February 23, 2012

Baby's First Fluff

Baby #3 got his/her first cloth diaper today- a newborn Kissa by Kissaluvs:

Actually, this is the first item Baby has gotten period, and I think its so cute! I got this off a diaper trading website. Yes, newborn diapers are available, and no, they really aren't that cheap! I am not weird about buying used diapers, and I am planning on newborn cloth diapering! They won't ALL be used by no means (I'm managing to snag some AWESOME deals). But, since they don't wear them for too long, and they are pricy, I'm only going to be able to get 10-12 of the diapers like the picture above (the easy, throw in the wash, no folding or stuffing required kind). The REST of my diapers will be prefolds, which you have to fold into a diaper shape and pin (gasp!) or use a Snappi, or you can fold them down into an insert and put inside a diaper cover. They are much more practical and cheap, but not as fun or easy or cute. When Baby grows out of the said newborn diapers, he or she will inherit Parker's one size diapers (but if it IS a girl, I will definietly be selling and trading the boyish ones for girl ones! I won't be able to resist.)

Diaper trading... what a new and weird world. I like it though. I just want everyone's diapers, and no one seems that interested in mine, haha! I traded another diaper recently, but the one I got in return seems to be more of a medium than a small, so I guess Parker can wear that one until it fits the next one. If this baby is a boy, then he is sure outta luck on getting much new goodies, besides newborn diapers. Parker has enough clothes from newborn-current to cloth triplets. I've barely given away a thing!

He or she will already inherit the kid's bassinet (which was actually my sister Lacey's bassinet, and I love handed down things!) He or she will also inherit the bouncy seat, the swing, the car seat, the stroller, the Moby Wrap, the sling, the Mei Tai, the Bumbo Seat, and the high chair, to name a few! This makes me VERY happy because so many of these items were gifts and get to go to good use again!

Update: 2/23/2012

I really need to get back to my bloggin' for better updates. I'm never going to remember anything. We have been up to ALOT. Besides finding out we were preggo with #3, we finally closed on our old house and moved into our new house. We have come SUCH a long way and the place is starting to look great. We still have a few things to do inside, and Shane has started working on the yard and property. We have plans for gardens and chickens in the back, as well as a new deck and a swingset for the kids.

Lily and Parker have been great. My brother Andrew was in town from California for a week, and they got to spend lots of time with their Uncle Andy. My dad was in town for a night and took us to Houston's, we helped my sister Elizabeth buy her new bed at Ikea (love Ikea!!) and move into her own apartment, we went and ate Top Spice for lunch, and we had a donut brunch and took Andy to the airport (a lot of this revolves around food!)

Here is our latest purchase from Ikea (Parker didn't realize this WASN'T his own personal stage):

Lily is on winter break this week. It started off ok- we went skating at Sparkles for her cousin Faith's birthday, trips to the park, got haircuts, Target, Good Will, to name a few. Monday night, Parker came down with a stomach bug, and then this morning around 4 am, Lily caught it. So please pray and cross fingers, toes, eyes, whatever that Shane and I do NOT get this. Shane is off tomorrow, and we really want to have a fun three day weekend. We are actually FINALLY going to the Atlanta Zoo for the first time on Sunday, since they have $5 tickets. So we must stay well!

Here is the cutest find ever at Good Will, a vintage Fisher Price clock:

Everything else is going great. I'm 14 weeks (whoo hoo for second trimester!) I'm still tired and queasy on occasion, and I have been getting headaches. But I am doing well-I have a belly going and everything (our Goodwill trip was actually a maternity clothes search!) I was going to write about the fluffy mail I got today, but I'm saving that for another post. Otherwise, this entry would be quite the rambling post!

February 6, 2012

Belly Picture-10 weeks

I am not a huge fan of pictures of myself, and I get SO big when I get pregnant, but I did take this picture 2 weeks ago (I just ate dinner and am bloated, but I DO have a bump ALREADY!)


Coming Soon: August 2012