Expecting

  1. Expecting It really is a lot slower here now. Bums me 9-12-2014 7:49pm (1 reply)
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    • different crowd, too. maybe it's too early? 9-12-2014 7:50pm
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  2. Expecting Do you like the building design of the new WTC? 9-12-2014 7:14pm (13 replies)
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    • sure. fine. 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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    • no. 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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    • They should have rebuilt the towers IMO 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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      • ditto 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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      • the Towers were UGLY. 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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        • I agree but that's not the point 9-12-2014 7:17pm
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          • OK, like the new building. 9-12-2014 7:18pm
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        • except at their bases. i liked the trident columns. Had a moorish feel despite being very modern 9-12-2014 7:20pm
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      • Funny, those towers were thrashed when they went up by NYers. People hated it 9-12-2014 7:18pm
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        • yep. brutalist, corporate, boring. 9-12-2014 7:19pm
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    • Yes. Looks pretty 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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      • ITA perfect addition to NYC skyline while still leaving the original imprint, I think they did a great job 9-12-2014 7:17pm
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    • Very sf I'm not a fan 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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  3. Expecting I feel like this is a chemical pregnancy. Just wish it would end already if it's going to 9-9-2014 1:21am (0 replies)
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  4. Expecting Is the cake boss cake they sell in the grocery store worth the 25 bucks? 9-6-2014 8:36pm (2 replies)
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    • i highly doubt it 9-6-2014 8:37pm
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    • I liked it 9-6-2014 8:38pm
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  5. Expecting I have a 5yo, traveling southwest and they said family boarding only for kids 4 and under. So we waited and boarded lasL...(more) 8-26-2014 1:28pm (7 replies)
    Then caused more commotion because people had to switch for us
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    • why did they have to switch for you? 8-26-2014 1:28pm
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    • You should have boarded with the younger group - they would not have proofed your kid 8-26-2014 1:29pm
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      • Trying to follow rules. 8-26-2014 1:32pm
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    • they are great at letting families board. its 5 and under, but if you talk to the checker they will let you board early. FA don't want your 5&6 yo not to sit with the parent 8-26-2014 1:30pm
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    • people were going to have to switch anyway and that would seem easier if everybody is there. 8-26-2014 1:31pm
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    • My 5yo can sit alone 8-26-2014 1:33pm
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  6. Expecting What would you pay your nanny per day to travel with you. 4.5 days. 2 kids under 6. She will have her own room and bathroom. Will watch kids for about 6 hrs per day. 8-11-2014 5:15pm (8 replies)
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    • how many days? 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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      • ^^never mind - you note how long 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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    • i'd pay her $700 for that 4.5 dyas 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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      • Ok - I offered $800. We will also cover all her meals. She didn't seem happy, but said ok. Trying to figure out if it was too low. 8-11-2014 5:18pm
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        • not at all - that's very generous. if she's not all in, don't have her go. it will be the start of the end of your relationship 8-11-2014 5:19pm
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    • will she be able to do her own thing in those other hours? access to a car or beach or town? probably 100-150 per day. 8-11-2014 5:17pm
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      • Yes - no access to car, but it is totally walkable beach town. 8-11-2014 5:18pm
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    • pay her hours plus $50-$100 per day for the inconvenience. 8-11-2014 5:31pm
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  7. Expecting Do you travel with your nanny? How much do you pay per day? 8-11-2014 4:40pm (7 replies)
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    • vacation is for family time. i like my dh and dcs and spending time with them. 8-11-2014 4:41pm
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      • We just did a week with just us. This is a long weekend away. We are going with another couple who will also have their nanny and we plan to do dinners out with just the couples. 8-11-2014 4:44pm
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        • np: how many dcs? two nannies seems like overkill. why not just split the cost for one? 8-11-2014 4:46pm
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          • 5 dc total (we have 2). Kids are all under 5. 8-11-2014 4:52pm
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        • wow how much money do you have? 8-11-2014 4:47pm
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      • remove the stick 8-11-2014 4:46pm
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    • we've taken her skiing with us for the weekend. We pay per hour worked but guarantee a certain minimum for the day, e.g. no less than $80. She can come or not, her choice. 8-11-2014 4:49pm
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  8. Expecting Another disney post. Thinking of taking 5yo dd next year. Is that a decent age? Super into princess etc right now at 4.5. Will prob go with another fam who also have an only dd....(more) 8-4-2014 7:09am (5 replies)
    What are the better hotels?
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    • 5 is good. I took mine at 4 and he was a little young and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought he would. The Grand Floridian is very nice and on the Monorail. 8-4-2014 7:11am
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      • Thanks. Are there sites that tell you what to do and what reservations to make? I'm reading the other disney post here and realizing I have no idea! 8-4-2014 7:12am
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  9. Expecting I don't go to many concerts. And just can't figure out what to wear to on...(more) 7-27-2014 12:13pm (3 replies)
    One tonight. It's Soundgarden with NIN. It's hot out. And supposed to rain. Shorts? Leggings?
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    • Lol 7-27-2014 12:14pm
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    • fun show. you want to be comfortable. it's not a fashion show. where something good for the temp and bring a poncho for rain 7-27-2014 12:16pm
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      • But shorts? Or pants?? 7-27-2014 12:21pm
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  10. Expecting What weekend is visiting day at the Sullivan county camps ?...(more) 7-25-2014 9:00pm (1 reply)
    What weekend does visiting day fall on for
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    • My friends are going tomorrow 7-25-2014 9:13pm
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  11. Expecting If you're out with your young baby, how often do you get stopped by people saying he's cute? Do I just seem especially open to conversation? He does have a big head of bright...(more) 7-19-2014 3:04pm (1 reply)
    orange hair, guess that's unusual.
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    • One of my 3 got that type of attention. He had a head full of blonde ringlets and bright blue eyes 7-19-2014 3:08pm
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  12. Expecting Natural skincare...(more) 7-17-2014 3:46pm (0 replies)
    Just found out I’m pregnant with twinsies!!!!!!! Super excited as you can tell haha. Anyway, I wanted to switch up my beauty routine and go for the more natural route… Want to stay as far as possible from icky chemicals! A couple of my girlfriends have test-driven this new company and have been tring to get me on board as well… Anybody else has heard of them?

    http://www.vainpursuits.com/?utm_source=0031
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  13. Expecting Best place for dinner in the east village? 7-14-2014 6:06pm (1 reply)
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  14. Expecting My solution for ending campus rape is to abolish the greek system and end athletic scholarships. You're welcome. 7-14-2014 9:03am (10 replies)
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    • Nitwit 7-14-2014 9:03am
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    • both of those ideas do not cause rape, much of it stems from drinking 7-14-2014 9:04am
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      • And drinking is enabled by the greek system and jock cultire 7-14-2014 9:04am
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        • what? so those outside the 2 systems dont drink 7-14-2014 9:05am
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          • It's much easier to police a dorm than a frat house 7-14-2014 9:05am
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    • HOw teaching boys/young men responsibility? 7-14-2014 9:08am
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      • I completely agree. Frats teach conformity and the cult of masculinity. The opposite of personal reaponsibilty and respect for women. 7-14-2014 9:09am
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        • and the schools totally protect their athletes. it;s disgusting. 7-14-2014 9:11am
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          • Exactly. 7-14-2014 9:11am
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          • Wht can't they turn pro at 18 if they are good at football? Why can't the football teams 'apprentice' them. They shouldn't be in college because they are good at sport 7-14-2014 9:12am
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  15. Expecting Essential Legal Documents for New Parents...(more) 7-2-2014 12:48pm (1 reply)
    A fellow mama and a lawyer outlined the key documents we need to have ready. www.citymomloves.com (scroll down to 3rd post)
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  16. Expecting Essential Legal Documents for New Parents...(more) 7-2-2014 12:47pm (4 replies)
    A fellow mama and a lawyer outlined the key legal documents we need to have prepared.
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    • "mama" wtf 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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      • spamella 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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        • without a link? 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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          • she reposted above with the link 7-2-2014 12:50pm
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  17. Expecting Replacement bassinet mattress for a PBK bassinet? Expecting #2 in a few months and the current mattress is totally worn out.. Thx! 6-30-2014 2:18pm (2 replies)
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    • Have you looked at the PBK website? 6-30-2014 2:20pm
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      • Looks like I can only buy mattress with bassinet (and it was never a great one to start with..). Just wondering if anyone's found alternatives given odd shape.. 6-30-2014 4:10pm
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  18. Expecting Op: director was hesitant bc she said she didn't want them trashing the school overnight. 6-25-2014 9:23am (0 replies)
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  19. Expecting What are your thoughts on this ladies?...(more) 6-19-2014 5:42pm (0 replies)
  20. Expecting Why does DH think my mother is obligated to babysit? It would be great if she did, but she doesn't seem int...(more) 6-16-2014 9:45pm (0 replies)
    Interested. DH acts like I'm stubbornly refusing to ask, when I do she just says no every time.
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  21. Expecting It's annoying to me that some families never donate to the annual fund but reap all the same benefits. Doenst seem fair. 6-3-2014 7:42pm (2 replies)
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    • As someone who volunteers in development, my pet peeve is actually people who say they "can't afford" to donate to the annual fund, but then show up at some school function...(more) 6-3-2014 7:47pm
      bragging about their new car. If you truly cannot afford it, that's one thing...
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  22. Expecting I am pregnant and think that I am anemic (shortness of breath and fatigue). Anyone else experience this and how did you remedy? 5-26-2014 9:09pm (9 replies)
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    • Sounds like symptoms of pg not anemia 5-26-2014 9:10pm
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    • Ask your on. 5-26-2014 9:10pm
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    • You should call your ob, and let her diagnose you 5-26-2014 9:10pm
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    • They test that at the first visit 5-26-2014 9:12pm
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    • I took iron pills on top of the iron-enriched prenatal vitamins. But I am normally slightly anemic anyway. Get a blood test before you start self-diagnosing because the side...(more) 5-26-2014 9:13pm
      effect of iron pills is constipation, which you do NOT want to be dealing with if you don't have to.
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    • iron pills. but I have to say both fatigue and shortness of breath are symptoms of pregnancy. I had both and was not anemic. they tested. the breathing has something to do with...(more) 5-26-2014 9:14pm
      the increased amount of blood in your body or something. THe exhaustion is just that little bugger sucking out your soul, and making one for himself
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      • Ha! Thank you all for responding. 5-26-2014 9:16pm
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  23. Expecting Worried about friend she woke up very dizzy can't drive has racing heart a few weeks ago and went to a cardiologist and her heart is fine. She has high blood pressure and took her...(more) 5-19-2014 2:04pm (2 replies)
    Dh's blood pressure medication last night and she feels like she is losing her equilibrium and her leg is tremoring and has had hashimotos that she is not treating because she wants to wait and see u. She is in her way to the doctor. Worried
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    • i'd be worried, too. why in the hell did she take her dh's bp meds??? 5-19-2014 2:05pm
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      • I'm not sure to bring down her blood pressure I think. 5-19-2014 2:06pm
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  24. Expecting I don't understand the hate for paleo. I don't care what people eat but if I'm asked what worked for me and dh (paleo) people seem to hate it. 5-18-2014 10:11am (25 replies)
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    • You do what you want. But there is no science behind it. You want a name for a healthy diet? Say you eat Mediterranean 5-18-2014 10:12am
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    • Paleo people are annoying as fuck. See also: crossfit people 5-18-2014 10:12am
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    • i hate the fact that people feel a need when they are odd these odd diets (gf, paleo, etc.) to talk incessantly about what they can and cannot eat. i don't care what you eat and...(more) 5-18-2014 10:12am
      don't want to hear about it.
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      • ita. 5-18-2014 10:15am
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      • Np: i don't think gf is weird, but paleo is. 5-18-2014 10:15am
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        • many, many gf are weird. 5-18-2014 10:16am
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          • It's a medical diet. Same cannot be said for paleo. Paleo is just bullshit 5-18-2014 10:16am
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            • gf can be a medical diet. it can (and often is) a way to manifest an ED. 5-18-2014 10:17am
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              • Np: itd! I am a Celiac and RARELY meet someone on gf diet. And they are always a Celiac or have some other AI disorder. You are FOS 5-18-2014 10:18am
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                • i know so many non-celiac people on gf diets. 5-18-2014 10:19am
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                  • No, you don't. Or your social circle is made up of a lot of weird people. 5-18-2014 10:20am
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                  • How do you know they don't have another AI disorder? 5-18-2014 10:21am
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                  • How do you know they aren't? Most people with Celiac have no idea 5-18-2014 10:21am
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              • Based on what? You are polling people on their medical issues? 5-18-2014 10:18am
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    • Bc it is junk science. Explain why legumes are bad. 5-18-2014 10:13am
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    • Paleolithic peoples ate carrion. 5-18-2014 10:13am
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    • well, i have pcos, and an allergy to dairy. So i eat meat, veggies, nuts, and seeds, some berries. thats about it. I guess it is paleo, but i don't call it that and i didn't do it...(more) 5-18-2014 10:15am
      on purpose. it is just the only thing for a person who can't eat dairy, gluten, or carbs.
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      • You can have carbs. 5-18-2014 10:16am
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        • i can have vegetable carbs. 5-18-2014 10:16am
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          • And fruit carbs. And even small amounts of grains. 5-18-2014 10:16am
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            • berries.. i can't eat bananas and grapes or those kinds of fruits. please stop telling me what I can have. I have struggled with my body from 4yo. I have tried everything. Even...(more) 5-18-2014 10:18am
              doing all this and working out every day I am still overweight. My hormones and my body do not think a little grains is ok.
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              • You can have all of those. PCOS runs in my family and I am very familiar with it. You need to have your thyroid checked and get a better doc 5-18-2014 10:20am
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                • I have been to many docs and I have had my thyroid checked multiple times (along with many other things checked) and if you knew so much about pcos, you would know everyones...(more) 5-18-2014 10:22am
                  symptoms are different and can be managed at different levels. Maybe you can get pg, maybe I can't. Maybe metformin worked for you, didn't for me. So please stop with the know it all attitude, you don't know much.
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                  • What was your TSH level? 5-18-2014 10:24am
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                    • i don't have my blood work up paper on me right now, but everything was normal. three times. 5-18-2014 10:28am
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  25. Expecting Some people are more complicated than others. 5-18-2014 10:07am (3 replies)
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    • But most are pretty simple. 5-18-2014 10:08am
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      • Op - I don't think I'm simple. I wish I were. 5-18-2014 10:09am
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        • I think most people confuse complicated and pain in the ass. 5-18-2014 10:12am
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