Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ultrasound, waistline, blankets, cloth diapers and burp cloths!

Thanks to Taylor's older Sister Natalie, WE WERE ARE ABLE TO GET AN EARLY ULTRA SOUND!!!!! We're having a...


Taylor and I are VERY excited!! He is developing perfectly from his brain right down to his little hands and feet. It was very fun to see him, because until he recently started moving, I haven't even known he's there. It was so surreal to sit and think that a HUMAN LIFE is growing in my belly--what a magical thing. For my Parents, our little guy will be their 10th Grandson, but for the Barlows, he is their FIRST GRANDSON! His name will either be Anson Call Barlow or Ezra (still working on a middle name. Special thanks to Natalie for giving us the best Christmas gift EVER!!

Well, up until two weeks ago, if you looked at me, you'd have no clue that I'm pregnant, but slowly as our little guy grows my belly is starting to stick out quite a bit more. I can't say that this has been easy for me, it makes our little boy coming seem so much more real, but it's hard to watch my body change. I feel so selfish saying that, but I know it will be worth it in the end when I hold my Son for the first time. Our little one has started swallowing amniotic fluid to prepare his digestive system for eating when he's born, but he is also starting to taste everything I'm eating. It's interesting and a little trying, because this gal craves some good 'ol caffeine now and again, but there will be no more of that, because I don't want to cause any complications or addict my son to a substance or cause problems for him in the future.

Cloth Diapers:

Taylor and I have decided a put our little guy in cloth diapers!! We are very excited, because not only have cloth diapers come a long way, but we will save thousands of dollars! The average person if they go to walmart and buy a package of huggies spend around $800 to $1000 per year for one child, so that averages out to be around $2500 per child depending on when they start potty training. With Cloth diapering, it's expensive to start, because you'll want to try out several brands to decide which ones you like best and you need to buy about 20 diapers total. Those 20 diapers will last through 2 to 3 kids and the start up cost is about $400 to $500 depending on the brands you choose!! Again, thanks to Natalie, we were able to buy 5 cloth diapers for $46!! At regular price, this brand (thirsties) would have cost over $86 with tax at regular price! In other words, Natalie hooked us up with a great deal through her friend!!!

Receiving blankets & burp cloths:

I have been very domestic while I've been here in Arizona with the help of Taylor's Mom and Sister of course! I picked out three different fabrics and made receiving blankets and matching burp cloths! I think they turned out very cute and I'm very proud that I made something for our little boy! I think having handmade things is important. I hope to learn to crochet before I leave so that I can make a blessing blanket.

That's all for now! Stay tuned for more updates!!


Berry Family said...

Good luck with the cloth diapers! I am jealous you are having a little man but I will get mine sometime!

Kylie said...

exciting news!!!! we are in az till this wed! let's party!

sheri said...

I love the polka dot fabric!
You should also look into thirsties diaper covers. They have an excellent reputation, we love them! You should also try out a few different wipe materials as well as people have definite preferences! Congratulations!

TheRogersInUtah said...

Congratulations! Boys are so much fun!! You are so tiny, I couldn't even tell that you were pregnant the other day.

Taylor said...

oh my gosh. Hurry with the updates I can't wait!

Tim, Jennie, Paisley and Moose said...

yeah, we are so excited for you. I now when I am shopping and want to buy something I can without thinking "oh I don't know what they are having yet"
Hey good luck with those cloth diapers. Paisley goes through about 10 to 12 diapers a day and those poopie ones are yuck!

Barlow Family said...

So excited for you guys! We love cloth diapers too, but I have so many favorites. I missed getting a gift to you, so I'm gonna ship it to iceland. :) Post pics of your developing belly'll grow so fast!

Josh and Krystal said...

Congrats! Some of the fabric you chose is so stinkin' cute! We are so happy for you. Happy New Year!

Justin said...

Congrats!! I LOVE little boys. :) And I just got that polka dot fabric to make some burp clothes for my little guy. :) It is so cute! Way to go on being domestic. :)