Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where does the time go?

Little One is already four months old.  Seems like it's going so fast!  Last night my hubby and I watched our video footage from her birth and the first few weeks of her life for the first time.  Only four months ago, but she's so much bigger now!  It was fun to look back on how much smaller she was and how much more she slept.  I think the strangest part was seeing my big belly again.  It amazes me how much my love for my little girl has grown in the past four months.  There is no way I could imagine life without her now.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New things every day

Sometimes it amazes me at the little changes in Little One each day.  On Tuesday it was as if she suddenly opened her eyes and saw the flower toy attached to her swing. She had never even looked at it before, but on Tuesday, she reached out and grabbed hold of it.  All of the sudden, she is very interested in it.  And she acts as if she just can't decide what toy to play with on her exersauser.  Previously, if the animal buttons weren't in front of her, so would cry.  Now, she wants to turn and see all the other toys.  She wants to feel them, to cause them to make noise, get get them in her mouth...  Fun to watch. 

Today we went to visit the grandmas as the retirement home down the street again and for the first time, she laughed out loud!  Usually she just opens her mouth really wide, but no sound comes out.  While we were talking to the activity director, Michelle, she figured it out.  So fun to hear her little giggle!

I can't wait to see what tomorrow will hold :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cloth diapers and wipes

We've been using cloth diapers on Little One since we got home from the hospital.  We started by using a diaper service because Daddy didn't want to deal with poopy diapers and didn't want me to have to deal with washing them either.  It works quite well.  I called and arranged to have the first ones delivered about a week before my due date.  Magically, a bag of clean diapers appeared on my front porch.  Once Little One was born, I gave Tidee Didee a call to let them know she had arrived.  They told me to put out my dirty diapers each Monday morning, and like magic, bags of clean diapers started arriving to replace the poopy ones.  It was fabulous! 

A friend talked me into trying Fuzzi Bunz diaper a few weeks back, though, and I got hooked!  So easy to use!  I didn't think I'd be the type to be washing them all myself, but I don't mind at all.  Everything comes out in the wash with no problem at all.  Very low maintenance.  I love that the mediums fit from 15-30 lbs, so she should be able to use them for quite awhile.  They snap on, so as she gets bigger, she (hopefully!) won't be able to pul them off herself and make a mess.  Now that we have our own cloth diapers and I'm doing the washing, I've started to look into cloth wipes too.  Not that I feel I need to become an ultra-green person, but more because it seems like it would be more simple to just toss the wipes in the pail with the diapers than to be separating them out.   So this week I'm attempting to make my own cloth wipes.  And I found a great site on the web that has a bunch of recipes for cloth wipe solution.  I'm excited to see how it goes!  For anyone else who's interested in the wipe solution recipes, here's the website I found: