It may not be much, but we've started . . . we've actually started on the nursery! We got a couple questions about if we plan to go with our original plan now that we know we're having a girl.
And the answer to that question is: Yes. Accent fabrics might change, but not terribly much. Not because of GIRL either. We're totally in love with creating a no-so babyish baby room.
We also got a few questions about what beauty products I'm using in my current state. Here they are:
You may notice they aren't all organic or natural. Thing is, I started out pretty freaked out about everything and immediately stopped wearing makeup for a couple weeks. I bought all-natural shampoo, which I do still use. However, the no makeup thing grew old, so I decided to simplify my routine. Just a lick of foundation, mascara, gloss, and some shadow on special occasions.
For my acne-prone skin, I switched from benzoyl peroxide to tea tree oil. For lotions and sunscreen, I chose baby varieties. I know they may not be the "ideal" . . . but we have a budget, too. Dropping all my money on new products just isn't in the plan right now.
I still get daily emails from mommy sites with all the DON'Ts. Daily. But I guess as the weeks tick on, I'm getting less and less concerned. Not less careful, by any means, but I know that I'm doing the best I can.
This passage from Douglas and Sussman's The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby is quite comforting to me:
"While it's noble to want to provide your baby with the idea womb environment during the first nine months of his life, it's important to remember that you're a human being -- not a petri dish -- and that it's important to steer clear of every potential hazard. What matters is that you make the healthiest possible choices as often as you can -- and then ease up on the mommy guilt. You won't be doing yourself of your baby any favors if you turn pregnancy into a nine-month-long apprenticeship in the art of feeling guilty about anything and everything."
And thanks so much for all your comments and emails to help with our cloth diaper craziness. We are still reading through all the info -- but it's so much appreciated!!!
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