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Survey
Can you look stylish if you're pregnant at Xmas?
Are you kidding? I fear that if I wear red that I'll be accosted by tots seeking an audience with the "Big Guy"!
25% (2 votes)
I work it! Being pregnant during the holidays gives me reason to look and feel both stylish and sexy!
50% (4 votes)
No comment – just pass that candy cane my way.
25% (2 votes)
Total votes: 8
I voted for the day after
I voted for the day after Thanksgiving when it's actually the weekend after. We put the tree up then because my children are gone for the weekend. When they get home it is ready for them to decorate.
We used to have a big fresh
We used to have a big fresh tree delivered but now I am happy to have a smaller artificial tree and I try to get it up about 2 weeks before Christmas -- or about when my ex has his up so that our son sees both houses lit up around the same time.
We used to have two trees --
We used to have two trees -- an artificial that went up the day after Thanksgiving and then our *official* Christmas tree -- about 2 weeks before. The artificial didn't make it... and while I still shoot for about 2 weeks before Christmas, the reality is whenever I can get to it around that time! When you leave your comment, share -- real or fake? I'm curious if those waiting 'til closer to Christmas also are dealing with live tree.
Survey
Celebrate Christmas or Yule? When do you put up your tree?
Before or on Thanksgiving
0% (0 votes)
Day after Thanksgiving
25% (1 vote)
Two weeks before Christmas
25% (1 vote)
Christmas Eve
0% (0 votes)
Whenever we get around to it
50% (2 votes)
Total votes: 4
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U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!
The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
Margaret, I am so sorry. I
Margaret, I am so sorry. I always wonder about my babies -- what they would be like today, which activities they'd love, who they'd chose for friends, how they would have carved a special place in the family. Time has eased the pain. It's much gentler now. But I remember and am thankful for the weeks we had together and wish they could have been more.
Thank you, Missy. Today, on
Thank you, Missy. Today, on Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day, we have a special opportunity to recall our babies and reach out to other who are experiencing or have recently had a loss. I appreciate your post and your compassionate outreach over the years. My story: Before my child's death -- at 14 weeks -- I never knew how great a loss a miscarriage was. Now, I mourned for a child that I would never hold, that I would never touch. I missed the heartbeat that I would never hear again and the movement that I would never feel. I had such emptiness inside my heart. I felt guilty that I wasn't able to provide a safe place for this baby to grow. Would my baby know how much we would have loved him? Would he know what a welcome his brother and sisters had planned? My world had become gray. When would the pain lessen? You can read the rest of the article about my pregnancy loss here.
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02/10/2012 - 18:18
Nice to see you here. Think of the home school discussion we can carry on!
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