprised myself, i didnt think i'd score higher than instant oatmeal!