With 7 weeks until go time we have shockingly little done in preparation of the new baby.
7 weeks. Nothing done.
We have to set up the crib and pick up the mattress. We have to wash baby clothes that have been stored in the basement. We have to set up the new monitor. We have to… Gosh I don’t even know. When I was a first time mom I had checklists and to-do lists and we were PREPARED.
This time we’re like… well, I have boobs. And diapers… what else do we really need?
So diapers. We have always used cloth diapers, and we love them. With Henry we used pockets and pre-folds. We love them, and we are still using them with him. So we are faced with a decision, buy more pockets? Work on potty learning?
Hen is not ready to start using the potty. He shows absolutely no interest and I’m not willing to fight an uphill battle just to face a regression when we bring home brother.
I don’t really want to buy another stash of pockets either. But I have been wool curious for a long time, but felt overwhelmed by options when we were choosing our cloth diapers for Hen. This time, I wanted to take the plunge. I started buying some wool covers, shorties and longies; you don’t need many, and thank goodness for that because they are not cheap.
I also started knitting to grow the stash.
Well, you know that at our anatomy scan we found out that the baby has a clubfoot, and doing a little research we found that the pants and shorts we plan on using might not be the most convenient for diaper changes. The baby will have a brace between his feet so taking pants on and off could prove to be a hassle if we have to also take the brace off each time.
I started looking for patterns I could knit, that would better suit our needs, and with the help of a friend I found several. So I kept knitting.
I’m so proud of my hand knit stash for the little guy.