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post #21 of 208
I use a regular step trash can with a liner in it.

Cheap and easy.

Don't do air tight cans. Bad idea. I did at first last time and created a heck of a science experiment.
post #22 of 208
I just use a kitchen size trash can for my pail.
post #23 of 208
Oh,I thought it shouldbe airtight! I definitely need one with a lid to keep cats out though. Hm.
post #24 of 208
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Originally Posted by polyhymnia View Post

Help! I was just organizing in the baby room and realized I still have no diaper pail. I bought aliner from GMD but don't have a pail. Any recs? Huge kudos if it's available from amazon prime.


@polyhymnia I just ordered and received this one, and it is available for prime, on recommendation of several CDing friends: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0053Y2B6E/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It has one of those carbon filter things.

post #25 of 208
Thanks, I was looking at that one so am glad to hear from someone else that it is recommended. I worry about having to manually lift the lid every time?? Going to measure my wet bag liner and see if it will fit...
post #26 of 208
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Originally Posted by vtamanda View Post

I use the angel wing fold. It creates a gussett to hold in poo. Here is a tutorial. Although with NB sized PF, you probably won't have extra material to fold down in the front. And i use snappies, not pins.
http://www.diaperpages.com/angel_fold.php

Other than that, i don't do anything special to hold in poo. EBF poo is impossible. I find the PFs work better than 'sposies, maybe bc u have two layers with the diaper and the cover, rather than only 1 layer. But seriously, that is a losing battle. I sprint for the changing table when i hear the poop!! The worst is when they do it in the car, and then you grab them out of the seat, only to get a handful of poo and it is up their back and thru the onesie!! Good times.

 

 

OMG :rotflmao  Thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to replicate the sprint :lol    Thanks for the link. Def will try that fold. I bought snappies too. Hoping that the tighter the better. Although if this babe takes after dh for bm's we are all in for it!!  

post #27 of 208
If you do have extra material you can try folding it down in the back instead of the front. Sometimes it works out that it makes a little pocket that catches the poop. But I agree that it's basically a losing battle!

So annoyed with DH tonight. It's a weird feeling. I'm just intolerant of all his little quirks and ... I don't know. I'm kind of tired of him. Or bored. We had a discussion which was more of an argument and I just walked away. I don't care to convince him or be convinced or make peace. I just was done.

I feel crummy now because that is truly a jerk move, but not crummy enough to reengage so hopefully nothing happens tonight baby wise. Bad vibes for sure.
post #28 of 208
OMG, CWill, my DH has annoyed the crap out of me this entire pregnancy. It is awful. I realize that
I am a hypercritical bitch. I also am miserable bc I don't like being pregnant. And nobody is getting laid around here. This hasn't made a good combination. Lol. Luckily i do love him dearly! We are both just counting the days until the baby is here and i can have my body back (minus the postpartum awful and constant breastfeeding. Ho-hum). Life is so much easier when he can hand me a glass of wine and say "chill out, love. It doesn't matter if there are fingerprints on the fridge".
post #29 of 208
We have been sleeping in separate rooms the past week, I'm just not sleeping well and have been on break but he isn't, so it made sense, but I miss our nighttime chats... Hoping next week when I'm back at work it will be easier to share a bed again??
post #30 of 208
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 We have been sleeping in separate rooms the past week, I'm just not sleeping well

 

Here too but for this whole pregnancy. I'm a difficult sleeper. Hard to sleep with noise, movement, etc unless it's my own. That coupled with my husband being better co-sleeper with the kids, his snoring and my not being able to use earplugs and our mattress situation (king bed is spring and queen guest is memory foam better for my side laying).

 

We will be getting a topper soon for the king and hopefully will get back to being together. It's going to take a lot of adjusting on my part and the sheer exhaustion of parenting the clan we have and the newborn :).

post #31 of 208
I've been sleeping by myself since around 20 weeks. The bed in our extra room isn't as comfy as our king, but my 5-year-old and my husband sleep together and I can't sleep with them anymore. My son kicks and squiggles and no one gets any sleep when we're all together.


My mom's moving in with us when the baby gets here so my son's either going to have to sleep with her or sleep in his bed. He can't sleep in the big bed with a newborn as kicky as he is.

(he loves my mom and happily sleeps with her at her place, so it's not a huge deal -- his deal is that he doesn't want to sleep alone)
post #32 of 208
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Originally Posted by Catwmandu View Post
 

 

Here too but for this whole pregnancy. I'm a difficult sleeper. Hard to sleep with noise, movement, etc unless it's my own. That coupled with my husband being better co-sleeper with the kids, his snoring and my not being able to use earplugs and our mattress situation (king bed is spring and queen guest is memory foam better for my side laying).

 

We will be getting a topper soon for the king and hopefully will get back to being together. It's going to take a lot of adjusting on my part and the sheer exhaustion of parenting the clan we have and the newborn :).


Yeah, I've been sleeping separately on and off for a while. Ditto on the not sleeping well. I also snore--I have a mouthpiece for my sleep apnea but I think pregnancy has managed to override it. DH also does this twitching thing in his sleep that drives me mad--it shakes the bed and keeps me up. We try to fit in cuddles but I'm more of a night owl and often by the time I'm ready to cuddle he's ready to sleep :(

post #33 of 208

Speaking of crappy sleep -- does anyone else have the pregnancy stuffy nose?  Mine's compounded by cedar season here in Austin (this is the worst time of year for allergies and we had a wet fall so all the trees are mega pollinating).

 

It's turned me into a mouth breather, and I pity any of you who are like this regularly.  My husband has allergies and has to be a mouth breather when he sleeps, so he has no pity for me.  ACK!  My tongue gets so dry!  My lips crack and bleed, and I wake up with crusty crap all over my mouth.  

 

This sucks. This is pretty much my primary annoyance -- worse than anything truly pregnancy related. 

 

I'm almost ready to go get some of those breathe right strips to see if they help. 

post #34 of 208
Pamela--yes, yes, yes!!!! It was by far the worst symptom when I was pregnant with DD--I would wake up multiple times a night with a painfully dry throat, feeling like i couldn't breathe or swallow. This time it's a little better because I have my sleep apnea mouthpiece and I've figured out that the neti pot helps--I use it before bed and then when I wake up at night. BUt it's so strange. It's not exactly a stuffy nose so much as it feels like the membranes are just really dry and swollen. I have trouble swallowing and breathing through my nose. I think the neti pot helps because it moisturizes....

I do remember before that it stopped as soon as I had her, so I hope that's the case this time, too.
post #35 of 208
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Originally Posted by pamelaRRRR View Post
My son kicks and squiggles and no one gets any sleep when we're all together.
 

 

Yes, my son too. I feel bad because he is a very cuddly kid and when I am in a loving cuddle mood (um not as often as they'd like) it's great. He is just soooo fidgety compared to my DD. She knows still, and he has always since being an infant (he's now 4) acted like he has a fire inside his butt. Two settings, on or off. :)

post #36 of 208
Yes, I am stuffy and my mouth gets so dry!! Omg it's awful. And anything I drink at night goes right through me. Lame.
post #37 of 208

I have been nesting like crazy today. I had one cup of coffee because I just couldn't get it together this a.m., so I am not sure if that is why, or if my instincts are telling me labor is coming. I have been contracting a bit...but nothing that regular. I just sent DH out to buy a few more blankets (it is freezing here, and we are due for -10F on Monday.) DD is still in Phoenix. Her flight home is tonight and is still currently scheduled, but her arrival has been pushed back to almost 11 p.m. I just need her home! Many flights were cancelled here yesterday, but it looks like it is better today.

post #38 of 208
I've tried everything to stop waking up with a stuffy nose, windows open,humidifiers everything nothing works. Worst off I keep waking up on my back at least 4 times a night greensad.gif
On the plus side I'm 37weeks today and midwife said my little princess's head is fully engaged and she thinks she might come a bit early smile.gif *fingers crossed*
Although I still feel her bum pushing against my ribs, which makes me wonder if midwife is wrong either that or I have a long baby smile.gif
Eek excited for labour oops.gif
post #39 of 208

Can I pout?  Just a little?  I can't sleep.  Baby keeps going posterior (it has been moved about 7 times so far and just keeps going back to posterior....) and is in my ribs.  They ache so bad that I wake up and cry.  There isn't really anything that I have found that helps other than just to get up.  So last night I had 2 hours of sleep.  I was so cranky and sore and tired that I finally just had a good cry and then went to the chiro which helped everything else.  Then food and then a 2 hour nap in which everyone decided was a great time to call/text.  Then supper and now the rib burn is back  greensad.gif  Maybe tonight I will just sit upright and watch movies....  I can't recline at all.  DH told me that the baby must be getting close with how cranky I have been lol.  Lets hope so.  



 



eta a little more.  My sister just got engaged at Christmas- their wedding is going to be in June most likely.  She invited me to go dress shopping in Des Moines on January 18th.  I want to go so bad.  But that is 100 miles away (normally not a big deal for me) but I can't take a newborn (assuming I have the baby by then) that far by myself.  When DD2 was a couple weeks old I took all 5 to see my grandpa in the hospital which was 120 miles away.  The trip took 5 freaking hours and there were plenty of tears shed by everyone.  So I know this is stupid to cry over.  But I am bummed regardless.  It is also the same day as my cousin's baby shower which is 200 miles away.  She worked on getting pregnant for 10 years and I really want to go to that too.  But obviously that is only worse.  It just sucks....  So I am pouting.  And then to find a decent dress for my sister's wedding... ugh.  One that is appropriate for a 33 yo mom of 6 who is breastfeeding and doesn't look amish or slutty.  Ugh.  maybe she should elope to save me of that torture lol.  Cause apparently it is all about me....  pathetic.  People have real problems.


Edited by iowaorganic - 1/3/14 at 5:38pm
post #40 of 208

Aww iowaorganic, just allow yourself the cranky and the crying. Of course people have it worse but your feelings are always allowed even if in retrospect at another time you don't find them valid.

 

The fact that the baby keeps turning posterior is enough to get upset over in and of itself let alone all the other stuff.

 

This baby is all over the place as well. Funny thing is that I was just going to post about how this morning I was all excited that the hiccups were clearly felt on my left vs right side... but that was a few hours this morning and that has since changed again. This child is one jumping bean. I think there is a sure sign that this isn't the peaceful babe to bring some calm to a crazy house....

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