So to begin this post, I feel like I should tell you guys I had a contraction last night, and I do not mean a braxton hicks contraction. I mean a real one. I kind of had a cramp while I was laying down, and when that happens, I usually opt to change up what I’m doing, going from sitting to standing, or standing to laying down, etc. I was laying/sitting in bed when I got this really nasty cramp so I tried to stand up and literally lost my breath. Of course, it was a small contraction in comparison to active labor, but kind of out of the blue, it was killer. I think these types of things happen more often to people who are really exerting themselves, and I clearly was not. So who knows. I woke up to one this morning as well. I thought another one was coming soon afterwards, but that movement was just baby. She is determined to stay horizontal as long as possible and not to be a super whiner, but its really painful and extra tiring to have her that way. Its getting pretty annoying actually. However, all of this considered, I am 28 weeks along! Officially in the third trimester! Doctors say that the chances of survival in a baby born over 28 weeks gestation is MUCH higher than a baby born before 28 weeks. While I know that some babies born later still pass away, and some babies born earlier still live, I know God is good and am choosing to have faith that I will carry to term and delivery a super healthy and completely gorgeous baby girl!
News: Baby girl will be cloth diapered. It is official! I purchased my first haul of diapers today off of Ebay 🙂 I know everyone has their opinions and favorites and that is fabulous. Just please don’t bash my choice! I’m choosing to rock the Kawaii pocket diapers. I was eagerly searching out covers and prefolds, as that idea appealed to me almost more, but I was looking for used product and everywhere I looked, the pockets were cheaper and in bigger lots! Plus, the deal we got today was an Ebay auction for diapers new in packages. 24 Kawaii pocket diapers with 48 large inserts, and we won them for $130! I’m actually very happy for that, since I find a lot of people trying to sell them on kijiji even for $10/diaper. This is MUCH better! I also have a haul of them in Winnipeg waiting to be picked up for me by a friend (thank you!!!) so I’m getting pretty revved up. I figure if all of a sudden baby needs more padding or we’re just unprepared (since we’re new) then we can just buy a bunch of prefolds and still use the pocket diapers just as covers. Done and done. After the diapers, we just need to buy a few wet bags and a big diaper pail, and we should be good! I’m sooo excited!
Who knew I would ever even consider going down this road?! Not I. But the other day I was reminiscing and I realized Dekker got his first yeast diaper rash at 13 months. He has been on some kind of prescription cream since then basically. On and off of them at best. How did I let it go so long?? I’m feeling more and more guilty about that, and that is the main reason for my change of heart. I’m all for the environment and everything, but I’m also really anti-rash and very pro-cheap. If I treat these diapers well, they could be used for Dekker to finish out his diaper stage of life (if they fit), for baby girl, and hypothetical next babies! I’m sure some will disintegrate over time, and we’ll likely replace liners, but the savings are pretty exciting. I’m lame, I know, but poor Brady has heard nothing other than cloth diaper information for days and I need a new outlet.
It is the end of the day. It was a really good day, but my body is feeling super fatigued, to be honest. Brady drummed at church today which left me on my own with Dekker. We’re on our own a lot, but it was a joint service so there were lots of unfamiliar people around so Dekker wanted to be held the entire time. We finally just sat down. My arms were ready to give and my ribs are paying for it now. We spent the afternoon with my parents, aunt, and cousins, which was super lovely and low key. I loved it. But I am really looking forward to a soak and a snack, as per usual.
Hope everyone has a great long weekend! We’re celebrating by sending Brady to work. YAY for being self-employed! :p