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Dangan Ronpa Ask Panel @ Animethon 23 - APPROVED!!

Now that the panel has officially been approved it’s time for more advertisement! We’re still on the lookout for Dangan Ronpa cosplayers planning on attending Animethon 23, who are willing to participate in an in-character ask panel! Ever wanted to answer questions as your favourite Dangan Ronpa character? Well now is your chance! My co-host and I are still looking for to cast characters for our ask panel, and there are many characters still available! Please message me if you’re interesting in joining and I’ll let you know the details of being a part of it! The positions are pretty much first-come first-serve at this point, but if I don’t know you personally I’ll probably ask you a few simple questions. If you can’t make it or can’t be in the panel, please signal boost this post to get the word out!

AVAILABLE CHARACTERS: 

- Kiyotaka Ishimaru
- Celestia Ludenberg
- Hifumi Yamada
- Mondo Oowada
- Yasuhiro Hagakure
- Aoi Asahina
- Mukuro Ikusaba
- Junko Enoshima
- Monobear

Music Rec Mondays #16 -- 05.23.16

THIS WEEK’S SONG – “In Our Bones” by Against The Current

Appears On – ‘In Our Bones’ (2016)

Release Date – May 20, 2016

Music Video Release Date – NA

Genre – Acoustic Alternative

How I Found This Song – I’ve been a huge Against The Current fan for almost two years, and I’ve been listening to their album on repeat the entire weekend. Needless to say, I love it, and this is my favorite song on the album!

Why I Recommend This Song – It is literally the cutest song to ever exist ever! It has such a nice, calming vibe; Chrissy’s voice is light and beautiful, and the guitar is so cool and backs the song perfectly. The lyrics are so positive and uplifting, especially the line we’re not invincible, but we are stronger than we know. The melody is so catchy and the harmonies are absolutely gorgeous. It is so unlike anything Against The Current have ever done, but I’m so happy it’s on the album because I’ve been waiting for a chill song like this from them for a while and it just shows that they write the music they want to write without trying to fit into one genre. Overall, the song is so peaceful and sweet, and it is so uplifting, too! “In Our Bones” makes me so happy and smiley, and it will forever be one of my favorite songs of theirs!

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{23 WEEKS}

As soon as I come home, the pants come off 😂

My tummy is finally getting rounder and harder! I feel her kicking frequently throughout the day and when I lay down, it’s really strong. If I lay down flat I can watch her roll around and kick, it’s so crazy to see! I’ve been playing music to her now that she can finally hear. I’m trying my best to eat healthy, but NOTHING sounds good to me besides junk and I really hate that. The most negative thing I’ve been feeling is anxiety. It’s been incredibly overwhelming at moments out of the blue. My skin has been super dry, which is unusual for me because I’ve never had that problem. My acne is coming back-my skin has been oily 👎🏻 She’s going to be gorgeous because she’s sucking every tiny bit of beauty I had right out of me! Haha. My hair has been getting longer, and my morning sickness is sneaking back! In all, I’ve been feeling really good and feeling/seeing her move almost all day long makes this feel so real.

First day of class Magda with post-morning rain frizz and a 23 week belly. You can follow my “Feminist Perspectives on Culture” course on tumblr. The course, in short, is about badass feminist women doing badass feminist shit. I am looking forward to it and looking forward to learning with Women’s Studies students and being privy to their perspectives.

I’m getting really wound up about people who don’t vaccinate their kids recently. I understand that it is a mother’s choice but honestly it’s selfish. When I got my bloods back at 14 weeks I discovered that I’m not immune to Rubella, which could have been fatal to my unborn child in my first trimester, but the doctor’s advice was not to worry because most people are vaccinated so the likely hood of contracting it before I can be vaccinated after delivery is low. 

Don’t be a dick.

Vaccinate your kids.

Don’t put other people in danger.

Hello hello! I am current hanging in the St. Louis airport waiting for my noon connection to Houston for the first day of my new job! I will be working in Raleigh, but meeting some of the team for orientation in Texas.

Last Friday marked 23 weeks! The time is flying by this time around.

-Only one more 4-week checkup and then I’m down to every 2 weeks. Because of Ellie’s delivery, I am getting one more ultrasound around 30 weeks.

-Had some pretty significant Braxton-Hicks contractions last week and the week before, probably overdid it while moving. They’ve since subsided.

-Speaking of, we’re all moved in and mostly unpacked! The only thing we (I) want to do is paint the kitchen and family room (at least) a very light color as the whole house is currently a fleshy tan that I’m not feeling. Of course I want to paint all the walls, but gotta prioritize I guess.

-Baby’s dresser was secured! It’s painted navy and will look so good with the bedding I picked out. Can’t wait to share more details on the nursery!

-Definitely showing and breaking out the maternity clothes, but am still getting by with my regular pants and belly band. I kind of refuse to buy maternity work pants.

-Bought my first and likely only onesie with words on it for the baby because it said “Mr. Macho Man” so how could I not?

-Still running and BodyPumping (though have missed classes due to moving). Our new neighborhood is HILLY so it’s more of a glorified power walk but whatever keeps me active!

-… because I’m eating like a teenage boy. Moving (see a trend here?) made our eating habits not so great over the past few weeks so it’s been nice to get back to normal, healthier meals.

This is why I don’t post things on Facebook half of the time…
Up until we found out the sex of our baby, I didn’t really post anything about my pregnancy on Facebook. Why? Because Facebook is the land of “I’m going to give you my opinion on what you should do thru your entire pregnancy because this is your first child". Mmm-kay, I have 5 nieces and nephews, of which all of them I’ve taken care of since the day they were born and I have 2 sisters that can give me the advice I need.
Plus, people on FB are quick to throw out negative comments towards pregnancy. I don’t like that. It’s like, if you are going to comment on something, be inspiring and positive. Yes, I know my body will change and go thru things, but I’m CREATING A HUMAN….what do u expect? That doesn’t mean I want to hear the worst side of everything from you.
Then I have the people who don’t even half know me harassing me for a “baby bump" picture. Now I’m thinking to myself, this person hasn’t checked on me once thus far in my pregnancy… Why would I post anything that you ask for? Plus, I feel that’s a personal thing. A woman may not be comfy with her bump yet, or she may feel chubby…. Although that’s not the case for me, I’m just a private person and I feel more comfy posting a bump pic on here than on FB. **Sigh** Why cant people just say “Congratulations" and move on.

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23 weeks 2 days
Soon enough, these little movements and kicks will turn into the pitter patter of tiny feet. I never knew it was possible to love someone so much that I have never met. My heart is whole.

What pregnancy is like

I want to eat everything yet nothing sounds good.
I haven’t seen my feet in what feels like 80 years.
I cried because the house needed cleaned.
The father worked at Taco Bell. I had his work number in my phone as “Tacos MMM”
All the sweet foods BELONG IN MY BELLY. All the spicy foods BELONG 32075435 FEET AWAY.
Woke up at 5:30am pissed off confused and hungry. Pregnancy why.
I’m starting to feel like a walking petting zoo.
This guy keeps texting me between 3am and 8am. Stuff like, “Do you like your toilet seat warm before you sit on it?” You know what I like AT 4 IN THE MORNING? UNDISTURBED SLEEP.
All the glorious naps.
“I’m hungry but I finally found a comfortable spot on the bed” - a book by me.
Clothes? Why yes I would like some clothes. Nothing fits anymore.
I want massaged but don’t touch me.
Pregnancy brain is real. I put shampoo on my head before my hair was wet.
Last week I had a donut in one hand and a pickle in the other.

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Body dysmorphia during pregnancy is a real thing. I feel like I’m so much rounder and bigger than what the scale says.

The other day I ran into a coworker who hadn’t noticed I was pregnant yet (we don’t have many meetings together) and she gushed and told me 3x how beautiful I looked that day. I almost kissed her on the mouth.