Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Come Experience Cloth Diapering with Me!

I'm glad to be back.  With this, I have some great things coming up!  I have a review which I hope to get going on Monday.  Also, in the past few weeks, we have been experiencing with cloth diapering...again.  We tried it once before when my son was 6 months.  I liked it, but it just wasn't the right time.  We tried again and I think we are ready!  Well, I at least think that I am ready.  My husband, I can tell is still a little hesitant.  He is eager to make me happy though so we are giving it a go!

My first order was from Jillian's Drawers.  I ordered some fuzzi bunz fitted, a duo thirsties cover, and two bum genius one size pocket diapers.  Although I loved the fitteds when my son was smaller...I tend to like the one size bum genius better this time around.  We are going to be sending the fb back.  Today I placed an order for some more bum genius with a great discount at Kelly's Closet where you buy 5 and get 1 free.  I also ordered 2 Knickernappies to give those a try.

So far, for me the hardest part has been the poopy diapers.  I haven't quite mastered it yet, although I am getting used to the idea.  At the moment we don't have any liners or a diaper sprayer so unfortunately I have been using the dunk and swish method.  This time around I ordered some liners to make it easier.  Otherwise I am truly impressed with how easy and convenient cloth is.  I am also very excited because the new little one will eventually be able to fit into the one size diapers, which means extra savings!

I hope to post once a week about different aspects of cloth diapering.  So, if you are interested in learning more, we'll see you soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Under Construction**Stay Tuned

If you haven't blog has been "down".  I haven't been able to post in a week or two.  We have run into some technical difficulties with our computers around here...and being a stay at home mom I don't have the luxury of having another computer.  Everything seems to be up and running and I hope to be back in action this week!  I have a lot of stuff to catch up on!  If only I could get blogger to cooperate, I don't know what's going on with my page today.  I am hoping it's only a temporary problem! 

Can't wait to catch up with all of you soon!  I hope to have a great giveaway this week to celebrate my return!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

15 Weeks and Counting

How your baby's growing:

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

I can't believe he/she looks like an actual baby finally!  Although I have yet to see an ultrasound.  One was scheduled today though, so excited!  June 7th.  We can't wait to find out what this little baby is.  I had feelings of a girl, but everytime I go to type I want to write he.  Everyone knows that boys run in my husband's family, so part of me is just expecting a boy.  I do really want a little girl one day but a little brother for Little Man would be great for him!  Either way, we can't wait to find out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Stay at Home Thing

This stay at home thing is no joke sometimes.  Then again, I don't think it's ever a joke.  My husband has been out of town on business most of the week and will be gone all of next week.  I can't believe how much a half an hour of help at night actually helps.  I think a lot of it is that when my son wakes up at night I have someone that splits the duty.  We have an ongoing joke in this house that everyone needs "daddy" home to feel safe.  The thing is it's the truth!  Our dog, ever since he was a puppy has been a nervous mess everytime my husband isn't home.  It is almost like he thinks he needs to take care of everyone and can't relax.  Well, it's caught on, and now I feel exactly like that as well.  The difference is though is that I AM on duty when my husband isn't home at night.

Needless to say this momma is exhausted and craving a change of pace.  I have been a stay at home mom for 7 months straight now, and I am thinking about the future and when I will want to go back to work.  Not the best time to think about this when you have another on the way.  In the meantime I am seriously considering putting my 17 month old in some sort of nursery a few hours a few times a week.  I found this one program that we will be going to look at next week.  I am hoping to take on some work during these hours, per diem in law, to stay active in the field.  Do I feel like a failure of a mom?  Sure.  I actually sometimes feel like a failure as a person.  I couldn't manage the work full time mommy thing, and I am looking for a change after only 7 months of the stay at home mommy thing.  I am hoping to find a happy medium.

I'd love to hear your experiences!
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