Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cloth Dipes!

I totally forgot to mention that we have switched to cloth diapers. I have several friends that went that route, and after picking their brains, asking a million questions, and researching online, we (ahem, I) decided to give it a shot. Thank you Tim, Sarah, and Nichole, for all your help and patience!

I've been buying different kinds at various places... I started off my getting some prefolds and covers, but quickly realized that was not the route I wanted to go. I bought some fitted dipes and pockets off of a couple of moms on Craigslist, and one of the moms told me about It is the cloth diaper MECCA! I went a little crazy. I have probably ordered 10 times already! I have 2 more orders I am waiting excitedly for! One I screwed up and had sent to Hubby's old address... and I am like a crack addict trying to track it down. The other ones were sent to our current address, but we submitted a change of address thinking we would be in our new house by now, and so I'm not quite sure where they will end up! Ahhh the adventures of moving!

I also ordered some off of EBay that I LOVE! They are minky fabric and have velcro closure, and they are so easy to use. I send them to daycare because they are as easy to use as disposable dipes. The only thing I don't love is how they can get rather stinky wrapped up in a plastic bag with doodie all day. But it's better for him, and better for the environment, and so stinking cute!!
I was told to lay off on buying diapers until after closing on the new house, or be prepared for an intervention. I'm having some withdrawals, but I think I can do it. Unless someone wants to lend me some money? I'll pay ya back, man, I promise...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's Been Awhile!

Moving, working, baby turning ONE! Oh, and the fact that I work in public health and it's FLU season.
So what's new?? My baby turned one. I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday he was a little peanut who cried like a pterodactyl. Now he is an expert walker, eater, "talker" and is becoming less of mommy's boy and more of daddy's. I knew it was just a matter of time that he would lose interest in me... especially as he was winding down with breastfeeding. Daddy does FUN things with tools and instruments and boxes. Mommy is boring. I am so grateful that my husband is such a wonderful father, but I am still a little jealous!
On that note... I'm no longer breastfeeding. I had decided I would stop pumping when T turned one, but I would continue nursing him as long as he wanted. Turns out he didn't want to keep nursing for more than a few weeks. I think he had just been humoring me, really. He was getting less and less interested in nursing as he became more mobile and was eating table food. I know I am lucky that he weaned so easily... But as I read breastfeeding blogs that berate women who don't breastfeed for years and years, I start to feel bad that I "only" breastfeed for a year. I have to step back and realize that was my goal, and I work outside the home full-time, so it's pretty awesome that I went as long as I did. Breastfeeding was not easy at the beginning, and for months I thought about stopping. So I am patting myself on the back for "only" breastfeeding a year. He's a healthy, fiercely independent and smart, and that's party due to breastfeeding.
We're moving. We hope. We were supposed to close yesterday, but the buyer of our current house's underwriter is working in slo-mo, so we now have all of our earthly possessions in a moving van... and may be sleeping on the floor and eating out until Monday. Whoo!! The worst part is T's Halloween costume in packed, so my awesome friend is lending us her son's costume from last year. He was supposed to be a chicken (and did get to wear it to his party at daycare) but now he'll be Yoda!
Work. Flu. Crazy. The end.
I guess those are the major things going on in our lives now... I'm really trying to get better about blogging. I have so many insightful and clever things to say. :-)