Worries and things about labor under the cut.
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!
|Draw Yourself : Veggie Tales. Do it.|
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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when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.
protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted “suitor” calls or texts.
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because women are still threatened and punished for rejecting advances.
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so next time, just give out this number: (669) 221-6251
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a note to friends and comrades!
when we started this phone line, we had no idea that it would receive thousands of calls and texts in the first day, with no signs of slowing down.
if you would like to help sustain this service please consider donating, however modestly. any money raised beyond the cost of paying the phone bill will be donated to the The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
aaaaaaaaa weirdoqueen is dumping my two favorite Yu-Gi-Oh characters all over the dash and I caaaaaaan’t *faves it all*
|Why are you so mad about AC Unity. AC protags have included an arab, a native American, and a black woman. This is not to mention the extensive cast of characters of different races and creeds. So what if the new protagonist is White. It's France.|
because they had this great trend of having PoC characters until ac4 (whether or not you include ezio in that i guess) and it feels like this huge slap in the face. “hey, you had your time to shine, now let the white dudes have their moment in the sun!!”
also, france proper ended slavery in 1794, which, to my understanding, is just before the time of ac: unity which i think takes place just after the french revolution, which ended ~1800?? so don’t use “it’s france, everyone is white” as an excuse to have a white protag bc that’s just not true. if you need more proof, go ahead and hit up medievalpoc to learn that there were people of color everywhere in europe, and not including them in games for sake of “”“”accuracy”“”” is just bullshit.
tl;dr including poc sometimes is no excuse to stop doing so just because we’ve “had our moment in the limelight”
This picture is so important because it shows people that even skinny girls have stretch marks. And they look badass. I feel like it’s a common belief that people only get stretch marks from growing wider, when in reality most people have them from growing taller. I personally think stretch marks are some of the coolest looking most interesting things ever.This post helped me today. Thank you
I know I’m going to get a lot of wear marks on my body from this pregnancy. (Because really it’d be downright astonishing if somebody came out of pregnancy with no physical evidence of it. That shit is hella hard on a body.) I’ve had stretch marks on my thighs since I was a teenager, and I know I’m going to get them on my belly at the very least, and likely on my breasts also. So it feels really good to see a positive post about them like this. They’re a physical record of growth, really.
and also human tiger stripes rawr
I don’t normally do call-out posts, but I feel this is necessary. I’ll try to make this short and sweet.
Long story short, there is a Facebook fanpage called The Mass Effect Fan Collective, run by NerdCore Inc, that is stealing massive amounts of Mass Effect fanart and reposting them to their site without credit.
They have almost 100k fans. Some of their reposted, uncredited fanart has more likes/notes than the originals here on Tumblr.
They have reposted HUNDREDS of pieces of artwork — largely from Tumblr.
When confronted about their stolen artwork, the admins link people to their Page Policies, which says, "All authors of art or any content posted on this page will be credited, however this does not mean this will occur at the time of posting. […] Content/Images are credited once per week, because of the time it takes to track down the origin of images there is a huge backlog. […]" However, a quick glance through their galleries shows that nothing is sourced, even artwork posted months or years ago!
When confronted by the original artists, even with PROOF that it’s their artwork, the page admins force the artists to go through “a process” to have their artwork removed or sourced. And if the artists leaves any comments on the page, the admins delete the comments and block them.
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS POST. Please send this page messages, or if you do not want to communicate with them, report the page to Facebook.
They need to know that this behavior is not acceptable, that they cannot “profit” on stolen work that isn’t their own, and they cannot just delete and block artists who are politely asking for their work to be sourced or removed.
Tomorrow is Week 26. Player 3 has been kicking up a storm and seems to take personal offense to my pants waistband, the bed, my ribs, and my hands resting on my belly when I hold an Xbox controller. He’s also shown a particularly high activity level in response to music, such as the sea shanties that are sung in Assassin’s Creed 4, and when Casey plays his cello. (Listening to “Fish in the Sea" is pretty much guaranteed to get him kicking.) I’d roughly estimate that I’m feeling at least 30-40 fetal movements a day.
Player 3 is also very responsive to interactive stimulus. I’ll tap my fingers on my belly, and if he’s feeling active, he’ll move around and kick right where I tapped, then I’ll tap somewhere else and he’ll kick the new place instead. We’ll go back and forth like this about four or five times until he gets tired or loses interest.
Our midwife says that Player 3 must have had a big growth spurt, as I’m measuring about two weeks ahead of schedule. (Which is fine and normal, seeing as checking uterus height with a tape measure isn’t entirely accurate and that every measurement depends on how baby is laying and on how my body uniquely carries.)
We’ve got an idea for the name, but we’re going to keep it to ourselves until the kid’s here. I’d really rather not have everyone pick it apart, and staying mum gives us the freedom to change our minds if we choose. No offense, everybody. Names sit better once they’re attached to a cute little face you can actually meet, anyway.
On my end, I’ve been feeling reasonably well apart from fighting with some persistent heartburn. My nesting has been driving me a little (a lot) crazy. I go on massive cleaning sprees and I feel like I can’t sit down and relax unless the house is sparkling and I’ve baked/cooked something. It’s wearing on me a bit and I wish I could just give myself permission to chill out.