And I’m not alone! I’m happy to introduce Baby Atherton!
I haven’t been on in quite some time and with very good reason: I don’t have internet! But I miss the Tumblr world and have decided to do my blogging during down time at work. Now that I have a little one on the way, I want to document my journey as thoroughly as possible.
A little update on my life: Michael and I got back together towards the end of May. He showed me that he was serious about changing and would do anything it took to get me back. We had a wonderful summer and on August 2nd, we got married at the courthouse. We had very good reasons for not waiting for a formal wedding that I’d rather not discuss at the moment. We are planning to have a reception and vow renewal next year or the year following. On August 16th, I was in a head on collision on my way home from work. I was taken to the emergency room with chest pains and had a CT scan on my chest, which showed a major chest wall contusion. (We have since discovered some damage to my ribs on the left side.) After the CT scan, they received my blood work and came to talk to me. They asked me if I knew I was pregnant. I was completely taken aback, I had no clue whatsoever. Michael is considered infertile and we had stopped hoping to conceive given the diagnosis; we were actually considering a sperm donor. An ultrasound a couple days later confirmed the pregnancy and that she was 6 weeks, 3 days and perfectly healthy. Since then, I have had two more ultrasounds and have another one in a couple weeks, to closely monitor her growth. This baby is the definition of a miracle baby, and not just because Michael is supposed to be infertile. With all my injuries, x-rays, scans, and pain management in the first few weeks of the pregnancy, and then a major crash, we were fully expecting things to go south. I am 13 weeks today and I am so thrilled to announce that baby has defied all odds and is absolutely PERFECT.
I will be starting a new blog on here to document the journey of my pregnancy from here on out. I’ll post the link when it’s up and running!
The first photo is obviously a blog post I wanted to screen shot because it was important to me to post on Facebook and make a point using. Before I got the chance to do so a friend (whom I’ve never met in person but went o school with) posted a status (the second photo). I was so infuriated by it. Clearly, it was at least partially meant to be a joke, but you wouldn’t believe how many of MY friends liked it. Like how many people I respect didn’t even think twice about it because it’s “normal” to make fun of women in such a way.
I didn’t stop to think to save my reply before I unfriended this person. However, I know it was along the lines of criticizing not only that he was putting down a woman for having self-confidence, but also acting as though it was acceptable to make jokes about the appearance of a woman’s labia (if you don’t like my choice of words, you’re not mature enough to understand where I’m coming from). Not only is it NO ONE’S business to comment negatively about the appearance of another person, but also, it is extremely misogynistic and cruel to post about a woman’s genitals for the fucking world to see. Then there were all the enablers who LAUGHED at it. Not to mention that the appearance of a woman’s vulva, labia, and vagina has NOTHING to do with the amount of sex a girl has had, what she eats, or what kind of person she is. There is nothing in the world that gives anyone the right to make another person feel bad for being confident and having good self-esteem. It is sexist, petty, and ignorant to do so by attacking that person (passive aggressively, I might add).
I’m fucking disgusted because everything about that status update was fucked up.
"hey that’s a cute dress"
"IT HAS POCKETS"
"oh that’s cool but i really like the lace on the collar"
"LOOK AT THE POCKETS THEY’RE ACTUALLY BIG"
literally anyone who wears clothes made for women will freak out when there are decently sized pockets built in it’s like finding a unicorn
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