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Really? it's the 2cd and i'm the first to start the thread?

well here ya go...
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Welcome February!!!
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Hi Everyone
I have been lurking around for a little while but this month is the first month that my husband and I are really TTC so I though I would get over my shyness and say HI
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Hi Everyone
I have been lurking around for a little while but this month is the first month that my husband and I are really TTC so I though I would get over my shyness and say HI
I remember you, good luck momma!


Wow, February! My birthday is this Friday and then the superbowl on Sunday, it'll be a fun weekend. We are excited because my DH is from Louisiana, so its a big deal. Go Saints!

As I'm typing, my DH and friends are working on our small 2-story addition (it'll put our living space up to about 1,000 sq ft). Putting in the electrical gear and then start insulating the ceiling and walls. So exciting! Plus, its sunny again!
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I remember you, good luck momma!


Wow, February! My birthday is this Friday and then the superbowl on Sunday, it'll be a fun weekend. We are excited because my DH is from Louisiana, so its a big deal. Go Saints!

As I'm typing, my DH and friends are working on our small 2-story addition (it'll put our living space up to about 1,000 sq ft). Putting in the electrical gear and then start insulating the ceiling and walls. So exciting! Plus, its sunny again!
Happy Birthday!!! Mine was on the 1st.

Do I know you? Are you in Anchorage? I see you are a doula! Me too!
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Me too. Lol welcome.
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I'm not sure if it's the dye or bleach or something else, but my dd is irritated from her undies (newly potty trained so this is a new problem). With her clothes, she doesn't have problems, but her undies she does... she has a rash on her cheeks but no where else and it does seem irritating to her but not horribly so... anyhow, does anyone have any suggestions on how to help? Like can I strip them somehow or do something with them to help? Or where can I get some organic cotton ones or something similar? I use 7th gen. detergent and softener and no bleach.
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I know I have seen some organic cotton undies somewhere, but don't remember where. Hanna Anderson undies are organic cotton, I think, but they are expensive. Check around on Hyena Cart or Etsy. I know a lot of moms that make diapers also make undies, so maybe somewhere there has organic cotton ones. Or could make you some.



Happy birthday to our February birthday gals. My son and youngest daughter also have birthdays this month.
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I'm not sure if it's the dye or bleach or something else, but my dd is irritated from her undies (newly potty trained so this is a new problem). With her clothes, she doesn't have problems, but her undies she does... she has a rash on her cheeks but no where else and it does seem irritating to her but not horribly so... anyhow, does anyone have any suggestions on how to help? Like can I strip them somehow or do something with them to help? Or where can I get some organic cotton ones or something similar? I use 7th gen. detergent and softener and no bleach.
lace or something irritating?
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lace or something irritating?
No lace... just regular 100% cotton underwear.
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Try it without the softner. Also, maybe her bum got a bit colder then it is used to. Sometimes we get cold rashes.
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Hi everyone! Welcome akcowgirl!

This is kind of a random question, but... For those of you in dry cabins, do you have a camp toilet? I'm not talking about a honey bucket, or one of those pop-up things with a bag, but the kind you sit on, with a holding tank. I've been looking online, but they don't sell them in-store at Sportsman's *or* Wal-Mart (what's up with that...the evil empire strikes again). We need one for the kiddos, so they don't have to potty learn when it's -40 on the outhouse. TMI perhaps... But TIA!

onyx, hope you're enjoying your sweet baby.

icequeen, hoping your mom is doing better. T&P.

Happy Birthday to all you Pisces/Aries gals!

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I use 7th gen. detergent and softener and no bleach.
Hmm, you could try Soap Nuts. I've heard they are great for that sort of thing. Or buy her some Hanna Andersson undies.
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Any tips on introducing a 1 year old to the snow? He loves going on walks outside as long as he's being worn. But the second I put him down outside he gets scared (even if I'm right next to him and he's warmly dressed). Perhaps it's just too early, but I do want him used to going outside.
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Hmm, you could try Soap Nuts. I've heard they are great for that sort of thing. Or buy her some Hanna Andersson undies.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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Hi everyone! Welcome akcowgirl!

This is kind of a random question, but... For those of you in dry cabins, do you have a camp toilet? I'm not talking about a honey bucket, or one of those pop-up things with a bag, but the kind you sit on, with a holding tank. I've been looking online, but they don't sell them in-store at Sportsman's *or* Wal-Mart (what's up with that...the evil empire strikes again). We need one for the kiddos, so they don't have to potty learn when it's -40 on the outhouse. TMI perhaps... But TIA!

onyx, hope you're enjoying your sweet baby.

icequeen, hoping your mom is doing better. T&P.

Happy Birthday to all you Pisces/Aries gals!



Hmm, you could try Soap Nuts. I've heard they are great for that sort of thing. Or buy her some Hanna Andersson undies.
My dad has one. You wont regret it. They're great.
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Yukon Quest starts tomorrow. I'm working at the Mile 101 checkpoint. Yippiii!
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Major question for those of us getting older:

If you have gone through, or are going through, menopause or perimenopause, what were your first symptoms?

I don't skip cycles...I'm one of those horror movies chicks who bleeds everywhere for 7 days. In 28 years of having my period, I can honestly say I've NEVER skipped one. They've been late. They've been absent for pregnancy and nursing, but I've never skipped one. (FWIW, I just turned 38 on the last day of Jan).

Now, I haven't had a cycle since my last one started Dec. 19. :/ I'm totally flummoxed.

Going in for a check is a BIG hassle for me, as I'm a very private person and my NMW is very busy and I hate to bother her (and no way would I go to someone else).

SO? Ideas? I took one preg test about two weeks ago, it was neg. My husband laughed because we hadn't had sex since that last cycle. But we have been .... together... since then, and now I'm worried that everything is just out of kilter and if I am pregnant I should have been on prenatals already!

Only other symptoms are persistent weight gain (well, that's my fault, former weight lifter who hardly lifts the pots and pans, yk?), and exhaustion...and other things that could be all in my head like smells overwhelming me and feeling nauseous all the time. And tired.

I know, it sounds like early pregnancy, but I don't know. I'm just wondering what to do if it IS perimenopause, and how to do it without being killed by copays?

love, penelope
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Originally Posted by mckittre View Post
Any tips on introducing a 1 year old to the snow? He loves going on walks outside as long as he's being worn. But the second I put him down outside he gets scared (even if I'm right next to him and he's warmly dressed). Perhaps it's just too early, but I do want him used to going outside.
If his comfort zone is in your arms, then sling him. Put some snow in your hand and show him it. Make it fun. Let him see you enjoying the snow. Kick it, giggle, throw it in the air.

He'll get used to it in time. It *is* kind of chilly for a new-to-snow person, especially one who is so very small. Trust me, next year, he'll be asking to put on his snow gear before you've rubbed your eyes to get out of bed!

Good luck,

Love, Penelope
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we bought one of those camp potty things. I'm pretty sure our first one was bought at Roy's pawn Shop in Delta Junction. We used it in our bus when we traveled a lot.


Walmart should have some but maybe it is a seasonal thing. ???
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