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    If we had a third child, I'd love another girl....

    If we had a third child, I'd love another girl. Her middle name would definitely be Susannah, which is a family name. I love the combo Calypso Susannah nn. Callie but couldn't actually use Calypso so...
  2. Thread: Coralie Belle

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    Poll: Stunning! I absolutely love it! Coralie is one of...

    Stunning! I absolutely love it! Coralie is one of my favourites and although I'm kind of over Belle, it makes a beautiful combo.
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    It is so hard getting a good nights sleep when...

    It is so hard getting a good nights sleep when pregnant, I really feel for you. The pillows and everything never really worked for me (although i do sleep with one between my knees). I do find though...
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    Maisie is too similar to Sadie and Elsie imo, so...

    Maisie is too similar to Sadie and Elsie imo, so I'd prefer either June or Pearl best with your girls' names. I couldn't choose between them though, they are two of my absolute favourite names.
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    I do have only one daughter and I named her...

    I do have only one daughter and I named her Juniper nn Juni. I can say without a doubt that it's my favourite girl's name- I have loved it since I was about 15 but it was only when I joined nameberry...
  6. Everyone close to us reacted to Juniper's name...

    Everyone close to us reacted to Juniper's name the way I expected them to- my parents and family loved it; my in-laws were baffled by it; my step-mother hated it because she'd never heard it before;...
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    Oh yes, I have also done this! I thought my...

    Oh yes, I have also done this! I thought my husband had done the straps, he thought i was going to do it, but neither of us did it. Juni was about 8 months old so not old enough to stand up and had a...
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    My worse mummy ever moment is two-fold: when Juni...

    My worse mummy ever moment is two-fold: when Juni was about 9 months old, she was at the stage when she was cruising around holding onto furniture but still a bit wobbly on her feet. One evening,...
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    My two pregnancies have been so different! I'm 34...

    My two pregnancies have been so different! I'm 34 weeks pregnant at the moment and my DD is 2years and 2 months. I was very queasy throughout my 1st and completely lost my appetite but i haven't had...
  10. Thread: Episiotomy ?

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    My midwives prefer a tear, they say it heals much...

    My midwives prefer a tear, they say it heals much better than a cut. However, when giving birth to my daughter I had to have a forceps assisted birth because she was posterior, so an episiotomy was...
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've actually...

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've actually ordered myself a Medela double electric pump so we'll see how that goes. I'm hoping if I start pumping early that it will boost my supply a bit. I'm...
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    It does take a while. It took me ages to think of...

    It does take a while. It took me ages to think of Juniper as Juniper, rather than just 'the baby'. Its like anything else with the whole baby experience, it just takes a lot of adjustment! Jameson...
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    Lola is so sweet. To me its has a very retro...

    Lola is so sweet. To me its has a very retro nickname feel like:
    Sadie
    Gracie
    Etta
    Ruby
    Hattie
    Stella
    Evie
    Poppy
    Lucy
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    I don't think its too close, they actually make...

    I don't think its too close, they actually make lovely sisters. I can see what you mean with the l and s sounds but I don't find it a tongue-twister at all. I think its the fact that they don't start...
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    Thanks for the feedback, its very helpful. ...

    Thanks for the feedback, its very helpful.

    Blade- its interesting to hear that breastfeeding with the second can be easier. I am looking at double electric pumps- my cousin is crazy about her...
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    The most helpful and least sanctimonious I've...

    The most helpful and least sanctimonious I've read is Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare. I think it's the 9th edition- an oldie but a goodie. I also got myself What to Expect in the First Year and found...
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    breastpumps and breastpumping!

    Hi Berries,
    I'm hoping to gather some wisdom about breastpumps and breastpumping. My second baby is due in 7 weeks and my daughter has just turned two, so for my own sanity I want to have the option...
  18. I think this is a very neat solution! Use Joanne...

    I think this is a very neat solution! Use Joanne or Susannah (or Joanna, Johanna, Susanne, Suzanna etc etc) as a middle and that covers Joan Susan and all the Anns and Annas. Zanna might work too,...
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    Rosalie is definitely my favourite variant of...

    Rosalie is definitely my favourite variant of Rose, but yeah, its not great with Oakley. As the pp said, Oakley would sound better with Rosalyn, Rosalind, Rosamund or just Rosa.

    Hester is a...
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    I totally agree with Tarynkay, he will probably...

    I totally agree with Tarynkay, he will probably sleep better if he's slightly away from you and isn't listening out for you. And he'll probably be able to smell the breastmilk which will be very...
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    It is such a confusing time, but you are...

    It is such a confusing time, but you are absolutely right, it is all about what you feel is best. I know its hard to trust your instincts when you're new to it, that's completely natural, but you'll...
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    Poll: Ramona Lou is definitely my favourite, its lovely...

    Ramona Lou is definitely my favourite, its lovely and fresh. Louise sounds very dated to me but Lou is sweet and vintage just like Ramona. Mae is nice but a bit of a filler, and I'm not a fan of the...
  23. 6 weeks definitely isn't too late- a lot of...

    6 weeks definitely isn't too late- a lot of people I know only decided at 6 weeks which is the deadline for registering the birth here. I honestly think that babies start to recognise their own names...
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    I think it depends on the names. I'm not a big...

    I think it depends on the names. I'm not a big fan of 2 long or fussy middles, it can just sound ridiculous, but Roy and James are short and sweet and sound great together. Our little boy due in May...
  25. Thread: Eulalie?

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    I have so much love for Eulalie, its so...

    I have so much love for Eulalie, its so beautiful. I tend to say YOU-lally instead of You-LAY-lee but I love it either way. Eulalie Pearl and Eulalie Fleur have always seemed particularly lovely to...
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