A good morning so far!

Last night it was difficult to get baby J to sleep and keep him sleep. Part of the problem is my husband’s snoring. It’s dreadful, and it keeps waking the baby up. As much as I love co-sleeping and believe it’s generally beneficial, I’m starting to think my son will sleep better in his own room, in his own crib. So my goal this week is to get the boxes unpacked in the 2nd bedroom, so J can put up the crib. As tired as I was, I made sure I got baby J up by 8am this morning. I think I’ve been letting him sleep too late, and that’s why he’s having trouble getting to bed at a decent hour at night. His internal clock is off. I also put him in his swing about 30 minutes ago, and he’s having his long nap now instead of this afternoon. I hope that will help too. We’ll see!

So far this morning, I ate breakfast, did the dishes and scrubbed the shower, tub, and sink in hubby’s bathroom. That may not sound like a lot, but it is for me these days! After I finish typing this, I’m going to pop in the shower before baby wakes up, then get cracking at that article. The magazine editors were asking me today how many words each section is going to be, etc. (it’s an online magazine for the 143d ESC, so they have flexibility on the number of pages they do each month), so they can plan the layout. Uhm…I don’t know? I need to get 3/4 of it finished today at least, so I can tell them. I only have 3 more interviews left, and one’s today. That means I could potentially have most of it finished today. I’ve already started the conclusion. I write articles very backwards. I do the conclusion before the middle a lot of times. I have all these disjointed sections that I tie together.

The ravioli last night was a success! In hindsight, I should’ve had a veggie. I’m concerned about making healthy, home-cooked meals for hubby and I (no Hamburger Helper or frozen dinners in this house!), but I keep forgetting to put veggies out. I like to do a one-pot type of meal, and that way I can add veggies into it. I have to admit…I’m not a fan of salad. Alas, it’s too important to my diet for me to avoid!

Last night, I had some fun on Ebay. I actually haven’t been on Ebay in years, but I thought I’d check out the fluff (that’s CLOTH DIAPERS for you CD virgins), and see if there were any deals. I bought a one size Kawaii cover. It was the cheapest price I could find (the shipping was either free or really low. I forget which). I also bought a Babyland pocket. Babyland diapers appear to be another questionable Chinese brand…or at least manufacturer. I’m not sure if it’s the same manufacturer that does Alva’s or not. I guess I’ll find out when they all get here! Anyway, it was only $2.99 with free shipping, so heck…it’s cheaper than my weekly latte from Starbucks, so why not? I also bid and won on two used Mama’s Simple Solutions diaper covers. I couldn’t find out a lot about this brand on the Web, but they appear to be made by a WAHM. I was very comfortable with the price I paid and the shipping costs, so I’m optimistic I’ll be happy with these covers, considering the price I paid. I’m compiling a list of diaper brands and the average costs of their diapers. When I finally get it together, I’ll post it here. I have 35 brands on my list so far, but I actually still have to add some of the mainstream ones: gDiapers, Fuzzi Bunz, that sort of thing.

I’ll end this post with an adorable picture of my chubby-cheeked, big-headed baldy:


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Starbucks iced coffee and my experience with ordering from China

First, let me say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these individual iced coffee packets from Starbucks! If you buy them from Walmart, they come out to about $1.25 per glass + plus whatever you pay for any cream or sugar you add. It still adds up when you drink at least one every day, I know. My friend sent me a post recently about how to cold brew iced coffee, so one of these days when I get the time (yeah right!), I’m going to check it out and see how to do it. Next… normally I’d be concerned about ordering anything from China, but I’d read a lot of reviews about the Alva Baby cloth diapers company, and they were mostly positive. Their diapers are by far the cheapest I’ve come across ($5.99 for an AI2 and free shipping!), so I ordered one today to see if I like them. The site was a bit of a nightmare to order from. It was, possibly, user error. I’ll admit that. Oh, I want to add that I’m all for buying American, but let’s be honest…Americans are never going to sell a cloth diaper for $5.99, because we won’t work for 10 cents an hour! Military families do NOT have a lot of money, unless the service member is high-ranking. So I’ll order from China with no qualms, thank you very much.

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Diaper Junction Giveaway-Fuzzi Bunz

This week Diaper Junction is giving away two Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diapers! The winner of this contest will be able to choose two Fuzzi Bunz Pocket Diapers of their choice off the Web site. One of these days I hope to win this contest, but I’ll be honest…I never win anything! 🙁 But someone has to right? You may be one of the lucky ones! I have yet to try Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers, but I’ve heard excellent things about them from many moms. You have 5 days enter, so check it out and enter as soon as possible! Click below for the site:

Diaper Junction Giveaway- Fuzzi Bunz

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