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  1. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @trippingdippy We just met with the loan...

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    We just met with the loan officer... He thinks it's totally doable! We'll have to do an FHA loan, but there's even a program here that covers your down payment so we can basically get...
  2. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @trippindippy We're looking at SUPER cheap...

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    We're looking at SUPER cheap houses, and there's still no way we could do 20% down right now... I've only been working full time for a few months and we just don't have that kind of...
  3. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who worries about...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who worries about name stealing! Honestly, they can't really 'steal' a name, and it's probably my own fault for planning on names this far in advance. We'll get there! ...
  4. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @lucialucentum I'm betting that most of our...

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    I'm betting that most of our close friends and family members won't ruin my favorite names, either because we have different tastes or because we'll probably have our kids first......
  5. I like Marceline, also got it from Adventure...

    I like Marceline, also got it from Adventure Time. I do think people will associate it with that, but I don't think the show is popular enough that I would worry about it. It's a beautiful name, and...
  6. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    My other reason for being anxious to start having...

    My other reason for being anxious to start having babies: people keep using my favorite names! I'm sure some of you have seen me complaining about an acquaintance who recently used Juniper, which I'm...
  7. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @lucialucentum My favorite boy name is Graham......

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    My favorite boy name is Graham... Girl's names are harder for me, but I think my current favorite is Juniper or just June.

    My husband doesn't really care about baby names at this...
  8. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @mudmud It is funny how much easier it is to talk...

    @mudmud It is funny how much easier it is to talk about these things online! I have talked to a few family members about it, but we definitely won't be broadcasting when we actually start TTC......
  9. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @lucialucentum It isn't even that they appeal to...

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    It isn't even that they appeal to me! I mean, two babies sounds great to the baby hungry side of me, but it would be difficult and I think one at a time works better. But for some...
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    Of the two sets of quads I know, one was the...

    Of the two sets of quads I know, one was the result of IVF. not sure how many embryos they originally inserted, but they had two split and ended up with two sets of identical twins. The other took...
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    Yeah there are definitely more instances, and...

    Yeah there are definitely more instances, and it's likely that most cases are legitimate here, I'm just a bit of a skeptic.

    Lately I've been seeing tons of quadruplets from IVF. One set in my...
  12. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    I had a baby dream last night! I had twin girls,...

    I had a baby dream last night! I had twin girls, and my husband wouldn't tell me their middle names and I was very upset.

    Sidenote: I'm very afraid that I will end up with twins! I always dream...
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    I wouldn't say that I want twins, but I imagine...

    I wouldn't say that I want twins, but I imagine having them a lot for some reason. I know someone who recently had twin Girls, and aside from the medical complications (which weren't super bad for...
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    I took my husband's name. I don't know how...

    I took my husband's name. I don't know how helpful this will be, because I never really wanted to keep my name. My reasons:
    1. I wasn't really very attached to my last name in the first place.
    2....
  15. Thread: kitty

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    I don't even like it as a nn for Katherine... It...

    I don't even like it as a nn for Katherine... It just feels like something you would call your cat, I've never really understood it as a name for a person. The first time I heard it as a name was...
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    I knew a Lula growing up. She was a VERY odd...

    I knew a Lula growing up. She was a VERY odd person, but I never thought anything weird about her name. I love the nn Lu! I don't love Lula, but I don't think she'd hate you.
  17. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @moonkai I think Moms probably have some of the...

    @moonkai I think Moms probably have some of the best insight for the things the rest of us are wondering about! I hadn't even thought about genetic testing, that probably is stressful.. Also 2 years...
  18. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    Welcome! I think May babies sound great too for...

    Welcome! I think May babies sound great too for some reason. I think for me, it's because that would be my ideal due date if my husband was going to be done with school in the Spring semester. Plus...
  19. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    I will have to look into Kindara.. I'm...

    I will have to look into Kindara.. I'm considering not going back on birth control once I'm off, because we'll probably have our babies pretty close together, but I'll want to be able to plan a...
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    I've seen Ali as a nickname for Alison and...

    I've seen Ali as a nickname for Alison and Alyssa, but I think that Lissy would be the more intuitive nickname. I also agree that Alice is probably short enough that people wouldn't automatically...
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    Thanks everyone! This makes me feel better about...

    Thanks everyone! This makes me feel better about my mistmatched favorite names list!

    Also gr19 Polly could maybe work! It probably doesn't really need a nickname, but I've just always liked to...
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    Really? I've always liked having a nickname! In...

    Really? I've always liked having a nickname! In professional settings I usually introduce myself by my full name, but I like that I have a more casual option as well. I would definitely let them...
  23. Thread: Pre-TTC

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    @Trippindippy Did you see that lucialucentum...

    @Trippindippy Did you see that lucialucentum recommended Kindara? I still haven't looked at it, I'm not really cycling well enough to chart right now though.
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    McKay? A family friend recently used this for her...

    McKay? A family friend recently used this for her baby, and nothing came up when I searched for it here. I looked on the Social Security website, it isn't in the top 1000 anywhere. It's fairly common...
  25. Thread: Mimosa

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    I've only ever heard of the drink as well......

    I've only ever heard of the drink as well... Mimosa Lastname sounds like that family's special Mimosa recipe to me.
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