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My Baby

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Today I got to see the baby on the ultrasound. Words cannot express how I felt. I felt so happy. I'm still very sad about my situation but the sadness has lessened. I think in part because the baby is now more developed and it has hands and feet and is moving a lot and even did a backflip on the ultrasound. I keep on thinking its a girl but hopefully I will find out for sure sometime next month. The baby was moving so much that the doctor couldn't get exact measurements. I might be 10 and a half weeks instead of 11 and a half. But basically, doing the math, I'm 11 and a half weeks and due date in June is the same. It is so surreal to feel this way. To have a live human being inside of me moving around. I want to scream and jump up and down for joy. Lol. I can't wait until the next ultrasound. What I have found while being pregnant, is that I am much more drawn to my Catholic faith than before. I upheld my beliefs by not having an abortion like a couple of people want…

8 Years Strong: A Voice For Cuba's Dissidents

This week, my friend Marc Masferrer's blog turns 8 years old. If you don't know him or his blog, go over and check it out at Uncommon Sense.Marc is a Cuban American journalist and blogger who has been blogging for a free Cuba for 8 years now. He has given a huge voice to the dissidents in Cuba, especially the political prisoners who are all in immediate danger. And he blogs mainly in English. Because he blogs in English, his blog reaches Americans who might not know what is happening in Cuba. His blog has opened up many eyes to the horror that the Cuban people live in. And I'd like to think that his blog scares the Castro's. Because he tells the stories of the political prisoners that the Castro government tries to hide away in horrible, filthy prison cells. Marc gives these prisoners a voice, a voice that the Castro's tried to take away. I hope the day will come that Cuba will be free. That day, there won't have to be anymore heartbreaking posts of political p…

The Importance of Human Rights Activism

Over the past few days, a few instances of irate and stupid people talking crap about human rights have made me want to write a post on why human rights activism is important. So, here goes.Every single person on this planet should have basic human rights. Sadly, this is far from the case. Countries like Cuba, North Korea, China, Eritrea, etc., violate their citizens human rights every day. They jail or kill anyone who disagrees with their government. They threaten, harrass, and rape women to intimidate them. In Cuba, right now, there is a rapper named El Critico in prison on a hunger strike. Another dissident, Sonia Garro, is also in prison. Both of their lives are in danger. They are the ones who dare to speak up against tyranny. They speak up for the citizens of Cuba who are too terrified to. The castro regime has gone so far as to murder dissidents. Laura Pollan, Orlando Zapata, Oswaldo Paya and Herold Cepero are just a few of the dissidents that the Castro regime has murdered. In…

Choosing Life Over Abortion

The past few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for me. I learned that I was pregnant. Then, I started having pains. I went to the E.R. where they diagnosed me with Subchorionic Hematoma. That means that there is blood around the sac/placenta depending on how far along you are. I was told the risk of miscarriage is higher with it. It is extremely scary, especially since this is my first pregnancy. Sometimes the body absorbs the blood and everything is fine. Then other times, a miscarriage happens. If that wasn't enough to make me scared and worried, the reaction from the father of the baby was even more upsetting.He wants an abortion. He is pushing hard for it and using every excuse in the book. From my financial situation to my mother to him being a lot older, etc. I told him I don't believe in abortion. He replied with the line that all ignorant people say.....that I have to go against my beliefs and do what is "right" for the child. Apparently, if I were t…