Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Trying something new.

In addition to being new parents Dalton and I have decided
to go all out and try something else that will be completely
new to us. That's right...Cloth Diapering!

I'm sure some of you right now are in the process of thinking how disgusting this sounds, or how stupid it is, or probably thinking there is no way in hell you would use cloth diapers.

And I don't blame you at all. We were both extremely iffy on it in the beginning and in some ways still are. BUT after doing some basic math we discovered that we could end up saving $3,000 or more!! Of course a few things come in to play when figuring up these savings,
one being how long it takes us to get him potty trained and things like that...

But seriously who wouldn't at least want to give it a try after seeing a number like that? I will admit the initial price of these diapers were not cheap but there are many different brands and so far already I've learned that with cloth diapering you can make it as expensive or inexpensive 
as you want. They have so many options now and things that make it more convenient for both parents and baby.

I will say that after feeling these I'm glad to know my LO will have these on his bottom instead of that scratchy plastic that is in disposable dipes. Aside from saving money there are many other benefits from using cloth as well. One being few or possibly no rashes. Not to mention they are
absolutely adorable! :D And if you are one of those crazy earth mums then these are obviously better for the environment also.

A lovely lady here in Germany (that I met through a parenting fb page) gave me some wonderful advice on CD and really helped me get excited about it rather than being a nervous wreck about the possible disaster this could turn in to.  She also introduced me to this wonderful website. http://pinstripesandpolkadots.com/. It has all the info you need to get you started...from choosing your dipes to washing and taking care of them. I have to admit after actually sitting down and
doing some research it doesn't seem near as bad as I originally thought.

I can't wait for Owen to get here and grow a little so we can give these a try. And of course I will be updating on here to let everyone know how it's going :D So stay tuned.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Long time no blog...

Well ladies and gents I realize I have been doing a poor job of keeping up with this blog lately but things have been pretty busy around the Shannon house as we are preparing for the little one to be here soon.

I intend to do a better job however it may be after baby is born. Which should be very soon! :D

As of the latest on baby Owen we went to the Dr. yesterday 
and once again he is perfectly healthy and still growing.
He is also head down finally and ready to make his 
big debut.

The Dr. said there was no dilation yet but that it was beginning to open just a tad
so I'm hoping after we take our hour long tour 
of the vast wine cellars of the Wurtzburg Palace tomorrow 
that things will start happening. 

As of now that's all of the new information going on in the Shannon
house. Like I said I will try my best to keep everyone updated
however I'm not making any promises on how soon it will be before I post again. Until then take care and keep a look out for more post about the little ones arrival :D