Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A little addiction

I realized today that I have a slight cloth diaper addiction.  It was not until I took a picture of my diapers for this blog that I realized that I might have an addiction to cloth diapers.  I have recently made several purchases from Kelly's Closet. They are amazing!  They offer coupons weekly for free one-size diapers.  Which has helped feed my addiction and multiply my stash.  

Here are a few pictures of my recent purchases.

These two grovia AIO I received free with my purchase.

Grovia AIO newborn, 2 lil joeys AIO newborn, 2 Kissaluvs AIO newborn, 2 FuzziBunz Pocket newborn, 3 Bum Genius AIO newborn. 

6 Bum Genius One-size, 1 FuzziBunz pocket one-size(free diaper),  2 swaddlebee AIO newborn, 2 lil joey newborn AIO

Bum Genius is currently offering a deal that is available at Kelly's Closet.  If you buy 5 diapers you get one free.  Click here for the Bum Genius deal.  

So, after all of those purchases, here are pictures of my current stash.  

 Newborn diapers:
 3 bum genius, 2 fuzzibunz, 2 swaddlebees, 4 lil joeys, 1 grovia, 2 kissaluvs, 1 perfectbum, 1 happy flute, and 2 WAHM.  

One Size:

11 happy flute, 2 grovia, 1 coolababy, 4 Kawaii, 1 perfectbum, 20 sunbaby, 6 bum genius, 1 fuzzibunz.   Not pictured 2 happy flute.  

The happy flute diapers are a Chinese diaper that I ordered on e-bay.  They go for about $4 each.  They are awesome!   

I cannot wait for Baby girl to arrive and try out these newborn diapers!   

26 weeks!!

We made it to 26 weeks!  I had another appointment with the midwife today.  Weight and blood pressure both were great.  My uterus is measuring a bit larger (28 weeks) but I believe it is because of so many pregnancies (1 full term, 1-8 week, 1-16 week with twins, and my current).  Despite my growing size, my pre-pregnancy pants are too big and need a belt to keep them up.

Here is a belly picture from 24 weeks.  

Charlotte tends to like hanging out on my left side, so my belly is always lopsided.  

I have another appointment in two weeks and I will be doing the glucose test.  Yuck.  Stay tuned! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Baby update

Sorry for my absence.  We took a trip to visit family in Maryland and Delaware.  It was great to get away and really good to see family and friends.  Before our trip I had my first midwife appointment, on the 20th.  Owen got to come with me.  It was the first time that he was able to hear the baby's heart beat.  The midwife even put the doppler on him so he could hear his.  Baby Charlotte's heart beat was 147 bpm.   So far so good.

I also was able to ask the midwife some questions about her practice and her labor/delivery practices.  I took a tour of the hospital that I will be delivering at and all of the nurses are trained in natural childbirth and will not push drugs or medical interception if there is not an absolute medical necessity.  Which is a huge relief.  My best friend will be acting as my doula for the birth and she is also going to attend the birthing classes since they are in the middle of the week and DH will be out of town.   The next thing I have been debating is whether or not to have a photographer at the birth.  A friend who did my wedding photography as well as some Christmas pictures volunteered to do the birth photography.  I do not know her super well and we are not very close.  Not sure how comfortable I feel about her being there through the birth.  However, I really really regret not having someone to take pictures of labor/delivery of Owen.  I am debating having a photographer there or just handing my best friend the camera, but if/when I need her support she wont be able to take pictures.  hmm...

Anyhow, my next check up is on the 17th.  Watch for a "bump" picture to follow soon.