We have made it to 26 weeks !! I still cannot believe we are here. Only 14 more to go :). I can't say it's been an easy pregnancy, but, it is worth it. It's like so many say, each pregnancy is different, and , boy, this one sure is different than B's. Unfortunately, the sciatic nerve problems I had with B are rearing their head with this one too. But, despite those days when I want to cry because I am so uncomfortable and tired, it is sooo worth it. I wouldn't change anything to be able to have this little guy. I am so very thankful we have been blessed with him.
T and I have made the decision to cloth diaper the little guy. I did a lot of research on it and found so many positives. For us, the biggest positive is financial. By cloth diapering, we can save about $1500-2000 from birth to potty trained. Wow. That's a lot of money. B had some bad issues with diaper rashes at various points and CDing is reported to healthier in that respect for babies, too. Plus, cloth diapers are so damn cute !! It is NOT the pins and rubber pants of our parents and grandparents era. There are all in one (AIO) diapers which are just like disposables except you wash them instead of throwing them away.
FuzziBunz pocket diaper
|Flat diaper (courtesy of the cloth diaper whisperer)|
Some people think we are crazy for wanting to do it (I admit to thinking CDing was crazy when I had B), but, now that I have looked into it, it sounds like it is for us. Websites like diaperswappers.com and blogs like theclothdiaperwhisperer.com have been super helpul (check them out for great info on cloth diapering). I am excited. It will be a learning curve but I think T and I can do it. That is, unless I keep spending all our money on all this fabulous fluff !!