Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm only human on the inside

My first cloth wipe! The rediculously cute flannel fabric was 75% off at Hancock's Fabric making these wipes cost about 25 cents each. Double sided and stitched to not fray. Each one takes about 2 minutes to make (seriously). I am loving it!

He came a long way just to explain.

So things have been busy. Babymoon in Mexico was wonderful except that I was really too preggo to ever be that comfortable but having our friends Brandon and Jennifer join us was a wonderful treat. And Husband got to scuba duba his heart out and I got tons of reading done (most of the True Blood books , I confess) in the sun. A tan is a nice thing to have when you feel house sized.

We snorkled and saw a 5 foot long barracuda that almost sent me into labor. We snorkled and saw sharks. We snorkled to a starfish breeding ground and saw all the beautiful starfish. Soft and pliable on the sea floor, rock hard when you pick them up. It was pretty neat. We snorkled and did not see an octopus (pulpo) but that's okay because the first time I see my totem animal, I really want it to be as a diver, up close and personal, not from the surface.

So that was good. And we've unpacked even more. Got more things done on the house (fence, deck) and are trying to settle in. Now it's mostly all about baby. And naps. And eating snacks. You know, the good things.

So I'd like to use some of this space to talk a little about ideas Husband and I are committing to and throwing around for the bebe. You may have noticed new link button things on the side for Kelly's Closet (and I would love a button for Cotton Babies). We have committed to making our house a cloth diaper one. Not 100% in the beginning (meconium, yuck) but working towards that ASAP. Through wonderful sales that Kelly's Closet is always having, we've been able to create our original stock pile consisting of several different brands of CD's that I am extremely happy with pre-baby.

So much so that I even started sewing my own cloth wipes thanks to the youngest at heart and I am so happy with them! I will post a pic later. It may seem I am suddenly off the deep end but trust me, it's a habit I've been nursing since the day after I found out I was expecting.

Husband and I are blessed to be fairly economically stable, although I can already see the money savings by using cloth. We are very environmentally conscious, recycling everything humanly possible, composting, buying local, etc. In brushing up on my sewing skills I am even slowly convincing myself that I could probably sew baby clothes too. My mom sewed most of my clothes herself up to my entering the 7th grade. And I had some COOL clothes.

Here's another DIY wipe "recipe" if you're interested.  (Thanks Angela and Serena!)

So it's more about choice. I love that in this day and age being a crunchy mom is a choice, not something necessarily forced upon you. I would love it if all this long hair I'm growing will stay put after Felix is born and I can wear it long and beaded with my jeans and silky tunics. It's good to mix up the system's expectations every now and then, right?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Party over here

So we finally did it and that's why I've been so absent.

We finished the renovations (top to bottom) on a house that's almost 100 years old. We started about this time (early October) LAST YEAR.

We moved.

I'm so pregnant that I'm in my third trimester soon!

We are unpacked almost entirely.

We are going on vacation to Mexico THANK GOD.

My latest belly joke is that I can no longer sneak around corners. I still love being pregnant and Husband and I are in trouble because if it's always this relatively easy, I see 3 coming, bing, bang, boom.

My son already has so much personality. He LOVES him some Pastoral Symphony but has no reaction to Tony Allen's Black Voices (which is the best). He kicks me non-stop making me know he's going to be a go-getter. He loves to camp out right under/in my ribs because he's going to be snuggler. So, you know, I don't need to be able to move so much. Not for that.

And it's truly brought me and Husband closer than I could have ever imagined, in both the earthly spiritual way as there's nothing we wouldn't ever do for each other at this point, and the worldly realistic as hey! I can't see to shave everywhere anymore, my bad, but it still needs to be done, trust me.

You just do it for each other. And it's nice.

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