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post #121 of 339
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

No I don't think its that. Its not bumpy at all. It looks like I burned my skin really bad with hot water or something and its peeling like a sunburn. I use the Burts Bees apricot scrub to get rid of the flaky skin and don't use conventional moisturizers, just like I said Aloe, Coconut Oil, and the Vaseline. Although the Vaseline tends to make it feel more of a burn sometimes. I already use flouride free toothpaste too. I've had it for most of the pregnancy already but I thought I had it under control - it was looking and feeling much better. Then within the last week it got 10x worse again. The only I've been doing differently is eating more ice cream - which is bad cuz I'm lactose intolerant. So I'm going to cut out my dairy and see if that helps. As I know dairy is bad for eczema so maybe its bad for this too?

 

 

My POD is never bumpy...it's just a flat red rash that makes me look like I have a goatee on my chin and up around my mouth. LOL  

 

I hope you can figure it out...stuff like this is no fun, especially on top of all the other things!!!

post #122 of 339
Thread Starter 

I fell last night, while playing with DD, and landed on my ass right on our hearth. It hurt sooooo bad. I was bawling like a baby (was quite a startle as well). Baby was totally fine, but I was hurtin'.

 

When I got undressed for bed I saw that not only was I already developing a huge bruise (which I expected, because I bruise SUPER easily), but I had actually broken skin and bled a little from the fall. I'm still sore today.

 

DD kept pitching fits this morning, so I kept her home from preschool. There's just no way I'm sending her to behave that way for her teacher and to disrupt the other students. Fortunately, she *likes* school, so it's actually a thing she dislikes losing, rather than it being fun to miss. Won't really work once she's in "real" school obviously, because bad behavior or not, I don't want her to fall behind. But for the type of things they do in "class" - missing a day is no biggie.

 

I'm super tired today (probably due to a poor night's sleep, two nights in a row).

 

How's everybody else feeling?

post #123 of 339
YI was interested to read everybodys thoughts on the gtt. I'm 25 weeks and my midwife have me a bottle of glucola and instructions on how to take it. I can go to any of the hospital labs within 45 min to have my blood drawn and I can do it whenever I want between now and my appt next month. I'm a lil nervous. I am already watching my carb intake bc too much at a time makes me sleepy.

So far no hip pain knock on wood. I'm sorry some of you ladies are dealing with that. I had it my last pg so bad I cd barely walk. So my heart goes out to you.

I've started sleeping on the cpuch. DD sleeps in her bed most nights but now and then wants to be in ours. I cannot sleep if she touches me. Which she does all night long! !

I've been going for a 30 min walk every night. Want to start walking after every meal but its such a hassle to get dd and I suited up.

My cat killed three mice this week.... eek..... I'm not usually squeamish but I screamed when I found one....

Can anyone recommend a good resource.. book or video I could look for at my library on prenatal yoga? What I really want is a class but id have to quit therapy to avoid it and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

I've been thinking about comfort measures in labor. Last time I walked and hung out in the shower. This time..
Call me corny
post #124 of 339
YI was interested to read everybodys thoughts on the gtt. I'm 25 weeks and my midwife have me a bottle of glucola and instructions on how to take it. I can go to any of the hospital labs within 45 min to have my blood drawn and I can do it whenever I want between now and my appt next month. I'm a lil nervous. I am already watching my carb intake bc too much at a time makes me sleepy.

So far no hip pain knock on wood. I'm sorry some of you ladies are dealing with that. I had it my last pg so bad I cd barely walk. So my heart goes out to you.

I've started sleeping on the cpuch. DD sleeps in her bed most nights but now and then wants to be in ours. I cannot sleep if she touches me. Which she does all night long! !

I've been going for a 30 min walk every night. Want to start walking after every meal but its such a hassle to get dd and I suited up.

My cat killed three mice this week.... eek..... I'm not usually squeamish but I screamed when I found one....

Can anyone recommend a good resource.. book or video I could look for at my library on prenatal yoga? What I really want is a class but id have to quit therapy to avoid it and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

I've been thinking about comfort measures in labor. Last time I walked and hung out in the shower. This time..
Call me corny
post #125 of 339
YI was interested to read everybodys thoughts on the gtt. I'm 25 weeks and my midwife have me a bottle of glucola and instructions on how to take it. I can go to any of the hospital labs within 45 min to have my blood drawn and I can do it whenever I want between now and my appt next month. I'm a lil nervous. I am already watching my carb intake bc too much at a time makes me sleepy.

So far no hip pain knock on wood. I'm sorry some of you ladies are dealing with that. I had it my last pg so bad I cd barely walk. So my heart goes out to you.

I've started sleeping on the cpuch. DD sleeps in her bed most nights but now and then wants to be in ours. I cannot sleep if she touches me. Which she does all night long! !

I've been going for a 30 min walk every night. Want to start walking after every meal but its such a hassle to get dd and I suited up.

My cat killed three mice this week.... eek..... I'm not usually squeamish but I screamed when I found one....

Can anyone recommend a good resource.. book or video I could look for at my library on prenatal yoga? What I really want is a class but id have to quit therapy to avoid it and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

I've been thinking about comfort measures in labor. Last time I walked and hung out in the shower. This time..
Call me corny
post #126 of 339
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Originally Posted by cyclamen View Post

YI was interested to read everybodys thoughts on the gtt. I'm 25 weeks and my midwife have me a bottle of glucola and instructions on how to take it. I can go to any of the hospital labs within 45 min to have my blood drawn and I can do it whenever I want between now and my appt next month. I'm a lil nervous. I am already watching my carb intake bc too much at a time makes me sleepy.

So far no hip pain knock on wood. I'm sorry some of you ladies are dealing with that. I had it my last pg so bad I cd barely walk. So my heart goes out to you.

I've started sleeping on the cpuch. DD sleeps in her bed most nights but now and then wants to be in ours. I cannot sleep if she touches me. Which she does all night long! !

I've been going for a 30 min walk every night. Want to start walking after every meal but its such a hassle to get dd and I suited up.

My cat killed three mice this week.... eek..... I'm not usually squeamish but I screamed when I found one....

Can anyone recommend a good resource.. book or video I could look for at my library on prenatal yoga? What I really want is a class but id have to quit therapy to avoid it and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

I've been thinking about comfort measures in labor. Last time I walked and hung out in the shower. This time..
Call me corny

 

I've been looking for yoga dvd's too.  I need something specifically designed to NOT flare up SPD though, and I'm having trouble finding anything.

 

Don't feel corny for thinking about labor!  I've been thinking about it since before I got pregnant and I cannot wait.......it's ridiculous, really.

post #127 of 339
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Originally Posted by cyclamen View Post

YI was interested to read everybodys thoughts on the gtt. I'm 25 weeks and my midwife have me a bottle of glucola and instructions on how to take it. I can go to any of the hospital labs within 45 min to have my blood drawn and I can do it whenever I want between now and my appt next month. I'm a lil nervous. I am already watching my carb intake bc too much at a time makes me sleepy.

So far no hip pain knock on wood. I'm sorry some of you ladies are dealing with that. I had it my last pg so bad I cd barely walk. So my heart goes out to you.

I've started sleeping on the cpuch. DD sleeps in her bed most nights but now and then wants to be in ours. I cannot sleep if she touches me. Which she does all night long! !

I've been going for a 30 min walk every night. Want to start walking after every meal but its such a hassle to get dd and I suited up.

My cat killed three mice this week.... eek..... I'm not usually squeamish but I screamed when I found one....

Can anyone recommend a good resource.. book or video I could look for at my library on prenatal yoga? What I really want is a class but id have to quit therapy to avoid it and I'm not sure I'm ready for that.

I've been thinking about comfort measures in labor. Last time I walked and hung out in the shower. This time..
Call me corny

 

I've been looking for yoga dvd's too.  I need something specifically designed to NOT flare up SPD though, and I'm having trouble finding anything.

 

Don't feel corny for thinking about labor!  I've been thinking about it since before I got pregnant and I cannot wait.......it's ridiculous, really.

post #128 of 339
holy quadruple post lol.

Greenlea I had a red flaking and peeling rash on my face and a friend mentioned it might be sebhorric dermatitis. So I started using dandruff shampoo and added a biotin and bcomplex on top of my prenatal and my skin looks way better.

1babysmom ... oh spd sucks! I stopped doing yoga durung my last pg bc of it. It turned into sciatica postpartum and what ended up helping was workinf on my piriformis. I think strengthening not stretching. It must have done something bc so far I've not have the same trouble. But it sucked not finding anything that worked until after birth. I hope you find something that works better for you.

Haha so my phone cut me off. I was saying I was corny cuz this time I've been learning about aromatherapy and crystals. I've been taking ylang ylang and epsom salt baths and wearing a rose quartz next to my heart to help my emotional state and I swear it's helped. So I figure... why not for labor? If for no other reason than to add a little beauty and comfort to my laboring environment.

But yeah.. I've been thinking about it since almost the beginning to and I am really starting to feel confident and excited.
post #129 of 339
Just finished my GBS test! Fingers crossed for good results. (I did drink a tiny waiting room sized glass after the sugar drink. Will that screw it up? The tech. Seemed to think so.)
post #130 of 339
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Just finished my GBS test! Fingers crossed for good results. (I did drink a tiny waiting room sized glass after the sugar drink. Will that screw it up? The tech. Seemed to think so.)


I don't think so! I drank the glucola in the car on the way to my appointment and when I got to my MW's she offered me a normal size glass of water while we went on with the rest of my apt until it was time for the blood draw.  So I'm sure it wont effect your test at all.

 

ETA: Did you mean the GD test? GBS is group B strep and that most certainly wouldn't be effected by a glass of water winky.gif

post #131 of 339
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

Just finished my GBS test! Fingers crossed for good results. (I did drink a tiny waiting room sized glass after the sugar drink. Will that screw it up? The tech. Seemed to think so.)

I did my GTT (one hour) 4 weeks ago and I was encouraged to stay hydrated and drink as much water as I wanted while I was waiting after I drank the sugar drink! And I passed with flying colors smile.gif I was told water doesn't effect the one hour test at all!
post #132 of 339
Yep - Glucose test not GTS. Thanks! smile.gif
post #133 of 339
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Yep - Glucose test not GTS. Thanks! smile.gif

GBS - Lol!
post #134 of 339

Ironmam: I'm sorry you fell! I fell down the porch steps last week and it sucked. Thankfully I didn't fall forward so I wasn't worried about the baby, but I was hurting for several days. My leg is still all bruised and scabbed and sore to touch :( It sounds like you hit your back much harder than I did though (one leg bent under me to the side and that helped absorb some of the fall). I hope it heals quickly!!!!

 

I wanted to drink some water so badly after the glucola, but I assumed you couldn't. Wish I would have known I could! It made me feel a little sick to my stomach this time. 

post #135 of 339

*blink* did I see that list right??  Is there actually a Sept 2013 birth group already...omg.  I can't believe I am due in 3 months!!!!  EEK!

 

All of this craziness with pertussis has really made my 2nd trimeser disappear...2 of the healthy ones now have their MMR fever so we are waiting for that to subside.  I can't wait for everyone to be on the mend!  My most sick little ones with pertussis are still home and haven't left the house except for the hospital that one time since Christmas!  However some nights are a little better despite me still not getting a ton of sleep.  My 2yo now has the whoop but only coughs a couple times a day so it looks like the antibiotics in his case helped quite a bit.

 

I had my midwife appointment this week and I was meeting the last of the 3 midwives.  I think it is all the stress and exhaustion getting to me but it was rather embarrassing to be a teary mess!!!  They keep reassuring me that I can have whatever I want - basically I can change my mind at any point about staying home, or going to the hospital...and if I have another BIG boy who presents posterior then they happy to get me the epidural if that's what I want.  Honestly I just want a peaceful birth and if that's what it takes, I am good with that.  I have had 4 children without drugs, 3 at home, and have nothing to prove!  LOL

post #136 of 339

Okay, sorry to jump in here and whine (or at least just vent...) without having read/responded to any other posts....but I'm hoping someone can relate. 

 

I feel HUGE.  Like, MASSIVE.  I don't think I look as big as I feel when I see my belly pics (26 week pic here), and seeing that I'm not too far ahead of my 2nd pregnancy size (my 3rd was my BIG one) made me feel a little more normal, but I feel big enough that it makes me nervous to anticipate further growth over the next trimester.  Like, physically, I feel like I'm already at term.  I can't imagine that people don't see me as "house sized" already, because it sure feels that way.  I've had some serious growth spurts over the last month.  Ridiculous ones, really.  In a matter of 24 hours it- the SECOND growth spurt, mind you- was noticeable enough hubby and myself both looked at my belly and said, "WOW, it's getting really big."    

 

And I think size alone wouldn't be as big of a deal if it weren't coupled with weight.  I have seriously already neared 30lbs.  Granted, I have gained about 45lbs with each baby (from big to small, while I was healthy or unhealthy, while working out regularly or being lazy...it just hasn't mattered), but as I've already whined about enough on here since this DDC started, my weight gain this time was TOTALLY different and I gained like 10lb immediately, which has never happened to me before.  And I'm really trying to keep my weight reasonable, but now I feel like there's no way I can stay within my "regular" weight gain this time if I'm already 5-10lbs ahead of where I'd usually be at and it is proving to be SO far out of my control.  And with the growth spurts, I've put on like 10lbs in 5 weeks.  Yeah.  And the last couple weeks I've been really working on my water intake, and I've been effortlessly downing like 80-100oz of water on average, so I HOPE I can blame that for some of it, but I've gone up like 3-4lbs just this week.  My records show that this is the same time I've gained the most with ALL my pregnancies, and then I started to level out (for a SHORT time) after 26 weeks, so I'm hoping I'll at least follow that trend, but I have yet to see it slowing.  I've been working out regularly up until recently when my SPD has begun to rear it's ugly head quite viciously (though I am happy to have held it off as long as I did this time, that's quite an accomplishment!!!), but even now where I'm very limited in what I can do I'm trying to push through it to keep moving.  But still...not seeing it affect me on the scale is defeating.

 

So size/weight...it's just sort of freaking me out and I don't know why- not like intuitively, just depressingly.  My fundal measurements are right on the dot, so I know I can't be TOO huge.  My pressures are great.  My urine is good (I get some trace proteins sometimes but that's really common during pregnancy and it reminds me to stay on top of my hydration).  I have no swelling whatsoever.  My BGL's are awesome, and despite having a cuh-rapppy diet sometimes, I try to be careful about what I eat.  My thyroid antibodies are still under control.  I know I'm still struggling with candida, and I'm continuing to work on that, but there's only so much I can do about it during pregnancy.  I have been drinking a TOOOON of water as I mentioned, so I'm well hydrated.  

 

But I wonder if it's just a mix of a few things- 1) that no matter how hard I've tried, I haven't been able to feel in control of my weight anymore and that scares me because with the way my body has changed since DS was born (with the Hashi's), weight is now a struggle and not knowing how or IF I will lose any this time around weighs heavily on my mind.  2) that I worry about another big baby...DS's birth wasn't "bad" by any means, he was nearly 10lbs but his 15.5" head (which must be a paternal genetic requirement LOL) held me up a bit, still nothing I wouldn't be very willing to do again...but I guess I worry that FEELING so huge indicates a giant baby in there that I caused somehow, like on a Christmas treat binge or something.  I know, I know...but still...I think it's just the unknown and imagining an already 10lber in there or something.

 

So I guess it mostly comes down to the weight, not necessarily my size alone.  It's stressing me out enough, though, that I'm moving my u/s up to a closer date.  Normally I get one at about 32/33 weeks, at the point where I can get a *fairly* decent idea of how things are going to be for the remainder of the pregnancy (obviously nothing is set in stone, but it's a better idea than guessing blind), but before the baby is too big to be able to accomplish that well.  However, I'm thinking I'm going to try to get in in 2-3 weeks (so around 28-30 weeks or so) instead, because I think it will ease my mind SO much just to have a peek and an idea of what's really going on in there.

 

*sigh*

 

If anyone took the time to read that, wow...I applaud you and appreciate your time. :) 


Edited by 1babysmom - 1/13/13 at 6:05pm
post #137 of 339
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

Okay, sorry to jump in here and whine (or at least just vent...) without having read/responded to any other posts....but I'm hoping someone can relate. 

 

I feel HUGE.  Like, MASSIVE.  I don't think I look as big as I feel when I see my belly pics (26 week pic here), and seeing that I'm not too far ahead of my 2nd pregnancy size (my 3rd was my BIG one) made me feel a little more normal, but I feel big enough that it makes me nervous to anticipate further growth over the next trimester.  Like, physically, I feel like I'm already at term.  I can't imagine that people don't see me as "house sized" already, because it sure feels that way.  I've had some serious growth spurts over the last month.  Ridiculous ones, really.  In a matter of 24 hours it- the SECOND growth spurt, mind you- was noticeable enough hubby and myself both looked at my belly and said, "WOW, it's getting really big."    

 

And I think size alone wouldn't be as big of a deal if it weren't coupled with weight.  I have seriously already neared 30lbs.  Granted, I have gained about 45lbs with each baby (from big to small, while I was healthy or unhealthy, while working out regularly or being lazy...it just hasn't mattered), but as I've already whined about enough on here since this DDC started, my weight gain this time was TOTALLY different and I gained like 10lb immediately, which has never happened to me before.  And I'm really trying to keep my weight reasonable, but now I feel like there's no way I can stay within my "regular" weight gain this time if I'm already 5-10lbs ahead of where I'd usually be at and it is proving to be SO far out of my control.  And with the growth spurts, I've put on like 10lbs in 5 weeks.  Yeah.  And the last couple weeks I've been really working on my water intake, and I've been effortlessly downing like 80-100oz of water on average, so I HOPE I can blame that for some of it, but I've gone up like 3-4lbs just this week.  My records show that this is the same time I've gained the most with ALL my pregnancies, and then I started to level out (for a SHORT time) after 26 weeks, so I'm hoping I'll at least follow that trend, but I have yet to see it slowing.  I've been working out regularly up until recently when my SPD has begun to rear it's ugly head quite viciously (though I am happy to have held it off as long as I did this time, that's quite an accomplishment!!!), but even now where I'm very limited in what I can do I'm trying to push through it to keep moving.  But still...not seeing it affect me on the scale is defeating.

 

So size/weight...it's just sort of freaking me out and I don't know why- not like intuitively, just depressingly.  My fundal measurements are right on the dot, so I know I can't be TOO huge.  My pressures are great.  My urine is good (I get some trace proteins sometimes but that's really common during pregnancy and it reminds me to stay on top of my hydration).  My BGL's are awesome, and despite having a cuh-rapppy diet sometimes, I try to be careful about what I eat.  My thyroid antibodies are still under control.  I know I'm still struggling with candida, and I'm continuing to work on that, but there's only so much I can do about it during pregnancy.  I have been drinking a TOOOON of water as I mentioned, so I'm well hydrated.  

 

But I wonder if it's just a mix of a few things- 1) that no matter how hard I've tried, I haven't been able to feel in control of my weight anymore and that scares me because with the way my body has changed since DS was born (with the Hashi's), weight is now a struggle and not knowing how or IF I will lose any this time around weighs heavily on my mind.  2) that I worry about another big baby...DS's birth wasn't "bad" by any means, he was nearly 10lbs but his 15.5" head (which must be a paternal genetic requirement LOL) held me up a bit, still nothing I wouldn't be very willing to do again...but I guess I worry that FEELING so huge indicates a giant baby in there that I caused somehow, like on a Christmas treat binge or something.  I know, I know...but still...I think it's just the unknown and imagining an already 10lber in there or something.

 

So I guess it mostly comes down to the weight, not necessarily my size alone.  It's stressing me out enough, though, that I'm moving my u/s up to a closer date.  Normally I get one at about 32/33 weeks, at the point where I can get a *fairly* decent idea of how things are going to be for the remainder of the pregnancy (obviously nothing is set in stone, but it's a better idea than guessing blind), but before the baby is too big to be able to accomplish that well.  However, I'm thinking I'm going to try to get in in 2-3 weeks (so around 28-30 weeks or so) instead, because I think it will ease my mind SO much just to have a peek and an idea of what's really going on in there.

 

*sigh*

 

If anyone took the time to read that, wow...I applaud you and appreciate your time. :) 

 

I'm sorry, 1babysmom. I don't think I'm in the same situation, (but I haven't seen a scale since my last appointment almost 2 months ago, so I might have gained more than I know), but I know the worry and stuff. I had that problem in a big way with DD, and I know it sucks. I gained over 60 lbs with DD, and it was really upsetting. I don't remember DS's head measurement, but it had to have been pretty big (He is *exactly* the same as DF, in ways, including bigger head.), but he was 10 lbs 7 oz, and I'm a little nervous about that, as well, except more because I know my OB is going to play the "big baby" card as a reason for a RCS, and not so much because I'm worried about difficulty during labor. (Not that it was easy, but recovery was easy compared to recovery with c-section with DD, so the "difficulty" of labor would be worth it for an uncomplicated recovery where I'm not confined to bed for weeks in pain.)

 

ETA: A friend gave me one of the rock and sleep Fisher Price things before they got recalled, and I just checked, and there's mold on it. So now I'm trying to decide whether to throw it out (leaning towards) or try and wash/clean it and keep it (would rather not). I feel bad to just throw it away, but with the way DD and DS have respiratory issues already, I don't want to risk TBFKA being exposed, even if I clean it.


Edited by bmcneal - 1/13/13 at 6:50pm
post #138 of 339

1babysmom, I can totally relate. I've also gained about 30 lbs, feel huge and am worried about various things. There's a good chance I have gestational diabetes, but for some reason I've neglected to get tested. I was going to get it done earlier, but lost the lab slip, then the dr told me to wait until week 26... I'm having a really hard time eating properly. I have also gained as much as 45 pounds in the past. My babies were all under 9 lbs, but that's because I was always lucky enough to have them by 38 weeks.

post #139 of 339

bmcneal, I didn't know about this recall but we had bought one of these and now I'm glad to at least know about it. It says that the mold isn't there when you buy the product, but it may set up because the areas that it grows are infrequently cleaned. I might just try to keep mine really clean to avoid it ever growing that mold and keep a really good watch on it.. 

1babysmom, I am so worried about not being able to lose the weight after baby comes. Before I got pregnant, I had lost a significant amount of weight and was doing so well working out and eating right, so now I am more motivated to keep that going after he gets here. I think I'm more afraid of having a ginormous baby than anything, but I have already started to feel SO uncomfortable. I was at a birthday party for one of mine and DH's friends last night and the birthday girl's aunt kept commenting on how "uncomfortable" I looked and how she was so thankful that she hadn't had to go through that.. blah blah. I wanted to say "excuse me, I understand that I'm huge but you can stop pointing it out." 

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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

bmcneal, I didn't know about this recall but we had bought one of these and now I'm glad to at least know about it. It says that the mold isn't there when you buy the product, but it may set up because the areas that it grows are infrequently cleaned. I might just try to keep mine really clean to avoid it ever growing that mold and keep a really good watch on it.. 

1babysmom, I am so worried about not being able to lose the weight after baby comes. Before I got pregnant, I had lost a significant amount of weight and was doing so well working out and eating right, so now I am more motivated to keep that going after he gets here. I think I'm more afraid of having a ginormous baby than anything, but I have already started to feel SO uncomfortable. I was at a birthday party for one of mine and DH's friends last night and the birthday girl's aunt kept commenting on how "uncomfortable" I looked and how she was so thankful that she hadn't had to go through that.. blah blah. I wanted to say "excuse me, I understand that I'm huge but you can stop pointing it out." 

 

From what I read and how it looks, it would/will be fairly difficult to clean the part, because it's not something you can take out and just toss in the washer, because the plastic part doesn't come out of the cloth part, and it is screwed on (not an issue for me, I always unscrew and wash stuff, pretty regularly, and I've read from a lot of people that it can happen even when there is not any contact with moisture. But I don't know. Depending on when you bought yours, it may not even be part of the recall. smile.gif (Although I'm sure you've already checked that out, so you know whether or not it is or isn't.)

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