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[ - ] What did you really need in baby's first 3-4 months? Not the crap you thought you had to have, but really needed? Small one bedroom apt here, baby in our bedroom - what should I buy? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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Diapers/wipes/breast pump/nursing bras/some onesies, sun hat, some type of soap/shampoo for baby, couple burp cloths, diaper cream, a place for them to sleep and pack if you choose. Warm clothes if winter. That's pretty much it. I lived my bouncy seat - I didn't even buy bottles - they came in kit from hospital [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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Paci not pack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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Oh, forgot sling or baby bjorn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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no crib? what about stroller? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:38 PM Flag
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cloth for swaddling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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Snap N G with car seat, sling, swing (swing was critical for us). A real stroller can come later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Also, just go straight to crib. No bassinet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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And swaddler blankets, paci. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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Stroller with bassinet. You can use the bassinet instead of a crib for a few months. You will then need a crib. Swing is a life saver! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else have CIO ruin nap time? Db is 10mo and terrified of his crib now. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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It doesn't matter really, sleep patterns change no matter what you do - naps are dropped. School starts, they turn into teens... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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While I generally agree with you, this was overnight and I can't possibly have a 10 mo who doesn't nap...say it ain't so! (I also have twins) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Stokke changing table worth the money? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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I loved my stokke tripptrapp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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how long do you think you will use it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:15 PM Flag
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no idea - first baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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don't waste your money, changing pad on top of the dresser [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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I don't personally think any changing table is worth the money or the space. Dbs can be changed on the bed, on the couch, on the floor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:21 PM Flag
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We just use a dresser with a pad on top. Never understood a dedicated piece of furniture for only 2 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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Do you read here? More like 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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Ha! Well our kids trained at 2. I suppose every kid is different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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this and you really don't use a changing table after they start moving around... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone else have a DH who overrules you on certain things citing that he will both pay for it and deal with it? I guess I just have to let it go, but it is so annoying sometimes. Dd is at college 5 hours away and had a dentist appt (cosmetic) scheduled in sept. She wanted me to drive 10 hours to pick her up and bring her back so she can do the appt., though I know it's because she wants to come home and see her boyfriend already. I said no. Her dad just overruled me and is putting her on a private plane to fly home since I refused to drive. I feel like it is such a waste of money, but he pays ... She is over 18, and I have to suck it up. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:54 AM Flag
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So sorry to hear about the private plane . . . but yes, this is obnoxious and is setting up your daughter for a life of entitlement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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I agree with you! We used to have all these speeches about how when she went to college she would be on a new master plan and things would not fall off trees for her. But I think DH feels guilty that he basically checked out of all the child raising and now that he can just one-click a money transfer or set up a car or a plane (that's his world) he is now the winner of the parent contest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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Of course,methuen the logical part kicks in and I tell myself I have to chill out. She is at a good college and I am not extending any of my effort anymore, I guess it's time to land that chopper. If I would be able to say, "if you feel so strongly about it, you do it" and he does it, I guess I need to let that happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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what a lame, fake VBA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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What do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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He's creating a problem. And why would you make a "cosmetic" dentist appointment when she's gone? Wait till Xmas break or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:51 AM Flag
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It's an implant thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Breast implants ?!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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No, a tooth .. She had a small accident early in summer and knocked out a tooth. My point is that she could go to any local dr. to do the follow up. She made the appointment herself presuming she could just use the excuse to come home for the weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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From 5 hours away?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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She thought I would just be happy to pick her up. Yep. She told me this last week and I said no, she'd have to find a local place now. She went behind my back and DH texted me this morning, "I will handle Dd's follow up with (dr's name)." he sure as hell won't drive to get her so he is doing the plane. He charters them fairly regularly, there is a small airport near us and one at the college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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I went to school 8 hours away and wasn't rich but still went to dentist at home bc I was more comfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:21 PM Flag
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You can go over vacation. Colleges have tons and tons of vacation. I wouldn't have picked you up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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If you can afford a private plane, why doesn't she have her own car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:06 PM Flag
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Freshmen can't have cars, otherwise I would insist, trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:07 PM Flag
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It's annoying that he overruled you, but if I were you, I'd be talking to him about how his behavior affects dd (not how it pisses you off.) He's delaying her ability to learn to function as an adult. He's preventing her from learning basic and necessary life skills. He need to help her learn to be an adult, not use his money to insure she remains a child. Don't make it about you, make it about her and about how both of you want her to be a successful independent adult -- one who can make a dentist appointment without a chaperone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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^^fwiw, I'm the mom of a college ds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:49 PM Flag
[ - ] STAY OR GO? We live in our dream condo. Gorgeous, modern, full amenities. We saved forever to make it happen. 3 beds, 2 baths. Good storage. 1600+ square feet. Walk to school and work. We have two kids (4 and 6 yo girls/share a room). We are pregnant with ..... twins. This was a planned pregnancy - thought we could go a few years with three kids in this place. 4 kids? Third bedroom is fine for sharing, but 6 people in 1600 sq. feet?! 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:47 AM Flag
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What are your alternatives? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:37 AM Flag
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Move outside of the City. We don't want the commute time though. We both work lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Can you afford a bigger place? Otherwise, you will make do with what you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:53 AM Flag
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Babies won't need their own bathroom for awhile. Do you have a basement playroom? It's the baby paraphernalia that will overwhelm you- swing, high hair, changing tables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:55 AM Flag
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Kids never NEED their own bathroom. 4 kids can share one. Especially since when the twins are teenagers the oldest would move. Make it work if you need to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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They don't even need a changing table. The rest of the stuff...yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:52 AM Flag
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They don't need swings either but in any case most of this stuff is needed for short period of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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OP here: I do actually think swings are key. They saved us, and with twins.... We'll need the equivalent of extra arms. Yet it is just for a few months. We'll be zombies anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Unless they move. Presumably they're not under house arrest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:51 AM Flag
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We *could* afford it but are conservative in terms of spending. We bank almost one salary and vowed to never be house poor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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I couldn't do it The babies can share a room for a while so you have some time to plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:41 AM Flag
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1600 sq feet really isn't bad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:54 AM Flag
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Agreed. One the swing/bouncy seat, etc is gone it will be better. Bunk beds in each room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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Only one of you is pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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OP here: screw that. He is in this WITH me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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I don't think I could be married to a man who tolerated being called "pregnant". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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Thanks for the deep thoughts. Maybe I should leave him? Let me know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Downsize- put up one of the twins for adoption. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:51 AM Flag
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OP Here: Great idea. Want one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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We live in a 1400sq ft apartment with 3 kids. Our 3rd bedroom is 7x9 for the oldest and 2 younger kids share a larger (12x14) bedroom. We had some space issues when #3 was born because of all the baby stuff like double stroller etc but now that he is 2yo we are very comfortable. I don't think 1600sq ft is a problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Thanks. We do have great, organized closets so that helps. We love location and our school so maybe the squeeze is worth it. And it is not forever; we can reassess. I'm just trying to avoid pregnancy hormones pushing me into panic mode and moving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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boys in one bedroom, girls in the other, bunk beds all around. I am one of 6 children that grew up in a smaller home in the burbs. You can do it. Congratulations on the twins! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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Thanks. OP here - I shared rooms too, and we never thought twice. It was cramped but we had a yard. Here we don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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You will be fine. Do not give up your dream home unless it becomes a nightmare. Trust me. I have regrets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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Moved far out and hate it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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At first, twins share, and the older girls share. Problem is what if twins are one boy, one girl. Then, do you have a dining room you can cut off and use for one kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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We have an open space, so no dining room to use. I am OK with boy/girl sharing until like age 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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OP Again: also looking for doctor recs for vasectomy please. DH is terrified of getting one, but I think it is time when they start coming in twos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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OP Again: also looking for doctor recs for vasectomy please. DH is terrified of getting one, but I think it is time when they start coming in twos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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I think it wouldn't be that bad. I have twins plus one in a 3 bed. The twins want to share and wouldn't have it any other way. And there's plenty of room in the single babies room for another baby. You also have an advantage having 2 bathrooms which is the only issue I have now that my kids have started school and pretty much everyone needs the bathroom at the same time. I found once the kids aged out of some of the baby clutter (strollers, car seats, changing table, rockers etc and we got bunks for the twins it felt like we had a lot more room. But it may be a little tight for a year or two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I forgot my laptop, again. Fuck me. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:36 AM Flag
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Move everything to online storage and stop carrying devices around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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I do that every now and then. I feel for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Too early, but you have to start sometime...inspire me to look nice today. I have been wearing jeans/t-shirts/sneakers to work for the past week. It's a casual office, nobody cares, but I might feel better if I put on a skirt and did NOT wear a ponytail. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:13 AM Flag
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Shave your legs and pick an easy dress. Flats work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:25 AM Flag
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This dresses are my summer savior. They always coordinate nicely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:35 AM Flag
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OP: TY. Will do this. I need a boost today :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:39 AM Flag
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Dresses make me feel thin and pretty. I'm older and chubby. Behold, the power of the dress! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:42 AM Flag
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+1!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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Curl your eyelashes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:49 AM Flag
[ - ] 3 nights of insomnia (NO SLEEP). I am about ready to check myself into the hospital. I am hallucinating. Please help. Have a full day of work and feel like I can't do it. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 10:59 AM Flag
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Call in sick and go to the doctor. Get some meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 10:54 AM Flag
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should I take them during the day or tough it out until tonight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 10:58 AM Flag
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Nap during the day without meds. Get on a correct schedule tonight. Take meds early so they are out of your system in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:00 AM Flag
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ty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:24 AM Flag
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New baby? Anxiety? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:05 AM Flag
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Ugh. Can you take today off, or at least do the important stuff from home, or at least in the office just in the morning, so you can take a nap? Maybe even try just Tylenol PM or equivalent tonight; it can be helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:26 AM Flag
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Tyler Durden? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:41 AM Flag
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Have you had insomnia before? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:50 AM Flag
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yes. ongoing issue. Can't take it anymore. years of this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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So sorry. It is like torture. Do you have a doctor to help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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You sound like a drama queen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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You sound fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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I had it for one year. Run, do not walk, to a doctor. You can be sleeping tonight. Get a script. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:59 AM Flag
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how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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Do not drink coffee or any caffeinated beverage. Go to doctor and get sleeping meds for tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:09 PM Flag
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Are you bi polar? Does it run in your family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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zinc and magnesium in the future. Get some unisom for tonight though. It works well and you don't need a prescription. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 12:27 PM Flag
[ - ] how much is reasonable for someone to take care of back yard (large, 1/2 acre property) so I don't have to do it? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 10:37 AM Flag
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we have a 2 acre property (with not a lot of plantings that need care-- so pretty low maint.) and it's around 12k a year to maintain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:27 AM Flag
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So @$1000/ month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:30 AM Flag
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Get a neighbor kid to mow it once a week for $50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 11:45 AM Flag
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General Topics 08.27.14, 10:18 AM Flag
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