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[ - ] NYT article on Klein trying to rile up middle class parents by cutting the "good" schools 5% or more - despicable! I hope parents won't fall for this. Klein is just trying to deflect anger on the state. These cuts are entirely political and while most parents I know are furious, they are furious at KLEIN. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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It is awful, what he is doing. And Bloomberg just stands by, mute. It is a total disgrace. I am so thoroughly disgusted with both of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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Oh, come on now. Are you telling me that those schools cannot work around such s small cut? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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plesae tell me you are being sarcastic - cut to Stuyvesant would be $1MM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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not at all. If $1 million is a 5% cut that means that school has an annual budget of $20 million. They cannot live with $15 million? Really? There are other schools that would love to get a fraction of that budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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My math is off. $19 million will be next year's budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:18 AM Flag
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NP: Stuy is huge, more than 3,200 students. at 19 million, that's less than $6,000 per student annually. That's a lot less than the per-student funding at most city schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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When they are underfunded and already relying on external donations from parents, yes, it can make a big difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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this post is stomach turning - where is your dc in school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:41 AM Flag
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Our school is going to have to cut two positions. The staff is like family (small school) and it is so sad :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Want to go to Hamptons for a day trip this weekend. Can you recommend any town? Just want to spend a relaxing day with DH by the water, maybe doing some shopping, have low key lunch. TIA 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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Go to Sag Harbor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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Day trip?? If you're going from the city, be prepared to spend most of the time in the car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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You could drive out to Patchogue, take the ferry to Watch Hill (easternmost end of FI) and have a great day - with less driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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are you kidding? the hamptons will be insanely crowded this weekend. you'd have a more relaxing weekend if you just stayed in town! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 09:13 AM Flag
[ - ] i've decided to send my 2yo to camp this summer. my nanny is essentially being fired b/c of this. and she keeps saying things like "you're really sending her?". i feel bad. even though i would've been home this summer anyway and not using the nanny much anyway. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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all-day day camp? it'll be great for your DD, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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half day. i think it's until 1pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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^^i think she'll really enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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what will you do in fall again? new nanny? don't feel bad- you gave adequate notice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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she's looking for a "real" job (she just graduated college) and i'm thinking of doing daycare for dc. i think dc is getting bored being home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
[ - ] He told me his wife is crazy and is on medication. Turns out I am on the same one, and I told him so. LOL. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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which one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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Lexapro. He went on and on on such a rant about how awful and crazy she is. I know he just wants to get me into bed but frankly I was disgusted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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it's such a turn on when a guy rants about his wife, isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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Right...LOL...he made some stink about not wanting to buy her jewelry - I told her my DH would not think twice about that. Guess I should hang on to DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:55 AM Flag
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Seriously though it's like - you're not happy with her, you can't be with her - why not get divorced? You can't honestly believe I would sleep with you while you are still married?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
[ - ] I saw post the other day about Dalton WL. They over accept kids, expecting 5-7 kids to leave and W/L doesn't usually move. Is this same for most of the private? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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Last year the Dalton WL did move. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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Looked like more than 7-10 families turned away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:07 AM Flag
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it moved 2 years ago too - I knew someone who got off the w/l the day before contracts were due [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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all schools overaccept expecting a certain percentage to decline. what happened this year with dalton is that more kids than expected accepted the offer so the k class is larger than expected. therefore, if someone drops out it is unlikely to go to the wl because they already have more than expected coming in sept. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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I think I may have been one of the posters who mentioned this. When I heard this, I assumed that they had about +7 based on slightly misjudging how many people would accept their offer. Personally, I would not be surprised if at least 1 or 2 parents who were accepted to Dalton (with or without FA) withdrew if they got their G&T first or second choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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friend who is still on w/l at 2 ss schools said she was told this is the case as well. 4-5 kids have to turndown before they get to w/l [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:24 AM Flag
[ - ] I am looking for a short childbirth prep class. DH and I have been reading many books on the topic and preparing a lot on our own, therefor a one-day or a private class with an RN would be ideal for us. Realbirth classes are not for us since they run for four sessions, as do Diana Sinkin's at 92nd street Y. I am planning on having an epidural, so a nurse would be the most helpful rather than a Doula. I've contacted Carolyn Migliore who was recommended on this site, as well as Mary Leonard. So far no replies. Any recommendations or ideas would be appreciated! Many thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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Doesn't RB have a condensed class, like one weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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Hi, thanks for replying! Yes RB has a condensed Sat/Sun option running for 6 hours each day. Even that is overkill for us. We already know the basics of labor and delivery, the terms, the things that can go wrong, the "interventions used", the questions to ask. For us, the basic classes offered would not be too useful. That's why I'd love to find an experienced RN who could sit down with us for an afternoon and answer the specific questions we have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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Have you tried asking your OB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 04:12 PM Flag
[ - ] My college roommate who lives in LA (I live in NYC) just had her first baby after many years of trying. Any cool online/shops to order a special gift for a girl? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.23.08, 07:49 AM Flag
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Olliebollen has really cute kids clothes and wraps them beautifully. My standard gift is a really cute outfit with Dr. Suess's happy Birthday to you book. You can get both online at Olliebollen.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:59 AM Flag
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google this little piggy-they have cute, cool, funky clothes for kids plus stores in la where she could return if need be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I have spent my entire week trying to fire my nanny but she keeps coming back to work and refuses to believe that I fired her. What can I do? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:48 AM Flag
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fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:49 AM Flag
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change the locks, don't answer door; [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:55 AM Flag
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have you actually said "you're fired or i'm letting you...?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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??? -- when she comes back, do you leave her with the kids or send her home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Is Bored DH trying to find a woman to sleep with when he comes on here? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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No, I don't think so. I think he just likes being the center of attention. He has consistently not engaged with the women who over-step the bounds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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I'm a new DH here, I have been posting fairly regularly since the format change, but I only call attention to the fact that I'm a man if it is relevant. and no, I'm definitely not looking for someone to sleep with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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or: There was another "bored DH, any questions" who did seem to feel a need to call attention to himself (i.e., starting a thread with "bored DH, any questions?") [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:57 AM Flag
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nr: oh sure I've seen him around. I do my best not to step on his toes, he has his thing, but I'm happy just hangin with the girls...in a totally heterosexual way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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lol you're funny... sane.. but funny nonetheless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:03 AM Flag
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I'm an old dh here. Been here for years. I post as you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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New York City 05.23.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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J [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:50 AM Flag
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ponder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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jane? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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huh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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I love you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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i'm hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
[ - ] I decided that I am going to take the train from my kids daycare and then bike it to work from the trainstation (live in LI). Never did anything like this before and need to get in shape..I figured I could lose weight and save on gas...Crazy idea or doable? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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how far is the distance? my one big issue would be getting to work all sweaty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:48 AM Flag
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I think 3 miles maybe. Not that far..No showers here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:56 AM Flag
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well, you'll save on gas; likely not notice weight loss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:57 AM Flag
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wow so how much will i have to bike to see a difference? I will be going 3 miles each way... still not enough? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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I don't think so... though it may hasten weight gain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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doable if there are showers at your office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:49 AM Flag
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how long a ride? won't you need a shower? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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I ride from Brooklyn to my UWS job every day. About 15 miles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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do you have to shower everytime you get there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:57 AM Flag
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I shower before I leave and then wipe down with babywipes when I get to my office, then a good antiperspirant. It has not been a problem. (I have a peer I trust who I have asked to let me know if it "is a problem.") [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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15 miles?? wow - you go! Have you always excercised or is it somethin you had to build up to? How many months of the year do you ride? Any good tips of where to get a good affordable bike? Sorry for all the questions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one that got a feeling that something is going to happen to McDreamy (I hate that name)? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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NO! I just watched it and was logging to see if anyone else thought the same thing. Like he'll die in a car accident or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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Yes!!!! Same here. Then I think.. NO way, they couldn't be that obvious. Maybe the cliff hanger they came up with is giving us that ominous sense of something happening and it won't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:50 AM Flag
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ditto and search works but you can't get to the specific post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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I TOTALLY did. Just too ominous. Whenever anyone says "Wait for me" like that, it's the equivalent of blood in the handkerchief in a movie set in the 1700's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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I know right! LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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damn good cliff hanger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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Was anything written about Patrick Dempsey leaving? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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here's my off the wall theory--he goes back to hosp to find Rose. She's with brain surgery paitent that lived, only now patient is dying and his license is in jeopardy, has to explain why he did 13 trials instead of 12. Either sell out Meredith, who lied about permission, or take the fall himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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whether or not this is what goes down, very creative and well thought out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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OMG... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there a way to "help" a guy mature? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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yes, leave him to fend for himself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there a way to "help 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
[ - ] I will be 42 in 3 weeks, been ttc #2 for 18 months. My period is 1 day late, I woke up at 4 AM with intense naseau last night, just went to the bathroom, had microscopic bit of blood mixe with mid-cyclish cm. I am too scared to be disappointe again. should I go get a test? wait another day? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.23.08, 07:44 AM Flag
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wait another three days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:45 AM Flag
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ooh, that's going to be tough but probably a good suggestion, tks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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btdt. either you are not pregnant and your period will come in another day or two. or you are pregnant and then you have an even longer wait. so just grit your teeth and wait to test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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wait a day if you can. Then test. I'm right there with you - turning 44, ttc for #2 since last year. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:48 AM Flag
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are you doing any ART? (I am not) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:49 AM Flag
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np: I;m turning 44 in Sept and TTC for #2 also. MC last yr - ttc since Jan and doing unmedicated iui next wk. Have we spoken? Good to hear I'm not alone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:51 AM Flag
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op: have not spoken before.do you think the naseau is a good sign? it jsut seems way too early? but, I have to say, it a=was prtty intense nasaea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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Yes, it is a good sign. I didn't have it, but know lots of people who experienced nausea before even knowing their period was late. Take the test! It sounds hopeful - esp the spotting part. I had that with 2 pgs. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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If your period due date has passed, I'd take the test now. Seriously, why wait? Get it over with quick. If it's neg, resolve to see an RE - are you in NYC? Is this dc #1? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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no, #2, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 AM Flag
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I guess you are right about testing, I certainly wouldn't get a false negative at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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Prob not. Test and come back and let us know. Is this pg #2? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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maybe see an RE? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:10 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone use 7th generation diapers for their dbs? is it just me or are the awful compared to pampers? my dh bought them. ug. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:43 AM Flag
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We only use Pampers at night but otherwise 7th Gen. I really like them, ESP that they are not scented! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:45 AM Flag
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I tried them but found they did not stand up to a serious poop. too bad b/c I prefer to be enviromental [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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At 6 mos at least they are more than adequate for us. Everyone I know uses them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:48 AM Flag
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OP: thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:50 AM Flag
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Love Seventh Gen diapers, and their wipes are great too. Really gentle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:52 AM Flag
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No no one uses them [ Reply | More ]
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