The decision to cloth diaper our 3rd child, after using disposables with our previous 2 children, was one that came about somewhat out of the blue. A friend of ours, when hearing we were pregnant, offered to pass down all of her cloth diapering supplies to us once our baby was born. I remember picking them up from her house and feeling overwhelmed at just the thought of figuring this all out and learning something brand new, from scratch. I also remember very vividly, thinking that just because I was taking her supplies, didn’t mean I would actually go through with it. There was a part of me that didn’t really believe I would in fact, end up cloth diapering. But after Hayden was born, and the transition from 2-3 children slowly set in, I decided I wanted to give it a real solid chance, and so I made a silent promise to myself that when he turned 3 months old, I would give it a go. We’ve now been cloth diapering for almost 5 months and it has turned out to be one of the smartest and easiest decisions I have ever made. We’ve saved money and helped the environment all at the same time! Read through to see how this mother of 3 got a crash course in cloth diapering, and ended up loving it more than she ever thought she would.
Whether you have a baby shower coming and need a gift for the mom to-be, or you just need to buy a few new items for your own baby girl or boy, Kmart has a great deal on layette items right now. In store, you can save when you buy 1 layette item, you get 1 free! Styles vary by store, but here are just a few of the options available. I personally love the 3 piece creeper set. With hotter weather just around the corner, Hayden could sure use more bodysuits that he can stay cool and comfy in.
While I may be long gone (almost 8 months now!) from my maternity outfits, I still get a lot of questions about looking and feeling your best during pregnancy, and most importantly, how do you manage to find the energy to dress up when all you want to do is sleep? I have never talked much about it here on Disney Baby, but my main blog focuses on Style, and I documented my maternity outfits each and every week for the entire pregnancy, over 40 in all! I’ll admit that it wasn’t always fun to get dressed up, but usually at least once a week something would require me to get out of my sweats and look decent, so I always took the opportunity to document it. Looking back now, it’s wonderful to see the progression of my 3rd and final pregnancy, and I’m very thankful I have these to look at for years to come. So I thought today I’d share some maternity style tips, and how to get the most out of your current wardrobe. Click through to read my tips!
7 months postpartum, I still have about 15 pounds to go before I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Truth be told, I’m not in a huge hurry to rush back to my old size and weight, and am certainly in no mood to put myself on any strict diets. Hayden still isn’t sleeping through the night consistently, and I’m still nursing him for the majority of his feedings. Right now, it seems too overwhelming a task for my tired momma brain, to find the appropriate type of diet that will allow me the right amount of calories and protein intake, as to not affect my milk supply. A couple of weeks ago, as the weather turned sunny (even more sunny than usual) here in Southern California, I decided that I would and could make some minor adjustments to my daily routine to get me back into my pre-pregnancy shape, slowly but surely. So I decided to move more, and have developed quite an affinity of taking my errands on foot and pushing Hayden in the stroller to get stuff done. Turns out the benefits to this new routine involve more than just extra exercise. Read on for all the added benefits I’ve discovered.
In honor of my first born, who will be 8 in just a few days (!), I thought I’d share some of the traits about babies born in the beautiful month of April. While April showers may bring May flowers, where we live in Southern California, the sun is shining and Spring has sprung by the time April arrives, so it is always a beautiful month. And with the birth of our daughter almost 8 years ago, April became even more special. Click through to learn some very cool and interesting things you may or may not already know about the month of April, and those born in it.