Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cloth diapers

We have decided that we want to use cloth diapers for baby. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but mainly we feel like it's the best use of our resources (ends up being cheaper for a year of cloth diapers washed at home than a year of disposables) and is the most responsible (cuts down on waste). The initial decision was fairly easy, however deciding which diapers to go with has been quite the ordeal. I'm still not positive which diapers we are going to end up using, though I think we've narrowed it down significantly. Whew. I've added some all-in-ones to our Amazon.com registry. These will be good for traveling (short or long distances). The others that we're trying to decide between are Imse Vimse contour diapers or MotherEase one-size diapers. Both would need diaper wraps/covers as well, but those don't have to be washed every time a diaper is changed like the all-in-ones do. Our final consideration is cost. We have a good chunk of funds stored away for cloth diapers, but still fall short of what we need to have enough to go cloth-only. I'm not really sure what the point of my rambling is...except that your prayers for my sanity while trying to decide what diapers to go with would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you feel so inclined to donate to our cloth diaper fund, Baby's bum would be appreciative. :)

Till next time...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bottom's Up!!!

No, I'm not talking about a delicious pint of beer...I'm talking about Baby!!! She decided that it was time to quit fooling around and get into ready-to-be-born position. So we now have ruled out the last reason (that we know of) for a scheduled C-section. Can I get a witness!??! Seriously, though, we are relieved and very thankful that she is no longer breech. This means that all of the hard work we put into childbirth class can actually be put to good use. It also means that she can come when she wants to and not have a planned birthday. I like that.

We are busy washing tiny clothes and bit by bit getting the nursery ready. The crib is put together (though it still needs a mattress), the carseat is out and ready to install, and I've even thought more than fleetingly about packing a go-to-the-hospital bag. It's hard to believe, but her due date is only five weeks away! That seems like so little time to get everything done! And yet, we are both impatient to meet this wiggly, spirited, and precious little girl of ours. I can't even begin to imagine what it will be like to look in her tiny face for the first time and know that no matter how much I love her now it will only multiply a million times over in the years to come.

Joshua is keeping himself more than busy by trying to get schoolwork done in the midst of all of his photography stuff (and all of the baby related chores I keep asking him to do). But he's a trooper. He'll get everything done by the time it has to be done--even if it's just under the wire.

Cheers, for now!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bumper Stickers

So today, as I am sometimes want to do, I thought up one of my inappropriate bumper stickers that I could never put on a car, but I would really like to.

I saw a student a fellow student driving on campus, which prompted me to come up with this:

Do you think its too much?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Less Artsy...More Belly...

Joshua took this during our "artsy" belly photo shoot yesterday, but I did all of the editing. Yes, I am a photo rock star in training. :)
(still 33 weeks, in case you were wondering)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Week 33

This is a bit of a creative shot, but it also counts as a "Belly Update" photo. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Creep Thus Disabled