Originally Posted by blueviolet
Heather, I haven't tried the Decent Exposures bra. I just posted it because somebody asked about velcro closures. If I have
to wear a bra, I wear the Jane's Bra made by Blue Canoe
. You can see me wearing it here
Linda, the Jane's Bra looks a lot like one I got from a shop here in town - very comfy and super soft organic cotton! Of course, I can't find it now.
Maybe if I get some laundry done! :LOL I may try out the velcro closure one, too, 'cause it sounds like such a neat idea! Though I wonder how long the velcro would hold up - but I always worry about that!
Chrissy, I'm so sorry your little one has a cold! Iain also got a cold within the first two weeks. Same kind of thing - the whole family had it. The most helpful thing for us was to clear out his nose, as he would get super stuffy and then didn't sleep or eat well. I didn't do it as often as the ped's office recommended, just whenever I thought he sounded really awful. I used saline in it, then would suck out what I could, which was sometimes quite a bit for such a little nose! I definitely like the breastmilk idea, and you could probably do that and then suction, too, if you wanted. I've heard from one doc that suctioning can actually cause more mucous as the nose gets irritated, so I would try to do it only when necessary. Oh, Iain got a gunky eye with his - your basic conjunctivitis, I guess. I tried putting breastmilk on it, but it didn't help until my midwife told me to clean and open it up first
, and then put the milk on. That worked like a charm! So if her eyes get green gunk, give that a try. Hopefully it'll all pass very soon!
Jen, I dress Iain in anything from a onesie to a fleece/terry footed sleeper. For us, I prefer the weight of a cotton jersey sleeper or gown, so that if he's in his bassinet or gets uncovered, he doesn't get too cold, but also doesn't get overheated in the bed with some light covers. I agree with the PP who said if he's not complaining, he's probably fine!
Well, we've been keeping very busy. My ILs are in town today and tomorrow. This is my FIL and his wife. Thankfully they're staying at a hotel and have a rental car, 'cause just having people around is hard enough! My house is half a wreck (that is, we got a little cleaning done!), I don't have my own car 'cause it got wrecked 3 weeks ago and the body shop hasn't finished with it yet, and I'm trying to finish planning and preparing for a Welcome Baby party for Iain on Saturday.
Tomorrow I take Iain down to Texas Children's for an ultrasound of his tummy. We're checking for pylloric stenosis (hopefully spelling that right) - where the valve between the stomach and intestines closes off. He's been a spitty baby always, but has been doing more and more projectile vomitting. I called today to ask when that would become a concern, and apparently at this point it is. Pylloric stenosis tends to develop between 4 and 6 weeks of age, and Iain is at 5 weeks now. I don't really know that I think that's what's wrong, but given the timing the doctor feels it prudent to check it out. If the ultrasound is negative then we go on with the idea of bad reflux - which I had as a child and so did/does Gabriel. I'm going to have my chiropractor take a look at Iain, too, and see if she can find anything that might be contributing to it. If we don't spend the whole day at the hospital, maybe we'll see her tomorrow (ran into her at the grocery today!). Somewhere in here we have to spend time with the ILs, too...
I better not forget to pack the diaper bag up and pick out some super cute dipes for tomorrow! We should have plenty of opportunities to show them off.