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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:42 PM
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I think I read it in James McKenna? Maybe? It was...

I think I read it in James McKenna? Maybe? It was true for me, anyway. DD and I used to both stir at the same time. It was kinda neat.

DS was a FAR better sleeper than DD, but it was almost as...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,921
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Naw. Callow youths would call him Duncan Donuts....

Naw. Callow youths would call him Duncan Donuts. Or at any rate, I would.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,921
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Pre-Frozen, Elsa only reminded me of the lion...

Pre-Frozen, Elsa only reminded me of the lion from Born Free. A nice connotation. :)

I'm constantly surprised myself by which names have come back into vogue. Oliver, Atticus, Finn, Max, Audrey,...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Smokering
The Sloanes were a vaguely mouth-breathing,...

The Sloanes were a vaguely mouth-breathing, classless, clueless family who lived in Avonlea. Charlie Sloane went to Redmond with Anne and proposed to her, much to her horror.

There's also Sloane...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Smokering
NaturallyKait: That's awesome! Is it as...

NaturallyKait: That's awesome! Is it as picturesque as it looks in the Megan Follows movies? (Atlhough actually, I have no reason to believe they were filmed on PEI... were they?)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Smokering
Lovely! I like Owen a lot, but I already have a...

Lovely! I like Owen a lot, but I already have a Rowan. :p

DH came up with his first serious name suggestion yesterday... Sloane. I told him "If you'd been a cultured boy and read Anne of Green...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 693
Posted By Smokering
Ah, OK. Glad it's not an issue that'd make it...

Ah, OK. Glad it's not an issue that'd make it dangerous for you to go into labour early, like placenta previa or something! (Also, ow; that pelvic bone thing doesn't sound fun at all!)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-28-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 117
Posted By Smokering
How crunchy are you compared to the rest of your...

How crunchy are you compared to the rest of your family?
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-27-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Hit up three fabric stores after my midwife...

Hit up three fabric stores after my midwife appointment today (BP 90/40, incidentally!) I got a ton of snap fasteners for onesies; fabric for a (fairly rough-and-ready) drawstring-type maternity...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Fabric is an AWESOME gift. :) I have to...

Fabric is an AWESOME gift. :)

I have to squelch DD from getting Gran to make her stuff all the time too. :) Gran's an excellent seamstress, and she's also a good knitter - which I am decidedly...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Smokering
I did some work awhile back at quite a good boys'...

I did some work awhile back at quite a good boys' high school, and was startled to find that the kids were trained to address any adult female as "Miss". I was torn between "Well, that's silly, I'm a...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Eugh, I bet. Mind you, big girl clothes aren't...

Eugh, I bet. Mind you, big girl clothes aren't necessarily great either...

Incidentally, if anyone wants awesome kid-clothes patterns, I can heartily recommend Ottobre. I heard of them from an MDC...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 162
Posted By Smokering
White Oleander! Good book. Depressing though. ...

White Oleander! Good book. Depressing though.

Any chance we could see a pic of your nursery? :) Foxes and forests sound adorable.
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,921
Posted By Smokering
I tend to go by the 'call people what they...

I tend to go by the 'call people what they introduce themselves as' rule. But yeah, I guess I'll eventually slip over to the nickname if everyone else is using it and the person doesn't seem to mind....
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Smokering
Sullivan is permanently associated in my mind...

Sullivan is permanently associated in my mind with Sully from Monsters, Inc. Sorry! :p

In terms of nicknames, you can 'police' them to some degree while the kids are still kids. SIL's kids have...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-26-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Eugh, yes. So much stuff for baby boys is just...

Eugh, yes. So much stuff for baby boys is just plain UGLY. Fortunately anyone who's ever met us quickly realises we're the least sporty people on the planet, so we've managed to avoid rugby jerseys...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 121
Posted By Smokering
OK, I'm in! Week of March 30 works fine for me if...

OK, I'm in! Week of March 30 works fine for me if it's not taken yet. :)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Heh - I hadn't planned to, but I can if you like!...

Heh - I hadn't planned to, but I can if you like!

Waistcoat number 2:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa174/Smokeyfish/Tiny%20velvety%20waistcoat_zpshdjz8d8c.jpg
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
Heh. Is it? In NZ a vest would be a sleeveless...

Heh. Is it? In NZ a vest would be a sleeveless waistcoaty garment that didn't button up at the front, but was knitted and stretchy and pulled over the head. Less fancy than a waistcoat, which people...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 373
Posted By Smokering
First completed garment for this baby: a tiny...

First completed garment for this baby: a tiny tweedy waistcoat.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa174/Smokeyfish/Tiny%20tweedy%20waistcoat_zpsyn87u6ui.jpg
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 78
Posted By Smokering
Hey Rachel! I'm due with a boy (my third) on the...

Hey Rachel! I'm due with a boy (my third) on the same day as you! :)
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By Smokering
I wouldn't, because I hate the idea of having...

I wouldn't, because I hate the idea of having 'extra' people present. DH, yes; the midwife, yes; no-one else. Not my mother, not the midwife's trainee midwife (I'm happy for her to sit in on pre- and...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-24-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,921
Posted By Smokering
Dunno if this would make a difference to you, but...

Dunno if this would make a difference to you, but Henry James was the author who wrote that immensely creepy novel The Turn of the Screw. It's a bad association for me because I hate horror, but on...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 693
Posted By Smokering
Yay for a due date! Mind if I ask why they're...

Yay for a due date! Mind if I ask why they're doing the C-section? Like, if you went into labour early would they still do it?

I'm really hoping for a slightly early baby this time. DS was born 8...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   01-23-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 1,921
Posted By Smokering
Heh - I already call DD by my littlest sister's...

Heh - I already call DD by my littlest sister's name all the time, and their names aren't remotely similar, so I'm not too worried about that!

Lucas reminds me of Star Wars too - because of...
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