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Blog posts August 2012

Photo Friday

August 31, 2012

So we've been home from the hospital a week and a day. Some nights are better than others (last night sucked 100%). Seeing myself in the mirror is WEIRD. Happy Friday and long weekend! Have a picture of Katherine. I'm going to grab a nap.

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Our Miracle Baby

August 27, 2012

Trigger warning for surgery, birth/labour trauma.

As many of you know, my water broke last Monday morning, sometime early before the sun was up. I didn't get excited right away as being wet/damp had sortof become a normal state of being. This was di…

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Faux HAES by Fat Fox

August 26, 2012

Another guest post from the fabulous FOX! Thank you so much for stepping up while I get my feet back under me.

I had an interesting conversation on facebook today after one of my friends posted a link to a picture with the following caption:

“Yo…

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Fat Fox: Consuming Your Body

August 24, 2012

 One thing that I have noticed in discussions of weight and weight-loss is the ubiquitous use of euphemisms when discussing our bodies.

     Weight, bulk, fat, flesh, paunch, plump, rolls, chunk, blubber, obesity , counting calories, losing wei…

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New Tenant

August 24, 2012

Just a quick update to say we're both home and in good shape. Katherine Diana was born via c-section on Tuesday afternoon and it's lucky she was. Details and to come when I'm not so sleep-deprived! Thank you all for the well wishes; we needed them.

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Eviction Notice Served

August 20, 2012

Last night, for giggles, the hubs and I did this:

It worked! Woke up this morning and things are in progress. I'm full of nervous energy so before my midwife came to give me the "Yes for real you're in labour" chat, I did a sink full of dishes, a…

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Friday Fun

August 17, 2012

Last night while bemoaning the state of my feet and non-ankles due to swollenness I figured out why women's water breaks; we've just got so much water in our bodies we're saturated and POP! that's the end! Ry and I had a good laugh over that one. It'…

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Bun in the Oven

August 14, 2012

No, I haven't had the baby yet. I get asked that at least once a day by various people; the landlord, my sister, friends; all well-meaning and usually it makes me laugh. At today's midwife visit Rhonda said she figures I might only have a week to go …

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Jezebel Gets It Right: Chick-fil-A

August 3, 2012

A friend just posted a link to this article on Facebook and I wanted to share it right away. Jezebel's Lindy West gets it exactly right in pointing out that being mad at FAT PEOPLE because Chick-fil-A are being bigoted assholes is NOT the way to go. …

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Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Cancers by 50%!

August 1, 2012

On Twitter I found a link to a study that supposedly shows that childhood obesity is linked to two kinds of cancer later in life; bladder and urinary tract cancer, and colorectal cancer. The risk is 50% higher in adulthood for these cancers. But wait…

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