I've run out of steam and have absolutely no inspiration for a post. I'm just blindly typing here. I'm in the waiting phase. Waiting for my next appt. and the mid-pregnancy ultrasound to make sure baby's healthy. Waiting for Elaina's upcoming birthday!
Okay I finally thought of something to talk about. Cloth versus Disposable! A lot of people have noticed my Diaper Tally on the left sidebar and asked about it. It's a tally for disposable diapers.
My husband won't let me do cloth after I was conned out of almost $500 when I ordered from what WAS a reputable seller who went AWOL and ended up stealing money from other people at the same time. So it's out of the question and I still feel burned from the whole experience. Never got my money back, in case you're wondering, because I wrote a check.
I'm VERY environmentally conscious. I have been recycling since I was a child and our city has a free recycling program. EVERY little piece of paper, no matter how small, goes in the bin. If it's a little insert in a package I take it out to recycle it. If I see someone throw a pop can or plastic into the trash I actually will collect it to put in a recycle bin!
I watch our water consumption (in regards to washing, not drinking). I use reusable water bottles. We keep our lights and TV off all day long and unplug unused appliances. We use the wonderful energy-saving lightbulbs. Among other things...
My mom always said to me I was born in the wrong era. I was the little girl who would cry over endangered animals and beg my mom to help them. I would line-dry our clothes when I was younger, too. I really want to get a line in our backyard sometime to use even less energy. I spent every moment I could outside in the trees and my love for nature is what led me to Wicca, which is a WHOLE other story. I'm a Christian now for those who may get confused by that revelation.
So most people might think that I'd be all for cloth diapering. There are actually two sides to cloth diapering- while keeping diapers out of landfills water consumption sky rockets. It comes down to wanting to reduce landfills or reducing water consumption when droughts may be in our future.
We have chosen to use disposable diapers. But I applaud every single person out there who uses cloth diapers. My hat is seriously off to you guys and I admire it incredibly!
I've been thinking a lot about breastfeeding lately as well. Perhaps that will be tomorrow's topic! I have a lot to say on that topic so I bid you all adieu.