Category Archives: Pregnancy

Happy April 1st

Well, Rex’s “due date” is here. Not knowing how we would feel today we went first thing to see him and enjoyed the sound of the pinwheels in the wind so much I thought I would share.

(All of a sudden I can’t get the video to load but a still shot will. Lame!)

We are thinking we will put a bench out there to be able to sit and visit. It is beautiful there, very windy all the time but beautiful views of open sky and land.
That’s all for now. Thank you for thinking of us today, another milestone in this new path of life for our family.

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Less Than a Month To Go…Prep-time

I am feeling pretty prepared, knock on wood.

My body feels okay, nothing major happening just a few contractions here and there usually after using my stomach muscles for something. Like sneezing.

I have a nice fat stack of prefold diapers, waiting on almost 20 all-in-ones to come in the mail.
I have made some wool soakers, received the lanolin yesterday to lanolize them but I am waiting on the hook & loop closure in multiple colors and the size tags to get here.I still need to make at least 6 more I think, trying out different patterns until I know which ones I am going to use the most after I try them on baby. Then I will make more of them.
I am going to get a bunch of microfleece liners cut out as soon as I decide which fleece blanket I am going to upcycle…that may actually require a trip to the thrift store, not sure there is a blanket I can get away with cutting up and not causing someone to have a heartattack over here at home.
I bought the replacement parts for the bad-ass Medela Pump In Style Advanced double breast pump Ali was generous enough to send me. That I am super excited about! If I have to go back to work I will be well prepared.
The only things I notice I don’t have enough of are burp cloths and sleepers. Burp cloths I can sew using a vintage sheet and used flannel receiving blankets that have seen their time. More absorbent that way. The sleepers I am going to have to break down and buy. They are one thing I am having a nearly impossible time finding at thrift stores.

So all in all I am feeling pretty good with a month to go.

The biggest thing left is getting the Mercedes title/registration all straightened out so I can actually have a car that fits us all. California DMV isn’t exactly doing much to help me along and at this point it’s in their hands. Phone calls aren’t making much of a difference and I am not getting answers. I guess it’s going to take me being persistent until I get that one helpful DMV employee on the phone that is willing to dig a little to find out what is going on.

There you have it, the rundown.