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Acupuncture FOR THE WIN

Thanks to my acupuncturist, I am having the first cramp-free period I've ever had IN MY LIFE.

Not that y'all needed to know I'm on the rag, but dude - 25 years of cramps so bad I can't walk changing to NO CRAMPS OR BACK PAIN is FREAKING AWESOME.

Jul. 1st, 2011

Hey homeschoolers and/or edutainment fans -

If someone was to make 10-30 minute videos on specific subjects that came with activity books (Like, here's a video about trees - run outside and see if you can find a deciduous and an evergreen tree) what kinds of topics would you like to see? Nature? Mythology? Anything goes! Tell me your ideas/desires!

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Shaved Beaver Freaks Me Out

The Straight Dope: Who decided women should shave their legs and underarms?

I gotta say it freaks me out when I go to a birth and the woman has a shaved cootchie. First off, it looks like a pre-teen giving birth and secondly - HOW did they manage it with a big ol' belleh??

Birth Haiku

A doula-friend told everyone to write early labour haiku. These were mine:


Bloody Show?!? Maybe!
Is that a mucus plug or
just some more discharge?


What the shit is this?!!?
Those bitches soooo lied to me!
This isn't easy!!!!


My back really hurts!
Why can't I get in the tub?!?
Make it fill faster!

Apr. 5th, 2011

I'm having a Japan Fundraiser for friends of mine in Sendai over on my ebay account:

http://shop.ebay.com/thescorchcake/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562

All the starting bids on yarn are BELOW MY COST!

Please pass this on!

WTF Washington?!?!

I was listening to a report on the radio this that said that a new proposed law in Washington would force parents who do not wish to vaccinate their children to get a doctor's permission to not do so.

WHAT. THE. FUCK?!?

Of course, the radio report devolved into the two speakers having a pro/anti-vaccination argument, which is 100% NOT. THE. POINT.

WHY should a parent have to get a doctors permission to do anything affecting their child's health? What's next? Having to get your doctor's permission NOT to circumcise? Not to get Flu shot?

Regardless of your feelings on vaccination, that's fucking ridiculous.

Birth and Death

Got home from a long birth, which ended awesomely, went to bed and was woken up to a phone call telling me that one of our friends in Sendai is no longer "missing" but is confirmed to be dead.

It's been a very up and down week in ways I can't even articulate.

It the midst of sorrow, there was also this wonderful event. Life will find a way.

(Even if it means I cried a LOT today.)

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Well....

Aside from that check yesterday that was $65 instead fo $345 (still haven't been able to find out why that happened), I found out today that the people who "hired" me for postpartum this month hadn't called NOT because they hadn't given birth yet but because they randomly hired someone else. That's between $1500-$3000 I was planning on for this month.


Right now I don't even have the cash to buy a stamp for my mom's birthday card - How fucking sad is that?!?!


I have no idea what we're going to do.

Feb. 13th, 2011

Why is there not a "positive" word for unvaccinated? Just like we intactivist prefer "intact" to "uncircumcised" because circumcised is not a natural state of being - I would think that anti-vax folks would have their own word for "all natural" kids.

YAY, and also BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm having one of those joyful, yet grumpy at the same time moments.

I'm happy because so many more people are doing placenta encapsulation and it's becoming much more normal, but at the same time pissy because there used to be only 3 or 4 of us in the whole Seattle area that did it and now everyone and their cousin does it so I don't get as much money.

YAY, and also BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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