Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Eco Friendly Family

When Dave asked if we could use to cloth diapers a few months back, I envisioned our little babe running around pant-less with a white cloth and giant blue pins around his bum. I thought it would be a huge mess (literally :))

After months of research, I've not only found semi-easy and convenient eco-friendly diapers, but they are super cute on top of it all!

Check them out...

Basically we will use cloth inserts when we are home and have extra spare time, while using the 100% biodegradable, flushable inserts when we are on the go. It sounds pretty easy to me.....While most moms think I'm nuts and aren't too confident this will last, Dave and I are going to give it our best shot. Especially after reading that...

Americans put 50 million diapers into landfills everyday....that's 20 billion diapers a year!

p.s. The diapers we choose are called gdiapers. Pass the link onto anyone you know who may be interested. Believe me, I've done my homework!

p.s.s Check back in about 5 months to see our progress.....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pre-Nesting Stage

After all our travel and adventure, we are finally ready to stay home and getting ready for this little guys arrival. I've been waiting for the day we could start organizing and assembling all our wonderful baby goodies (a tribute to my wonderful baby showers soon to come...holy cats, look at all these gifts)!

Here is the current state of our spare bedroom...

And the current state of our bedroom.....

Stay tuned for a house ready for our little man's arrival.....It may take us a few weeks ; )

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Josee Brooklynn Downing - The Little Angel (a.k.a. My New Niece)

Josee Brooklynn Downing made her big entrance on Friday, June 11th at 2:19pm. She couldn't wait to meet her mommy and daddy so she decided to come a little early. All 4 lbs and 17 1/4 inches of her are pure angel! Both Josee and mommy are doing amazing!!!!

Long story short, I was scheduled to arrive on Thursday night (June 10th) into the Milwaukee airport. Due to my luck with airlines, I got rerouted on Friday to the Madison airport which is about 15 minutes from the University of Madison Hospital. I made Josee's delivery by 30 minutes (literally)! I guess Auntie Lindsey was meant to be there : ) At least that's the story I will share with Josee!

Our baby bug in 4D

Here is a sneak peak at what our little baby bug's profile may end up looking up in just a couple months when he makes his big appearance. 4D technology is pretty amazing......

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Quick Look Back...

Our first ultrasound at 9 1/2 weeks
(the day both Dave and I had to pick our jaws up off the ground)

The bump's first appearance (about 4 months prego)

Our little man at 4 1/2 months
(Just Chillin'...what do you think, a surfer?)

The Bump at 5 months...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where it all begins...

So here goes, I've decided to start my very own blog! I realize my life isn't THAT exciting, but with our recent (well not so recent anymore) baby news, I feel like I could shout my news to the world ! As if I'm the only woman on the face of the earth pregnant, I know! Good way, none the less, for all my friends and family 100's of miles away to watch the progress.
I'm starting my first blog post with the story of Dave and I finding out our big news. The way we found out could literally be made into a cheesy, Lifetime movie! Just wait...
So it all started on Monday, February 1st, 2010. Dave and I were on our way to visit my OB-GYN for a matter related to something other than babies.....Without going into all the gushy details, I had been having some cervical issues and was going to have some routine tests......etc. etc. etc. Let me preface this by saying, I hadn't had my 'girly' cycle in nearly 3 months! However (I'm no idiot) and had taken 3......yes, 3 pregnancy tests... all of which told me "nope, no, Lindsey, you are NOT pregnant.
So back to the story, we fill out the paper and we wait in the crowded waiting room full of glowing and beautiful pregnant woman. I swear, everyone in that waiting room was excited to be there; everyone except for me. As the nurse calls my name and I make my way back to room, I am already tearing up (Dave is in the waiting room at this point). As part of a routine visit, I give my urine sample and put the lovely gown on. By this time, the tears are running down my cheeks and the nurse is rubbing my arm telling me the doctor would be in the room in a just a few short minutes. Tears turn into sobs by the time the doc enters the room.....only to my surprise she is wearing a big, gleaming smile on her face. Before I started crying even harder, she told me to wipe the tears from my eyes because everything was going to be okay. "Okay? I thought....your not the one that has to...." well again, I won't bore you with details : ) Her exact words were, "no biopsies today.....we need to do an ultrasound of your new baby instead. Lindsey, you are pregnant!" The first words out of my mouth were "are you sure? I mean I've taken 3 pregnancy tests!" No, she was pretty sure and she would be even more sure when we did the ultrasound just minutes later. The only thing she was unsure of, was just exactly how far along I really was!
In the meantime, Dave is still out in the waiting room......I burst into the room (white as ghost, I'm sure) and still crying. I told him, " you better come back here"....walking into the ultrasound room now "because were having a baby!!!" I'm honestly not sure at this point what his face looked like or even the first words out of his mouth because I literally felt like I was in my own dream. Sure enough, we saw our little baby boy and his heartbeat for the first time just moments later. And I was indeed not just a little bit pregnant, but 9 1/2 weeks or 2 months pregnant! The doctor told us to go home and let this news sink in (as we were both so shocked I'm pretty sure we were speechless saying....OMG, OMG).
Looking back now, the Universe was definitely giving us all the signs along the way. No, Dave and I didn't listen to the signs! I had literally told him just days prior that I couldn't believe how tired I felt. Or the fact that it was just so strange how I had to get up to use the bathroom every night at 2am! No, Dave's response was, "doesn't it sink getting old!"
I'm not sure when the news really did sink in, but it has been the most exciting and happy news of my life. nearly 28 weeks, I still wake up in the morning and remind myself that this is no dream!