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post #101 of 5048
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nail polish used to be made with formaldehyde...the same stuff they use to embalm people

I don't think they are made with that anymore!!
post #102 of 5048
"nail polish used to be made with formaldehyde...the same stuff they use to embalm people

I don't think they are made with that anymore!!"

Actually, scarily enough they are. OPI nail polishes have formaldehyde in them- not sure about others. I know Revlon don't, so I use theirs. And acetone removed is evil stuff- I always use non-acetone. Ok, back on topic...
post #103 of 5048
Ladies, read what's in your lotions. A lot of lotions contain MDM hydantoin......




Formaldehyde—used as a preservative and disinfectant, it is a suspected carcinogen often found in shampoos. Not often found in cosmetics because of its overpowering odor. Can cause allergic reactions. Toxic. Other names: Formalin, MDM Hydantoin. Also used to preserve new clothes.
post #104 of 5048
This thread reminded me of a book I bought a while back - or maybe dh bought it for me - it's called I'll never have sex with you again! by Larry Bleidner and Irene Zutell, and it's about tales from the delivery room. Some of it is just pg stuff, not actually parenting, and some is pretty lame mainstream stuff, but some of it's funny.

From the blurb:

the birthing mom who watches helplessly as a sexy labor nurse tries to seduce her husband

the mother-in-law/MD wanna-be who seizes the forceps and orders the doctor to get hte show on the road

the new dad who suffers a concussion during a crib-assembly mishap and first glimpses his infant as he's being wheeled into the emergency room.

the woman who had to be knocked out cold by a baseball to discover she was pregnant

the dad who misses his daughter's birth when he runs home to change into a suit and tie

a woman in labor who discoers an old flame will adminster her epidural, and opts to tough it out.

plus birth stories from some celebrities

not exactly the same thing, but some pretty stupid stuff, nonetheless

cheers,
post #105 of 5048
When I was pregnant with my first child:

lady in line behind me at the grocery store: mmm. Your butt spread. You're having a boy.

me: I'm 5"1'--where is my butt supposed to go?

Now, she had never met me, never seen my butt before (and why exactly was she looking at it?!) so how did she know it had spread?! And, for the record, it was a girl.


A few months ago, with my then 3-mos-old:

cashier, peering at ds in the sling: That's a very interesting...thing. Is the baby comfortable? Does he like that...thing?

me, trying to pay her: yes, very much.

cashier: I dunno. How do you drive with him like that?

me, now trying desperately to leave: Um...I put him in his car seat.

cashier: oh. You take him out of that. Of course. His car seat.:

Missy
post #106 of 5048
:LOL
ive heard some doozies in my four years of preg's and nursing/parenting - I can't think of any right now I was too busy laughing the whole afternoon at this thread! Thanks for making my dreary day a little better.

And some of the things said to you mammas is downright cruel! How dare they? god help anyone stupid enough to say things like that to me should I have lost a baby any way shape or form

Jesse
post #107 of 5048
Quote:
Originally posted by Missy
cashier, peering at ds in the sling: That's a very interesting...thing. Is the baby comfortable? Does he like that...thing?
Reminds me of when DD was a tiny newborn and we were out shopping with her in the sling. When the cashier finally realised we had a "baby in that thing" she asked us "can she breathe in there?"

: uh no. oxygen deprivation is an integral part of our parenting philosophy.
post #108 of 5048
:LOL Mystic Healer Mom :LOL My DH should be included in that book!! I waited til (what I thought was) the very last minute to make the trip to the hospital. The deal was I would page him regular if I was in labor and a 911 page if I was ready to go to the hospital... we waited and waited and waited, finally he shows up (45 minutes to make a 10 minute drive) with his celebratory case of beer and a box of cigars!!! You had to know him, I couldn't even be angry, he was so ding-dang excited!

~diana ild
post #109 of 5048
When my first baby was born my dad told me I would regret not "crib breaking" her. I don't want to "break" anything on my babies!

With ds Jonah was 2 mos. an old friend asked if he "could
breathe in there?" in the sling. But the kicker was when Jonah was about 4 mos my dad asked if there was something wrong with him because he was always asleep and he had never heard him cry! Now at 7 mos. my dad doesn't think I need to hold him as much as I do because he doesn't complain being by himself. I love holding my babies as much as I want!

Jonah is my 4th baby and so mellow! He is so happy all the time he doesn't need to cry. My dad was pretty hard to convince about homebirth/breastfeeding/co-sleeping/intact sons/ap etc.

I also had a cashier tell me once "I hope that one is a boy" meaning Jonah in the sling. I have 2 boys and 2 girls my boys will have long hair just like their dad. Long hair doesn't equal girl.

Thanks for the great thread!
Sarah
post #110 of 5048

I had someone ask me

when I was going to give my (then 8 month old) a bottle with formula and I replied "never"...she then asked "why?" I said "because I breastfeed her" and she said "your milk is spoiled now and you've been feeding her spoiled milk for 2 months!" I then cracked up cause I had no clue what to say..... DUH!
Take care....Tara
post #111 of 5048
When someone asks if she is a good baby I usually answer "She's not robbed any liquor stores yet"
post #112 of 5048
Quote:
Originally posted by Piglet68


Reminds me of when DD was a tiny newborn and we were out shopping with her in the sling. When the cashier finally realised we had a "baby in that thing" she asked us "can she breathe in there?"

: uh no. oxygen deprivation is an integral part of our parenting philosophy.

OMGess! I have had the exact same exp! Sling baby, cashier, worries abt oxygen dep! Too funny! (of course, meaning she said, can he breathe in there? Oxygen deprivation being big words.)

One time weeks old ds was sleeping in sling at home. Diaper service lady came, and I was writing her a check. You'd think she would know better, CDing and slinging going together in my mind, but she seemed to find it disturbing that I was carrying him around in a sling, asleep. If he is asleep, why not put him down? Well, then he would wake up, duh! (That high needs kid wouldn't sleep alone til he was 1 yo. I guess I spoiled him.)
post #113 of 5048
Today in our restaurant, a woman told me she "had" to pierce her dd's ears at 3mo so ppl would know she was a girl:

I also had a guy tell me he wouldn't "let" his wife bf b/c her boobs would droop and be unattractive. I almost bitch-slapped him. F***king idiot.

My friend's nurse at the hospital told her the DAY AFTER her son was born that she might have to supplement b/c her milk hadn't come in yet I promptly informed her that it takes three to five days for the milk to come in. "And how would YOU know?" she inquired. My response? "I've had four children and breastfed all of them." "Oh, but it might be different for her" "Maybe, but she has already breastfed one child, and it's only the first day." She left mumbling something about checking with the doctor, I called after her that my friend didn't have to supplement even if the doc said so, because she knew better! They left her alone after that. Apparently this particular nurse had issues with bfing moms.
My poor friend is so mild mannered, she was so happy that I would be her voice

And my heart goes out to all you moms who have lost a baby and had ppl be so ignorant to you. I am deeply sorry for your losses, nothing can compare to the loss of a child. Love to you, sisters
post #114 of 5048
Good grief. I'm at a loss as to why a *nurse* would have a problem with breastfeeding moms?! Come to think of it, my own mother, who is a nurse, seems to have issues with me breastfeeding. She said to me just yesterday "It will be so nice after you wean Millie. Then when you're out and she's hungry all you have to do is give her a bottle or a sippy cup." I asked why she thought that would be easier than just giving her my boob, but she didn't have an answer.
post #115 of 5048
Good grief indeed, Millie. Nurses can be the worst.

And if you have to pop a bottle in a weaned baby's mouth, well, she isn't really weaned, is she?
post #116 of 5048
Yeah nurses are either the best or the worst it seems! I have a friend whose stepmom is a peds nurse. MY friend has been sucessfully breastfeeding exclusively for about 5-6 months now (her first she had trouble and no support and pumped for a year) but since literal day one her stepmom has been saying things like "have you given him a bottle yet?" "Do you have him used to a bottle yet so I can babysit for you guys?" "You know I brought home a whole case of Enfamil home (free from the Dr's office of course) for you just in case" "remember I have a ton of formula in the back room if you guys ever need a break" I mean on and on and on - she didn't hear the end of it! Finally at Thanksgiving while breastfeeding at the table and getting comments on how that must be inconvienent because how could she enjoy her meal my friend just plain old told her to "SHUT UP!!" LMAO.

Jesse
Mommy to Kieran , Donovan and Liam
post #117 of 5048
Jesse :LOL :LOL :LOL I am peeing my panties reading your post!!!
post #118 of 5048
At a large family gathering, I went to join the after dinner-coffee-at-the-table conversation with dd (2.5 mths). I started to get ready to bf and my mother says "You're not actually going to do THAT at the table are you?! I said, well, you eat your dinner at the table so why cant she? To which sil mother replied, "Thats absolutly right honey, you feed her wherever you want! (shes my new best friend..)The conversation made everyone laugh (except for mum) b/c shes really the only one with a problem with bf.
post #119 of 5048
worst: at 2 mnth checkup dd#1 doc says " you have to give her a bottle now, it will help you not feel so attached" I was stunned and said nothing since I hadn't realized there would ever be issue, or discussion about this ever with anyone. I was dedicated to NEVER bottle feeding as my 2 mentors had never bottle fed with 5 kids total between them.

dumbest: somehow I got on the subject of toddler food with my neighbor across the street. I mentioned my child does not like peanut butter. She says "but how does she get her protein?" me"uh, cheese, beans, turkey-you know..."
post #120 of 5048
I would have told the doctor that was precisely what I didn't want-- to not feel so attached, in fact that I was parenting her so that we would be more attached and that my psychological issues would be discussed with my therapist and not my pediatrician. Well, it's hard to say if I'd have the guts to say that, but if it ever comes up, I'll have it ready just in case. My ped is great and turns out friends with my doula, and I have only gotten wonderful, compassionate advice from her. (I mean compassionate towards my child.)
Love,
Lauren
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