Round Up – Issue 15 April

Hello, Spring? Where have you been hiding you, sassy bitch? (Still hiding by the looks of Toronto today.)

Okay, let’s get down to business here. Here are some of my faves this month:

Hank Azaria did this interesting video series called, Fatherhood. I haven’t watched them all but I really liked the ‘Screen Time’ episode. He speaks to a bunch of his celeb buddies who all weigh in on how they dole out the technology at their house. I thought it was a nice conversation starter without getting judgey.

 

I love this video, From Bump to Buzz. Not only do I love the tune, but I love the people in it. My favourtie part is when she just pops out of the room to give birth – because it’s always like that.

(Check out his wedding speech on YouTube as well. No one is topping that shit. Ever.)

Quick Reads:

  1. 45 Ultimate Tips for Men – clever guide for all men (and boys)
  2. Word from a Father to His Daughter – a letter to his daughter after visiting the makeup aisle
  3. Parents you are Being Lied To, by Jennifer Raff – In the light of the recent measles outbreak this is an interesting article on vaccines.
  4. The Invisible Moms Club by Lizzi Rogers – the miscarriage club that nobody wants to belong to.

I thought I’d covered everything in my Happily Ever After Giving Birth post, but this article from Pile of Babies, After-birth: 10 surprises from those first days after delivery, covered a whole bunch more. Man, birth really is a treat sometimes.

This little angel seeing fireworks for the first time made me howl. Here are another 18 Babies Experiencing Things for the First Time – Buzzfeed

 

 

Love the matching look that this little guy and his ole dad have:

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Such a sweet shot from Kendall Price (look her up if you live in Reno)

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Well, that was timed well.

(Let me know if you know the original ORIGINAL source) (Let me know if you know the original ORIGINAL source)

 

A Pregnant Chicken reader, Jennie, passed this amazing YouTube video along to me called, “The natural caesarean: a woman-centred technique”.

When I first saw the title I thought, “Natural c-section?! What the hell is that, like no drugs or something?” No, it has nothing to do with a drug-free c-section with an ice cream scoop in a field, it’s all about making a c-section a much more pleasant birth experience that is more mom and baby focused and less matter-of-fact medical procedure.

The concept is really wonderful and certainly worth a look.

F.Y.I., you don’t see any epidurals or incisions in the video, but you do see a baby being gently removed from the point of incision if you’re really squeamish.

 

Another reader, Lindsey, passed along this great resource for you ladies in college. She was really lucky and had professors that understood that being pregnant in college is a little tricky to say the least, and let her make up for missed classes, etc. but it sounds like other professors aren’t as understanding. So, she passed along this post from National Women’s Law Center that outlines the rights you have when you’re knocked up while getting ‘learned’.

 

 

If you want some words of wisdom, check out this compilation of articles from Lil’ Face’s Mom Has a Blog called, Lessons Learned from Being a Mom for a Year. Now that she has a one-year old, she wanted to pull together some articles that got her through those tough times for her newly pregnant friends. She’s featured two Pregnant Chicken posts – so you know she has good taste ::snort:: – but I was really blown away by some of the brilliant articles she’s found online that I had never seen before. Definitely worth a read.

 

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Love the concept for these redesigned birth certificates from IWANT Design. I hope they catch on.

‘Til next time!

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  • I had the opposite experience at Best Buy with phone buying, but to be fair it was both on Verizon & me for that cluster. On me, because I just HAD to get the blue version of the HTC One, and Best Buy was the only store carrying it (I now realize what a nitwit I was). And on Verizon, because they, too, are a bunch of rat-shit thieves. The poor Best Buy bastard had to sit on the phone with them for 45 minutes while they rearranged all of the plans we had "Grandfathered" in – i.e. Unlimited data – and steal them right out from underneath us.
    As you can see, not Best Buy’s fault – they did everything they were supposed to – but, even being in a store filled with electronics and play things, I couldn’t help but be bored out of my goddamned mind talking about our phone plan for 45 minutes.

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