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Re:

I always feel bad jumping into the JBP thread when I really have no business being here, but I love following all of your stories/lives, so I apologize for my stalking. Urseberry, I agree with everybody that gender disappointment is real...I know I felt guilty for caring when so many of my friends w...

by NewEnglandLady

January 25th, 2016, 12:45 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167779
Re: Dog saves stranded sea turtle on New England beach

This is what I love so much about newfs; they are truly gentle giants.

by NewEnglandLady

January 19th, 2016, 12:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dog saves stranded sea turtle on New England beach

Replies: 12

Views: 273
Re: Furparents: Hot Spots?

One thing that is often a culprit that vets sometimes miss is the diet. Any chance he might be allergic to grain? Or a specific protein sorce? Does he ever get ear infections? Our first dog was allergic to poultry and that was made evident via some hotspots and ear infections. Once we identified the...

by NewEnglandLady

January 19th, 2016, 12:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Furparents: Hot Spots?

Replies: 34

Views: 433
Re:

amc, just wanted to pop in to tell you congrats on seeing a heartbeat, I know that must have been a huge relief for you! Thinking of you lots!

by NewEnglandLady

January 6th, 2016, 8:44 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167779
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP, I just had to tell you how absolutely adorable N and O are!!! I looooove those pictures! N is so stoic while O rolls around like a...well, like a 6-month-old! Sounds like N did well staying healthy through the holidays, which is great. I can't believe they're 6 months old--you've been through so...

by NewEnglandLady

January 6th, 2016, 8:41 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16230

Views: 406488
Re: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

Thanks for coming back and sharing your happy update. It's so uplifting to read stories like these. I could not be happier or more excited for you. Stunning push present as well!

by NewEnglandLady

January 5th, 2016, 8:07 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

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

Replies: 74

Views: 2177
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Huff, I think my first would have been just as smitten if we'd had a boy. Any baby would have been fine by her! I just wrote a really long post about my mental transition from one to two (and how I can't seem to make the mental shift to number three), but it was very me-centric. So to sum it up, I f...

by NewEnglandLady

December 29th, 2015, 11:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24394

Views: 666770
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I was really excited to TRY for #2, but as my due date crept closer, I started worrying about how we were going to still devote as much time to our first, how she would feel about the upcoming changes, etc. Once our second was born, the worry went out the window (my first--who turned 2 a week after ...

by NewEnglandLady

December 28th, 2015, 1:58 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24394

Views: 666770
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Maria, here are a few smartphone monitoring software programs: eblaster, mobile spy, and flexispy. There are dozens of programs out there, but these are supposed to be a few of the best ones. They monitor all texting, calls and have GPS, which you can access remotely from your own phone or computer....

by NewEnglandLady

December 28th, 2015, 10:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Just wanted to tell you I've been thinking about you and wishing you the very best.

by NewEnglandLady

December 24th, 2015, 5:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Molly, sorry if I was unclear--what leads up to an affair varies, but generally how cheaters behave once exposed is the same. It's so similar it's called "the script". What leads to affairs has little to do with how to recover them. I have literally seen it thousands of times, but the patt...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 5:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

D_, if the OP wants to work on the marriage, then she'll need to figure out what she needs to do to make her husband happy/meet his needs/ affair-proof their marriage WITH him in the recovery process. But none of that can happen until the affair is dead. Trying to attempt recovery with a cheating sp...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 4:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Calliecake , my friend and her husband have been in a recovered (and happy) marriage for 8 years. Their kids knew at the time--they were told when everybody else was--hiding affairs from children is a truly bad idea. It's confusing for them and only teaches them that lying is okay (not to mention i...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 3:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Laila, I haven't heard of TAM, but just looked it up. It seems similar to the forum my friend (who's husband had the affair) used, which is marriagebuilders. All based on principles from Dr. Harley's book Surviving an Affair. I became involved when I agreed to be her intermediary and wanted to bette...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 3:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

First, I wouldn't ask. NO CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IT! If he's hiding something, then you asking about it will only make him more adept at covering his tracks. If you think something is going on, go dark. On the surface, you are sugar and spice and everything nice. But your job is to gather any informat...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 2:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. If your spouse won't let you view his phone, I'd say there is something going on he wants to protect. But I think the strategy for what to do next is really critical. First, I wouldn't ask. NO CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IT! If he's hiding something, then you as...

by NewEnglandLady

December 23rd, 2015, 1:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Discussion - Checking your spouses phone

Replies: 85

Views: 1724
Re:

good to know about the beta number, when is the next blood draw? I completely feel you on the logistics since that is a big consideration. Do B and T both have their own room right now? I mean, sharing is always an option (as my husband likes to remind me). Also, in terms of the vehicles, at least y...

by NewEnglandLady

December 22nd, 2015, 2:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167779
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

JGator, good to hear the news about the bottle and paci. I know it's tough, but I bet she forgets about it quickly. K did really well (paci fairy also came when she was 3) and I also wished I'd done it sooner. What's interesting, though, is that soon after the paci was gone, she started biting her n...

by NewEnglandLady

December 22nd, 2015, 12:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6375

Views: 159912
Re:

I can understand the thyroid issue being stressful, especially since you recently found out. My sister had Hashimoto's while pregnant and also took a very low dose of synthroid with no issues. Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for you that it's easily managed. And I can understand the frustratio...

by NewEnglandLady

December 22nd, 2015, 8:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167779
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Just posted my congrats in the JBP thread, but wanted to say congrats again! And I'm so interested in following your journey having a third since I'm all set with 2 and my husband "hopes for an oops" every month. So I would be in your shoes (freaking out) and my husband would be jumping fo...

by NewEnglandLady

December 21st, 2015, 10:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24394

Views: 666770
Re:

Oh my gosh, AMC!! CONGRATS!!!!! Sending tons and tons of sticky dust to you!

by NewEnglandLady

December 21st, 2015, 10:46 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167779
Re: Griffin is Having a Hard Time!

Deb, not sure if you have ever used the forums on newf.net, but I've read them (and occasionally posted) over the years. We didn't neuter either of our newfs until over the age of 2. We had planned to keep them in-tact indefinitely (for the health benefits, plus we were showing Bo), but both of our...

by NewEnglandLady

December 21st, 2015, 10:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Griffin is Having a Hard Time!

Replies: 54

Views: 1133
Re: Griffin is Having a Hard Time!

Deb, not sure if you have ever used the forums on newf.net, but I've read them (and occasionally posted) over the years. We didn't neuter either of our newfs until over the age of 2. We had planned to keep them in-tact indefinitely (for the health benefits, plus we were showing Bo), but both of our ...

by NewEnglandLady

December 18th, 2015, 2:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Griffin is Having a Hard Time!

Replies: 54

Views: 1133
Re: Seeking advice on fertility & more kids

I have no advice as to the "when" question since that is such a personal decision. But I do have advice for keeping the "romance" alive even with an infant/small child. I'm a firm believer that romance stays in a relationship when you carve out time together every day and focus o...

by NewEnglandLady

December 11th, 2015, 2:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Seeking advice on fertility & more kids

Replies: 33

Views: 643
Re: Tips for Flying with a Crawling/Walking Baby

We traveled with both of our kids during the crawling walking stage (in both cases, they were 10-ish months). For us: 1. We have never had luck with the car seat on the plane. When my kids were 10 months, they were out of the infant seat and in a convertible car seat, which are more cumbersome. We e...

by NewEnglandLady

December 4th, 2015, 11:17 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tips for Flying with a Crawling/Walking Baby

Replies: 3

Views: 745
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

amc, just popping in because I was in a similar situation about 3 months ago. There was some "user error" in our birth control method and it happened right as I was ovulating. Anyway, do you have any OPKs lying around? Not sure if you would have missed the surge since you think you might b...

by NewEnglandLady

November 16th, 2015, 3:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24394

Views: 666770
Re: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Well sounds like the midnight wakeups are no fun, BUT once E gets in bed and stays there, you will be all done with sleep transitions for awhile (until E drops his nap, I guess). Sounds like they both really like the new arrangement, so that's good! K asked if I could move C's crib out of her room. ...

by NewEnglandLady

November 10th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Replies: 17

Views: 855
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Anyone have contact with LC? She seems to have disappeared. I hope she is doing okay and finally got good news after having a couple losses. I was just reading over some old threads and realized I hadn't seen her on here in a while. Hope all is okay. I was hoping LC would see this and reply, but no...

by NewEnglandLady

November 9th, 2015, 10:27 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4328

Views: 124343
Re: Dave Ramsey question

Zoe, pay off the debt and then keep that gazelle-like intensity toward saving once the debt is gone. Remember that cars are depreciating assets and you only need something to get you from point A to B. You don't have to get anything nice. Pay cash for a Corolla with 100K+ miles on it and that will l...

by NewEnglandLady

November 5th, 2015, 8:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dave Ramsey question

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Quick update: tried the transition on Friday night and it was a complete bust, haha! Set up the extra crib in K's room last week and talked all week about how C would move into K's room. Both girls seemed very excited. So Friday night we did the usual bedtime routine and I put C in her crib in K's r...

by NewEnglandLady

November 2nd, 2015, 3:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Need advice: should siblings share a room?

Replies: 17

Views: 855