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    January 18th, 2017, 10:54 AM
    @raptreverie - Congratulations on the ultrasound! So glad that everything looked perfect for your little one, it's such a great experience, isn't it?...
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    January 16th, 2017, 10:29 AM
    dottipanda replied to a thread TTC 6 Months + in Momberries
    Thank you. I love the name Eleanor! Such a beautiful sound and some great literary heroines for namesake role models. I also love Harriet and -...
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    January 16th, 2017, 10:23 AM
    dottipanda replied to a thread Ivor, Ivar or Ivan in Baby Names
    Thanks! I love Clemens too. It has wonderful associations of my grandfather and a beautiful meaning. We did consider it as a first name but decided...
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    January 16th, 2017, 06:44 AM
    She's quite an easy child, I would say, so we're coping fine. As long as you make sure she doesn't get overly hungry or tired she is basically happy...
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    January 16th, 2017, 05:02 AM
    dottipanda replied to a thread Ivor, Ivar or Ivan in Baby Names
    Thanks so much for all your feedback! It's helped us so much already. We are currently heavily leaving towards Ivor for the following reasons: -...
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    January 15th, 2017, 06:55 PM
    Congratulations, Cleaver! Glad you're getting good reactions - I loved telling, it's so much fun! How old is your eldest? Do they understand what's...
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    January 15th, 2017, 05:53 PM
    jackal replied to a thread Planning for a baby. in Momberries
    Yes, my daughter is a fairly mild-mannered child and in almost 100% of cases would stop crying if breastfed so she was very 'manageable'. It was...
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    January 14th, 2017, 06:33 PM
    dottipanda replied to a thread TTC 6 Months + in Momberries
    I'm sorry to hear that, easterbunny. The good news is that after "only" 6 months of trying and still in your twenties you still have an excellent...
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    January 14th, 2017, 06:23 PM
    dottipanda replied to a thread Ivor, Ivar or Ivan in Baby Names
    Thank you both for your replies. It's nice to hear you like the names too and that their isn't any one of them that produces a particularly negative...
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    January 14th, 2017, 12:43 PM
    After years of trying and three rounds of IUI I finally got pregant with IVF. We are expecting our first-born in July. At the 12 week scan the...
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    January 13th, 2017, 08:15 AM
    It doesn't really trip off the tongue for me unless I pretend I'm speaking French, to be honest, I find the 'toine' sound quite uncomfortable to say....
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    January 12th, 2017, 08:27 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Planning for a baby. in Momberries
    I disagree with the idea that, knowing you have to temporarily give something up you enjoy in the future, you should start cutting back before you're...
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    January 11th, 2017, 07:05 PM
    I don't know, maybe we don't have the most cutting edge dopplers here! Our health service is somewhat underfunded and definitely not as good as in my...
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    January 10th, 2017, 05:48 AM
    Iceland is a Nordic country. Scandinavia is a geographical term meaning Sweden, Norway and Denmark! The Nordic countries are Sweden, Norway, Denmark,...
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    January 10th, 2017, 05:47 AM
    @gemmiebee - It's amazing isn't it? It's one of the highlights of the pregnancy when you see a real little person moving around up on that screen for...
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    January 10th, 2017, 05:31 AM
    Well, that's basically the same thing, isn't it? As I said, you are absolutely not restricted by 'the list'. People get hung up on the list for some...
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    January 9th, 2017, 08:12 AM
    No, one person has to sort of take responsibility for maintaining the list, since you can only edit your own posts.
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    January 9th, 2017, 08:06 AM
    Amelie and Róse are ungrammatical and do not fit in with Icelandic spelling conventions (Icelandic spelling is, for the most part, strictly...
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    January 9th, 2017, 08:01 AM
    If you lived in Iceland, considering you are not Icelandic, there is already no impediment to you using any name you like from your culture so you...
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    January 9th, 2017, 07:41 AM
    By the way, thanks for that question because it was really fun to check out the new 'names'. My favourites were Ugluspegill (meaning Owlmirror) for...
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    January 9th, 2017, 07:35 AM
    The Naming Laws are currently still in place, yes. It is not quite that you can only choose from a list, it is that if you want something that is not...
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    January 9th, 2017, 06:49 AM
    Finally Statistics Iceland have got around to releasing the data for 2015 (they are always very slow with it), the year my daughter was born. Enjoy...
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    January 9th, 2017, 05:15 AM
    The reason is that they can't always find it in the first trimester even if everything is fine and they are wary of causing unnecessary anxiety....
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    January 7th, 2017, 06:56 PM
    @cleaver - Oh your poor friend, that must be absolutely devastating. I can well imagine that would make you nervous about your own pregnancy. The sad...
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    January 7th, 2017, 06:38 PM
    Like others said, you want to mostly ignore the weight guidelines on the package. Weight is a very poor indicator of how big your toddler's bum...
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    January 4th, 2017, 08:51 AM
    dottipanda replied to a thread TTC 6 Months + in Momberries
    @phloxie Thanks and happy new year to you too! @raptreverie I'm so glad everything is going well for you too! 2017 will be OUR year. I just had...
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    January 2nd, 2017, 07:39 AM
    @cleaver - No, but I'm also paranoid about miscarriage, for sure :( Part of me is always terrified I'm walking around with a dead embryo inside me. I...
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    December 29th, 2016, 06:44 AM
    I strongly advise you to wait until you miss your period, if you do. I have never got a positive until after my period was due. Early testing opens...
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    December 29th, 2016, 06:27 AM
    jackal replied to a thread Watching TV.... in Momberries
    Freyja watches a little bit of Peppa Pig some days. Maybe between 30 mins and an hour per day (but not every day). It is easier to avoid it on...
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Freyja Elísabet - June 2015
Baby two due August 2017
Ideas for a boy: Benedikt - Elías - Emil - Jóhann - Matthías
Ideas for a girl: Elva - Inga - Íris - Salka - Sóley
Other loves: Erlingur - Ingimar - Kjartan - Óskar - Róbert - Ingunn - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa - Þórunn

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