Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Newborn Cloth Diaper Stash Thus Far

As Most of you know We are expecting our Little Baby Girl to arrive this October. (Hopefully not any sooner) Well as soon as I found out that we were expecting Baby #3 I started to think about what I would need in order to Cloth Diaper her from the start. I Started Cloth Diapering Lil Worm when he was 3 Months old. I started mostly with Bum Genius one size that a good Friend of mine gave me as a welcome gift for Lil worm. I Currently have Lots of One size Pocket Diapers and Baby Girl will be able to share them with her Brother as soon as they start to fit . (witch is normally around 10 lbs) Of Coarse I will need to buy fer some Girly Print Pockets of her very own,but I can add that to my stash little by little. I decided to go mostly with Prefolds and Covers for the Newborn stage. I Purchased my Un Bleached Prefolds from Cotton Babies. A wile ago they were on sale and I got a Dozen Preemie Prefolds for $0.60 each. I also Bought a Dozen infant size Prefolds for $1.20 each. I Purchased 3 Bummies Super Brites in the Newborn size in Green,Yellow and PINK:) I Purchased a Bummis Super Whisper wrap in the Flowers Print. I purchased 2 Cutey Baby all in 2 diapers from a Local Diaper shop near my house. I could not pass up how cute they were. Also I purchased a WAHM Diaper Cover in pink with Ruffles on the Back from the same shop. I Purchased a Pale Pink Newborn Diaper Cover from a Shop on Etsy called Swaddle In Cloth. It looks to be made real well. Lastly I purchased a Lavender Wool Shorties from the Etsy shop called Bunny Tails cloth Diapers by the Cloth Diaper mommy. These are Super Tiny and are so cute. They are sized Preemie /Newborn and I think will fit great when she 1st comes home. Also I have Purchased a Pink and Purple Snappi,but I forgot to get a Picture of them. I am contemplating getting a couple Rumparooz Lil Joeys because they are so stinkin cute, but I have heard mixed reviews on them so I have not ordered any yet. Tell me is there anything you would recommend I add to my Newborn stash?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Seconds sale:)

The Natural Baby Company is having a Huge Seconds Sale ...They Just posted the Seconds at 10 A.M. mst. I picked up 2 Grow Baby Shell Sets for 10 dollars each. I thought I would let people know about this great deal...Happy Fluff Shopping:)

Friday, July 23, 2010

28 Weeks & Contractions

Well I have been in a Better mood lately. Thank you to everyone for your Understanding and Well Wishes. I had my Husband take a picture of me 3 Days ago. Wow I look Huge even in black...LOL... I went out to Dinner with My Cousin in law. We went to the Olive Garden. Yum yum Yum!

On Tuesday Morning I woke up and the shorts that I wore to bed were pretty Damp.(warning this will contain alot of information) I thought maybe my water was leaking. I put on a Pantyliner and went about my day. I took my Older son to Summer Camp and Lil Worm and I went to Target and Babies R Us to run errands. About a Hour and a half after I first put on that Pantyliner I went to the Bathroom. The Liner was completely wet. I started to get concerned, but continued with my errands (after all I am a Busy Mom) and then picked up Monkey Boy from Summer Camp. I headed home and made everyone Lunch. On the way Home in the car I started to feel contractions. I put Lil Worm in his Crib for a nap and decided to text my Husband at Work. I told him I felt like I was leaking Something and I was starting to have Contractions. I told him I felt like I should probably call the DR. However I did not want to make a mountain out of a molehill so I wanted his opinion. He told me to call. I called and they told me to go the the emergency room. I was very nervous and the Contractions were getting much worse. The Nurse was great and she tested me with the paper to see if my water was leaking. I cannot remember the name of the paper ,but if you are leaking amniotic Fluid the paper will turn blue. The paper remained the normal color,however when she ran the paper on my Pantyliner it did turn Blue. I am 28 weeks with my 3rd Baby and my 2ND Baby was born at 36 weeks. I went into early Labor with him and they could not stop it. His Lungs were not developed and it was very scary at Even 36 weeks. I do not want to go into Labor at 28 weeks. They sent me down to have a Ultrasound to see how much Fluid the Baby Had. The Baby had plenty of Fluid,but everyone was wondering what was I leaking and why was I still having strong contractions about every 3to 4 min. My Dr came to the Hospital and did a internal exam to see if I had a small tear or something. I did not. Thank Goodness!! It turns out that I have a Bacteria Infection witch can cause the uterine wall to contract. I just got over a Bladder Infection and that left everything venerable to get other infections. In the Hospital they gave me Procardia to stop the Contractions witch made my Heart race and feel like it was coming out of my chest. I stayed overnight to be Monitored and went home with a prescription antibiotic . I was told to stop teaching Dance. I asked him If I could pick up my 1 year old and walk up and down stairs. He told me yes I can,but I need to go home and be extremely Lazy Just the Bare Minimum to get buy. So have any of you experienced something like this ? Did you Deliver Early? Did the infection come back after the antibiotics? Would love to read some similar situations.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Depression During Pregnancy

I had postpartum depression with my first son. It was a awful experience that still saddens me to this day. I wish I could have enjoyed those first few weeks of my sons life,but instead felt a sensation of uncontrollable anxiety and sadness. I soon went on medication and stayed on it for over a year. I was nervous about getting Depression again when pregnant with my second son. I was well prepared to watch and look at myself often to try to catch 1st signs of it creeping into my life. I knew that I would want to get on medication right away, because the lows of the depression are so low that I never want to experience that again. I never had postpartum depression with my second Son. It never happened. Maybe it is because I breastfeed him exclusively till he was 6 Months old? (they say it produces good hormones in your brain) I never had to take medication or have the sadness enter my life. I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with Baby #3. The Ultrasound said that this Baby is a Little Girl and I have always wanted a Little Girl so I am excited about that. However I have been battling some depression during Pregnancy this time around. It makes me nervous that it could turn into something else. I feel like I should be over the moon Happy right now ,but I am not. I have lost interest in many things. I Normally love to scrapbook and I have no desire to do that. I normally Love Blogging ,but have no desire to Blog about my life. I also take lots of pictures of my children ,and I have not had the desire to break out the camera. This poor Baby only has like 1 Belly Picture. I have no desire to try to get together with my friends and plan something to do. I am kinda just living. I am exhausted most of the day ,but when bedtime rolls around I am wide awake. I am hoping that this passes. I have never dealt with Depression During Pregnancy before. I am taking care of myself and just trying to get through this one day at a time. I will talk to someone if it gets worse. Right now I am hoping that all the Hormones in my body will level out and I will feel better in a week or so and that this is just a bad Funk. I almost do not even want to blog about this....maybe part of me is a little embarrassed letting people know about my life, but this is is what is going on with me in my life right now .

Monday, July 5, 2010

4 th of July Weekend

Wow what a Busy weekend we have had. On Friday I took the kids to a parade. It was Monkey Boy's First Parade ever that he could remember. He had such a great time picking up candy on the streets and watching the Clowns and dogs walk in the Parade. My Girlfriends Daughter was in the Parade with her Brownie Troop so it was fun to see her throwing candy and waving to Monkey Boy. Then On Saturday we had a BBQ with the entire Family at my In-Laws House. The food was delish. They have a Huge inflatable Water Slide that they bought a few years back and set it up every year at their 4Th of July Party. Both the Boys had so much fun playing with their cousins in the water. I on the other had am exhausted. Being 7 Months Pregnant and chasing after a one year old in the water did this Mommy in. My Husband and I drove separately so I could leave with the Baby early and get him in bed as close to his bedtime as possible. Yesterday we went to the pool that my In-Laws belong to let the kids swim. We had a great time at the pool and then went to another BBQ at our Cousins house. It's so awesome to be invited to do so many fun activities,yet so hard to keep up with everything when you are pregnant. I am a little aggravated with myself because I took no pictures:( I was so Busy chasing after a one year old I totally forgot up until I wrote this post that i have no Pictures to go with the 4Th. That being said I think it's O.K. because we were living in the moment and everyone had a Blast:)