1. Tonight I'm going to my first prenatal yoga class and I am very excited!! I love yoga, but when I'm running a lot it always seems to get dropped so I'm really looking forward to going back. I think it will help to keep everything loose and stretched, plus provide some much needed relaxation time.
2. I had a great 2 mile run last night. It was dark and cold (in the upper 30s) and I did not want to go but I hadn't run in over a week and I'm scared if I skip too long, I'll never get back out there so I made myself go. I bundled up and took Fiona with me and we ran a one mile loop in our neighborhood twice. It turned out to be wonderful. It was quiet and peaceful, and I really enjoyed running by all the houses with Christmas lights. After those 2 miles, I took Tanner for almost a mile walk then I was pooped out and poor Dickson didn't get a walk so he'll be first in line today.
3. I bought the baby this:
It's a cloth diaper. Basically it has this pocket inside that you put a big cotton pad in. When it's dirty you wash the pad, and then after a couple of pad changes you wash the outer cover. We want to use cloth diapers becuase they are much better for the environment and much cheaper in the long run than disposables. We will use mostly cloth, but some disposables for daycare. There are literally endless possibilities of different styles and brands and fabrics. I researched for days and was still completely overwhelmed. I found a company that will let you try a wide variety of cloth diaper styles and brands for 2 weeks for $10, then after the trial period you ship back the ones you don't want to keep. I think we'll go that route so we can see what the differences are see what works best for us. I admit I'm skeptical about how well they are going to work and how easy they are going to be to wash and deal with, but I've read tons of reviews from parents who have used them and loved them so I'm going to give it a try. If it turns out cloth diapering isn't for us, then that's ok but at least we gave it a shot. It's still 5 months away from diaper-changing time but I figure it's never to early to start planning.