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  1. Thread: Au Pairs

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    Ah, that makes sense then. Again, live in help...

    Ah, that makes sense then. Again, live in help with five soon to be six kids sounds totally reasonable to me. I hear you about the family dynamic, though. If you don't want someone to actually live...
  2. Thread: Au Pairs

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    Live-in help with six kids sounds completely...

    Live-in help with six kids sounds completely reasonable. But would you need someone to live-in just to get the kids to school? Maybe I missed something in your post and you are wanting more help than...
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    Wow! That sign is intense! Really, we didn't have...

    Wow! That sign is intense! Really, we didn't have any trouble with people overstaying their welcome. People brought meals over for about two months. Everyone was really considerate with their visits,...
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    It sounds like you have really put a lot of...

    It sounds like you have really put a lot of thought into this, so I think you will be fine whenever you decide to start trying.

    Since it sounds like you want to be really certain that everything...
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    I have no personal experience with surrogacy. But...

    I have no personal experience with surrogacy. But my husband has older twin sisters and one of them ended up acting as the gestational surrogate for the other. She carried healthy boy/girl twins to...
  6. This is just such a strange situation! If she...

    This is just such a strange situation! If she really uses the name, she is going to look like a nut. Everyone in your family knows that your daughter was born first. And it is really an unusual (and...
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    @c@29- sorry, I was not meaning to suggest a...

    @c@29- sorry, I was not meaning to suggest a different spelling, I just didn't go back and check how you spelled it.

    I meant specifically the combination "Talitha Cumi" which is a phrase from the...
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    Jenna Bush named her daughter Margaret Laura and...

    Jenna Bush named her daughter Margaret Laura and the baby goes by Mila.
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    I like Ram! I like Ef, too, but Ram sounds like...

    I like Ram! I like Ef, too, but Ram sounds like such an apt nickname for a cute stubborn little boy.
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    I love Evangeline Letitia. If I met a little...

    I love Evangeline Letitia.

    If I met a little girl named Evangeline or Seraphina, I would not assume that her parents were religious. If I met a little girl named Hosanna or a little boy named...
  11. Car seat: are you comfortable asking around to...

    Car seat: are you comfortable asking around to see if anyone can lend you an infant seat for the first few months? I do think that going straight to a convertible car seat is fine, but if you both...
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    I have just one almost three year old boy and am...

    I have just one almost three year old boy and am nannying a now one year old year since he was three months old, so please do not take any of this as expert advice.

    1) Your signature says she was...
  13. Thread: Baby Clothes

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    If you don't want baby clothes, don't announce...

    If you don't want baby clothes, don't announce the sex ahead of time. People will still buy you baby clothes, but you won't be as inundated. Don't register for baby clothes. People mostly won't buy...
  14. I did not read the study, but I agree on the...

    I did not read the study, but I agree on the correlation =/= causation point made above. I would also think that women who had a miscarriage previously or who were otherwise at higher risk of...
  15. Poll: I like Cosette best with your last name, due to...

    I like Cosette best with your last name, due to the "L" issue. Colette is second runner up. Charlotte is a nice and classic name, but if you are at all concerned with popularity, I would not use it.
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    The reason they say no tattoos during pregnant is...

    The reason they say no tattoos during pregnant is BC of the small risk of infection from dirty/reused needles. You could obviously get hepatitis from a tattoo needle while not pregnant as well.

    I...
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    This is a weird tip, but we found out that when...

    This is a weird tip, but we found out that when our son started screaming in the car, we could unroll all of the windows. This would usually surprise him into not screaming for awhile. When he...
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    Maybe just say, "well, we won't know for sure...

    Maybe just say, "well, we won't know for sure until we see her sweet face!"

    I agree about waiting till she is born. I personally like the surprise as well.
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    I thought that the information about dairy farms...

    I thought that the information about dairy farms and hormone-free milk was fascinating.

    Re: human ability to digest milk into adulthood- this is called lactase persistence. Almost all humans have...
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    Re: cows milk- I started giving it to our son at...

    Re: cows milk- I started giving it to our son at 1 year. They aren't supposed to have it before then. Yogurt is fine, though. He couldn't tolerate it at first. He would drink a cup if milk and then...
  21. Thread: So Torn

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    I have a friend who has four boys, ages 4 to 9....

    I have a friend who has four boys, ages 4 to 9. So the spacing is very close. She keeps advising me to "go ahead and adopt more now" (like it is just that easy to do) so that we can "get it all over...
  22. Thread: So Torn

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    Little babies are wonderful, but it is really so...

    Little babies are wonderful, but it is really so much fun watching them get bigger and more capable. My son will be 3 in November and it is amazing to me that we can now sit and have an actual...
  23. Thread: Is it Okay

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    Absolutely. I am a Christian and I would not find...

    Absolutely. I am a Christian and I would not find it offensive or even puzzling if a non-Christian person used a Biblical name. As a previous poster said, the Bible is central to Western...
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    Poll: Definitely Stella Marie. I think that Ellia is...

    Definitely Stella Marie. I think that Ellia is going to be misread/misheard as Ella.
  25. I have never heard a term for this. Usually...

    I have never heard a term for this. Usually people just say, oh, no, we're waiting to find out. I have a friend who when people would ask, "boy or girl?" She would just say, "yes!"

    But I would...
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