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If you could do it all over again....

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  1. Austina
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    by Austina » May 31, 2019
    I didn’t have an e-ring, I wasn’t particularly interested in jewellery back then, and what I could’ve had, I didn’t want :lol:

    40 years later, I can honestly say, it was worth the wait. Not only do I now have something that I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d own, I have also made a friend for life in @missy.
     
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  2. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » May 31, 2019
    How pretty! A lovely ring. :))
     
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  3. joelly
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    by joelly » May 31, 2019
    Thank you... the closer I am to the due date the more heavier and harder this gets...:(2... looking at diamonds is like an escape from all this pain and the horror that is delivery. I’ll be induced on Friday next week...
     
  4. joelly
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    by joelly » May 31, 2019
    Thank you... Hubby did very well indeed...
     
    


    


  5. missy
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    by missy » May 31, 2019
    Huge ditto @Austina. For as much as I love PS and the bling I am forever grateful for the true friendships we have made here and so thankful we are forever friends.:kiss2:

    beingmyfriend.jpg

    Bella and Bubbalah are just the diamond icing on the cake.:appl:
     
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  6. Polished
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    by Polished » May 31, 2019
    I don't regret getting engaged with my 0.20 carat diamond at all. I really enjoyed getting whisked off, by my fiance, to the best jewelry shops in town to view rings. In those days young engaged couples were only shown 0.20 diamond rings where the diamond was of a good quality in terms of cut and colour G and VS2 clarity.

    I'm rather glad we didn't spend a whole bunch of money on the ring to symbolize our engagement. My taste developed and changed. A few years later I swapped it out for a vintage diamond ring that DH and I fell in love with (still a small diamond) and wore that for years. Many years after that I discovered Pricescope and diamonds you could get for very much cheaper in the US than in Australia. I have 6 engagement rings in total, three diamond rings and three sapphire rings. Somehow the sapphire rings have been more successful for me than the diamond rings.

    I would never have worn at the time of my engagement rings that were as large as my sapphires. It had to be a process. Oh and i could never choose just one either. I change my rings out just as i change my earrings out to subtly suit different outfits and moods.
     
  7. MissStepcut
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    by MissStepcut » May 31, 2019
    I really got so lucky the first time with an EC that had been re-cut by Brian Gavin. And with a “preloved” discount at that. I can’t imagine ever improving on it. When I look for ECs that face up bigger than my 8x6mm, I’d have to move up so much more in carats I can’t imagine ever doing it.
     
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  8. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 31, 2019
    i don't know anything about childbirth and raising a family - mothers are so brave
    but it will all be worth it
    best wishes with everything
    im sure you'll love being a mom
     
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  9. joelly
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    by joelly » May 31, 2019
    Thank you for such kindness... 6 more days to go...
     
  10. AV_
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    by AV_ » May 31, 2019
    I'd guess 2.5 carats - that might look like these www ... www


    random thought
     
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  11. AV_
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    by AV_ » May 31, 2019
    I am told that only the first time is serious fun - by No.5 it gets boring!? Oh, what do I know... but the sayer does know: my cousin is about to get bored a second time.

    (marking the calendar .)
     
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  12. SandyinAnaheim
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    by SandyinAnaheim » May 31, 2019
    Like @joelly, I started with CBI and am still totally in love with my set. I will never upgrade it. However, PS has opened my eyes to many more beauties that I had never considered in the past. I used to think I only liked colorless stones, but I was wrong. I love diamonds in any and all colors AND shapes. But what I've really learned, is that my tastes (and probably everyone else's) are constantly evolving, and are strongly influenced by the things I see. The fact that I adore OECs, OMCs, emerald and asscher cuts, doesn't make me what to trade my MRB for one, it makes me want to add them to my stable of beauties. :lol:

    @rockysalamander I think I love you! :tongue: What a great story to read, but I'm so sorry you lost your ring! You were a hero that day and I hope that life has repaid you a hundredfold for your good deed(s). I'm thrilled to hear you not only saved her, but you rescued her as well and gave her a comfortable life. That just warms my little black heart....
     
  13. MissStepcut
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    by MissStepcut » May 31, 2019
    :D Imagine me telling my beloved husband I spent our basement re-finish budget on less than an extra mm!
     
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  14. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 1, 2019
    ... 9X7 over 8X6 is a thid more ... any finger is a much greater part of life than the basement ...
     
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  15. joelly
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    by joelly » Jun 1, 2019
    :P2
    This baby is our first so this could be fun. My husband is already frustrated by the need of a nursery :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:

    His tidy and clean world will soon disappear :P2 how do I tell him? :twisted2:
     
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  16. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » Jun 1, 2019
    He will find out soon enough! :eek2:
     
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  17. joelly
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    by joelly » Jun 1, 2019
    When he finds out, he will turn around and blame me anyway because between the two of us, I’m messier than him :(2 .... there is a method to my chaos, ya know? ;)2

    I’m currently pregnant 38 weeks so totally can’t do anything to help out and he has been struggling with setting up the bassinet.... I offer to help (I’m better at assembling stuff) and he gave me evil eyes :P2
     
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  18. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 1, 2019
    Tidy up...

    (or equivalent)

    Effects can be bizarre though.
     
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  19. joelly
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    by joelly » Jun 1, 2019
    Hubby always has to be in control when it comes to tidying up. To save us from arguing, I just let him do his thing.
     
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  20. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 1, 2019
    There must be enough for more than one - sooner or later.


    Digressing,
    I am certainly not thinking of 'tidy' anywhere around the nine +1 kids household above mentioned - each of twelve people makes their own order, so the mess makes sense; IHMO the husband certainly does not give a fig about the missing harmony of form & colour. I couldn't toss stuff that evenly if I tried... too... much... labour... to perfect chaos!
     
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  21. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » Jun 1, 2019
    I have 3 boys! There was usually a mess somewhere, especially when it went quiet. My oldest who is nearly 20 left home at the start of the year and moved cities. It's weird, I miss him alot but I'm do proud of him for striking out on his own. Being a parent never stops, it just evolves.
    Best wishes to you and your hubby. It is a very exciting time.
     
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  22. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Jun 1, 2019
    I would have joined pricescope before our first purchase. I likely would still be churning upgrades but the starting point would have been better.
     
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  23. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jun 1, 2019
    Nothing. Hand him the screaming bundle the second you are finished nursing (if you decide to nurse) and have him do all the rest. Burp, clean up, diaper change, put to sleep. IF you’re really nice you will maybe escort him to the Diaper Genie. :lol-2:
     
  24. joelly
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    by joelly » Jun 1, 2019
    :lol-2::lol-2:
    :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2::lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:
     
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  25. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jun 1, 2019
    You are blessed to have a hubby that has a lower mess tolerance threshold than you. Take full advantage of that. If there is a mess (and here will be), continue to let him clean up. You will have more than enough on your plate. Your body will be beat up from giving birth so take your time to recover. If the doctor tells you and if you don’t have a C-section, take regular sitz baths. Sleep as much as you can. If you decide to nurse, You will be constantly eating and drinking to nurse your little one. And who knows how often the little sucker (and I mean this literally) will want food. Sometimes every 1.5 hours. By the time you feed, burp, change and settle it, it will be time to feed again. So I wasn’t kidding when I said “hand it over”. You will be sleep deprived, exhausted and your body will be depleted. Eat as much nutrient dense food as possible because the little sucker will drain your body of vitamins and minerals. Get lots of calcium. And if you don’t sleep enough your body will struggle with producing milk. So be prepared to make someone else, anyone, do anything that does NOT need to be done by you.
    Gosh. I’m Sorry @mrs-b to derail this thread. I just felt a little concern for you when you expressed your husband’s present state of mind.
     
  26. joelly
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    by joelly » Jun 1, 2019
    Wow :shock: I don’t know this... I’ll show this to hubby... I thank you for sharing this with me... our first baby and we are totally clueless...

    Sorry @mrs-b .... didn’t mean to derail your thread...
     
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  27. rockysalamander
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    by rockysalamander » Jun 1, 2019
    And drink water, water and more water I'd you want to nurse. Really helps.
     
  28. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jun 1, 2019
    Yes!
    @rockysalamander I started a thread in hangout for @joelly
    Hopefully others can chime in.
    Sorry again @mrs-b
     
  29. Wink
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    by Wink » Jun 2, 2019
    I remember those days. I could not figure out why my wife wanted me to get up and get the baby from the crib, and then take him back after the feeding was over. I was young, and silly enough to think that both of us did not really need to be awake when only one of us could feed...

    It did not take long to get over that, and within days I was enjoying the tenderness of the feeding.

    As to what I would do differently about my wedding ring, being the guy, I did not get an engagement ring, was I would have learned that salt water desiccates the skin on my fingers, making them shrink. If I had known that I would never have worn my wedding ring less than three weeks after the wedding into the ocean while skin diving in Okinawa. I went back to the area several times and found lots of beautiful shells and a couple of fishing lures, but never the ring my wife had made for me while we were both still stationed in Rio de Janeiro.

    Wink
     
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  30. Tanalasta_01
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    by Tanalasta_01 » Jun 5, 2019
    The advantage of it not being a first time is that you have that chance.

    All the mistakes I made the first time around was rectified the second time.
    1. She who wears the ring designed the ring. We did it together.
    2. Cut is essential. But carat matters just as much to a lady. We went to WF and got both.
    3. Going to WF.

    If I was to do an upgrade, perhaps go VS1 for extra mind. Budget allowing. And perhaps picking a different Pt alloy than 95/5 Pt/Ir which is the default WF casting alloy.

    Beautiful photos in this thread.
     

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