Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Little Freak Out Last Night

For some reason last night I started thinking about how much things are going to potentially cost when the babies arrive. It's not the big things as we have most of them and/or are borrowing/receiving stuff from people, it's the day-to-day, monthly things like diapers, wipes, formula (potentially), and baby food (potentially).

I started assessing the potential costs and started freaking out. For some reason, it never dawned on me until the sickness went away (that took a lot of my thought and energy). I thought about cloth diapers vs disposable diapers and Lee and a few of my friends helped me realize that life is already going to be harder and crazier and I am going to have so much to do that adding the cleaning and laundering of cloth diapers will potentially be too much.

I am hoping to nurse as long as I can and hopefully have extra to pump and store for later use, but if we do need formula we will get it.

I am hoping to be able to make some of the baby food, but we will probably buy some.

What it all boils down to (and I have to remember everyday) is that God will provide for all of our needs. He never fails. Lee works really hard and is great with money (and as he reminded me), will take care of whatever we need. I just need to remember that everyday and rely on God for provision, strength, patience, and unconditional love no matter what. He wouldn't give us more than He knew we could handle with His help. GOD IS GOOD!!!

1 comment:

  1. I will honestly say, that washing diapers really does not take that much extra time. You just have to 1. remember to do it, 2. remember to run the second cycle, and 3. fold/stuff them when they come out of the dryer. We used wash cloths/fleece wipes and California Baby butt solution for a cleanser spray and we puree'd all of Sarah's infant food. We only bought jarred food for going out places when bringing a frozen jar was not going to be convenient. Other wise, it is so much cheaper and healthier to just stick whatever you're eating in a food processor. Toss in the dishwasher when you're done. I did not notice a huge difference.