Monday, April 30, 2012

21 Weeks

Officially past the halfway mark! Now it's only a matter of time before our little boy makes his entrance! In the mean time mom and dad have lots to do.

Last week I talked about wanting to get more done. From my list of things to do I did one thing, which was to workout more. I worked out four times last week. Go me! I did not however read more or make a baby to do list; Unless you count thinking about the things I have to do. Now I just need to write them down.

Last week was a major growth week for me. I literally woke up on wednesday morning and felt like my belly had doubled in size. I gained about 3-4 pounds and the shape of my belly is definitely changing. I can tell my uterus is moving up because my belly looks rounded and I can feel the baby kicking much higher than before. It's so fun to me to see and feel all these changes. Maybe I'm just a pregnancy nerd. haha.

Another new development is that his kicks are getting much easier to feel from the outside and the Husband gets to feel him a lot now. Two of my girlfriends were able to feel him squirming around this weekend too. So sweet. :)

Here's an Update: 

Total Weight Gained: 5-6 pounds. Finally making some moves in the weight department!

How I'm Feeling: Great! The second trimester is definitely proving to be much better than the first.

What I'm Up To: Counting down the days till summer.

Workouts: Four.

Baby Clothes Bought: Four new outfits. Old Navy's clearance sections gets me every time.

On My Mind: Cloth diapers!

Here's a bump update:

Here's a peek at the adorable Old Navy finds:


I wanted to talk briefly about cloth daipers. I am obviously a newbie at this so I wanted to share what I have learned from blogs and friends and show you some pictures of the two brands I bought today.

*Keep in mind that I have not used these yet so I'm going off of what I have read or what other people have said about them.

First of all, cloth diapers have gotten so high tech! My mom used them with me and she was using the cloth, pins, and rubber pants. Now they come in all the shapes, sizes, and colors you could dream up.

From what I've gathered there are two kinds of the ones that are the most similar to a conventional daiper. There are pocket diapers and all-in-ones.

Today I bought one BumGenius all-in-one freetime one size and a FuzziBunz elite pocket diaper one size. They were both about $20 but I have heard of some great ways to get them for cheaper such as the ways listed on this site. For my next purchases I will probably try to get them cheaper.

For those of you who are new at this like me, this is what they look like:

The all-in-one has two pads that can be positioned in different ways based on where your baby wets the most which is a nice feaure. The pads don't come out of this one. It has lots of snaps for adjusting size but for the smallest size you have to fold over the front which I'm thinking might make it a little bulky.

The FuzziBunz have a little less on the snaps area but still size down fairly small. I have also heard the elastic on the leg holes is better which prevents any leaks. It came with two sizes of inserts that can be taken out and washed. I've also heard there are disposable inserts you can buy for when you are out. The inserts are taken in an out through an opening in the back.

As of now these are the two I have and once it gets closer I will buy a few more brands and decide once the baby boy gets here which ones work best for him.

The main reason I'm doing cloth diapering is of course because the idea of diapers sitting in landfills grosses me out beyond belief and because I will be staying home and can take to time to wash them. Plus they are more cost effective, especially after the second child and they are cute!

Hopefully I won't change my mind when I find out how much work they are lol but I'm up for the challenge!

Does anyone else have any cloth diapering advice/ favorite brands?

Hope everyone has a blessed week!

xoxo Jessenia + Baby Boy


  1. Hi,
    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?

  2. I just wrote a long comment and it seems to have disappeared... Now I have to go get the baby :) But basically let me know if you have any questions about cloth diapers- I'm an open book!