February 27, 2009

*** For an update on what we think of gDiapers, please click here.

Donald and I are big fans of sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles.  One of our most significant goals is to be more GREEN, which for us means making decisions that are fiscally and socially pragmatic as well as beneficial for our environment.  It is a gradual process, this green thing, but we started by changing a couple light bulbs and a few years later, we’re discussing milk goats.  Milk goats.

As in goats.  That produce milk.  For the drinking.  Milk.  Goats.  In Los Angeles County.
It’s just a matter of time before Japanese tourists stop by to laugh at me on their way to Disneyland.

Anyway, one of our biggest concerns about having a baby was continuing to make choices with the environment in mind.  There are so many awesome products for children out there that it’s tempting to forget that Company X dumps harmful chemicals into local streams or that Product Y requires about ten million trees.

One of the products we’ve been considering as a result is the gDiaper.  We had never heard of the gDiaper until a few months ago (ah, sweet Google, how we love thee), but the more we read, the more our interest has been peaked.  Plus, they’re cute.  Do you know how hard it is to find good-quality eco-friendly products that are also pleasant to look at?!  Let’s put it this way: the quest for the Holy Grail may very well be more fruitful.

Recently, a package of gDiapers arrived and this is what we found.


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We’re looking forward to trying them out, but I’ll be honest with you.  I can’t quite figure out how they aren’t just a huge mess waiting to happen.  But since we’ve pumped good money into these suckers, I’m hoping they work out!

What choices does your family make with the environment in mind?

*** For an update on what we think of gDiapers, please click here.


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February 26, 2009


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The night before last, Donald felt the baby kick.  This almost makes up for the fact that my waistline seems to have vacated the premises.


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February 24, 2009

These days, the baby is roughly the size and shape and general consistency of a canteloupe.  It is very long, a fact that I blame entirely on my husband, who is the size and shape and general consistency of a giant.  In addition, I am fairly certain that my baby is going to pop out with a black belt.  My entire day is spent feeling kick kick flutter bang kick bam flutter kick bang poke SWOON.


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I also increasingly find that a large number of items in my daily life - items such as beach balls and circles - are significantly less round than my belly.  And, as luck would have it, all of these items are also significantly less round than my enormous pregnant milk jugs of doom.  Someday, the baby and I will make a great karate duo.  The kid will kick down the bad guys and I will smother them with my bosom.

But I thought it would be inappropriate to post a picture of my breasts on the Internet this early in the game.  My husband would probably only agree if I placed a censorship bar across the nipples, something that read “Property of Donald” anyway.


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February 23, 2009

She said:
-  If you took a photograph of this moment, you could call it “Portrait of a Happy Wife.“

He said:
-  I was thinking more along the lines of “Prelude to Sex.“


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February 21, 2009

-  When I was a kid, bullies teased me by calling me Sarah Smartypants.  I HATED IT.
-  Sarah Fartypants?
-  No.  Sarah Smartypants.
-  Oh.

(pause)

-  I think Sarah Fartypants is more fitting.


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