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post #101 of 107
Ok, hopefully I didn't kill the thread for this week!

Just your weekly reminder about the spotlight thread if you have a moment to hop over there. There's just a few mamas left!!
post #102 of 107
Mommy2Austin: You seriously handwashed the diapers? . DH was exactly the same: never has washed a cloth diaper, it was totally up to me b/c it was my thing, I guess. He wouldn't hardly put one on DD. I really liked our FuzziBunz, but I didn't try anything else. I have the medium size and they fit her for ages and I'm planning to use them with the next baby, after the initial newborn phase. I'd like to say I'd handwash them if our washer broke, but... I just don't know how much I can handle yet with 2 kids. How do you do this? As soon as it's warmer out and we've adjusted a bit to everything, DD1 will have to start seriously potty training. She's 3 in May, but I haven't done much about this and am not planning to for a few months. I'm worried about being able to afford disposable diapers for 2 kids!
post #103 of 107
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I spent WAY too much money on my newborn diapers . Being a first timer I got all eager and over indulged. Especially since they won't last so long size wise. I got lots of brand new fitteds.

Well, I will tone it down for the next batch! I have been spending so much money on stuff lately I am freaking myself out a bit- but just feeling like- must have this and this and this. okay. Mostly we have been having house repairs done and got our new bed and then baby stuff. I know there is not too much I actually NEED for the baby but I went a little nuts. Not too bad- just- stuff. Anyway- got that big shopping thing out of my system, now I will tone it way down.
Other than that I am feeling really antisocial. I got invited the other day to a lovely gathering of women- some I know and some I don't- at a neighbor's house- really close, just down the road. And I didn't even go! I am like super private these days. Anyone else feeling that way in response to being very pregnant? I am just hanging out with dh mostly even though there are plenty of social things I could do.
post #104 of 107
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I have been spending so much money on stuff lately I am freaking myself out a bit- but just feeling like- must have this and this and this. okay. Mostly we have been having house repairs done and got our new bed and then baby stuff. I know there is not too much I actually NEED for the baby but I went a little nuts. Not too bad- just- stuff. Anyway- got that big shopping thing out of my system, now I will tone it way down.
Other than that I am feeling really antisocial. I got invited the other day to a lovely gathering of women- some I know and some I don't- at a neighbor's house- really close, just down the road. And I didn't even go! I am like super private these days. Anyone else feeling that way in response to being very pregnant? I am just hanging out with dh mostly even though there are plenty of social things I could do.
Totally the same for me on both counts! This month has been crazy for expenditures for us, actually last month I think was our lifetime record. We moved into an apartment which required two months rent as deposit, first months rent plus a steep agency fee. We also bought a second hand car without financing. Plus it was Christmas... You can imagine! This month we have finally started to buy baby stuff, and while I am always trying to look for the best prices on stuff (second hand, ebay, etc.) I am still a bit worried that it will never end, haha! Things will be better once my husband receives his first paycheck from the new company he started with.

Juan is going skiing tomorrow and it kinda makes me happy that I don't have any social activities to fulfill. Ever since I got pregnant I have lost my desire to hang out with people other than DH. I think he thinks I'm weird! Oh well. I'll be online looking at baby stuff we still need to buy .
post #105 of 107
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Originally Posted by biennourri View Post
Mommy2Austin: You seriously handwashed the diapers? . DH was exactly the same: never has washed a cloth diaper, it was totally up to me b/c it was my thing, I guess. He wouldn't hardly put one on DD. I really liked our FuzziBunz, but I didn't try anything else. I have the medium size and they fit her for ages and I'm planning to use them with the next baby, after the initial newborn phase. I'd like to say I'd handwash them if our washer broke, but... I just don't know how much I can handle yet with 2 kids. How do you do this? As soon as it's warmer out and we've adjusted a bit to everything, DD1 will have to start seriously potty training. She's 3 in May, but I haven't done much about this and am not planning to for a few months. I'm worried about being able to afford disposable diapers for 2 kids!
I was only washing for one at that time, but I was commited to making it work...and it did for a while. When my oldest started to potty train/learn I kept him in sposies and used cloth on my youngest. I still have yet to find a nighttime solution to hold up to my power pee-er so we use sposies at night.
post #106 of 107
I hear you on the money issues--we've ended up spending a lot of money on birth expenses, some baby items, home maintenance/repair, plus some unexpected and costly veterinary care for my dog. We're feeling pretty broke!

Haven't spent too much on diapers this time though, but I did get a couple dozen preemie prefolds for this baby--DD was about 6 1/2 lbs and gained slowly, so the newborn size prefolds dwarfed her for the first month or two! I figure that the preemie size will fit the baby for the first few weeks folded in 3rds and laid in a cover, and then afterwards will be really good as doublers or pocket diaper inserts. I got a couple more NB size/small covers and one nb size pocket diaper I think for this baby, too. And I knit two pairs of nb size longies, and will hopefully be able to knock out at least one soaker or so before baby comes. Now that I'm all prepared for another little baby, watch me end up having a 10 lber!

I've had a bit of a rough time the past few days, not sleeping/resting well and feeling sort of discombobulated and zonked out. Ended up having a bunch of contractions last night for a couple of hours, which happily eventually fizzled out, since I'm a couple of days short of 36 weeks and really the midwife wants me to get to 37 weeks for a homebirth, which I agree with. But I really, really, REALLY don't want to go to the hospital--so I want this kid to stay in for another week at least! I'm just not quite ready, at any rate, pragmatically or emotionally. Although I must admit that I'm getting to the point where not being pregnant is starting to look pretty good at least some of the time and I'm getting a bit more curious and impatient to see this baby, find out whether it's a girl or boy, see what it looks like, etc. Hard to believe that I'm getting so close, though!
post #107 of 107
100% of the expenses we've had so far have been food related. Wanted to have the suppliments, herbs, etc... to support the birth...wanted to freeze food. Wanted to keep the fridge full...of course those are just my issues from my previous birth where the house was empty and there was NO one to bring us any meals.

Anyways, I have some stuff...Wish I had more freezer space and room..but have some stuff, so feel better.
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