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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2014|01:51 pm]
magickmama
Hey girls hey!!!

We miss you! Big news on our front, we are parents now!! I got pregnant through IVF and had a baby girl. 2/214 8:50am after 30 hours of back labor with no epidural or pains meds at all, I was taken in for a C section. She was 6.5lbs 17 3/4 long. She was one of the hardest pregnancies, I never got a really big belly, and we found out why when she was delivered. The placenta was adhered to my uterine wall so she couldn't expand out front. She was all tight and close inside me hanging out all over my organs. Sucker punches to the gallbladder, lol. That sucked! She made me nausea constantly so eating sucked, I only gained 7 lbs. So we figured I lost 25 lbs during the pregnancy. We had to go for iv infusion for Iron and fluids the last 4 months. We had scans at the high risk OB every week so we knew she was growing just fine, even if I was worse for the wear. She wouldn't let me eat Chocolate or BACON!! Pretty much nothing that helps put me in a good mood! No coffee, oh and no sex from 6 months to 8 after 8 only old people sex where I was not aloud to orgasm! I have placenta previa. She never let me walk by a hot dog without eating it! I could be going to Ruth Chris's and if she smelled a hot dog I had to eat it!!

I would tell everyone that being pregnant was like Steven Kings Dream Catcher's! You know the guy who shows up at the cabin with a huge belly rolling up and down gurgling burping, farting and he just flinches and says, "I am SO sorry, I don't know what is wrong with me!" He goes into the bathroom, and there is a bunch of grunting and

Now she is great, the easiest baby ever! I think she heard me telling her she was grounded til she was 18, so now she is sucking up. She took to breastfeeding with no problems, she doesn't cry unless she is hungry. We pretty much have to change her on a timer because she never cries. She slept through the night from the beginning. Six hours and then a boob, and sleep four more. Real easy! She is way ahead on the Standing thing, she looks to be walking before crawling. lol We are in for it. She sleeps through anything. We took her to Florida Preheat this year at 2 months old and she sleep in her swing in the middle of the lounge through all the loud bad Karaoke, singing loudly right over her head and she never wakes. We drag her everywhere and she is so good! People hardly ever know she is there, or they think she is a doll. So many people have asked if she is a doll, or said OMG I thought that is a doll! She is all smiles all the time! She wakes up in the morning and it's big grins, we are changing her and she just giggles and grins at us. Even when she wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, as soon as she makes eye contact with me she gives me the biggest grin and clicks her tongue at me, just the way I do at her. I spend most of the day saying how amazing she is and how lucky we are that she is such a good baby!!

We went in for boys last Tues. Wish us luck! Not looking forward to the sequel to the last pregnancy, but we want boys.
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(no subject) [Oct. 11th, 2013|05:13 pm]
magickmama
I am 25 weeks pregnant and still no belly! I have been saying for the last two months that I am being punked. That Ashton Cusher is going to jump out laughing at me saying, "ha,ha you thought your nine months pregnant and have no belly what are thinking?"


If it wasn't for all the kicking I would still be doubting it is real. She is kicking up a storm, but every time someone else tries to feel it she stops moving.
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20 weeks bloodwork [Oct. 10th, 2013|07:12 am]
magickmama
[mood |awakeawake]

So week were home in just in time from Burning man and a extended stay in Vegas to have our 20 weeks bloodwork done on day 20 weeks. It came back with some troubling results so we were sent for a level 2 sono and everything looked great with the baby, so the good news is I have Previa! Yes that is the good, because it explains the bad bloodwork.

I am in NY visiting my family, looking at wedding dresses, and trying to plan a Disney wedding ceremony to have with our family and friends. Our first wedding we ended up alone out in the desert at the temple at Burning man with a bunch of strangers as witnesses. We have been wanting to have a wedding to share with our families and friends. I have dreamed of a Disney wedding my whole life so Fjord wants to give me my dream. So here I lay with the baby trying out for the Rockettes on my bladder and looking at wedding dresses trying to figure out what will look good on my pregnant/post pregnant body. The boobs are out of control! I am off to kleinfeld's bridal today to have a look. Hope they can help. Wish me luck!
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So I have a little suprise for you all [Aug. 7th, 2013|02:47 pm]
magickmama
We are 13 weeks pregnant!
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I'd rather be paranoid, prepped and wrong than be irrationally happy, frivolous and screwed. [Mar. 15th, 2012|02:14 am]
magickmama
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

We planted a garden. I am growing tomatoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, egg plant, and blue berries. I have also planted a bunch of herbs. I found this herb, citrus mint which my husband says taste like orange. I am hoping to use it in my Curry. I am also hoping we will have peppers by June for me to make stuffed peppers for the Burn. We are taking a class on how to make rain barrels, so we can used the water barrels to water our garden. I hope everyone is doing the same kinds of things. In the near future when gas gets too high food is going to cost too much and people are going to be screwed who don't prepare now for it!
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Just an update [Feb. 19th, 2012|08:00 pm]
magickmama
[mood |happyhappy]

I know it's been a long time since we have updated our journals and a friend has nudged us for it. We have been very busy with all things Burning Man. We now run a theme camp at the big burn in NV that has 35 members strong. It is a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. Because I was a founding member of the Florida regional for Burning man I am a permanent member of the planning committee and advisory committee. We still do the big volunteer appreciation dinner at both PreHeat and Afterburn as well. It has gotten up to 100 people now, yikes :D! Of course I also cook five dinners for the 35 camp members out at Burning Man. It's a lot of work and I have to start early prepping all the meals for both events asap. The before last I was up till 5am making meat balls and stuffed shells. I think next I will do the stuffed peppers, ribs, gumbo, beef stew, Shepard's pie.

Last weekend we went down for the Burning Man meet and greet in Orland to meet with Megs from the BORG. While down there we bought annual passes for Universal Studios and went to see Hogwarts finally and went to see the B 52's. We were front and center for the concert. I got the most amazing video of the them. Check it out!

http://youtu.be/cYKdEvmwNhg
http://youtu.be/h33stubwaFI
http://youtu.be/gi-ABZQ5MSA
http://youtu.be/JGMu0r_bTgg
http://youtu.be/f8Vgq--m4Mc
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CDC says to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse [May. 25th, 2011|02:55 pm]
magickmama
Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse


The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan.

Image of zombie

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

A Brief History of Zombies
We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my personal favorite is Resident EvilExternal Web Site Icon.), but where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much? The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. Although its meaning has changed slightly over the years, it refers to a human corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead. Through ancient voodoo and folk-lore traditions, shows like the Walking Dead were born.


In movies, shows, and literature, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which is passed on via bites and contact with bodily fluids. Harvard psychiatrist Steven Scholzman wrote a (fictional) medical paper on the zombies presented in Night of the Living Dead and refers to the condition as Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome caused by an infectious agent. The Zombie Survival Guide identifies the cause of zombies as a virus called solanum. Other zombie origins shown in films include radiation from a destroyed NASA Venus probe (as in Night of the Living Dead), as well as mutations of existing conditions such as prions, mad-cow disease, measles and rabies.

The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder “How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?”

Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!

Better Safe than Sorry

Some of the supplies for your emergency kit.
So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page.

Water (1 gallon per person per day)
Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)

Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.


Family members meeting by their mailbox. You should pick two meeting places, one close to your home and one farther away.
Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Besides a zombie apocalypse, this may include floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If you are unsure contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information.
Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home…or your town evacuates because of a hurricane. Pick one place right outside your home for sudden emergencies and one place outside of your neighborhood in case you are unable to return home right away.
Identify your emergency contacts. Make a list of local contacts like the police, fire department, and your local zombie response team. Also identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you are ok.
Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.

Never Fear – CDC is Ready

Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Prepared
If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine). It’s likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).

To learn more about what CDC does to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds, visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/cdc/orgs_progs.asp

To learn more about how you can prepare for and stay safe during an emergency visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/

To download a badge like the one above that you can add to your social networking profile, blog, website, or email signature visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies.asp
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Regional Burn [May. 5th, 2011|03:02 am]
magickmama
[mood |happyhappy]

As many of you know I am involved with a non profit arts foundation and we had our semi annual event last weekend. It was a big success, we sold out tickets in four hours. A great time was had by all, without any big problems during the whole event. We had 150 volunteers, and I cooked the thank you dinner for the volunteers. It was a overwhelming success.

There is a theme camp there that is called the noodle house, and they are big fun! The first burn they built the noodle house they gave you menus to order from then all they would bring you was Ramen noodles. LOL They would split groups up, sitting couples at opposite ends of the room. They would group all men at a table and call it the cock section or the sword fighting section. This time around they did the first night up big by doing hibachi bbq and a burlesque show. They wanted everyone to tell everyone how great it was so people would come the and expect this great meal but they would only get noodles! LOL

These are some of the pictures from the event I hope you like them.
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(no subject) [Mar. 7th, 2011|01:20 am]
magickmama
[mood |happyhappy]

It was mine and my husband's birthday on the 25th. The day was great! I started out with an 8am appointment at the infertility doctor for my test transfer. He said I was good, and answered all our questions. Everything is right on track for our treatment. I then made it to the labcorp to have my BCB, vitamins panel done. Then on to get an spinal Xray done because I keep hurting my back by just reaching for things. :P My doctor check my back and said she wanted an Xray, so I had one and while I was there I had my annual mammogram. Chugging along I headed to the chiropractor for my adjustment. Of course it was all going too smoothly for me, the doctor had to leave early so he asked for me to come back later in the afternoon. I would get an adjustment and a massage if I came back later, of course I would! I had lunch with his office girls and later that afternoon had my adjustment and massage. After which I had to pick up my mother's van for the dealership.

Then I went home and looked up free things on you birthday! http://www.news4jax.com/news/23828325/detail.html We got a coupon for free dinner at Ruby Tuesday, which was yummy! We then went to and dropped off mom's van. We were supposed to meet all of our friends at the bowling ally for some cosmic bowling from 9pm to 2am. It was a blast!



BTW the big kiss on the lips between my girlfriend and I was because a while back the manger on duty at this bowling ally kicked us out once because she saw two of our women friends making out. So I spoke to the owner and told him what happened and he was very upset by it. He fired the women. Needless to say it has become a point to have same sex PDA in the place as a running joke/demonstration every time we are there.
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Pisces no longer? [Feb. 1st, 2011|03:51 pm]
magickmama
So we are all new signs because of a polar shift? What dose this mean?
To find your new star read the information below.

New Dates of 13 Signs

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16

Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11

Pisces: March 11- April 18

Aries: April 18- May 13

Taurus: May 13- June 21

Gemini: June 21- July 20

Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10

Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16

Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30

Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23

Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20


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