Everyone's Chatting Here!!
Wow. So much going on with everyone i can't keep it straight.
Lemme answer the questions posed.
BF -- heck yea!! I'm still nursing Gabriel who's 23 months. I am hoping to have him weaned by the time "peanut" is born. It'll be more parent led which is not the way I wanted to approach weaning this time but I don't feel that I am ready for tandeming. As for how long... I'd say at least 2 years.
As for CD-ing, I just started with G-boy 4 months ago. He had a terrible
rash after using the on sale brand of disposables. Alot my friends CD, so I call in every favor I could and scrounged up enough dipes and covers to let my baby's bottom heal. We did that for 4 days and even DH commented on how easy it was, so we bought our own stuff and have been at it ever since. And he commented that we have made our money back since the initial $175 investment. Since we use CPF's and covers Gabriel has a lot of room left before he'll outgrow the system we have now.
I have already picked up a fuzzi bunz, stacinator wool, 'crat, HB, Poochie wool, Nikky wool, 4 bumpy covers and 10 contour dipes (that I plan on making into fitteds with the addition of elastic around the legs and back of waist and some aplix at the waist) off of the TP and Ebay. I also have 3 proraps from my first attempt of CDing when G-boy was a NB. I have to get some infant CPF's to help round out my stash. I'm going to use Tushies or 7th Generation in the beginning as well until the mec. poop clears out.
Names -- Yep already picked them. The night we accepted this baby into our lives as well as hearts the names came easily. There was a couple of days where we were in limbo and didn't know what to do. So the turning point was September 11th, an especially hard day for us. It seemed fitting and healing that the meaning of that day will not be remebered for us as the day of the attacks but rather the day we accepted and started preparing for our fourth child.
The name for a boy... now if i tell you all you have to promise not to use the names!!... Liam Mychal. Liam in honor of Dh's brother and father, both are William. Mychal after Father Mychal Judge, the first victim (on the ground) of the attacks on 9/11, whom we knew.
And for the girl, which I say wistfully because I fully expect another BOY, is Hanorah Gayle. Hanorah after a great-great grandmother and Gayle for the reference to Gael, Gaelic root both DH and I share. She'd be called Nora.
Of course these are the names we chose 8 wks ago and both Dave and i have said to one another, "What do you think about the name "XYZ"?" We did make the provision if when the baby is born and clearly looks like "Therbert Manchester Xavier Ichabod" we have to go with that... Maybe we should be calling the baby "Bertie" vs "peanut" everyone seems to be so fond of. :LOL