Archive | July, 2010

The Beginnings of a Diaper Addiction

6 Jul

I became interested in cloth diapers about 3 or 4 months ago. I did tons of research on all the different kinds, priced everything out, and tried to convince Sweet Husband that cloth was the way to go, he was not keen on the idea in the least bit (and still isn’t). I finally got to try cloth about 2 months ago with a trial kit from Huckleberry Baby Shop. Although I was very grateful to be able to try a bunch of different kinds, I still felt there was more.

Fast forward to now, and I have several different types of diapers coming in the mail, most of which I have won, from other blogs and through Facebook. But I’m still looking for more. I want to explore the world of fitteds and wool covers, I want to learn to fold the perfect prefold and learn to use a Snappi properly. I want to find an ultra trim diaper to look slick under pants. I want to try out some All-in-two’s and hybrid diapers. I want to find the ultimate night-time solution so we can avoid chemical filled disposables all together. There is also the aspect of the perfect detergent, and the best wetbags. I haven’t even begun to explore the wonders of the diaper sprayer. Don’t forget cloth wipes, if you’re gonna use reuseable diapers you might as well go for the whole she-bang and try out the reuseable wipes too. I could litterally go on forever, but mostly I want to find the perfect fit for Sweet thing, find the perfect routine, and take millions of cute pictures of that fluffy butt!

I love cloth, and I feel an addiction growing!

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Happy (late) Canada Day!

5 Jul

I love my Country!
But I don’t love going out late with Sweet Thing.
We stayed home with Sweet Husband and watched movies instead.
We still saw (part) of the fireworks from our house.
And that was just enough for me.
I’m not the biggest fan of big crowds, and people running into eachother.
I’m not a big fan of drunk people stumbling around me.
I’m not a fan of second-hand smoke for me, and most of all my daughter.
I AM a fan of fireworks, but not the noise and smell it creates.

Staying home and living where I live, I got the best experience of the night! YAY!

Happy Birthday Canada!

Admirer Monday

5 Jul

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Milestones

1 Jul

Sweet Thing has hit a bunch of milestones lately, including going from a sitting position to her knees, learning to wave, cutting her 1st tooth and her 2nd a few weeks later, her first word DADA, and now her first sign MORE.

We only just started signing less than a week ago, so this is extremely exciting. I haven’t had a real good chance to read the book, so I personally don’t know very many signs. But “MORE” is the sign I have been using the most, I use it after each cheerio and after a few bites of whatever is in her bowl.

This morning she got chunky-apple-saucy-something-er-other (some sort of cross between a puree and chunks of apple). Apparently she loved it because she signed for more after each bite. Of course the sign was not perfect. For those of you who don’t know the sign its kinda like when you make your hand look like the beak of a bird (or someone yapping) with both hands and you touch them together like they are kissing. That is the sign for “MORE”. So Sweet Thing’s version was kind of just putting her hands together.

And how I know that she was actually signing and not just playing? She never puts her hands together unless she is switching toys to the other hand. So to me it was pretty obvious. Of course I called Sweet Husband as soon as I saw her doing it. I think it’s important for him to feel included in the excitement even if he isn’t there at the exact moment. I think hearing the excitement in my voice over the phone, is the next best thing.

I’m so tossed up about my feelings. I’m so ecstatic when Sweet Thing learns something new, like to make noise when you tap her mouth or to pick up a cheerio with her forefinger and thumb, yet at the same time, It’s also sad. She isn’t a tiny baby anymore who sleeps through everything. She doesn’t need me to put my hand under her head when I pick her up. She’s getting so big and its absolutely amazing to see her grow and learn. I love seeing her bright eyes every morning ready for the day.

It’s the greatest accomplishment to see something you’ve created do such amazing things.

I feel the most overwhelming love when I look at that Sweet little girl.