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  • embra
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    Thanks all!


    embra
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    I think it depends. If you are 21 and married (or with a permanent partner who will be involved in the child rearing) and you are financially secure, and mentally mature, being younger may actually be a plus since you have more energy and are probably healthier than older people. If you are on your own or low on cash, I’d wait. Having a second child is far harder than having just one, and if you are only 21 now, you have plenty of childbearing years ahead of you so you can afford to be a bit pickier. It is really such a personal choice. You need to decide which factors are most important to you.


    embra
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    Bummer! Well, better luck next time!


    embra
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    Birthday party for one of my daughter’s pre-K friends tomorrow. Also (I’m not sure this qualifies as fun) more apartment hunting.


    embra
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    Of those options, I think Olive sounds best with Penelope. Penelope sounds cute with Charlotte. I like it!


    embra
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    If you are set on having a second one, that is a good age spread. I think if you wait to be really ready it may not ever happen. Well, probably there are women out there who are always ready for another, but I found pregnancy unpleasant enough and having a young baby exhausting enough that if I waited to completely be in the right mindset, I would have skipped number two altogether. The first baby was easier since I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. Now I have two and the youngest is a toddler. They get along great most of the time and bring a lot of joy to our lives. Getting pregnant with the second one didn’t give me the same amazed thrill that I got with #1; there was a lot more anxiety mixed in, but he came out and was my sunshine baby. Now I can’t imagine my life without him. I knew I wanted a second one at some point though and the question was largely timing. If you think you might not, that is a whole other discussion.


    embra
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    That’s interesting. For me it is the opposite. I assumed Amaya would be pronounced Ah-my-ah since it is basically Maya with an A in front. I see Maia less frequently on its own, so if I saw Amaia alone, I’d think the pronunciation could go either way.


    embra
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    curry noodles


    embra
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    Pretty. I like Amaya better.


    embra
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    With such an unusual first name, I’d go classic for the middle name so he can go by something else if he doesn’t feel like an Adonis some days. Maybe William, Jacob, Daniel, or Nathan?


    embra
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    I thought it was great. That being said, it would probably be great in your living room as well.


    embra
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    That IS crazy! I don’t understand how the test showed no evidence that she shared any DNA with the three children though. Even if her ovarian tissue was that of her twin, the twin should have either been identical to her, or at the very least shared ~50% of her DNA with her if it was a fraternal twin. The kids should still have shown up as being a close relation of some sort.


    embra
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    I usually bring food for new moms: either a one pot dish that just needs to be reheated or something fairly healthful that can be eaten with one hand like homemade fruit-filled muffins. Someone brought me a big container full of all kinds of fun fruit when I had my second baby, and that was nice too since I felt like it was sending my body in the right direction. The container was maybe 1.5 x 1.5 feet and was cute and useful for holding toys later.


    embra
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    With Charlotte as a sibling, and a desire for nicknames, I like Madeleine, Miranda, Rosalie, Caroline, Meredith, Elizabeth, Celia, Clarissa, Vivian, Emmaline, Victoria, Roxanne, or Genevieve. For mns, Holly, Violet, Hazel, Laurel, or Ivy all fit the floral motif you seem to like.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  embra.

    embra
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    I lIke Lilith Jaye and Ysabell Sarah best of the ones you listed. I think Lilith would be good with another names with strong meanings like:
    Lilith Alexandra
    Lilith Nicole
    Lilith Nadia

    I like Ysabell with other names that are simple but elegant:
    Ysabell Jillian
    Ysabell Vivienne
    Ysabell Audrey


    embra
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    How about Dashiell? You could nn Dash, which would be cute with your girls’ names.


    embra
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    I’m more a “GRORT” – “Get rid of random things”.


    embra
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    We don’t get snow days here, but if we did…homemade play dough! It comes together in maybe 5 minutes, you can make it any color you like, and it is warm when it is first made, which is nice on cold hands. I also like making cookies and putting together forts and obstacle courses.


    embra
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    I agree with Everett. Others that seem similar to me are: Emmett, Felix, Huxley, Victor, Ezra, Dexter, Chester, Maxwell, Arthur, Spencer, Bartholomew, Baxter.


    embra
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    Huh. “Tyres” looks spectacularly wrong to me, but is apparently an accepted British spelling. Who knew?

    Well, I guess all the people who live in places that speak British English knew, come to that.

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