Okay....I made it through the first three threads, but I've got to go to bed now...
But...I wanted to suggest (sorry, I don't know how to quote)...
...scrubbing with baking soda and then (after drying) using olive oil feels really clean and good. It seems to clear up a lot of skin problems for me.
...a pounding heart is probably one of 3 things: high or low sugar, dehydration, or a need for iron/protein...being sure to eat regularly, avoid sugar, take a vitamin including iron (with C...and watch taking it with stuff that mess up absorption), drinking about a gallon of water a day, and being sure that you eat some sort of protein (think meat...) everytime you eat should solve the heart pounding issue.
...amniotic fluid smells sweet...everything else, uhm...doesn't.
...I try to think in terms of how much I need for a week for the kids. Two is ideal for me, actually, because we travel a lot and having 2 weeks worth of clothes means I don't have to worry about laundry on our trips, usually. Actually, 15 outfits is best...that keeps them from wearing the same thing every Monday or whatever...it throws off the rotation by one. But, 8 would do the same thing...you'd just be obligated to do laundry once a week...which isn't a big deal if you're home. So, I plan on pajamas, and an outfit, plus one receiving blanket/burp cloth/hat/socks per day. If something goes bad (blowout, etc), and I have a two week rotation...then it's no big deal...I just move on to tomorrow. But...if I only have one week's worth...you can go through that in 2 days sometimes! You know...you wake up first thing in the morning and they've leaked through...on themselves, you AND your sheets. You get everyone cleaned up and then they have a blowout. So, you clean that up, and then you nurse the baby but leak everywhere, so you need a new outfit for them...and you. And then they spit up. So...now you've used a pair of sheets, 2 shirts for you, 2 outfits for them, and a pair of pajamas for them...and it's only 8:30a. Ah...tis the life.
So, I'm most comfortable operating with a 2 week supply. Oh, and I plan on a diaper an hour...and am happy if I don't have to use it. (Usually don't, but that's a good start...more like ever other hour...maybe a little longer at night).
...clovermom...what if you called your parents right away...and then had them take your twins on a preplanned outing that will last several hours...the zoo or something. Then you get the house to yourself, but they aren't rushed last minute. Of course, the middle of the night would be trickier...but even in the evening or bedtime, they can go get ice cream or something, and that would buy you a little time. Do you have a neighbor who could stand in for that hour and a half if you happened to wait too late to call?
Okay...hope everyone has a good week. Tomorrow I'm doing "preschool" with the kids, then we have to go to the ortho appt for ds and get his cast, then I have to go do the blood draw labs at the hospital...and then, it will be naptime and maybe I can work on the den or sew a bit. Or take a nap...I dunno.