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    My husband and I both have close though often...

    My husband and I both have close though often complicated sibling relationships and always planned to have lots of kids. Then we found that we couldn't have any kids at all. We were able to adopt our...
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    1) As the family or friend of the new baby, I...

    1) As the family or friend of the new baby, I usually prefer for the name to be a surprise. You know, since it is all about me, right? :)

    For nieces and nephews, I am going to be so excited...
  3. Elsa is a beautiful and classic name. I...

    Elsa is a beautiful and classic name. I understand why you chose it- it really wasn't on the radar at all three years ago.

    I also understand why this bothers you so much, I am sure it is vexing...
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    @babylove You mentioned some church ladies...

    @babylove

    You mentioned some church ladies helping you out. Maybe ask them if they know some industrious teenagers? If you are in a church with any kind of youth group, that would be a good place...
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    Many second time moms hire a mother's helper....

    Many second time moms hire a mother's helper. This is usually a young teenager, too young too babysit alone, but able to pitch in with household tasks and extra childcare. This is a less expensive...
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    Emmabobemma- I agree, all of the gendering we do...

    Emmabobemma- I agree, all of the gendering we do to babies is over the top. We have tried to be conscious of this with our son, and it really is difficult.

    But what you mentioned about people...
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    I completely agree with the posters above about...

    I completely agree with the posters above about the birth stats being a nice conversation starter. Most people include that information on the birth announcements anyhow and nowadays I imagine you...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. Thread: Baby Clothes

    by tarynkay
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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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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