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Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP-I am SO happy for you!!!!! Your O sounds a lot like my E, hang on b/c the wild ride just keeps coming! His fierce little 2-year old self is more than keeping us on our toes. N is adorable and I am so, so, so very glad to hear that she is at home. Wishing you all good health, sleep, and a wonderfu...

by Bella_mezzo

April 18th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16271

Views: 410162
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

SB-Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy to read your news! best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy and for a wonderful time welcoming your son into the world! :appl: :appl: :appl: :appl: :appl: :appl: JG_I know, it seems PS in general, and FH&H are the quietest they have been ...

by Bella_mezzo

March 22nd, 2016, 7:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: Let's talk baby names

Hi 4ever, Here are a few others I was thinking of (the A-E can give you some interesting initials:-). You will find the right name, sometimes it just takes some time... Althea Louise (ALE) Althea Caroline (ACE) Althea Grace (AGE) Althea Aurore (AAE) Althea Celeste (ACE) Althea Lucienne (ALE) Althea ...

by Bella_mezzo

February 5th, 2016, 3:33 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Let's talk baby names

:-) MP, yes, I think I need to have 4 more kids to use my top names:-)

Most days we think one more would be lovely and then we'd be done, but...other days we think 2 more...and other days we are done with the two we have!

by Bella_mezzo

February 3rd, 2016, 7:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Let's talk baby names

I like Sawyer and think that it goes well with B and T's names.

by Bella_mezzo

February 3rd, 2016, 12:40 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Let's talk baby names

Althea Rose is still my favorite, followed by Althea Elizabeth, but I was thinking more about this on the subway tonight and here are some more:-) Althea True Althea Rune Althea Nicole Althea Suzanne Althea Madeleine Althea Wynne Althea Wren Althea Isabelle Althea June Althea Jane Althea Penelope (i...

by Bella_mezzo

February 1st, 2016, 11:06 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Let's talk baby names

oooh! I'll play...of the one's you listed, I like Althea Claire the best.

Also,

Althea Elizabeth

Althea Rose

Althea Aurelia

Althea Skye

Althea Rue

Althea Adaline

by Bella_mezzo

January 30th, 2016, 10:18 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Let's talk baby names

You've got great choices here! Griffin, Sullivan, and Christian are my favorite with your other boys' names, but these are all fab IMHO. B@rrett Tuck3r Calvin B@rrett Tuck3r Hudson B@rrett Tuck3r Kenton B@rrett Tuck3r Christian B@rrett Tuck3r Griffen B@rrett Tuck3r Graham B@rrett Tuck3r Sullivan B@r...

by Bella_mezzo

January 22nd, 2016, 6:19 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 353

Views: 10953
Re: Food Allergies

B is allergic to eggs. We learned the hard way in Ethiopia when he ate scrambled eggs and his eyes swelled shut and he got huge hives all over his body. It actually doesn't show up on a blood test for him, but is very clearly an allergy as we have eliminated and reintroduced multiple times (with les...

by Bella_mezzo

January 18th, 2016, 7:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Food Allergies

Replies: 7

Views: 591
Re: Booster Seat?

B is 7 and tall and is still in his Sunshine Radian as a car seat. We also have a bubblebum booster (it's an inflatable booster they sit on and then use the seatbelt to buckle them in) for quick car pools in other people's cars or when traveling. He loves it and it is super easy but when we are home...

by Bella_mezzo

January 12th, 2016, 6:25 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Booster Seat?

Replies: 15

Views: 696
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

My tests were "almost" positive on CD 16 and 17 but didn't quite look positive (and I realized after the fact expired in 2014...so not sure how accurate they were). They got lighter after that, so I stopped testing around CD19 and figured that I had just missed the surge or the tests were ...

by Bella_mezzo

January 6th, 2016, 4:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Still no AF, and tests are all negative...was not expecting this my first month on Clomid. Did I somehow not ovulate? Not exactly sure when to call my Dr or what to ask for in terms of testing.

by Bella_mezzo

January 6th, 2016, 10:41 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

KS-I am so happy to hear of your daughter's arrival. :appl: :appl: :appl: Congratulations!!!!

I am sorry that your journey to her was so long and hard and know that Uma will always have a special place in your family as well.

Your push present is lovely:-)

by Bella_mezzo

January 4th, 2016, 10:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

Replies: 76

Views: 2890
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

I was one of the OPs for this thread (Steal started it when we didn't really fit in the regular TTC thread anymore) so my initial backstory is pretty far back:-) and then getting pregnant didn't happen for several years. I am 15 DPO and my period is officially late and I am still "Not pregnant&...

by Bella_mezzo

January 1st, 2016, 6:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP-Your little ones are so adorable! I am so happy to hear that N is home and doing well. Hope that 2016 brings lots of growth and healing for her, and much rest, good health, and joy for all of you!

by Bella_mezzo

December 30th, 2015, 12:04 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16271

Views: 410162
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Lady Ciel, Welcome back to the BD every day plan:-) Glad that you are recovered from the surgery and hope that you graduate from this thread soon! Chatbadit-It can be discouraging (I am right there with you at the moment:-) but one of the things I love about this thread are the amazing and inspiring...

by Bella_mezzo

December 30th, 2015, 11:18 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

I am still lurking here...nothing really to report. I am wrapping up my first Clomid cycle this time around. It has been pretty miserable as I seem to get all the side effects--eye pain, headaches, hot flashes, cramping, VERY emotional...I was hopeful that maybe it meant it would work, but I think I...

by Bella_mezzo

December 29th, 2015, 9:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: What color metal for amethyst ring?

As an LSU alum who is married to a Louisiana native (and rabid LSU fan/alum) I would never have thought it looked like mardi gras colors or LSU colors:-)

I love it with all the yellow golds, my favorite is the one with the hammered finish.

by Bella_mezzo

December 24th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What color metal for amethyst ring?

Replies: 10

Views: 280
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

JG-So happy that things are going well! I started working from home when E was 6 weeks and did not have childcare. I nursed on conference calls and wore him constantly while working. The mute button was my best friend, but overall it worked quite well. MP-So happy to hear an update for you, but sorr...

by Bella_mezzo

December 22nd, 2015, 10:23 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16271

Views: 410162
Re: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom set

DK-that is going to be gorgeous and HUGE!

So talk to me about these white topaz traps...it is possible to get, say, step cut white spinel traps and bullets? and would that be more cost effective than diamonds?

If so, how do you do that? through a cutter, through the setter?

by Bella_mezzo

December 22nd, 2015, 7:12 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608
Re: PriceScope 2015 $5,000 Holiday Giveaway

I love this thread! What amazing stories and incredible people we have in the PS community! Thank you so much to the mods for this generous and inspiring giveaway. My collection is very modest by PS standards but each piece has meaning to me and illustrates the deep sense of community I have experie...

by Bella_mezzo

December 22nd, 2015, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: PriceScope 2015 $5,000 Holiday Giveaway

Replies: 199

Views: 7851
Re: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom set

Thanks Woofmama-your lovely JW sapphire was one of the rings that started me on this path:-) Niel-You totally get my taste, I have almost all of those rings pinned:-) Acinom, Chrono, and Rockin Ruby, you all have such incredible collections. Delighted to have your input on this project (Chrono I am ...

by Bella_mezzo

December 22nd, 2015, 8:59 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608

by Bella_mezzo

December 21st, 2015, 5:36 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608
Re: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom set

It's here!!!!!! and lovely:-) I have only seen it inside and my office is like a closet with no windows, but in this lighting the pics are very accurate, maybe a little pinker than the photos. Really lovely, the steps are clearly visible, not a hint of brown or gray. I will take pics in the morning ...

by Bella_mezzo

December 21st, 2015, 3:16 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608
Re: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom set

:-) Niel, so glad that you saw this as you were my biggest help in my other thread:-)

Impatiently hoping that it arrives tomorrow.

by Bella_mezzo

December 20th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608
Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

I was going to wait until it got here, but it seems to be stuck in transit and I am impatient:-) it was supposed to arrive Thursday but hopefully will be at my office tomorrow... This project started as a possible sapphire ering reset and/or upgrade, until I learned that my DH is super attached to m...

by Bella_mezzo

December 20th, 2015, 7:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bella's new project: Purple Asscher Spinel in custom setting

Replies: 17

Views: 608
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Wow AMC--congrats!!! and what a surprise!!! How are you doing?

by Bella_mezzo

December 18th, 2015, 9:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24453

Views: 670842
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Congrats Bobbin!

Thanks for the welcome Kama. I hope that your stay here is short as well!

Evergreen, "hi"!

RT-I am sorry on all fronts, those are difficult circumstances.

by Bella_mezzo

December 16th, 2015, 6:52 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24453

Views: 670842
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

PT-Very sorry to hear that you are still walking a difficult road and that you had a loss, but very happy to hear from you. Huge hugs and best wishes.

by Bella_mezzo

December 2nd, 2015, 6:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4370

Views: 127104
Re: A bit of a sad Holiday

Hi there MrsWhitney-I was thinking of you and just wanted to stop by and say Happy Thanksgiving!

by Bella_mezzo

November 26th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: A bit of a sad Holiday

Replies: 19

Views: 1939