No baby yet, hopefully soon though! I was fearing that she decided to call it quits and just not to be born after all but I had my appointment this morning, there is still progress being made (I think the swinging – on the swing set! – helps). I am 90% effaced and 2+cm dilated, she is all lined up and ready to go (and had a huge growth spurt in the last two weeks…). We are just waiting for broken water or contractions to start and then there will be a MiniM… Still have the timeline of 2 hours to 2 weeks before baby time. My midwife took off this afternoon to a conference for a week though so I have been thinking tomorrow would be a good day for her to come, that would be the way it goes :). That is one of the pros of going through the hospitals midwifery program, there are a couple other midwifes to cover when one is out, I am not worried at all about my particular midwife not being there for the delivery, if it works out like that then it works out like that.
We also happened to run into James’s brother and sister in law at the Dr. office, they were there to find out the sex of their baby. I won’t ruin the surprise in case they haven’t got the word out yet to everyone they want to but I am excited that MiniM will have a baby cousin that will be about six months younger than her :).
Here are some pictures of all of the stuff mom, grandma and only a little bit of me have been building for MiniM.
Not only does MiniM have a home-made quilt from my mom, my grandmother ALSO made her one, with poonies! (and a cute little dress)
The dress on the left is the dress that my grandma crocheted for me when I was born, the one on the right is the exact same pattern but 30 years newer for MiniM :). Her’s has an added bow and flower of course! Pretty stinking cute!
This one is mine from 30 years ago :)
This one is MiniM’s
And this is all the projects mom has been doing for MiniM! The green things are padding for the co-sleeper and all the blankets are swaddles and misc other items. ANd her two baby quilts.
And here are all of her diapers! Mom made 5 dozen! I’m glad I made storage room enough!
I am actually a bit bigger than this now if you can believe it… this is about 38 weeks, 155 pounds…
AND I learned to fold cloth diapers finally, just in time! Step one: lay out the diaper
Step two: fold over sides like so…
Step three (for tiny babies) fold over again.
Step four: fold top point down and bottom point up
Step five: put it on the baby! :)
It’s dinkie! I am going to look at velcro as an option at some point but I want to try a few things first…
I also made reusable baby wipes that can be washed with the diapers I found a good deal on plain whit wash cloths and bought two packs which I cut into quarters
then I found a durable container
Which I can open with one hand (so I can hold the baby in place with the other! It also has a very good seal so no leaking
I will post the ingredients of the final solution these will soak in but essentially its just water with a little baby soap and a little baby oil…
And Mr. Denver has been playing his guts out at the dog park. This particular day he can’t seem to leave me alone, I am hoping he is predicting MiniM’s arrival, but that may be high hopes :)
And also, James is ALMOST done with his fence, just one more little section! Th grass seed is planted and there has been a little rain to help things along, hopefully there will be some green in there soon!