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    Between Savana and Kai I feel like I was up all night. Savana was coughing and said her ears hurt so I was up 4 times making her tea and giving her garlic oil drops. Then of course Kai was up his typical once nightly for a potty and drink of water. And obviously they staggered everything so it felt like just as I was falling back asleep, one of them was calling me. I slept in every bed in our house last night, and the couch. Dbf slept through it all. (yawn)

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    Oh Ashley. Your poor friend To her. And you & Lydia as well.

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    Sorry Bridget! Hope you get some rest soon.
    DH has been waking up early (like even before Josh) so when Josh gets up he goes and hangs out with DH and I get to sleep. I love it! I mean, we're still only talking about sleeping until 7, but it's a lot better than 5:30 or 6 when Josh wakes up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    Sorry Bridget! Hope you get some rest soon.
    DH has been waking up early (like even before Josh) so when Josh gets up he goes and hangs out with DH and I get to sleep. I love it! I mean, we're still only talking about sleeping until 7, but it's a lot better than 5:30 or 6 when Josh wakes up!
    LOL, 7 does feel like a late morning when you have kids!

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    I confess we did NOT make a baby on Father's Day. PHEW!
    I don't remember ever being so happy to see AF. LOL

    ETA: Though I'm not all that thrilled with the unusual cramping this month.
    Krista & Jonathan: Liam, our one and only, born 9 Sep 2008



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    Ash, I'm sorry for your friend, but I hope she gets some closure or satisfaction out of it. I was raped at 16 and the main regret I had afterward was that I wished I'd been able to save other girls from him.
    Agreed. I would encourage her too. He needs to be stopped.
    Krista & Jonathan: Liam, our one and only, born 9 Sep 2008



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    Whew Krista! I'm sure you're relieved!!

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    I was never raped, but had an attempted rape from a kid (seriously, 17 year old) who then went on to break in to three other apartments and beat one of the girls in the head with a hammer before he raped her. I testified. I was the lucky one.

    I confess that my dearest local friend has just found out she's pregnant after trying for a few months and I am so.stinking.excited for her. She's my age, so there's such risk, but oh.my.god. am I excited.



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    I confess that I really suck at posting in this thread lately but I do read a lot.
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    I also confess that I just had a huge bowl of adzuki beans for breakfast and it was the best. ever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stash View Post
    I also confess that I just had a huge bowl of adzuki beans for breakfast and it was the best. ever.
    I've never heard of them.
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    They're tiny little red beans, usually used in Japanese cooking. I ate mine salted with sour cream and indian pickle. YUM.



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    I'm eating a plain tossed salad right now, and suddenly it's not covering it. You've made me hungry!

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    Well, not totally plain. I do have thousand island on it. But still...very lame by comparison.

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    Beans are the most excellent food.



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    I confess AF is here. Early.
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    Aw shucks.

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    Congratulations to your friend, Stacy! I hope she has a dream pregnancy!

    Krista, whew!

    Gwenn, I'm sorry to hear it.

    Incidentally, for those of you who have changed your screen names to be more anonymous, should we avoid using your real names?

    Bridget, sorry you had a rough night. I am waking up FAR more times a night for the twins than I am for my newborn, so don't worry that it will automatically be worse later on.


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    In my case I'm most worried about someone fining my old screen name through a google search and changed my username so I couldn't be found by searching the member list. For reasons I won't get into here, I'm not really worried about anyone just happening to see my posts through APA. Can't hurt to avoid my first name but I'm not hung up about it because I know it will get used and if it's just the first name I'm not that worried. If someone knows me well enough to read and examine my posts and figure out who I am they'll probably know with or without the first name.
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    I don't really mind if you use my real name...I mostly just wanted something more interesting for my screen name.
    Stacy...yuck for the rapist guy...
    I was touched against my will when I was a teen...it wasn't sex but it was intimate touching. I told him to stop and he didn't right away.
    He was a friend of my mom's friend (much younger though than my mom obviously) and my mom encouraged me to go out with him in the first place. He was a hairdresser at the place my mom and I went to for years. Bleh, it still grosses me out to think of him. I never told anyone what happened.

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    Sooo...because I don't want to start a huge debate in Random, can someone tell me why someone would have an issue with things with characters on them for their kids? (I don't mind if you have an issue with it...I just can't figure out what the issue would be)

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    Uh....*crickets* I don't have any issues with them. People get strange ideas though, so who knows what goes on in their minds?

    My sil wouldn't let her children wear sweat suits when they were infants. I was like, whatever floats your boat!

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    I think I read the thread you're talking about. I don't have an issue with it here and there but I have to say it bothers me when a child has to have every single thing with a particular character on it, from clothing to toys to underwear to toothpaste. I just think it's commercialization gone too far and I would rather teach my kids (in the increasingly unlikely chance I ever have any) to look for a quality product over just seeing an ad and being brainwashed.

    Like I said, though, I have no problem in and of itself with a character t-shirt or toy, its just when it becomes an obsession that it bothers me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    Sooo...because I don't want to start a huge debate in Random, can someone tell me why someone would have an issue with things with characters on them for their kids? (I don't mind if you have an issue with it...I just can't figure out what the issue would be)
    I'm just not into commercialism in general. I try to buy things that are unique and beautiful and that includes everything in my life, including clothing. If my kids really want something and it's within my price range (ie goodwill ) I won't say no just because it has a character on it. Stuff like that is usually overpriced and not well made, in my opinion. Did you read through the thread? I thought it was pretty interesting to see everyone's take on it and without debate.

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    Yeah, I thought it was interesting too. Thanks for the help with figuring it out

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    I didn't see the thread....but I'm ok with characters. I love me some Peanuts myself. and growing up my mom collected Cinderella things (not the cheap items but the nicer collector type things)....and my parents have a kind of Cinderella bedroom theme. My dad is a good sport.

    If I ever got to do a nursery, it's going to a Snoopy theme. I already have a few things for it before we realized it might not happen for us.

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    I confess...I'm soooo tired. Had to leave for work at 6:30 this morning. Normally it's more like 8:20 when I leave.

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    I don't like characters, but it's not because of the characters per se, just that I think it's kind of tacky. Same way I don't have bumper stickers on my car. I don't like displaying any kind of advertisement. I also like solid colors or calmer patterns. To me, a giant Spongebob on a t-shirt does not give me peace.


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    The only character stuff Lore owns are some PJs and undies. I don't buy character shirts. If she's ever had any (I can't recall any?), then they were given to her. I don't think they are THAT tacky, I just prefer to dress her in cuter, less mainstream clothing.

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