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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaRO View Post
    I like to use 100% cotton for ring slings. I have one on my Etsy right now that is a microfiber polyester. It's super soft and it works well, but it's not a popular/traditional fabric for ring slings. I have 2 on there now that are 100% cotton gauze so they are super breathable, but that's what I would recommend. I love the name Lorelei! I think Leah and Lily work best with Suzanne, but I think they are all good strong girl names.

    I think, considering your circumstances, the bride should make some special considerations for you. I do know that some women are extremely particular about everything being exactly so on their wedding day, but since you are taller and going to be barely PP, it's not going to do her wedding pics any favors if you are towering over everyone with big milk-filled boobs falling out of a strapless dress. She would do better to put you in flats or very small (say 1" max) heels and a halter or strapped dress to contain the boobs. That's my take on it.

    Leigh, I hope you get to feeling better quick.
    Thanks, Anna, I will look for cotton gauze!

    And that is exactly the image I have in my mind of how I'm going to look that day. Sigh.

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    If I use cotton gauze, do I need to make it 2 layers? For strength?

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    lice sucks!!!! i had it when i was 12 or 13 from riding to go karts. Yuck!!

    So i think i really want a doula. They are very expensive though and I am sure worth it. No idea how I could convince DH to spend $800 on one because i don't think he would understand the benefits. Not to mention us coming up with that amount.... Do they have doulas in training that you can get cheap, like going to dental school to get your teeth checked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janijanis View Post
    lice sucks!!!! i had it when i was 12 or 13 from riding to go karts. Yuck!!

    So i think i really want a doula. They are very expensive though and I am sure worth it. No idea how I could convince DH to spend $800 on one because i don't think he would understand the benefits. Not to mention us coming up with that amount.... Do they have doulas in training that you can get cheap, like going to dental school to get your teeth checked?
    Yes, they are 100% worth it, and yes, you can find doulas in training that are cheaper! Try doulamatch.net

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    Janice, I saw a doula in training on kijiji in our area when i was looking at baby stuff. i dont remember the exact price but waaay lower than 800!! I sort of want one too but DH does not. He feels that person would be "telling him what do to" or "leaving him out". I tried to tell him that is not what it's like but it makes him uncomfortable. And he was actually an awesome coach so I cant complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyRN View Post
    This baby is totally oblong right now, was head down. Not that i dont have loads of time. But I have hicccups on my right pelvis groin area and it hurts so much! You'd think the baby would want to move instead of having his/her head pushing against my pelvis!!!
    One would think Zoe would realize she has more room for limbs if she stopped balling herself up in a small part of her playground.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    Undercover mama tanks make all shirts nursing friendly! Hands down my favorite nursing gear.
    I had 2 with DS - the only nursing "tank" that worked for me period! However, they don't make fitted t-shirts nursing friendly. Not when you have to remove an arm out of a sleeve in order to give the kiddo full boob. Remember these were mostly bought when I lived in Vegas and was at my skinniest EVER. I really need some more mom friendly yet stylish shirts. I went through my summer wardrobe and realized I have like 10 shirts that I can pretend are nursing friendly. Three definitely scream "night on the town" which is why they're "nursing friendly" IYYWIM.
    But I totally failed with buying clothes for me. Zoe however will never run out of clothes. HA.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    Speaking of NIP (well, kind of....NIP made me think of this anyway), my future SIL sent me a link to the bridesmaid dress I'll be wearing in July. I'm sure they will look adorable on her her little 20-something skinny mini bridesmaids. 4-5 month postpartum 31 year old me? Not so much. And she wants us to wear heels. I'm 5'10, I don't wear heels. I am going to look ridiculous.

    And I have no idea how I'm going to be nursing in that dress, either. I'm going to have to unzip it in the back and go somewhere really private where my entire top half can hang out.

    Am I a bad person if I ask her if she's ok if I add straps to my dress? They're strapless, so I'd probably be the only one. But I don't know if this dress is going to be able to handle my nursing boobs. I love her and I don't want to upset her, but I am already getting anxiety about how I'm going to look in this dress. It really is a cute dress, but I don't think it's going to be very amazing on me.
    I agree that it's perfectly reasonable for you to ask her in private sometime (maybe bring it up to the side when she sees you at the fitting and you can show her). Chances are it has never crossed her mind that you will have another baby and will be nursing, let alone what nursing actually entails (heck I didn't know!). You'll need to wear a proper bra of some kind because a strapless bra with the thick underwire is like asking for mastitis or a blocked duct (at least it would for me at that point!). One of those torso bras would SUCK.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    Talk baby carriers to me!

    Anna - what type of fabric to you use when you make your ring slings? I made one when I was preggo with DD1, but I used some type of flannel-like fabric and it never worked. I want to cut out the rings and try again. 100% cotton? Some type of mixed material?

    Jackie - Tell me about woven wraps. I have a moby wrap, but I think I want a woven one. What do you have?

    And I know your blog is Cooking with Mrs Sea Monster, but I really want to see Babywearing with Mrs. Sea Monster. I think you need to do a blog with different types of carriers and how to use them. Since you'll soon have a newborn and a toddler, it would be an excellent time to take lots of pictures of your babies and the different ways you wear them. And how you got them in those carries, too.


    Here are the carriers I have: ring sling (going to remake), Ergo (my favorite), Mai Tai (baby hawk), moby wrap. I also have some type of pocket sling that I use when Lainey absolutely won't let me put her down, and I use it to hold her on my hip. What do I need to make my baby wearing life complete? I'm really thinking just a woven wrap, but I am open to suggestions.
    Any type of true woven fabric would work well as a ring sling. Like people seriously wrap with woven table cloths and use them as ring slings too (this one is popular b/c it looks like a nice expensive woven wrap called pfau).
    Cotton gauze would be very light and cool. I'm not all that familiar with fabric choices, but the cotton gauze I have here (DIY baby wrap) would need to be double layered for sewing and more support. When I made the DIY wrap DS was over 16 lbs and as a single layer it wasn't working. But I've heard if I had just folded up my wrap in half (before I cut down length wise) it would have worked better for longer. But nooooo I cut it. Even then I wouldn't wrap with it forever after playing with wovens that are meant to be supportive for toddlers! Big support difference for me.
    As far as wovens go the first piece of advice given to me that I tend to pass along is to get one you like the look of in your base size (5, 6, or 7 - most people do fine with a 6)....making sure that it's not thick if you're in a warm climate. Some wraps are soft right out of the box....others need some beating up first. I found a great deal on my first wrap (Storch Anna - the multicolored striped one) new and just went with it. And about 2 days of getting it I found out it's one of the hardest to break in and make soft. This wrap however is NEVER leaving. Boy can she take a beating!!! And she's much softer 10 months later and I know she will get softer yet. Didymos is popular, but they vary big time from wrap to wrap. Dolcino is reasonably priced for a woven and easy to find (I've seen new ones on Amazon for under $100). I've seen Colimacon et Cie wovens for $80 new! They're just solid colors though. Seems expensive till you realize how much a new SSC is and how they're not newborn through toddler appropriate. I'm soooo excited to wrap a new squish this time!!! And I need to get brave and figure out back wrapping a newbie too. lol
    Oh yeah you're actual question - my blue one is a size 3 Didy aqua waves (thin, soft out of the box, molds well, lovely, beautiful)
    - my brown and pink stripe one is a size 6 Neobulle (medium to thick, soft, reminds you of your favorite blanket). Do note that they're not sold in the US new - have to find them used on a swap these days. Or know someone in France who will buy it and ship it to you. lol. But not expensive when they do pop up.
    - and as mentioned above the other striped one is a Storch Anna in a size 5 (thin side of medium, can throw it in the washer and dryer without worry, totally toddler worthy, starts out rough but becomes much softer, doesn't get nearly as dirty as you would think with it all over a parking lot)

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    Ok, one more post all about me, then I'm done, promise. Baby names. Ugh. I think this baby is going to be named "Hey, you."

    I finally am forcing DH to talk baby names. He still maintains that it is too early. When isn't too early? According to him, about 37 weeks (which is when we picked Lainey's name, and I gave birth 2 days later).
    Anyway, we have a middle name. Suzanne. Combination of MIL's first name (Sue) and my mom's middle name (Ann).

    First name possibilities that both of us find potentially acceptable:
    Leah
    Lily
    Lorelei
    Morgan

    The 'L' names are all my contributions. DH likes Morgan. That's about it. I like Morgan, but I don't get the feeling that it is 'the' name. For what it's worth, he is still open to name suggestions, but I have given him about 1000 (not exaggerating) and he likes pretty much none of them. The girls both like Leah.
    I like "hey you" You'll get there! I like Leah and Lily!

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaRO View Post
    I like to use 100% cotton for ring slings. I have one on my Etsy right now that is a microfiber polyester. It's super soft and it works well, but it's not a popular/traditional fabric for ring slings. I have 2 on there now that are 100% cotton gauze so they are super breathable, but that's what I would recommend. I love the name Lorelei! I think Leah and Lily work best with Suzanne, but I think they are all good strong girl names.

    I think, considering your circumstances, the bride should make some special considerations for you. I do know that some women are extremely particular about everything being exactly so on their wedding day, but since you are taller and going to be barely PP, it's not going to do her wedding pics any favors if you are towering over everyone with big milk-filled boobs falling out of a strapless dress. She would do better to put you in flats or very small (say 1" max) heels and a halter or strapped dress to contain the boobs. That's my take on it.

    Leigh, I hope you get to feeling better quick.
    Ooooo ditto on the heels part! If you end up being taller than all the others you can maybe suggest in the future you wearing shorter heels so you don't stand out like a giant.
    And listen to Anna about sewing ring slings. I can't sew.

    Quote Originally Posted by cactuswren View Post
    So to add to my fun today, the school called and said Addy had to be picked up because she has lice!!!!! Thank god my mom was able to help. I'll go get her after my doctor's appointment, but really....just what I need! This WHILE I'm sick? WTH!?!
    NOOOOO! Hope it's not too bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by ange84 View Post
    I think I am ready tp call it, I think Ronin is night weaned. He hasn't asked for it at his one wake up for a c ouple of weeks, he did get it btwice after going to be though, both times because he fell out of bed. Last night when he woke he was up for ages, but asked for water three times and never mentioned boobie, only patted them once then moved on to squirming around the bed like a worm. So we are down to bedtime and naptime when he is home, though he does nap for anyone else but me without it.
    YAY! I'm sure at this point it's just his body is used to getting up at about those times. Maybe he's waking up in between sleep cycles or something. Hopefully that'll get better with time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janijanis View Post
    lice sucks!!!! i had it when i was 12 or 13 from riding to go karts. Yuck!!

    So i think i really want a doula. They are very expensive though and I am sure worth it. No idea how I could convince DH to spend $800 on one because i don't think he would understand the benefits. Not to mention us coming up with that amount.... Do they have doulas in training that you can get cheap, like going to dental school to get your teeth checked?
    Yes, they do! BWF is gone now so I'm not sure what else is international to ask around for that information for your area.....:-/
    I could of had a doula (not a student) here for under $500. But I decided I didn't want another person around. Some say I may regret this, but so far it feels right for me at this birth. I might feel differently next birth!

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    Alright, now that I've babbled out replies.....after all my afternoon walking I got home and felt hiccups again.....a bit lower! She's almost where I want to declare her head down! After Aiden goes down I'm going to sit on my birth ball and fold cloth diapers. I could use some crossed fingers and more that she doesn't turn breech overnight!!! lol

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    Zoe!! Get your head down young lady! And stay there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    Yes, they are 100% worth it, and yes, you can find doulas in training that are cheaper! Try doulamatch.net
    thanks!!! i will check it out

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyRN View Post
    Janice, I saw a doula in training on kijiji in our area when i was looking at baby stuff. i dont remember the exact price but waaay lower than 800!! I sort of want one too but DH does not. He feels that person would be "telling him what do to" or "leaving him out". I tried to tell him that is not what it's like but it makes him uncomfortable. And he was actually an awesome coach so I cant complain.
    WOW really kijiji? what doesn't that site have i will go and look. I havn't even brought it up to DH yet but i think he would be more willing to go for it if it wasn't super expensive. he usually leaves it all up to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    Yes, they do! BWF is gone now so I'm not sure what else is international to ask around for that information for your area.....:-/
    I could of had a doula (not a student) here for under $500. But I decided I didn't want another person around. Some say I may regret this, but so far it feels right for me at this birth. I might feel differently next birth!
    that's not bad, i'm ok with another person there.

    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    Alright, now that I've babbled out replies.....after all my afternoon walking I got home and felt hiccups again.....a bit lower! She's almost where I want to declare her head down! After Aiden goes down I'm going to sit on my birth ball and fold cloth diapers. I could use some crossed fingers and more that she doesn't turn breech overnight!!! lol
    i hope she stays where she is!!
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