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[ - ] Does anyone have Evenflo Maestro or Securekid car seat? Is it comfortable for sleeping in the car and long trips, does it make kid's head fall forward? I am looking to get one of these for a thin and tall 30lb preschooler for long road trips and as a travel seat. Thanks! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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How old is the child? The Britax frontier 90 is the most comfortable FFing only harness-to-booster seat IMO. It's expensive. The Harmony Defender is also nice for slower price point. Both are for very tall kids. Another option is the Diono radians. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am all for looking good and maintaining ones youthful appearance, but I find it really painful to look at women who are basically deformed from plastic surgery. I cannot help but feel like they have been butchered, and wonder if they are happy with their appearance. ANy thoughts? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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I laugh at them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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i almost want to cry when I see them It is so sad. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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Well is their fault, so idc! [ Reply | More ]
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get over it and please stop judging people from outward appearance [ Reply | More ]
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I think that the outward appearance is how they want to be judged. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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maybe...maybe not [ Reply | More ]
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you know that not all plastic surgery is bad, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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[ - ] I am starting the Atkins diet today. But I am confused on one thing - gould I or should I not count calories? I know Atkins says you don't have to but I know others say you do...and if I do count calories on Atkins, how many should I consume to lose weight - I am 5'7'' and 160 pounds and want to lose 20 pounds. Thanks!! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Atkins died of a heart disease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Atkins died when he hit his head. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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My friend lost tons of weight on Atkins. Unfortunatelty she lost her mind too...True Story [ Reply | More ]
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np- interesting. examples? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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are you saying there was a coloration? or just a coincidence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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All I know is that when she was about 180lbs , she was happy and cheerful and a positive person. She left town and the next I saw of her was after 18 months and 80lbs lighter. She looked depressed, aloof and sad. I congratulated her on her weight loss and remarkable transformation and she just stared at me. We were in the same office and people in that division told me that she was so obsessed with the diet and losing weight that it took control of her life and somehow dramatically altered her outlook. [ Reply | More ]
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so she developed an ED, i don't think you can blame that on Atkins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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Just before Easter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Atkins sucks, you'll gain all the weight back after you start eating normally again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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that's because you are not really supposed to start eating "normally" again, it's a lifestyle change [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone on who lives in the 80s on York or East End? Is it very isolated and inconvenient? Or is having Carl Shultz Park nearby a nice feature? Considering the area but not sure if I will regret the location. Pre school aged Children go to school in the 70s west of Third. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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I used to live right near there and absolutely loved it. Would move back if I could afford it. Carl Shultz park is the best!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Really thats great to hear! What did you love about it besides the park? Were your dcs in school nearby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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garbage dump. garbage dump. garbage dump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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That is in the 90s isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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Im talking mid 80s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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We are in mid80s/1st and love it. Carl Shurz park is fantastic. It's a great area (no school aged DC) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Do you use the subway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Yes, it's ~10' walk at solid pace [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:01 PM Flag
[ - ] I am really really burned out. I think I need to step back in my career. We have 3dcs and two youngest are 1 and 3. I just can't handle it all. Dh makes 180 and works in NJ. Older dc will need good MS. We are in D3 and i am pretty sure #1 will get Delta if we stay. Where can we live on 180 and still have access to good schools? TYIA 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Is your dh ok with you sah? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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I would do some contract work from home but yes dh is ok with it [ Reply | More ]
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What are you planning to do while kids are at school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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I am going to do some contract work. Just can't handle corporate race and 3 kids. My youngest isn't even 2 yo yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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What do all SAHM's do? It would be nice for her to have some free time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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OP: my 2 younger dc are very little. My youngest is 20 mo. The amount of housekeeping that cooking, cleaning and laundry with 3 kids is pretty time consuming. I am just burned out. I make as much as dh but I do all else. He is totally great on weekends but M-F its just me. What do you suggest? Should I hire a housekeeper/helper in addition to nanny? I can't go on like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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A burb in jersey near his job would be best. Where does he work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Newark [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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Nutley is nice and has good schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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Many families move to burbs so mom can SAH. May be good for you to do the same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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I don't know anything about NJ burbs. That's why I am asking for advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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So learn. Most expensive is Short Hills/Millburn. Summit has a not insignificant number of OTT people, who send kids to private. I like Berkeley Heights, which is a bit of a commute to NYC, but not so bad to Newardk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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TY! Newark isn't from me. Dh works in Franklin lakes. Any suggestions? TYIA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Why dont you keep our job and hire a live in nanny. When kids grow up a bit and have their own lives, you will feel redundant and will be hard to pick up your career. Also if god forbid your DH faces some problems in his job, you will have 3 kids and nothing to fall back on.I have 2 kids under 2 and is stressful for me too but dont want to risk not working. DH lost his job briefly last year and although he has a job now, we are always prepated for the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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I think a live-in needs her own room. It's probably cheaper to hire a pm helper/housekeeper than rent a bigger apartment. I just hate this stress and kids want me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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Is D3 UWS? I don't think it's worth staying in the city on that income. My friend moved to Glen Rock, NJ. Super close to the city and a nice town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow. I truly don't mean to be snarky, but am kind of fascinated, from more of an anthropologist/social observer perspective. I just saw on fb a girl (woman, we are over 50) from my h.s. graduating class, who has clearly done no beauty maintenance, and she wasn't ever pretty. Now she's totally grey with zero makeup, and a seriously jowly neck. Her DH is very nice looking (not handsome or hot, but just looks nice, normal, well-preserved), and they clearly are VERY happy from the photos. I'm sorry but this woman is just very unattractive. Just interesting. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Don't fret, pumpkin, you're not snarky. You're a fucking moron. There's a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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The lesson to you is: Looks are a superficial way to judge someone. Real happiness can be found without make up or beauty maintenance or plastic surgery to fix a jowly neck. Your long held and treasured belief that beauty is important is untrue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Cool story, bro. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Wow, You sound jealous, you spent your life try to look good for other people and you are not happy. Where she lived life and is happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Yeah, this sounds like my mom who just judges other people based on her perceptions and their appearances. She was recently talking about how so-and-so's DH has so much money and I said, good for them - he runs a really great company. My mom snorted and said "oh, he's such a nebish" followed by saying rude things about the DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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She's probably "nice". Google it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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Sorry, I don't understand the point here. We're you under the impression that only beautiful people are happy? In my experience it often works the other way around...people who are not focused on beauty often instead focus on more lasting sources of satisfaction in their lives. [ Reply | More ]
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You are over 50?! Seriously this seems like something a high schooler would write. Most people are less vapid by their 20s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Common foodsI've never had or restaurants I've never been to... I'll start - never had a corned beef sandwich. Never been to White Castle, Arby's or Dairy Queen. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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I've done ALL of the above MANY Times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Op: I know, most people have! I've never intentionally avoiding any of these things. Weird that I've never been. [ Reply | More ]
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I went to Arby's once. They asked if I want my cheese liquid or square. Uh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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I go to Arby's all the time and have never been asked that question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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I haven't either. Or Taco Bell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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+1 also never been to red lobster [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who's on? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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10028 here [ Reply | More ]
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Hallo neighbor [ Reply | More ]
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10023 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 04.18.14, 12:56 PM Flag
[ - ] There's a term for the offspring of people incapable of disciplining their children. The term is "brat". If you're not up to the task, do the planet a favor and don't reproduce. We don't need your bratty snowflakes cluttering up the landscape. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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Hi raisin vagina! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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np - what does that mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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OP - I'm probably younger than you are. With any luck you can't have kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:52 PM Flag
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I'm a 31 yo mom and ITA with OP. Go try to be your DC's "friend" rather than "parent." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:53 PM Flag
[ - ] After touring a bunch of citywide and district G&Ts and being quite unimpressed by any of them, we have decided not to participate in the lottery. Instead we will be keeping 4yo dc (November birthday) in another year of preschool in the hope dc is accepted into a semi-decent private next year for which we will have the privilege of paying $40,000 a year for eternity. Feel free to tell us how crazy we are. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.18.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Why would we. Do what's right for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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That sounds really good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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I would do the same thing if money was no object.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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+1, been on the losing end of that lottery and it sux. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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burbs burbs burbs [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, very tempting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Help me pack. Going to the Hamptons this weekend. Mostly staying at a house on a beach. No real events. 2 DCs. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sweaters [ Reply | More ]
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How many days? [ Reply | More ]
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two days [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry I just read this weekend [ Reply | More ]
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Winter coat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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Warm clothing I guess. [ Reply | More ]
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Layers [ Reply | More ]
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Come on woman is only 2 days, besides the obvious what else do you think you are going to need? Ffs? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Just trying to figure out the temperature. High of 64 or 65. But that means most of the day low 60s, high 50s. And the beach itself is usually windy. So I'm not sure it that means a coat and jeans and shoes with socks. Or sandals, long pants and a sweater. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:21 PM Flag
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It's not going to be that warm, low 50s as the high if you are lucky. [ Reply | More ]
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Chilly, my heat is on. Dress in layers. Sunblock too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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^ the mornings have been pretty cold. [ Reply | More ]
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So funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Posting for am crowd: Had ultrasound today and am measuring 3-4 day behind (I know when I ovulated based on HCG trigger). Is this pregnancy doomed? 6w3 or 4d measuring 6w0d. Appropriate sized gestational sac, yolk sac, and fetal pole for 6w0d but not heartbeat yet that they could see (but pole only 3.8mm). So nervous. Only had gestatational sac a week ago so at least it's movement in the right direction but still super nervous 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Is this your first pregnancy or do you have a history of issues? If the former, just stop worrying. Often, you don't even see the OB until 8 weeks to make sure there is a heartbeat and avoid exactly this kind of panic when it's just too small to be detected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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One uncomplicated pregnancy resulting in DC#1 but last pregnancy was missed m/c at 9 weeks after seeing h/b at 7.5 weeks - so really concerned about a repeat. [ Reply | More ]
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What did your doctor say? It's still really early to detect a heartbeat, sorry. Best of luck to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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Thank you - doc wasn't concerned (but he never seems to be) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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If you have no other causes for concerns, there's no reason to be getting USs right now and worrying about every detail. [ Reply | More ]
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I have no symptoms to indicate anything is wrong but I didn't last time either (perhaps because I take progesterone? I'm not sure if that would delay an inevitable m/c?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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Oh I see, you had a previous MC. Hard not to worry then. but those numbers are not worrisome in themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Those numbers are just estimates - they don't mean anything. Just relax. You'll drive yourself crazy if you look for signs of trouble all 9 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Did you post this yesterday ? [ Reply | More ]
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op: no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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seems like you must have posted it previously since you say you are posting it for the am crowd - just saying [ Reply | More ]
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yes posted the exact same thing (verbatim) but not part of a different convo - I say right up front that this is a repost [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Same thing happened to me and I ended up with a super healthy 8 pound baby boy! Using your last period day as a way of figuring out when you conceived is really an inaccurate method. The day they guess you conceived is almost always wrong. As long as the pace of growth is normal - in other words the baby is slipping further and further behind expected growth - then I don't think you have anything to worry about. [ Reply | More ]
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I think you're right. I know the conception date to the day because of using ovulation induction. Trying to focus on the proper amount of growth we saw in a week versus the size (plus my son was only 6.5lbs at birth) and hoing I just grow little ones, but it's really disconcerting seeing as I was measuring small when I had the m/c too... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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Not doomed! I measured right on point at 6w2d during my current pregnancy, then went in at 8w4d and only measured 7w3d. (I also knew exactly when I ovulated, so it wasn't that my dates were wrong.) I also had progesterone issues and was on supplements, so I was freaked out. Went in the following week (9w4d) and measured 10w. I'm now 20w and everything looks good. Early ultrasounds will vary a lot based on the particular machine you're using, the skill of the tech, etc. I'm sure you're fine -- but I know how stressful it is. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o. I am 40y.o. Few signs of aging so far thankfully, but I notice my jowls are getting loose. If I don't want them to sag alot eventually, what do I need to do? and when? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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google mid face lift [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Just did, thanks. Is major surgery the only way to get rid of jowls? That's a bummer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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google youtube - lots of facial exercises...no idea if they work I don't know anyone that has tried them and I am not at that stage yet, but worth a try before surgery I would think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.18.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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