I'm still waiting to hear about my tests results for the glucose test. It's been a week and I've heard nothing. This is unusual. Generally they post the results within a few days online or you get a phone call. I've received neither. I'm hoping this just means that the staff or lab is behind or being lazy. Until I hear a definite I'm trying not to think about it too much....
I'm planning on trying a lot of new things with this baby. Many of which have come a long way since my last go round 5 years ago. Some of them being more "eco-friendly", hippy'ish" and others because I just want to try.
- For example: glass bottles... I've always wanted glass bottles. When I had Ethylwolfe, I couldn't find them. When I had Kennakat she wouldn't take to anything. And so with this one, I'm really hoping to give glass bottles a go. But then I wonder, how will I feel when the baby lobs it across the floor and it shatters into a million pieces? Will I be so determined to stick with my plastic free ways?
- Another example: washable diapers and wipes. I shuttered at the thought when I had E. "how gross" I thought. Then I had Kenna and it wasn't until I bought her potty seat that I discovered that they actually made cool looking washable diapers. Not those terrible historic things of the past that looked terrible and leaked. So I thought, if I have another baby, I'm gonna give it a go.... and now that the baby is coming, I have mixed emotions about my stand. Watching youtube videos on how to care for them with graphic images of pooh that I swear I could smell through the computer screen was enough to think 'screw the landfills, there's no way I'm washing one of those!" When I told the hubby my plan he said there is no way he would even change one of those, ever. (we'll see about that.) It all made me think more of what I wanted to accomplish -cheaper diaper bill, less waste, and I've now come to a compromise - washables at home, and disposable when we're out. Mainly because I really don't want to carry rank smelling diapers in my diaper bag :)
- Also I' want to use washable wipes while we're home. So I thought about that and my current attempts to get better at knitting and crocheting, so I set off to make tons of little square baby wipes (washcloths). I purchased some really soft 100% wool, machine washable yarn yesterday and so far I've got 4 made. I'm thinking 20 will do the trick. It's quite hilarious to see how I'm really not equipped or able to make things unison. My "squares" -especially the crocheted ones- are hardly that at all. I can't count my stitches worth anything. But this is good practice for me. perhaps by my 20th washcloth, I'll be much better....or perhaps I'll end up ordering them off etsy, or begging my friends that know how to knit and crochet better than myself....I know where you live people! _Ok back to my original train of thought... after I started putting time and effort into these yesterday, I concluded that I really didn't want baby poo on my pretty washcloths, so I have decided that I'll use disposable wipes for the messy jobs and my cute -sweat and tears- handmade lopsiloo wipes for the pee. They make wipe warmers for washable wipes, so that's on my 'have to have' list. It will keep them damp and warm and ready to go.
- Then there is the baby bedding issue. You see, I always wanted a cute bedding set for the crib, but before E was born, a friend went out of her way to buy me a used set from a second hand store, she was really proud of how cheap she found it for. I'm in no way against 2nd hand. But the bedding was not what I had in mind at all and well, I hated it. But I kept it, because well, it was a gift, it was thoughtful, and I'm cheap. I can't very well buy a replacement when I already have one. So for 2 babies, I kept the baby bedding that I hated and that was that. 7 years later, I still have that bedding that I hate, I am no longer friends with that person, and I say whatever to frugality, I'm getting the baby bedding that `I` want! I may actually have a theme *gasp*. So I fell in love with a certain set years before getting pregnant with this one and I said, if I ever have another, this is what I'm getting, occasionally I checked to see if it was still there. So guess what, while I was waiting to find out if I was having a girl, they sold out of it. I've been looking on craigslist and ebay but haven't had much success. Woe is me. So now I'm stuck between searching for that and pondering over the idea of vintage baby room to be shared with her sister. I'm thinking a nice vintage quilt and a granny stitch blanket. But things aren't cheap if you dont have a granny to inherit them from, so I'm thinking maybe I can make my own quilt. Forget the fact that I can hardly sew, I'll just dive head first into a nearly impossible task. So I'm still pondering over that and how exactly one goes about making a quilt in a very easy way, that doesn't look really cheap and ugly.... I'm still searching on pinterest and youtube tutorials :) But that idea would tie in nicely with the vintage theme that I already wanted to do for Kenna's room. Anyone got any vintage "stuff" they want to throw my way?? :)
When I went in for my ultrasound, the lady started in 4D. There were some really good poses from the baby, but she didn't snap the pictures soon enough to get them. She did get this one, and I think it actually turned out well, even though I hate how creepy they look, I really liked this one. I guess it helps that the baby is much bigger and more developed. Doesn't that look like a hand next to her?? And she looks just like her siblings (go figure, it's like they are related or something!!) When the lady (someone please tell me what they call the ultrasound person) did the measurements, she said she is almost 3 ibs already. She asked how big my daughter was when she was born and I told her 9ib 3oz. She said, 'well, it looks like this one might be even bigger! Currently she's in the 75th percentile for weight....." GREAT! Now I get to look forward to popping out another large baby!! :) But I'm glad she's growing and is nice and healthy -chunk and all :)
I'll be 28 weeks on Friday. I can't believe how much time has flown by already! In 12 weeks my world will be completely rocked! It's exciting and daunting at the same time! I feel like I'm expanding at an exponential rate, every day larger, every day I waddle more, every day I breathe a heavy sigh and chew on my Tums to keep this dreadful heartburn down.