36 Week Pregnancy Update

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I am 36 weeks and 3 days.

How I am feeling

  • Extremely uncomfortable
  • Constant heartburn
  • leg cramps
  • Cervical pressure
  • Back pain
  • Rib pain
  • itchy skin
  • Excited
  • Nervous  

I am Thankful because

  • She is the perfect size and weight
  • I am progressing towards labor
  • She is healthy

I am scared about

  • I am already pretty progressed at 36 weeks
  • I am worried she will be born to early
  • About how Jeston will react to her

Day 2: Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Simplifying Our Lives...

When I started cloth diapering my son about 9 months ago, my journey into the world of “crunchy” began. Now, I in no way consider myself to be a “crunchy” person, perhaps just a little crispy around the edges. I’ve tried to cut back on a lot of “waste” and have tried to switch to some more natural, less chemical-laden products. (Notice the word some! I am still a work in progress!) If you are a cloth-diapering momma, you know the constant debate on the subject of laundry detergent. Well, for several months, I used Tide original powder, which was already my go-to detergent for all of our laundry, and I loved it. However, after hearing often of moms who made their own detergent, I decided that I wanted to give it a try. I began making my own detergent about 5 months ago, and I have been extremely happy…

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DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

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ClothWipeSolution

When I started cloth diapering, we naturally made the switch to cloth wipes. It’s easier just to throw the wipes into the wet bag than to use disposable wipes and have to go to the trash can too. I made some out of old receiving blankets but then I needed to figure out what to use with the wipes. I found several solutions on cloth diaper sites, but I didn’t want to pay for those. So I set out to find a cheaper way to make it.

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 Cloth Wipe Solution

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • water
  • 1 squirt of baby wash
  • 1-2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together, I use a pint jar. Pour over the wipes or put into a spray bottle and spray wipes as needed. I made up this solution once a week and pour it…

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