Monday, November 4, 2013

Updates!



It's been way too long since I've written a blog post. The first trimester of this pregnancy really kicked my butt. I had absolutely no energy, was always nauseous and just wanted to sit around and do nothing. I had no motivation to write any kind of blog post. So now that I'm finally getting back to as normal as I can, I'm going to just update a bit then hopefully will find some time (the end of the year is always really busy for us) to post more often.

First and foremost lets talk fluffy talk! I recently won a GroVia AIO in their new print, Drift. The print is absolutely adorable and I'm totally in love. I want to also get it in the shell so I can use it over again. That's the only down side to having it in the AIO, once it's used once, that's it. However, I haven't been able to try their AIO since buying diapers is not in our budget right now, so I decided to give it a go. I'll be writing up a review so you can read my thoughts, likes, dislikes and decide if it's something you're interested in trying. We have also (slowly) been getting some newborn diapers here and there for our baby due in April. We haven't gotten much since we don't know what we're having. I won a cover and three prefolds from Change-Diapers.com Facebook page, which was the first to start off my newborn diaper stash. I had actually won it before we announced we were pregnant, so I had to keep it a secret. That was tough! Next we added a used bumGenius newborn diaper in Grasshopper. It was only $5 so I just had to get it since it's my favorite color. Next my mom bought two XS thirsties fitted diapers with about 4 prefolds I think. One is orange which is my husbands favorite color and the other is a really pretty blue. So this is the beginning of our newborn stash. I'm not sure what we'll add to it. I don't want to spend a lot since my son didn't stay in newborn anything for very long. I'd love to try lil Joey's and GroVia newborn diapers, but I think my newborn stash will mostly be prefolds and a few covers just to make it super cheap. I have enough one size diapers to diaper the newborn and my toddler until he potty trains. Especially since I have a small stash stored away of "one size" diapers that C doesn't fit into anymore. The new little one will be able to wear them once they're out of newborn size diapers. If you have any suggestions on newborn diapers that you loved or hated, let me know! I didn't cloth diaper C as a newborn.


Next order of business! I'm officially 15 weeks pregnant today. Which reminds me, I need to take my baby bump photo. Like I previously mentioned, the first trimester was not that great to me. We're thinking that because I'm still nursing C my energy was much lower than my first pregnancy. Of course it was also hard to eat when I was constantly feeling like I wanted to vomit. Oh the joys of pregnancy. So far this one is much different than the last. My face is breaking out terribly, I feel much more irritable and of course being extremely nauseous. I don't think I've had any specific cravings, but I do enjoy getting a salad  (usually steak or chicken) from Penn Station. For some reason the salads sit with me better than their subs even though I get all the same toppings. I'm not really craving red meat as much as I did with C. I guess I sometimes get a craving for some sweets like chocolate cupcakes and whatnot. So far there is nothing really out of the ordinary about this pregnancy besides the fact that it's completely different from my first. No major (or minor) problems, thank goodness! I'm looking forward to all the little kicks and movements. That was one of my favorite things about being pregnant. I keep getting a quite a few of the same questions. First, do we plan on finding out the gender. My husband really wants to and I admit, I'd love to know as well. However, I like the idea of it being a surprise until he/she is born. That being said, I'm really on the fence about it. It would be nice to be able to prepare for a girl since we have no girl clothes. Also my best friend wants to throw me a "party" and she has very specific plans if it's a girl. So we'll see what we end up deciding. We will more than likely be finding out though. Next, since I have made it quite clear that I'm hoping for a girl I get this question so much. What if it's a boy? I really want to answer sarcastically from now on. "Well, we'll just give him away and try again!" Some of you are looking mortified right now, but this is just my sense of humor. I hate this question so much. What do they think I'll do if it's a boy? I'll love him just the same as I would if he were a girl. I love having a boy so much, C is so much fun that I would not mind having another boy. I also get asked quite often if I'm going to wean C. The answer is no. If he weans, I'm not going to stop him, but I'm not going to force him to either. While my milk supply has severely dropped, he is still interested in nursing. There's no way I'm going to take that from him. I think that's pretty much it as of now. I'm sure there will be more questions as time goes on that just annoy me to no end. 



Halloween has come and gone and we had a blast! We weren't able to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night because we were supposed to be getting some bad weather. 
We didn't, but it did rain a ton! So we went on Friday instead of Thursday. We took C around with my niece and they had a blast together.
He followed after her quickly (with Daddy right behind) to get the candy from each house. He even tried going into several houses. It was pretty hilarious and everyone laughed and asked him if he was staying. He was dressed up as Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba, but refused to wear the hat. Everyone still recognized who he was supposed to be. There was one occasion where he was walking back down the sidewalk after receiving candy and started to dance. It was the cutest thing and I caught it in a photo! 


Now that it's November, my baby is turning 2! His birthday is on the 8th and his party is on the 9th. I've been procrastinating so bad this time around. I feel like I was planning his first birthday since he was born. Things have just been so crazy, busy and stressful around here lately that I just kept pushing it back. That didn't make it come any later though. It's already down to the last few days. I can't wait to write a post up about his birthday/party and show you all what we got him! I'm so excited for him because I know he's going to love it. 
After his birthday we then have Thanksgiving, my birthday (we don't have anything planned for it), our anniversary (also nothing planned) then Christmas and New Years. We also had my husband's birthday on October 22nd. So the end of the year is always extremely busy for us. I'll be happy when we can rest a bit after New Years!


That's pretty much all I have. At least I think. I'm so forgetful lately, it's frightening. I'll just share a few of my favorite photos from the past month for you to enjoy.
As I was going through photos, I realized I forgot a couple things. We went to a pumpkin patch before Halloween to pick C out a pumpkin that we carved. That was pretty fun.
 We also went to an event  called, Halloween on Hillside at our local cloth diaper store The Green Nursery (aff. link!) which included a few of the other stores on that strip. The photo is from inBloom Photography!