Tuesday, August 25, 2009

the word is out

Since its past the 3 month mark, its more safe to say now that I am having a baby that is due March 6th. This is kinda super fun to me, the only scary part as of present is how my advisor will take it (since he seems to be out of the office again!). Anyway, we are gonna be surprised with whether is it is a boy or a girl, which is also super exciting. I have started thinking about things that I will need. I am a strange one, so I want to try things like cloth diapers and baby carriers instead of strollers for the first few months. Honestly, I am not sure how it will all go down when the time comes, but I am hopeful that these will work out. I also want to try co-sleeping which apparently helps with SIDS and such, and also lets you get more sleep, you just have to be ok with not having your privacy that you normally have. And the way I grew up, this is ok with me. I sometimes wonder how to go about registering for things, if people decide to throw a shower, because I don't want all the crazy gadgets, but instead would rather have just the basics, but good durable basics. So those are my thoughts, maybe I'm too what they call "granola" about my approach, but I just think that by being so, I can be more frugal and give more love instead of stuff and money to my mothering approach.

1 comment:

  1. Some gadgets are better than others, or I suppose it all depends on what you call a gadget. I love my slings, but I still like having a stroller (or 2 or 3). Carseats are necessary, of course. And a booster seat or highchair make feeding an older baby easier. Even though we co-sleep at first, I eventually prefer to move the wee ones to a bassinet and later to their own crib. All those details you will work out to your own preference and satisfaction as you go along. Congratulations!