Archive for the ‘Taking Care of the Sea Monkey’ Category

FDA, You Suck!

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Yahoo.Com: FDA sets safe level for infant formula contaminant.

Because having a zero tolerance policy would be too easy, right?

Attention US FDA: you guys suck!

Breast-Feeding Might Be My Best Option…

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Yahoo.Com: FDA finds traces of melamine in US infant formula

Yeah… I think I’ll definitely be leaning more toward breast-feeding the sea monkey, at least until the FDA establishes a zero-tolerance policy on melamine.

Wishlists

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I’ve waited on creating wishlists because I don’t want to jinx my pregnancy but it was kind of fun to do yesterday.  I’m thinking that the main wishlist/baby registry will be at Target because they have an Amazon.Com crossover and whatever Target doesn’t have, I can put on the Amazon.Com one.

On the way to Conrad last night, I got a couple inches of the baby blanket done.  I’m pretty happy because it’s 1/3 to 1/2 of the way finished.  It will be nice to have it done!!

Being (Sort-of) A Crunchy Granola Mommy

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I’m only finishing my second month of pregnancy right now but I’m already thinking about things like breast-feeding (yes/no), cloth-diapering, and baby-wearing. I know that some of this stuff is a no-brainer to some of you but this post is mostly to help me figure out what I want to do and how I need to go about doing it.

Breast-feeding: I know some of you feel really passionate on this subject and can’t imagine why I wouldn’t breast-feed the sea monkey but there are a few issues for me.  I think the biggest issue at the moment is that some of my medications would be passed into the breast milk (I’m talking about the Effexor XR) and I don’t really want the sea monkey to have problems from that.  There’s also the issue of how I know the sea monkey is getting enough to eat but I think if I wanted to breast-feed, there would be someone at the clinic/hospital who could help me with that one.  I have talked to Dr. Awesome about it and her answer is that she’d support whatever decision I made and help me to work with said decision.

Cloth-diapering: Jon and I are most likely (99% sure) going to use cloth diapers.  The biggest reason is that we have to burn our trash here and we don’t really want all the disposable diaper trash piling up during the summer when we are forbidden to burn it.  I know that we’d have to do more laundry but that’s totally fine.  Right now, my only concern is what kind (i.e. brand) to get and how many to have on hand.  Kristen?  Laura?

Baby-wearing: This one is another thing I’m quite sure about doing.  I’m working on an Amazon.Com baby registry (or maybe even a registry page on this site if I end up needing things from multiple places) and a Moby wrap is already on the list.  I’m planning on doing this because it would allow me to have the sea monkey with me when I’m walking around the house or out and about.

Homebirthing: Not happening.  I can tell you that much.  We live in a parsonage and unfortunately don’t have enough privacy.  I’m also kind of wanting my doctor to be present.  I know a lot of people have done the homebirth thing and know great midwives but… it’s not an option for me.