When you’re getting ready to have a baby, there are lots of decision you have to make, and most of them have been pretty straight-forward for me. I know that I want to do a home birth, breastfeed, I’m not setting up a whole fancy nursery for Kiwi, and I’m so ready to be completely flexible because I’ve never had a baby before so I’m going to learn a ton!
My cousin’s daughter Oakley. Ummm she’s just the cutest isn’t she?!
One thing I’m still trying to decide on, though? Whether to use cloth diapers or disposable. My mom did cloth diapers for some of my younger siblings, so it’s not a foreign concept to me, and I already know which style I’ll go for (pocket diapers). I’ve been given some already and will purchase more, as well. But I’m still debating whether to go with cloth diapers right off the bat, or start out with disposables when Kiwi is a newborn, just as we’re getting used to having a baby.
Let’s be honest. Diapers are stinky and gross either way, right?
My plan is to get diapers from AlvaBaby because I like the pocket-style cloth diapers, they have cute designs, and they’re on the more affordable end of the spectrum. I’ve found them on Amazon for a great deal ($30 for 6, which is about $45NZD), and in NZ the website Chirpy Cheeks Nappies sells them as well – I haven’t ordered from them yet, but most likely will. I’ve also heard good things about the brand BumGenius.
Truly I get so nervous buying things when you have thousands of options (or it seems like, anyways). For example, the other day Jared sent me to get myself new shoes, because the ones I got 2 1/2 years ago before I first came to NZ are full of holes. It was perfect timing because Rebel Sport was having a great sale (30% off most shoes)! There’s so many to choose from though! And I’m not a shoe expert so to me they’re all. the. same. And I don’t want to pick the *wrong ones*. But finally I narrowed it down to a few options and texted Kalina, who didn’t respond right away. Like, hello?? You’re my sister, you should be available 24/7 for those random and occasional times when I need your advice straightaway. Right?! But I texted my best friend and she responded, so I finally was able to make a decision.
Okay that was a long rabbit trail, but, my point is that I get overwhelmed when I have soooo many choices that all seem the same to me. Like for example mascara! You can go to a makeup store. Just one brand has like 10 different mascaras. I get that you might have a few different brush shapes, and a black-black and black-brown. But beyond that, how come there are so many options???
Alright moving on… I don’t even know how to get back to the original topic now. I used to be a pretty good writer in college, and my transitions between ideas were great. Obviously that’s not the case at the moment. So please just bear with me!
That being said… what sort of blog posts would you like to see here? I’ve got several ideas including sharing with you how I’m organising Kiwi’s clothes, and good meals to make ahead and freeze (once we get a chest freezer and we get close enough to my due date I can start cooking in advance!). But although being pregnant has given me lots more ideas than before I’m still curious what sort of things you would like to see here!
And if you have been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed that when I feel like a post needs more photos, I just use the ones I took in Australia two years ago. So here’s one of those 😉