No but seriously anti vacc people make me so angry. SO. ANGRY.
When I see anti vaccination posts floating around, it always makes me feel stupidly guilty. Like, I feel that I need to reiterate and explain my genetically inherited trypanophobia, to reinforce the understanding that I’m NOT WITH THOSE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE VACCINATIONS ARE HARMFUL OR UNNECESSARY.
I feel guilty every flu season for not going and getting a shot. Because it’s so accessible and should be so easy for me to go do. But I never know if the person giving the shots has even heard of trypanophobia, or would even consider it to be a real issue that I need understanding, sympathetic help with whenever I do get a shot. I can work myself up to it, if it isn’t optional. I can do it. I just need the time, consideration, and the space to express how my vasovagal reflex reaction affects my body, and my fear of it.
Tryphanophobia with the vasovagal reflex is one of the few phobias that has actually KILLED people who suffer from it, due to the blood pressure spike pre-injection, and then the blood pressure bottoming out post-injection. It’s not a joke. I’m not faking it. This thing could quite possibly kill me with any injection I get. So could any serious illness I catch.
My midwives want me to be on an antibiotic IV during labor, because it turns out that I AM positive for Group B Strep, which has shown to cause serious health repercussions for infants who get infected with it. I’m having to weigh the health of my son against the likelihood that the IV will trigger my vasovagal reflex and cause horrific labor complications.
There really isn’t any winning in this situation and it frustrates me to tears.
This stuff is weighing so heavily on me. We’ve opted out of the IV and signed the waver, but even though my baby’s risk of infection is incredibly minuscule (in the neighborhood of .5%), the fact remains that there is a measure I could take to reduce it further and I’m not. I’m being horrifically selfish.
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"Think how proud your kids would be, telling everyone their — their mom is Commander Shepard.”
"I don’t know about that. Not everything I’ve done is something to be proud of.”
“I’m proud of you.”
That fucking audio. I am crying. Actual tears. Goddammit.
Just so people know, this only plays if you didn’t romance anyone
Unless my 100% romance-less Shepard (all the way through 1, 2 and 3) glitched out, NO it does NOT play if you didn’t romance anyone.
Worries and things about labor under the cut.
This little krogan had a krantt
This little krogan had none
This little krogan went to Urdnot
And this little krogan went “rawr rawr rawr!” all the way home!
Some (Week 29) maternity pictures that we took out at the Mendenhall Glacier a few days ago at my grandma’s request so that she could send them out with the baby shower invitations. Casey’s become a stellar cameraman to have made my unphotogenic derp face look so nice.
I’m reasonably satisfied with these. I love that shirt and my hair looks really cool. :3 Plus, jeez, look at that bottom left shot. Mountains + glacier + waterfall!
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I am the grumpiest scallion ever, you have no idea.
YES BEAUTIFUL I LOVE IT
What a nice gradient.
It’s allergy season, and the cottonwood around here has been absolutely murdering my sinuses. I’ve had a near-constant cough this last week, and so I’ve been taking Benadryl before bed. But I can’t seem to find more than two sources that have the same opinion on the risks of taking Benadryl during pregnancy. Which is horrifically nerve-wracking, let me tell you. I worry I’m putting my kid at risk just to get a more comfortable rest. Some sources say the depressant effects cross the placenta, some say they don’t. Am I being horrifically selfish by taking Benadryl?
I’m also worried about the flights we’re taking in a few days. If everything’s going to be okay, what if I start spotting, and what if I go into preemptive labor like all the stories I’ve heard. Everything will most likely be fine, as I’ve got excellent family history regarding pregnancy and birth, and there’s been absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this kid and I.
Nobody really warns you how significantly WORRY factors into everything once you’re pregnant.
On a far, far more positive note, last night Casey essentially agreed to my baby name choice. :3 “Let’s try using it just between us and see if it sticks.” I’ve already caught myself mentally using it, so at least as far as me, it’s definitely sticking.
I love how much the baby reacts to Casey’s voice. <3 Casey was reading off a recipe we were going to use, and when I told him how active Player 3 was being in response, Casey put his head on my belly, kept reading, and got kicked in the ear three times. XD
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