Been getting lots of (auto-queued for deletion) spam comments that are written like fragments of a conversation. “I disagree, Becky, her butt is so big.” Or “I dunno, I still think that Wonder Woman’s skirt is too short.” Sometimes I wonder if they’re born of a digital copyeditor ghost, one that trawls through my entries and cherry picks words and phrases from many unrelated blog entries, and hopes I’ll see a connection and respond.
But then, I’ve also gotten plenty of weird brand name purse spam. Because I talk about my Coach bags on here so much, I guess? Eh.
In other news, hanging out in only baby/pregnancy forums and websites can be maddening. (Also, the sun rises in the east, but you know. You have to experience these things first, right?) It took me ages to figure out that the acronym “FTM” thrown about with such confident abandon did not mean “Full Time Mom” but “FIRST-time Mom.” Although SAHM/D was a little easier. (aka Stay-At-Home Mom/Dad) Also “BH”, which I believe stands for “Braxton Hicks [contractions]” which I think may be fake or sneaky contractions, but haven’t bothered to look it up yet. And I haven’t even begun to discuss the goddamn shame and fear, fear and shame cycles. Although to be fair, these horrible, inevitable cycles are mostly propagated by magazines and sites that are funded by baby product manufacturers, because shit, man, we can’t just use sturdy secondhand cribs because they MIGHT. FUCKING. BREAK! Killing your baby! Making you the worst first-time mom ever! Congrats, shithead!
Ahem. It’s six a.m., and already I’ve imbibed too much internet.
In other news, I may have tentatively signed up for a Pregnancy & Ulcerative Colitis (& You!) study being done by UC San Diego. Sounds like it’s mostly about seeing how UC meds affect growing babies. I’m really excited about this, as I feel like this should definitely be one of the side benefits of my getting pregnant–use me for research, science! I beg you! I’ll keep updating here as I get more news about the study and what it entails.
As is my wont lately, here’s a link to a good rant from Chuck Wendig:
(My fingers wanted to type Nudge Photos, but those wouldn’t get nearly as much press, would they?)
Okay. BRB, gotta go measure the distance between crib slats.