Wednesday, May 19, 2010

#5. . . . .


#5 . . . . . will arrive on Dec 1, 2010!!! Yep, I am twelve weeks pregnant, today. Yes, it was planned. Very carefully in fact. Izzy starts school in September (yay!!) and Logan will be starting pre-school then too (yay!!) and I didn't want to miss the school year, and wanted some space between the barage of late September/October birthdays in our family and extended family (six of them, to be exact), and I 've always wanted a winter baby to bundle right up, so December 1st it is. Just in time to ruin Christmas instead. (just kidding) I think I am feeling better now. I've been the sickest with this one. Hard to remember though, but I threw up for the first time in my pregnancy "career" this time around, and I felt nauseous a lot, and all the time. Whereas in my past pregnancies, I was nauseous starting late afternoon and all evening. Glad that's pretty well over now.
I am fully counting on Dec. 1st. I have this weird pattern in my pregnancy "career." I have always been due on Wednesdays. Avery was born right on his due date, Jacob was 3 days late, (Saturday) Izzy was right on her due date (and the only sensible one to be born at a half decent hour) and Logan was 3 days late,(Saturday) so this one should be right on it's due date, right?
The kids are pretty excited. Izzy is rooting for a girl. I don't care either way. I've got at least one of each, so whatever. I just need to know in advance, so UC Baby, here I come.

This will be the fifth and final, in case anyone's wondering. I feel satisfied, even though my original intention was to have six, that's not the case anymore. Five is good.
And just in case you think I haven't totally lost my mind, (which is debatable) I want to use cloth diapers. (If there was any doubt, it's gone now, right?) So I am asking if anyone out there has used them, knows anyone who has used them, and what their experience has been. I've been researching some, and am thinking about a couple of different brands, including "Apple Cheeks", "Fuzzibunz", "Bummis". So, if anyone has any info, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I will take belly shots and make a conscious effort to keep this thing updated more regularly. Comments really keep me going, hint, hint.

17 comments:

  1. My daughte uses cloth (Kristine Podeszwa) check her out.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  2. Congrats Tamara!! One more little one to love :)

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  3. Congrats Tamara! That is so exciting!I know Sonja Nelson uses cloth so she would be a good one to talk to!

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  4. Congrats! I think that 5 is a perfect number and I also think that December is a great month to be born in!

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  5. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you guys! Of course, I'm a sucker for big families :)

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  6. Congrats to you all...as a grandma minding her five right now....glad that you're still young!!!LOL
    All the best and I'm hoping that Izzy gets her wish!!!!

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  7. Congrats!!!!!
    I can[t wait to read more updates.

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  8. HORRAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! and YES, YOU ARE CRAZY TO EVEN CONSIDER CLOTH DIAPERS!!!! BUT YAY ANYWAY!!

    I have to admit that I hope you have another girl, because Izzy is a one-woman comedy show, and I would personally like to see another. Haha!

    Keep us posted - fantastic news, and EXACTLY what this family needed (and boy, am I glad it's you and not me providing this necessary happy stuff.)
    Sarah

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  9. Congratulations! Hope Izzy gets her wish.

    I think December is a nice time to have a baby, you won't be too big and uncomfortable in the summer and it's a great time of year to bundle up a baby!

    Miss you guys.. you need to come to the city for a visit.

    Monica

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  10. Congratulations! That's exciting news :)

    We used cloth for our kids exclusively. We loved Fuzzi Bunz, but after two kids there isn't much left to them, lol! I also loved wool covers when they were small and prefolds (when they were older, they soaked right through them). I made most of their itty bitty baby diapers. I still have most of my stash if you ever want to check it out. I couldn't ever bring myself to getting rid of it. I still use the prefolds for miscellaneous things around the house :) (which is fine as most are reduced to rags!)

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  11. YAY! Another nephew or niece! If you really want another pregnancy after this one, you can have a baby for Derick and I!! Just something to think about..... lol

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  12. CONGRATS! I blog stalked you off of visible voice...(sorry, I'm weird like that. I hope you don't mind. I just love seeing anyone with as many or more kids than I have (3) - I have such a respect for you!!!) Congratulations on your pregnancy, and I just had to put my 2 bits in. I have cloth diapered and I love G diapers! I don't like "all-in-ones" because they are so hard to wash/dry and it's such a waste to have to wash the whole thing every time they wet (especially when they are so young!) I love prefolds and liners. Check out G diapers, I'm sure you'll love them!

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  13. Yay!!!! Congrats. You want to know what kind of weirdo I am. I was like...oh fun...we used the same pregnancy test. Dork much?

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  14. Congrats!...maybe the extra nausea is for an extra baby? Just kidding. SO excited for your family!

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  15. Hooray! I've already told you Congratulations, but I'll say it again. I've always wanted to use cloth, but I'm much too lazy.

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  16. 不要把生命看得太嚴肅,反正我們不會活著離開。..................................................

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