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Jen

Father internet, you provide for your nerd family, and we are humble for it

Pregnancy
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I'm getting bigger. Some may say I've really "popped". Good. I kinda want people to stop telling me how "small" I am for how far along I am. I'm not angry, it's just that anytime anyone says "Really? You're not very big" it makes me worry that I'm too small and that my baby isn't healthy. Which I know isn't true because I was the same size for Anthony (who was born a healthy 7lbs) and my doc says I'm just right.

Anyways! It's also nice not to have to explain to people that I'm preggo. Now that the weight it starting to stay on, I really gotta watch my intake of bad food stuffs. I've been kinda pigging out on junk because I can get away with it. But sugar is super addictive (fact) and if I continue down this path it's going to be a long hard road to get off it after the baby arrives. Especially considering Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas soon follow (not to mention the plethora of visit we will invariably have from well-wishers for Hoodlet #2)

I had/have nausea this morning. I haven't had it in about a month so I'm feeling a little "blah". Also, new fun recurring symptom: swollen feet. Didn't really happen with Anthony - but it is a great excuse to lie down with my feet up! All in all, I'm lucky though. These are minor complaints. Hard to believe there will be another little one to join our clan. Then we'll really be a clan!

Dan's lil' poem
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The roses are dead
The violets too
You're a horrible gardener
and your poetry sucks

mmmmMMMMmmm
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Massage therapy appointment came at the right time... I feel like a million bucks.

Oh, and my hair is short again - will take some getting used to!

Ahhhhhhhhh
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Our friends are crashing over with their baby. He's been sleeping for hours. He's sleeping on the couch downstairs. It's taking all of my will power not to go downstairs and check to see if he's breathing.

internet powers, activate!
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Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a court-assigned lawyer who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.

Edit, Tuesday afternoon: Huge, huge thanks to everyone who has signal-boosted, offered resources, emailed me, and otherwise been willing to help. Our friend is overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. Amy and I are driving over to New York tomorrow afternoon so we can provide support in person, and we are working on plans to help our friend and her daughter get back on their feet once the custody case is over.

(If you would be interested in donating an item or service to a fundraising auction in the near future, please let me know. Our friend is a talented artist and a wonderful mother to a beautiful little girl who deserves a safe home, and it wouldn't take much to make a huge difference in their lives.)

Go Jets Go!
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So, Winnipeg is getting their NHL hockey team! That's great, I'm looking forward to going to a game here in Ottawa and cheering for Winnipeg! ...Now I hope we can stop hearing about it all the time :P

Are my friends who don't have a strong Winnipeg connection getting as much buzz about this as I am? I'm curious. A.K.A. how far reaching is Jets fever?

*sigh of relief*
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Late night clearing of items off my to-do list makes Jen something-something

Some temporary relief.

Mornings
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I just love how the sun beams into the kitchen and how the light plays off of the trees. I really wish I could learn to get up earlier in the morning more often :)

I love the internet! Puppy wants to play fetch with stranger
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Hmmm, my embed tags didn't work last time... Does this work?

Sam the man and his new vet
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Sam seems a bit better today. Still bingo-dabbing a bit, but not as gross as yesterday. Took him to the vet, but without a stool sample (he hasn't poo'ed all day, just wet spots everywhere) she can't tell for sure what's wrong with him. Going to hopefully collect a sample over the next few days so she can check if it's a parasite he picked up.

We are fasting him for the next 24 hours, and he's already been given his first dose of diarrhea medicine. Boy! Did he hate that! He ghacked like crazy and started foaming at the mouth. I immediately called the vet and they say it's not uncommon for that to happen when they're being given something that tastes quite terrible.

After the fast, it's a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for him, until he's better.

We took him to a new vet, because our "regular" vet wouldn't take him 'til Saturday or Monday... plus, the last time we were there, they wanted me to book a teeth cleaning for him, and when I asked for an estimate it came out to over $400 because they're taking into account that his teeth might be cracked underneath and he will require an extraction... needless to say, as an unemployed bum, it's not a procedure we could afford at the time.

However, this vet was SO nice... they fit us in last minute, and when we got a flat tire and couldn't make it this morning, they opened another slot at 2 in the afternoon for us. When she saw his teeth, she said they were very good for his age and nothing to worry about... and the cyst on the back... she said she _could_ pop it, but it would just cause him pain for no reason.

I just feel much better about these folks than the last place.

Anywho... as the world turn, so are the day of our lives!

(Aren't you glad I'm off Facebook? You're going to be getting so many more updates here on LJ to satisfy my narcissistic need to blab about SOMETHING on the internet on a regular basis....)

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