I have been here, reading a lot, and everytime I start to post, one crisis or another pops up that needs immediate attention....
Amyrobynne, I hope you are doing well today. I am sure oyur body was doing some wonderful work, and is doing exactly what you need to do to have your baby.
Abby, Speaking of dreams....I had one last week. I had given birth to a beautiful chubby baby girl with lots of brown fuzzy hair, and rosy pink cheeks. but there were so many people around, they kept passing her from one to another, and I kept chasing them, asking for her. This went on for days in my dream. Finally, a very big, fat man that I didn't know took her and handed her to me. He said "This baby needs her mama." I took her, and she started screaming!!!!! I was so sad because she didn't know who I was because I had never held her. Interesting, because my ultimate plan is to not have ANYONE except my kids and maybe one or two close friends come over for the first two weeks.
Tabitha, I read your other thread...I hope things are looking better for you now. I will respond over there too.
I have been using cloth diapers for 17 years. Up until my last baby I only had prefolds and covers. I had quite a nice stash for Gunnar, but I gave away a lot of my little diapers. So far I have:
8 newborn fitteds
1 small AIO
1 small pocket diaper
I am planning on making
10 more newborn fitteds
18 small fitteds
24 medium fitteds (my babies grow big fast)
5 wool covers in each size, more if I have time
I never had any problems with meconium either. I used cloth from the time I first put a diaper on my babies born at home. Anything that didn't wash out was easily sunned out. Honestly, I even had yellow stains for a while from breastmilk poop. The sun worked great for those too.
I also want to make some kimonos, I have a pattern, but have a hard time finding cute, neutral 100% cotton knits. I love sewing, it is very stress-relieving for me.
Is anyone taking any supplements? I haven't been, since I am a big believer in getting what I need from my food. However, in the past week, I have had some leg and foot cramps on occasion. I mentioned it to the midwife, and she recommend a calcium/magnesium supplement. I am just reluctant to take it, because my feeling is then I will likely end up with more in my body than I am supposed to have. (All the supplements I looked at say they have 100%-150% of daily recommended amounts) Just seems like it would be an imbalance to me. Any thoughts?
On another note, I have seen a dr for some lab work. I put it off and put it off until last week. Well, they dr's office called me and said I needed to take an iron supplement because my iron was low. I said "Oh, really...what was it?" She said "11.6." I thought, that doesn't sound low to me. So I asked her "What shoud it be?" She said "12".
: Oooookaaaaayyyy. Needless to say, I am not taking an iron pill for *that*! :LOL
I hope everyone is doing well today!