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[ - ] Do you believe in the Chinese Gender Calendar that predicts your db's sex based on your date of conception and age? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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it was right once and wrong once... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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it was wrong with both of my kids, so no [ Reply | More ]
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#1) nobody answered you before #2) if you post this to the special needs board again, I'll scream. post to general, for pete's sake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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absolutely!! its right 50% of the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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no. it said my girl would be a boy. so did every other "method", except when they actually looked in there and saw the lack of a penis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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BOARD WHORE BOARD WHORE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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I have 3 dc and it's been right every single time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know of any sites that would have weekend rentals in Upstate NY? Failing that self catering cottages/chalets.. tia 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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vrbo.com lists rentals and prices for day/wk/month or contact local realtor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] How much of a raise should I give my TV this year? It's doing such a great job with the kids. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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a girl after my own heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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just a general upgrade to digital will keep it happy. don't know what we'll do for it next year, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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ordinarily I'd give some time off but ... perish the thought! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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haha post of the day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 04:01 PM Flag
[ - ] what is the diff between a maid's room and a bedroom??? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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maid's room in smaller and on the opposite site of the apt... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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so perfect for office or guest bedroom [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how much raise did you give nanny after one year? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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i didn't -- but we have an odd arrangement that wouldn't work for everybody -- she has a stomach problem and needs to cancel often on short notice, so i don't think her hours would work for most... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] $16/hr for nanny sound about right? NYC 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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not sure -- in the burbs it's $12-$15, so maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:39 PM Flag
[ - ] i had a positive preg test this AM. when i called OB, he told me to come in for HCG and progesterone tests, and then said, "Okay, we'll see." We'll see what? Are there a lot of false positives on HPT, or is he just saying that b/c of high miscarriage rates. I am 18 dpo, fwiw. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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in order for a HPT to show + that means your body is producing horomones only when your pg. Congrats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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OB's see lots of pgs that don't proceed so I think they are very guarded until they see good numbers on the blood test and visualize a heart beat. Don't fret, you are pg. Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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thanks. i can understand that, actually. i am reading that at my age there are a lot of miscarriages unfortunately. so i am trying not to get too excited yet, but it's hard not to! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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It's the M/C rate. You are pregnant, but they are going to try to keep you from getting too enthusiastic till you get through the first trimester. G/L! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:42 PM Flag
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That's probably why your OB is being low key. Better to set low expectations and be able to deliver great news that is more conclusive. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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honestly, it's better to be cautious. I was so thrown off guard when I miscarried at 12 weeks - everyone kept saying at my age and having seen a hb, etc. etc. there was almost no chance of m/c. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:57 PM Flag
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op: ita, i'm half-expecting it. i'm 36 so even though i'm excited i feel like anything can happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 04:02 PM Flag
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36 is young! From your posts I thought maybe you were 42 or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 04:08 PM Flag
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Didn't I just read this on youbemom.com? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:48 PM Flag
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yup. i double-dip, as you do apparently ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 04:01 PM Flag
[ - ] So, has anyone tried the Jessica Seinfeld Deceptively Delicious Recipes? Which ones were good? Which ones were stinky? TIA... 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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oh is the book out in paperback now Jess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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my sis LOVES the cookbook. She says her kids are eating everything and loving it. These are picky eaters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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But are they eating real vegetables or just hidden vegetables? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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np: that's my problem with it. so i give a kid brownies with spinach in them - doesn't that just mean the kid will always expect dessert? and when he's older, that dessert won't have veggies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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Exactly. My ped just recommends giving a multivitamin and keep trying with vegetables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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that's what we do. and fruit. lots and lots of fruit. hell, I don't eat veggies at EVERY meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:45 PM Flag
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my dc eat both and I always present visible veggies with any meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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OP here-- my kids actually eat their veggies, but i'd like them to eat some more... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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The meatloaf, chicken cigars, deviled eggs, egg souffle and pink pancakes went over very well with my dc and neighbor's dc. The chicken soup as well. The flops were the mozzarella sticks, buttered pasta. That could have just been my prep. Haven't tried any of the desserts yet. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] dd is dh with pigtails... i kinda thought i'd have a dd who resembled me in this life. doesn't look like i will. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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is your DH at least cute? then it's all right... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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he's fiiiine, though if she gets his nose... ehhhh :). his nose only looks good on a man [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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although I don't think they look like either of us everyone says my dc look like dh & I love that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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Wow that's narcissistic. [ Reply | More ]
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how you figure that??? she didn't say she was beautiful and dd wasn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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ITD - totally human feeling & understandable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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My 2nd dd is my dh is drag. That's how I describe it. My #1 dd is my clone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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LOL, i hear ya. ditto to the drag [ Reply | More ]
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^^^woops meant IN drag [ Reply | More ]
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HA i have definitely been called a post-op version of my father! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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ds is my spitting image, so i win! [ Reply | More ]
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you and me both. although she looks like sil too, and that's a good thing [ Reply | More ]
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those aunts and uncles really show up in dbs! i look like my uncle (people ask him all the time how his dd is doing.. and he's childless). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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np: I sure hope my ds (am pg) doesn't come out looking like any of dh sibs. They are some seriously fugly ppl. I don't know who dh came out looking like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Just read that silly NY Magazine article about how unrealistic it is for married American men to remain faithful. Soooo self-serving. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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and poorly written. i could barely get through it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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right - who cares about his equally dumb friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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ITA. it was so clunky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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i think i just suggested it to you! it was awful. and it really struck me as being arranged by the spitzer camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] ok how long before 6yo ds tells me what glass object just broke? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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depends on how bad he feels about it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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it was a pepper shaker & it took nearly 2 minutes - not too bad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
[ - ] db is about to outgrow infant car seat. what do you do in nyc when you need to take a cab? i realize somewhat clueless ?, but I really don't know! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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i think onestepahead or rightstart sells this 5-point harness that you can put in your diaper bag. it's not the best solution but it's something... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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do you know what its called? i am looking and can't find it on either website.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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we bought a sit n stroll for taxis and for when we rented a car. It becomes a stroller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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^^^we used this until dcs where about 2.5. Themn, seat belts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:30 PM Flag
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seat belts? are you serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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no, actually I prefer them just to tumble around the back of the taxi...of course I'm serious!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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had the sit and stroll and it's not a good carseat and not a good stroller - hard to lift, too. too stressful to get in and out of cabs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:30 PM Flag
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OR: It isn't perfect, but it is the best option out there. I didn't find it stressful. I just did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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ita. i think the seat belt attachment thing is better and more user friendly. sit and stroll is great in concept though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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^^also, bbb sells the seat belt thing. i think giggle does too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:45 PM Flag
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In reality, you hold the baby on your lap, fasten the seat belt over both of you and hold the baby firmly. Also tell the driver to drive slow. Only tourist have sit and strolls or other contrampsions. It's just not practical for every day city living. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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In reality, the baby is muich, much safer *not* on your lap and in a seat belt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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This NYer (with no car, but the wherewithall to afford cabs) used a sit-n-stroll. The lap thing is dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:43 PM Flag
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ita. no one i know has ever used a car seat with dc. the doorman would attest to that, too. not realistic or practical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 04:27 PM Flag
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dont take the cab unless emergency [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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after the infant seat I took db on my lap in a cab and still do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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I just hold her on my lap and I don't take cabs that often (maybe 3 trips/month). It's not ideal, but there you are. I take some comfort in the fact that in Manhattan the cabs don't often get above 35 mph, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Help! Trying to wean dc #2 from the bottle. Did it cold turkey with #1 and it only took one day. #2 is going on over an over 48 hour milk strike. She's also wise to my ways and is now boycotting yogurt and cheese. 16 mo. How long can she go w/o dairy? Afraid to back down now. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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She doesn't need dairy to survive and at 16mo there's nothing wrong with a couple bottles of milk at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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Well, we weaned dc #1 at 12 months old and it is easier the earlier you do it. Also, pediatric dentist suggested getting her off bottles before 18 months and pacifier by 2 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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strong willed dc there. just get rid of bottles completly and keep trying. straw cups worked great with my dc. plus my 2nd dc wanted to drink out of same cup as my older dc. so my 2nd dc (18 mos) drinks out of regular cups now with straw cups when we are out and about. we just use dixie cups, and shockingly, not a mess at meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:47 PM Flag
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op: Yes, we are trying with straw cups (she loves juice/water from them). Funny thing is, she acts like the milk tastes bad from the straw! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:51 PM Flag
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it may taste bad-those things are pitas to clean and can smell funny. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how big is your Jr 4 alcove?? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Congrats, MIL, on yet another waste of $ anniversary gift - artsy chopsticks, exactly what we wanted. How I wish they would listen & not buy us anything, they really can't afford it. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:26 PM Flag
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it's the thought that counts... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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I think it's sweet she got you something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:29 PM Flag
[ - ] i've been using acupuncture while ttc and i just found out i'm 6 weeks pg. can i continue w/acupuncture in first trimester? OB says yes but i want to make sure other ppl's OBs have also said it's ok (yes, i like to corroborate my medical professionals' advice) 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:25 PM Flag
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i went to a high risk ob and he said it was fine to do -- did it well into second trimester. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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thanks. why did you stop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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stopped in 2nd trimester... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:30 PM Flag
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yes, how come? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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my friend did it through the first trimester. I think that is standard protocol. She has 3 healthy kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 03:28 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
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