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Who wants to hear about how much I suck at math? Seriously, if there were tests to establish a learning disability for math like there are with reading, I guarantee you I have one.

I am taking an advanced stats class, as required by my advisor/committee. And I bombed the midterm. Big time. So now I'm trying to get it changed from taking the class for credit to taking it as an audit. Which is a huge, complicated process. And in the end it might not even get approved. And if it doesn't, I am going to fail the class. Because I do.not.understand. one thing we have learned so far. It's like the instructor is speaking greek. And a lot of the symbols are greek, so I guess she is.

I'm grateful I just had to do business stats! I understand calculus just fine (took 1, 2, 3, and differential equations!), but stats just didn't make the same sense to me at all.

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oh that sucks Kristi!!! is there anyone that can help you?

I am horrible at math too, i don't know how i passed in high school and i am pretty sure people think i am an idiot most of the time when it comes to math. if you were to ask me something like what 190-45 was i wouldn't even know. I would have to take a minute and try and count in my head or use a calculator. I have issues with understanding grammar too:rolleyes:

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Oh and AFTER I took all those math classes I ended up practically failing Accounting 101. Seriously. I dropped out of class on the very last possible day!

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I love math! I miss it actually. I loved calculus in highschool. I've only taken a few stats couses in university and that's it. But I hate stats. LOL!! Hope you can get some math help!

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I have taken 2 other stats courses prior to this, too. The entry level stuff I got, but this is so over my head. I get so confused when the formulas get too long. And the formulas in this class are insane! And multilayered. And there are a million variables that all stand for something else, which always confuses me. T-tests, 2 sample t tests, f tests, test statistics, ANOVA, p value. Blech!!!

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My husband did really well with those advanced stat classes. But he was an electrical and computer engineering major.

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Really, the only thing that can help me is to drop out of the class at this point, or audit if they'll approve it. I bombed the midterm to the point of no return. It makes me sick to think about it. On the midterm we had to figure all the stuff by hand, which is idiotic because when I do calculate my own statistics on my project, I'll be using a computer, and I'll only need to know the tests that actually apply to my work, not all the other ones.

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That is dumb! I suck at basic math. I can manipulate equations all day, but I cannot add or subtract in my head. When I don't have a calculator I'm guaranteed to get something wrong due to simple math error.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

My husband did really well with those advanced stat classes. But he was an electrical and computer engineering major.

I wish I understood math! I can remember struggling with it beginning in 3rd grade when we started learning times tables. Then I started developing real issues in 5th/6th grade. By 8th grade I was done for, and I've understood very little since then, except geometry, which clicked for me better than anything else.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

That is dumb! I suck at basic math. I can manipulate equations all day, but I cannot add or subtract in my head. When I don't have a calculator I'm guaranteed to get something wrong due to simple math error.

When I look at an equation, I always see a jumbled mess. They seriously mean nothing to me, and I never have a clue where to start.

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If it makes you feel better english comprehension and I don't get along at all.

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I am watching toddlers and tiaras. They are having a pagent with pets, and some people have brought a snake, a lamb, and a turkey.

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If it makes you feel better english comprehension and I don't get along at all.

I think people typically click well with one or the other.

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I am watching toddlers and tiaras. They are having a pagent with pets, and some people have brought a snake, a lamb, and a turkey.

WTF. Weirdos.

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I'm sure the turkey will look nice being drug across the stage.

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What are you up to tonight, Jackie?

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*sigh* I know a girl who is agreeing to a c/s because she tore with her first kid and the doctor told her she'll tear worse with each kid and a c/s recovery would be easier.

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What are you up to tonight, Jackie?

Stalking people on FB. Did a brief chat on FB with my best friend from h/s. We've changed so much since then. It's sad that we're not close anymore. Sad I sent her a message earlier today that I was pregnant so she'd know before I changed my cover photo.

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*sigh* I know a girl who is agreeing to a c/s because she tore with her first kid and the doctor told her she'll tear worse with each kid and a c/s recovery would be easier.

Sigh.
I can tell you for sure that healing from a c/s is much worse and longer than the healing from a tear. Did she tear naturally, or tear from an episiotomy?

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Stalking people on FB. Did a brief chat on FB with my best friend from h/s. We've changed so much since then. It's sad that we're not close anymore. Sad I sent her a message earlier today that I was pregnant so she'd know before I changed my cover photo.

I'm not close to anyone from HS any more. It is sad.

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I don't know. She already had an older kid (just a few months older than Aiden). I can't imagine having a c/s would be easier with an older kid to care for too!

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I'm not close to anyone from HS any more. It is sad.

There's a group of 4 of us who keep in touch (one is the friend I just mentioned). They all still live in the same area our parents did (in fact one still lives at home - don't get me started on that!!). The other 3 hang out all the time still I know. I feel left out at this point, but not really their fault since they all live within a few miles of each other and I'm always a super long drive away.

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Rather than consent to a c/s, she needs a doula, a midwife and some compresses during delivery.

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I don't know. She already had an older kid (just a few months older than Aiden). I can't imagine having a c/s would be easier with an older kid to care for too!

Recovery from my tear wasn't easy, but it was much better than a c/s.

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I had a pretty easy recovery from my c/s and I still can't imagine how hard life will be if I end up with another c/s with having Aiden around! I wasn't walking completely upright when I got home still!

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There's a group of 4 of us who keep in touch (one is the friend I just mentioned). They all still live in the same area our parents did (in fact one still lives at home - don't get me started on that!!). The other 3 hang out all the time still I know. I feel left out at this point, but not really their fault since they all live within a few miles of each other and I'm always a super long drive away.

We both grew up in the same county, and moved to a different county when we got married. We moved back when my dad offered us a lot to build on on the farm. We now live less than a minute away from my parents and brother. I still rarely talk to anyone from hs, though my DH still hangs out with his best friend from hs.

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Have I mentioned I'm already having trouble sleeping this pregnancy? I'm lucky to get 4-5 hours total. I just can't stay asleep and once awake it takes me forever to get back asleep. *sigh* This is pitiful since Aiden had STTN for at least a week now!!!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I had a pretty easy recovery from my c/s and I still can't imagine how hard life will be if I end up with another c/s with having Aiden around! I wasn't walking completely upright when I got home still!

My c/s and recovery were pretty easy, but I remember being in the hospital and throwing my pillows at DH sleeping on the couch because the baby was crying, he wouldn't wake up, and I couldn't get out of bed without a lot of help.

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We both grew up in the same county, and moved to a different county when we got married. We moved back when my dad offered us a lot to build on on the farm. We now live less than a minute away from my parents and brother. I still rarely talk to anyone from hs, though my DH still hangs out with his best friend from hs.

DH and I are the opposite. He doesn't keep up with anyone at all from h/s! His 10 year reunion is this year and he wants to go just to show off his success. :roll: I told him to roll back his ego and move on. lol

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

My c/s and recovery were pretty easy, but I remember being in the hospital and throwing my pillows at DH sleeping on the couch because the baby was crying, he wouldn't wake up, and I couldn't get out of bed without a lot of help.

Oh God I forgot about not being able to get out of bed by myself! That was awful!!!

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Have I mentioned I'm already having trouble sleeping this pregnancy? I'm lucky to get 4-5 hours total. I just can't stay asleep and once awake it takes me forever to get back asleep. *sigh* This is pitiful since Aiden had STTN for at least a week now!!!

Boo! Lack of sleep always makes pregnancy so much harder.
Are you doing hypnobabies? The tracks are awesome for going asleep! And even if I ever had trouble falling asleep, I would use the relaxation techniques and they worked great!

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DH and I are the opposite. He doesn't keep up with anyone at all from h/s! His 10 year reunion is this year and he wants to go just to show off his success. :roll: I told him to roll back his ego and move on. lol

lol! Maybe he went to hs with a bunch of jerks like I did!

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Oh God I forgot about not being able to get out of bed by myself! That was awful!!!

I also remember dragging my butt around and around the halls not even able to stand up straight.

My tear was no fun, but still a million times better!

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Boo! Lack of sleep always makes pregnancy so much harder.
Are you doing hypnobabies? The tracks are awesome for going asleep! And even if I ever had trouble falling asleep, I would use the relaxation techniques and they worked great!

Ya know I was going to ask when people usually start with hypnobabies! lol. I think I'm going to buy the self study as soon as DH stops panicking about the price. :roll:

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Ah yes, I also remember needing help to get in and out of the tub to take a shower for a week. That was fun....not.

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Ya know I was going to ask when people usually start with hypnobabies! lol. I think I'm going to buy the self study as soon as DH stops panicking about the price. :roll:

It's worth every penny! I want to say you're supposed to start around 24ish weeks? I don't remember exactly. But I started early @ 20 weeks.

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Good to know! At least I do technically have time to work on him. He's coming around to seeing things "my way." Watching More Business of Being Born really helped him!

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Okay, I'm off to roll around in bed. Blum 3 Good chatting!

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Good to know! At least I do technically have time to work on him. He's coming around to seeing things "my way." Watching More Business of Being Born really helped him!

That is what convinced my DH, too!

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Okay, I'm off to roll around in bed. Blum 3 Good chatting!

Good night! I'm off to bed, too!

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Good morning, ladies. I hope you got some sleep, Jackie...I had a ton of trouble sleeping through most of my pregnancy too--I got awful full-body RLS and listening to Hypnobirthing relaxation tracks at bedtime really did help (although it knocked DH out way faster than me, lol). I also discovered skullcap tincture at some point midway through and that helped me A TON too.

My best friend from high school (and middle school) is actually the person I still consider my best friend, although we haven't lived in the same city since high school...but we visit a lot (she is particularly good about visiting me--I'm always too poor!) and now she is MOVING HERE next month, and pregnant (due with a girl in September)...I am so ridiculously excited Blum 3 I'm sure it'll be an adjustment getting to know each other again on that level rather than just long distance with fun vacation visits once a year or so, but I think it's going to be great. Our DHs also get along famously, which is really nice. That's the only person I'm REALLY still in touch with, though. There were a few more that stuck around through our 20s when we were all in NYC, but now that I've been out here for 6.5 years, they've pretty much just FB acquaintances at this point. Doesn't help that my parents moved across the country while I was in college so I have no reason to ever return to my hometown.

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Morning! I started hypnobithing around 32-ish weeks, I think. I wish I'd started sooner because the tracks really helped me sleep. Its really never too early to start!

How exciting that your friend is moving to Tucson, Leigh! Is this the friend whose DH will be a UA student?

I keep in touch with HS friends via FB and I've met up with some of them a few times when I've gone back to visit my family. They're all popping out babies now so we have a lot to chat about. My BFFs are my college friends. We scattered around the country for grad school and I miss them loads because despite my best efforts none of them chose UA. They're all much better about visiting me mostly because they're all still single and childless. Because I didn't start college (for realz) until I was 25, they're younger than me and in a different place in their lives. Its fun to live vicariously through them as they travel the world.

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My best friend from high school has a 6 year old. Other than that no body else has any kids that I was really close to in high school and college. Those that I chat through FB more now are those acquaintances who have kids too. I really don't know why none of my friends have kids! Most have been married longer than DH and I. They're all settled someplace, most own houses, etc. My husband suggested that all of our friends have fertility challenges as a result of all of our drinking back in the day. Blum 3

I did actually sleep a full 6 hours! Man, felt great! But now I'm tried again and waiting for DS to nap.Right now he's zoning to sesame street.

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Yes, the same friend whose DH is doing his master's here. We're hoping they'll stay forever, though Biggrin It's definitely nice having both friends with babies and without! The vicarious living and ability to easily come to YOU are so nice with the childless ones. And the ones with babies, well, that's obvious Smile It'll be nice to have more friends with just one baby, though--my SIL and her husband are the people we hang out with the most right now, but they have a 3, 5, and 7 and it's such a pain for them to come to our house so we ALWAYS go over there...it'll be nice not to have to drive late at night, transfer Adair, etc. EVERY time we want to hang out on a Friday night. Although we'll have to start keeping our house a lot cleaner Blum 3

And yeah--I started Hypnobirthing at 20 weeks but it's definitely never too early. Just more time to internalize it all!

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Check out this article!

Time magazine breastfeeding cover

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ROFL

Adair definitely inherited her dad's, uh, emissions system. And now he's taught her to BLAME ME FOR FARTS. :angry1:

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Love that Time cover!!!!! If only DH would get on board. He wants me to wean Simon now. Sad

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Check out this article!

Time magazine breastfeeding cover

Love the cover. The article not so much. It focuses completely on the controversy of the cover and says nothing of the article within. Also, could they have picked a larger 3 year old for the cover? The kid looks like he's 7. It was meant to shock people and I think its doing a good job of that.

For the first time I feel like I get stares when I BF Teagan in public. I guess she's at the age of looking "too old" to BF? Makes me want to BF her until she's 12. Raarrrr.

And don't get me started on farts. Teagan isn't so bad ... yet. I just hope she doesn't get her Daddy's "emission system" Smile

Woot woot! Just turned in my final project! Now to goof off for a few days before burrowing my head in grant writing for the summer.

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He wants me to wean Simon now. Sad

Why? What's his reasoning?

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