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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:23 AM   2061
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Oh and also...

Question: Do any of you ladies use Jolen facial hair bleach? I have a bit of a moustache and I usually bleach it once a month, but haven`t since getting my BFP. It is starting to get pretty noticeable and makes me a bit self conscious. Of course I can live with it, but I really want to just quickly go for it. Maybe I should wait until 11 or 12 weeks when most organs have developed? I dont know!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:29 AM   2062
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Oh and also...

Question: Do any of you ladies use Jolen facial hair bleach? I have a bit of a moustache and I usually bleach it once a month, but haven`t since getting my BFP. It is starting to get pretty noticeable and makes me a bit self conscious. Of course I can live with it, but I really want to just quickly go for it. Maybe I should wait until 11 or 12 weeks when most organs have developed? I dont know!
I don't use Jolen but I use hair lightening creams - I asked my Midwife about it and she said it was fine so I've been using it.

Are you dark haired? I am.. the joys of my mediterranean background means I have to deal with this.. I mainly bleach my arms to be honest. I had laser on my upper lip a few years ago and that worked quite well although I could do with a few more sessions just to zap the last few strays!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:42 AM   2063
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As far as sex prediction based on other people...I don't know, I have thought about it but it really seems far-fetched. Other than the shettles method (which has some science behind it) I really don't think there is much to that!

Also, remember that it is always the SPERM that determines sex. Women always always always contribute the X chromosome (obviously since we are XX). It is the sperm that are either X or Y...and those sperm are replenished all the time, so I don't think there is much of a genetic factor there...

Sorry to be a downer but I just think it is random!
Well, I have definitely encountered scientific evidence that men can have a genetic tendency for X- or Y-preferenced sperm, e.g.: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7776210.stm

It would be possible for my hypothesis about birth order to be true if there are more men with Y-preferenced sperm (which seems plausible given that men have Y themselves so they are probably more likely to be born to Y-preferenced parents!) and otherwise things are random. This would mean that a father who conceives a boy first may have done so due to randomness, or it may be because he has Y-preferenced sperm. The opposite would be less likely to be true -- because the base rate of X-preferenced sperm in the population is smaller, a man who conceives a girl the first time probably just did so randomly.

What this would mean about the second child is that, of fathers who had boys the first time, the (relatively many) with a Y preference are likely to father boys the second time, and for the rest of them it's 50-50...whereas, of fathers who had girls the first time, the (relatively few) with an X preference are likely to father girls the second time, and for the rest (a larger majority than those who had boys) it's 50-50. The result, in summary, would be that couples whose firstborn is a boy would be more likely to have a boy the second time than couples whose firstborn is a girl are to have a girl. Thus, more GB couples than BG couples.

Does that make sense?

Sorry to write an entire monograph...I pride myself on thinking about this baby stuff scientifically, so I can never resist a challenge



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:55 AM   2064
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LOL, that is awesome. I had not seen that article but very interesting! My DH has one half-sister (his father's) who is older...so I don't think I can really base much on that. For someone whose partner had a bunch of sisters though, that definitely could be meaningful!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:58 AM   2065
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Seaweed - well if we're able to have a boy second we will name him whatever we want and as of right now I know we'd both prefer something non-biblical with ancient Greek origins. So far I love the names Alexandros, Leonidas, Athanasios, Nikandros.

Hope this isn't a stupid question, but do you mean Indian as in India or Native American?

As for the boy/girl thing, like smawfl said, I think eventually it will even out to 50/50. I remember seeing that fundamentalist family on TV (the Duggars I think) who have like 20 kids, and noticing that their first kids were pretty much boy/girl/boy/girl they went through stages where they had loads of girls then loads of boys, so eventually the b/g ratio evened out to about 50/50.

smaw, I thought I remember you mentioning your age was 29 once? You're not that much older! lol

gaia, if the bleach isn't safe would you consider waxing?



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:00 PM   2066
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smaw, I thought I remember you mentioning your age was 29 once? You're not that much older! lol
LOL I turned 30 last month.. feels soooo much older when there's a 3 at the start LOL



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:18 PM   2067
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Gaia, my husband has one brother and I think his father has brothers too so that's another thing that made me think we were having a boy before I found out. Although one thing I don't think I realized until just now when I read that BBC article is that women supposedly carry these genes too! (Makes sense, otherwise the X preference would die out I think?) So the father's mother's siblings should also be relevant. I have two brothers so I bet our son will give us grandsons genetics...too much fun!

Anneliese, I don't think that's a stupid question at all, and I meant Indian as in east Indian, not American Indian. (I don't think I have ever met a half-Jewish, half American Indian person! That would be a cool mix.) I love those names, they all sound so powerful! My Greek isn't great but doesn't Athanasios mean "immortal" or something like that? Wow!

Smawfl, I think it's so cool that you speak Italian and will raise your kids that way...does your husband speak any Italian? It will be funny for us to speak to the kid in languages we don't use to communicate with each other and that the other person barely knows...but we're pretty committed and I think we can do it. I have a friend in a similar situation who just had a baby and it sounds like the parents are managing well, and even learning more of each other's languages!



 
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Smawfl, I think it's so cool that you speak Italian and will raise your kids that way...does your husband speak any Italian? It will be funny for us to speak to the kid in languages we don't use to communicate with each other and that the other person barely knows...but we're pretty committed and I think we can do it. I have a friend in a similar situation who just had a baby and it sounds like the parents are managing well, and even learning more of each other's languages!
My husband can understand it and speak it but not as well as I do He speaks more the Sicilian dialect which can be quite different.

DH and I will often speak Italian when we're out and about and don't want people to understand us.



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 20:37 PM   2069
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How many DPO are you? x
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So sorry hanyou, but as annoying as it can sound, it's really not over until AF shows up!
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I'm sorry HM I agree with Anneliese though, you're not out yet! How many DPO?
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Morning all, Hanyou - don't let those BFNs get you down, I got a few before my BFP! You said you were testing between 22-25...so I assume you aren't necessarily close to AF yet!
I am on CD30 of my cycle, Im not 100% sure when I ovulated since DH wont let me do OPK's lol ( I got too stressed out about it last month and he told me not to this month, aside from the whole gardisil fiasco). I will still be testing again if I am late, but I have been having crampy feelings for a few hours now, so who knows.



 
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:03 AM   2070
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Crampy feelings can go either way! Fingers crossed for you!

My appointment went fine, uneventful (no scan), heartbeat sounds good but I'm suddenly feeling huge today! There's a pair of pants -- stretchy knit pants, but with a zipper -- that I wore literally two days ago zipped and buttoned, and today they weren't even close to zipping! I don't think I look noticeably bigger but it's nice to see evidence of growth!



 
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