Monday, June 6, 2011

My return...

Serial posting! 

Okay so with my last post I realized that I hadn't posted anything since April! Whew- what a whirlwind of a maternity leave it has been. I go back to work in 2 weeks!

We are doing well here though. Patrick is completely breast fed and will only get a bottle (or two) if I want to have more than one drink. And that bottle would be breast milk if I wasn't stocking my freezer to send to my step-mom's once I go back to work.

I really need to figure out how to get more per pumping session since right now I'm only getting about 2 ounces total. I ordered some supplements and it looks like I'm going to have to suck it up and smell like fake maple syrup (yuck!).

Bobby is handling being a big brother really well. We have our bad days but for the most part he is sweet to "his baby" and loves to kiss and tickle him. He has, however, figured out that he can do pretty much whatever he wants while I am nursing Patrick.

Which is what I am doing right now, so please excuse any typos. I'm using the blogger app on my phone so there is no spellcheck.

Taking the Plunge

So I have decided to switch over to cloth diapers for Patrick. we spent (and are still spending) so much money on diapers with Bobby and I'd like to avoid that with this baby- plus the whole "it's good for the environment" thing. I also think it will be better for Patrick's super sensitive skin. Poor baby has eczema in all his creases and I've noticed irritation on his front where the diapers sit.
Luckily, I have a few friends that cloth diaper that I was able to ask for advice. I also read every inch of DiaperJunction trying to figure out which route I wanted to go.
I settled on prefolds with covers as it was the cheapest way to get a 2 day stash. I also got a Kissaluvs AIO and a Fuzzibunz pocket diaper to try. I figure prefolds are versatile and I could use them in pockets should I decide I like those better.
I have a feeling I will like pockets better after I read more, but the dizzying array of inserts threw me. Plus each diapers costs at the minimum $12, so I am keeping my eye on craigslist to see if any good lots come up on some used ones.
I'm lucky that my step-mom is down with cloth diapering since she will be keeping both boys when I go back to work. I'm also looking forward to some awesome wool covers that she will most likely knit. I have a feeling cloth diapering will inspire some new projects for her. She actually wanted me to CD Bobby but I was working full time and there was no way I would have been able to keep up with the laundry.
The laundry is what scares me still... I know I will find a routine but I have a hard time keeping up with our regular laundry most weeks!

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