Good Geek Parenting

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Good Geek Parenting

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Milestone

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Twice today I could feel the baby kicking (or punching or elbowing) through the side of my stomach. The first non-quickening-style movements!

No Wig for my Daughter

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Someone Invented a Baby Wig, So Your Little Girl Won’t Be Bald

I’m pretty sure that we as a society have just officially beat our own record of “youngest age to expose a child to daft and absurd gender policing.” We’ve done it, guys. We have all contributed to a world in which something like “the baby wig” can exist.

Baby Bangs!, as the infernal creations are called, are “made just for little girls,” according to the product’s website. What is the function of a pair of Baby Bangs!? To let your infant daughter tell the world, “I’m not a boy!”, duh.

-Read more at Jezebel.com

“The cost of pregnancy in America is f*cking obscene”

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Bringing a child to term costs more in America than anywhere else on Earth, according to today’s New York Times.

According to a survey conducted by Truven Health Analytics on behalf of the NYT, charges for delivery have about tripled in the U.S. since 1996.

-Continue reading at io9.com

Reading some of the stories in the comments of this article is heartbreaking but then reading the comments of any article about the United States’ current healthcare system is heartbreaking. My own pregnancy came at an inopportune time as I am not currently working full time. Medicaid is the only reason I am receiving any prenatal care at all. It’s scary to think that even if I was gainfully employed with “good” insurance, this pregnancy would still leave me in dire financial straits.

Hurry Up

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I am ready to get this baby out of my womb and into all of the cute clothes I have for her.