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<div style="font-style:italic;">laughup Wow! You must have quite a mom, I would have run from the room!!!</div>
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I asked mine once was a 69 was. She just said, "The number between 68 and 70."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I asked mine once was a 69 was. She just said, "The number between 68 and 70."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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Maybe it's different for boys, but I certainly do not feel that my 7 year old is ready for the sex talk. He needs to mature a little (note my previous post about seeing me naked, lol).<br><br>
Someone else mentioned that they're so tired, or just lacking motivation to do anything. Me too. Today it's good to be a student. I got the kids off to school and I came home and managed a half hour of exercise before collapsing on the couch. I need to go to school to do some reading, but I just can't get off this couch. Instead, I've been doing all kinds of reading on the world social forum. This talk about finding an alternative to capitalism is so fascinating to me. It's hard to imagine an alternative to a system that's been so normalized around the world. So, I'm just really glad I'm a student today and not working a regular job... taking it easy... (I feel guilty, though, cause if I'm not doing school work there's a ton of house work that should be done. alas...)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When you were 7?!?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I really think if I knew anything about that when I was 7 I would have been literally FRIGHTENED!!!!</div>
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I was hearing about sex back in kindergarten-- but since it was from other kids, some of the details were off. I also attended the "alternative" school for our school district which meant the bus that we rode to and from school was K-12th grade. The older kids were always talking and telling jokes, most of which went over my head. According to my mom, I came home one day and told her I had a joke for her. I asked her to get out a paper bag and blow it up, so she did, and then I said, "Now, you have a do it yourself blowj*&!" I was like 5 or 6 years old and it was clear I had *no idea* what I was talking about. I think she about fell off her chair she laughed so hard. I can't remember for sure, but I think we had an "age appropriate" talk about sex shortly after that.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://organicgrace.com/ntb_crib-mattresses" target="_blank">http://organicgrace.com/ntb_crib-mattresses</a><br><br>
We got the Organic Cotton/Wool Innerspring Crib Mattress. It was "only" $239 and came with free shipping. This was definitely the best product for the price. It's very nice and firm and looks well-made. My parents bought if for us and it is definitely the most expensive thing we are purchasing/asking for. We got a hand-me-down crib and so my parents were happy to buy an organic mattress instead.</div>
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Thank you! We've been looking at organic mattresses and not finding much below $300 that was actually all natural materials.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Instead, I've been doing all kinds of reading on the world social forum. This talk about finding an alternative to capitalism is so fascinating to me. It's hard to imagine an alternative to a system that's been so normalized around the world.</div>
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Have you seen <a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912&ei=my6CSfL6O4SQqALipbXhCg&q=Zeitgeist+II+Addendum&hl=el" target="_blank">that video</a> ? It's long but it's definitively worth it...
 

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Thanks for the link Ilek. I've started watching it already. I've just got it paused, though, because i finally got probably the most anticipated email of my life.... and it's not quite what I wanted to hear, but it's not all bad.<br><br>
I am currently in the first year of the PhD program in History. I've always known it's not where I should be, but this fall it really hit me that I don't belong in history and I need to find a program that's more in tune with my personal politics. So, I sought out a prof in the (human) Geography department to see if he would be willing to support (as in be my new supervisor) my transfer into the Geography program where I could do the exact kind of research I have always wanted to do. I wrote a great 30 pg paper for him, a proposal, and sent him my CV way back in early December. Then I waited and waited, sent a few reminders, waited and FINALLY today I heard back. He said that a different prof would be better suited to my interests, but she is associated with the Political Science department. The polisci dept. is not so open to students from different departments. So, I feel like I'm back to square one. But, for the first time, I feel like having the baby might actually be helping me out... because I'm taking a baby break from school, time is on my side while I sort all this out. I just hope I don't have to stay where i am. I would be so disillusioned <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I hope you didn't actually read that. I just needed to get it out. It's hard to be living with a life of anticipation for something and not have it play out how you had hoped.
 

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I read it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. Good luck and I hope you find the right department!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think we had this book too <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWhere-Did-Come-Peter-Mayle%2Fdp%2F0818402539" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Where-Did-Come.../dp/0818402539</a><br>
its really cute and ds and I were looking at it at the MW's office a couple weeks ago.<br><br>
I think its advised to tell your kids that if they have any questions about sex that they can talk to you anytime they want (probably starting around school age since they can hear so much from other kids.<br>
My mom asked me that and I DID have questions, all about how babies get in there and certain terminology I was hearing from other kids. Like the one I mentioned as well as some other dirtier stuff.<br><br>
I'm glad she had the talk with me then because I would have just got the info from friends or their parents (who might not have been so sensitive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">)<br><br>
I think also when you wait too long that is when it can be embarrassing. I was young enough to not realize that it 'should' be an embarrassing conversation.</div>
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I totally agree, Dawn. I never had "the sex talk" with my parents; they were just open and honest to any questions, bought books about puberty, and overall made us feel comfortable going to them to get truthful and non-embarassing answers.<br><br>
I do and plan to do the same with my kids- I'm open with Neela's questions about her anatomy (and mine and my husband's), I answer her questions at a level that she can understand, and I add more detail when she asks and as she gets older. Not that things don't sometimes get confused- we just used "vagina" as a generic term, and our friends and neighbours were using the more correct "vulva". When she was not quite two she asked me about it, but despite my explanation she decided that she had a vagina, but "will get a vulva like you when I grow up". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> At times I would forget that my very verbal child still didn't have the logic or comprehension skills to keep up.
 

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Just found out ANOTHER friend is pregnant! Thats SEVEN friends pregnant, who the heck am I going to rely on for babysitting?! Kidding!! Im the 2nd one due and Im just in AWE of all these preg women! When I was preg with dd1 I was the only one for about a year to get preg, now its an epidemic!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just found out ANOTHER friend is pregnant! Thats SEVEN friends pregnant, who the heck am I going to rely on for babysitting?! Kidding!! Im the 2nd one due and Im just in AWE of all these preg women! When I was preg with dd1 I was the only one for about a year to get preg, now its an epidemic!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"></div>
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LOL, I have 2 friends that I see often due within days of me. And I'm always hearing about so and so who is due around April as well. I guess last summer was a good TTCing time. I knew no one due around me with DD1, a couple with DD2, and now it's like a baby boom in my area <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I really do think there is a baby boom right now. I know so many people who either just had a baby or are pregnant!!!!
 

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Yep. Lotsa babies! I knew two people at my old job who are due within a day of me. Weird, huh. Especially if you think back and go "we were at dtd at the same time." (give or take <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">)
 

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Just to make life more interesting, my 2y broke her clavicle. On one hand I get to rest now because I have to keep her from running around and jumping, the only way to do that is with lots of TV on the couch with mama. But I also have so much to do these last few weeks and I can see that we won't be going out much for the next few weeks. She cries when you pick her or put her in her car seat which makes going out hard.
 

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OK, trying to catch up here....<br><br>
On the sex talk thing...my dd is 14 and ds is 11... I NEVER had any sort of sex talk with my mother, nor were we open to ask questions or have discussions, I ended up pregnant at 17, in part because I was given misinformation about exactly when you can get pregnant (Yes, it is possible to conceive when you have not had a period in 4 months...) and in part because I had no access to birth control, because of the period thing and I was a 'dumb teenager' who thought it wouldn't happen to me because I was an honor student, cheerleader, etc......anywho...I made a vow to myself that my children would always know whatever they 'needed' to know about sex and all that goes with it. I have always had open and very frank discussions with them about it (of course some of it was not as detailed because of their particular age) I bring it up frequently still, anytime we hear a song or they come home with a joke, I ask them if they even know what it means, and if they don't we talk about it. My point is they ask me things, my 14 yo dd still talks to me about things. She tells me what her friends are doing. She asks me if she doesn't understand something. It is very open and honest communication, because I put that there from the beginning (NO, we do not always get along...lol) But even if we aren't getting along, it's something she will talk to me about. My ds is only 11, and not to a point where it's something that he worries about daily, but he does ask me questions sometimes, and I think he will continue to talk to me... Anyway, I know that's long, but I think in this day and age, if you are sending your children to school, you have to be ready to talk about it, at an early age. I think if my mother had listened to my hints, I might have been in a different place in my life, not that I don't totally love my children, I do, but the timing could have been better, KWIM? Anyway, I am not saying if you don't talk to them, this will happen, I am just telling you my story....<br><br>
OK, sorry, but that is something I do feel so emotional about...<br><br>
I am in the too tired/lazy to feel like doing anything club...I want out...I have way too much to do!!!! LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I really do think there is a baby boom right now. I know so many people who either just had a baby or are pregnant!!!!</div>
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I agree. I know probably 8-10 people who are pregnant. And my entire book club is pregnant now (5 of us).
 

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The girls from my old office are throwing me a baby shower today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:.<br><br>
Peony...so sorry about DD. That is awful. I hope she heals quickly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> for both of you.
 

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Peony, I'm sorry to hear about your DD as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">.<br><br>
Kate - congrats was this a surprise?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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Peony, heres to a quick recovery! Poor girl!!<br><br>
Kate, the very first baby shower?! Yay!! youll have to post pics of the things they do to you. TP sash, crown, etc! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
To everyone - thank you so much for your sex talk info. I think Ill keep answering to the best of my ability and keep it pretty technical for a little while longer. Maybe in a few years Ill tell her how awesome and special it is.(the emotional side of it) I really appreciate everyone giving me nitty gritty details cause sometimes I think dd is unique in her questioning, but Im glad to hear that she is on track and that we are all going through some area of sex talking!! Makes me feel really...normal!! I just have to get past the embarassment part...<br><br>
Please give yourselves big hugs from me!
 

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I cannot keep up with you all! I've been down and out with kidney stones and infection. It's been such a fun few weeks. Sucks because we tried our darndest to fight it homeopathically with my mw's and now im stuck with a urologist and OB. i go in for my next appt in an hour and im hoping to avoid overnight monitering and stuff.<br><br>
I grew up in a household where sex was never discussed, was only meant for married people and you went to hell if you had premarital sex. We wont be taking that approach with our girls though lol!<br><br>
Ladies in the 3rd trimester, how is it? I'll be joining next week and cannot believe it. I havent really been able to enjoy the 2nd trimester do to my kidneys, but am hoping with the upcoming warm weather the 3rd wont be too horrible!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I cannot keep up with you all! I've been down and out with kidney stones and infection. It's been such a fun few weeks. Sucks because we tried our darndest to fight it homeopathically with my mw's and now im stuck with a urologist and OB. i go in for my next appt in an hour and im hoping to avoid overnight monitering and stuff.<br><br>
I grew up in a household where sex was never discussed, was only meant for married people and you went to hell if you had premarital sex. We wont be taking that approach with our girls though lol!<br><br>
Ladies in the 3rd trimester, how is it? I'll be joining next week and cannot believe it. I havent really been able to enjoy the 2nd trimester do to my kidneys, but am hoping with the upcoming warm weather the 3rd wont be too horrible!</div>
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Oh dang. its sucks when you have to admit defeat and head for the doc!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope your feeling better though!!<br><br>
I didnt realize we have the same due date, were ALMOST to the 3rd! Iv been a tiny bit envious of all the ladies due at the beginning of April!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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