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[ - ] Where did you move after Manhattan? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:40 AM Flag
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Scarsdale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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ditto (but Edgemont area) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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Forest Hills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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Carroll Gardens. Then Park Slope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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california [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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Mamaroneck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 06:20 AM Flag
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Fort Greene now Park Slope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 06:33 AM Flag
[ - ] been wanting to leave DH for a while. now i lost my job, can't seem to get a new one, so here i stay. ng. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.20.08, 08:39 AM Flag
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so you are staying for the income... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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and what would you do? move into a shelter with the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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No. I would not make my kids move into a shelter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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very sorry. I hope you find a job soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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no, that's why i need a job before i leave. duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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trying to be nice and this is what I get... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:13 AM Flag
[ - ] normally, i am 5'3" and about 140ish. i am pg with my 3rd (and last)child (all almost 10 pounds). my stomach has extra skin and is so stretched- i am considering a tummy tuck. can they do it with the csec? how so after? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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It's a myth that you can have a c-section and a tummy tuck at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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I'd go for the c-section ahd tubal ligation combo and then wait until you are done bf'ing and even beyond to reevaluate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Given that PS9 G&T and Anderson are in the same building and seem to have all 99’s and sibs as well as a cross-sib admission policy, what’s the point of two separate schools? They should either get rid of the G&T and expand Anderson or combine them back to one school. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.20.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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No, they shouldn't. Anderson is a K-8 with 500 kids. PS 9 is a K-5. (some would get to go to grades 6-8? Some wouldn't?) The two schools have different viewpoints on budgeting, teaching style, acceleration, enrichments, etc. etc. etc. We make good neighbors, but it's better this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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Also...the G&T at PS 9 is what brings PTA money into the school. To remove it from 9 at this point would devastate the Gen Ed financially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I don't think this is true any more, there would be a hit for sure but a lot of gen ed parents contribute substantially to the school these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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we'd better hope so considering that we will be down one G&T in the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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PS9 is a D3 zoned school with G&T program, while Anderson is a city-wide K-8 school. I don't see how you could possibly combine them at this point, they have grown so much apart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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you are ridiculous, and typical of the anderson parents trying to hard to emphasize an ID for anderson. I have dcs in both schools, and they could not be more similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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Your dc is not in gen ed is s/he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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the school is similar in many ways. they have common origins. anderson has only been on its own for a brief period relative to the entire history. its MS is new, as well. ps9 must take into account all of its students, gifted and otherwise, and so has special considerations having to do with a less homogeneous community. otherwise they are very very similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 01:36 PM Flag
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In other words, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 02:00 PM Flag
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very similar, yes. different considerations in terms of overall community, yes. sorry you have trouble with a complex answer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 02:11 PM Flag
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I was just making fun of you for answering a simple yes or no question with an overly complex response that didn't even answer the original question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 02:14 PM Flag
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^^^NP by the way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 02:14 PM Flag
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I think that the D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:25 AM Flag
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^^^I think that the DOE should find a new space for Anderson -- a stand alone school if possible -- so that Anderson could offer more seats and have a proper middle school. This would benefit ps9 as well because it could grow its G&T program, which is the most popular one in D3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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Given the overcrowding in many parts of the city, I can't imagine new space for Anderson is high on the priority list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:32 AM Flag
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ITA. Wouldn't THAT create an uproar!! Take a high-performing school that's already in a great neighborhood, full of MC and UMC families and give THAT school a new space, while kids in other nabes suffer with real overcrowding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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has anyone confirmed that there is a "cross-sib admissions policy?" Where is this posted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 11:49 AM Flag
[ - ] does anyone have a rec for someone in midtown who does amazing eyebrows? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.20.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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I love Paula at LA Sports. I think it's called Splash spa at NY Sports. 218-8635 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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is that the rock center location? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:39 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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good to know - I used to go to bree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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pluck or wax? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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wax [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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what's the cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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I used to see Snow at Dramatics on 57th b/t 7th & 8th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:40 AM Flag
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pluck or wax? cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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i love pinkys on 39th and 6th. threading hurts way less than plucking and waxing! they do a fantastic job and it's super cheap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 02:15 PM Flag
[ - ] If the DOE continues with the current process, whats the point of PS9 and Anderson being separate schools? PS9 should either 1) drop their G&T and expand Anderson 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:33 AM Flag
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^^^^SORRY MISPOST [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:40 AM Flag
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PS9 is a D3 zoned school. If they drop G&T they will take more kids from lottery instead like PS87 does. Given the overcrowding at PS199 and space issues starting at PS87, there is no way DOE would give up the spots for Anderson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:18 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? Boss invited us (me, DH and DB) to beach house for the weekend. We agreed. A week later, our best friends announce that they're having their kid's bday party that same weekend. Do you leave boss' house early to make friend's bday party or stay at boss'? Afraid boss will be annoyed if we say we have to leave Sat and also, i want to be at a beach house! is close friend's kid's bday party that important? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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just say you already have plans that weekend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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no, you had prior plans you just say sorry you can't make it you're really sad about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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but make a big deal of how sad you are and how much you love the kids and bring a gift a few days before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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i say this b/c if our best friends couldn't come to our dd's party i'd be really sad and i'd want to feel like they were sad too. mostly b/c they are who we like to party with, more than b/c of dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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wow. I think you really need to get a life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:36 AM Flag
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ita--you have plans, you have to miss the friend's party. i am sure they will understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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I wouldn't worry about it, it's just a party. The kid isn't likely to care anyway. Have a great time at the beach! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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No. you already had other plans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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your best friend will understand. your boss and his impression of you is more important. also, you already accepted his invitation... it would be rude to change them at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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yeah too rude to leave early. you can tell your friend this too. they'll get it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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You apologize to your friend and say you already have plans to be out of town. It is an unfortunate reality of summer b-days and they will understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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Boss trumps best friend, especially for kiddie party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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not that it helps, but we always left weekends of best friends' b-days free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:33 AM Flag
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she didn't know until after she scheduled... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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that's nice but some of us like to have a life outside of kiddie parties [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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well aren't you special! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:38 AM Flag
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I'm only talking about 2 bffs; it's not that big of a sacrifice. and they're always inviting to one another's parties. dd's an only, so to me it's no different than planning to be around for a sibling's b-day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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you think your dd's friends are siblings bc she's an only? oy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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that's not what I said asswad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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OP's situation is different, she was invited after she'd already accepted boss's invitation to visit. No way should she cancel. If her friend is truly a good friend, she'll understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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kid's actual bday is 2 weeks before the party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:39 AM Flag
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oh well, then you can't plan for that, can you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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I'd miss the birthday party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:36 AM Flag
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Now you are stuck with original plan, obviously. you must really like your boss. My boss is ok and so is DH's but no way I'd want to spend a weekend at either of their places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Tell us something about your marriage that would surprise your friends and family. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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I'm the submissive one, but my family probably thinks that I've got him by the balls... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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ditto here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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or: I'm so glad I'm not the only one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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i'm tough on the exterior but i feel like my DH calls all the shots financially because he's "better with money." whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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DH is the only guy that I've ever slept with (and we weren't that young when we met -- I as just slow!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:24 AM Flag
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we fight more than anyone would want to think, but it's ok, it works for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:30 AM Flag
[ - ] How many ounces of milk should a 12pound 7 week old baby take? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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I hope you mean formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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yes, but I pump too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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All babies are different. Some take 4 oz a feeding and some take 7 oz a feeding. If you are worried, you are supposed to count diapers. I think babies are supposed to have 6-8 wet and 2-3 poopies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:34 AM Flag
[ - ] Saw some post earlier - what is the going rate for nannies who work part-time - 2 full days (9-10hr) in nyc?? and did people give vacation..... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.20.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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I pay $17/hr for 20 hours/wk. 2 DCs. Any days I have as paid holiday/vacation, she has as paid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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13-15/ hr. If your nanny has a regular schedule, then you should pay her for the days she doesn't have to work b/c you're away. Other than that, no vacation time necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:21 AM Flag
[ - ] How many ounces of milk should a 7 week old,12 pounder take? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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There is a formula (I think it is 2 - 2.5 oz. per lb.) but look it up to be sure. How much is db eating? Are you worried it it too much or too little? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Saw some post earlier - what is the going rate for nannies who work part-time - 2 full days (9-10hr) in nyc?? and did people give vacation..... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.20.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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I have no clue what the going rate is but we pay $10/hr for one child and, yes, she gets vacation time (one week per year) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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I started at $12 (one kid) an hour and am now up to $17/hr (2 kids) 4 years later. I always treated it like a pro-rated fulltime job - I gave her 2 weeks prorated vacation of her choice (4 days) plus paid her for any days we were away or otherwise canceled. I gave paid sick days after 6 mos (but she never used them), no personal days. I also gave her paid days off when her days fell on certain national holidays. I strongly recommend that you write all of this up in a Welcome Letter so that she has something to refer to over the year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:27 AM Flag
[ - ] does anyone who moved to bkln from manhattan feel like there's a better sense of community / easier to make friends. i'm a new mom and feel really isolated. the women i've met are nice but we have little in common and people are sooo busy. need a change.... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.20.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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totally better in brooklyn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:33 AM Flag
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I think it's pretty easy in Brooklyn. I have lots of casual mom friendships at playgrounds, etc.--not best friends, but people I enjoy seeing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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I didn't find it easy. Even if my kids were playing with other kids on the playground, I didn't feel like the mom would chat. I only met people thru people I knew, and then later, school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:39 AM Flag
[ - ] talk me down...i'm being extremely morbid re: my weekend away with dh. leaving 21 mo with my parents and worried something will happen to us. don't have a will yet. ugh. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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you need to stop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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i should be getting my period today or tomorrow so i hope that's what this is all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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nothings going to happen to you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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this is not normal. you should get some help with this. do you have anxiety issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:17 AM Flag
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not usually actually. hoping it's just pms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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pms and worrying about dying seem like two different things...you will be ok, but make a will before the next trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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definitely could be. get some exercise if possible. clear the head. everyone will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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I have felt this way at times when I leave my dc. I think it is normal to a point. You are so bonded to and responsible for the little guys. It's just separation anxiety in the other direction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Did you let your Dh watch your delivery? anyone's dh turned off sex by what he saw? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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yes this tends to happen, he doesnt need to see an alien head coming out of there!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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just have him by your side i should say, but just not directly looking at it all ya know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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That was my plan...in the end he was (not willingly) being directed to hold my legf by the OB. It was awful - very bad sex life sence then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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he did both times and we haven't had any issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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Had c-section. DH was right there with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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ob usually says not to have sex for 6 weeks, he should get over it by then... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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Pushed and had then had to have c section. He saw everything, but through out my pregnancy we always had a sex problem, lack of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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I was there for all of it. It had no negative impact on my sexual feelings toward my wife. It had a huge positive imapct for my emotional feelings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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Yes -- I told him not to (beforehand), but then it was happening and he was headed that way and I didn't care. He wasn't grossed out (and has even said that it was "amazing"). He watched #2 as well (which probably was sort of disgusting -- she was early and everyone in the delivery room was sort of frantic) and didn't seem traumatized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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yes he watched the whole thing. i think he loved it and hasn't been turned off at all by it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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