Monthly Archives: October 2009

Packing the bag…pt 1.

So we’re gathering items to put in the hospital bag. One of those items is diapers. As you may know, we’re planning on cloth diapers – with some husband friendly options thrown in for good measure. One that has peaked my curiosity is the gro-baby system. It’s a one size cloth diaper system which uses snap in cloth liners.

Now originally these ones were not going into ‘the bag’ because there was no alternative for my ‘easing gently into cloth’ husband. Enter the Bio Soaker. These are biodegradable, disposable soaker pads that fit into the Gro Baby Shell. Check it out…


The best part is, I’m gonna get some for free, so I’ll try them out and tell you how they go.

If you’re interesting in checking them out, here in Canada, I ordered the rest of my Gro-Baby diapers from Caterpillar Baby or you can order from the link above.

I’m still on the hunt for some of the things on the packing list I have…where do you get maternity pads…?

and husband and I agreed we wouldn’t pack it until he was all done his business travel.

Not long now.


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Who me?

Lovely Kate has given me this very cool award. (hoping I’ll post more often…)

There are some rules which I’m going to ignore. They are:

The Rules which I shall thwart forthwith:

1. You Can Only Use One Word! (HA!)
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

The Fun Part

1. Where is your cell phone? Right beside me.
2. Your hair? Straight as straight can be.
3. Your mother? Is in Tuscany.
4. Your father? Was my favourite person I’ve ever encountered. I miss him every day.
5. Your favorite food? Movie popcorn with butter.
6. Your dream last night? Was weird.
7. Your favorite drink? mmm. currently lemonade. Generally good red wine (at least for the first glass).
8. Your dream/goal? My dream is to visit Antarctica. My goal is to try and be the better person in bad situations – so far, I’m a long way from both.
9. What room are you in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? I’ve become a champion napper. I also like to take pictures.
11. Your fear? Losing people I love.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Still in size 10 jeans.
13. Where were you last night? Home.
14. Something that you aren’t? Organized.
15. Muffins? Blueberry please.
16. Wish list item? Healthy Bubble
17. Where did you grow up? Espanola.
18. Last thing you did? Said goodbye to the husband who’s heading off for bidness.
19. What are you wearing? Jeans. Hoodie. The regular uniform.
20. Your TV? Loves me back.
21. Your pets? One is good. One pees on the floor. grrr.
22. Friends? Fabulous.
23. Your life? Exciting. At least right now. No idea what to expect.
24. Your mood? Sleepy.
25. Missing someone? Always.
26. Vehicle? Rocky – my Kia Sportage. He’s my special guy…until my new special guy arrives.
27. Something you’re not wearing? A bra you could buy in a normal sized store. Sigh.
28. Your favorite store? Apple.
29. Your favorite color? Today? Pink.
30. When was the last time you laughed? At brunch today when husband fell over in his chair trying to pick something up for someone.
31. Last time you cried? Friday night watching tv. Don’t remember why now…
32. Your best friend(s)? Is super busy right now. Boo.
33. One place that I go to over and over? The bakery on the corner for freshly made chocolate croissants.
34. One person who emails me regularly? My ivf cycle buddy – who just got a bfp last week on IVF #2 after getting a bfn when we cycled at the same time.
35. Favorite place to eat? …my couch?

Alright. Now I only need to find my six blogs to pass along to…

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Decisions, decisions

There are many decisions to be made while waiting for Baby and in our wait for Bubble there has been no exception.

Today’s googlefest? What detergent to use on cloth diapers? Uh – yeah. Because after you made the decision to go cloth – with some g-diapers thrown in for good measure – you need to prep the new diapers (from all 4 of the diaper systems you’re trying out) by washing them (or their inserts depending on the system) 6-10 (again, depending on the system) times.

Now from what I gather, the bamboo and cotton can be prepped together, but the hemp has to be done separately. And, according to the google, the wrong detergent can set you up for failure. Stinky, leaky failure.

Now of course, the one my local store recommends gets 5 stars on some sites and only one on others. huh. Now what the fuck am i supposed to do? go for it? Order a different one online?

And if I can’t seem to pick a detergent that’s in Bubble’s best interest, how the hell am I supposed to make the , I don’t know, million? decisions that will see him safely through to adulthood?


I have, on a brighter note, picked paint colours for his room. No second guessing those as the first coat is already done. Looks great so far. Washed the bedding too so I can see how it all looks together tomorrow night after it’s finished.

I used the afore mentioned detergent I had originally bought for the diapers.


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The 3rd Try-mester

What going so great. I was so excited. Feeling better. Stoked!

Then he started to grow. And grow. And he’s heavy. And he kicks pretty hard. Which kind of hurts.  Which I didn’t expect. Oh – and peeing in the middle of the night? ug. What a drag!

And then right after I get over how my ligaments are pulling and my tummy is itching and my chest is e-normous I am overcome with the magic of it all – and how lucky I feel to have the chance to be here in my 3rd trimester. And how I’ll likely never be here again. And as much as I want him to come out pronto I also want to be here just a little longer.

It’s such a strange place to be.


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