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[ - ] Please tell me your db's age, length, and weight. TIA. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:59 AM Flag
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3.2 35 pounds, not sure on height, but tall for her age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:01 AM Flag
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Huh? Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:06 AM Flag
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Because my dd is 6.5months, 21 lbs, 26 inches. She seems huge(weight wise) compared to other dbs her age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:08 AM Flag
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she does sound huge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:09 AM Flag
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what does your dr think? where is she on the growth charts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:24 AM Flag
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Dr isn't worried. She's off the charts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:03 AM Flag
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ds is about 18 lbs 25 inches and he's only 3.5 mths [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:10 AM Flag
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That makes me feel so much better. Every time we go out and somebody asks me how old she is, they always make some comment about how big she is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:15 AM Flag
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Sounds obese to me on both counts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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Not obese...just overweight. DD's dr isn't worried at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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ds isnt obese either he's just a big boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:55 AM Flag
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he's so big too, he seems to me like a 6 mth old baby already..and he's ex. bf so i dont know i guess some babies are bigger than others? LOL... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:24 AM Flag
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My db is 5.5 months, 15.5 lbs and 26.5 inches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:26 AM Flag
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sounds enormous, but my 2 DS were 16 lbs & 18 lbs & 1 yr--average heights, too....scrappy little menaces [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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^^^at 1 year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:36 AM Flag
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how much did they weigh at birth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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4.14 (37 weeks) & 6.4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:08 AM Flag
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2 yo -- 22 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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Wow. My dd only weighs 1 lb less that your db and they are 1.5 yrs apart in age! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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I know. Mine's a peanut. So sweet though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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9 months old - 22 lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 10:00 AM Flag
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14 months, 19 lbs, height i think is near average, but she is considered tiny weight wise on the chart and compared with her peers at her daycare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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OMG.. I misread the first time and saw "Please tell me your dh's age, length... lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:02 AM Flag
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37, 7" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:09 AM Flag
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18 mos, 33 in, 25 lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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2 months, 12.5 pounds, 24 inches [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Miserable in the 'burbs:-( Move back to the City? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 01.23.09, 07:58 AM Flag
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oppss...trying to do too many things at once this am - sorry for the blank post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:59 AM Flag
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ahhh! trying to do too many things at once this am - so sorry for the blank post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:59 AM Flag
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didn't realize "return" would post. ok. I am an official moron. We moved form the UWS 7 years ago...I had a baby and we couldn't afford to buy a decent apartment and had these lovely visions of a house, white-picket fence...the whole big deal...so we moved WAY out to NJ (Sussex Co.) and lasted one year - hated every minutes of it...still couldn't afford the City...so, moved as close as possible to Maplewood, NJ...which, BTW, is a very nice town and place - it is what it is - SUBURBAN. We now have a nice house in a nice neighborhood...walk to the train and it takes 30min. Penn...ideal, right?? AAAAAHHHHH! I find myself hating it :-( no one here seems to get it at all and they just seem SO happy with the whole thing. I'm sick of shopping malls and Costco and volunteer "work" that means nothing. The schools are, supposedly good...but we pulled my ds out this year because we found them really lacking and all talk...there is no Gifted and Talented program at ALL (he just turned 8), so we pulled him out and I am homeschooling him via a correspondence course. I feel like I am miserable with the things that usually make people love the suburbs :-( I feel other moms are living their suburban dream and I just want out of here! We are in the NYC area for a while though as my husband's career is fairly location specific...I have no plans to go back to work. SO...my point and questions (SO many!!) Am I crazy to want to move back to the city and give up a nice 4 bed colonial with a yard???? Will I meet any other SAHMs in the City? ones who have "older" children and not just infants? Have any of you made the move back after being away so long? (oh - info. My husband makes about 200k. I do not work, so no childcare issues. I would try for G&T, but have no problem continuing homeschool is that doesn't work for us, so no private school tuition. Our mortgage and taxes out here are high, so I'm fairly confident we can find a 2 bed for about the same monthly costs....and I will ditch the car, so, that will help a tad.) I'd love to hear from someone who has done similar!Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:14 AM Flag
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I AM YOU. Feel like I'm always looking into the fish bwl from the outside. Am grateful for all that we have but cannot make inner peace with suburbia. Dying on the vine....sgh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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nice to know I'm not alone for sure! I usually feel like I am and keep my big mouth shut as everyone goes on and on about how perfect things are here. We are seriously considering selling up and moving back - ok...bad time to be selling...but, my dh is fed up with the 'burbs too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:25 AM Flag
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or: I get it completely. I WOH but am often listening to the families around me and feel as if I can't fully engage. Sometimes feel my DC will suffer because I don't do a lot of the mommy stuff. I feel like all the moms are so excited all the time, and active and loving being moms and wives and homemakers...I love DH, DC and my home but some how seem out of synch with much of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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that was me - we escaped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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any regrets? how old were your DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:14 AM Flag
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i have btdt - my soul felt dead and empty when we left NYC; we also had the perfect little life but were both miserable. We are back in the city and I never complain - not about the crazy rent, preschool tuition, etc. Do what is best for you and your family and realize there is no right way to live your life (people will think you are crazy for wanting to move back) but if you can find a way to afford it you have to be happy. and maybe consider brooklyn/queens as an alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:26 AM Flag
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yea ;-) someone who has done the reverse move...I'm not the only "crazy one"! I am concerned though if I'd fit in there now either...are there other SAHMs, for instance, with school-aged kids and not just infants? (dh would not be open to brooklyn/queens) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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this city is full of SAHM with school aged kids. who do you think is at the gym in the middle of the day, having lunch with friends and shopping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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Ah. I see the clear benefit of living in the city versus the suburbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 12:48 PM Flag
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i woh so i'm not the best judge but there are plenty of sahm with school aged kids and you would have time to yourself to explore and enjoy which would be great. I so wish we had lived in the city when i had some time off work - instead i was walking around desolate suburbian neighborhoods dying in the solitude of it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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well...actually I homeschool my 8yr old...so...nto so much time on my own really :-) We bought into the whole GREAT schools thing...and found it totally lacking really...no G&T program at ALL and my kid was hating learning and really bored, so we pulled him out this year. (ha! and I never could get into the whole PTA-rah-rah-thing!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:34 AM Flag
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obviously, if we got into a good G&T program in the City, that would be great...and...if not, I'm not opposed to homeschooling longer (he goes to school via correspondence course and online) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:35 AM Flag
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Will you speak to my In-laws for me! They need to hear this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 01:06 PM Flag
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btw - our parents still think we are crazy years later..keep thinking we will move again but now we are even more settled with dcs in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 01:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me what you think. Should we stay or go? We are in large city, not NYC, DCs in private school. We like city life a lot but are considering a move to close by burbs -mostly for schools. DCs do well at school and we can afford the tuition - anyway moving to the burbs with property tax increase, house versus apt costs, possible 2nd car, commuting costs, might not add up to huge public school versus private school savings in the end. Main concern: "normal" life for children...private school we are in,of course with limited space, has little sports activities though some other opportunities are available in the city. Worried that as DCs get older, there will be fewer families with older children left in the city, and that at school for the most part will only be the super wealthy. We are self supporting, in that we don't have any family money, no second home etc., we both work ... which is fine, just having jobs now is important and I don't feel bad because I am not part of the uber rich set. Just concerned about impact on kids...already kids realize many of their pals jet off to exotic destinations all the time, worried that kids will feel increasingly left out over time as they get older and then potentially those families left in the city attending the school, living in our area, are the mega wealthy only. The schools in the burbs we are considering are good,no worries there;and the school we are currently in has a lot of really good points. We aren't broke, I feel totally blessed most of the time and as a family we have a really great time doing what we do. The thing is, I grew up in a city, have no idea about the burbs, never rode a yellow bus to school, and worst of all I hate driving and I think one of the best things about life is walking to school and work. You get to talk with your family, notice life around you, run into a lot of folks you know. I don't care about space, closets or a yard and I really am not interested in caring for house repairs; if I want the outdoors we all go hiking or something which we do a lot of on the weekends etc. Any thoughts?TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:53 AM Flag
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Wow, that's a long post. All I can say is, the suburbs are very different than the city! I live in the suburbs and LOVE it, but I know a lot of people who hate it. So, really think about the pros and cons and if it's worth the sacrifice. You'll be uprooting your whole family, they'll have to get used to a new environment, new schools, everything. It could be totally worth it, but it is a different world - so, it will take some getting used to, if you ever like it at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:10 AM Flag
[ - ] have you ever used a kids party planner for your dc's bday? who did you use? like them? right now i'm working crazy hours to keep my job and just can't get it together to do it myself. tia 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:32 AM Flag
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Chuck E Cheese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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i want to plan something in our home or in the community room in our building. just need a planner to figure it all out. since i haven't been with my kids a lot recently, i want to make it special. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:35 AM Flag
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Are you in NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:27 AM Flag
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I don't understand this. What's wrong with picking up a large platter of chicken nuggets from Chic Fil A, some pre cut veggies, cheese and fruit, drinks, and cake, all from your grocer? If you can't take the time to call in an order and then schedule time to pick it up that morning you really need to rethink your priorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:32 AM Flag
[ - ] Sorry for double post, if it is. Thinking of taking job that would require me to spend 2-3 nights away per week commuting. Family could move as and when DH gets job in other city, which could take a while in this environment. Kids are 2 and 4. Lots of close family around. This is the career I want - significant opportunity with long-term upside. Have stable, prestigious job here that's deeply unsatisfying. No real prospect of improvement in NYC in this environment. I am very career oriented but also deeply engaged as a mom. Have a great nanny whose been with us forever. Appreciate views. Thanks 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:23 AM Flag
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go for it! happy mom, happy kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:28 AM Flag
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how would be your hours the days you are not away from home? does dh work long hours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:29 AM Flag
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Normal hours - probably home by 6. DH works hard but has a very flexible schedule and works mostly from home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:31 AM Flag
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i travel quite a lot, but also have live-in nanny, which is like a grandmother for them (part of the family) and dh arrives home by 6:30pm. i think it is doable but i think that dd really suffers during my absence. having said that, i agree that happy mother is much better than sad mother. just try to be super involved the times you are at home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:36 AM Flag
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I would do it. If you & dh had reversed roles no one would think twice. I used to work as a mgmt consultant and many people on my teams (men and women) made the travel work. Get a video cam for your computer! That way you can still say good night to kids every night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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A little confused...you will be traveling 2-3 nights/wk with this job until your family can move, or the job will just require that much travel all the time? I only see a potential problem with the latter situation; it would be hard to be the deeply engaged parent you enjoy being when you're on the road that much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Just at Ped's with 11mo dd and her weight is only 16 lbs 5oz. We've been trying to give her more calorie dense foods 2/day and otherwise she is BF. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:20 AM Flag
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^^ oops, she is seeing a PT who said that she does not tire out during the sessions and looks healthy. Anyone else with a small db? I am worried now because Ped suggested some blood tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:21 AM Flag
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blood test for what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:22 AM Flag
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Celiac disease, blood count, metabolic enzyme levels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:26 AM Flag
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get the tests. I have a few friends who went through this. all dc were fine but worth finding out if she is absorbing food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:28 AM Flag
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Thanks! Ped also thought I might not have enough calories in my breast milk, but I am hoping that is not the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:30 AM Flag
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one friend started giving ensure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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i dont think it is the case, since baby has very little solids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:37 AM Flag
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well maybe she needs some? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:58 AM Flag
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i remember that dc at 11mo would eat much more food than 2x a day. breakfast, linch, dinner and fruits in between. milk would be reduced to 16oz, max. why don't you increase solids. example: oat meal with banana in the morning. sweet potatos pure and ground beef for lunch, turkey breast and homemade creamed corn for dinner. pear in the middle of the afternoon. i bet it will ork. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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ita, why dont you try more food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:36 AM Flag
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np: ITA and don't forhet avocado. Full of good fat and nutrients, claories, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:47 AM Flag
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itttta. i have learned with a Brazilian and you can do a mousse (sweet). dc love it now. in a blender add avocado, honney and milk until it gets the consintence of thick yogurt. very yummy and very nutricious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:51 AM Flag
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this is a completely misinformed Ped opinion. first of all, BM (and formula) are more calorically dense than regular food. Peds really like babies to be in the middle of the weight curve, but the fact is that some babies have to be 99%ile and others need to be 1%ile. make sure that when you nurse, she is getting the hind milk - completely empty one side before switching to the other, nurse from one side for several feedings or pump off some foremilk before nursing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:54 AM Flag
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i agree with you but the baby is 11 months, he needs food as well at that age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:58 AM Flag
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agree, should be on 3 meals per day at least [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:02 AM Flag
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absolutely, but replacing BM with food is not going to somehow magically mean more calories. in fact, an underweight baby is usually kept on BM or formula in addition to solids, past the age of 1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:02 AM Flag
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nobody said replace bm with food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:04 AM Flag
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increasing solids though often has that effect and someone above did recommend reducing milk to 16 oz which is a recommendation for cow's milk and NOT BM or formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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I had a tiny db (dd is like 3rd % ) and I was soooo anxious about it. Get all the tests to put your mind at ease, but you probably have a peewee and that's just her build and makeup! (Unless she is throwing up or refusing food or has terrible eczema -- in which case, you may want to look in to food allergies and/or reflux, but it does not sound like you have any of those issues) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:55 AM Flag
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np: my dd was not gaining for a long time, so we went through a LOT of tests for anemia, thalassemia, celiac. Still waiting for some results b/c the numbers just aren't adding up. It's grueling, but it's better to know what's going on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:01 AM Flag
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Wow, thanks so much for all of your replies! In response to above comments about solid foods - It was the ped who told me a few months ago to give dd mostly breast milk, that's why she only gets 2x solid meals a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:08 AM Flag
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Some babies are just petite. SOMEONE has to fall in the bottom percentiles. It doesn't mean she is unhealthy. Please try not to worry. I have a dear friend who is petite and her children are on the small side, and she agonizes after each ped visit. I know she feeds them well, and they are healthy and bright and normal. They're just petite! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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our dd was tiny as well--she was completely off the bottom of the chart for weight, but 75th for height/length--from about 6 mos until she was about 3 1/2. ped never recommended testing because she was growing normally and obviously healthy and active. I'm petite and thin and dh is thin as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 12:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Caylee Anthony's grandfather has been arrested 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:16 AM Flag
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arrested? or taken to the psych ward? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:17 AM Flag
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both [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:25 AM Flag
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There are some sick families out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:53 AM Flag
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What? Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:54 AM Flag
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he went missing last night. when he was found in a florida hotel, he was taken into custody for psych eval [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:57 AM Flag
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mmmmmm do you think he has something to do with Caylee's death? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:59 AM Flag
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NO! I think he is likely out of his mind with grief and rage at his daughter, and probably blaming himself and considering ending his life. Don't start little conspiracy theories. His daughter killed his beloved granddaughter and he's starting to realize that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:04 AM Flag
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RELAX! are you related, because you seem like you know for sure what happened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:06 AM Flag
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lol you have to chill!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:07 AM Flag
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LOL? You guys have a whacked out sense of humor. I am not related, live in NYC and have followed the story, unfortunately, along with the rest of the country. I almost feel ill every time I see the photo of that little girl in her "mommy's" arms, and have often wondered how the parents were going to be able to cope once they moved out of their intense denial, and once they found the granddaughter's body, which they did. With duct tape over her mouth and a heart sticker on it. So forgive me for being a little upset about it, or reacting in a way that forced you to say "chill". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:12 AM Flag
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I think your scenario is probably accurate. they would hospitalize him for his own protection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:19 AM Flag
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Totally agree. Nothing humorous about a murdered child. And the flip, gossipy "hmmmm"s are weird to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:20 AM Flag
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sounds to me like casey is on this site [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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You mean the "lol"ers and "chill" posters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:22 AM Flag
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well thats not arrested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:59 AM Flag
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who is caylee anthony? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:18 AM Flag
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Little girl found murdered in Florida. They believe strongly her mother did it. Lot's of circumstantial and likely physical evidence to back it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:22 AM Flag
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She was not quite three. Adorable, heart breakingly so. Lived with her mother and grandparents who adored and probably cared for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:23 AM Flag
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he wasnt arrested you idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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is the name calling really necessary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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actually yes, she's spreading false rumors about an already horribly distraught family..discraceful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:34 AM Flag
[ - ] HELP! I need 30 WOODEN tambourines today for a children's birthday party. Does anyone know of a place in NYC (downtown preferably) I can get them now? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:15 AM Flag
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chinatown, maybe pearl river market, call them first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:25 AM Flag
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A friend gave my dd a tambourine from Pier One for Christmas, but I'm not sure when she bought it and if it's still in stock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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pearl river might. def call they might not have 30. the music section is downstairs in the corner near the elevator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I find it interesting that everyone on UB wants to trash people in finance or anyone who makes over 200k. Who do you think pays all the taxes that make our city so wonderful. And by being happy about them losing jobs is ignorant. Without the wall street wealth...our city is in a major economic crisis...and how do you think that will trickle down to the public school. Stop being haters... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:05 AM Flag
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Time for Wall Street to taste the medicine. layoff, dwindling IRA, house worth 200K less than we paid for it less than a yr ago, possible forclosure if dh doesn't find a job. You are just mad because it is finally affecting you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:19 AM Flag
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op: no, just mad because there are so many jealous haters. I feel horrible for all the people being affected by this horrible situation. no one should ever wish this on anyone...bad karma [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:24 AM Flag
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I make over well over 200K, but don't make it on the backs of anyone else, like Wall Street seems to have done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:30 AM Flag
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get over yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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what do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:58 AM Flag
[ - ] a friend from out of town is coming to stay with me this weekend w a 3 1/2 year old girl. any ideas for places to take them over the weekend that would be fun for a 3 year old? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.23.09, 07:01 AM Flag
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in the city? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:35 AM Flag
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yes, in manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:06 AM Flag
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butterfly exhibit at the natural history museum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:40 AM Flag
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Rockefeller Center even if you don't skate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:40 AM Flag
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If Brooklyn, the children's museum there is brand new and phenomenal. You may want to stroll around Battery Park's gorgeous parks and the Irish Potato Famine Memorial there, then head to the South Street Seaport, take a boat ride... have fun. Stop at Stone Street Alley for a beer and a snack... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:41 AM Flag
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central park zoo if warm enough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:12 AM Flag
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It'll be in the 20s this weekend. Where are you? ITA w/brklyn children's museum. Also the family center at Wave Hill for the family art project(every wkend/ There's a great cafe, Greenhouse and view. Also check www.gocitykids.com.both days 'til 4:30) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:23 AM Flag
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*sorry. family art project is 'til 4:30. My keyboard is insane today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:24 AM Flag
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am in manhattan and would like to find something within manhattan. she'll be driving in from connecticit saturday morning so once she's here dont want to have to spend a long time travelling. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Does St. Ann's ever give anything but glowing feedback? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.23.09, 06:56 AM Flag
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From what I know, every kid is "a perfect candidate" and "gifted." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:13 AM Flag
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Yes, it was pretty clear last year that although 99 ERB/SB DD did well on test, they didn't like how she approached it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:51 AM Flag
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she didn't take the obligatory bong hit before starting to write? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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LOL...my daughter comes off as being a very straight laced color-in-the-lines sort of kid...she isn't really like that deep down, but i think they saw that and didn't like it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 04:20 PM Flag
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Someone at our ps said her dd had no shot based on the feedback she got, so I assume the answer to your question is yes. I didn't drill the mom to find out what it was though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 09:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Teacher moms: I am interested in doing one of these mid-career become a teacher programs, but I don't know which are better. I have heard the DOE's program sets you up for burn out as there is little support in curriculum dev't, etc. Any good programs out there? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.23.09, 06:51 AM Flag
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they will send you to the most dangerous schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:12 AM Flag
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ita - a friend of was a teaching fellow and dropped out because the school was so rough. do it through a local university that can help place you when you do your observations and student teaching - most schools end up hiring from that experience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:37 AM Flag
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They are also cutting back on the programs. Not enough retirements, not enough openings. The DOE couldn't place all the teaching fellows this fall, next will be worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:30 AM Flag
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i changed to teaching after working in the government for a few years. i ended up going to nyu steinhardt program - they have a fast track program - it gets you the MA and certified in one year (it includes the summer). very helpful. and great program students are usually placed in the good schools and emails are always going around for openings at schools- i would email roberto martinez and nyu's teaching learning program - i believe it is - roberto.martinez@nyu.edu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:35 AM Flag
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op: many thanks! I have a MA in history but I still have to get a MA in education & the certification, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:42 AM Flag
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i was also history - you'll probably get to apply a lot of those classes and so you may just have to take education classes, and maybe just a few history seminars. since you're history i would suggest contacting the Social Studies Education dept at Steinhardt - Diana Turk or Robbie Cohen. I unfortunately don't remember their emails by memory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:47 AM Flag
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op here -- are you still there? I don't think I can afford NYU... I live in Brooklyn. How is Brooklyn College respected? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:40 AM Flag
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a woman who also was teaching at the same school finished her masters at brooklyn college - the CUNY schools can all be quite good - you're ahead of the game though already having a masters in history - that will be really helpful, and so finishing the MA in education won't take as long. also an other resource is looking at the New York State Dept of Education - they will have info on the the things you will have to do for certification - tests, fingerprinting, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:50 AM Flag
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oh, and remember there is also financial aid. i took two classes a semester and finished in 1.5 years - just applied for the amount of classes and little over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 12:02 PM Flag
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It depends what type of teaching you want to do - do you want to teach in a low income school (people here seem to assume that is crazy - which is why we have such an achievement gap!)? Do you want to teach in private/public? Some charter schools are great places to work in the sense that you can really accomplish wonderful things with populations that have been failed again and again but they are pressure cookers - investment banking hours, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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i've signed up for this, because I assume I will be sacked from my wall street job soon anyway. I always wanted to teach, and this seems like the perfect time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 11:45 AM Flag
[ - ] When do you (realistically) think the economy will pick up again? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:46 AM Flag
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about this time next year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:48 AM Flag
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I don't think it will pick up that quickly. And certainly not to the boom-time investment banking levels we had before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:50 AM Flag
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should have said begin to pick up...I think things will be stagnate and possibly get worse over the next year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:59 AM Flag
[ - ] 4 yo DC has had an awful case of chapped lips for weeks now. No amount of acquaphor takes care of it. What should I do? They look raw and painful. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 06:44 AM Flag
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khiels lip balm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:11 AM Flag
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^kiehls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:11 AM Flag
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rosebud salve [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 07:32 AM Flag
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Ds has this because he still sucks the paci at night. We use Eucerin around his lips but he wipes it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.23.09, 08:20 AM Flag
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