Message from Jacob in Nice Respectable People Group #general


2018-12-12 10:35:56 UTC  

Yeah London's pretty terrible.

2018-12-12 10:41:59 UTC  

There's still a lot of interesting historical stuff to see there, but I really detest the feeling. Going around what is ostensibly the thriving capital of a European country just to see the grandeur of its past exploits and appreciate what it once was while having to systematically avoid witnessing its self-inflicted wounds is depressing. Visiting London is like visiting the grave of an erstwhile celebrated hero whose success bred a life so good he succumbed to suicidal apathy.

2018-12-12 10:42:19 UTC  

Good morning

2018-12-12 10:42:39 UTC  

I'd almost recommend people go just to get a feel for that emotion- it really helps to crystalize our thoughts about all of this.

2018-12-12 10:42:46 UTC  

@Isabella Locke-MT good morning!

2018-12-12 10:43:58 UTC  

Good morning IE

2018-12-12 10:44:25 UTC  

It is way too early for effort posts ophiuchus

2018-12-12 10:44:43 UTC  

It's finals week fam

2018-12-12 10:44:47 UTC  

We in effort posting mode

2018-12-12 10:44:57 UTC  

One more final and I'm done with my degree!

2018-12-12 10:45:08 UTC  

That's awesome! Congrats

2018-12-12 10:45:12 UTC  

What did you major in?

2018-12-12 10:45:35 UTC  

Thank you! Really looking forward to have a bit more time to spend on both myself and IE.

2018-12-12 10:45:36 UTC  

Finance

2018-12-12 10:49:40 UTC  

I'm about to go through the opposite, lol. When my boy is born in January I probably won't be on as much

2018-12-12 10:50:26 UTC  

Completely understandable though. Wish you much luck with your child!

2018-12-12 10:50:29 UTC  

Is this your first?

2018-12-12 10:50:38 UTC  

Yep.

2018-12-12 10:50:57 UTC  

Oh wow- how're you feeling?

2018-12-12 10:51:39 UTC  

Amused. He always starts wiggling right after I eat and I just had some breakfast so now I'm watching my stomach move like in the Alien movies

2018-12-12 10:52:05 UTC  

I was in Paris when I was like 12 and it was already Africa tier

2018-12-12 10:52:11 UTC  

@Isabella Locke-MT when are you due if you don't mind sharing?

2018-12-12 10:52:20 UTC  

Jan 31st

2018-12-12 10:52:28 UTC  

But I have a feeling he might be a little early

2018-12-12 10:52:30 UTC  

we'll see

2018-12-12 10:53:16 UTC  

You had breakfast at 3:50 AM?

2018-12-12 10:53:52 UTC  

My husband wakes up at 3 to get ready for work. Usually I'll eat a little something while he gets ready and then go back to sleep for 3-4 hours

2018-12-12 10:54:22 UTC  

I hope everything goes smoothly for you and the baby. I recall when my son was born. My wife was in labor for 23 hours 😫

2018-12-12 10:54:43 UTC  

First labors are usually pretty long

2018-12-12 10:54:53 UTC  

23 oof

2018-12-12 10:54:55 UTC  

But then your body gets the hang of it

2018-12-12 10:55:14 UTC  

My mom's first (me) was a c-section, and her second was only 4 hours

2018-12-12 10:55:19 UTC  

she got off easy

2018-12-12 10:55:49 UTC  

When you have a wife and kids, you want to avoid c-section as much as possible

2018-12-12 10:56:38 UTC  

iirc scheduling c-sections was very en vouge in the 90s

2018-12-12 10:56:53 UTC  

because it let doctors schedule when their patients would give birth

2018-12-12 10:56:54 UTC  

C-sections will put you out longer. I was under the assumption that once you had one you could not have another baby delivered naturally.

2018-12-12 10:57:24 UTC  

Since you're cutting the uterus or wte

2018-12-12 10:57:28 UTC  

No, it's very possible to do a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section)

2018-12-12 10:57:33 UTC  

But most doctors don't want to do it

2018-12-12 10:57:38 UTC  

and will fight you on it tooth and nail