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It looks that way now, but it’ll lose weight in the next couple days. My second was an IUGR baby. We induced at 36 weeks. She was born 4lbs 11oz. Only lost 6oz. That’s great weight loss- they typically aren’t concerned until 12% of the weight is lost. She may have lost more in the next couple days before swinging back up, but I’m not sure since we were allowed to go home shortly after that. She looked so malnourished and had dropped from 8th to 1.5%ile on the preemie girl charts (not WHO that had her in the negatives). Every ounce counts at that age.
Personally, I don’t think there’s a single place on earth that’s even close to being perfect or 100% safe. I definitely think there’s too much drama around the trip, but I brought this up because it is a huge issue and I know a lot of people who dealt with it and didn’t know how to react. Do I think this trip will be a total disaster where she’ll run out of money and get seriously hurt or whatever?No. For the most part, she’ll be just fine. I believe I actually said that in a comment I made a long time ago. But the groping thing is common enough that she may encounter it (if she musters up enough courage to actually explore and not just hide in Starbucks and Disneyland...),and I hope she has the Japanese skills to call the person out if it does happen. It’s perfectly fine for her to love Japan. I think most of my concern is that her rose colored glasses will keep her from preparing properly. She’s got all this free time, but we have little indication that she’s actually studying. The most we know is that she reads here, and maybe she’ll get some ideas from everyone who comments on her thread. Even though chances are very good, she’ll stay in her safe, little bubble and not really explore, I still have a small hope that she’ll explore and gain new respect and love for Japan and see the country for what it is. It has its good and bad like any country, and I wouldn’t want anyone to encounter the bad without being prepared. Being groped already catches a person off guard and makes them freeze with fear and shock. You don’t need the added confusion of having no idea how to react and what to say in a language you don’t really know.
I wonder if Kenna would say anything if she got groped on a subway in Japan or if she would be too stubborn to admit that Japan isn’t perfect. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through that experience though. I hope she knows what to do if it does happen at any point during her visits there.
That “corset” (what’s a better word for it? Because it’s not a corset...) is so ugly looking. It ruins any chance the outfit could have had. It makes her waist look bigger (plus all the layers she wears now...), and sometimes the way it pulls the fabric down makes her boobs look like they’re sagging. It’s so unattractive. I wish she would drop it already. Also, the way her hair sticks out reminds me a bit of Alice’s triangle hair from “Dilbert”. Sorry, Alice.
I just looked at the other comments, and others were soooo much more helpful. The fact that she thinks Asian brands have a monopoly on pale shades... no, honey, no. There are so many brands that offer pale shades. If someone asked me this question, I would ask them questions before answering. What undertone they are, what finish they want, what kind of coverage, etc. But even just giving a specific brand is more helpful than “Asian brands!!” As a pale person who has tried various B.B. creams, that’s not helpful at all. She has to be vague because she doesn’t actually know anything about being pale and what makeup is out there for pale people.