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post #101 of 143
Carrie, is she just feeding her pumped breastmilk? Is it possible she's giving her any formula or anything that she might be reacting to? Is she using the same brand of diapers? Not sure if you are using cloth, but if so, is she washing them at her place with a different detergent?
just some ideas off the top of my head

we posted at the same time Rae. I totally agree abt emergency c-secs vs. hey it's more convenient. I really get the whole not wanting to be pregnant anymore, but really? at 40 weeks and 2 days and "just because we're already here"? I don't get. They didn't even have their bags or anything. They just went in for a regular appt. sigh. I'm happy for her really, but she's all the way overseas with no family around. I wish she hadn't made a snap decision out of convenience that may affect her postpartum with no support around.
post #102 of 143
Tara, I've read that the only kind of wrap that's not really a good one to make yourself is a woven wrap, because the material used to make them is a special kind of woven, made just for babywearing. I'd do some seriously reading before you buy some regular woven and DIY. And a woven is anything that's not a knit and knits are general stretchy (to some extent, some more then others).. so if the material is stretchy, it's a knit. Wovens, if you look at them close, look.. woven, and knits look knitted I'm on the hunt for a nice woven wrap myself!
post #103 of 143
Yeah, DIY wraps are totally a waste of money imo. You can't buy the kind of fabric a good wrap is made from because it's woven specifically for wrapping.

www.didymos.com there's a section explaining it all on the didy site. I have two and I'm selling one of them because it's a little too short for me. One was 80 and the other 140. They totally hold their resale value as they're better when broken in.
post #104 of 143
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Nah you don't need to send me one though the ones I was seeing were $44 for a four pack!!!!
That's what I meant. They come out to $11 each.
post #105 of 143
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That's what I meant. They come out to $11 each.
lol okay..
post #106 of 143
NYMT - Nope, the only thing that crosses Nora's lips is my breastmilk, and she's using 'sposies and wipes that I bring over.

I think she's teething. Like hardcore. And I think it's a coincidence, mostly. But it just seems strange, is all.
post #107 of 143
Carrie: It does sound strange to me too.: Hmmm. If I had to guess, it sounds like a skin irritation and not something from diet. I would guess she isn't changing her often enough but you say she says she does. It is very odd. Maybe take a day on the weekend and have her watch Nora while you are there so you can see how and what she does exactly. A big rash and blister would NOT be okay in my book. I would almost not be able to stay at work if it were me. ((hugs)) I don't know how you do it.
I am so thankful I can stay home with Jasper. I will keep you and Nora in my thoughts.

Sonshine: I use and swear by my Aden + Anais muslin swaddles as well. I have two sets of 4-packs of them and use them daily.: They are muslin yes but they are much much softer. Ask anyone who has used them. The price is worth it to me.

Tara: I ditto what they all told you. I would never DIY a woven wrap unless you are a skilled weaver and can make your own magical fabric. Just my 2 cents. Its not the same as cutting out a knit fabric to order and sewing the edges.
I don't have a woven wrap myself but I would love one.

My pal who is pregnant and I got together the other day and made minky blankets and lovies for our babies.
Jasper's came out so well and he LOVES it so.
He has slept with it and I notice even when he isn't in his Halo, he still sleeps as if he is.
The blanket I made is a deep forest green minky with dots and has a satin edging that matches.
I will try to take a picture of it.
The fabric cost me $12 total for it all (including thread) and we got a blanket and two lovies out of it.
post #108 of 143
ooo, I minky! I've made both my dd's minky dot-lined blankets...so cozy!
post #109 of 143
Just wanted to post real quick my new favorite way to wear Addie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bu5K...eature=related

I just made dinner while she passed out! Yeah!!:
post #110 of 143
I had B in my didy like that yesterday. Everytime I walked past the mirror he'd grin at himself and crane around to keep looking.
post #111 of 143
Miss I loves that hold. She's less and less tolerant of the wrap lately though.
The wrap in that YT video is the BBS that I have, too!

I've got this beco in orange coming in the mail...I'm so hoping Iris likes it.
post #112 of 143
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Just wanted to post real quick my new favorite way to wear Addie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bu5K...eature=related

I just made dinner while she passed out! Yeah!!:
That's an awesome way to wear a baby. I just put Hazel forward facing in my pouch today for the first time and she loved it.

Laughing at your little boy giggling at himself in the mirror Changed.
post #113 of 143
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ooo, I minky! I've made both my dd's minky dot-lined blankets...so cozy!
You should post a picture! I took a picture just now of Jasper sleeping in his but I can't find the upload cable just now.

Changed: Jasper started grinning at himself in the mirror a few days ago. Its the cutest thing ever isn't it?
post #114 of 143
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Originally Posted by Amber Lion View Post
Just wanted to post real quick my new favorite way to wear Addie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bu5K...eature=related

I just made dinner while she passed out! Yeah!!:
thanks for posting this, i think i will try it! i have been wearing davin forward facing with his legs out, but that one looks more secure. though he would probably never fall asleep like that, he is so visually stimulated that i usually have to cover his eyes to get him to nap.
post #115 of 143
In a hurry...

I've been reading and I send BIG s to Amy Lynn, Kelli, farmerjess, and all the mamas facing frustration, illness, grief, etc.

Guess who has begun waking up frequently in the night wanting to nurse? Yep, little Miss Calla! Two nights in a row. At least we co-sleep, so it's not too big of a deal. It's just weird.

Swaddling her arms makes a huge difference though. She's been asleep for five hours, since I swaddled her arms at 4 AM (after waking up nearly every hour since 9 PM). Thanks again Jenn for that suggestion. It's a nice feeling to have all the housework done AND a shower (+ makeup!!!).

I just used an oversized receiving blanket (strategically folded to get the most length out of it). It seems to be working fine.

Well Calla is awake, and no wonder, it's time for her reflux medicine.

Congrats to crabbyowl's DH!
post #116 of 143
Carrie: Some thoughts on Nora's rash...

Has your diet changed with your return to work, possibly?

Also, if your MIL is changing the baby a lot, maybe she's overdoing it with the wipes?

Hope it clears up soon!
post #117 of 143
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Carrie: Some thoughts on Nora's rash...

Also, if your MIL is changing the baby a lot, maybe she's overdoing it with the wipes?

Hope it clears up soon!
That's what I was thinking....I don't know if it could cause a rash, but how hard is she wiping??
post #118 of 143
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That's what I was thinking....I don't know if it could cause a rash, but how hard is she wiping??
Carrie I'm wondering if Nora could have a yeast diaper rash.. try googling that.. and look at a few images. ((Hugs))
post #119 of 143
Yes, I was going to suggest this too, especially because I've just spent the morning looking up info on candida and you did have thrush for a long while (I have it again!
post #120 of 143
OMG, I don't know if they are extreme cases but after googling images for a yeast diaper rash - those look horrible! No, that's not what Nora's tushie looks like at all. It's just slightly pink around her little butthole and a teensy little scab-looking blister, still inside the crack. I've been keeping buttpaste and desitin on it (we use 'sposies) and it goes away and comes back.

Never thought I'd talk so candidly about my daughter's behind online! She'll kill me if she finds out when she's older!

I think I'm just going to have to candidly ask and make sure MIL isn't giving her anything besides BM and maybe watch her do a diaper change. Maybe she does something weird? Who knows? I never watched her do a diaper change and now I feel silly for not making sure she knows how to change a girl's diaper. She's only had boys. Maybe she's doing something wrong??

*scratches head thinking, "How hard it is to change a diaper??"*
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