I have missed you all so much. It's been all I can do to get online these days, with the holidays being so busy, and now my MIL is here staying in our tiny apartment with us...life is hectic! Finally some time to post!
Chantal: as you may remember, we had an awful time with Sasha's diaper rash. turns out it was a mild skin infection. now, i'm not actually sure whether it was bacterial or fungal, but the doctor did prescribe an antiobiotic cream that had hydrocortisone in it. after a couple days of this it went away, and it has not come back since. I noticed that with regular cloth diapers his skin gets really red looking because of the wetness, but the microfleece topping on the baby soft wraps has been our lifesaver. his skin has been perfect since we started using them full time (and after the meds of course). i suppose any fleece-topped system would do to aid in keeping moisture away from baby's skin. anyways, i do suggest you see a doc or naturopath about the rash. it had me very concerned but now it's gone!
momadance, wow you are in large BSW already? and you use both as super soaker AND a quick dry for nights? well, we've gone from the third snap to the second on the mediums. i'm just waiting for her to restock and hope to pick up a couple more covers. now i'm wondering if i'm wasting my money on mediums, but they are supposed to go up to 20 lbs. mind you he is probably around 15 by now...
sorry to all you mamas dealing with colds, i remember emily had a couple of mild ones her first winter, but knock on wood sasha hasn't had any yet.
Court, I had great success with St John's Wort when I had some depression a few years ago, but I thought it was unsafe for nursing mothers?
melly: the gaming is hard. i understand how easy it is to lose track of time, but really your dh needs to accept that life with parenting means giving up some of that stuff, and hey it's only for a short time really...hopefully you can tell him how you feel gently and he will come to the conclusions that he needs to drop that habit.
dh is going to get a V, but now i'm reading about all this impotency. hmmm, but really i can't think of anything else. i KNOW i do not want any more children. i'll have to look into this further I guess. meanwhile we've DTD only once and dont' see too many opportunities looming on the horizon (besides, it hurt, and I don't think it was just a lube issue).
melly, you are super momma trying to get your milk going again
but i hope you will be okay. you had such a hard time without your meds, are you sure you are going to be able to handle cutting back on them?
New year's resolution: be more patient with my DD. stop yelling at DH in front of the kids.
weight loss: doing well and at my last 10 lbs. my pre-pregnancy clothes fit again, yay. treated myself to a new skirt today.
PPD, I have also been having a good week. i think just recognizign it for what it was has helped alot, and DH has been really sweet too and helping out even MORE than usual. also having MIL here gives me an extra pair of hands, although she pushed a bit too much with Emily at first (with the "give me hugs" and all) so Emily isn't too comfortable with her, but she can hold the baby at least).
Okay, baby is crying so i'd better go. love to all of you!!