Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bonus Wednesday Post!

Okay, so I've posted my obligatory "Wordless Wednesday" pics for the week, which is admittedly the easiest post to come up with. But I also want to take advantage of a little extra ambition and post a short list of goals/aspirations for the coming weeks. Hopefully this will help keep me on track!

1. Daily morning meditation. I picked up a little book called "Mary Day by Day" that I intend to use for this purpose. Instead of reading Facebook/assorted internet crap with my breakfast, I'm going to focus on the scripture reading/meditation/prayer in the book. The daily entries are short but powerful, which should help keep me on track. 

2. Finish several books I've started. This includes "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World," "Birthing from Within," and a few others. I also need to go over "Husband-Coached Childbirth" with Brett thoroughly- as soon as he's done with it. On a similar note, we'll be starting our Bradley classes soon- exciting! 

3. Drink my pregnancy tea! I have been very slack with keeping up with the recommended 2 (and in the third trimester, 3) cups a day. The tea I currently use is Traditional Medicinals, which has red raspberry, nettle, and many other beneficial herbs. I got a jump start on this tonight by brewing up a large batch to keep in the fridge. If I had even MORE ambition I would just buy the red raspberry leaves in bulk and make it myself, which would be cheaper, but.....In case some of you fellow preggos don't know, red raspberry leaf is fabulous for you! In fact, it's pretty much the only homeopathic treatment that even the most straight-laced, conservative ob/gyn will recommend. I need to work on a separate post about this....

4. Get this cloth diaper situation taken care of! I've already registered for the diapers themselves, but I still need a lot of accessories, which is difficult because most are not available on the "standard" registry sites- i.e. Target, Babies R Us, etc. I'm still looking at wet bags, comparing detergents, and bugging Brett to get our clothesline put up so that I can line-dry as much as possible. 

5. Two words: birth plan! Hopefully I'll be meeting with my doula soon to get it organized. I have lots of thoughts, but appreciate any inputs from fellow mamas.


Beth said...

I got two Mommy's Touch small wet bags (to keep in my diaper bag) on ebay for $8/each with free shipping. It's the best deal out there I think. You can get either light pink or light blue. I still need to get big ones for pail liners though.

Good luck with all of your goals!

Emily said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Beth! I saw a few on that I thought were cute, but they are MUCH more expensive. I will have to check it out. Have you looked into detergents for washing your dipes yet? I haven't decided yet what we're going to go with.

stella said...

hey erin! did you ever score any wet bags?? there are some really cool ones I have found at: