Friday, April 08, 2011

Seven Quick Takes, vol. 21


The babies' room is now painted!!  Nothing else has happened, furniture isn't even ordered yet, but we have made a little progress finally!


I have been dealing with a cold this week, possibly a sinus infection, but let's call it a cold for now.  I've been trying to drink lots and lots and LOTS of water to help loosen things up and get over this quickly.  I think it's working.  I feel slightly better each day.  It's just hard dealing with it while also starting to feel so huge.  Hopefully I'll be in fuller health this weekend and will go back to just feeling huge again.

Any suggestions?


Over the last few days I've avoided eating much cheese or drinking milk.  I'm pretty much sticking to water and the occasional juice.  But last night I couldn't take it any more, so I had a string cheese and then a bowl of cereal.  I like dairy, it's so hard to completely avoid it.


This week was my parish's Lenten Mission.  Being on bedrest I had to miss it.  I have been looking forward to this Mission all year!!  Literally.  But I knew I just could not sit there for two hours and this cold made it obvious that it wouldn't be a good idea for me to go.  My husband went and it sounded like a great four evenings.  The speaker was Fr. Larry Richards.  He's one of my favorite speakers!!  I've listened to him on Catholic radio for years and am so sad I missed the opportunity to hear him in person.  However, I still will be able to hear the four mission nights and you can too!  Our local Catholic radio station recorded all four nights and have them up on their webpage here.  Better than nothing!!


I may regret asking this, because every time I start looking into it I start feeling overwhelmed.  But I'm going to ask anyway.  For those who cloth diaper, what kind of cloth diapers do you prefer and why?  I am leaning toward the pocket diapers, specifically the Swaddlebees.  Anyone use these or some other kind of pocket diapers?  Any suggestions or tips?  Things I should know about up front?  What other "accessories" are important for cloth diapering folks to have?  Like I said, I have done some research and asking around, but I keep getting overwhelmed.  I think the whole twin thing is causing me to feel overwhelmed with any big decision like this.


I often write about miscarriage and pregnancy loss on this blog.  Related to that, I had to share this amazing blog post I read last night from Cheeky Pink Girl.  The post is called "Holding Your Child in the Palm of Your Hand."  It is a beautiful testament to the reality of life at all stages.  There are some pictures that may shock you, but they are reality and thus are also beautiful. 


Finally, and on a lighter note, enjoy this modernized version of the Israelites Exodus from Egypt:

Thanks to Jen Fulwiler of Conversion Diary for hosting Quick Takes each Friday.  Go check out her Quick Takes and the many others linked from her post.  Have a great weekend!!


  1. When I was dealing with sinus-y things while pregnant, I used a lot of Ricola cough drops. I'd recommend spicy foods, too, but only if you don't have heartburn problems!

    I am faint of heart...I cloth-diapered for only about 18 hours before bailing. (We had LOTS of spit-up rags after that!) And I was only diapering one child.

  2. Anonymous4:48 PM

    The wonderful world of cloth diapers is sucha confusing topic but once you get the hang of it, it's super easy! I use pocket diapers as well..I use Bumgenius 3.0s and 4.0s. I like that they use velcro rather than snaps, (I found they took forever to snap all 4 or 5 with a squirmy baby) are one-size (6-35 lb) and just generally adorable. Generally, the velcro will wear a bit, but Bumgenius will send you replacement tabs once they wear down. We used disposables for first 3 months or so and had so many blow-outs with them. Not so with cloth!

    Also, with pocket diapers or all-in-ones (Bumgenius has an all-in-one as well), diaper changes are no different than with disposables. There's really no extra time until laundry time and then, it's minimal. The washing machine does the hard work!

    AS for other accessories We have 2 water-proof diaper bin liners that we keep in our Cosco diaper bin (one upstairs and one down) that we use to keep dipes in until wash day. I also have 3 smaller wet bags for the diaper bag.

    Hope this helps a bit!