There's only a month left until this baby is due! Hooray!
In honor of that, we're having a baby post today.
Ben and I had a shower on Friday night for the baby. I again don't have any pictures, but it was a lot of fun. We got several things that we need (or think we need) and had a wonderful dinner. It was fun to have both guys and girls at the party...it's interesting to see how both sides think.
Ben and I are probably going to go with a cloth diaper service. In case you wanted to see the breakdown, I included a picture of the spreadsheet and some of my assumptions below. Beware though: I only spent about 30 minutes getting some of the numbers so they might not be completely accurate.
*disposable diapers were assumed to be $0.25 per piece
*the diaper service gives free diapers if the child isn't potty trained by 2.5 years.
*transportation impact was not included in environmental impact
*initial cloth diaper cost was estimated based on some Amazon numbers...but still an estimate
I did my first load of baby laundry today. Aww. Probably the first of a million loads though.
I also packed for the hospital. (Which is one reason I did some baby laundry.) The problem is that I need a lot of the stuff yet. I only have so many pants that I fit into. And I still am using the electronics and toiletries. So by the bag there will be list of last minute things to stick in.
I'd like to complain that only half the maternity clothes still fit. It is a little annoying to put on a shirt that covered my belly fine last week only to have an inch of skin show this week. (Although I'll admit, some of this has to do with which pants I'm wearing.) However, it made it easier to pack shirts for the hospital.
(ok, ok, it isn't a maternity shirt. But it still seemed to fit well in the section.)
We also decided to purchase a glider on-line without having tried it out. This is a little nerve racking, as most of the gliders that we sat in where too short to rest our heads against. But the reviews for this say that tall people can rest their heads against this one. And this way it is in the budget to get a footstool too.
I visited a day care near where I work this past week. It's gotten very high recommendations from some of the people I work with and it is Christian-based, so unless I saw something that really scared me I was planning on using them. Everything seemed fine. And it is about five minutes from work so I'm planning on going over there to nurse at lunch. (At least, that is the plan.) I'm hoping that will take away some of the angst I might have about leaving him.
Nine month picture
Since there are so many other pictures in this post, I thought I'd add one more of how I'm looking today.