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i, on the other hand, have been to the doctor... and they called yesterday and told me that they found an "abnormal lesion" on my cervix. so now i have to go for a .. umm. colposcopy? i think. i'm about 7.3% freaked out. not too much yet, but i guess it will depend on the results of the next test.
I hope everything works out okay.

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TMI-ish: I got whalloped with the AF from HELL plus a nasty cold last week, and I am still recovering--from both I remember the first 4 AFs I had after Lili was born were two-week long, two-months-apart, crampy, HORRIBLE ordeals (and each accompanied by a cold) for me, and I was thinking I'd gotten off without that happening this time since I'd already had 2 pretty average AFs already. But maybe not, sigh..



Claire also pulled up to standing the other day, using the rungs of the dining
I hope you start to feel better.

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hee hee. i'm married to a 50 year old!! happy birthday !!
Thank you! 50, in just a few years. . .

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Thanks MSAX...it's just been a really tough week. I'm just sort of at the end of my leash. My DH is sick and things are just all kinds of screwy right now...
I'm sorry things are so hard. I hope they--and DH get better soon.

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Oh Maggie learned to day how to take her hand and bang it on her mouth so it makes the sound. She had been using my hand to do it but today she did it all on her own. She was very loud in the recovery room doing this.
We've been trying to do this with Elisabeth, she just stops making her noise and looks at us.

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i, on the other hand, have been to the doctor...
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i made that hat [/URL]
her fave toy--a stuffed carrot
Your wench outfit is cute. I'd love the pattern for the hat. I want to make a hat and gloves for Elisabeth,

Re: vaxing
is okay with not vaxing until she's two, hopefully by then he has read and sees why none is good, are good? From what reading I've done, the risks outweigh the benefits.

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My husband wasn't on board but we have an agreement - when we disagree, whoever says no wins. We opt towards not doing something rather than doing something someone doesn't want to do.
Woah, That's an interesting agreement. I like it. I'll have to talk to DH about that.

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i, on the other hand, have been to the doctor... and they called yesterday and told me that they found an "abnormal lesion" on my cervix. so now i have to go for a .. umm. colposcopy? i think. i'm about 7.3% freaked out. not too much yet, but i guess it will depend on the results of the next test.
((hug)) for that 7.3% freaked out part of you. Maybe I'm hugging your finger or something.
Anyway, I've been there and back thru abnormal paps & various tests & treatments. I highly recomend reading (or at least skimming) the book What your doctor may NOT tell you about HPV & abnormal pap smears before taking the next step. A colposcopy in and of itself it risk free, but the biopsy that accompanies it can leave scar tissue so I'd bone up before making that decision again.
FWIW, my closest friend has been thru this too. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

When I searched amazon for that book I see there's one from that series about Phobias & anxiety. I didn't realize there were so many what your doctor may not tell you about____ books. I have the one on vaccines & perimenopause & menopause.

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Your kids are cute as heck.
I should try to make stuffed veggies. They seem easy enough. . .and cute.

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Your wench outfit is cute. I'd love the pattern for the hat. I want to make a hat and gloves for Elisabeth
ty i borrowed the outfit from a friend who has a lot of Ren-Faire garb, and the hat doesn't have a pattern, I just freehand stuff!

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Another lurker coming out of hiding here. I have not posted in a couple of months, but I think I'm all caught up with the thread now. Such a chatty group!

We do selective and delayed vaxing here. We will not do flu, Hep B, Hep A or chicken pox at all. I am on the fence about MMR and would like to find a doc who will separate it if and when we eventually do it. The others we do super slow starting at 6 mos.

I thought I had a sleeper this time, but that is not the case anymore. We have gone from awesome naps in the swing and sleeping through the night to napping no more than 20 minutes at a time (if that) and waking 3-8 times during the night to nurse. We do co-sleep. I am chalking it up to teething and really hoping we will not go through what we did with DD1, which was such extreme sleep deprivation for 18 mos that it gave me PPD.

I'm loving everyone's halloween pics!
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Thanks for all the hugs ladies : I really needed them... the past month has been just so crappy for my little family. Dh had been gone for so long before the fire then gone again with no way to see him.
He is home now : I will upload some photos of the fire when I get them... The fire was just so unpredictable... jumping tree tops, taking down houses, jumping roads... they would just have to sleep anywhere they could but found a nice place in a near by baseball field and slept on some blankets poor thing. I know the pay will be good when we get it but I missed the crap out of him... cant wait till I can get my hands on him
I left the next day for Arizona when the call came it... just couldn't see sitting around here all alone. The drive went rather well... we stopped in Las Vegas and stayed in the Luxor Wooo-hooo that was fun. They upgraded us on a tower suite and I took a nice soak in the tub. Ashlyn did rather well for her age. Cole (ds) watched movies and colored the whole way.
Boy my sis-in-laws are crazy girls!! We partied up up for the week... just what I needed. It had been soooooo long since I've been around 'girlfriends' that I just cut loose and had a great time. MIL drove home with me and we stayed in the Luxor again... just couldn't resist that tub We walked the casino and did some on the strip. I must make a child free trip sometime
We've all been trying to recover from the trip and I notice ds has a little mouth on him right now and apparently he cant hear very well either : Oh well to be expected.
Dh only had one day with us before he went back on shift for 48 hours : : Ahh yes pity party for one
anyway on other news thats not so gloomy... Ashlyn is rolling over like crazy now... funny I know most babies have been doing this but my dc seem to take their time so I'm just now enjoying it. I do have some issues with her getting older... just missing my sweet newborn. Time really does seem to fast and my heart aches for the it to stand still sometimes. I really would pay anything to start from the beginning again... yes even do the birth again. It was such a wonderful experience and I would love to relive it.

~amyleigh33~ Hope all turns out well... nothing scarier then health problems that. I'll be thinking of you...

~emiLy~ We should get Delia and Cole together to play (if we lived closer) they would be perfect together with the attitudes Hang in there I know exactly how you feel

~LizzyQ~ how are you doing my dear? Is dh still gone? How are you holding up? I was looking at pics of your lo and he is just so cute I could eat him up!!!

~chrissy~ Good for you doing the 'eat to live' diet . I've heard it really works. Wish I had a strong will to do that. I hear you on the halloween candy... it calls to me

Hello to all the lurkers... I know this thread moves fast but just jump in... cant wait to read about you

Well babe is getting fussy... better Its so nice to be back and to know you guys are here for me :

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Talking, well.....she says MAMAMMA when she's mad about something, and she'll say hey/hi in the mornings...her new thing is this screechy whine that I swear is going to make me smash my head into the wall She just came up with it this morning as an objection to her diaper beign wet..but apparently she's decided it's just a fun sound to use ALL the time. Thank goodness she's napping right now...
Oh I SO know that sound..... it is NOT a sweet baby-girl sound, more like a demon-child noise.

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We do selective and delayed vaxing here. We will not do flu, Hep B, Hep A or chicken pox at all. I am on the fence about MMR and would like to find a doc who will separate it if and when we eventually do it. The others we do super slow starting at 6 mos.
: that's exactly our plan, except we'll probably do MMR at 2yrs, can't get it separate here AFAIK.

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The drive went rather well... we stopped in Las Vegas and stayed in the Luxor Wooo-hooo that was fun. They upgraded us on a tower suite and I took a nice soak in the tub. Ashlyn did rather well for her age. Cole (ds) watched movies and colored the whole way.
Sounds like you had a nice trip. Glad your dh is home again. That bites about him being on duty for 48 hours. How much time does he get off after that?

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~LizzyQ~ how are you doing my dear? Is dh still gone? How are you holding up? I was looking at pics of your lo and he is just so cute I could eat him up!!!
Yes, DH still gone. Although, he might come home earlier, because he got laid off (writer's strike). But, he is staying until next weekend, because he said he would house sit for his friend that he has been staying with.. and well, he's been letting him crash there for free, so he kind of owes him a little trade.. So, we don't really know what's going on! : It sort of depends on how long this strike is going to last. It would be cool, though, for it to last a long time, then maybe we could get some more local Utah movie made, since Utah isn't union.

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Yes, DH still gone. Although, he might come home earlier, because he got laid off (writer's strike). But, he is staying until next weekend, because he said he would house sit for his friend that he has been staying with.. and well, he's been letting him crash there for free, so he kind of owes him a little trade.. So, we don't really know what's going on! : It sort of depends on how long this strike is going to last. It would be cool, though, for it to last a long time, then maybe we could get some more local Utah movie made, since Utah isn't union.

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That is stressful that your dh is laid off because of the strike. What does he do?

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I couldn't imagine having to be partnerless for more than a work day. I'd go :, or at least I feel like I would. My sis' husband was military and he was away for up to a month at a time over 6 times a year. I didn't think much of it at the time (it was before I had kids) and now I am in amazement.

~~goodvibes~~ to you mama's going thru it. I hope it's short-lived.

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That is stressful that your dh is laid off because of the strike. What does he do?
He does grip for films. And the strike effects everyone in the film industry, so pretty much everything is at a stand still until it is over. (and all your TV talk shows will be re-runs)

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I couldn't imagine having to be partnerless for more than a work day. I'd go :,
ITA. And Jeff's new 10 hour days are too long, at that!

Thanks for all the well-wishes, I actually had no idea what the "abnormal lesion" thing meant until you sent me that book link, Laura, and so then I spent at least an hour last night and another bit this morning reading about it and am still pretty confused, I guess. I didn't even realize I was talking to a doctor on the phone, until they said, "The receptionist will call you once she sets up your appointment at the hospital..." So it didn't occur to me to ask questions, since I thought I was talking to a receptionist in the first place. I think I will call on Monday and ask for a doc to call me back to ask some q's.

I can't believe your babies are all talking already!!! Raven is saying daaaaaaaat daaaaaat her dad. I don't know how she figured it out, I only call him that sometimes half-teasing. I wonder if some of your babes are learning mama faster cause you've got older kids calling ya that. She doesn't say mama or mom or anything at all, except I think she is sometimes trying to say "Amy" but I'm not so sure.

Lizzy, I didn't ever know what a "Grip" was so I had to just look it up. What a neat job. Has he ever met anyone really famous???
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Lizzy, I didn't ever know what a "Grip" was so I had to just look it up. What a neat job. Has he ever met anyone really famous???
He has worked on films with pretty famous people, like Christopher Walken (Poolhall Junkies).. and semi-famous people, like the exchange student from That 70's Show and one of the guys from the Daily Show (Unaccompanied Minors), and I guess some teen heart throbs too, lol, since Disney does a lot of their movies in Utah.

I've met more big-time movie stars just from working at Baskin Robbins in Sun Valley, ID as a teenager than he has in his whole film career! (i.e. [In case you are curious] Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Tom Hanks]


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OK Mama's I have another question for y'all.

I may be coming over the dark side (ie cloth diapers). My friend uses Fuzie Bunz and she let me try a few and I have to tell you that both DH and I really liked them. Elise seems to like them too. I have had to promise DH that I'd do better in the laundry dept in order to do this so my question for you wise Mama's is....Is there a better diaper than the Fuzie Bunz? I REALLY like the snap things and the ease of the ones she gave me. Also are they all this expensive (13.95 a piece right now)? And how many do you need? Oh, and no wool b/c DD1 has wool issues so I don't want to chance them w/ Elise.

Thanks so much.
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Yeah, firemomma, we could get together and maybe our kids would ignore EACH OTHER instead of us! LOL

It is so funny being in a DDC. Henry did the screeching thing a few days ago! He did it a lot for 2-3 days, but not much lately so I hope it stays away. I think they just get so excited about a new loud sound that they have to try it out for a while.

I had a client who lived in Utah in the town where they filmed the outside scenes of Everwood. It was so exciting seeing shop windows of stores that I did the web sites for!

Henry just ate some apple! I gave him 1/4 piece with the skin cut off and just let him gnaw at it. He got off quite a bit of it, and really enjoyed it. Fun!

Henry is definitely not "talking." He doesn't make any sounds on a regular/predictable/communicative level. He babbles, and every once in a while he repeats stuff for several minutes - like "dad" and "hi dad" - during which we can pretend to have a conversation with him.

Fuzzi Bunz are great diapers Michelle. Tons of people LOVE them. You can get by with fewer of them by using them like covers during the day and putting prefolds in them but on top of the fleece, so the fleece doesn't even get wet. Then you just replace the prefold (or insert, but not the microfiber kind - you shouldn't put microfiber up against skin). Then use them as pocket diapers when you go out and at night and stuff. Just get as many as you feel you can afford now, and build up for a few months. People usually spend about $50/month on disposables, so for a few months you can spend that on cloth stuff and then you know you're saving money when you aren't buying more cloth!!
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i don't have time to catch up on all the posts but i just have to sneak in & see if anyone is looking for a mei tai, by any chance? i have 2 that i'm looking to sell (one already on the market & the other going up soon). they're so wonderful & easy to use but i've decided i like my wraps better. i can send pics if anyone is interested....just pm me. (i have a custom reversible BH & a pack-pack. BH is very daddy friendly, too! ).

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OK Mama's I have another question for y'all.

I may be coming over the dark side (ie cloth diapers). My friend uses Fuzie Bunz and she let me try a few and I have to tell you that both DH and I really liked them. Elise seems to like them too. I have had to promise DH that I'd do better in the laundry dept in order to do this so my question for you wise Mama's is....Is there a better diaper than the Fuzie Bunz? I REALLY like the snap things and the ease of the ones she gave me. Also are they all this expensive (13.95 a piece right now)? And how many do you need? Oh, and no wool b/c DD1 has wool issues so I don't want to chance them w/ Elise.

Thanks so much.
I like Fuzzi Bunz quite a bit. As far as "better" or "worse" it really depends on what you want/need. If you like pockets, FBs are some of the best IMHO. I usually lurk on the TP here or on diaperswappers to try to find good used deals so I don't have to pay $14 per diaper.

As for vaxing, we vax. The only one I delay on is the Hep B that they want to do at the hospital. We decline that one. The rest we do more or less on schedule, except I won't let them do more than two at a time, so we wind up going back for "make-up" sessions every so often.

We are looking at starting solid food in a few weeks here most likely. I am ready... and yet not ready. This is my last baby and thinking that this will be the last time I will ever have an exclusively breastfed babe is really bittersweet for me. And I love looking at his little chubby rolls of baby fat and thinking, "that all came from me!"
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Ok, I finally got it up, what a busy week. WAHMs, come post here with WAHM issues.

I just have to brag while I am here, I got tired of wearing the one pair of jeans that I have that fit and sucked it up and opened the drawer of pre-pregnancy pants and tried them on and HOLY CRAP they fit. : I am so proud. DH congratulated me and then we made a pact to quit eating junk food again (potato chips especially) because I still have 20lbs or so to lose before I am at a truly healthy weight and I want to be there before we have another baby (yes, it's a topic of discussion around here, but it'll be another 10-14 months before we go there I think).

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to all the mamas needing them. Being oartnerless sucks, as does worrying about health and money. I hate all three things

We use FBs and love them! Pockets are ways beeter than AIO I find because the dry faster. We have used a few varieties of diaper and I like poskets the best. And of the 4 pockets I have tried, I like FBs the best. We have 16 and that lasts us about 2.5 days right now. I stuff them because I like the fleece on his skin, keeps him more dry. We also do EC in the morning (so he usually poos and pees on the potty when he wakes up.

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Amy~ It is quite a confusing topic. It gets most of us : before we figure it out.

Emily~ Why aren't we supposed to put MF against baby's skin? I have only used my pockets (swaddlebees) as pockets. I like them. I rotate between swaddlebee pockets, bumkins AIOs & prefolds. I'm suprised at how much I'm liking prefolds.

Ugh-- money issues-- whoever brought that up-- MSAX. I'm reeeling with a recent DH purchace. Then a window breaks. . .wait wait-- DH BREAKS A WINDOW and that opens up a $500 can of worms.

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Ugh-- money issues-- whoever brought that up-- MSAX. I'm reeeling with a recent DH purchace. Then a window breaks. . .wait wait-- DH BREAKS A WINDOW and that opens up a $500 can of worms.
Not sure if you have house insurance or if it would work the same as mine here but we are allowed one claim every X years (5 I think) without it affecting our premiums and our deductible is less than $500. Might want to look into it?

Diapers: I mke my own pockets and I agree that they dry a whole lot faster than AIOs. I also make my own prefolds and find them to be so easy to use, I prefer them to the pockets most of the time, but the pockets have a layer of fleece to keep baby dry and I can double up on the soaker if were going to be out and about.

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My DH loooves FuzziBunz...he doesn't mind prefolds either, which is what we mostly use during the day, but if he had to choose, that's all he'd use. Lately, I've been finding it difficult to get the right fit with leg snaps and the waist snaps. We also just got a Bum Genius 2.0 (they're all on clearance right now because the 3.0 is coming out later this year) and I love it! It's also good for newborn to 35 lbs. or so, and very adjustable. A little pricier ($14.95 on sale), but will last a long time, I think.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure I just saw some FBs for sale on diaper swappers for $10 each. That's where I get most of my diapers, too.

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CDs real fast: we use prefolds & covers during the day because it's SO CHEAP (i.e. 12 prefolds for $30 plus covers are about $13 each, but reusable unless soiled) but Bunz at night for dryness against skin. I actually prefer Drybees to FB b/c I prefer the Velcro snaps to the button snaps b/c she tends to be fussy when I'm dressing her for bed and the velcro is faster
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i've used fitteds for years but just recently started looking into getting a few FBs. i honestly think i'm getting tired of CDing & need to spice it up a bit. i just ordered some procion dyes from dharma trading co. to dye my kissaluvs & give them some new life. i have some brand new premium pf's that i'm going to tie dye, as well. if that turns out i'll probably sell them & get some FBs.

ezra is hilarious with his attempts to crawl. he ends of doing "downward facing dog" most of the time because he can't figure out to maneuver his knees so he just straightens them. it's too funny! i truly can't wait until he can crawl.....he'll be so much happier. the frustration is getting to him & i just know he sees the possibilities!

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Yeah, microfiber is so absorbent it can actually pull moisture out of skin and can cause dryness and possible rash. Now, that is more a problem with ECers whose babies are in dry diapers more often than not, but still. Wet microfiber wouldn't have that issue. LOL I am still using some disposables from when we were traveling and because I'm a laundry slacker with a capital S and am getting more and more grossed out by them. I think by the time I'm done with the pack, I'll be sufficiently disgusted to avoid them until we're traveling again. LOL I am so humbled from my high and mighty Delia-only-wore-20-disposables-in-her-entire-life stance since having another. It's good for my sometimes out of control too-high self esteem.

Back to work for me. Today has been so long and I've been so productive! We forgot about turning the clocks back, and I returned from the grocery store wehre the bag boy mentioned it - as I walked IN the door with the kids and groceries it was 9:30 AM!!! That is like, usually the time I start thinking about getting dressed if I even am out of bed. It feels like midnight and it's only 10 PM! I need a little more caffeine!!

Oh - home insurance. We've gotta call our guy this week and see if we should file a claim. Our deductible is $500, but if it's all covered I think it'll be worth it to file a claim for my husband's old records that were ruined, to have the basement floor stripped and repainted hopefully with something that won't come up if it gets wet again, and we might need to replace a rug too.

I am just ignoring the whole other house we have that is still totally dirty, still has lots of our stuff in the backyard and shed, and doesn't have water or electricity so it's going to be hard to clean it and get it rented or put on the market! OK - going back to ignoring that now...
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OK Mama's I have another question for y'all.

I may be coming over the dark side (ie cloth diapers). My friend uses Fuzie Bunz and she let me try a few and I have to tell you that both DH and I really liked them. Elise seems to like them too. I have had to promise DH that I'd do better in the laundry dept in order to do this so my question for you wise Mama's is....Is there a better diaper than the Fuzie Bunz? I REALLY like the snap things and the ease of the ones she gave me. Also are they all this expensive (13.95 a piece right now)? And how many do you need? Oh, and no wool b/c DD1 has wool issues so I don't want to chance them w/ Elise.

Thanks so much.
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Your adventure sounds FUN Firemomma! Ah Vegas :

I love the time change..... Kashi and I went to bed early and now I am up with the sun and ready to have a productive morning as well...

And I love fall.... the chill in the air and the leaves and the winding down. I feel really good right now.


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I just have to brag while I am here, I got tired of wearing the one pair of jeans that I have that fit and sucked it up and opened the drawer of pre-pregnancy pants and tried them on and HOLY CRAP they fit. : I am so proud. DH congratulated me and then we made a pact to quit eating junk food again (potato chips especially) because I still have 20lbs or so to lose before I am at a truly healthy weight and I want to be there before we have another baby (yes, it's a topic of discussion around here, but it'll be another 10-14 months before we go there I think).
That's great! It's a great feeling huh? I never got back to my original size after DD, but I did this time. My hips widened too much.

amyleigh~ i hope everything turns out ok.

Diapers~we are using pfs and mostly thirsties covers. I have some aios too. I really like pfs and they are so cheap! I couldn't put out $14 a diaper, it was just too much. I'm surprised at how easy it is for me to cd.
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Diapers~we are using pfs and mostly thirsties covers. I have some aios too. I really like pfs and they are so cheap! I couldn't put out $14 a diaper, it was just too much. I'm surprised at how easy it is for me to cd.
Maybe I should just go buy me a pack of prefolds and covers, and get some FB little by little on here.

Anyone have opinion on Bumkins? (I think that is what they are called)

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