Modern Cloth Nappies. Three simple words that can strike fear into the heart of a new mum. I have, for lots of different reasons, used disposables on all my other babies. But this time, I’m determined to give cloth nappies a good go. The thought of all those disposable nappies sitting in land-fill for 500 years haunts me!
So while I was away at the Sunshine Coast last week I found an awesome baby shop with a very helpful owner who was more than happy to talk me through the basics of cloth nappies – this is key. You see, you can’t just walk in and buy some nappies. Oh no. There are options, there are different styles, types, absorbency levels, inter-changeability and not to mention sizes. AIO’s? OSFM? Using cloth nappies these days almost requires a university degree! Thankfully I was able to pick out what I think will suit us and left that shop with a big bag of nappies that are so stink’n cute.
Now I just need to set aside a half-day so I can show Matt how to use them. He’s a bit dubious that we’re ready for cloth. I’m determined to prove him wrong!
I’ve had lots of Braxton Hicks contractions lately, particularly at night, right when I’d like to go to sleep my uterus decides it’s a great time to start practicing for the big day. Go figure. These contractions are slightly painful though, which makes me wonder if this baby will be here sooner rather than later.
The downstairs freezer is slowly filling with all manner of yumminess – so far I’ve got lasagnes, curries, beef stroganoff, muffins, and hot cross buns. Actually I’ve got 3 dozen hot cross buns due to the fact that I LOVE THEM and they were so easy to bake that I just kept on baking them. Don’t worry. It doesn’t have to make sense. I’m pregnant.
I seem to have found a reserve of energy the past few days, as I’ve been up and out of bed by 6am. It’s been nice being able to enjoy a cuppa before the kiddies wake up, and one morning I even managed to bake 2 dozen cupcakes for a school class party. Mind you I was in bed again by 9:30am! I remember this energy that comes in short bursts and then disappears again.
With my due date looming I’m slowly gathering things for my labour and hospital bags. The capsule is in the car, the bassinette’s made with fresh clean sheets, the breast pump is washed and ready.
Come on baby!
Monday, Apr 15, 2013