oh right, 37 weeks...duh! i just read my homebirth manual too ... sheesh! :P only 84 more days until the due date according to haye's chart.
still..that's only 9 weeks away. yikes. i'm starting to think about gathering the materials we need for our homebirth. i'm very thankful that the midwives take care of mostly everything!!
in other exciting news, i am very grateful to all my friends and family and to the wonderful world of freecycle...the only thing that we have bought so far for the baby is a sleep sack and her "first outfit" ...actually, it isn't going to be her first outfit, but it's the only outfit we are buying new! i'll post a photo of her first outfit later, my friend gave me some hand me downs and omg they are fabulous. she gave me 4 garbage bags full (holy crow) and i sifted through them and kept 2 bags of favourites! oh, i guess i bought a maya ring sling but it was 5.99 at value village brand new :P
we also got a bumbo free on freecycle, a friend is sending us an infant insert for the ergo, my nana and poppa bought our 200$ carseat *yikes*, we have been given enough clothes to last this kid for a year (and all in the right seasons!), my sister and her husband gave us a crib mattress brand new and their crib which converts into a daybed -aka, a side-carred crib ;) - my sister in law sent us 12 bum genius and 6 fuzzi bunz, and a friend is giving us a bassinet for the living room and another friend gave us an exersaucer and a vibrating chair..i mean really, we are very lucky. VERY LUCKY. we're soooo broke right now, derek is only getting about 13 hours of work a week and we are both students so we are struggling to make ends meet every month. it's nice when people feel called to give and it matches our needs perfectly...so much of our list is gone...actually pretty much all the MUST HAVES we have. i'd like a diaper sprayer but that will come i'm sure before the baby is here. i'm also buying 8 fuzzi bunz off my friend for $40 so i think we'll pretty much have all the diapers we need...what do you guys think? for now anyways? we have tons of liners...the fuzzi bunz are all small and the bum genius should last a few months...hopefully we get a good tax return and i can purchase some charlie banana diapers in medium and large.
anyways, not trying to brag or anything so sorry if it came across like that, i just feel very blessed today :)
also: i just got this recipe from MDC in my pregnancy newsletter and these look so yummy!!! http://www.mothering.com/recipes/raw-seed-wafers
is anyone else sad that mothering isn't going to publish digitally or in print anymore and just have the website? :(