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Re: Cloth Diapers?

I cloth diapered DS1 but didn't last with DS2 because he had severe food intolerances resulting in nasty rashes that responded only to that goopy butt cream (can't even remember the name!). Anyway, I just took my diapers out of storage (basement) and the elastic was basically crumbled on every singl...

by puppmom

February 9th, 2016, 1:24 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Cloth Diapers?

Replies: 1058

Views: 22745
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP, sounds like my youngest DS! We always say his default setting is "complaint mode". :lol: He really is the sweetest but man, does he have something to say about everything. No idea where he got that. :whistle: When he asks for something and we say no he responds with "Fine then.&qu...

by puppmom

February 5th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16227

Views: 406405
Re: Should I ask for the $ back?

My sister does this - and sometimes I get "here's a check but can you wait until Thursday to cash it?". Sounds like this is unusual for your mom and not habit like my sister. Here's my take. I wouldn't ask for the money back but I would be hesitant to participate again.

by puppmom

February 5th, 2016, 7:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Should I ask for the $ back?

Replies: 20

Views: 579
Re: What is your favorite dog breed?

Rhodesian Ridgeback - our boy is 8 years old now. He's one high maintenance pup but we love him! I'm also very fond of Viszlas and German Shorthaired Pointers.

I do have a sweet spot for mutts though.

by puppmom

February 4th, 2016, 7:21 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is your favorite dog breed?

Replies: 96

Views: 1331
Re: If you could change ONE thing what would it be?

Wow, some of you have some pretty heavy stuff going on. Things are not perfect in my life buy I feel extremely grateful that we are all healthy at the moment. If I could choose one thing I would send my husband back to work pronto. He's been a stay at home dad for two years (our kids are 5 and almos...

by puppmom

February 4th, 2016, 7:16 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If you could change ONE thing what would it be?

Replies: 55

Views: 747
Re:

Huff, do you have a follow up soon? Hopefully that'll put your mind at ease. In pregnancy, the waiting game is so hard. Both people I know ended up with healthy babies so I'm hopeful that'll be the case for you too!

by puppmom

February 3rd, 2016, 7:43 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167761
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm like an excited child. DD said she cried when the doctor told her. She does not have consistent help BUT her boyfriend's aunt and mother can generally make themselves available 2-3 times a week for at least a few hours then I'm around on the weekend and in the eve...

by puppmom

January 29th, 2016, 7:45 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

My man is coming home tomorrow! He's been thriving from day one and surpassed 5lbs earlier this week AND kicked the feeding tube! I am so freaking excited! DD cried when the doctor told her earlier this week. Her boyfriend is SO nervous. He doesn't get to see him as often because he works so much an...

by puppmom

January 28th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re:

Hi, Huff. Did the doc refer to this as a subchorionic hematoma? Sounds like what that is. Both DD and a good friend of mine had those. My friend delivered a healthy baby at 39 weeks (her hematoma reabsorbed in the first trimester) and DD delivered early at 31 weeks (they suspect because of the hemat...

by puppmom

January 26th, 2016, 2:20 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6490

Views: 167761
Re: Least Favorite Household Chore

Laundry! I friggin hate laundry! I happily wash. I happily transfer to the dryer and/or hang. I hate folding and putting away! A close second - grocery shopping! My husband stays home with the children ages 5 and 2 - he has for almost 2 years. I had hoped that meant he would take on more responsibil...

by puppmom

January 26th, 2016, 1:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Least Favorite Household Chore

Replies: 71

Views: 782
Re: Retirement Plans?

My in-laws often tell us they are busier in retirement than they ever were while they worked! It took some getting used to (and some driving one another bonkers with their boredom). They're biggest disagreements at the moment (from an outsider) seem to be when and where to travel and how much they'r...

by puppmom

January 25th, 2016, 1:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Retirement Plans?

Replies: 18

Views: 469
Re: Booster Seat?

Maybe the sliding is because it doesn't fit in car well? I think a little movement is to be expected with booster used with seatbelt because the seat itself isn't buckled?

by puppmom

January 12th, 2016, 8:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Booster Seat?

Replies: 10

Views: 249
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP, I'm so sorry to hear N is back in the hospital. I can only imagine how difficult that must be for you emotionally. I hope she improves quickly. I know that the NICU does a car seat test on preemies before they head home because sometimes it is more difficult for them to maintain their breathing ...

by puppmom

January 12th, 2016, 10:16 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16227

Views: 406405
Re: Booster Seat?

LV, I swear I read somewhere harness is safer so I'll dig around. The car seat lady blog has a list of her favorites and comparisons. My 6 year old nephew can now buckle his seat belt but that's a year after being in the booster. It is hard to buckle them depending on your car because you have to le...

by puppmom

January 11th, 2016, 5:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Booster Seat?

Replies: 10

Views: 249
Re: Booster Seat?

This sounds silly but I might have DD sit in them to try if possible. I did all the usual safety reviews etc. but you still have to find one that fits your kid/car. We have the Evenflo Chase and I regret it. It was fine at first but the 5 point harness weight limit is low (40 lbs). That's pretty rid...

by puppmom

January 11th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Booster Seat?

Replies: 10

Views: 249
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

MP, I feel for you. It's all heartbreaking on so many levels not the least of which is you cannot spend 24/7 with a baby that's in the hospital. :(sad They have told DD that the feeding issues are usually the hardest to overcome and baby does spit up often. They're hoping that'll correct once he's i...

by puppmom

January 6th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

JGator, with only two kids who sit in the bucket seats that cup holder doesn't bother us much but what a hassle if you had to climb over that to the third row every time you got in the car! Either way, it is an odd place for the cup holder because it is not accessible to anyone who is belted in. My ...

by puppmom

January 6th, 2016, 2:51 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16227

Views: 406405
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

:wavey: In case anyone is still reading - baby boy is awesome! He surpassed his birth weight at 10 days old and most recently weighed 3lbs 12.5oz. He's been off oxygen for almost a week and the IV a little longer. He's also been on room air with no artificial heat source in his isolette and is maint...

by puppmom

January 6th, 2016, 7:38 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

MP, those kiddos are adorable! I noticed you're on the fence about a vehicle. I only have two little ones (5 and almost 3). We had two Corollas up until recently when I totaled my beloved 2002 Corolla with 202k miles. :(sad We had to make a decision fast because we are not a one car family even thou...

by puppmom

January 5th, 2016, 6:22 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16227

Views: 406405
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

:wavey: Good vibes are working. DD is home and feeling great. Baby is doing well in the NICU too. His saturation levels got a little low so he's on oxygen now but they anticipate he'll be off in a few days. For now DD doesn't want to stay with us. My dad has been driving her to the NICU every day an...

by puppmom

December 28th, 2015, 4:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

Beautiful baby boy was born about 5 hours ago. He's 3lbs10oz and breathing without help. The NICU staff is thrilled with how he's doing. DD is great too. She's relieved he's well and happy to be free of the monitors etc.

by puppmom

December 24th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

Huff, thanks for sharing your story! We are all feeling hopeful at the moment that all will be well with the baby. And really everything is beyond our control at this point. So we just wait and take things one day at a time. The hospital she's in has a great NICU and we affectionately call it the ba...

by puppmom

December 23rd, 2015, 8:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

Thanks for all the well wishes and pointers! Visited DD last night and she's pretty miserable. I don't blame her. She's trying to suck it up but it's a very stressful situation and she's being monitored 24/7 which means very little comfortable rest. Baby is still handling it well. DD is leaking more...

by puppmom

December 22nd, 2015, 8:53 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please

Thanks, guys! We're told 32 weekers more often than not have good outcomes. So, right now we just wait and help as much as we can. DD is still doing well and enduring all the poking, prodding and middle of the night ultrasounds with a smile on her face. Youth is on her side. :) Me? I'll probably be ...

by puppmom

December 21st, 2015, 2:07 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Morning...I'll get right to it. My 20 year old daughter is 31 weeks pregnant with her second baby (M is 14 months old). She was diagnosed with Subchorionic Hematoma (SCH) at 11 weeks. The SCH created a hole in her bag of water and her water broke on Saturday. Right now she and baby are stable and he...

by puppmom

December 21st, 2015, 9:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Baby is coming early. What to expect? And dust, please.

Replies: 29

Views: 839
Re: Etiquette visitors and pets?

Well, damn. Definitely more than meets the eye with this person. Agree 100% with Monnie, don't give it another thought.

by puppmom

December 15th, 2015, 9:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Etiquette visitors and pets?

Replies: 85

Views: 1070
Re: Etiquette visitors and pets?

Depends, with family and close friends, my dog is free to do his thing unless he starts grubbing food at which point he gets a few warnings and he's banished to his luxury set-up in our playroom. :lol: If we have a kid birthday party usually the same as above but I'm full disclosure with all parents...

by puppmom

December 14th, 2015, 11:31 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Etiquette visitors and pets?

Replies: 85

Views: 1070
Re: Sofa etiquette question

Nala, my family's a rowdy bunch. I host Christmas every year. It does result in wear and tear on my house - but I think that happens even when everyone is on their best behavior. Accidents happen and I don't have the space for everyone to have a formal seat. Rule is children eat only at the table. A...

by puppmom

December 14th, 2015, 9:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Sofa etiquette question

Replies: 20

Views: 562
Re: Hashimoto's

Hi, AMC! Both my MIL and SIL have Hashimoto's. If I recall correctly, there's a strong genetic link. Neither have many symptoms and both are managed with medication without side effects for now. SIL was diagnosed after having constant nausea and frequent vomiting. She had been through a battery of t...

by puppmom

December 7th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Hashimoto's

Replies: 9

Views: 334
Re: Gifts for teacher?

My best friend, sister and sister-in-law are all teachers. They all seem to have a love/hate relationship with the food gifts. They're usually very good but the problem is the excess. My best friend is often trying to push off the baked goods/chocolates not because she doesn't like them but because ...

by puppmom

December 1st, 2015, 9:35 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Gifts for teacher?

Replies: 31

Views: 521