My name is Gina, I am a mom, an Army wife, and as my husband would say, a little “hippie dippie”. Yes, he really said that to me once. It’s not like I walk around in tie dye skirts and put amber necklaces on my baby but…
Oh wait. Those are definitely things that I do.
My little boy, Simon, was born in February of 2011, and he is just the love of my life. He was born in Missouri, and we moved to upstate New York in June of 2011. I am from New York (not the city), and my husband is from Maryland. We are East Coasters, and happy to be back where we belong. We’re just telling the baby he was born here.
My husband, aka Simon’s Dad, has been in the Army for most of our marriage. We met in college, and got married within a month of us both having graduated. So far we have been stationed in Hawaii, with that short interlude in Missouri, and now we are in New York. He has been deployed. It will happen again. Luckily right now, it is looking like he will at least get to see Simon’s first birthday. We are grateful that he will get most of his first year with him. He also got out of the Army for awhile in between, during which we lived in New Jersey and Connecticut. We have only been married for 5 years. That’s a lot of moving. One year we had to file tax returns in 5 states.
We also have two furry babies. Zoe and Ivan. Zoe is my baby girl, she was born in 2004. Ivan is my big guy, and he was born in 2009. Zoe hates Ivan, so her world has been kind of turned upside down. Simon adores Zoe. They of course, are just tolerating him right now. But I’m sure they will all love each other soon enough.
Besides being “hippie dippie”, I am a stay at home, cloth diapering, babywearing, extended breastfeeding (hopefully), baby led weaning, cosleeping, vegetarian mom. I do have a Bachelors in Chemistry, and a Masters in Education. Right now, writing that here is all I really get to do with those degrees. But that’s okay, I always wanted to be at home while my babies grow.
And just in case you were wondering…there are actually two tie dye skirts.