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post #181 of 243
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OK, so who's still cding?
We're in mostly Bumkins AIOs with extra liners, a few Peewell fitteds with Bummis SWW covers, and a few Snugglebottoms fitteds with the BSWW covers. She can take them all off, and her pants, so nothing stops her. Oh well.
post #182 of 243
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OK, so who's still cding?
we are cloth diapering still, i was using disposable but i could not afford them anymore so back to cloth i went, and it's nice.
post #183 of 243
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we are cloth diapering still, i was using disposable but i could not afford them anymore so back to cloth i went, and it's nice.
Good to see you!!

And congratulations!!
post #184 of 243
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Glad she is better! I didn't mean to sound bitchy when I said chiro,forgive me im a bit crazy these days. When I reread it I sounded snarky .

I want in on the meetings PM me please!

OK, so who's still cding?
Huh? you didn't sound snarky at all. am confuzed now! PMed you the group info! Pretty good group of people so far.

We are basically CD drop outs. there has been much upheaval round here in the last month, and there is a load sitting there clean but needing to be stripped. the washer isn't working for that. i think I will put them in the dishwasher. yeah, i should get back on that horse. we have all bumgenius 2.0 and haute pockets.

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Good to see you!!

And congratulations!!
yeah: way to sneak that in the signature, Heidi!

Someone asked about dentist? Ours doesn't want to see her til 3, he said. the ped doesn't care but asks if we drink tap water to get the fluoride. i say "yeah, sure, we have tap water!"

Harper played with a friend yesterday, and they spent the entire time taking away stuff from each other. they traded cups, snacks, you name it. "Oh, your granola bar fragment is better than mine!" "Likewise!"
post #185 of 243
Happy Friday, mamas! Can you believe I'm here like 3 times in one month?

The girlie is gathering pillows and blankets for our Friday Night Nest, so this will be a quick post-by before I'm off to watch library videos. Sorry, but I at least wanted to add my two cents here and there, for what that is worth.

on teeth - Boo didn't have a single tooth until she was over 15 months old. My husband's grandmother actually blamed it on my breastfeeding her I think, at age almost 6, she's incredibly bright - and has a gorgeous smile to boot (but I might be a little biased) I guess you'll have to check back with me in half a decade or so for the puberty thing

on sleep - we're very "musical beds" at this house. Sometimes all four of us are in the same bed, sometimes just me & the kids, sometimes Boo sleeps all night in her bed, or JuneBug starts off sleeping on his own (especially if he falls asleep before 8pm) but ends up in the family bed later. No one is banned from our bed, but it does seem that we all have different sleeping needs, you know? It works for us.

Max says words: "uh oh" "up" "go" and "mamamamamamamama" and he points to things. And turns into a howler monkey when he's displeased. But, you know, he's also been walking since a few days before 10 months old. My brother frets a bit that my neice, who was born the same day, isn't walking yet, but she is says SO many words and even simple phrases so I figure it all balances out.

My daughter was a "late" walker and talker (which went over real well with the in-laws combined with the no teeth yet thing ) ... but must have been perfectly on track for her, you know? On the other end, she's an "early" reader, teaching herself to read last summer. I learned to chuck out those developemental milestone charts (or at least take them with a HUGE grain of salt) and just let it go and not worry ... (easier said than done, sometimes, I know) In the room full of five year olds today I can't pick out who talked last or walked earliest or whatever, you know?

Okay, off to watch Veggie Tales (do my friday nights rock, or what?)

Best Wishes!
post #186 of 243
Kara, I love hearing stories like yours. My Mom has been telling me to "throw out the baby books!!" since... oh... day One. I neurotically cling to them. What the heck does my Mom know, anyway? [I say, facetiously...]

You guys have really helped me take a good look at this struggle for me. I won't say it was easy to hear, but I won't say it was wrong, either.

And that's enough outta me on that!

We are still CDing, but since we didn't start until three days before her first birthday, that's not saying much! It's kind of a mishmash -- she wears a 'sposie at night because we got tired of waking up in puddles. Although I did find that doubling a microfiber & hemp inserts worked OK a couple of nights. I just don't trust it as a general rule.

Heidi -- holy cats! You and Selesai and...?? Who am I forgetting here? There is a not-so-small part of me that's a bit jealous right now. But those twin pink lines will have to wait a few more years for me.

Ummm... that's it. Friday night is rockin' here, too. Dan is putting Nevie down and I am trying to make up for squandered time on a cardigan I am knitting for the Nevester. Cables make it go slooooowwwww. School starts for me next week, though, and I want to get it done before I start.
post #187 of 243
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Still CD'ing here. (And HI, mamas!)

We're using medium FuzziBunz with inserts for the day and trifolded infant prefolds for nights and long car rides. We hit a really rockin' groove with the potty for a few weeks, but the shine has worn off and he's out of that window of interest. It was fun while it lasted. At least I know he has the mechanics down now, so the next time he gets interested, it will be much easier for him to find his rhythm.

Bastian did the same thing with the FB that Qualia did. Just as I started thinking he was going to grow out of them, he started slimming down, and he's now on a smaller setting than he was a month ago! Crazy. He's really starting to look like a little boy now, instead of a baby.
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post #189 of 243
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Whoops indeed!
post #190 of 243
I love the pic of the "culprit" - perfect.

Good for all you cding - I don't think I could add that responsibility to my crazy days and nights...Maybe next time.

I have a not so good story to share from yesterday.
So, getting ready to rush out the door for work (I bring him along) I realized we ran out of our normal wipes...during a total poop explosion. I looked around and saw we had a leftover wipe box from vacation to St. THomas a couple months ago, so I quick used them. 5 hours later, I go to change his diaper and I almost scream when I opened it up (But, I was around my already critical boss so I tried to hide my feelings). His whole bottom and penis and scrotum are covered in a red, super bumpy rash and oozing pussy blisters all over - It was so horrible. I was at work, I am a nanny, so I had to put him in something until we got home - and I beat myself up so bad about it the whole ride. I felt so terrible, because I thought I had left him in his diaper too long while paying more attention to the kids I watch and neglecting Tatum. Then I get home, let him go naked of course, hoping it would dry out a bit - and the blisters keep popping and taking surrounding skin layers with it, leaving raw pink skin spots exposed, and clear puss dripping down his legs (I know, probably TMI). I am almost in tears watching this, not really knowing what else I can do for him and here, he just continues to grab and pull his penis down to his knees - which is just normal - he actually didn't seem bothered by the rash or blisters surprisingly! Thank God, because just seeing it was painful enough for me. Then, I have one of those lightbulb thoughts! OMG, he had a rash almost as bad the whole time in St. Thomas! We thought it was from the sand and salt water rubbing on his skin all day in those swim diapers while we were at the beaches. Nope. It was those darn wipes! He must be allergic to something in them and the ocean water actually helped it probably not develop into these horrible blisters he has this time.

So, I am trying not to feel too stupid or like a bad mom for not realizing this before. I don't know how he isn't in excrutiating pain from it, because the way it looks, I would be. It looks much better today, mostly dried up (I changed him a few times through the night), but those raw skin spots still look awful - I should continue just to let him go naked so it dries and heals, right? Anything else I should do?
post #191 of 243
Oh, Lori. Hindsight is a beyatch sometimes, but it doesn't mean you were bad or neglectful. You just didn't have enough data points to make the logical connection. He will be wayyyy fine. I could totally feel your panic while I read your post, though, and would have felt much the same in your shoes.

I'm sorry that happened. I'm glad it's something easily fixed, though!
post #192 of 243
thank you



we use some fuzzibunz, and wahm and some others i can't think of the names. i actually just put whatever fits on at the moment and usually at night she is in a sposie because my parents watch them until about 10 when i get off work.. they also don't cloth diaper when she is there so she spends i would say about 1/2 her days in cloth and 1/2 not...

Lori


Hannah has 12 teeth, all four of her molars are coming in at once, poor babe~

She talks a lot and has quite a few signs. I haven't even counted everything she says. let me think quick... she signs eat, more, please, bed, boo-boo, i love you, thank you-- that's all i can think of right now..

words,

ateh [sister, in tagalog] haleigh, papa[grandpa], mama, hello, jordan[uncle], uncle, ty[uncle], bessie [cousin], gracie[cousin], please, open, up, she has said daddy repeating me but she doesn't even remember her daddy i show her pictures and she has no idea.....breaks my heart..... the words don't sound perfect or like they 'should' but she is so cute when she says them : i can't think what else. need sleep hopefully i'll be back tmrw! and i can keep up with the thread now
post #193 of 243
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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
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Funny thing, but I almost expected to see two pink lines in the "whoops" pix


Congrats heidi! WOW!!! :

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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Oh, Lori. Hindsight is a beyatch sometimes, but it doesn't mean you were bad or neglectful. You just didn't have enough data points to make the logical connection. He will be wayyyy fine. I could totally feel your panic while I read your post, though, and would have felt much the same in your shoes.

I'm sorry that happened. I'm glad it's something easily fixed, though!
: hindsight IS so clear isn't it? Lori, it really stinks to think that something we did or didn't notice hurt our babies, but we're all just doing the best we can with what we've got. glad his bum is clearing up quickly.

We're still CDing. I just got back from 4 days in Cali going to my uncle's funeral, and we used 7th gen disposables while we were there. peeee-uuuuuu. No offense to those who use disposables. We all gotta do what works for our families.. but man, i love cloth.
we use fitteds and wool or covers during the day, or AI2s and fb/hh at night.
post #194 of 243
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Funny thing, but I almost expected to see two pink lines in the "whoops" pix
no no no no. Kinda hard for that to happen when your husband hasn't been home for a month...


And yeah, ITA with the disposables thing. We are both so glad she's back in cloth now.
post #195 of 243
I have yet to find a 7th Generation product that I like. Nada.

Jes, I reentacted those pictures for my husband today. Well, I guess just Katie's "bad attitude" pose -- kinda hard to be a broken cell phone. I didn't ever take any groovy acting classes to be able to conquer that one. anyway, he laughed. So, there you go.

Ohmygosh. I have pretty much finished this mammoth knitting project for Nevie. Must block and add buttons & buttonloops, but it's a sweater. Bonafide. amateurish, but it'll do. I wish I had wine in the house ;-)
post #196 of 243
We are still using prefolds and wool.

Lu is trying to talk a bit more. She says shoes, bath, honk, and hat. And she puts her finger up to her lips and says shhhhhhhhh. Oh, and when she says honk, she's squeezing her nose.
post #197 of 243
Megs. The funny thing is that the cell phone got broken about 4 days after the other picture was taken. We were walking around the rose gardens in Portland, and she found a step and just sat right down on it like "i'm too cool for this." Was hilarious. I'm pretty sure she fell on the cell phone. I wasn't watching too closely, but she's not really a destructo-kid, so I'm going with that.

I don't like 7th gen sposies either. They turn hard when she pees, like she's wearing cardboard. Yuck. Also don't like the dishwashing liquid or the bathroom cleaner. But I do like the hypoallergenic laundry soap. We mostly use it on diapers, but we've had very good luck so far.
post #198 of 243
Oh. Katie can see the cows out the car window now when we're driving around. This is most exciting and brings shrill squeals. Also, I think she said cow today. Still no Mama or Dada. But she does say 'hi".
post #199 of 243
I found the 7th gen dipes smell way less than the pampers/huggies variety. those other ones have a 'scent' and the 7th gen just stink when she pees. : they do get stiff too. ick!

I am totally going to squeeze your nose wehn i see you, can-dance, jsut to see if she honks. will she pull my finger also?
post #200 of 243
Pull your finger...:
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