08.09.07

Differences between first child and third child

Posted in Humor, family, Health at 14:18 by Borniet

Your Clothes:
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN
confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don’t bother because you remember that last time, breathing
didn’t do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash newborn’s clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold
them neatly in the baby’s little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only
the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can’t they?

Worries:
1st baby: At the first sign of distress–a whimper, a frown–you pick up the
baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your
firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

Pacifier:
1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until You can
go home and wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some
juice from the baby’s bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

Diapering:
1st baby: You change your baby’s diapers every hour, whether they need it or
not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain
about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Activities:
1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby
Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home
five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number
where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees
blood.

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older Child
isn’t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins:
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the
hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the
coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his
allowance.

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08.03.07

Men Think THIS Is the Ideal Woman

Posted in Health, General at 14:49 by Borniet


idealwomanWho says math isn’t romantic? By crunching all the data packed inside individual personal ads that the lovelorn place in their search for the perfect soul mate, an online dating service has uncovered some fascinating facts about the American dating game, reports Reuters.

The Ideal Woman: She is flirtatious and a thrill-seeker who has an average build with long, light brown hair. The ideal woman is educated and possesses a college degree. She doesn’t smoke, but she does drink socially. She also enjoys public displays of affection.

The Ideal Man: Women want someone who is bold, assertive, and flirtatious. Mr. Right does not smoke, but he is a social drinker. He has dark brown hair, an average body, and a college degree. And one more tidbit: He likes to dance.

Here are some other dating trends and trivia Reuters reports were unearthed by Match.com’s database of 12 million members:

Overweight Dates
Portland, Oregon: Both men and women have a distinct preference for dating someone who carries a few extra pounds.

Seeking Svelte
Miami and San Diego: People here have an unusually strong preference for dating someone who is svelte.

ISO Flame-Haired Lovelies
Austin: Men and women with red hair are most desired here, but least in demand in Miami.

Love ‘Em With Long Hair
Men in Denver prefer women with long hair, but men in Miami and Houston don’t. Women in Denver like guys with long hair, but the ladies in Chicago like their men to be well acquainted with the barber.

Where Brains are Beautiful
San Francisco: This city has the curious distinction of being the scholarly city. When asked what level of education they considered suitable in a mate, more men and women in San Francisco than in any other city said they were seeking someone with a Ph.D., reports Reuters. If you do have your doctorate, avoid Portland, Oregon and Detroit where educated dates are least in demand.

Short In Stature But Not in Heart
Texas: In disproportionate numbers, women in the state that has a passion for everything big have indicated they are quite willing to date men who are 5′ 6″ or shorter.

Divorced? Go Here
Santa Fe: Divorced men and women have the best chance of getting a date here in this New Mexico town than in any other city.

And What Color Hair Do Men Prefer?
Gentlemen do not prefer blondes. They consistently choose women with light brown hair. Blonde hair and dark brown hair tie for second place.

How Old Are You?
Men are more willing to date a woman who is 15 years their senior than women are to date a man who is that much younger.

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08.10.06

Losing weight: Sugary drinks are piling on pounds

Posted in Health at 15:16 by Borniet

According to this research, one extra can of any sugary drink can add up to 15 pounds in one year. Also according to their findings, this is one of the main reasons that obesitas is so common these days.


So, a healt tip: drink more water (as was suggested in a comment on one of my other ‘losing weight’ articles).
In fact: drinking more water really is a key to losing weight. Not only does it not contain any calories, it indeed also fills, making you feel less hungry, and thirsty of course. Another reason to drink alot of water is that it keeps your metabolism running smoothly, and (beauty tip!) it keeps you from getting wrinkles!!!
To see these advantages of water, you should drink at least 2 to 3 litres a day.

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Losing Weight… Whatever…

Posted in Health at 14:55 by Borniet

I completely lost it… The least bit of stress due to my girl’s pregnancy, and I start eating again.

Anyway, we promised eachother that once the baby is there, the diet really starts… Will keep you updated!!!

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07.31.06

Losing Weight: Day 4, 5, 6 & 7

Posted in Health at 9:39 by Borniet

I know, I been lagging a bit with my Diet Blog. Been spending most of my time in the hospital actually. Wednesday and thursday for myself, due to the chestpain, friday for my almost-brother-in-law, and on saturday for my girlfriend, who is pregnant, and had had contractions, and abdominal pains. Luckily, it all appeared to be ok, although we know now that labour is on its way…

On sunday, my other two children were with us, so we went to a large playground, so they could have fun, and my girlfriend could have a bit of rest. This meant eating fries of course, so much for the diet. Although the other days went just fine. I eat some pasta (not great for diet, but not too bad either), rice, and bread. Most important, I tried very hard not to overdo it on my plate, and stick to one plate.

So last night, the time of truth… 91.6 kgs!

Great! Not a big win yet, but already a start. It will drop more in the comming weeks, with less stress and pain, and more chances to stay at home and cook.

Will keep you updated! Come back to read more!

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07.27.06

Losing Weight: Day 2

Posted in Health at 9:48 by Borniet

A late talk about day 2. How come? Well, I got another set of warnings to REALLY lose weight… First of all, after only 3 hours at work, I got a real bad ache in my chest. I went to the infirmery at work, where they advised me to rest for 15 minutes. After that the pain was still there. I Was sent to my doctor then. The pain lasted for about 2 hours, then gradually disappeared. My doctor didn’t want to take any risk, and sent me to the nearest ER. There they started examining and testing me, especially my heart and lungs. Everything seems to be quite ok up till now (still some tests to go), but my weight does seem to be a problem.

Today (we are already at day 3 today ), the diet really starts…

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07.25.06

Losing Weight: Day 1

Posted in Health at 13:43 by Borniet

Bad news again, from another docter… My weight is a little on the higher side, and my body cannot cope with that. I have to lose weight. At least 10kgs, but I aim for 15 to 20kgs.

Today is my first day, my weight is 91.8Kgs at this moment.

How did I go about? Well, I started by eating a cup of meusli this morning at 6, as a healthy breakfast is already half the battle won they say, and it keeps the hunger away.

But to no avail, at 8.30 I’m feeling hungry again. I decide to wait one more hour, and then I eat one of the two bananas that I brought to work. And it helps… It manages to keep me quit hunger free untill noon.

At 12.30 I eat a sandwich with mozarella, pesto and tomatoes. I know it is not the world’s most fat-free sandwich, but I just love it. Besides… half an hour later, I already fail in my diet. After the sandwich I still feel hungry. So I go over to the vending machine, and get me a twix. Already (45 minutes later), I feel so guilty that I decide to start a weblog thread about my diet. Hoping someone will start reading it, and that this encourages me to continue.

Almost 2 pm, and already the second banana is gone… This is gonna be a long and hungry afternoon…

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07.04.06

‘Rewired brain’ revives patient after 19 years

Posted in Health at 14:13 by Borniet

A study of the “miraculous” recovery of a man who spent nearly two decades in a minimally conscious state reveals the unsuspected potential of the brain to regenerate.
This is great news for all, and bad news for some…
Great for everyone, because it shows that our body is capable of much more then we could ever imagine, and hopefully we will start using more of our capacities.
Bad news for some, for those who lost a loved one like this, and now realise that perhaps he wasn’t that lost yet.

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05.10.06

Cured from cancer by a mouse?

Posted in Health at 8:11 by Borniet

An intresting post on Slashdot today (News for Nerds, of course!). Scientists found a single mouse in 1999 that was resistant to cancer. And, even better, they were able to breed with it, making a small army of cancer resistant mice. They also found out that transplanting blood from one of the ‘cancer soldiers’ was able to cures even the most aggressive cancers, and provides the receiver of the blood with ‘life long cancer immunity’, which in some cases is even inherited by the offspring.

I think I am not the only one, hoping that this discovery can make it’s way to humanity too, and fast…
Full Article on Science Daily
slashdot.org

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