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Re: Vacuum recommendations other than Dyson

We have the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away. It is, by far, the best vacuum I've ever had. It swivels on a dime and is easy to use. It is an upright that can also be used as a canister (the tank "lifts away" from the upright part), which makes it great for stairs. I vacuumed with my o...

by amc80

July 22nd, 2014, 11:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Vacuum recommendations other than Dyson

Replies: 15

Views: 165
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Huff- just remember that EWCM and O pains are secondary signs of ovulation. Not having them doesn't mean you didn't O, just like having them doesn't mean you did O. As for the OPKs, it's very possible to miss a surge. Also, I have two friends who can't get a the positive opk. One is pregnant with he...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 11:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23416

Views: 626643
Re: Re:

I agree with you. With odds like that, I'm not sure I'd fork out that much money, either. I figure that if my odds were really such that there was a concern, MaterniT21 would be covered by my insurance anyway. This would be especially true if there were no other soft markers found. That's a good wa...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 4:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re:

I agree with you. With odds like that, I'm not sure I'd fork out that much money, either. I figure that if my odds were really such that there was a concern, MaterniT21 would be covered by my insurance anyway. This would be especially true if there were no other soft markers found.

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 4:19 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re: Re:

It took me forever to get mine back, but that was due to a clerical error. My first appointment with my OB (just to meet her, before I was pregnant) was before I was married, so all of my files were in my maiden name. The place that did the NT scan had my married name. So they faxed over the result...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 3:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
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It took me forever to get mine back, but that was due to a clerical error. My first appointment with my OB (just to meet her, before I was pregnant) was before I was married, so all of my files were in my maiden name. The place that did the NT scan had my married name. So they faxed over the results...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 3:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re: Do you own nicer jewelry than your boss?

Jewelry, yes. Car, no.

I remember the first time the bosses noticed my E-ring- "That's the difference between getting married in your early 30s vs your early 20s." They were both married really young and have never upgraded.

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 3:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you own nicer jewelry than your boss?

Replies: 36

Views: 581
Re: What is the best age to have kids?

Assuming all else being equal (in terms of money, housing, etc.), I think late 20s is the best time. DS was born when we were both 32. Baby #2 will be born when we are 34. I'm already so much more tired this round than I was before. I remember how much energy I had in my 20s and it would be nice to ...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 3:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is the best age to have kids?

Replies: 26

Views: 359
Re: Re:

Just checking in. I'm 11w2d. I take a zofran every evening around 5. So far, I've only thrown up twice on it...so that's a win. I'm hoping I will only need it for another week or two. NT scan is next Monday at 9am. Zofran's lovely side effects are in full force. I just ate a ton of grapes so hopefu...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 3:09 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re:

Just checking in. I'm 11w2d. I take a zofran every evening around 5. So far, I've only thrown up twice on it...so that's a win. I'm hoping I will only need it for another week or two. NT scan is next Monday at 9am. Zofran's lovely side effects are in full force. I just ate a ton of grapes so hopeful...

by amc80

July 21st, 2014, 12:48 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Not positive. You will know when it is :) Mine are like that from anywhere to a few days to a few hours before they turn positive. Keep testing!

by amc80

July 18th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23416

Views: 626643
Re: Bathing suit recommendation

I hope you do too, a pregnant woman deserves to be weightless and buoyant!! I looked at my suits, the best ones, the best material, are lined. The unlined ones have the lighter weight material to them. If you're not satisfied with your suit and think a bit more stretch/bit more substance would do t...

by amc80

July 16th, 2014, 9:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Bathing suit recommendation

Replies: 11

Views: 285
Re: Bathing suit recommendation

I swim twice a day here in the Phoenix heat and I only buy Land's End suits, the classic tank because I swim laps for exercise. I get them as high-necked as possible, I'm trying to keep the sun off my chest as much as possible. If I sun myself to dry off after a session, I put a small towel over th...

by amc80

July 16th, 2014, 4:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Bathing suit recommendation

Replies: 11

Views: 285
Re: Bathing suit recommendation

HI: Anything here that might "suit"? http://www.apeainthepod.com/maternity/swimwear-all.asp http://www.pezdor.com/ Speedo since you mentioned swimming laps: http://www.swiminn.com/swimming/speedo-grace-maternity-1-piece-woman/24565/p cheers--Sharon You win the internet. I looked everywher...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 10:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Bathing suit recommendation

Replies: 11

Views: 285
Re: How much do you spend at Costco?

Their OTC meds are awesom. The Kirkland infant Tylenol was so cheap, but I can't find it in our local stores. You would get three bottles for I think $10.

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 10:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much do you spend at Costco?

Replies: 28

Views: 393
Bathing suit recommendation

I need a new bathing suit. I just got one last fall (a two piece/tankini type), but thanks to being pregnant, my ladies no longer fit in the top. I'd like a one piece that has a lot of support up top, since I'm in no way small chested. I'd prefer a shelf bra over underwire. I'd like it to be sporty ...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 4:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Bathing suit recommendation

Replies: 11

Views: 285
Re: The Oxford Comma

alexah|1405443739|3713702 wrote:For those into Weird Al or grammar, I just watched this video and thought it was cute... it mentioned the Oxford Comma so BUMP ;)

http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2014/07/weird-al-blurred-lines-word-crimes

:dance:


Ha, I missed this...and just started another thread with it!

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The Oxford Comma

Replies: 19

Views: 297
Grammar song

http://kotaku.com/weird-als-new-video-is-a-brilliant-grammatical-smackdow-1605423686

"Just now, you said, you 'literally couldn't get out of bed.' That really makes me want to literally smack a crowbar upside your stupid head."

Brilliant. Well, maybe not brilliant, but very funny.

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 4:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar song

Replies: 0

Views: 92
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

I just looked up Josephine and it was number 160 for 2013, which meant it was given to .1045% of girls. That means that there is one Josephine for every 956 births. If an average classroom has 30 kids, that's more than 30 classrooms classrooms. That's A LOT of kids. Even if it doubled in popularity...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 717
Re: Let's talk baby names

Thanks for the reassurance, audball and amc! My husband and I are not Irish. We're probably going to go with Caitlin if it's a girl because I think it goes well with our last name, is feminine, classic enough, and most importantly, a name that we both like! Then go with it! It's so hard to find THE...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 105

Views: 2916
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

I just looked up Josephine and it was number 160 for 2013, which meant it was given to .1045% of girls. That means that there is one Josephine for every 956 births. If an average classroom has 30 kids, that's more than 30 classrooms classrooms. That's A LOT of kids. Even if it doubled in popularity,...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 717
Re: Let's talk baby names

Latest dilemma - we both like the name Caitlin but pronounced "Kate-lyn". In Ireland, the traditional Gaelic pronunciation is more like "Kath-leen". Do you think that it's stupid that we spell it "Caitlin" (which is the traditional Irish spelling) but pronounce it &quo...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 3:19 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 105

Views: 2916
Re: How much do you spend at Costco?

We are usually around $120, and I'd say we go every few weeks. If we are buying diapers or pet food, though, it will be more. That $120 almost always includes non-food items....clothes for the kid, DVDs, etc. We buy a ton of fruit there, as well as a few frozen food items (their orange chicken is th...

by amc80

July 15th, 2014, 10:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much do you spend at Costco?

Replies: 28

Views: 393
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

NEL, I love the Baby Name Wizard. I think it's the best book out there.

by amc80

July 14th, 2014, 10:15 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 717
Re: Re:

Got my NT scan this morning! Baby was moving around a lot but we got some good pictures & video. The NT scan measured 1.4mm which is in the normal range. Got the heart rate measured at 161 bpm. Also had my blood work done. Going to see the genetic counselor tomorrow. Oh, and I have an anterior ...

by amc80

July 14th, 2014, 11:23 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

My all time favorite boy name is Matthew. I love it and I love Matty as a nickname. But, my married name is fairly common, and DH's cousin is Matthew, so there would be two Matthew C. in the family. As it turns out, we went with a non top-200 name- Barrett was 375 in 2012. Our next boy name, Tucker,...

by amc80

July 13th, 2014, 10:26 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 717
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Huff- they say that as long as there are no known issues with DH, every day is fine. Having said that, my DH has no issues and we've been more successful on EOD cycles. That would include non BD action as well. I just think EOD gives him a chance to rebuild his supply's bit more. But the main thing ...

by amc80

July 13th, 2014, 1:23 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23416

Views: 626643
Re: baby name re:SS list and popularity

The thing to remember is the distribution of names is so much bigger that it used to be. I read a popular baby name blog and it's often a concern of people who write in, particularly those who grew up in the 80s. I remember having something like 2 Tiffanys, 3 Sarahs, and a fee Michaels. In each clas...

by amc80

July 12th, 2014, 10:35 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: baby name re:SS list and popularity

Replies: 49

Views: 717
Re: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

SMC wrote: Woo, congrats! Yours actually looks like a baby - mine looked like a little blob. My best friend actually lives in SF and I'm in Seattle so we're not close location wise. We do communicate a lot via chat and text though.


My BFF is in SF as well :)

Love seeing these u/s pics!!

by amc80

July 11th, 2014, 10:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5854

Views: 143690
Napa/Calistoga Recommendations

A friend and I are planning a spa weekend. She lives in SF and I'm in Reno, so we want something somewhere between those points. Napa seems like an obvious choice. We are looking for somewhere not crazy expensive (one place I found was $1400/night...for that much money, Channing Tatum better come wi...

by amc80

July 11th, 2014, 3:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Napa/Calistoga Recommendations

Replies: 0

Views: 67