Going green…After a trip to the ER,Oh yeah, saw my OB too!

Packed some PB and J and headed out to meet a friend at the park for a picnic, after which we had planned to venture over to my doctors office for a quick OB appointment. Nice little picnic, hear the baby’s heartbeat, then home for naps and some school work; I had the day nicely planned. We got as far as eating our lunch before my plans were altered drastically. My four year old took a dive on the concrete under the pavilion and the next thing I knew blood was drippin all over and we were headed to the ER. Seein as I had an OB appointment that I really didn’t want to have to reschedule, I called up dear hubby and had him meet us at the hospital. Off they went through the big glass doors beneath the red EMERGENCY sign. I sped drove away to make my appointment. Got there a tad bit late, but the timing was perfect in my opinion. I didn’t have to wait in the lobby at all… by the time I was done leavin my sample the nurse called me into the room. The oldest and youngest were there with me (they have all been to almost every appointment, although this was the last time they could tag along cause at my next appointment I get to start wearin the pretty little gown that no matter how hard I try, just won’t seem to cover it all). The appointment went well. Doc let my six year old place the doppler on the baby belly while the two year old held the speaker. HR is still in the 140’s. Got some good news too, baby’s head is down and I’m measurin about a week and a half further along (maybe, maybe maybe… early will be this baby)! We were outta there in less than 30 minutes and back to the ER where we hadn’t missed a thing. An hour and a half later, we went home… One of us with a goose egg above his eyebrow and some glue holdin his injury in place. The wound was deep enough but since the diameter of it was pretty small the doctor decided to spare us the agony of stitches (thank goodness cause I don’t think Trent nor I could of handled it). Hubby went back to work and we finally made it home. Didn’t do any schoolwork, but while the kids napped, I went shopping (online of course). I think I’m ready to have this baby. While there are still purchases to be made, I think I can confidently say we have all that we need. Cloth diapers and covers, reusable nursing pads, natural and organic diaper balm and baby soap and baby bottles are a few of my latest buys. We are going green this time around. Too much trash in this house as it is. Can’t imagine adding diapers, nursing pads, bottle liners and breast milk storage baggies to the mix. It will take a little extra work, but it will save trash and money, so I think it’s worth it. Plus, the natural products and ingredients will be great for baby too! I am expecting less diaper rash and skin irritation this time around… I’ll let you know how it goes. We are using cloth diapers made from organic cotton, hemp and bamboo and the diaper balm and other baby care products we will use are from Sum-Bo-Shine (and are all natural, certified vegan and cruelty free). With our two year old, we have started using organic wipes and he wears cloth training pants during the day. One or the other or a combination of the two has helped with the summer heat rash he was getting. Disposable diapers/pull-ups apparently do not allow the skin to breath well, and I’m sure there is a long list of chemicals in wipes – it’s no wonder his little bottom had a rash. Anyhow, I’m excited to go the all natural route. It makes me feel healthy… speaking of which, our change in diet this summer has really benefited us too. You may have laughed at my lets get healthy enthusiasm, but I really think this has been my healthiest pregnancy yet. I’ve gained far less weight than with any of the others and overall I feel great. The boys have been healthy all summer and hubby is loosing weight. We eventually got used to the dramatic increase of grains and fiber and aren’t spending as much time on the toilet as we were a few months back (in case you were wonderin).

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I own a Cafe and Community Center in Kathmandu, Nepal where I teach Parenting and Childbirth Education. I'm also a Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

6 thoughts on “Going green…After a trip to the ER,Oh yeah, saw my OB too!

  1. A trip to the ER can be so frightening for a little one and his Mom!! I’m glad he didn’t need stitches. I work in a physicians’ office, and I know how traumatic that can both to the child and the parents.How exciting to be able to take your children with you to you OB appt.!! When mine were being born, it was still considered to be a “new” thing to have the Dad in on the delivery of the baby. No, I’m not THAT old!! Mine are 27, 25 and 23 now. I had midwives for all three births, and I still remember my mom asking me why I didn’t want to have a REAL doctor!!Love the going green, too!! I was a pioneer in my time, using cloth diapers, just like the old days, when everyone else was just beginning to use disposables. They are a little more work, but so much better for baby’s tender skin!I’ll stop in and visit you again. I love reading about what’s going on in your life, how you all are doing! You are an encouragement to me!Beth


  2. Aww, that poor little guy, sounds like it all turned out okay though! If I was having another, I would definitely take the same route. Just knowing I would be saving on all that waste is a good feeling. Keep us updated on how much easier or harder it is to use the cloth diapers and reusable pads. With 4 kiddies, I bet convenience is one thing that will get tricky. I am sure it will all be worth it though.


  3. Using Medela breastmilk freezing and storage containers. They come sterilized and are BPA free. I picked up a pack of 12 at Target. They are tube-shaped (so easy to clean) w/ screw off lids and hold 80ml each.


  4. Glad to hear those boys are keeping you on your toes!! What are you using for milk storage that is considered “green”? I’m up for more eco-friendly ideas! I’ve been feeling more green lately myself!…not sure if I’m ready to go cloth diaper green yet, but we’ll see…..


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