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So tonight in the grocery line DH looks at my stuff...vinegar (big bottle), calgon water softner, fels naptha and the disappointed look on my face because I couldn't find 100% pure aloe vera and eucalan and He says...

"You are getting more and more out there everyday "

He is okay with the CD, but for some reason in his mind the cloth wipes and homemade wipe solution put me right over the edge.


Anyone else have a similar situation?

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My dh keeps asking when i turned into a hippie. I told him I've always been this way I just know how to channel it better. Now's he's coming around and agrees with me on just about everything and is even more passionate about some things than me (vaccinations). Give it some time, they usually come around.
 

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Dh thinks I went over the edge a LONG time ago, LOL..

But, just recently I shocked him when I forgot to get him TP and he ran out, LOL... He asked me what I have been using when I go to the bathroom
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: DUH a wash cloth!!! Same thing I have been using for 4 years, LOL...

He was like
Guess he never relized until I forgot to get his TP, LOL..


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Originally posted by MamaMonica
After convincing my dh that I was going to have homebirths, nothing else has fazed him.
I think we've almost hit that point. Dh sees me using cloth on the kids, cloth/Keeper myself (well, not right now- ya gotta love lactation amhorrhea
), homebirth, no vax... I think he just expects it now.


Really, I'm not as out there as some... but my dh was raised pretty mainstream. My MIL thinks the idea of a good meal is a sandwich from Arby's and she carries an insulated cup around and keeps it filled with Coke and ice all day long. :LOL I'm waaaaaaay out there compared to my MIL.
 

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My dh doesn't get it either. I am just brand new and don't do the wipes for myself, but i am
rolling listening to your stories. He thinks I have lost it. I told him maybe he should take me to the nut bin but he said they probably wouldn't take me. Thank heavens for girlfriends who understand.
 

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My Dh thinks i lost it when I told him i wanted to learn how to knit so i could make my own wool soakers.

He could care less about the rest of the stuff cuz i do 99.9% of all the diaper changing that goes on around here.
 

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My DH took the switch pretty well. His mom cloth diapered 4 kids. He initially didn't like the cloth wipe thing. I learned later it was because everytime he would change a diaper the container only had one left or it was empty. (OOPS
) Now that we just wet a cloth at each change instead of "making" them he's better about it. He rarely changes a dipe anymore anyway since I've been a SAHM. He only thinks I've lost it when I buy I diaper. He doesn't get the addiction. :LOL
 

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My dh has been totally supportive of cding including cloth wipes. I've even got him thinking about making the change to cloth wipes for him (altho I'm not sure I'll want to do that laundry...
) He does however think I'm a fanatic about breastfeeding. I think he finds humor in it more than thinking I'm totally nuts. It's a side of me he had never seen so I there's an adjustment period too I think. I do get big thank yous often for being environmentally responsible regarding dd and not adding to the piles in the landfills. Dh is a closet crunchy
 

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My dh cracks me up because he is at least as passionate as I am on CD'ing, breastfeeding, etc., but he is much more vocal. You should have heard the lecture my MIL received last week when she stopped to buy disposable diapers for ds (you know, just to "help out"). I thought he was going to string her up for that one.
 

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I guess I'm pretty lucky overall


Dh is ok with cloth diapering. He had a had a hard time initially cause I'm a die hard pinner, but I gave in an use snaps or applix now. Aplix is easier for his big mechanic hands. So why not?

I switched to cloth pads for me several years ago. I never said anything, that's my body I'm caring for, why should know..lol. He did comment at one point "Gee it's been a long time since were baking bread..."(His way of saying yeast infection). And intruth he kinda prefers it, the waste baskets aren't filling with stuff that "embarrasses" him.

I used cloth wipes for the babies too. He's never minded. He prefers a warm cloth onthe baby bum anyway.

He asked me if I was making one of those "things" again for this baby. He is referring to the sling. We may have saved dd#2 life with that. He won't wear it, but he sees how much more freedom I had with it.

He thinks sometimes I'm a little kooky. I like to do a super nutricious meal a few times a week, where we experiment with different foods. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

And when I visit the naturopath. But after last summer, he is all for it. I'm not the healthiest mama. I have some health issues as a rule. I have Hashimotos thyroid disease. And for YEARS, since early teens, I've been terrible anemic, had bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Well I started seeing a naturopath and am now rarely ill. Last summer we lost our baby boy. I had bled out severely. I had filled a 1 gallon ice cream bucket immediately after I caught him.(we had known, before this would happen. I wanted to see the baby) I bled over the toilet(sorry to be graphic) it sounded like I was peeing. He dressed me, put a large pad on me, I stood up staurated the pad, the pants, the towel the floor... Just to give you an idea of blood loss.

You get the idea. I had an emerg d&c and should have had a blood transfusion, but I refused.

I went to the Dr to get tests and to build my blood. For 2 months I was ILL. My ferritin stores weren't rebuilding. What hte Dr put me on made me very sick. I said enough, I threw all the carp into the garbage. I went to the naturopath, and she put me ona regimen of supplements and back on prenatal. In 6 weeks, my blood levels were better, my ferritin stores stronger than anything I've ever had. So dh gives me a thumbs up on her..lol... He said "Something is working! There's something to that kook." LOL

We treated ds with the naturopath as well. He gets funky skin conditions. Psoriasis in his nails, exzema, rashes... you name it it shows up. We change his diet and add different supplements and it clears up. No allopathic remedies have worked.

So his kooky/hippie wife, seems to work for him
 

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DH is very much into the AP stuff...the family bed was his idea and we usually "argue" over who gets to wear DS (me with my sling and him in the baby bjorn). Oh and he made me laugh the other day when he was shaking his head about a coworkers wife getting an epidural.

He is okay with CD, not super enthuastic but okay...I'll convert him yet.

But somehow cloth wipes and wipe solution was too much


He would probably have a heart attack if I took away the tp


Melissa
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