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    I think you meant to post in the 'Baby Name...

    I think you meant to post in the 'Baby Name Games' forum.
  2. Thread: So Torn

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    Young babies are like catnip-- highly addictive....

    Young babies are like catnip-- highly addictive.

    Toddlers are about the world's most effective form of birth control. Just wait 6 months and those feelings will subside. :)
  3. Thread: Essure

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    Essure is a nice alternative to vasectomy. But an...

    Essure is a nice alternative to vasectomy. But an IUD placement is infinitely easier, lasts 10 years, is the most effective form of birth control aside from abstinence, and is reversible. You won't...
  4. I entered! Thanks so much for the the link! I...

    I entered! Thanks so much for the the link! I chose "Virisande."
  5. Thread: Birth plan

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    I assume you are birthing a human baby, and not,...

    I assume you are birthing a human baby, and not, say, a chimpanzee, for whom that would be an appropriate gestational period.

    Please do call, and if the midwife persists with this unsafe plan...
  6. Thread: Birth plan

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    A routine c section at 36 weeks (so preterm) is...

    A routine c section at 36 weeks (so preterm) is never indicated, never, especially for something vague like a family history (not even your own history!!)

    People with placenta previa are not...
  7. Thread: Summer Swaddling

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    My Syrian FIL lives in Miami. The ambient temp...

    My Syrian FIL lives in Miami. The ambient temp outside in the 90s with 95% humidity; AC is set to 80. He is currently wearing a thermal ski hat since his head is cold, protecting against any...
  8. Thread: Summer Swaddling

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    There is also a, um, fascinating belief in the...

    There is also a, um, fascinating belief in the middle east that cool air blowing on a baby (say from a fan) causes intestinal gas and colds. So that's likely not an option either.

    Small babies...
  9. Thread: Marriage

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    I'm a big career woman, rah rah rah, didn't want...

    I'm a big career woman, rah rah rah, didn't want to deal with the licensing and credentialing hassles of having education / training / exams / etc under two names, but I wasn't that fussed about it....
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    You're right- sorry I was confused with someone...

    You're right- sorry I was confused with someone else.

    But while I understand keeping twins a secret from your older children, unless they read nameberry why wouldn't you mention it here?
  11. Thread: Mismatched eyes?

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    I have a uncle with a green eye and a brown. ...

    I have a uncle with a green eye and a brown.

    @amaya medical knowledge is not hereditary.
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    Congratulations stephy. I'm sure you've written...

    Congratulations stephy. I'm sure you've written it out before but could you please tell how you selected her name?
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    @ren I believe her story is that the birth mother...

    @ren I believe her story is that the birth mother of one of her adopted children found herself pregnant with twins and asked her to adopt them as well.
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    Birdies, firstly I'm sorry for your loss....

    Birdies, firstly I'm sorry for your loss. Secondly, if your account is accurate, it's not just "frustrating" or "upsetting" that you weren't given a followup plan and surveillance for incomplete or...
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    Sticky: I wanted to share this message from Ramon,...

    I wanted to share this message from Ramon, rollo's husband. As you can see nameberry meant a great deal to Margot and the family is aware of how much we miss her.

    "I can not express my feelings...
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    It's fine. An X-ray of the lumbar spine has a...

    It's fine. An X-ray of the lumbar spine has a radiation dose of 70 mrem. You can receive up to 620 mrem in a year without any additional risk of DNA damage or cancer. A fetus itself can receive 500...
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    I loved it, especially the florid rhetoric of the...

    I loved it, especially the florid rhetoric of the age. Any ideas as to whether it was complete BS? Did Greek women honestly not have names? That flies in the face of all I know about Greece...
  18. Try the sleep sacks that the baby actually wears,...

    Try the sleep sacks that the baby actually wears, that go over the shoulders and you zip them in to. It much harder, almost impossible, for such a young baby to free their arms.

    I feel your pain...
  19. Thread: "Job mode"

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    Judging by my posting history on a site about...

    Judging by my posting history on a site about baby names... Yes. :)
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    I like the subtle damask print in the original...

    I like the subtle damask print in the original versus the more obvious pattern in the second and third mock-ups.

    The split, borderline illegible S very much bothered me so I'm glad you're...
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    Wow that's too bad. It's not salvageable? No...

    Wow that's too bad. It's not salvageable? No pulse steroids or hopped up immunosuppression? Are you back on the transplant list?
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    Very similar. A speculum is left in place and the...

    Very similar. A speculum is left in place and the doctor inserts an introducer through the speculum, which contains the device folded up inside. An IUD looks like the letter T, but inside the...
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    Congratulations and yes, showers are important....

    Congratulations and yes, showers are important. But breastfeeding is boring and time-consuming and you need something to look at on your phone, so...
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    Nice find. When rollo posted this she was being...

    Nice find. When rollo posted this she was being diagnosed with the condition that would ultimately claim her life. It shows what an unfailingly positive person she was.
  25. Thread: Nameberry memes

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    Are you a prole, then, Emma? And nothing can...

    Are you a prole, then, Emma? And nothing can touch the greatness of your TTC mystery theater.
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