So, this is probably a surprise - geez, it's a surprise even to myself! :) I've been itching to blog for weeks now, and after the longest period of time of feeling that I had absolutely NOTHING to say... well, that's not the case anymore. Lots of thoughts to share today, and some plans for the future!
First of all, our little family is about to change. What used to be me, hubby, and our two fur babies is going to increase by one with a new addition in about 6 months!! Yep, our first baby is on the way, due to arrive January 12th! We are super excited, but obviously, super nervous, too. Neither hubby or me have ever gone out of our way to interact with other people's babies, but I hear that when you have one that's your own, it's a totally different feeling. And I tell ya, I've never read so much in my life! All kinds of stuff about pregnancy and babies - holy cow, it's overwhelming. From trying to figure out why a baby is crying to learning that babies should sleep with absolutely nothing in their crib so they don't choke... Lord, help me please!
So, while we're understandably nervous, we have two great sets of grandparents sitting on "go" and ready to babysit at a moment's notice. They have been full of great advice, and will be full of available time (all that we'll give them!) to give new daddy and me a rest when needed.
I've already decided on a couple of things that we'll be implementing once baby arrives. The first is breastfeeding. I'm still not totally on the up-and-up about supplementing from time to time with formula, but I'm reading as much about it as I can. The second thing that I had decided on long ago is that we will be cloth diapering. Research for this has been a little bit of a maze, but things are starting to make sense. I haven't gone so far as to decide what we'll do as far as specific brands, but I imagine decisions on that will be made pretty soon. I'm so thankful that there is a supplier for cloth diapers here in my area - I've already scoured every inch of her super helpful website!!
As if all that won't keep me busy enough, I've also been in the process of switching over my jewelry business from Etsy to my own stand-alone store. I've wanted to do this for a long time as I feel like I've outgrown Etsy. There are also some things happening there that I personally don't agree with, and I think it will be better in the long run to separate my store from their platform. At this point, I'm allowing my Etsy listings to expire since I've already paid for them to appear there. As they expire, I'll be moving them over to the new store.
I'm hoping to get back into reviewing a little bit, too. Not too much, and probably not to the scale that I used to do, but I do miss it and the camaraderie that comes with it. :)
So, busy doesn't even describe what's about to happen in our lives, but in this case, it's definitely a good thing. I'll leave you today with a pic of our new baby love!