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    Quote Originally Posted by AxelAnnie View Post
    And as to deserve.......I think there are some actions that simply don't deserve a second chance......Susan Smith for example.

    I suspect the more "chances" a person has, and doesn't take advantage of, the less likely it is that they will pull themselves together.
    I agree in the case of a Susan Smith or The Manson Family etc... I hope that they do "change", but they do not deserve to walk the streets because of the hideous crimes they have committed.

    I used the term "second chance" loosely.

    The person I referred to had gone thru rehab 8 times before she finally found the right path. When dealing with bad circumstances, it is very easy to fall into the victim role. When you are psychologically damaged by a parent (my friend, myself & Tonya's case). It can take years to undo the damage to your self esteem and be able to see the mistakes you are making that are keeping you down. When you are told from a very early age you are not good enough, it is easy to believe and let yourself be led down a wicked spiral of bad decisions and actions. You never really know when that one "thing" will happen to turn your life around.

    Some people are lucky and find that "something" the first time, some people it takes many times to finally find it, and some people never find it.

    I hope this is her "time", especially if there is now a baby involved.
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    I am NOT advocating smoking and drinking while pregnant AT ALL. However, I smoked like a chimney before my daughter was born back in 1972, and she was not affected at all. She's been incredibly healthy and athletic and has had two very big, strapping boys of her own in her late 30's.

    I'm just saying it doesn't always have to turn out badly for the baby, although of course anyone in their right mind in this day and time would know not to do those things. Heck, I probably knew in 1972. At least I didn't drink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes
    I am NOT advocating smoking and drinking while pregnant AT ALL. However, I smoked like a chimney before my daughter was born back in 1972, and she was not affected at all. She's been incredibly healthy and athletic and has had two very big, strapping boys of her own in her late 30's.
    That's great to hear. It sounds like your daughter was blessed with excellent genes. The thing is, smoking introduces a ton of toxins into the fetus's blood, reduces the oxygen supply (causing increased heart rate), and puts the fetus at risk for a ton of problems. Some of the other effects might be too subtle to pick up on as well. I hope things will turn out as well for Tonya's baby as they did for your daughter.

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    I Couldn't Help It;Please Forgive Me!

    From Aunt Joyce's Ice Cream Stand This and That:

    Tonya Harding is pregnant and will be beating her child with a hair brush before we know it. She recently had a shotgun wedding.

    Not exactly charitable on my part, but I couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptune View Post
    That's great to hear. It sounds like your daughter was blessed with excellent genes. The thing is, smoking introduces a ton of toxins into the fetus's blood, reduces the oxygen supply (causing increased heart rate), and puts the fetus at risk for a ton of problems. Some of the other effects might be too subtle to pick up on as well. I hope things will turn out as well for Tonya's baby as they did for your daughter.
    My mom was a smoker as well. Many women smoked while pregnant before the health warnings. Supposedly now there is a higher rate of asthma than before and fewer people are smoking and many are aware of the warnings of smoking while pregnant.

    I had a friend who smoked while she was pregnant as well and her baby turned out fine. She did receive some funny looks as she stood outside smoking with her pregnant belly.

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    Tonya's parenting technique:

    A quick smack with a wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soogar View Post

    My mom was a smoker as well. Many women smoked while pregnant before the health warnings. Supposedly now there is a higher rate of asthma than before and fewer people are smoking and many are aware of the warnings of smoking while pregnant.

    I had a friend who smoked while she was pregnant as well and her baby turned out fine. She did receive some funny looks as she stood outside smoking with her pregnant belly.
    This. Sure, better not to smoke or drink. But it does not guarantee a horrible future for the baby or we'd have all gone extinct long before now. A MUCH bigger worry for the baby's long-term health is having an old mother (from a reproductive standpoint. Anything after 35 is a crapshoot as far as things like replication disorders go. Sorry, unpopular, but biology doesn't care about your career or life timing-ideally, women give birth younger, when they wait, they up the risk to the offspring and themselves.)

    And yeah, the hairbrush thing is out of line. There are plenty of people with screwed-up childhoods who do not go on to beat their children. Tonya's had a very long time to put her life back to some semblance of togetherness. I hope everything goes well for her.

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    I don't know if this is true or not but if it is, something about it is somewhat . I realize she has likely matured a lot and changed as an adult but................she just does not strike me as a parenting type?

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    Two things:

    The pregnancy was first reported in The Enquirer.

    Wikipedia is not a book of facts. It's a place where anyone can post anything. Don't believe everything you see there.

    If the pregnancy is true, I wish her the best. She had an amazing triple axel and set of jumps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee2e View Post
    Two things:

    The pregnancy was first reported in The Enquirer.
    So was John Edwards's affair. If it were Weekly World News, I'd say that's an automatic discounting of the source. The Enquirer, sadly enough, has started to scoop a lot of 'hard news' places. (And let's be fair, this is hardly 'hard news.')

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    Tonya will be a great mom.

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    Guess what, everyone--Tonya has a new album out!! No joke!!! Well, it's a wedding album--does that still count?

    http://www.trutv.com/tonya

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy void View Post
    Tonya will be a great mom.


    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy void View Post
    Tonya will be a great mom.

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    Wonder if it will skate.

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    Hope the kid isn't a girl who's prettier than Tonya. Knee replacements are difficult on kids.

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    It'd be pretty hard on the kid to join a skating club. She/he would likely be teased about knee whacking all the time............jeesh, what a legacy.

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    Can you imagine the "fluff pieces"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy void View Post
    Tonya will be a great mom.
    Ever heard of lions eating there young? Hopefully this kid won't be born with a wad of chewing tobbaco in its mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmscfdcsu View Post
    No. Should have stopped that behavior at least 6 months before conception.
    Maybe six months ago she wasn't planning on getting pregnant...?
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