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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85341 May 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Thinking about lunch. Has anyone had Panera's mac and cheese? I'm dying for some, but I'm not going to bother if it's shyte.
It's one of the only things my kids will eat from there. I think they may even have a new version with bacon.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Lawrence, MA

#85342 May 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure Chicago s following that trend....
Yep. The murder rate has dropped in Chicago, too.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#85343 May 8, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
somewhere i read that babies should have on one more layer than we adults would tolerate for the weather because they ahven't "learned" how to regulate temperature yet.
While it's good to keep babies bundled up in cold weather, babies have brown adipose tissue, which you lose as you grow. It's purpose is to generate heat. It is specifically designed to protect babies from these situations. Evolution...

Since: Jan 10

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#85344 May 8, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
i remember you mentioning that, red... and the follow up issue becomes what to do abuot riding in a car without teh proper, nay, any, carseat... and as long as the kid is fully clothed, has a hat and is bundled in a carrier, i see no issue iwth the outside temperatire in september or may...
somewhere i read that babies should have on one more layer than we adults would tolerate for the weather because they ahven't "learned" how to regulate temperature yet.
(cool my magic number is 3456!)
I've read more than once that babies tend to be kept warmer than they need to be. I guess I figure, if your baby seems happy, you're doing okay!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#85346 May 8, 2013
I got some birth announcement-style photos of my nephews, and one of them was after bath time. we just put a diaper on him, grabbed his blanket and headed to teh front room. at one point, he felt really warm to me, so i loosened up teh blanket. then like five minutes later, he felt chilled, so i wrapped him up again and took the opportunity for a closer snuggle. no crying, no whining, all was good...

i realized that M was going to be iwht us at teh same age that A was when i took those photos, so i made sure i got some of M too. pretty cool to have the same thing at the same age!

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#85347 May 8, 2013
There's a boy who used to ride my boys bus who has brain cancer.

Their school is doing a fund raiser for him and everyday for $1 the kids get to do something special, like chew gum or wear a hat this week. It think that is nice, but I would like to give more than that.

I don't think brain cancer is something with a good survival rate. Very sad.:(
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85348 May 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Thinking about lunch. Has anyone had Panera's mac and cheese? I'm dying for some, but I'm not going to bother if it's shyte.
M co-workerscall it "Crack and cheese" because they love it so much. I've never hasd it because I love the broc/cheese soup and that's too much cheese!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85350 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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People think they can tell new moms what to do all the time. I was often yelled at because my babies had bare feet while we were shopping. They were always in strollers and they'd get bored so they would take off their shoes and socks. I was not about to put them back on every 60 seconds because then it became a game. I covered their feet before we went outside.
Busybodies.
Apparently babies develop their cold tolerance fairly early. There was a story a couple years ago about some Finnish grad students with a new baby who took it out in a stroller in the winter in what we would call light clothing because that's how babies are handled in Finland. Someone called Family Services allegeig child abuse when it was a cultural issue,

Since: Jan 10

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#85351 May 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
There's a boy who used to ride my boys bus who has brain cancer.
Their school is doing a fund raiser for him and everyday for $1 the kids get to do something special, like chew gum or wear a hat this week. It think that is nice, but I would like to give more than that.
I don't think brain cancer is something with a good survival rate. Very sad.:(
From what I just read, brain cancer is the leading cancer death among children, BUT, fewer than 60 children per year are diagnosed with it. So when you're dealing with such low numbers:

1. 60 kids per year is statistically insigificant.
2. That's not really enough people to work with to start making huge improvements in the survival rate.

Yes, it's very sad. His poor parents and siblings.:(

Since: Jan 10

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#85352 May 8, 2013
Now I"m finding things that contradict the "60 kids per year." Hmmm.

But I have read in a few places that it's nearly 100% incurable.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#85354 May 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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This guy is wonderful.
ITA

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#85355 May 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I just read, brain cancer is the leading cancer death among children, BUT, fewer than 60 children per year are diagnosed with it. So when you're dealing with such low numbers:
1. 60 kids per year is statistically insigificant.
2. That's not really enough people to work with to start making huge improvements in the survival rate.
Yes, it's very sad. His poor parents and siblings.:(
Yep. Sux.

My MIL's good friend died from that a few years ago too.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#85356 May 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
There's a boy who used to ride my boys bus who has brain cancer.

Their school is doing a fund raiser for him and everyday for $1 the kids get to do something special, like chew gum or wear a hat this week. It think that is nice, but I would like to give more than that.

I don't think brain cancer is something with a good survival rate. Very sad.:(
Maybe the adults can organize a bigger fundraiser, but I bet it means a lot to him that his schoolmates are showing their support in such visible ways. I hope the teachers are taking pictures of the kids wearing hats with him or blowing bubbles.

The money is important, but that friendship and support is invaluable to both him and his parents.

Brain cancer sucks. My Aunt died of it not long before I started posting on Topix. It was a long couple of years and very hard on those of us who were close to her (I was at the hospital or nursing home every day - she had no kids and I only had 1 by the time she died, so I had more free time than I do now).

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#85357 May 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
One of the women, who was held captive by that guy, told investigators that she was on her way home from school in April 2004 when a man pulled up in a van and casually offered her a ride.
Teen or not, what moron gets into a strangers car in this day and age?
Some people aren't as street smart or haven't been taught, sadly. I agree it wasn't too mart to get into a car with someone she did not know.
Still, she's not to be blamed for getting locked away for that many years.
The men who did this and knew about it need to be locked up forever in a special hellish place.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#85358 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the adults can organize a bigger fundraiser, but I bet it means a lot to him that his schoolmates are showing their support in such visible ways. I hope the teachers are taking pictures of the kids wearing hats with him or blowing bubbles.
The money is important, but that friendship and support is invaluable to both him and his parents.
Brain cancer sucks. My Aunt died of it not long before I started posting on Topix. It was a long couple of years and very hard on those of us who were close to her (I was at the hospital or nursing home every day - she had no kids and I only had 1 by the time she died, so I had more free time than I do now).
I think that's a good idea. They could even incorporate the kids more. Have a math marathon where the kids could get sponsors for how many questions they get through within a certain time.

Have the kids do something in art and auction off the paintings/sculptures and the proceeds go to help.

There's plenty of stuff that could be done. Someone just has to get the ball rolling.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#85359 May 8, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Some people aren't as street smart or haven't been taught, sadly. I agree it wasn't too mart to get into a car with someone she did not know.
Still, she's not to be blamed for getting locked away for that many years.
The men who did this and knew about it need to be locked up forever in a special hellish place.
The DeJesus girl was a good friend of the captor's daughter Arlene, so she would have thought she was getting in a car with a friend's father.

Any idea why so very little is being said about the 3rd captive, Michelle?

Since: Jan 10

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#85360 May 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>The DeJesus girl was a good friend of the captor's daughter Arlene, so she would have thought she was getting in a car with a friend's father.
Any idea why so very little is being said about the 3rd captive, Michelle?
I read that she was treated more as someone who *wanted* to disappear, more like a runaway.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#85361 May 8, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the adults can organize a bigger fundraiser, but I bet it means a lot to him that his schoolmates are showing their support in such visible ways. I hope the teachers are taking pictures of the kids wearing hats with him or blowing bubbles.
The money is important, but that friendship and support is invaluable to both him and his parents.
Brain cancer sucks. My Aunt died of it not long before I started posting on Topix. It was a long couple of years and very hard on those of us who were close to her (I was at the hospital or nursing home every day - she had no kids and I only had 1 by the time she died, so I had more free time than I do now).
That's a good idea. I would love to see a bigger fund raiser. I will mention something to my wife about it.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#85362 May 8, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Some people aren't as street smart or haven't been taught, sadly. I agree it wasn't too mart to get into a car with someone she did not know.
Still, she's not to be blamed for getting locked away for that many years.
The men who did this and knew about it need to be locked up forever in a special hellish place.
No one deserves to be locked away for years, but she unfortunately does bear some of the blame, IMO. It's almost like the folks who win the darwin award. You just don't get into strangers cars. Everyone is taught at school that you don't trust strangers or get in their cars.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#85363 May 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I read that she was treated more as someone who *wanted* to disappear, more like a runaway.
and i think she was 20 at the time, so moer "adult" than "child". also, CNN says shen disappeared after losing custody of her kid, so that lends additional credence to teh theory of wanting to disappear...

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