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Baby update! 35 WEEKS!

Published July 28, 2015 by imagine525

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How far along: 35 Weeks!

Total Weight gain: I have officially gained 30 lbs. Its kind of depressing for me because i have always been little, but I am growing a baby boy, so its worth it!

Maternity Clothes: I love wearing my maternity tank top, and dresses……I kinda really hate pants right now…

Sleep: I am now tired all the time. I flip from side to side during the night because my hips are hurting so bad. And every little nose wakes me up now (Which is not a good thing because I am scared of the dark, and every worst possible, scary, idea pops into my head).

Best moment this week: We have finally decided on a baby name, and I made something for the baby room, and it is officially done. I also have all the baby stuff organized. I just need to clean the house now.

Miss anything: Still miss my wine lol, and I think I also miss being able to wear what ever shoes I want. Only two pair of my shoes are fitting me right now, and its really hard to even put shoes on.

Cravings: Ice cream. specifically something strawberry or a malt 🙂

Symptoms: Rib pain, and I definitely cannot hold my pee. I am also having Braxton Hicks contractions- really fun! My feet and ankles are swelling a good amount. Im always tired. Heart burn 🙂

Rings on or off: This whole pregnancy I have not be able to wear any jewelry besides a necklace. My earings make my ears get infected almost right away, and rings make my fingers painfully swell. But, My relationship with my hunny is absolutely perfect. We are so excited to meet our baby boy. My guys really likes talking to the baby right now and it makes my heart so happy.

Looking forward to: School staring and the baby finally arriving. (Even though going through delivery is scaring me shit less)!!!

Baby Update: He is kicking around like crazy, and it is getting very uncomfortable because he really does not have that much more room to grow. When I go to the doctors next week Im going to have to ask if they can tell how much he might weigh, I’m hoping I’m not having a big boy lol!

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Do parents have different expectations for their sons and daughters?

Published July 6, 2015 by imagine525

Parents all want their sons and daughters to be happy…and even successful.

They have standards and dreams for their children.

However, should parents have different hopes for their sons than daughters?

According to a post I read (where I got the inspiration to write this post) on: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/ a recent study found that American parents hold different expectations for their children. One example is American parents seem to want their boys smarter, and their girls Skinnier.

Lets start off with some pictures to tell the story:

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Males and females are different, but equal. Therefore, we should treat all our children the same way and base goals and standards off of our children as they grow with new interests. Parents shouldn’t be worrying if their daughter is too overweight and if their son isn’t intelligent unless they are equally concerned for both children.

We cannot forget the other side of the argument either….

People might believe it is okay to have different standards. It’s more likely that a parent would want their daughter to be a ballerina than their son; is there a big problem with that? Although sons and daughters should be treated equally, there are some things that are geared more for females than males or the other way around. A daughter might also have stricter rules because parents might fear something to happen more than they fear it with a boy. One in three women worldwide has experienced some type of violence against them. Parents might believe it is less likely for their sons to experience a problem.

Although it might sometimes seem okay to have different hopes and standards for children, it’s best to treat them equally. Daughters and sons shouldn’t have to worry about fighting with their sibling to be smarter or more attractive.

Isn’t it better for children to have loving and encouraging parents?

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