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Forum: Diapering   04-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By emjg
Has anyone else ever seen white-ish patches on...

Has anyone else ever seen white-ish patches on PUL diaper covers?  It doesn't look like they are delaminating. There are a few large patches on the inside of the cover that have turned white. What's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-17-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By emjg
Hello, cloth-diaperers!  Has anyone come up with...

Hello, cloth-diaperers!  Has anyone come up with a toddler-proof diaper pail/garbage?  Keeping them in my daughter's room is the only option for us.  Right now, we have them in a corner with a baby...
Forum: Babywearing   04-07-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,725
Posted By emjg
My favorite thing about baby-wearing is having...

My favorite thing about baby-wearing is having hands free to make dinner, and a content baby to put the icing on the cake! :)
 
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By emjg
I'm posting this here, because I'm hoping...

I'm posting this here, because I'm hoping someone has had experience and can share a success story. Or at least give me a little encouragement.  I am SOOO frustrated, discouraged, and desperate.
 ...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By emjg
The reason it doesn't work well for shampoo, is...

The reason it doesn't work well for shampoo, is because it's SOAP, unlike commercial shampoos, which are not. Soap leaves a residue, which is why your hair seemed oily afterwards.  That was the soap...
Forum: Babywearing   10-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By emjg
Hi all!  Can anyone give me some pointers?  I...

Hi all!  Can anyone give me some pointers?  I love my Moby and have been using it a lot to get things done around the house.  But now that my DD is 2 months and 12-13 lbs, she's challenging me a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-29-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By emjg
I'm confused by this:  I'm almost 34 weeks...

I'm confused by this:  I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant, and I don't have any symptoms of a yeast infection.  But after my husband and I have sex, he has what LOOKS like yeast, the clumpy white cottage...
Forum: August 2011   06-23-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
  unisom
Views: 211
Posted By emjg
I've been taking unisom my entire pregnancy.  It...

I've been taking unisom my entire pregnancy.  It makes me sleepy about a half hour after taking it, but I still wake up to pee, etc.  Never had a problem being groggy or anything weird.  I am trying...
Forum: August 2011   04-25-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
  Ina May
Views: 685
Posted By emjg
I agree that Ina May's stories about birth have...

I agree that Ina May's stories about birth have really given me confidence.  I love the emphasis on trusting our bodies - that we are powerful and designed to give birth!  That's a really comforting...
Forum: August 2011   04-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 999
Posted By emjg
I have to admit, using Depends sounds pretty...

I have to admit, using Depends sounds pretty good, from what most of you have said.   I always HATED using pads when I was a teenager because they are sooo uncomfortable, shift around, get bunched...
Forum: August 2011   04-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 999
Posted By emjg
The thread about Postpartum mama cloth got me...

The thread about Postpartum mama cloth got me thinking.  I don't know what to expect.  Can someone please explain to me how this works?  Is it just like a heavy period for awhile after giving birth,...
Forum: August 2011   04-17-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By emjg
Good!  I wasn't sure what the general consensus...

Good!  I wasn't sure what the general consensus would be.  It's my knee-jerk reaction, when someone asks if there's anything they can do, to say, "Nope, we're good, thanks!"  But, I guess being a...
Forum: August 2011   04-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By emjg
How would you add to, or remove anything on this...

How would you add to, or remove anything on this list?  I think it sounds great.
 
http://avital.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-be-best-post-partum-visitor-in.html#axzz1I0jkKPhk
 
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Forum: August 2011   04-15-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
  Ina May
Views: 685
Posted By emjg
I have no idea how my parents heard about Ina...

I have no idea how my parents heard about Ina May... but she's been around forever.  Spiritual Midwifery was first published in 1975, and they were very earthy folks back in the day.  So I don't...
Forum: August 2011   04-15-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
  Ina May
Views: 685
Posted By emjg
I'm curious if any of you here have read, or are...

I'm curious if any of you here have read, or are reading Ina May Gaskin.  I skimmed through her "Guide to Childbirth", and am now diving into "Spiritual Midwifery".  It's pretty heady stuff, but I'm...
Forum: August 2011   04-10-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By emjg
Okay, so you think it's more of a muscle thing? ...

Okay, so you think it's more of a muscle thing?  I've never been pregnant before and I'm nervous... so I don't know what pains I should worry about and which ones are just part of the package deal. ...
Forum: August 2011   04-10-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By emjg
Does anyone else have this?  Maybe it's normal,...

Does anyone else have this?  Maybe it's normal, but I'm not sure.  It's what I would call the bottom of my belly... maybe the underside?  It's sore and achy a lot.  Not sharp or anything, like what...
Forum: August 2011   03-18-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,252
Posted By emjg
I'm almost 19 weeks, and haven't felt anything...

I'm almost 19 weeks, and haven't felt anything yet... So reading this thread makes me a little nervous... Though this is my first baby, and our midwife told us not to expect anything until 20...
Forum: August 2011   03-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By emjg
What exactly does round ligament pain feel like,...

What exactly does round ligament pain feel like, and where is it?  I had something today when I tried to go out for my walk... very low down under my belly on one side.  Stabbing, like a stitch, but...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   03-02-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By emjg
What are some places to get decent used...

What are some places to get decent used maternity clothes in Madison?  I'm trolling craigslist, but I'd like to check out some thrift shops too.
Forum: August 2011   02-20-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
  peeing
Views: 259
Posted By emjg
Well, at least I'm not the only one!  Thanks...

Well, at least I'm not the only one!  Thanks guys!  I think it's settled down now some. I had some tea earlier in the evening, maybe that triggered it and I just wasn't able to empty my bladder...
Forum: August 2011   02-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
  peeing
Views: 259
Posted By emjg
So, I've had to pee 6 six times in the past...

So, I've had to pee 6 six times in the past hour.  What's going on?  I've always been a frequent urinator (sp?) especially since becoming pg (i'm 15 wks) but this is ridiculous.  This just hit...
Forum: August 2011   02-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By emjg
Hi everyone!  I've been lurking in the...

Hi everyone!  I've been lurking in the background, gleaning from all the helpful information.
Not sure this is the right place for this question, but I've searched the sight, and could some input...
Forum: August 2011   12-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 11,947
Posted By emjg
* EDD: August 11? * Age: 29 * Location:...

* EDD: August 11?
* Age: 29
* Location: Wisconsin
* How long it took to you to get your BFP: 6 months
* What number child is this for you: 1
* Family: a wonderful husband, married Memorial Day...
Forum: August 2011   12-20-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By emjg
I know exactly how you feel!  I'm also just...

I know exactly how you feel!  I'm also just starting my 5th week... and I'm soooo impatient!!  It's too soon to tell anyone, too soon to make an appointment so I can get confirmation that...
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