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    Myrrine / Myrrhine, a derivative of Greek...

    Myrrine / Myrrhine, a derivative of Greek "myron," meaning "myrrh," and the name of a famous Amazon warrior queen in mythology.
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    Hi kim-- I haven't had an abdominoplasty, but I...

    Hi kim-- I haven't had an abdominoplasty, but I have performed them.

    In this operation everything is superficial to the fascial layer that protected your abdominal contents (organs) from the...
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    Suzywoo, babies often rotate anteriorly in labor....

    Suzywoo, babies often rotate anteriorly in labor. Lunges and the other exercises do no harm but don't have much proven benefit; however, internal rotation is a natural part of the birth process and...
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    And from blade.
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    Yes, this was a serum pregnancy test. "Chemistry"...

    Yes, this was a serum pregnancy test. "Chemistry" refers to bloodwork, urine tests, and anything else the lab runs. All women of reproductive age are usually tested for pregnancy when they present to...
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    Thank you all for your kind words about my little...

    Thank you all for your kind words about my little gingersnsps!
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    Wonderful news, Poppy!!

    Wonderful news, Poppy!!
  8. Thread: Ttc 2014

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    A consistent value of 1-2 on a quantitative serum...

    A consistent value of 1-2 on a quantitative serum test means you are not pregnant. It's within the standard range of error on the instrument analyzer-- which is why anything less than 5 is called...
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    Well, technically if you're not pregnant your HCG...

    Well, technically if you're not pregnant your HCG should be 0. But laboratory-wise anything less than 5, I believe, is called negative.

    A TV ultrasound can visualize a gestational sac when your...
  10. Here's the usual doctor hedge: it *could* be...

    Here's the usual doctor hedge: it *could* be anything, and diagnosing you over the internet is not exactly best practices.

    But by far the most likely thing is that you're experiencing the...
  11. Thread: Ttc 2015

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    I don't have anything picked out, as in set in...

    I don't have anything picked out, as in set in stone. My favorites currently are Blaise Gregory Tariq and Fleur Sylvana Sahar, but they are quite subject to change. I also am trying to decide if I am...
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    I think it's waaaaaay too much. It's bookends, a...

    I think it's waaaaaay too much. It's bookends, a matched set, etc.

    But I do think Scarlett is a good stylistic match for Jameson and actually (Miss O'Hara aside) sounds more tough and rugged than...
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    Well I must say I'm very happy to see so much...

    Well I must say I'm very happy to see so much appreciation for Noor! I would love to see it used more widely.
  14. I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella...

    I think Stella fits beautifully. Stella Leonor(e)? Lovely!
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    Well, Arianna is a bit trendy now (not a slur--...

    Well, Arianna is a bit trendy now (not a slur-- it shows people have good taste). So I'll say she picked something else in that same 'girly, classic, popular' vein:

    Sophia
    Isabella
    Chloe...
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    I think MarceLINE and floRINa share too many...

    I think MarceLINE and floRINa share too many sounds. Michaela is a lovely and dignified name-- I think the Makayla trend is thankfully past, and we can enjoy Michaela as the old, handsome classic...
  17. Anything with a vaguely continental feel would go...

    Anything with a vaguely continental feel would go nicely. Klara and Theo are both a tad exotic but still short and accessible.

    Maren
    Ingrid
    Lilia
    Adele
    Dahlia
    Britta
    Greta
    Ivy
  18. Thread: Ttc 2015

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    Thanks all. @Io-- you too! @babylove I think...

    Thanks all. @Io-- you too!

    @babylove I think it's swell. In a lot of cultures evidently this is the ideal (older brother, younger sister), and I've been told by Hispanic and East Asian families...
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    I would like to try to have a third, starting in...

    I would like to try to have a third, starting in mid-2015 or so. I will officially be of Advanced Maternal Age and so even though I would prefer a larger gap between Cassia and Lucky #3, I think...
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    Blaise is pretty close to perfect for me. It has...

    Blaise is pretty close to perfect for me. It has a great history, wonderful namesakes, is rare but pronounceable. It has that approachable-but-elegant vibe I swoon for.
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    I evaluated your signature already. :) Could the...

    I evaluated your signature already. :) Could the next person look at the Arabic names? I'm interested in how they strike people phonetically, if they're pronounceable, if they sound pretty or not,...
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    In my experience with Japan your child will...

    In my experience with Japan your child will likely not be seen as a "real Japanese"-- he'll always be a gei-jin, even with a Japanese name and being fluent in Japanese and a Japanese dad. Which can...
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    Abram, Ambrose, Asher, Augustus, Basil, Benjamin,...

    Abram, Ambrose, Asher, Augustus, Basil, Benjamin, Cassius, Daniel, Dimitri, Elliott, Felix, Gideon, Gregory, James, Jason, Jasper, Jude, Leo, Linus, Luke, Matthias, Maxim, Nico, Orion, Paul, Samuel,...
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    Congratulations! I think you stayed true to your...

    Congratulations! I think you stayed true to your style and picked a very memorable, wearable, workable name.
  25. Cecilia doesn't literally mean blind. It's an old...

    Cecilia doesn't literally mean blind. It's an old Roman *family* name-- much like a surname-- and a relatively well-established one at that. Somewhere way back in the mists of time some Roman man was...
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