baby the stats

anonymous asked:

Was sidney Crosby really bullied as a child?

horribly. from the primer:

He joined the Timbits hockey team at age 5, and gave his first interview at AGE 7!! This boy has been attracting attention with his skills since he was a wee one. BUT!!!! Not all the attention was good. From a very young age, he was constantly harassed by other players and their parents. Here, a quote from Sid: “I remember being in Pee-Wee [12 yo], a guy trying to break my leg. It wasn’t even during a play: I was going to a face-off, and a guy just two-handed it right at my knee—like a baseball bat.”

And there’s these awful tidbits: “During one provincial playoff game, when Sidney was 8, he scored five goals, and a man in the stands called him a bum with no skills and yelled at him to go home.”(x) “Men in the stands, frustrated at the way Crosby overshadowed their sons, would yell about breaking his neck, how he was going to get killed.”

Let’s take it to Mama and Papa Crosby for some more heart breaking quotes: “Sometimes there was nothing said, but you still felt it,” Trina said. “Something like that happened every year and it got worse. There were so many comments. People said Troy pushed him too hard. It wasn’t everyone, but there were a lot.” [The taunts at the rinks moved Sidney to tears a few times. It was confusing to a kid who was talented and had just been taught to try his hardest.] “It wasn’t healthy for him to play here, physically or emotionally,” Troy said. “He was taking a beating on the ice. Grown men and women were yelling at him, wanting to see him harmed. They cheered dirty hits. If he’d come back the following year, he would have been killed.”

YEAH WHAT THE FUCK RIGHT???? Because of all the bullying and harassment, Sid’s parents sent him to Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, a boarding school in Minnesota that’s been referred to as the “Hogwarts of Hockey”

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Bowling night, stats, and hydration selfie 💁🏻
I ran two miles this morning outside for the first time in weeks (I’ve done a bit on the treadmill but haven’t ran outside for a long time), which was a great start to my day. I also tracked all my food, which included half a cinnamon raisin bagel, a homemade acai bowl, avocado and salsa on multigrain crackers, fresh pineapple, and homemade turkey chili (bomb!).
After we had dinner I threw out the idea we all go bowling, and so we did! Three year old had never bowled before and she was SO EXCITED the whole time… she was screaming and high fiving for everyone’s turn even if they got a gutter ball. It was so cute.

Today was a good day. That’s day 2 in a row of healthy choices and making the day count! Let’s keep the streak going 👏🏼👏🏼


i felt like doing the stats for my aventurines

yes, i did make a new one, she is blue aventurine and she lives in the sea spire

stats sheet from @gemsona-hq

some info under read more 

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If and when I choose to have children.

I’m gonna have an RPG themed baby shower :^) Get stat-enhancing and early level items for my young one and bestow upon them your foresight! What class will they be? What weapons, crafts, and masteries will they be drawn to?? ♥ 

Then for each birthday (til they think they have a cooler idea for a theme, pff. they wish.), we’ll see who was most accurate depending on how much they’ve achieved in each skill branch they’ve chosen to hone along the way. 

Fashion/Appearance Stats

Long legs. Short legs. Average legs. Slender thighs. Toned thighs. Thick thighs. Muscular thighs. Skinny arms. Toned arms. Soft arms. Muscular arms. Toned Stomach. Flat stomach. Flabby stomach. Soft stomach.  Six-pack. Beer belly. Lean frame. Muscular frame. Voluptuous frame. Petite frame ( 5 ft 4 or shorter ). Lanky frame. Short nails. Long nails. Manicured nails. Dirty nails. Flat ass. Toned ass. Bubble butt. Thick ass. Thigh brows. Small waist. Thick waist. Narrow hips. Average hips. Wide hips. Big feet. Average feet. Small feet. Soft feet. Slender feet. Calloused hands. Soft hands. Big hands. Average hands. Small hands. Long fingers. Short fingers. Average fingers. Broad shoulder. Narrow shoulder. Underweight. Average weight. Overweight.


Shorter than 140 cm. 141 cm-150 cm.151 cm to 160 cm. 161 cm to 170 cm. 171 cm to 180cm. 181 cm to 190 cm. 191 cm to 2m. Taller than 2 m.


Pale. Rosy. Olive. Dark. Tanned. Blotchy. Smooth. Acne. Dry. Greasy. Soft.


Small. Large. Average. Grey. Brown. Blue. Green. Gold. Hazel. Purple. Doe-eyed. Almond. Close-set. Wide-set. Squinty. Monolid. Heavy eyelids. Upturned. Downturned.


Thin. Thick. Fine. Normal. Greasy. Dry. Soft. Shiny. Curly. Frizzy. Wild. Unruly. Straight. Smooth. Wavy. Floppy. Cropped. Pixie-cut. Shoulder length. Back length. Waist length. Buzz cut. Undercut. Bald. Jaw length. Mohawk. White. Platinum blonde. Golden blonde. Dirty blonde. Blondette. Ombre. Light brown. Mouse brown. Chestnut brown. Chocolate brown. Dark brown. Jet black. Ginger. Auburn. Purple. Dyed red. Dyed any “unnatural color”. Thin eyebrows. Average eyebrows. Thick eyebrows.


Full sleeve. Thigh tattoo. Neck tattoo. Chest tattoo. One tattoo. A few here and there. Multiple. No tattoos. Monroe piercing. Nose piercing. Septum. Nipple piercing(s). Genital piercing(s). Industrial piercings. Earlobe piercing(s). Prince Albert piercing. Eyebrow piercing(s). Tongue piercing(s). Lip piercing(s). Tragus piercing. Angelbites. Labret. Stretches out ears. Navel piercing. Inverse navel piercing. Cheek piercing(s). Smiley. Nape piercing(s). No piercing.


Eyeliner. Light eyeliner. Heavy eyeliner. Cat eyes. Mascara. Fake eyelashes. Matte lipstick. Regular lipstick. Lipgloss. Red lips. Pink lips. Dark lips. Bronzer. Highlighter. Eyeshadow. Neutral eyeshadow. Smoky eyes. Colorful eyeshadow. Blush. Lipliner. Light contouring. Heavy contouring. Powder. Matte foundation. Shiny foundation. Concealer. Wears make up regularly. Wears it from time to time.


Floral. Fruity. Perfumes. Aftershave. Cocoa. Moisturizer. Shampoo. Cigarettes. Leather. Sweat. Food. Incense. Fogweed. Cologne. Scotch. Wine. Fried food. Blood. Clean scents.


Jeans. Tight pants. Overknee socks. Tights. Leggings. Yoga pants. Pencil skirt. Tight skirt. Loose skirt. Tight / formfitting dress. Cardigans. Blouse. Button up shirt. Band-T-shirt. Sports t-shirt. Sweatpants. Tank top. Fur. Faux fur. Leather. Designer. High street. Online stores. Thrift. Lingerie. Long skirt. Miniskirt. Maxi dress. Sundress. Tie. Tuxedo. Cocktail dress. Highslit dress / skit. T-shirt. Loose clothing. Tight clothing. Jean shorts. Sweater. Sweater vest. Khaki pants. Suit. Hoodie. Harlem pants. Basketball shorts. Boxers. Briefs. Thong. Hotpants. Hipster panties. Bra. Sports bra. Crop top. Corset. Ballerina skirt. Leotard. Polka dot. Stripes. Glitter. Silk. Lace. Leather. Velvet. Chemise. Patterns. Florals. Neon colors. Pastels. Black. Dark colors. Naked.


Sneakers. Slip-ons. Flats. Slippers. Sandals. High heels. Kitten heels. Ankle boots. Combat boots. Knee-high. Platforms. Stripper heels. Barefeet. Loafers. Oxfords. Gladiator shoes.

(This looked fun, saw other players make theirs so I decided to do one too!) 

2 Years In // A reflection on nursing

 March 10th made it’s way around again, marking two years of hospital nursing. I’ll have been working L&D for a year in April. Hard to believe this second year has passed so much faster than the first.

But in so many respects I feel just as much like a new grad as I did last year. Of course I’ve been at this another year and I’ve gained more skills and built the ones I have. But switching specialties, especially to one as highly specialized as labor and delivery has felt like starting all over. It means all new equipment to learn and figure out how to troubleshoot. It means all new supply rooms to navigate, friendships to build with fellow nurses, and tenuous relationships to try to build with almost thirty doctors.

Some days have felt like huge successes; when I help patients get their beautiful, perfect delivery they wanted of a healthy baby. Or the days when I triage and get to reassure patients that their babies are perfectly happy and health inside them and that they’re not in preterm labor, having complications, etc. Even the days when I work postpartum (arguably not my favorite) and I get to help a mom successfully breastfeed or I get to snuggle a baby in the nursery for a while. This job has so many different facets and I do enjoy getting to explore all of them, I’m rarely bored and there’s always something interesting going on.

 Other days wear on me and make me question why I do this job at all, until I finally make it home and crawl into bed. Days when nothing goes according to plan; preterm labor turns into preterm deliveries of too tiny babies, perfect labors turn into stat c-sections, babies born too soon who only survive minutes or hours, babies born addicted, babies that can’t go home with their parents, and adoptions (both beautiful and heartbreaking).

It’s also the more insidious daily struggle against inane hospital policies, confounding birth culture, and uncaring and sometimes selfish doctors. I get so tired sometimes of telling my patient all the great things we can do for them, just have to have a doctor turn around and do something that makes all of these things impossible (ex: breaking their water when they’re going natural at 2cm so now they can’t get out of the bed). It’s hard to feel like you have to fight daily, tooth and nail, to get you patient’s the labor/delivery they want, especially when it seems like all the forces are working against you.

The things that I expected to get better with time have. I’m better still at blood draws and iv starts, cervical exams and placing monitors, etc, etc. Those tasky things that just take time are getting there. But the critical thinking part of labor and delivery, truly understanding the safety of what’s happening and what to do when things are going wrong is another thing. It’s taking longer than I thought. Although I shouldn’t say I’m surprised. It’s one thing to read about different scenarios in a book or practice them in a class but a completely different thing to have to respond to them in real time, sometimes not realizing them for what they are in the moment. I know that the knowledge of what’s going on will come with time and I will continue to develop my gut instinct, but right now it’s frustrating to me that I have to ask for help so often with my strips, my plan of care, etc.

I am so thrilled to be working with a great and incredibly supportive group of coworkers at this job. I loved my coworkers at my last job too but we only had ten nurses on a good day. On our LDRP unit we may have anywhere from 12-25 RNs on any given night. There is pretty much always someone to help you out, usually two or three people. There is always somebody to bounce ideas off of or come check your patient after you and people are always making sure I’m okay and don’t need help. That has truly made the difference between feeling stressed out and overwhelmed and feeling very calm and supported. People will also, generally, go help your patients, bring them pain meds, answer the call light etc, if you’re busy in another room. Which helps so much!

Overall, I’ve been so much happier my second year nursing than I was my first. I know that this is due to so many factors; knowing more about being a nurse, liking my specialty more, and generally being more experienced. I write this to tell new grads it gets better! And if you find yourself in the wrong job/unit/hospital; put in your time and GET OUT.

Your job (and certainly your first job out of school) is not a life sentence. That is the beauty of nursing. Don’t like ICU nursing? Try the ER. Med/Surg not for you? What about the OR? PACU, peds, labor and delivery, psych, outpatient surgery, clinics, doctor’s offices are all viable options open to nurses.

My favorite thing to ask nurses I met when I was in nursing school with was “Where have you worked?” You’ll find dozens of different answers from nurses who have worked at the same hospital, same unit for their entire career to nurses who have worked almost every specialty and setting under the sun. The options are almost endless.

Don’t feel discouraged if the first job or two you land in after nursing school aren’t the perfect fit. Learn everything you can from each place and move on when you are able to.

I’m so glad that I was able to move to L&D and a job that I truly enjoy. So here’s to the next year of nursing, who knows what it will hold!

And as always, the only way out is through.

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