Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I have gotten really into cloth diapers. I was buying something almost every day, which adds up in money! But I still have to wash every day or every other day to have enough. I am really going to try to stop buying, but it's hard when I see something cute. I'll try to just enjoy the things I get in the mail. Buying things on diaper swappers and etsy is addictive. Diaperswappers.com sells new and used. I have only bought things in "like new" condition with no stains or problems, and I have gotten some nice things and saved money vs. new. And it will be nice if I want to sell some things Boo grows out of. I will probably keep them though and hope to have another baby... one day... not anytime in the near future.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
What does our dr say about giving baby juice?
Dr said that juice is ok once a day mixed half with water. I'm not sure why there are so many different views on juice. I know that babies need formula or breastmilk first of all. But we use juice as a back-up method, and he only gets it occasionally, maybe a couple times a month.
What cloth diaper do we use at night?
We usually do a green mountain red edge prefold or a little lions fitted with wool shorties. I do a big thick doubler for night and usually don't change till morning. We have only had that one leak. I am lanolizing those right now, and hopefully that will help. I like the idea of a pad under him in our bed. I will try one of his waterproof pads tonight. It's soft and doesn't even feel plasticy at all. Last night I did a prefold with a normal weight doubler because I didn't know he was ready for bed, with a bummis superbright cover, and he was fine at 5:30 am when I changed him.
Poor Boo had a rough day yesterday. I am very thankful for Nicole for watching him. When I got to her house after work, he looked content on the floor playing with his toys, and when he saw me, he screamed (happy) and grinned and kicked. I picked him up and he was just so excited to see me. She said he was depressed all day and moped around. He didn't scoot or climb or scream or anything. That makes me sad. I really hope Paulina can babysit again soon. Boo does better with her. I know he just can't remember people for long right now, and when he gets bigger he will. It just broke my heart yesterday. I am home with him today since our babysitter for today is sick. Tomorrow and Thursday I am supposed to have a sitter. And Nathan is supposed to come home after lunch for me to go to work for a little while.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I'm not sure what happened with the diaper last night, but we had major pee leak at 4:30 am. I will re-lanolize tonight. So I had to change him and change my clothes. He was completely awake and happy to get up, kicking his legs and laughing and screaming (for fun). He finally fell asleep around 5:30, just in time for Nathan's alarm clock to start going off. Boo slept, but I didn't. Nathan doesn't understand why I get upset when he snoozes on his alarm clock for an hour... Maybe sleeping in separate rooms isn't such a bad idea.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have ordered some super cute woolie longies that I can't wait to get in. I love Etsy! Go to www.catchick6creations.com and click on past creations. OMG! So cute! They are meant to be diaper cover for cloth diapers. Wool is so awesome! I wish I would have discovered sooner. I can go all night without changing a diaper. It would work very well to contain leaks in disposable diapers too. I ordered a pair of long green pants with a bright green dinosaur, the one with multicolor in the body. They are custom made to fit for only $23! I would have bought any one of her pants from Etsy, but they are not the right size for Boo. Can't wait!
I also have some shorties from http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6448034 that work very well.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mom spent the night last night. We had a good time. Boo was so excited so was there, he had a hard time falling asleep. Mom just thinks he's rotten, but it was just a big change for him to shake up his nighttime routine. And I think the crying for momma is a normal thing for babies to do. He cries for me every time I move out of his view. It's just funny to think that I'm his favorite person in the whole world right now and his lifeline. But in about 12 years, I'll be dumb ugly fat mom...
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We hung out with our friends last night and Boo went of course. It was really nice to see them and visit and relax and eat.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- Public breastfeeding, including in front of male friends and family. I do try to be discreet.
- Cosleeping. We have hesitated to call it that, but it is! And I think it's ok!
- "Spoiling" our child. Ok, so he likes to get his way. And he ususally gets it. It's ok! He's a baby! If he wants momma, he gets momma, if he wants to nurse, he gets to nurse! He does have to cry for a minute if I need to go to the bathroom or wash my hands, but I'm not going to let him scream unless I absolutely have to. I worked really hard to bring this child into the world. I enjoy being with him and making him happy.
My grandpa actually made some comments about how the cloth diapers look on Boo, that his legs are spread too far apart. I'm not going to worry about that. He doesn't even walk yet. By the time he does, I think he will be big enough for his legs not to spread so much.
I encourage each of you to let go of something too. It feels good to be free!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I stole from Nancy.
1. Who was your first prom date?
Hmmm... Caleb. I wore a blue gown and he wore a tux. I remember having a good time and being with lots of friends. Nothing too wild.
2. Do you still talk to your first love?
That's a big NO.
3. What was your first alcoholic drink?
Probably a weak mixed drink given to me by my mother when I was around 12 and on vacation. I think it's ok to introduce an older child to alcohol. We'll see what Nathan thinks about that.
4. What was your first job?
I took clothes in and sorted them at a dry cleaners. Yuck!
5. What was your first car?
1994 Saturn 4 door. It was great and lasted all the way through college.
6. Who was the first person to text you today?
Paulina texted me after I texted her to tell her Boo didn't eat breakfast so she could try to feed him later. He was not interested this morning.
7. Who was the first person you thought of this morning?
What is morning? 2am, 4am, 5am, or actually time to get up? LOL. Definitely Boo.
8. Who was your first grade teacher?
I can't remember her name! Driving me crazy. Mrs. Harrington maybe? She was super sweet.
9. Where did you go on your first flight in a plane?
NYC in high school. It was so fun.
10. Who was your first best friend and do you still talk?
Hmm... I have to say my brother because we were very close growing up. Of course we still talk and we are still very close.
11. Where was your first sleepover?
Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house when I was one week old (so I've heard) my parents were both ill.
12. Who was the first person you talked to today?
13. Whose wedding were you in for the first time?
I've only been in one wedding, Tiffany's.
14. What was the first thing you did this morning?
Nursed a baby.
15. What was the first concert you went to?
Rush when I was 15!
16. First tattoo?
17. First piercing?
18. First foreign country you went to?
19. First movie you remember seeing?
Ummm... Cinderella maybe.
20. What state did you first live in?
Born in TX, lived in LA for a few months (Louisiana)
21. Who was your first room mate?
Katie... we did not get along.
22. When was your first detention?
First and only. In middle school, some kids were being loud and bad at lunch, so they made a rule that only 2 or 3 could sit at a table together. We purposely protested by sitting our normal number. We were given detention and didn't regret it at all.
23. (Nancy didn't have a #23 and neither do i!) I'll make one up... How did you first meet your husband?
For those that don't know... we met in Physics II class at Lamar in 2001. We studied together, then were friends, then..... the rest is history.
24. What is one thing you would learn, given the chance?
That's a hard one. I would like to learn how to sew.
25. Who will be the next person to post this?
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Boo did better last night and only woke up twice. I am really loving wool shorties! No leaks. We actually had more leaks with disposables, especially with nasty poo. So it's gross to deal with the poo diaper, but I would rather deal with that than deal with poo all over Boo and his clothes with a disp. diaper. I got my new dozen of Green Mountain Diaper (GMD) prefolds (PFs). I love! Now I just have to prep them which is a pain. I wash and dry 3 times. Our water bill is going to be high this month. I've spent about $450 on my stash of CDs! Yikes! I think I am done buying now. And I had to get enough to give some to Paulina to use and still have enough for nighttime. She really likes them. I will be evened out on costs in about 4 months or so by not buying disposables. I have plenty of Huggies for going to church or babysitters or just for a break. Then I think he will be in this size CDs for a long time. You wouldn't want to start using CDs when your child was at the upper range of a size, then have to buy another size shortly after. But diaperswapper.com is a good place to sell CDs, so I guess that would be ok, or if you are pretty sure you will have another child. Then you really save!!
We are going to see Nathan's family today. His cousin Seth graduated Marine boot camp! So we are celebrating with him. He is home. Hope everybody has a good day.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
2 wool shorties
2 Prowrap covers
1 Bummis superbrite
2 AIO (All-in-one) handmade
1 handmade cover
16 premium sized Indian prefolds
Everything is size medium. Most of the stuff is really too big. Trying it on was interesting... to say the least. It would be easier to start CDing earlier before your child is a wiggle worm! I have to fight Boo to get any kind of diaper or clothing on. So trying to use a snappi to fasten a prefold that is way too big is impossible. The AIOs I bought are way too big. But too big is ok because I know he will fit in them soon. The Prowraps covers are really nice. They were the cheapest too I think. They have gussets on the legs that actually fit. His CDed bum is really big and fluffy! It will be nice to get the smaller prefolds in. I also ordered some AIOs that are smaller. I will have to figure out how to fasten a prefold if I want to use the woolies! Maybe I should practice on a stuffed animal! That will be funny.
I normally wake up, change Boo's diaper, then leave him in the diaper only in the playpen for 10 minutes while I get ready. He started fussing, so I went to check on him. And behold... he had massive poop and took off his diaper and made a HUGE NASTY MESS!! He has had nasty poop since he is taking antibiotics for the bug bite infections. It was all over him head to toe. All over the playpen. So I took him out, bathed him, cleaned up the playpen, and proceeded with the morning. Then as I was ready, I found out I needed to get an alternate babysitter. Thank God for my wonderful neighbors who took him with no complaints! So I was pretty late after all that, but I will get some hours in.
I got my diapers in the mail! Everything looks really big though. I put them through 3 wash cycles and dried them on high heat. The prefolds look big enough for me to wear. I ordered some more from greenmountaindiapers.com since they have more tailored sizes. I also ordered a couple of smaller covers. He probably won't be in them long, but they will be good for going out and about so he can actually wear clothes over them. We will try them out tonight.
I don't think I will bring the cloth diapers with us when we go out of town. I don't have enough to last the 3 days, so I would have to bring all the disposable diaper stuff and the cloth diaper stuff and probably have to try to rinse it out in the hotel... That doesn't sound so fun. I don't want to ruin my experience so early. We'll see. I might change my mind. We are going to have to pack the car pretty full to carry our stuff, Boo's clothes, food, diapers, stroller, bumbo seat! But it will be fun!