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Old 08-02-2007, 09:06 AM   #81
 
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Yeah- your labor hair looked great-i'm very jealous! Not to be nosy, but I am interested in superstitions. What is the superstition about sharing the name?
That your name is power, and telling someone your name is giving them power over you... people who wish your baby harm can hurt him if they know his name. So we have a real name and a "cover" name.

We call him JJ for short, so you guys can too!
So JJ it is!

I never heard that. Interesting. I'm curious also -How long does this last? Does this apply if someone on the street asks his name?

I'm interested in this, too. So when you take him to church or when he goes to school do you tell people his real name or his cover name?
In the old days, the cover name ALWAYS and the real name was only for the birth certificate and baptism. Now, he will obviously use his name for school and so on. People on the street I am not too worried about, but generally I only really want people I trust to know his name. Yeah, it's weird, I know.
I wonder if this is the origin of nicknames or how nicknames came about. Our son has a nickname but I never really thought about it being a cover name.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:58 AM   #82
 
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Now if we could only deal with this oversupply of milk....
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:03 PM   #83
 
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I made the pics on page 3 smaller! Thanks medussa for your help - I appreciate it!

I also updated my ticker - yay!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:38 PM   #84
 
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This is a bit belated but, Congratz, he is sooo cute, and look at all that hair!!! I love that picture of you and him on the first page, you look so beautiful in that one. The one with him and your husband is really good too.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:44 PM   #85
 
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Now if we could only deal with this oversupply of milk....
It'll sort itself out, don't worry.

For me 6 weeks was the magic moment - all of a sudden my supply was totally in synch with DS's demand. No more leaking, no more fire hydrant spray. I felt so much more normal.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #86
 
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You have a beautiful family Amneris,congratulations!
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Now if we could only deal with this oversupply of milk....
It'll sort itself out, don't worry.

For me 6 weeks was the magic moment - all of a sudden my supply was totally in synch with DS's demand. No more leaking, no more fire hydrant spray. I felt so much more normal.
I can't wait for that - I am so tired of soaking through my clothes and onto my sheets at night.

I heard that it is not healthy to wear breast pads often - anyone know if this is true and why?
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I heard that it is not healthy to wear breast pads often - anyone know if this is true and why?
The only thing I can think of is the possibility of thrush. I would think that wouldn't be an issue if you get the type of pads that whisk the moisture away from the surface. I think Lanisoh makes that type. I know Gerber doesn't.
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