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We’re growing! Now let’s get real, Part 5

In Funny, Non-Fiction, Opinion/Personal, Personal on December 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

Part 1: Morning Sickness

Part 2: Cravings & Aversions

Part 3: Digestion

Part 4: Body Talk

Noxema pads, Lip Smackers, Teen Spirit, and Cucumber Melon Body Mist. The essentials for the late 90’s / early 2000’s teen girl. A “grown up” haircut, hours in front of a mirror before leaving your room, and that lifted weight of teen dreams come true when you wake up to find the Noxema worked and that pesky puberty breakout is healed. Thank god puberty comes early in the life span and only once, right?

Wrong. Welcome to your Second Puberty.

I assumed that the rush of hormones in early first trimester, serving the purpose of sustaining the embryo until the placenta takes over, would pass. My first 3 months of pregnancy was a nightmare. My face erupted into massive breakouts without fail or remedy. It’ll pass, I naively kept repeating in my head. Truth is, is hasn’t passed yet and I’ve just rounded the halfway mark.

The mood swings have subsided – slightly. I’m a quick trigger with feeling annoyed but no more random bursts of tears for a while. I’m a sweaty, hot flashy mess almost constantly. This chilly, rainy Kentucky “winter” weather is prime for my body right now and feels a-maz-ing. But this skin… It’s dry, it’s patchy, it’s itchy, it’s inflamed, and it’s still erupting (albeit on a smaller scale). Thank god my husband loves me because my bed head, no make up mornings are less “naturally adorable” and more “ogre-troll with flesh eating bacteria disease” these days…

Silver Lining: Unfortunately, the hormones are necessary for pregnancy to sustain and baby to grow. I had always heard of the beauty and glow of pregnancy, and felt 100% like a hideous creature. However, I learned the “glow” is actually just the increase in blood flow (check – daily nosebleeds from weeks 14-17) and the hormonal hot flashes (double check check!) and hormonal breakouts are very common during pregnancy. While not enjoyable, it isn’t a major concern to be honest. I changed up my skin care routine a little to address the changes to my skin texture and habits, and this has helped to reduce the issues I’m experiencing. And the further I get in this pregnancy process, the less and less it occurs. Just find a routine that fits your new skin and stick to it, and all will be well.

Some suggestions for pregnancy and nursing safe skin care:

A Quickie While We Do Some Math

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Work Related on January 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

No.  Not that kind of quickie.  Sorry…

I will not go into the fact that I’m a bad blog-mom again.  I know my posts have been minimal.  But I have an equation for you:

4 years + approximately 200 miles + approximately 150 credit hours = my Psychology degree

And now:

Psychology degree + extremely demanding job + general life expenses = (broke  + unhappy) x stressed the eff out.

So I’ve got all these numbers of time, distance, paychecks, bills, and so on, that all lead to the result of me being generally unhappy with the point I’ve reached in my life.  I worked my ass off to get my college degree, something that I thought I would be insanely happy doing, but then got a quick reality check upon graduation.

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Things I Want To Do One Day

In Personal, Random on December 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Save up money and take a year off from working just to explore things.

Take a painting class.

Move to a loft in a big city.

Travel overseas.

Get backstage at a concert and/or onto a tour bus to hang with a band – in a non-crazy non-creepy non-groupie way.

Follow a tour across at least 3 stops.

Do something fun all by myself.

Drive cross-country.

Get something published.

Invent something.

Make a video diary of a crazy weekend with friends.

Finish writing a book.

Hitchhike – with a buddy, of course, so I don’t disappear.

Set a 24-48 hour period in which I am unable to say no – within reason.  I will not do a hit.  Just saying.

Get the 3 tattoos I have had planned for years – then maybe more.

Attend a big fashion show.

Make a Youtube video of something choreographed.

Feel genuinely happy for no reason at all.

I know I probably won’t complete some of these things, just due to circumstances beyond my control, such as time or money, but if some miracle somehow occurred and all the pieces fell into place and I had the opportunity, these are the things I wouldn’t have to give a second thought to.  I’m sure I will discover more, as that is how life should be.  Maybe I’ll continue to find new and interesting things to be able to compile a whole second list.  And maybe by then, I’ll be able to have some of these crossed off…

By Golly, I’ve Got It!

In Random on November 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hello, dears.  My blog went from being a toddler in my last post to a middle-aged sagging rich lady needing some changes, so I did what I saw necessary and gave her a nice facelift.  New theme, new colors, new layout, and FINALLY new pages.  It wasn’t easy and I was tempted on several occasions to fling my laptop into my fireplace, but I held out and managed to pull it off.  Granted, I will probably tire of this within a few months and want to do another complete overhaul, but this one will do just fine for now.  See, I had to do a complete change-up for my blog to continue working towards my vision, which is to post up more of my creative writings as I come across them and have them at easy access so they aren’t shoved in corners and overshadowed by my random posts.  I also took the advice I was given and decided to incorporate my funny pictures and conversation tidbits between my friends and myself into this blog to make it easier both on myself and on other people who are looking around.  These little nuggets will be very short and simple.  Some will be accompanied by explanations and some will be better (and by that I mean stranger and weirder) without any explanation.  Left to one’s own interpretation, some of these could be quite entertaining – but I’ll leave that up to any reader to decide.  These will also get their own tab at the top of the page once I begin posting them.  I would also like to take the time to apologise in advance, as I intend to post the random, dumb, and weird statements as they occur and will not be editing them whatsoever.  I wouldn’t want to take away from the pure lack of class, and I hope not to offend anyone.  So, a warning: if you’re easily offended by language, bodily functions, body parts, and anything generally unladylike or inappropriate to discuss over dinner, you may with to skip these posts…

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