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The Bump Chronicles- week 26

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So apparently I’m big for how long I have left to go. Gee thanks. That’s what I’ve been told by one of the managers at work that believes that I’m having a boy because I’m already so big. How big is too big? I have some days when I feel huge but when I look in the mirror it looks average to me. I’d rather take comments about being too big to unsolicited birth horror stories.

As I continue my cloth diaper research I’m leaning towards using prefolds at least during the newborn stage. It’s cheap, it works well and after enough youtube videos and experiments it’s not as hard as some people make it to be. I will still probably end up having to get AIO’s for when I go back to work because whomever ends up taking care of Baby Fox may not agree with the ease of prefolds and AIO’s work just like disposables minus the trash bag part so there shouldn’t be complaints.

I admit that even though I haven’t left work yet I’m already dreading having to go back. I never envisioned myself as a SAHM (Stay at home mom) but that is something that has been really appealing to me until at least 6 months, wanting to breastfeed exclusively without having to pump into bottles plays a big role in that. I wish that the financial logistics would be more supportive of that option but at the moment that is just a dream.

I admit I just bought my first diaper cover, it was an impulse buy while checking out the local consignment store as I was experimenting with the different cloth diaper options they had available and they had this super hippie super soft tie dye cover for cheap, those of you that know me understand that I can’t resist tie dye and a tie dye baby just breaks the cute scale.

On the breastfeeding front, I’m actually kind of excited to be attending our first La Leche League meeting later this month. It sucks that we will have to miss another parenting event to attend but I want Fox to be part of the process so the “Father’s Welcome” meeting is the one I want to go to.

I have discovered a lot of women that at first found my parenting views to be radical because they didn’t know it was even a choice, but after seeing the facts behind them are becoming interested so I’m thinking about compiling a page on this website with a list of resources that have helped me, nothing fancy just some pointers for seeking souls. Let me know whether or not you think I should bother.

I also came across a cool concept while reading on of the blogs that I’m subscribed to (If Breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over your head) and these are breastfeeding thank you cards.

I will totally print these out and pass out when seeing a woman breastfeeding in public, sadly that is something that I very rarely see so it may take me a while to get through the first sheet.

Sadly there is no new belly pic yet, hubby and I haven’t gotten around to it since he’s the photographer and I don’t like doing the MySpace style “hold the camera in front of the mirror” shots. But I assure you that this baby is boldly going where no baby has gone before as I’m feeling kicks in higher and higher areas…and not to mention stronger.

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White collar hippie, Pagan tree hugger and crunchy mama living in Florida with her husband and 2 sons. She works part time as a breastfeeding counselor, freelance virtual bookkeeper, and web designer along with homeschooling her children.

2 thoughts on “The Bump Chronicles- week 26

  1. I love the breastfeeding cards! I always try to nod & smile when I see breastfeeding moms;the encouragement helps, I hope. I got mostly positive feedback when nursing my daughter, but I was really good at hiding it. A benefit of living up North; sweaters in the winter.
    Debby J.

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