Saturday, April 26, 2008


Sorry in advance for how choppy this is, but there is a lot going on right now at our house! Once I'm done grading papers I'll be a lot less stressed out. Tragic hero essays...argh! But, a lot has happened and I don't want to keep you in the dark.

Clio update: as of 4-25, when I went to M's Dr. appt., Clio's heartbeat is 148 and M is measuring at 30 cm, which the Dr. said is perfect. However, M found out a week ago that she has GD (gestational diabetes) and is now on a restricted diet. From reading I've done and advice from my Dad (an MD), GD shouldn't be a big deal as long as M follows her diet pretty well, but M might be induced to have Clio early if she starts becoming a big baby. No ultrasound at this appt. *pouting* But I loved hearing her heartbeat!

Breastfeeding update: I have now attended one meeting of BFing Addicts Anonymous, otherwise known as La Leche League (LLL). They are great! And, as a result, I am now the proud owner of a $350 Medela Lactina double electric pump (from ebay!) which I will endeavor to use every 3 hours, except I will NOT wake up in the middle of the night to pump. No way. I'll have enough of that when Clio is here! No milk yet, but I haven't been very aggressive with my manual Avent Isis pump up to this point, so I'm not surprised by that.

Cloth diapering update: I have acquired MANY cloth diapering items in the past couple of weeks (almost all from Here is a partial list:
36 cloth wipes
12 newborn prefolds
6 newborn covers
7 snappis (excessive, I know)
1 diaper wetbag and 1 wipe wetbag
1 NB AIO (all-in-one)
1 homemade fleece cover (made by me with a pattern found on DiaperSwappers)
and many prefolds, fitteds, pocket diapers, AIOs, covers, etc. in size small because she will probably be a big baby and be out of NB sizes fast!

OK, so I lied when I said I was going to do CD simply like Linda, with only prefolds and covers. DiaperSwappers is ADDICTIVE! I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. I'm loving getting all of the packages of cute little diapers in the mail all of the time.

*my school friends are throwing me a shower on May!
*my church friends are throwing me a shower at the end of May, and M is going to be a guest! That will be exciting.
*J and I will probably be vacationing in June to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (which is actually July 18th when we'll be in the middle of full-on sleep deprivation). We are considering Europe but may end up just going to Chicago. :)
*Only 20 more school days!


  1. Sounds like things are moving forward! GD is do-able, although it kind of sucks to have to do it. But so totally worth it to have a healthy baby!

  2. So excited that your shower is coming up this week!! You must be over the moon!!! Can't wait to hear all the details!


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