Me and girlie numero uno in my supa-cool new Ergo
With some Christmas money and some money my sweet in-laws sent a looooong time ago, I invested in something I've wanted for an even loooonger time. The Ergo Baby Carrier. Its already been a lifesaver this past week when M has been super cranky and I had to get something done instead of holding her in my arms. I have had a hard time getting her on my back on my own, but its doable. I think I need to watch the video again to make sure I am doing it correctly. I can't wait to try it out with our new little girl!
Another crunchy-ish thing I did was use money from an old piggy bank my dad gave us plus some of our own money (with Daniel's blessing) to buy two more Bum Genius diapers for night-time and traveling. I have now switched over to cloth diapering at night! Its worked well so far. Two wonderful friends from church, the Goodings and the Thomases have gifted us their used pre-folds (which were different kinds and both are nicer than what we had) so we are set! I am planning on using disposables with our new girl for the first month or two of life, so the money I am not spending on M's diapers is helping me to stockpile. Hopefully I will not have another C-section and will feel up to getting into cloth right away, but am not planning on it just in case. I am also building up a stockpile of mixes and and canned foods so that my first month with new baby will go smoothly no matter how much help I have.