Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cloth Diapers

I know that some of you may think we are crazy, but we have decided to try cloth diapers. Before you tell us how crazy we are, check out how cloth diapers have changed over the years. These things are amazing, cost effective and environmentally friendly!


Last night we embarked on an adventure known to some as Babies R Us! We walked in and sat down at the desk. We met with a very nice lady that gently talked us through the process and at the end of her instructions she said, "and the bathrooms are located in the back of the store." It was at that point that I thought..."What have we gotten into? Do you mean to tell me we're going to be here that long!" I wanted to ask where the snack bar was also!

We spent the next 2 hours laughing, arguing, and searching for things such as a bath tub safety sponge! We looked at breast pumps, nursing pads, and breast cream...WHAT, NOW I NEED A SPECIAL CREAM FOR MY BOOBS?! Let's just say that I looked like a deer caught in the headlights of a car! I realized, for the first time, that Joe and I have NO IDEA what we are in for.

Then here was Joe with "the gun." Anyone who has ever done this before probably could have told me to NEVER let the man have the scanning gun. There is something that happens to him the minute his hand wraps around that scanner. He wanted to scan everything in the store whether we needed it or not. He was a man possessed!

When we had had enough, we decided we need to go get something to eat. We get to the car feeling totally beaten up. I felt like I had just taken a final exam that I hadn't study for. You know the feeling, "What the h*ll are they talking about?" Then Joe and I said together, "I have no idea what we just registered for."

I am so thankful for online registers. I can now take time to look over everything and see what we missed, or what my dear husband had scanned without me knowing.

What a night, next on our tackle Target!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

week # 21

We are entering week #21! We are over half way there!

am I feeling the baby move or is it just gas?

Many people have told me that when I begin to feel the baby move it will feel much like gas. Well, for me, the single most gaseuos female on the face of the earth, that could be a problem. A few weeks ago Joe and I were hanging out at home and I said, "I think I am feeling the baby move, I wish you could feel it." Then, only moments later, I realized...along with Joe, that it was only gas!

Now a few weeks later I have learned the difference between the movement of our child and my farts. It is truly amazing to feel this little one inside me moving all over. What a miricle life is! I long to meet our baby, see it's face, hold it tight and kiss it from head to toe!