Being expectant parents makes Travis and I the receivers of much advice.
Most of the advice is good, much of the advice is looked for, and some of the advice is clearly given because people feel it is their moral obligation to tell you that you are "a hippie parent," or "giving your baby a terrible name that you will always regret giving," or "so young and inexperienced."
Well, I know that by the time a second baby comes around I will not have time or patience to sit and knit half a dozen different sized bonnets, but for now... I think we should get the chance to be idealists just like everyone else did.
And yes. We are planning on using reusable diapers.
A statement which tends to produce audible gasps from veteran parents.
But look how cool they are!
And I've had several friends who used them and liked them.
It's not like we're going to wrap the baby in a towel and hope everything works out (and stays in!)
I'm also planning on carrying my baby in a Moby Wrap, since I have opinionated views on the importance of holding your baby as much as possible.
And we will not feed our baby any food besides breast milk until it is at least seven months old (nine months if I can help it!) and then we will not buy baby food. We can mash our own vegetables very well, thank you very much.
Aaaand, our children will not drink soda except on very special occasions. Never with meals.
And if they do drink soda it will be Mexican soda, which uses cane sugar instead of corn syrup, or Sparkling Juice, which is better anyway.
And we will hold to these ideals.
At least until the baby is born.
At which time, please do not say "I told you so."
We all know you did.