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  1. Thread: Question....

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    The one migraine I've ever had in my entire life...

    The one migraine I've ever had in my entire life came after stopping progesterone. I also had some minimal vaginal bleeding (turned out to be nothing but it was a little scary until it was clear it...
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    Congratulations! We're dealing with a lot of...

    Congratulations!

    We're dealing with a lot of the same issues- we decided to tackle a very significant house renovation (it was now or not for a very long time and will make life easier once it's...
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    Just thought I'd pop in to say I totally...

    Just thought I'd pop in to say I totally understand your discomfort with the concept of being showered with gifts- but I do think there's something really special in it as well.

    When we were...
  4. Thread: Registry

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    We didn't consider a crib mobile essential...

    We didn't consider a crib mobile essential (someone eventually gave us one but it wasn't until our son was older than 6 months). We don't really know if it would have been useful early on- but I...
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    That does sound like a tough choice. I don't...

    That does sound like a tough choice.

    I don't think it's all that easy to control the number of eggs you get- but there would definitely be some options. You could opt for a less aggressive...
  6. Thread: Registry

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    Re pumps- definitely don't buy one (or list it on...

    Re pumps- definitely don't buy one (or list it on a registry) without checking with your health plan. I believe they're supposed to be covered in full under the Affordable Care Act. I had a Medala...
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    My local hospital has an open house (on the...

    My local hospital has an open house (on the birthing unit) once a month. You may want to look into visiting the actual birthing unit- either at an open house or see if they'll do a tour of sorts-...
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    I can't imagine there is any difference between...

    I can't imagine there is any difference between maternity and regular bras (other than marketing). Nursing bras, are a whole different thing though (there are different designs- but the common set...
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    Just sort out the pants- the rest will be fine :)...

    Just sort out the pants- the rest will be fine :)

    Oh- and re bras- buy only enough new ones to get you through- you may not stay the same for long. (I now have a large collection of bras in the...
  10. Thread: Strollers

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    It's a tough choice, and if you're really...

    It's a tough choice, and if you're really intending to run with a stroller, you may need both.

    A true jogging stroller with have a fixed front wheel (there are some that can be locked/unlocked,...
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    I agree with the recommendation for Motherhood...

    I agree with the recommendation for Motherhood Maternity- they seemed to fit really well and weren't overly expensive.
    If you're getting close- I'd recommend finding some pants that fit ASAP. I had...
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    We used cloth with our first and intend to this...

    We used cloth with our first and intend to this time as well. I can't speak to the water bill issue (we have a well) but we do 3 loads/week of diapers (you could get by with fewer- our loads aren't...
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    The first time around- we got pregnant with our...

    The first time around- we got pregnant with our son (now 2) on the second cycle with clomid/IUI. The second time around no luck with 2 cycles (but I'm also almost 40 this time). As far as the...
  14. Thanks everyone. I have a hand pump somewhere...

    Thanks everyone. I have a hand pump somewhere and will dig it out and try to figure out how to use it (I put all the pump stuff away at 12 months and was hoping not to see it again for a while...
  15. Thanks. It's not so much about me offering to...

    Thanks.

    It's not so much about me offering to nurse, as my son insisting we nurse (and while we tend to nurse first and last thing each day, we don't really have a set schedule). That's why we...
  16. Weaning abruptly at 22 months- how uncomfortable will it be?

    I'm just wondering about others' experiences with abrupt weaning and how uncomfortable it is?

    I've been on the fence about weaning for some time, but for fertility related reasons am going to go...
  17. Re the breastfeeding question: I'm struggling...

    Re the breastfeeding question:

    I'm struggling with this as well. We got pregnant with my first after the 2nd of 2 cycles of clomid/IUI. We were hoping we could do it this time around without...
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