Thursday, February 18, 2010

32 years of chocolate has finally caught up to me...

So it happened. I have been hit with the gestational diabetes diagnosis. You cannot imagine how hard it is for me to not eat sugar! I swear my veins are filled with Cadburys Dairy Milk!

Worst of all is that I have been happily munching away for the last 3 weeks because my damn ob didn't bother to call me when my original test came back super high. It was while I went in for an emergency appointment for something else that the alternative ob happened to notice it on my file. Grr! And I'm paying how much for this?!

So I have to visit the diabetes doctors on Tuesday next week. I love that it's so serious that they rush the results out by the next day but you have to wait a week to get educated on how to manage it!

Do you think I can register for Cadbury's Dairy Milk?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I'm about ready to open my own baby store...

There's a corner of our living room that has slowly turned into the newest Babies R Us location. We have now got a stroller, bouncy chair, baby bath, two Baby Bjorns, a breast pump, sterilizer and set of bottles, as well as the rapidly filling drawer of clothes. It's starting to get a little crowded!

The only big things left on the list are the car-seat, pack and play and the monitor. Oh, and the cloth diapers.

Yes people I am going to attempt the impossible and cloth diaper. I recently learnt about the gDiaper hybrid cloth diaper system, which basically consists of a cloth outer pant and an insert either made of cloth or flushable materials that you basically change out of the pant each time you change the diaper. You can check them out at, how cute?! I plan to use the cloth inserts at home, and the disposable/flushable inserts when out and about. And in case you are wondering where the poop goes, I'm going to use flushable liners in the diapers to contain it ready for flushing away.

Ok I know this might seem like I have lost my mind, but I think it sounds reasonably easy, and at less than $100 to get started it's a huge cost saving over disposable diapers. And I do feel just that little bit more environmentally friendly too! I'm planning to pick up my first starter pack to investigate tomorrow so I will be reporting back on how they look and feel shortly. Although I'm hoping it will still be another 14-16 weeks before I can update you on how they're working out!