Here are some more things I'd like to find to be rid of some plastics in my house:
glass salad dressing bottle
metal fans (there are some nice vintage-style ones out there)
If my basement was dry enough, I'd love to get cedar boxes rather than plastic totes to store baby clothes in
I really need to go through Bubby's toys and throw out the broken ones. This'll also be good in preparation for Christmas and then his birthday. He has such a large family and friends who consider us family that he gets so much!
If hubby gets the new job he's looking at, we're going to get a new computer. I want a laptop. That'll eliminate a large amount of unsightly plastic around the house in the form of a monitor, keyboard and tower.
It's a sad day because it's painfully obvious that breast-feeding is no more (at best, reduced to what little watery milk I can squeeze out by hand). After 3 days of my daughter literally beating my chest with her little fists, pulling and fussing at me, having very few wet diapers and obviously dropping weight, I've given in to formula. I promise, I've tried every trick in the book to keep my milk supply up. It's not so much that I've given up on it, but my daughter has. She refused to nurse any longer. If you just looked into her eyes, they were sad, sunken and weary. I finally gave in and gave her formula. She sucked it right down with amazing enthusiasm and immediately returned to her normal self.
I'm sad because I was really looking forward to nursing her for 6 months to a year.
I'm still going to put her on to nurse every day, but if she refuses after a certain amount of time, I'm going to give her formula. It's not worth it to watch her failing to thrive simply because breast is best. I believe it with all my heart, but for some reason, I'm not able to now.
Formula is expensive. If you have unopened, unexpired cans (no soy-based, please) that you're not using, please consider sending them to me. I'm willing to pay for shipping. Just e-mail me at scottlass at juno dot com. Thanks!