Cloth Diapering 101 [from a mom who went from overwhelmed to LOVE]

I’ve recently had a lot of moms or soon-to-be-moms ask me questions about cloth diapering. And even though there are already a bazillion different opinions and informative posts out there, I thought I’d give my two cents and write my own informative post based off of some of the FAQ’s I’ve received. Because cloth diapering can seriously be overwhelming, I know I felt that way when I began researching it, but I have come to really, really love cloth diapering!

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20 Thoughts that go through your mind during a 20 week pregnancy ultrasound

Last week Stuart and I had our big 20 week ultrasound for baby #2! I already shared about some emotions that occur during pregnancy, but that’s only part of it! There are so many thoughts running through your mind during that quick 30 minutes, and I thought I’d share some with you! 

  1. Good thing this is my husband sitting next to me, cause she wants me to roll my pants down pretty darn low. 
  2. Geez that gel stuff is freezing.
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Boymom round 2!

Yep, I’m pregnant! And yep, just last week we found out that I’m remaining in the boymom club! [For now ;)]

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There are so many emotions that go through your mind as you walk into [and out of] the ultrasound room when you find out the gender of your baby. But our rollercoaster of pregnancy emotions didn’t begin there. This has been a TOUGH pregnancy, friends. Let’s rewind a bit…

At the end of April I started having crazy dreams, and began freaking out thinking I was pregnant.

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Watch Knox Grow // 11 Months

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11 month Collage

It’s getting real friends. T minus ONE MONTH until ONE YEAR.

I know this next month is going to FLY by. Partially because just when you want time to slow down, it seems to speed up, but also because we’re entering into the holiday season. When I was little it seemed like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas took 3 months instead of 1, and now that I’m an adult, and especially as a mom, it seems to take one day.

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Watch Knox Grow // 10 Months

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10 month CollageThis has been a super fun month with Knox. He’s definitely keeping us on our toes, as he’s crawling EVERYWHERE and pulling himself up on anything possible, and reaching for anything and everything, which of course goes straight into his mouth! [His current “naughty” favorites…TV remotes, Stella’s tennis balls, and clean diapers…]

It’s getting sooo surreal that he’s only 2 months away from being ONE YEAR OLD.

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Dropping the Swaddle.

You guys, we dropped Knox’s swaddle last week. (AKA we stopped swaddling him at night in his crib, and let him sleep in just a sleeper…it takes babies getting used to since they’re not wrapped up tight mimicking life in the womb anymore.) I know it’s silly, but all of the sudden it feels like his 18th birthday is right around the corner…

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(I know, I know, it’s not…but how old does he look sitting up in his Bumbo????)

Just like moving Knox to his crib and his own room, I made the decision spontaneously, so anticipating it wouldn’t make me anxious or overly sad.

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Watch Knox Grow // 3 Months

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Knox 3 month Collage

Well, we are officially through the “Fourth Trimester,” as I’ve heard it called. And although Knox is a really good baby, I can understand why the first 3 months received that nickname. Over the past few weeks, Knox’s little personality has really started to show, and his sleeping habits are getting more consistent. We’re able to have more of a routine to our lives as a little family, and I’m feeling more and more confident about stepping out of the house with him in tow.

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Watch Knox Grow // One Month

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                             // one week old //                                                      // one month old //

Our little dude turned 1 month on Saturday!! It’s crazy to think that he’s already been around for that long, but at the same time, I sometimes can’t remember life without him! 

Some exciting happenings from this month:

  • Knox is becoming much more alert
  • He’s a champ at tummy time (which is done mostly while laying on Stuart or my chest, because he still bangs his head down at times, and that could really hurt on the floor…)
  • He’s beginning to focus his eyes on our faces, lights, black and white toys and black and white books
  • He’s making more noises, mostly “ahh” and “ooo”
  • He loves to eat, eat, eat!
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Dear Baby Grand // 36 Weeks

Dear Baby Grand

Dear Baby Grand,

There’s only around 4 weeks until your Daddy and I get to meet you! I can’t believe how fast this time has gone. Although I am going to miss your kicks and movements safe inside my womb, I cannot wait to see exactly what (and who!) you look like. Will you have dark hair like your Dad, or blonde hair like me?

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