Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Made it to 34 Weeks: Prepping for Another Green Baby

Well here we are at 34 weeks. River Anne is kicking away happily inside of me right now at a hefty 6 lbs. We are all so ready for her to make her appearance. With that came our baby shower, which was a celebration of this miracle life that we were so sure one year ago would never happen. When we lost her sister Asya last March we never dreamt that a little over a year later we would be having a baby shower for a new baby about to be born. So with the baby shower came of course gifts as well as the things we ourselves have been buying her, or pulling out to reuse or upcycle from Bug. It has been so fun to prep for another Green baby.

One of the first things we had to do was wash and prep all her diapers. Some were leftover from Bug, some were gifts and some were hand me downs. We ended up with a lot of prefolds and covers that could use a bit of new life to make them a little bit nicer looking, so Bug and I decided to dye half of them light green and the other half pink.
So with that taken care of we pulled out Bug's old wooden storage table and cleaned it and put it back together and set that up in the nursery. We used leftovers from the baby shower as nursery decorations and washed and prepped all of Bug's old unisex clothes as well as the new girl clothes we received as gifts. We got everything sorted and put away. We have wooden letters that spell out her name to add to the decor but those are not ready yet. 
Last but not least are some of the ECO gifts we got from friends and family that I am very excited about. 
First of all we got some diapering gifts. We got a fleece diaper cover, a PUL diaper cover and, and a Doctor Who themed PUL pocket dipe, and then with some gift money I ordered 4 more PUL pockets.

Then we also received wool dryer balls, which will super come in handy for a family which doesn't use fabric softener. We used to make our own fabric softener but dryer balls are even better than that. Of course with summer almost here we will be hanging our dipes on the line.
Last but not last we ordered using gift money, Burts Bees baby bath stuff, a Mama's Milkies Milk Saver, and Coconut Oil. I am very excited about the milk saver as it will allow me to save all that good milk that comes out when you feed on one side that with Bug we just wasted. Anyway we actually got many more eco fun gifts but I have to run. I just wanted to share some of these fun and wonderfully useful things with you all.

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