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  1. nfowife

    Help deciding on 2 diamonds - H vs I

    I think you will be happy with the I. I have a 2.3 I and prior had a 2.04 F and my I seems just as white as I remember the F. The stones in my wedding band are D/E and though smaller so different optics, they don't offer any noticeable contrast to me or anyone I have asked. I never would have...
  2. nfowife

    car seat advice needed

    Other similar seats to the Frontier are the Graco Nautilus and the Evenflo Maestro. They are very similar, the Maestro is less expensive and not as heavy but both harness for a looooong time (my 5 year old average height boy is still harnessed in both) and then both turn into high back boosters...
  3. nfowife

    How and Why you decided to have more kids... or not.

    I think if in your heart you want another, the other stuff will fall into place. I truly feel that you will know when you are "done". I had my 3rd and knew while pregnant that I was DONE. I love having 3, it's hectic and I'm still in the hard phase with my youngest only 16m, but it is fun too...
  4. nfowife

    Nursery rockers, gliders, recliners, etc...

    I have the dutalier glider that rocks, reclines, and the matching ottoman with the nursing stool that slides out. It has been awesome and I've used it with all 3 kids! Still using it with my youngest (16m). I rock her and sing before nap and nighttime. It's been so wonderful and comfortable and...
  5. nfowife

    First Steps in Learning to Read...

    You just don't want to add a vowel sound at the end. Cut off the sound to just what the letter says. B says /b/ not /buh/, if that makes sense.
  6. nfowife

    First Steps in Learning to Read...

    mayerling, this is exactly why it is so difficult to work with struggling readers whose first language is not English. Because they get to a word they don't know/recognize (it's not a sight word or just one they've never seen before) and even if they sound it out they don't know if it's even...
  7. nfowife

    First Steps in Learning to Read...

    I taught first grade and kinder before having my oldest who is now in first grade. So it's been a while on the terminology but as Haven says, most teachers use a blended approach. English is not an easy language to learn, because there are so many exceptions to every rule. But you can't really...
  8. nfowife

    When will you turn your LO forward-facing in the car?

    Hmm, I see that he is almost at the top. Have you tried installing the seat a bit more upright? It can be as upright as 30 degrees (though the actual seat must still be in the "reclined" setting for RF). I don't know if that will make any difference but it's worth a try. I've never used the...
  9. nfowife

    When will you turn your LO forward-facing in the car?

    By outgrowing by height, do you mean the stated height of the seat or.....? Because they can be rearfacing as long as they are withing the stated RF weight limit and as long as their shoulders are AT OR ABOVE the shoulder slots. So really, until they are at the weight limit of RF, there is no...
  10. nfowife

    what do parents do for childcare if going on a long trip?

    Re: what do parents do for childcare if going on a long trip I think it depends on your childrens and your relationships with your IL's. My IL's have watched my kids (the older 2) on 2 occasions for a week at a time. Once when my DH and I went on a ski trip (kids were 1 and almost 3) and once...
  11. nfowife

    Mommy to 1-year-olds - what can't you live without?

    -did you know they make a reusable/refillable pouch you can fill yourself with purees? It's awesome! http://thesilico.com/ -We love the little tykes xylophone, push walker toys, shape sorter, and leapfrog music table for toys. Also the vtech electonic board book is fun for when we are out. As...
  12. nfowife

    How much milk does your toddler drink?

    My DD turned 1 just a few days after your baby (b.12/15) and she consistently drinks 10-12 oz/day which my pediatrician was super happy about. I am pleased as well, considering she's only been drinking milk for about 3 weeks. It took my older 2 kids quite a bit longer- maybe 2-3 months- to...
  13. nfowife

    TOYS!!!

    Sorry if there are repeats... or if you aren't in the US: we have an activity cube, the parent's one from Target. It's been a big hit here and has been for all 3 kids. Fisher Price laugh and learn home is a HUGE hit. a must-have. little people sets (bus especially) leap frog learning table radio...
  14. nfowife

    Induction vs. c-section ....

    Just wanted to add, if you do decide to induce, ask your dr. What your bishop score is or calculate it yourself. It can help you determine how successful the induction might be, or help you decide if a c-section is a better option if your bishop score isn't favorable.
  15. nfowife

    Negative attitudes about breastfeeding...

    I feel like the general population in the US is uncomfortable with breastfeeding, for sure. But like others, in my peer group, it's almost the opposite. The norm is to breastfeed a year and if not, people do wonder why. I nursed my first two until a little over a year and will do the same...
  16. nfowife

    Induction vs. c-section ....

    If you are not having problems with this current pregnancy, and the baby is still hanging in there and showing no issues, I wouldn't be induced unless necessary. If you have to be induced for some reason, and then, if the baby or your body for some reason is not tolerating the induction, then...
  17. nfowife

    Do you still send holiday cards?

    We are Jewish but the vast majority of our friends are not. We send out New Year's cards. I enjoy getting cards, most friends do photo cards and it's fun to see how their families have changed over the past year. We are a military family and have friends all over the world that we don't see day...
  18. nfowife

    Here we go again. Protect the institution, not the kids

    The whole thing is just disgusting. I started to read the grand jury report, but couldn't get through the whole thing. SO MANY witnesses who saw little creepy things here and there, and NOT ONE of them spoke up/out. If just one had called in on their suspicions, there would probably have been...
  19. nfowife

    Daycare sickies...how long is this going to last?

    It's a big transition no matter when they start. I think they say the average kid gets 4-6 colds/ EI's each winter. That's a lot! But it is what it is. Hope you can get through it without too much trouble!
  20. nfowife

    How do be a better housekeeper, or let it go?

    in terms of a cleaner, I used to have one (I don't work) after the birth of each of my kids for the first few months. Just helped me feel on top of things. I've recently thought of hiring someone again each week to do JUST the bathrooms from top to bottom. So maybe you can hire someone to do...
  21. nfowife

    Please critique this stone! Help appreciated.

    It might be a trade-in that someone gave back in order to upgrade. I would ask your rep at WF (if you don't have one, I've had a nice experience with Sheerah). That would explain the lower price and older certification date. You don't really need to do the HCA with an AGS 000 stone. So don't...
  22. nfowife

    I think I got a great deal but....

    I agree with Diamondseeker. I mean, you asked for opinions and you also said you spent time on here learning. However, it doesn't take long to learn that one of the basic guidelines here is to use the HCA to REJECT (not select!!) stones. So if a stone has a score over 2, you reject it. under...
  23. nfowife

    My BGD 1.03ctw H VS2 RB DIAMOND STUDS !!

    I can't wait to see how you like the backs. I have screw backs on my 1.5ctw studs and HATE them. I have lost 2 or 3 in the unscrewing process down the drain because they fling off my ear and fingers. And they take freaking forever to get on. Ugh. Let me know what you think, I'm thinking of a...
  24. nfowife

    Do you have the right to recline your plane seat?

    I generally don't mind if people recline their seats into "my space". It is slightly irritating when I have the baby with me and haven't bought her a seat (she's under 1). Because then my space is already limited, but I just make do because it was my choice to not buy her a seat. However when...
  25. nfowife

    Plz help my brother find a 1 ct RB!!

    I think the budget is a bit unrealistic. For a new stone he's looking at more of a .8-.85 ct size. Here are a few to look at: http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/8013/ this one's a solasfera, slightly different "look" to it than a traditional RB...
  26. nfowife

    HELP with Baby Name ASAP - Allison or Alexandra?

    I love Allison. I'm a bit impartial because that's my daughter's name :) . We thought we'd call her Allie but we've always called her Allison and that is what she prefers (at 6 years old). I like Allison Adele, flows very nicely. My DD is Allison Stella. Best of luck!
  27. nfowife

    How do you perform time outs?

    I have found the gentlechristianmothers.com website and forums very helpful for discipline techniques. It's not religious/preachy (I'm not a Christian) and there are some great ideas there. Hth!
  28. nfowife

    When did your baby start sleeping through the night?

    DD1: no cosleeping, BF'd, STTN at 9 months DS: coslept 2.5 months, BF'd, STTN at 10 months DD2: coslept 2 months, BF'd, STTN at 8 months By STTN I mean 11+ hours. DD1 was the most difficult one and we did do CIO with her. DS took a paci so it was just a matter of being old enough to put it...
  29. nfowife

    What is your housework split with your SO?

    I'm a SAHM and DH is a military pilot. He works regular hours when he's home but is gone for 2-3 weeks about every 6 weeks on and off. Me: All cleaning (he will do stuff if I ask, like loading/emptying dishwasher after meals) laundry shopping cooking childcare during the week/shuttling kids...
  30. nfowife

    #JOTW Engaged with Mark Morrell Petite Torchiere!

    Congratulations!! So happy to have helped you. Wear it in health and happiness always!
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