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Re: Please share your photos of nature, wildlife, etc.

I took this picture last month at the Oregon Zoo.

by amc80

August 31st, 2016, 3:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Please share your photos of nature, wildlife, etc.

Replies: 608

Views: 6849
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hmm, great feedback about the Kiinde system. The big draw for me is being able to pump into tiny convenience containers at work -- if I pump 3-4x during a 14-hour day, say, that ends up being a LOT of bottles to keep in a cooler or fridge, not to mention the bulk of the pump & other accoutremen...

by amc80

August 28th, 2016, 12:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I don't understand pumping into bags unless they are going directly into freezer. Can't feed from those bags so it's a big waste of plastic IMO. I pump into bottles and feed from them then bottles go into dishwasher. As far as flanges, they are sized by nipple diameter not cup size. I don't think t...

by amc80

August 25th, 2016, 11:15 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Evergreen- I think 30%ile sounds lovely! I went to a BF support group today and all of these women had 7-8lb babies. It's amazing the difference a pound or two makes on a newborn!

by amc80

August 25th, 2016, 5:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I did Kiinde for a while with T. I had the same issues as mentioned- if you pump directly into a bag, you will never get accurate measurements. So then I was pumping into a bottle and dumping that into the bag. I do like their bottle system (very light and nice to just pop on the nipple). I emailed ...

by amc80

August 25th, 2016, 5:15 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Leasing Vehicles vs Buying New and Selling

I leased an Accord. I was going to buy (finance) it, but the lease deal couldn't be passed up. The residual (buy out) value at the end of the lease was wayyyy lower than market value for a three year old, loaded Accord. So I leased, bought it out at the end of the lease, and then sold it for much mo...

by amc80

August 24th, 2016, 4:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Leasing Vehicles vs Buying New and Selling

Replies: 41

Views: 896
Re: How much of the Olympic TV coverage did you watch?

I love the Olympics! I was in the hospital so I watched a lot. I love gymnastics, track, and swimming.

by amc80

August 23rd, 2016, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much of the Olympic TV coverage did you watch?

Replies: 21

Views: 379
Re: How much of the Olympic TV coverage did you watch?

kenny wrote: So, it's no longer contracted with and broadcasted by one of the big networks, ABC, CBS or NBC? I'm clueless.


Yes it is. It was on NBC along with all of their networks. But if you don't have cable or an antenna, you wouldn't be able to watch it.

by amc80

August 23rd, 2016, 2:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much of the Olympic TV coverage did you watch?

Replies: 21

Views: 379
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Just a quick post to say I got the spectra s1 and like it. It's very very quiet and seems to work well.

by amc80

August 23rd, 2016, 12:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Etiquette when visiting new baby at home

I think the time was probably a bad choice and she didn't realize it when agreeing to it. I'm all of 4 days PP right now and also have an 18m old and 4yo. It wouldn't occur to me to have someone over at 6:30 unless they specifically said they were bringing dinner. That's a really rough time of the e...

by amc80

August 20th, 2016, 3:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Etiquette when visiting new baby at home

Replies: 13

Views: 568
Re: Baby Gifts

LLJsmom wrote:I don't get it. I don't send gifts unless very close. Announcements are just that.


We send announcements for the same reasons we send Christmas cards- to stay connected and share news. I like getting them, I assume others do as well. No gift expected, at all.

by amc80

August 20th, 2016, 3:21 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Baby Gifts

Replies: 9

Views: 252
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

And here's a pic of Cooper and Tucker. I can't believe how much they look alike. They are only 18m apart, so it will be interesting to see how alike they continue to be. Cooper is on the left.

by amc80

August 19th, 2016, 11:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks, everyone! Cooper is a great baby and we are adjusting to being a family of 5. He is an amazing latcher/eater and it's the first Tim I haven't hated BFing. He's sleeping in 3 hour stretches at night, which is way ahead what the other boys were doing at this point. My recovery is ok. Much less...

by amc80

August 19th, 2016, 10:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hey all! Just a quick update to say Cooper arrived yesterday (38w), 9lbs13oz, 21.5" long. Full head of dark hair. So far he's a great baby- latched right away and is feeding like a champ. And sleeping as well!

by amc80

August 16th, 2016, 7:18 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

amc, just wanted to tell you I'm thinking about you and wish you luck this week. I know you are so, so uncomfortable, but you are almost there!! Just a few more days and then you can rest in the hospital (which is a joke, but only partially). I can't wait to hear about how this all goes down and se...

by amc80

August 10th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Paying for babysitter vs relying on others

We haven't made a lot of friends where we are now. If we had close friends who also had kids, I'd imagine we'd trade off. Otherwise, we have a babysitter we use.

by amc80

August 9th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Paying for babysitter vs relying on others

Replies: 19

Views: 472
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

LC, what a cute belly! I'm still here, still pregnant...37w as of yesterday. I had my weekly NST on Friday. The MFM walked in, looked at the monitor, pointed to the hospital (the office is just across the parking lot), and told me I needed to go immediately, due to my contractions being exactly 1 mi...

by amc80

August 9th, 2016, 12:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Lost my bracelet; I feel sick :-(

I had a DBTY bracelet from T&Co. It was the first real present DH bought for me when we started dating (it was pink sapphire, not actual diamonds). I wore it every day, including to our wedding. One day it was just gone. I got my BFF one as her bridesmaid gift, and hers disappeared as well. Turn...

by amc80

August 8th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Lost my bracelet; I feel sick :-(

Replies: 19

Views: 777
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Man, I'm so so so done. 36w today. CS scheduled for two weeks from today. I'm not sure I will make it. I have nonstop contractions and can barely walk most of the time. I'll have my OB check me tomorrow to see if there's any progress at all. It's sort of funny, all of my doctors (my OB, the three MF...

by amc80

August 1st, 2016, 12:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Let's talk baby names

So, did you decide, amc? We did! It was actually really fun to pick. I wrote down the three names on three index cards. DH shuffled them and we had B pick one, then he handed it to me without either of us looking. I taped it to the inside of a bakery box (bought a cheesecake for the occasion). I th...

by amc80

August 1st, 2016, 12:35 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 378

Views: 12830
Re: 20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen

I had to google the man who fell from space. I had never heard of that and the photo was a bit haunting.

by amc80

July 31st, 2016, 3:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 20+ Rare Historic Photos That You Probably Haven’t Seen

Replies: 14

Views: 389
Re: Favorite stage of life?

I'm hoping my 40s. I'm 36 now and have an almost 4yo, 18mo, and #3 coming in just over 2 weeks. So I pretty much feel tired all of the time. And broke...kids are expensive. Another 5-6 years there will be no more day care to pay for, and that will be AMAZING.

by amc80

July 28th, 2016, 4:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Favorite stage of life?

Replies: 10

Views: 367
Re: Let's talk baby names

So, did you decide, amc? We did! It was actually really fun to pick. I wrote down the three names on three index cards. DH shuffled them and we had B pick one, then he handed it to me without either of us looking. I taped it to the inside of a bakery box (bought a cheesecake for the occasion). I th...

by amc80

July 28th, 2016, 10:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 378

Views: 12830
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Congrats, Urseberry! So stinking cute! I'm 35w and they finally moved my CS date up a week to 38 weeks. I had a growth scan yesterday and "little" man was measuring 8lbs2oz, all of his measurements were above the 98th %ile. So he's basically measuring full term, my fundal height is measuri...

by amc80

July 27th, 2016, 10:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39761

Views: 1499699
Re: Learning to play the violin as an adult

I played violin as a child, through the Suzuki Method. My only advice- don't do that method :) It focuses on memorization and not so much on sight reading. Even to this day, if I pick up a violin or sit down at the piano, I'm a horrible sight reader and find myself trying to memorize the music in or...

by amc80

July 27th, 2016, 10:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Learning to play the violin as an adult

Replies: 22

Views: 407
Re: Any pet rabbit owners?

I have had rabbits for much of my childhood and they were a joy. My daughter recently received a rabbit for her birthday and he is the first indoor rabbit I have lived with. He is the perfect pet, but I suspect much of that is individual temperament and my daughter's dedication to taking care of hi...

by amc80

July 21st, 2016, 11:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any pet rabbit owners?

Replies: 22

Views: 427
Re: Let's talk baby names

Okay, DH wants to decide on a name so we are picking this weekend. Haven't actually decided the method of picking...but picking nonetheless. Likely it will be out of a hat. Blake, Cooper, and Hudson. I saw your post on Swistle! I voted for Hudson. Haha yay! I'm warming up to Hudson, especially afte...

by amc80

July 20th, 2016, 1:23 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 378

Views: 12830
Re: Let's talk baby names

Good luck amc!! I don't know how well this might work if you just can't decide what feels best, but I once had a vendor play a game with me when I couldn't pick between 2-3 things. He suddenly says "what if I said you have 5 seconds to pick, or you can't have ANY of them? 5...4...3..." Al...

by amc80

July 20th, 2016, 12:49 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 378

Views: 12830
Re: LifeLock or similar type protection

I've had Lifelock for years. They alert me when there's any sort of data breach that pertains to me. I've had no issues, and, luckily, have never had my identity stolen. We've had Lifelock for several years now BUT both times we were hacked our bank noticed first and gave us a quick phone call. Hon...

by amc80

July 20th, 2016, 12:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: LifeLock or similar type protection

Replies: 8

Views: 243
Re: LifeLock or similar type protection

I've had Lifelock for years. They alert me when there's any sort of data breach that pertains to me. I've had no issues, and, luckily, have never had my identity stolen.

by amc80

July 19th, 2016, 8:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: LifeLock or similar type protection

Replies: 8

Views: 243