bmcneal, I'm not sure why you think that way! I was initially really interested in doing it because I thought it would be SO fun... We just bought a new car and I'm starting to stress over money! I might hop on over there and sign up anyway. Beads can't be that freakin' expensive. lol!
I'm just going to take a minute to vent because there's really nowhere else that I can do this. I apologize in advance.
I live in Southwest Virginia where everyone thinks that things have to be done just like everyone else is doing it. Talking about keeping your son intact rather than circumcising him turns into a huge deal, because everyone is convinced that there are so many "health benefits" to circumcision. If you mention cloth diapering, you better be ready to hear 3,000 reasons on why it is "nasty" or "not convenient enough." Small minded people.
Anyway, I'm sick of hearing the same things every time I tell someone that I will be cloth diapering my son. People clearly think that they know everything and that they will always be right and I will always be wrong. I'm SO sick of hearing people say "That won't last! You'll be buying Pamper's in two weeks!" or "That's nasty! You're going to wash poopy diapers in the same washing machine as your clothes?!" and even the occasional "You're going to seriously ring out a wet diaper with your HANDS?!" I'm doing my bank account and the earth a huge favor, so please take your negativity elsewhere.
Maybe I'm just REALLY crabby because I can't sleep at all... sleep at 27 weeks is a fairy tale. I can never be comfortable and this baby does NOT appreciate me laying on either side. He kicks SO hard and it's really becoming an uncomfortable sensation.
I had to go to the doctor yesterday to have a urine sample taken. I have been having a little bit of dull pain in my left kidney the last few days and was worried that I may have an infection, even though I didn't notice any other symptoms. Luckily, my doctor assured me that my urine was clear BUT the kidney pain was most likely caused by positioning of baby. He likely "has a knee jabbed into that area and it will only get worse." Great.
I'm going to apologize again because I really sound like a big fat whiny baby and I'm a little bit ashamed of myself for being this way. I'm surprised I'm even posting it! lAsol
As annoying as it is to hear people giving you their opinion, know that you might make a difference for a family! People are often scared/opposed to ideas they aren't familiar with or don't understand, but after hearing your opinion, they might just go do more research and make a change. You never know how you might influence someone for the better :-) I'm amused that people find their baby's poop so "nasty." I mean, it's bound to get on you at some point, and it's easy as can be to just wash your hands! I used sposies with DD and am determined to use cloth this time. I haven't bought any yet, and don't know which ones to use. I need some serious help! Can you share what you've figured out so far?
I hear you on the lack of sleep. I was sleeping beautifully until about a week ago. Now I'm feeling large and baby is laying on nerves at night. My dreams are also SO weird, they wake me up when other things don't. It's rough, but I guess I keep thinking, this is nothing compared to how tired I'll be after he's born! I hope your kidney heals quickly!