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post #281 of 575
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Originally Posted by Leiahs View Post
Ditto to the full cup option! After many frustrating years, I now use a tall/full cup top and LOVE it. Finally no seams marks across my chest! I did try chemise tops when I was first married, but hated them. Armpits weren't open enough for me, and my bra would just hang out away from my body instead of being nice and tight...therefore no support.

Have any of you tried the carinessa type? The dri silk (sp?) type drive me crazy with the eventual riding up they do, the cotton types drive me crazy with elastic/lace, but I just love the carinessa. Nice and skin tight all the way down, and the lace is very comfortable on me (though I'd truly prefer no lace at all!). They never ride up. Yay!

Becky, what type of material are those made with? I can't wear cotton tops.
post #282 of 575
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Originally Posted by seren View Post
Becky, what type of material are those made with? I can't wear cotton tops.
Carinessa is the name of the material. It's mostly synthetic, I think. I think they only have it in bottoms though.
post #283 of 575
I LOVE my carinessa bottoms! My bottoms used to always ride up, and I hated the naked feeling I got from wearing the silky ones. They also have a little flap for menstrual pads.

I'll have to look into the full cup option. I couldn't stand the other kind cause the seam went right across the middle of my chest so I wear the chemise.

I'm another shorty who buys capris to wear as pants. I always have to chop the legs off of pants and capris if I want to wear them that way. Glad I can sew. Especially since I only buy on clearance, and they never have exactly my size.

I've learned a lot in the past two years about how great it feels to look cute when I go out. It is so hard to find cute stuff that fits me, but I feel so much better about myself! I also wear jewelry almost every day. It has really helped my self-esteem.
post #284 of 575
I soooo need to go to beehive and get new bottoms. I know I can just order them, but I have heard good things about the carinessa. I need to feel it before I buy it. Does it feel really fakey polyestery next to the skin? We are a pretty natural fiber family. I was actually considering getting some organic cotton to have made up custom. Just not sure if I can justify spending that money right now.
I have to laugh about the top discussion. I am on the opposite end of the spectrum. I wear the chemises because I am so flat chested it looks like I'm trying to "enhance" w/o success when I wear a regular top.

Dh tooks the boys to scouts. I was planning on catching up in my BoM and maybe even doing something reckless like cleaning up the kitchen. I've been dinking around online for over 40 min now. Don't tell dh!: It is nice to have a quiet house for awhile though.
Guess I'd better turn this off now. Before they get back.
post #285 of 575
Yeah, the carinessa is only in bottoms. It's mostly polyester, with a little bit of lycra, so definitely not natural. I do like how they feel, though. I sure wouldn't mind if they experimented in tops made out of the same material.

I wonder if I wanted longer sleeves on garments if they could do that custom for me. Cap sleeves drive me bonkers. I just want some good ol' short sleeves, you know? Something that's not going to ride up into the "sleeveless" position as soon as I get dressed.
post #286 of 575
Last night Joseph fell asleep nursing at about 9pm (when Law & Order:SVU was on), and I put him in his crib. I didn't hear him until 5am this morning!

I just nursed him good. I could tell he was quite tired...fighting to go to sleep but didn't want to, nor to be held, nor to nurse anymore. I laid him in his crib, and he fought it for a moment. I went in the kitchen to do dishes, and I heard him making louder noises. I decided to go ahead and just get him and worry about the dishes in the morning. I dried off my hands, and headed towards the room, and silence. I look in his crib, and he is passed out asleep! I hope this is the beginning of decent sleep! :

And yet, I am still on the computer! :

And I am going to the Dallas Temple on Saturday. Long story short: My mom was suppose to meet me there to take care of Joseph so that I can go to the 11am session with the RS women of my stake (Stake RS Temple Trip), and so I said that I could drive and take 4-5 people with me. Now mom can't come, but I hate to leave 4-5 sisters without a ride, so I am still going to go, check out those carinessa G's, and go to the church bookstore (and nurse the baby and maybe get a nap) before heading back home. Maybe that was a short story long...
post #287 of 575
My second night of insomnia. 5:46 am and I haven't even slept yet. NCD will be getting up in an hour. Luckily, DS shouldn't be getting up until 11:00....
post #288 of 575
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Originally Posted by alisaterry View Post
My second night of insomnia. 5:46 am and I haven't even slept yet. NCD will be getting up in an hour. Luckily, DS shouldn't be getting up until 11:00....
my deepest sympathies. I've been an insomniac pretty much since birth. It's hard.
post #289 of 575
Hey, I have a question for you all. Do any of you drink herbal teas? I haven't and neither has DH, but I got a free sample and I"m trying to figure out if it's against the WoW. It's supposed to help you sleep, so I assume there isn't any caffeine in it. The herbs are lemon balm, chamomile, lavendar, oatstraw, and milk stage oats. Anyone know anything about these? TIA.
post #290 of 575
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Originally Posted by quarteralien View Post
Hey, I have a question for you all. Do any of you drink herbal teas? I haven't and neither has DH, but I got a free sample and I"m trying to figure out if it's against the WoW. It's supposed to help you sleep, so I assume there isn't any caffeine in it. The herbs are lemon balm, chamomile, lavendar, oatstraw, and milk stage oats. Anyone know anything about these? TIA.
Herbal teas are not against the Word of Wisdom. The technical name for what you are talking about is herbal infusions. "Tea" means an herbal infusion from the tea plant, which is prohibited in the Word of Wisdom, as interpreted by Brigham Young, when he said that hot drinks means coffee and tea.

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Edited to add:
I looked up some references:

This is from the website of an LDS acquaintance of mine - http://www.hotpepper.ca/lds/wordofwisdom/hot/

These two are from LDS.org. Their URLs are awful, so I made tinyurls. If they don't work in the future, I just went to lds.org and searched for herbal tea.
http://tinyurl.com/2bq8va
http://tinyurl.com/22w5no

You may also remember when we were using the Heber J. Grant manual, that he mentioned herbal teas. (This was in Lesson 17 - Being Loyal Citizens)
"Politics reminds me very much of the measles. The measles don’t hurt much if you will take a little saffron [herbal] tea or something else to keep them on the surface. But if they once set in on you, they turn your hide yellow and sometimes make you cross-eyed. So do not let politics set in on you. I believe absolutely in the best men for the office. I believe in honest, upright, good men being chosen to occupy places and positions. [Gospel Standards, 130.]"

I will always remember that quote because I was researching vaccines at the time. It showed me that before the measles vaccine came about, people weren't afraid of the measles, and they knew simple ways to help people get through the sickness. But it's great for supporting the position in favor of herbal teas as well.
post #291 of 575
Wow, thanks Katie. That's a lot of good info. I thought it was interesting the second link mentions being careful with herbs that haven't been proven by scientific studies. But those aren't the sorts of things that people do studies on, exactly because they are sort of folk wisdom.
And I love the Heber J Grant quote. And I'll have to remember his remedy if my kids ever do get measles. Not likely, but possible. Anyway, thanks for doing all the research.
post #292 of 575
I drink herbal teas all the time. For me, it is absolutely the right thing to do. Tons of minerals and other good stuff. And it is calming for your body and mind. You don't have to drink it *hot*. The heart of the WoW is about keeping ourselves healthy, which I appreciate and practice. The early Mormons were big proponents of the use of herbs for health and healing -it was all they had to work with, besides faith healing.
post #293 of 575
Depression hurts. I feel like I've been hit by a ton of bricks. Funny how you feel good (at least you think you do) one day, and the next, you don't. I told DH a few weeks ago that I felt I was getting depressed again. I need to go to a doctor. But I feel stupid about going because I shouldn't have anything to be depressed about. :
post #294 of 575
Alisa, I'm so sorry about your insomnia. Every now and then I get the same thing, and it's truly awful only being able to fall asleep shortly before the kids wake up. I hope you get some nice restful sleep soon!
post #295 of 575
From a WofW point of view, I don't think that drinking herbal tea is any different than drinking something like Theraflu. It's just medicine infused in hot water. However, I do drink herbal tea only for medicinal purposes, not just to drink it.
post #296 of 575
Heidi, if you're wondering about going to a doctor, go! From someone who has dealt with depression my whole life, when you finally think "I should do something about this" Do it before you decide not too. That's the most important thing, to be the best and most happy you can be. It doesn't really matter if you have anything to be depressed about, if you feel it, deal with it.
Sorry if this sounds harsh, I just wish someone would have said something to me and I wouldn't have been in it for 18 months before realizing I was in it.
post #297 of 575
speaking of teas, if RRL tea ok?? i drank it with 2 of my other pregnancies, but i wasn't going to this time, because of the no tea or coffee. but, is it ok? can i drink it this time around?

thanks!
post #298 of 575
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Originally Posted by Laurel View Post
From a WofW point of view, I don't think that drinking herbal tea is any different than drinking something like Theraflu. It's just medicine infused in hot water. However, I do drink herbal tea only for medicinal purposes, not just to drink it.
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I do struggle with it a bit, though. Before I joined the church, I did drink tea and, occasionally, coffee. It was a comfort thing -- my grandparents drank tea and would let me have some (mostly milk and sugar) when I visited. I enjoyed a cup in the way you might enjoy hot chocolate, but for me, cocoa isn't quite the same. RRL with milk and honey reminds me of it. I wouldn't drink RRL if I didn't have a reason to -- and I've stopped drinking it for the beginning of this pregnancy because I was overly worried about miscarriage -- but when I do drink it, I *enjoy* it like the superfluous orange pekoe I used to drink. So I do feel guilty about that, but I figure as long as I'm doing it for health reasons, and don't overdo it, I'm fine.

Heidi -- You don't need a reason to be depressed. I hope you can figure out something that will help you.
post #299 of 575
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Originally Posted by danaalex View Post
speaking of teas, if RRL tea ok?? i drank it with 2 of my other pregnancies, but i wasn't going to this time, because of the no tea or coffee. but, is it ok? can i drink it this time around?

thanks!
Absolutely! I just wish I'd been drinking it all along. I'm such a slacker It's sitting there on my shelf, just waiting to be used. The recommended amount I'm most inclined to follow is 1 C/day in the 1st trimester, 2 C/day in the 2nd, and 3 C/day in the 3rd.
post #300 of 575
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Originally Posted by Brisen View Post
RRL with milk and honey reminds me of it.

and I've stopped drinking it for the beginning of this pregnancy because I was overly worried about miscarriage
Milk and honey, gag. I used to try it with honey, but it was just kind of gross to me. Now I add lemon!

For future pregnancies, if you're worried about miscarriage, it would be best TO drink the RRL during the early stages of pregnancy to help your body keep the pregnancy. If female organs are a concern for you, it would be helpful to drink it every day, regardless of if you're pregnant or not. Sandra Ellis is an LDS master herbalist, and she puts her girls on RRL tea before they hit puberty to reduce menstrual problems. I'm not sure how much she has them drink. But when they skip it, they can tell! (mood swings, pain, etc.)
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