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post #41 of 122

Yeah - clumsy- yesterday I fell up the stairs trying to run to let the pizza delivery guy in, and today I almost knocked an older lady down after church and made her drop everything in her hands.  Yikes!

 

The cool weather in Baltimore is so refreshing..football...fall...I love it.  I've been making a list of food to prepare and freeze.  My husband made chili today so we froze part of that.  It's a start.  I have also started a list of things I want to sew....a new sling, a few new wet bags, a diaper bag.  I already made a baby k'tan type carrier but haven't had a little one to try it out with.  My DS is too big for it. 

 

I'm feeling pretty good.  I still vomit most days but the nausea is subsiding.  Still, this pregnancy is better than with DS (hyperemesis).  I'm getting a bit of energy back as well.  I need to find a hypnobirthing class around here and start preparing for that.  I'm excited!  The only things we need to get for this baby boy is some winter gear since DS1 was a June baby.  Will be hitting up a consignment sale next week.

 

What did you bundle your winter babies up in to go out and about?  When DS was 6 months old and it was cooler out (in NC) we just ran him out to the car and tucked a warm blanket around him after he was buckled into the carseat.  Seems like we would need to do more for a newborn up here where it snows.

post #42 of 122

Hey all... DH is in Italy giving some talks and doing research for two weeks, and this morning I woke up to this e-mail from him:

 

"I had my first baby dream last night.  I dreamed that I caught the baby the second he was born (all wet and stuff) and held him for a bit, then handed him to you.  Wow.
Anyway, I didn't pass out, which is good.  :)
"

 

Now, if that isn't just the cutest thing, from the guy who originally said he didn't want to be anywhere near the house when I was laboring.  I think we're on the right track!  joy.gif

post #43 of 122
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Originally Posted by montessorimama1 View Post

Hey all... DH is in Italy giving some talks and doing research for two weeks, and this morning I woke up to this e-mail from him:

 

"I had my first baby dream last night.  I dreamed that I caught the baby the second he was born (all wet and stuff) and held him for a bit, then handed him to you.  Wow.
Anyway, I didn't pass out, which is good.  :)
"

 

Now, if that isn't just the cutest thing, from the guy who originally said he didn't want to be anywhere near the house when I was laboring.  I think we're on the right track!  joy.gif




my heart is officially warmed for the day!  love.gif

 

i started stalking diaperswappers last night.  haven't been there in a few years now, but i need newborn dipes.  i held onto my prefolds and my favorite larger dipes, but i sold all of my itty bitty diapers last time.  it sure makes all of this seem more real!

post #44 of 122
Pilar - so sweet! Wouldn't it be awesome if he caught your GIRL? smile.gif

HCM - I can only go to DS with a specific mission...or else I drain my pp account on stuff I don't need! I'm officially set on dips so I can't even stop in over there.
post #45 of 122
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my heart is officially warmed for the day!  love.gif

 

i started stalking diaperswappers last night.  haven't been there in a few years now, but i need newborn dipes.  i held onto my prefolds and my favorite larger dipes, but i sold all of my itty bitty diapers last time.  it sure makes all of this seem more real!


I went through the box of diapers last week and was happy to discover that all we need is a new Snappi and one or two covers. I was also saddened. Researching and shopping for diapers was so much fun! In other news, I've been able to exercise pretty much every day for the last two weeks, and it's really helped me feel my best. Anybody else feel fantastic?

 

post #46 of 122

I've been shopping around for diapers too.  I got rid of all my newborn and small diapers after the last b/c I didn't want to store them for years.  I am planning on getting these workhorse diapers by cloth-eez.  For only $5-$8 per diaper with cheap shipping they are about the same price new as used.  I have found that cotton prefold are just the most absorbent and even if they are soaking wet and left on overnight they still don't irritate the skin.  I did all prefolds and covers last time and this time want to do fitted prefolds and wool. I have been debating for awhile about getting newborns or just getting smalls without snaps.  I think what I decided was to go with a dozen of each and then get a dozen prefolds too.  I have been knitting up a bunch of newborn and small wool, but still need to do a few more.  Can't wait to have all the fluff washed and folded and all ready for a baby, it makes it all feel real you know?

post #47 of 122

Weird...September already?!  Or sometimes...only September?!

 

Had a checkup today.  Doctor scolded me because apparently my iron levels are still too low, which means I have to start a different supplement now.

 

Still throwing up a couple of times a day and losing weight, so yet another medication has been prescribed.

 

Battling an upper respiratory infection.  Threw my back out the other day.

 

Doctor made a side comment today about thinking about tying my tubes after this pregnancy which upset me probably more than it should and I snapped at him. Think I scared him!

 

Now I have to go to the office every week to be weighed to make sure I am not losing too much.

 

Trying so hard not to be depressed and think of what is waiting for me at the end of this journey, but this week just seems to be so hard. 

 

How are the rest of you doing??

post #48 of 122

I've been dealing with an awful cold for days now. The coughing is just unbelievable. I had to start wearing a pad because I was coughing so hard. Blech. Managed to pull a muscle in my stomach today from coughing so hard. At least it doesn't hurt as bad as when I pulled one coughing while pregnant with ds1. I actually went to the hospital for that one, I was in so much pain.

 

Was worrying earlier because I hadn't felt the baby all day, but I'm feeling a little bit of movement right now. Dh thinks I probably scared it with all the coughing.

post #49 of 122
Chili - you doctor sounds like an ass. That is all.
post #50 of 122

Devaskyla - maybe your coughing soothed the baby to sleep?  That could be handy in the long run, heh.  Sorry though, hope you're feeling better soon!

 

chilichiki, so sorry to hear you're feeling so bad.  It sounds like you have a lot to contend with right now.

 

As for me, I'm feeling fine.  Still feeling mostly great most of the time.  I too keep pulling abdominal muscles though, doing the stupidest and most trivial things.  Like rolling over in bed.  Getting onto and off of my bike.  Leaning over too far while sitting on the couch.  It's a small complaint to have, but seems so weird-- I don't recall pulling a muscle once during my last pregnancy.

 

I'm also diaper shopping, but just for new covers.  I only ever had a handful of newborn/small sized diaper covers-- I think 6 XS Thirsties and then 3 S Thirsties and 3 size 1 duo wraps (which are, as far as I can tell, identical to size S Thirsties, but I digress...).  I gave away most of them between my son's birth and now. 

 

Nothing wrong with the Thirsties or anything but I'm interested in trying something else this time.  Maybe fleece covers?  I don't know.  I don't want to invest a lot in NB size covers because if this baby's anything like his brother, he'll be out of XS/S by the time he's 2 months old.

post #51 of 122
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Chili - you doctor sounds like an ass. That is all.


Amen.  Chili, sounds like you're going through a rough time, and the last thing you need is to be made to feel worse by some pompous male doctor who's never been through this.  Ugh, the medical establishment...

 

Devaskyla - I'm sure the baby's just thrown off by the unusual movements... I really hope you can get over your cough soon, it sounds painful!! 

 

Coldandsleepy - I was glad you shared your experience of your baby being out of the NB covers/diapers at 2 months... I have been doing diaper research and they say to buy a billion newborn sized diapers, but I have a feeling that my baby is going to be big like yours (I'm' 5'10" and dh is 6'2").  How many NB prefolds did you get?

 

AFM, my mom arrives tomorrow and this time she's not dragging her "maxi pad" friend with her (as in, "super absorbent", hahaha).  We'll finally get to do some organization work on the nursery and buy all the supplies for the home birth.  OMG, I started watching a documentary yesterday on premature births and I had to stop it about 30 seconds in because they showed a tiny 23 week old being born via C-section and I lost it... So I watched "Pregnant in America" again, which also made me cry but for other reasons...

 

Sending everyone healthy wishes and lots of hug2.gif

 

post #52 of 122
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I was glad you shared your experience of your baby being out of the NB covers/diapers at 2 months... I have been doing diaper research and they say to buy a billion newborn sized diapers, but I have a feeling that my baby is going to be big like yours (I'm' 5'10" and dh is 6'2").  How many NB prefolds did you get?

 

My son fit in his NB covers (WAHM fleece wraps and proraps) for about a week or two.  Seriously.  My husband and I are of average heights (I'm 5'6", he is 5'10").  I know it's hard to tell with your first, but can you borrow NB sizes and just buy S?  FWIW, infant sized prefolds fit in any cover, you just have to fold over the top.  I own two sizes of prefolds - infants and premium - and it's *never* been a problem getting either of them in a cover of any size.

 

Word of caution, though, if your kid isn't big enough you can't just jump to the next size cover - I tried that when he was on the edge of sizes between S/M and M/L (he's still in M and my kid is freaking gigantic) and you just end up with urine all over the clothes.  Ick.
 

 

post #53 of 122

We had 24 of the smallest prefolds.  (NB size, I guess?)  He was out of those pretty quickly, again definitely by 2 months.  We were total newbies as far as CDing (and babies overall) went, so for me, it was easiest just to have diapers that fit nicely into the smallest covers without having to figure out how to fold them/stuff them in so they weren't hanging out.  And we got them so cheap (from Little Lions, I think) that I really don't regret having them.

 

When we moved up to to the next size prefolds, we ended up getting a lot more of them-- I think we have 48.  (Kind of overkill.  I told my husband to order 24 and he ordered 48 instead.)  Those are the ones he still uses at almost 2.  We also have a dozen toddler sized diapers that we use doubled over for nighttime diapers.

post #54 of 122

We had 36 size small, 24 medium, and 12 large prefolds. I got them on Amazon and that's the way they're sized. 36 was a little much for the small size which fit until 3-4months. The mediums fit until 18 months, and the larges have been working well. I like Thirsties and Bummis Superbrite for PUL and WAHM wool.

post #55 of 122

AfricanQueen - Thanks so much for the guidance... One needs a Master's degree in diapering, what with so many options... argh!!!  I think I'm narrowing it down though, I just wish I knew how big the baby would be (I was 9 lbs, my brother was 10+, and my husband was called the "giant imitation baby" when he was born, so I have a feeling this kid is gonna come out HUGE!).

 

I haven't really wanted to think about diapering services because of the extra cost involved, but it might be good at first, until the baby is ready to move into not-newborn sized diapers.  Has anyone tried this?

post #56 of 122
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diapering services have never been an option for me because there aren't any around here, so i don't have any first hand knowledge about them or what they are offering these days.  my mom used one when i was first born, until she "had her feet under her," and she loved it.  nowadays, i guess i would worry about what detergents the diaper service used.  i would assume it would be a pretty industrial-strength cleaner.  avoiding harmful chemicals is really important in our family, and some of my kiddos have shown sensitivities to certain detergents.  i know i can be a total snob about this kind of thing, but i would shy away from any company that didn't use a detergent i approved of.

post #57 of 122
We live in a larger city and only have one diaper service, but I never used it. I did buy "rags" from them, though. 100 infant prefolds = $25. 50 premiums = $15. There's nothing wrong with them: slight staining, loose threads, etc. They're still in awesome shape, but the service won't send them to customers. Plus, they're already prepped!
post #58 of 122
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I've been shopping around for diapers too.  I got rid of all my newborn and small diapers after the last b/c I didn't want to store them for years.  I am planning on getting these workhorse diapers by cloth-eez.  For only $5-$8 per diaper with cheap shipping they are about the same price new as used.  I have found that cotton prefold are just the most absorbent and even if they are soaking wet and left on overnight they still don't irritate the skin.  I did all prefolds and covers last time and this time want to do fitted prefolds and wool. I have been debating for awhile about getting newborns or just getting smalls without snaps.  I think what I decided was to go with a dozen of each and then get a dozen prefolds too.  I have been knitting up a bunch of newborn and small wool, but still need to do a few more.  Can't wait to have all the fluff washed and folded and all ready for a baby, it makes it all feel real you know?




woah.  cloth-eez.  i think you've just saved me tons of money and time i would have squandered on diaperswappers.  they get great reviews!  i'm totally a "workhorse" kind of diapering mom, but i have zero patience for prefolds overnight.  i will have to try some of the cloth-eez!    in general, i'm trying to hold back from buying too many, though, other than the KL0s, which i'm counting on being reliable for the first few... weeks... (they grow so fast!)  i've been picking up a few others here and there, to see what works best once the baby is peeing in them.  prefolds aside, i'm fully expecting some of my favorite dipes from the last babe won't work at all with the new one.  each baby is different, at least that's been my experience.

 

my MIL is a crazy-talented knitter, and she was OVER THE MOON EXCITED that we're having a girl, so that she could knit up a whole new stash of wool.  grandma can go a little overboard, so i know the baby will have a phenomenally-outfitted bum.  she's made some really adorable things so far.

post #59 of 122

Do you all just stop using any softeners with your own laundry while you are cloth diapering?

post #60 of 122

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Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 View Post

We live in a larger city and only have one diaper service, but I never used it. I did buy "rags" from them, though. 100 infant prefolds = $25. 50 premiums = $15. There's nothing wrong with them: slight staining, loose threads, etc. They're still in awesome shape, but the service won't send them to customers. Plus, they're already prepped!


Now that is a great deal!

 

We use vinegar as a fabric softener occasionally, and used some softener that was recommend in the CD forum here some time ago... can't remember what it would have been.  Ecover maybe?  It was fine, didn't seem to hurt our diapers any, but didn't seem to do anything positive for them or our clothing either so we didn't ever buy a second container.

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