When I got pregnant, I had no idea that I would become obsessed with all things baby. There is a whole world of expensive baby accoutrements out there that you could spend your paycheck on (and then some!). As it turned out, I wanted them all. Never mind that I have no need for more than one fabulous diaper bag (though I've managed to justify 2 - one for winter, one for summer), there are tons of bags out there that I need. Don't even get me started on baby clothes, that's a whole other post.
The funny thing is that I'm not a super-trendy person myself. I prefer comfy jeans and a t-shirt and that's what you'll see me in 99% of the time. Even though I had the time to do my hair before my son was born, I didn't. Forget it now. But its there, rumbling around inside me...The part of me that wishes that I was always well put together, with fabulous clothes, hair and accessories. That's my Soft, Nugatty, Chic Center.
As it turns out, I'm a semi-crunchy momma. I try to be green when I can. I even go out of my way to do so, but I draw the line at full-cloth diapers, Diva Cups, the family bed, gluten-free/sugar-free anything (luckily, we don't have any allegies to contend with...yet), alternative vaccination schedules, and a host of other stuff. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with any of that stuff. I admire the people who practice them, but they don't fit our lifestyle. And that's ok by me. I swaddled my son until he was big enough to kick out of it. I had a co-sleeper for him and actually used it. Even though I wasn't able to breastfeed him past 2 months due to belly problems, I feel like I make up for it a little bit now by making his baby food. He wears a hybrid cloth diaper, but we only just started them. Admittedly, he wore disposables for the first 7 months. My husband and I are finally putting in the garden we've talked about for 3 years. I want to start a compost pile, and may even get to it this summer. See? Semi-Crunchy.