Hi Ya'll - I had to riiiiip the bandage off and it bled like crazy again, so I'm airing it and it huuuurts really badly, so probly not a long post here, but ...
Annie - I'm so sorry. I do wish I were closer to lend a hand somehow. You are so dedicated and such a good mama. Be sure you get some sleep so you can be strong for your sweetie. How is Mak. handling all this? sometimes kids kinda freak when they deal w/so much stress. I'm sure poor Kobe needs a lot of extra loving right now, too. Big hugs, mama. I hope he's feeling better right quick! I'll do more reiki tonight.
Pam - how was the party?
Joyce - Wowza on the major machine fiasco! Good thing they're doing the delivery etc. Kinda makes the $50 worth it ... though having the two babes in sposies for so many days isn't worth $50. But a couple of cute new outfits for summer...LOL!
Az - YEA! on Mr. C's party! Glad to hear mil behaved herself - sigh. Too much drama there, really. Weird about the x needing you to be between him and C. - maybe he's (the x) not comfortable with the gfriend either? Doesn't want to rock any boats... I guess all you can do is keep the door open and allow him to be as much a part of C.'s life as he's willing to be. I don't have any good advice. Hugs mama!
Karen. So sorry about the diapes. What a bummer. I was just doing a diaper 101 for this girl moving up here who is going to switch to cd after the move (when the baby won't have to be in day care full time), and I can't say I gave pockets a very good rap. We haven't had such good luck w/them. I've NEVER had a leak with the meos/cpf's w/wool covers (or the sbww's etiher, actually!). Try to find a felted wool site, Karen. They are SOOO comfy and NOT hot. And some are CUTE (tho I can't afford those). I use Valor kids, but they're pretty plain (she got all on the aio bandwagon. too bad, huh?!).
I'd love to have some inserts (hemp?) if you are getting rid of them anyway. LMK.
AZ!!! Thank you so SO much for the inserts!!! They went straight onto his baby bottom! You aren't using them? The paisley is so cute!
So this chicka that came over tonight was due Jan and birthed Feb 2., so I told her she could chat w/us. She's super nice. Her baby is SOOOO sweet! Isabella (two izzy's! amazing!). I won't give too much away, 'cause shes a super mama, and I want her to make her own mark here. Anyway, it was a great dinner and I'm so so glad they made the effort to come visit. YEA!!!
Lisa: you have GOT to try this:
8 heaping Tbs Rice flour
3 heaping Tbs Spelt flour (you could substitute there)
1 Full Tbs potato flour
1 Tbs oil
1 cup rice milk
1 level Tbs baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
mix em up, fry em, and CHOW mama! These are SOOOO good! (pancakes, if you didn't guess).
Ok, my finger is killing me. I'm going to go hunt for some petroleum jelly (dh says it'll keep the bandage from sticking, but it kinda grosses me out), and wrap it up and hit the sack. It's giving me a headache. Karen - sorry to hear dh is still in such pain. I hope he's feeling better soon (and not just so he can help out w/babe
!). Take care mamas!! Hopefully tomorrow my fing. will be better and I can get to more people in my post. I hate leaving people out!