Thursday, October 28, 2010

my words.

i want my words to be a blessing.
i want them to be an example for little d.
encouraging to my husband
and everyone around me.
i fail in this a lot.

a portion of today's devotional that i receive every morning:

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips, Psalm 141:3(NASB) that I may not stumble in what I say. James 3:2(NASB)

Let my speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, Colossians 4:6(NASB) and enable me always, out of the good treasure of my heart, to bring forth what is good. Matthew 12:35(KJV) Let my mouth utter wisdom, and my tongue speak justice; Psalm 37:30(NASB) and do not let Your words depart from my mouth, nor from the mouth of any of Your people, nor from the mouth of our offspring, nor our offspring’s offspring, from now and forever. Isaiah 59:21(NASB)

Enable me always to open my mouth in wisdom, and let the teaching of kindness be on my tongue. Proverbs 31:26(NASB) Give me to know what is acceptable, Proverbs 10:32(NASB) that my tongue may be as choice silver, and my lips may feed many. Proverbs 10:20-21(NASB)

-via matthew henry's method for prayer daily devotional

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

healthy rainbow pancakes!

photo: mckmama

i can't wait to make these for/with little d. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

being pregnant is a wonderful thing.

many people stop me during the day and ask "how is it going?"  "is it getting pretty bad?"  "are you soooo uncomfortable?"  my answer is usually "I feel great."  because I do.  and God is good.  I was excited to be pregnant for many obvious reasons but I think the world gives pregnancy a bad wrap.  It's a blessing.  Children are a gift from God and so is the way that He designed them to come in to this world.  It can be a little uncomfortable sometimes but here are a few reasons why I love it:

1.  little d is with me all the time!!
2. people stop me in the skyway (minneapolis's version of a sidewalk)/elevator and tell me that i "look sooo cute" or ask me "when are you due?"  then we get to have a fun little blessing of a conversation. 
3. i felt like making thanksgiving dinner on tuesday, and so i did.
4. i eat lots of donuts.
5. people wait way longer than usual to hold a door open, offer to carry your groceries, or just stare at your big belly and smile (usually in a very non creepy way)
6. receiving many picture texts/care packages with little pieces of little d's wardrobe.  our families excitement about our little gift could be the best part of the whole thing. 

thanks Lord.  praying and hoping for when we get to meet this little one.  and enjoying my pregnancy until then.

Friday, October 8, 2010

cloth diapering I

i am really excited to use my little tiny cloth diapers...i keep looking at these pictures of an 8 week old...

prefold with bummis cover over it.

w/o cover

photos used with permission from greenmountaindiapers.

why am i cloth diapering?  i had intentions of writing this long, informative masterpiece post about my journey to this decision but i still haven't finished it so i will sum it up with bullets in the order of how it came about:
  • i was cloth diapered
  • i thought it would save me thousands of dollars
  • gwynnie worked at a store that sold cloth diapers and gave me amazing information
  • i did tons of research.  like days worth.
  • i realized that because we pay for our laundry by the load it will only save us a couple hundred dollars for our first babe ($1000+ for babies # 2, # 3...etc. so we decided it was still worth it!)
  • cloth diapers are adorable and amazing for my babies bottom (i.e. no chlorine/chemicals that are not allowed to be in feminine products but are pumped in to disposable diapers)
  • it takes 500 years for 1 diaper to degrade in a landfill.  and let's face it.  i'm somewhat of a crunchy con. 
  • i hear that with SOME cloth diapers/babies you will have less blow outs and less diaper rash.  i am not depending on this 'hearsay' but hoping it will be true for me & little d!!!
i will be using prefolds from mamagoose/prowraps through the newborn stage.  after little d is about 10-11 lbs i will use a combination of prefolds from mamagoose/greenmountaindiapers with bummis/thirsties covers and some all-in-one cloth diapers (fuzzibunz&bumgenius).  this could very well change...but it's the plan as of now.

prowrap over prefold for the newborn stage.
fuzzibunz all-in-one (can be used from 10 lbs. to potty training)
bum genius 3.0 all in one (can be used all the way through as well!)

i have never changed a cloth diaper.  i don't even think i have seen a baby wearing one in real life. this could be awful...however, i have committed to it and am ready for the challenge!

God bless your weekend :)