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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6210 on: December 07, 2012, 03:52:10 PM »
Have you tried it on a different browser/computer?  I don't know what you mean about the jumble of pictures - I keep a tumblr for a baby scrapbook (SO much easier than remembering to update physical pictures or managing a real blog, plus I can share it with relatives!) and it looks the same to me!

(I do actually know "who to ask," incidentally - the guy who started Tumblr was the best friend of the guy I dated in high school.  It was really weird when I started hearing about this little quirky site he started from my other friends who don't know him - and it's REALLY weird seeing it become this new Facebook/Twitter/etc analogue!)

I don't have another computer so I can't check.  I don't have an account, but what I mean is I'm just looking at general pages, not my own or specific ones.  I go to the main page (www.tumblr.com) and on top is a search tags box and I would type in a subject (say Dance) and pictures/posts of about dancing will pop up, newest on top and you just scroll down for older posts from many different people.  Now it's just a mess of pictures in no order.

Oh well.  I'll just wait for them to update again and hopefully change it back to the way it was.

It's coming up normally for me.  I'm guessing it's something wonky about your computer/browser  :(

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6211 on: December 07, 2012, 04:01:04 PM »
demarco wrote:

"Can you have Macs and PCs on the same wifi network?  Can they use the same wireless printer?"

Yes, you can have both on one wireless network.  The "language" that computers speak to each other on networks (TCP/IP) is supported by both types you mentioned.  Heck, my house has one network that handles three PCs, two iPods, a Mac laptop, a Wii and a Linux machine.  For printers, as long as the PC has a proper PC driver for the printer and the Mac has a proper OSX driver for the printer, they can both use it.  You can get both drivers from the website of the company that made the printer.

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« Reply #6212 on: December 07, 2012, 04:10:18 PM »
A wonderful co-worker is currently almost 7 months pregnant and deliriously happy. She is a great person and this is a much wanted child.  However, she is HUGE!!  The doctors have said the baby may end up being 10lbs plus.  Her bump is so big that she is having to carry it with her arms when she walks, but it's getting tiring.
Are there any products/slings that can help support such a huge front load?  Our suggestion of resting the bump on a small trolley and wheeling it around was met with   ::) but we would like to help.

My first was 10 lb 2 oz. I'm 5'5", was pretty tiny back then, and every bit of weight I gained went straight out the front. It was completely ridiculous. I had a belt that did help, but it would often roll up on itself. It was a cheapo from Motherhood Maternity. If I have another big baby like that, I'll buy another belt, but I'll make sure it's much higher quality. I actually have one my chiropractor gave me for some SI joint problems I was having a few months back. I think it would work well for the belly, too.


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« Reply #6213 on: December 07, 2012, 05:35:34 PM »
Can you have Macs and PCs on the same wifi network?  Can they use the same wireless printer?

We've been doing it for years...I have a Mac and Eagle has a PC.  We have a wireless printer, too, and that works just fine.  You don't need to do anything special/different from what you would usually do to connect to anything.

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« Reply #6214 on: December 07, 2012, 06:22:25 PM »
Thanks, Virg, Mental Magpie and Outdoor Girl for the wifi info. 

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« Reply #6215 on: December 07, 2012, 06:49:59 PM »
Can you have Macs and PCs on the same wifi network?  Can they use the same wireless printer?

Absolutely. We've got a mix at home and a mix at the office. As long as you can find drivers for the printer that run on your particular machine, you should be fine.
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« Reply #6216 on: December 07, 2012, 08:27:23 PM »
For any of the Irish we have in our midst, how do you pronounce Mairead? I love the Celtic Woman and that's one of the names I think looks pretty but I don't know how to pronounce it! 

I love the Irish names like that one and Saoirse, and it was one name I considered for a girl because I love what it means but my friend talked me out of it because it would be so hard to pronounce for anyone unfamiliar with Irish pronunciation.   So if he'd been a girl his name would have been Brigid but as it happens, it didn't matter! LOL!

MAH-raid or MUR-raid :).

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« Reply #6217 on: December 07, 2012, 11:33:27 PM »
A wonderful co-worker is currently almost 7 months pregnant and deliriously happy. She is a great person and this is a much wanted child.  However, she is HUGE!!  The doctors have said the baby may end up being 10lbs plus.  Her bump is so big that she is having to carry it with her arms when she walks, but it's getting tiring.
Are there any products/slings that can help support such a huge front load?  Our suggestion of resting the bump on a small trolley and wheeling it around was met with   ::) but we would like to help.

My first was 10 lb 2 oz. I'm 5'5", was pretty tiny back then, and every bit of weight I gained went straight out the front. It was completely ridiculous. I had a belt that did help, but it would often roll up on itself. It was a cheapo from Motherhood Maternity. If I have another big baby like that, I'll buy another belt, but I'll make sure it's much higher quality. I actually have one my chiropractor gave me for some SI joint problems I was having a few months back. I think it would work well for the belly, too.

My mother is 5'3" and weighed 89lbs before she got pregnant with me (I'm her first biological child, my older sister is adopted).  I weighed 10lbs 9oz.  I can't even imagine how she felt towards the end.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6218 on: December 08, 2012, 04:21:27 AM »
Fresh cuts on Christmas trees -- what kind of saw do you need?

We're going to be buying our Christmas tree this weekend, and we'd like to make a fresh cut on the trunk to help it with water uptake.  What kind of saw do we use?  At the lost we used to buy from they'd use a chainsaw, but we don't want to buy a chainsaw to use just once a year.  So what kind of saw do we need?  Is a hacksaw going to be strong enough?

My Dad uses a carpentry type wood saw, like he would use on boards.  I have a bow or Swede saw that I would use.

When you get your tree, put it outside, standing up in a 5 gallon pail of water for a couple days before you bring it in.  It'll help it get hydrated right away.  We always added a little maple syrup to the water (we make our own so it isn't expensive for us) but a little sugar would probably work, too.
I wonder if that works in a warmer climate?

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« Reply #6219 on: December 08, 2012, 05:44:49 AM »
Thanks for the green light on the Sawzall.  It will save DH some elbow grease.  I'd like to keep a slice of the base and drill a hole in it and then carve the words "Our first Christmas tree 2012" to use as a tree ornament.

The link for the recipe for the sugar water is great.  We'll definitely be using it.  Now I just have to wait until the stores open so we can go get the tree.

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« Reply #6220 on: December 08, 2012, 10:03:10 PM »
I don't know that an SIJ belt would be much use in pregnancy support if you're wearing it as it's meant to be, for its intended purpose.  Positioning is critical for this one.

There are definitely pregnancy slings made for just this purpose, and they're far more fitted to the task!  Just google "pregnancy sling" for manufacturers.  No good me posting links, as I'm in Aus. so suppliers would be different.
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« Reply #6221 on: December 08, 2012, 11:34:22 PM »
Redsoil, I'm a "Down Under" diva too, so would love some ideas of what is available here in Oz.  I appreciate the other suggestions posted so far and will pass them on.

Poor co-worker, she has to link her hands together under her bump and carry it around.  She is carrying all at the front.  I had to laugh at a young man who I saw cast an admiring glance at her bottom.  Wow did his expression change when she turned side on and he saw the size of her bump  ;D
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« Reply #6222 on: December 09, 2012, 03:19:51 AM »
The place I thought had them doesn't appear to, but does have some other interesting products.  http://www.maurtec.com.au/therapeutic_pillows_mother_baby.htm 

There are some pregnancy support belts on this site:  https://www.sportstek.net/backpelvic.html

If you google "maternity support belt" a few options come up.  Whe I'm at work tomorrow, I'll see if I can hunt down the info about pregnancy support belts that a local midwife was getting for patients.  Always better if you have someone in the know to let you figureout what is more likely to correctly support the weight without undue stress on other parts.
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« Reply #6223 on: December 09, 2012, 07:49:48 AM »

We're not handy people, as you might have guessed, but I was pretty sure the hacksaw the husband borrowed was not going to do the job.  It seemed like it would be like cutting the trunk with a steak knife.

Been there, done that. I think a steak knife would have been quicker!

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« Reply #6224 on: December 09, 2012, 11:04:00 PM »
Does anyone else hear the "mood" of songs differently when they feel strongly one way or another at the time? This happens to me a lot, especially if the lyrics are vague. For instance, take "Never Let Me Go" by Florence and the Machine. I heard the song for the first time and I thought "Wow, this is a somber-yet-strong-and-optimistic song". Now that I'm sad at the moment, I heard the song again and I'm thinking it's the most depressing thing I've ever heard.