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post #81 of 1492

I agree with J, go buy yourself some pants that fit now.  I'm no where close to being in my pre-pregnancy jeans and there is no way that I'm wearing maternity pants for the next 4-5mo!   I like to feel good at all stages so I have pp pants that fit me in every stage as I'm losing weight.  I'm normally a size 4, 2 weeks pp I'm an 8, then I slowly go through a 6 and back to a 4.  I have a pile of pants in every size (from my last pregnancy).  My best friend and I have also traded pants in different sizes after we've had our babies.. 

 

Yesterday I finally managed to put on my size 8 pp mom jeans (ha ha), I then sat down on the couch to crochet with a baby on my lap..  and...  SHE PEED THROUGH HER DIAPER AND SOAKED ME!  So much for getting to wear regular pants out of the house...
 

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Originally Posted by MrsKatie View Post

God I'm so jealous of you ladies in your pre-baby jeans. My maternity jeans are falling apart and I'm starting to feel pretty frumpy and fat and gross. VERY cute pics, everyone!



 

post #82 of 1492

Avery: 6 days old

 

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Re: maternity/transition clothes... I have one pair of transition jeans, but I am usually back to wearing most of my normal clothes by 2 months pp, so I feel like I can't justify buying anything else.  I hate continuing to wear my maternity pants, but I'm also not really going out too often to feel self conscious about it.  We'll see if I shrink in the same time frame, though, as I'm starting from a much larger belly this time around.
post #83 of 1492

Awww Jaimee! Look at his strong little neck! hehe Levi holds his up very well now and I don't have to support it when he's sitting up in my lap anymore.

post #84 of 1492

Question:  Does anyone here use cloth nursing pads?  I really don't like the idea of using disposable nursing pads (which I have been using because they work), since they're full of chemicals and I'm sure that some transfers right into my baby's mouth.  However, every time I try to use cloth pads, the moment they're wet I get super itchy and damp feeling (ick!).  I just have some basic cotton ones, is there something else that's better?  I really don't want to have to change them every single time I nurse, as I leak a lot.  Any suggestions?

post #85 of 1492

I used cloth nursing pads at the recommendation of a friend with DS1.  They suck, IMHO.  I had multiple brands.  They all leaked and were damp and sticky.  I just use the disposable ones now greensad.gif  I wonder if there is a better alternative?

post #86 of 1492

I use cloth.  I have several types, but actually use the Gerber ones the most.  They're just cotton circles and I do need to change them often, but since I'm doing laundry all the time I can get away with 6 pairs.  I also have hemp, but these have no water resistance on the back and as soon as they're wet, they leak through my bra/shirt.  I've wanted to try wool, but they were so expensive I never bought them.  I bet those would work nicely.  I also wanted to try the ones with cotton/hemp on one side and PUL on the other, but again, never bothered to invest.  I know some women that cut up prefolds to make their own.  I imagine that you could pretty easily fashion some like mama cloth: windpro fleece on the back, hemp in the middle, and flannel on the outside if you had those fabrics available.

post #87 of 1492

Here's Leo!  First at 1 week, then at 4 weeks.

 

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post #88 of 1492

Thanks, I have the Gerber ones too and simply can't stand it.  I had one pair in for 2 hours and wanted to itch my boobs off.   BTW, I totally meant to post this in the December Chit Chat thread.. Ooops!
 

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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

I use cloth.  I have several types, but actually use the Gerber ones the most.  They're just cotton circles and I do need to change them often, but since I'm doing laundry all the time I can get away with 6 pairs.  I also have hemp, but these have no water resistance on the back and as soon as they're wet, they leak through my bra/shirt.  I've wanted to try wool, but they were so expensive I never bought them.  I bet those would work nicely.  I also wanted to try the ones with cotton/hemp on one side and PUL on the other, but again, never bothered to invest.  I know some women that cut up prefolds to make their own.  I imagine that you could pretty easily fashion some like mama cloth: windpro fleece on the back, hemp in the middle, and flannel on the outside if you had those fabrics available.



 

post #89 of 1492

So I guess he loves his Moby. joy.gif Yay! That makes me so happy!!!

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post #90 of 1492
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

Thanks, I have the Gerber ones too and simply can't stand it.  I had one pair in for 2 hours and wanted to itch my boobs off.   BTW, I totally meant to post this in the December Chit Chat thread.. Ooops!

I should add if I go a longish time without nursing (2-3 hours) then I let down and soak the pads, but that's pretty much the only reason I have the pads in.  Otherwise, when I nurse I stuff a blanket or wipe in the other side of my bra or else the pad and my bra get soaked.

post #91 of 1492

My girls.  They pretty much look exactly alike.  :)

 

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post #92 of 1492

Wow, they do look alike!

 

Here's Evan earlier today

 

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I can still squish him into a nb cover! (he's over 13lbs now) That's one I made with the babyville boutique pattern and pul.

 

I've been wanting to make some pads. PUL backed for leak proof. I'll probably just use a few layers of flannel on top of it. The wetness of the (not near enough pairs of) cotton ones I have now doesn't irritate my skin, but microfleece would be a nice stay dry material for them.

post #93 of 1492

Aww! Look at his rolly polly legs. hehe Levi's are still chicken legs, but he's filling out. Rachel I would advise against putting anything waterproof on your nursing pads. The pads need to be able to breath so you don't get sore or get an infection.

post #94 of 1492

Becky- PUL does allow gas exchange, but won't leak until it's been fully saturated for a bit. 

 

Rachel- Windpro fleece is a nice alternative to PUL as it is water resistant and works great for mama cloth.

post #95 of 1492

Good to know, Jaimee. I was under the assumption that since PUL is water resistant that it wouldn't allow gas exchange. Thank you. Sheepish.gif

post #96 of 1492

PUL allows gas exchange? Really? Huh, I've been cloth diapering for 4.5 years and I never knew that. I always leave covers off when my kids are rashy specifically because I thought PUL wouldn't allow gas exchange.

post #97 of 1492

Jack, 2 weeks old

 

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post #98 of 1492

Jack is so adorable!!! love.gif

post #99 of 1492
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Originally Posted by meesh933 View Post

PUL allows gas exchange? Really? Huh, I've been cloth diapering for 4.5 years and I never knew that. I always leave covers off when my kids are rashy specifically because I thought PUL wouldn't allow gas exchange.


Yep, but it's certainly going to still create a humid environment so air out time is still essential when dealing with rash.  Wool is the most breatheable type of cover.

 

post #100 of 1492

Coralie in the bath with daddy, 12 days old.

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DDC friends Coralie and Eowyn (PaigeKitten's baby)

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