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post #101 of 407

She's prior GD & she's been testing her sugars all along...

 

I think it was when DD1 was a baby that ebay stopped allowing used CDs b/c there was a woman knowingly selling staph infected used dipes and buyers' babies were getting infections.  Normal bacteria don't freak me out, but I don't want MRSA on my baby's bottom!  I love Bac-Out, but I don't know that it kills staph.

post #102 of 407
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She's prior GD & she's been testing her sugars all along...

 

I think it was when DD1 was a baby that ebay stopped allowing used CDs b/c there was a woman knowingly selling staph infected used dipes and buyers' babies were getting infections.  Normal bacteria don't freak me out, but I don't want MRSA on my baby's bottom!  I love Bac-Out, but I don't know that it kills staph.


I'm technically prior GD, too.

I remember when they stopped allowing used dipes on ebay. I knew it was for sanitary reasons but didn't know the specifics. That is nasty and evil! I don't trust ebay sellers anymore anyway.

Not that I would want my child or anyone else's to get MRSA, but it's not as scary as we're lead to believe. DS3 got it from the childcare place at the TT gym. I thought it was a spider bite so was very surprised when the doc said MRSA. While we were waiting for test results to confirm the diagnosis, the doc gave me antibiotics to give ds. It cleared up before we even got the results of the tests. It was kind of funny because one doc was all about testing it and the other just prescribed the antibiotics and said that, either way, they should clear it up. If not, obviously, we'd have to try a different one. lol.gif Anyway, we didn't have any serious issues even though ds3 had it for several days before I took him to the do.c (I don't like giving my kids antibiotics, either. That was the one and only time, so far, that ds2 or ds3 has ever taken them.)
post #103 of 407

Funny that you guys are talking about ebay not selling used dipes. They must have changed their policy because there are plenty of used AIOs on there now.

 

MRSA does bother me because I have a guy in my office that has an ongoing MRSA infection that he's unable to get rid of. He just had to spend a week in the hospital getting IV antiobiotics and then an additional two weeks giving himself IV antibiotics at home because of a MRSA infected spot on his face.

 

Anyways, lots of cleaning and decluttering in my future for the weekend. The trick is going to be getting DH to help me. Most of it is his stuff and if it were up to me, it would all just go in the trash. I need him to go through it so I don't throw away something he needs/wants to keep.

 

We'll also be finishing our registry at BRU so that should be fun.

post #104 of 407

Oh, Annie, you're right!  Ebay does allow used dipes again.  Here's their policy:

 

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Used cloth diapers can be sold, as long as the listing states clearly that the item has been cleaned per manufacturer standards.

 

I'm still sticking w/used covers only, not dipes.  shy.gif  

 

And your weekend sounds like mine.  Mine's been kind of a groundhog day of unpacking and decluttering for the last few weeks.  I'm so over it.  Too bad I'm not done!  eyesroll.gif

post #105 of 407
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I did some searching about how to kill staph on fabrics. From what I've read, if you wash and completely dry fabrics in a dryer on hot, it should kill the staph bacteria. Bleach can work, too, but the heat seems to be the big thing, water temp at 130 degrees F or higher.

I'm spending my weekend stalking yarn co-ops. There are 6 opening this month that I'm interested in. I just missed the first one, I think. greensad.gif That's ok, though, because it will save me some money for the next one.

We saw the movie, Hop, today because ds2 wanted to see it. Can I just say it was awful? There wasn't even one part that made me laugh. I guess my kids liked it ok but I don't think they are very discerning. They like just about anything with animated characters. There was a preview for a new Smurf movie we will NOT be seeing. There's a Marilyn Monroe on the sewer grate type scene with that girl smurf. WTH? What idiot thought that was appropriate for a children's movie? Maybe I'm too sensitive about stuff like that but objectifying females before they've even hit puberty just astounds me. Like why is it that all the females in video games, even ones that are supposed to be strong and smart, are barely wearing any clothes and yet most of the males are fully clothed? I see that a lot in ds1's games and it really makes me mad. irked.gif
post #106 of 407

I've bought dipes from diaperswappers before, and everything went smoothly. Somehow ebay seems a little sketchier... even though I buy other things from there all the time.

 

Still haven't heard from any of the midwife offices, and even though I've got a whole week still to hear something, it's making me nervous!

post #107 of 407
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Funny that you guys are talking about ebay not selling used dipes. They must have changed their policy because there are plenty of used AIOs on there now.

 

MRSA does bother me because I have a guy in my office that has an ongoing MRSA infection that he's unable to get rid of. He just had to spend a week in the hospital getting IV antiobiotics and then an additional two weeks giving himself IV antibiotics at home because of a MRSA infected spot on his face.

 

We'll also be finishing our registry at BRU so that should be fun.


My sister had MRSA on her leg and thought it was just an ingrown hair, until it just wouldn't go away and got bigger.  By the time she went to the dr, it was ping pong ball sized but only UNDER the skin.  He lanced it and drained it in the office and put her right on abx.  Luckily it was a pretty simple case just like with MWs son, but still.  Gives me the heebs just thinking bout it.

 

Registries are super fun!!  I'm a little sad I don't "get" to do one this time!!  

 



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Still haven't heard from any of the midwife offices, and even though I've got a whole week still to hear something, it's making me nervous!


Hang in there mama!  How are you feeling?

 

AFM - super slow day at work.  No clients except for two walk in brow waxes.  I ended up eating my way through the day though, for pitys sake.  I even splurged on a small cup of vanilla soy ice cream with hot fudge and broken up cone bits.  It was really, really, really good.  One ice cream a week won't kill me, right?  LOL!  

 

What are everyone's cravings like?  I don't think I really mentioned it in this thread yet, but I crave meat like nothing else.  It's hard being vegetarian!  Fried chicken sounds divine.  I haven't given in and I won't but it's really getting tough.  Summer is going to be hard once I start smelling people bbq'ing -- the smells of hotdogs wafting through my windows is going to be slow torture!!  It's the toughest part of this pregnancy so far.  I feel like nothing satisfies completely.  Always wanting something else.  But I'm trying!!

 

 

 

post #108 of 407
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I don't really have any cravings. For those few weeks of nausea reprieve I wanted salad with zesty italian dressing but that's gone now. I strongly believe that a craving is a sign that your body needs a nutrient from that food. Maybe try to discover what could be in chicken that your body might be deficient in and see if you can get it from something else. Usually with pregnancy and meat cravings the first thing I think of is iron. I don't know if it's specific to chicken, though. I don't know how high the iron content is in chicken. I know that it's sometimes hard for vegetarians to get enough of the essential amino acids. Maybe that's what it is.

I keep forgetting you can also get used diapers and covers on Spots on Hyena Cart.
post #109 of 407
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I don't really have any cravings. For those few weeks of nausea reprieve I wanted salad with zesty italian dressing but that's gone now. I strongly believe that a craving is a sign that your body needs a nutrient from that food. Maybe try to discover what could be in chicken that your body might be deficient in and see if you can get it from something else. Usually with pregnancy and meat cravings the first thing I think of is iron. I don't know if it's specific to chicken, though. I don't know how high the iron content is in chicken. I know that it's sometimes hard for vegetarians to get enough of the essential amino acids. Maybe that's what it is.

I keep forgetting you can also get used diapers and covers on Spots on Hyena Cart.

 

That's what I thought too, but all my bloodwork came back just fine.  It can't be protein b/c I know I get enough of that, and I take floradix so it shouldn't be iron.  Plus it's not like I'm craving healthy baked chicken or roasted chicken.  Just the crispy fried skin.  Gross for me to even think about not having eaten an animal in 15 + years!!  I try not to make it a habit but I just go thru KFC drive thru and get the fries.  They fry them in the same oil and they taste the same!  LOL! lol.gif
 

 

post #110 of 407

Up until a few weeks ago, I hadn't eaten red meat in over 25 years. But when I realized that my iron was low and that was causing all my fatigue and shortness of breath, I forced myself to eat a steak. It didn't taste good to me but I choked it down and felt so good the next day. A few weeks later, I actually had a craving for a burger so I went ahead and ate one. I've had another one since. They still don't taste *good* to me but I agree with MW. I think that most cravings are because your body is trying to get something it needs. Maybe you need more fat in your diet since you're craving the skin? I'm on a fresh fruit kick right now. I ate a large container of berries and pineapple yesterday from Whole Foods and I've already eaten a grapefruit this morning. The only cravings that I haven't given in to so far are for diet coke and for dirty martinis. I figure there's nothing really redeeming in those! lol.gif

 

 

post #111 of 407
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Well, do you get an olive with the martini? That's good fat and a fruit or vegetable, right? hehe

I agree with Annie. Maybe you need more fat. That's definitely another nutrient that can be lacking in a vegetarian diet. Do you eat eggs? They are high in protein and fat. I've started eating 2 eggs a day again and it really helps with my hunger nausea. If you google Dr. Brewer's pregnancy diet, there is one for vegetarians that might help you.Real nuts would probably be good, too. Not legumes called nuts like peanuts, though. I wish I could eat almonds but they make me sick.
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I do eat meat regularly. My dh and my boys really like red meat so we eat it a lot. When I'm pg I cannot stand hamburgers at all.

I'm so disappointed. A furniture store here is having a big sale and I thought I found the perfect headboard for our bed. Right now it is just the mattress on the frame, no headboard or anything. The headboard by itself is only around $300, which is a very good price for a king size headboard. But it turns out I can't use the headboard without the side rails and can't use the side rails without the footboard. The whole set on sale would still be around $1200! I don't want to spend that much. So after going around and around at the store, I walked out with nothing. greensad.gif
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Well, do you get an olive with the martini? That's good fat and a fruit or vegetable, right? hehe

I agree with Annie. Maybe you need more fat. That's definitely another nutrient that can be lacking in a vegetarian diet. Do you eat eggs? They are high in protein and fat. I've started eating 2 eggs a day again and it really helps with my hunger nausea. If you google Dr. Brewer's pregnancy diet, there is one for vegetarians that might help you.Real nuts would probably be good, too. Not legumes called nuts like peanuts, though. I wish I could eat almonds but they make me sick.

 

Who knows? I don't technically eat eggs - I'm really trying hard to stay vegan, but sometimes I just cave in and eat something I know I "shouldn't". It seems to only happen when I'm at work, away from home and all my comfort foods.  So, no, no eggs, and no dairy.  Brewers is too tough for a vegan diet.  I get that it works and is super healthy, but I tried it last time and was just overwhelmed.  I do eat almonds.  I love peanut butter.  I use olive oil, LOVE olives.  Love to put margarine (with omegas) on bread and bagels.  Idk what to make of the salty cravings other than it's just the way it goes.  With DD it was all baked goods and candy, and with this baby it's all fries and chips!  Total opposites!

 

Oh and I wouldn't spend that much on a bed frame either.  Do you have a Bobs around you?  We got our whole bedroom SET (tall dresser, long dresser, headboard, footboard, rails, and bedside table) for $1500 total.  

post #113 of 407

O.K. I need advice from you ladies that have BTDT. I'm having colostrum issues. My breasts are leaking soooo much! Especially at night. When I wake up in the morning, the front of my t-shirt is covered with spots where I've leaked during the night. And yesterday, my right breast was actually aching until I hand-expressed some of the colostrum. So this afternoon, I broke down and used the breast pump. I got almost an ounce of colostrum out between both breasts. I feel bad just pouring it out but is there any reason to freeze it? The baby only needs it for the first couple of days, right?

post #114 of 407
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With DD it was all baked goods and candy, and with this baby it's all fries and chips!  Total opposites!


Isn't there something about sweet cravings for one gender and salty cravings for the other? I can never remember which goes with which.
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Oh and I wouldn't spend that much on a bed frame either.  Do you have a Bobs around you?  We got our whole bedroom SET (tall dresser, long dresser, headboard, footboard, rails, and bedside table) for $1500 total.  


I've never heard of Bobs. There are a bunch of furniture stores here but they aren't very nice places. That's one downside about living in a military town. There's a lot of cheap stuff with financing scams. This was the new Ashley furniture store and they are having a liquidation sale. The king bed set is usually over $2000 so it may be good for a sale price but still more than I'm willing to pay, especially for a bunch of extra stuff I don't really need or want. I really only want a headboard. I've been having hard time finding a king size bed anywhere. Bed styles seems really strange to me. There are a bunch of huge headboards with thick posts and ornate carving or metalwork that look like oversized thrones or something. I'm a very simple, plain jane kind of person. A shaker slat headboard works for me but I can't find any larger than queen.

I found some decently priced plain, cushioned fabric head boards at Bed, Bath & Beyond. One thing I like about them is that you can get slip covers so you can change the look relatively easily. But they attach to the wall with velcro. That seems weird to me. I don't want to attach something to my wall.

I also promised my dh I would not buy any furniture while he was deployed. He wants to save money. I told him I wouldn't buy anything more for a house we would be moving out of soon. A headboard would go with us wherever we go, though, so that's different. Oh, and I laid on a Tempurpedic Cloud mattress. I soooo wish I could buy one of those but it was $2500!
post #115 of 407

What if you made your own headboard?  They do it all the time on HGTV.  Look at how simple it is:

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5092746_diy-headboards-mdf.html

 

I bet if you could get someone to get you the MDF cut in the size you need, you could do the batting and fabric part yourself!  And this coming from someone who is SOOOO not crafty.  My idea of a craft project is fingerpainting.

 

And yes, the old wives tale is salt for boys and sweet for girls.  Ha!  Oh -- and the chinese gender chart is WRONG for me.  Says girl.  Bogus, huh?

post #116 of 407

MW: I have a hard time with king beds too; that is why we are headboard-less at the moment also. This may sound odd, but have you looked at big lots? A lot of their furniture is discontinued Broyhill, so it isn't bad stuff. When we lived there we usually went to rose brothers furniture. I am not a fan of Ashley; most of what I have seen (and purchased) from them has not been well made.

 

You know, there is the wood hobby shop on base, I bet if you checked some one there might be willing to cut you a piece of MDF or plywood to size. I love Rooms to Go, but the nearest one is probably in Wilmington or Raliegh. Sometimes I find interesting things on craigslist, but it is still more than I want to pay.

 

Cravings: mostly anything carb-heavy :) I do have aversions though, I don't seem to like the smell of chicken cooking, why I have no idea; I have no problems eating it. Brewers is a tough diet, vegetarian or not. For me, it is just too much food. I find my appetite shrinks a lot while pregnant. That and I get sick of the eggs pretty quickly. As for the salty: boy sweet: girl thing, with DS I ate alot of salt and vinegar pringles and ice cream (not at the same time though). so a little of both. I love things that combine the two, like the new Klondike Caramel Pretzel ice cream bars.

 

I do a hot wash and dry on hot  . . . I don't seem to have any issues with bacteria. I also use vinegar sometimes, bac-out always, and sometimes a little TTO for good measure. (better safe than sorry)

 

Annie, I never did leak prior to birth, so I don't know what can be done about it. However, colostrum is good stuff, and  I don't see why you couldn't freeze it. It would still be good for the baby even beyond the first couple days. Also is great to use as a nipple cream if you get sore or cracked nipples.

 

 

post #117 of 407
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Annie ~ We must have cross-posted so I missed your post. I leaked horribly when I was pg with ds1. The first time it happened my stepmother and I were at the mall. My stepmother looked at me horrified (she was very uptight and didn't really believe in breastfeeding, had issues with breasts in general) and told me my shirt was wet. I had two huge wet spots on top of both my breasts. I had no idea. I just wore breast pads. I never tried to express it. It did lead to one breast leaking while ds was nursing on the other. I would collect and freeze that, jic. I never used it. Anyway, if you have to express and are getting that much, I would freeze it. If you don't use/need it, maybe you could donate it.

I am not crafty enough to make my own headboard. I still have a lamp that only needs to be painted all taped up and sitting in the garage from 3 years ago. My dh could do it. I suggested it, asked him to but he didn't get around to it. I can wait until he gets home if I have to. I only got excited about buying one because of this big sale. I thought I would be able to get one cheap and easy. I haven't heard great things about Ashley, either, but I haven't really heard great things about any furniture brand.

There is a Rooms to Go and a Roomstore in Wilmington. I don't get down there much. I did find a chest of drawers for the boys' room at The Roomstore online. It matches the dresser we have. My plan is to get the tall chest to complete the set for their room and use the extra mismatched dresser in our room as the changing table for baby. The furniture we've gotten from the Roomstore hasn't been great quality, either. The drawers on the dresser have all come off the runners and they are broken. DH needs to replace all the hardware.

I forgot to mention the essential oils for killing MRSA. I read something the other day about that. Lemongrass was a really good one and so was TTO. I'm not sure about using essential oils on dipes, though. I know a lot of people do it but I've also read that it can coat the dipes and make them less absorbent so IDK.
post #118 of 407

Annie I missed your post too!  Sorry!!  That's a lot of leaking. I have no advice, just to wear nursing pads.  I wish my boobs would leak already.  They are so heavy and tender, but I've got nothing.  By this time with my first pregnancy they were leaky.  I wonder if because they've been turned on and then off they don't need to be primed.  LOL.

post #119 of 407
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Carrie ~ Like I said above, mine leaked really bad when I was pg with ds1 but not at all while I was pg with ds2 or ds3. They still leaked really bad after babes were born and I was nursing. That was the one thing about breastfeeding that I hated. I had to wear nursing pads, sometimes doubled, and sleep on a waterproof pad for at least a year. This pg I keep feeling cold wetness on my nipples but nothing has come out. Strange.

Annie ~ Something else. If you want the leaking to stop or lessen, you probably should not use the breast pump. That might cause your body to make more and leak more or it might cause it to switch from colostrum to milk before baby is born. Then baby wouldn't get the benefits of colostrum for the first few days. I'm just guessing on that last part. Shannon would probably know better. In any case, hand-expressing just enough to relieve the pain/pressure might be better.
post #120 of 407

Thanks ladies. I was hoping that if I pumped, then I wouldn't leak so much during the night. But that didn't seem to be the case so I'll lay off the breast pump for now. I thought that the colostrum didn't change to milk until you had the hormonal changes associated with birth. At least that's what I've deduced from what I've read of pregnant mamas still nursing a toddler. That their milk changed back to colostrum even though the toddler was nursing and didn't change to milk until after birth? I wish that nursing pads were the solution but that would require me to wear a bra at night while sleeping and that's the only time I feel comfortable being bra-free since my breasts are already so large to begin with. So I guess I'll just deal with the leaking for now. I may have to look in to putting a waterproof pad down though because it's starting to get on my bed at night.

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