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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Half-baked babies and thoughts

I'm halfway there. Today I am 20 weeks. I don't have any new stretchmarks . . . that I know of. I can still kind of see my feet. My nose looks swollen-- but I've accepted it and stopped judging it. Strangers are starting to pat my belly and say things like, "Soon! Soon!" and "How much longer?" I have an appointment with my OB on Thursday. I'm not sure if he'll be my OB for the rest of the pregnancy. It will depend on where we actually get a house. I was going to take a picture and download it of my twinned-prego profile, and then I remembered that I am blogging on dial-up. I'll be lucky to post this tonight. The benefit of dial-up is I can teach a whole subject to my homeschooled Pookie between page loads.

I've been thinking a lot about cloth diapering while languishing here in the TLF. I've also been reading the book "The Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacyczyn. I'm still wondering how I got to this point in my life before finally reading it. It's an easy read and most libraries carry it.

Cloth diapering, if you do your own laundering whether at home or at a laundromat, is cheaper than disposables. It doesn't take much longer. A couple of good resources for you to read about cloth diapering that are already online are on http://www.comfybummy.com/ and http://www.stretcher.com/. Watch out though if you click on the dollar stretcher site, it's very addictive and you might find three days have passed since you left your PC. One day, when I have a home, and my stuff is all set up (like my computer), I will actually post my cloth diapering post. But my short opinion is, it's cheaper (though does require a couple hundred dollar initial investment), it's better for the environment, it's not really that much more work than disposables, and a cloth diapered bum is so adorable in it's chubbiness.

9 comments:

Kelsie Maher said...

Haha... My favorite part is that you have accepted the nose and more importantly stopped judging it!!! LOL. That had me laughing a lot!!!

SO said...

I hope you guys find a house soon! I want pictures since I didn't get to see you when you were here.

DangitAnge said...

I used cloth on one of mine and the thing that really sold me? The fact that they didn't leak! There were no 'poop up the back to her shoulderblades' accidents at ALL! That rocks! :)

JoMamma said...

1/2 way there :) Good luck with your OB apt. I hope you like the doctor.

Nay said...

Still in TLF? I remember thoes day. I hope you find something soon. Its a good feeling to have you own place. You're so good to be blogging and going on as normal while in transition!

Piglet de' Erin said...

20 weeks! when will we know what they are? cloth diapering...to much work for my lazy but.

The Schooley's said...

Happy half way mark!! Yeahoo! So jealous of you not having any stretch marks. Want some of mine??

A. said...

It's Thursday! it's Thursday! Did you get an ultrasound? I'm hoping for a new post today with lots of goody info for us readers. :)

Raising Olives said...

Your initial investment can be much, less than hundreds of dollars for cloth diapers. We spent less than a hundred and have used that stash to diaper 2 babies and they still have lots of life left!!

We cloth diapered our first 3 babies for closer to $50 initial investment, but that was 12 years ago.

Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound.

Blessings,
Kimberly

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