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  1. I am currently taking fenugreek as well along with mother's milk tea. You have to take a certain amount of fenugreek, or the tea for it to work. Here is a site with more info on it. kellymom.com :: Fenugreek for Increasing Milk Supply
  2. I have a friend who is the niece of OSC, I could always ask her what he is really like if you would like to know.
  3. Rather not share his name, but he was born Jan 20, 2011 at 7 pm, he weighed 7 lbs 11 oz, and was 20 inches long.
  4. Yep I am married to Faded, we now have a little mini Faded. Thank you for the congrats!
  5. Thanks! My husband and I will love the gloves! Our little one already has the nickname of "Ninja legs" it would be great to have some fighting clothes to go with the nickname.
  6. I have read quite a bit of OSC's work, and I have enjoyed most of it. However there are some books that he has written that were a bit much. And some of the short stories in his anthology "Maps in a Mirror" were a bit over the top as well. I would say that most of his work is fantastic, but some of it you have to be careful of.
  7. Well I ended up having made my decision. My baby decided to go on a nursing strike and I am now pumping to feed him. I got an electric pump, but it wasn't strong enough so I ended up having to get a Medela one (which works so much better) I get the same amount of milk in 15 min of pumping as I was getting in 2 hours of pumping before.
  8. My baby came last Thursday, I chose to get an epidural. I had to be induced with Pitocin (which from what I have heard makes contractions more painful, I don't know if this is true since it was my first childbirth), right as the big transitional contractions started up my epi failed, it faded slowly away and then quit all together. I felt the entire childbirth as if I had chosen to go natural. It hurt, it hurt so much that I just wanted the baby out of me so that I could rest and not be in pain for a little bit. I don't know what caused my epi to fail, but when the doctor stitched me up from my episiotomy I could feel her needle even though she had used local anesthetic. My advice, if you choose to go natural then take a class or something to prepare yourself for the pain and to have something for pain management. If you do choose the epi then I hear it is nice not to have felt the pain. Usually epidurals don't fail, they don't know why mine failed, I think it might have something to do with some of the back pain I have dealt with in my life. And this is back pain outside of being pregnant, I am guessing that my back is messed up in some way and this caused the epi not to work correctly. Will I get an epi next time? Probably, mostly in hopes that it will work and I won't feel anything. I will say, the pain of childbirth is pretty intense, it changes your whole perception of pain from that point forward.
  9. People are always going to assume things. Always. And sadly many people will say things from those assumptions not realizing the effect those words have. I know even I have been guilty of it. Sadly in the church when a person shows up single or childless or basically not fitting the "norm" of the other families assumptions are made about their choices in life. My husband and I struggled with infertility for 10 years and came across many assumptions and many comments which just hurt. Eventually I just stopped going to church on Mother's day. It was easier for me. In the end though I just got to a point where I realized I just had to ignore what people said for the most part. My brother in law is a mid-single and I can only imagine what he goes through. I have seen the way his family treats him and it has not been nice. Some of his siblings think that he just doesn't want to get married or that he hates women, and many other things. The truth is that he has been trying but has not been successful at finding someone. I think it is difficult for people to understand that there are different circumstances for everyone out there. The best bet is to not assume. And even better is to just keep your mouth shut instead of opening it and possibly being rude.
  10. I am a white and when reading the description it really did describe me quite well. My husband is a mix of all colors but is mostly Yellow and Blue. My Dad is almost all Yellow. They had to take the test at work.
  11. I remember when I was in high school doing a paper on banned books. What I found surprised me, I can't remember if it was Huck Finn or some other book but the book had originally been banned around the time it was produced for representing African Americans in a positive way. Then as time passed the book was banned for representing African Americans in a negative way by using the "n" word. When it comes to banning I think we often go a bit overboard for the sake of catering to the socially accepted way of thinking of our time.
  12. My brother in law is going to law school at Penn State, he is top in his class and has an externship for this up coming semester, he spent a good part of this last year interviewing all over the country for a summer internship which would give him a possibility at a job if the law firm he internships with is impressed with his work. So far he has not gotten an offer for an internship yet. He interviewed in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington (state), and I am sure some other states that I am not aware of. If you really want a law degree and want to do something with it you really need to be planning ahead or know someone. And when I say planning ahead I mean planning your school carefully, planning how you are going to go about your studies, planning everything. My brother, who is also currently in law school studied for a year for his LSAT. My brother in law studied for about half a year for his. As Dahlia stated, if you really want a degree that is going to take you somewhere then you might want to consider attending a university and going to classes and such. If you just want to learn stuff then an online course might be a great thing for you. Or you can check out The Teaching Company's courses: The Great Courses They are university level courses that you can watch on dvd or listen to on cd, they are very educational and very interesting but are purely for those who just want to learn and don't mind not earning a degree from it. None of the courses will get you credits at a university.
  13. I loved Ricks when I attended! I did not have a car so I walked everywhere, which was great for my physical fitness. I lived in the non cooking dorms my first year and ate off a meal plan. It worked out great, I even had excess money on my meal card which I used to buy food that I lived off during the week at the end of the year when I holed up in my room and crammed for finals. My second year (this was before Ricks went four year) I stayed at Riviera which was across the street from the building that most of my classes were in. Out of the three Universities I have attended Ricks was my favorite.
  14. If you are wise you will not let either relationship get too serious until you have gotten to know each girl a bit better. Let them come and visit, get to know them a bit better, then choose which one you decide to go with. When I was in college there was a guy I began dating, we had only dated about a week before he kissed me the first time. The very next day he told me that he had to break up with me because his girlfriend from BYU was coming to visit him. Left me feeling rather upset about the whole thing and it resulted in his girlfriend learning (not from me but from one of his friends) that while she was in BYU he was dating other girls at BYU-I. In the end though he started out with two girlfriends he ended up with none. Don't lead girls on, figure out which one you want, and then stick with her until you are sure the relationship is not going to work. Don't let things get serious until you are ready to be serious with only one of them. As for drama, dating two girls at the same time and not letting them know that you are not dating them singularly creates drama no matter what. As far as trust goes, it often has to be built and based on something, if you are starting out the relationship on false trust then you may have a problem earlier than you want. Like I said previously, don't get serious with either girl until you have figured out which one you want to get serious with.
  15. I am in the same boat as Dravin, I don't attend church for the people, I never have, and if I did I would have left a long time ago. I attend for the spiritual insight and edification that I get from church and from the gospel. The social aspect I could take or leave.