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Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By dis
I turn and topstitch my soakers. What I do is...

I turn and topstitch my soakers. What I do is try and keep as much bulk out of the seamline as possible. I usually use zorb and flannel, so what I do is sew a strip of Zorb to the middle of a piece...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,551
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by MittensKittens...

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Originally Posted by MittensKittens http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14101625)
Toxic fumes don't sound to nice, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-18-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By dis
you can get something called 'D Drops', which is...

you can get something called 'D Drops', which is D in a carrier oil and has the RDA in a single drop - you put one drop on your nipple prior to nursing, the baby doesn't even notice it, unlike...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-25-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,083
Posted By dis
I just bought a new Janome 423s after Christmas...

I just bought a new Janome 423s after Christmas at a floor model clearance. Specifically I got it because it's all metal - the problem with most low-end machines these days is they make the machines...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-22-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By dis
My first quilt was a strip-pieced Trip Around...

My first quilt was a strip-pieced Trip Around the World, which was a great introduction to quilting. I was using a book that I think it out of print now, but here's some websites with instructions:...
Forum: Diapering   02-20-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,333
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by ShareBear...

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Originally Posted by ShareBear http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13223160)
Well, if I didn't have soft water, then...
Forum: Diapering   02-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,333
Posted By dis
I really think you need to try a different...

I really think you need to try a different detergent. I have read so many stories where people have problems with free & clear detergents.

Are you absolutely, 100% sure you have soft water? It...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-14-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By dis
Non wicking layers against the skin give my...

Non wicking layers against the skin give my babies terrible diaper rash, so I only use wicking layers. That's my babies, though.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,179
Posted By dis
I am assuming you are taking about the pliers...

I am assuming you are taking about the pliers for plastic resin snaps that Serena sells? I haven't tried them (I have a press), but my understanding is that the pliers work well and are really great...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By dis
I used hook and loop on my newborn diapers, and...

I used hook and loop on my newborn diapers, and it really wasn't an issue. I don't recall DD2 ever waking up because of the sound, and I found hook and loop was GREAT during those long newborn...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-05-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By dis
I have NOT had good luck putting cotton outers...

I have NOT had good luck putting cotton outers over PUL. It seems to be pretty hit and miss - some people have no trouble, others get nothing but leaks.

Binding with FOE seems like the method...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By dis
If you turned & topstitched your fitteds, you...

If you turned & topstitched your fitteds, you can make single-layer PUL covers with the same pattern if you bind them with FOE - the resulting cover will still have the seam allowance attached and...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-27-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By dis
Definitely make them before, no way you'll have...

Definitely make them before, no way you'll have time to sew up an entire stash in the first few weeks! I'd try and get your smalls and some mediums sewn up as well.

If you go with fitteds, I...
Forum: October 2008   11-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,760
Posted By dis
Quote: 2) I *really* want to poke at her...

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2) I *really* want to poke at her little baby zits and milia. Not going to, but want to.
wait until the baby gets cradle cap, that stuff is irresistible. Brings out my inner primate and I...
Forum: October 2008   11-24-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By dis
Yeah, you need to give him time. Men have to...

Yeah, you need to give him time. Men have to process the birth experience too, which is something we often don't recognize. Right now your baby, while I'm sure delightful, doesn't really do...
Forum: October 2008   11-21-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By dis
My doula took a ton of pictures, and there's a...

My doula took a ton of pictures, and there's a lot of nipple showing. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif No really full on shots, though, since I gave birth in the tub and...
Forum: Babywearing   11-09-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by weliveintheforest...

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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12574450)
I'd go with a ring sling or a ssc...
Forum: October 2008   11-07-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By dis
Birthday? October 31 Time? 6:49 am Weight? 8...

Birthday? October 31
Time? 6:49 am
Weight? 8 pounds, 0 ounces
Length? don't know!
Apgars? don't know! have to get my records from the midwife
Vaginal or C-section? vaginal
Medicated or...
Forum: October 2008   10-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By dis
I'm one day overdue, as of today. My DD was born...

I'm one day overdue, as of today. My DD was born the day before her due date, so this is VERY frustrating - I was expecting to have a baby by now!

And not really showing much action, either. No...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-26-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By dis
They should send you for a full panel before...

They should send you for a full panel before anyone gets too worked up about your TSH - my TSH tested about as low as yours at the beginning of my first pregnancy, and I freaked out about it (since...
Forum: October 2008   10-23-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,111
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by PrairieBohemian...

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Originally Posted by PrairieBohemian http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12449381)
ME TOO!!!

Come on babies!!!
...
Forum: October 2008   10-23-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,111
Posted By dis
Still here! Had some pretty good contractions...

Still here! Had some pretty good contractions last night, but they died off and haven't started again. Augh.
Forum: October 2008   10-22-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,077
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes...

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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12445625)
OMG she is doing so well! I am so proud of...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   10-21-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By dis
Quote: Originally Posted by AugustineM...

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Originally Posted by AugustineM http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12433336)
Yeah, it depends on the hospital that you...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-20-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By dis
Every commercial pattern I've ever used has had...

Every commercial pattern I've ever used has had at least one error in it, sometimes more. Often a major one, like the last pattern I used from McCall's where if you followed the directions as...
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