It looks like tonight is going to be a repeat of last night. I try to get baby J to bed around 10, and usually that’s no problem. But last night he decided he wasn’t sleeping until after 1am, and this night is looking more and more likely to be the same. I’m pretty sure he’s going through a growth spurt right now, and I’m guessing that has something to do with it? That, or it’s because I’m putting him in the swing for his daily long nap in the afternoon instead of in the morning like usual? The last few days I’ve timed the long naps to coincide with the afternoon phone interviews I’ve been conducting for my article. I guess he’s getting too much sleep too late in the day?? I really don’t know, but I need to figure out what the issue is and fix it-soon!
I just stuck him in the swing, so I’ll see what that does…I hope he doesn’t start screaming, but we’ll see. My little boy can have a wee bit of a temper! In the meantime, I’m researching more on cloth diapers. The number of brands out there just blows me away! I had NO IDEA before I started all this research that it was such a lucrative business with high demands. Right now I’m looking into the possibility of making my own bamboo inserts for pocket diapers. It shouldn’t be too difficult; I just need to find the right fabric. Then again, if the fabric is as much for me to buy as it would to just get the insert…well, I’ll just get the insert, and save myself some work.
Annnnnnd he’s fussing… I’ll try sticking his paci in his mouth…
So far so good. He usually loses the paci within a few minutes though. And it’s gone. Okay, I guess that’s it for this post.
In conclusion…this is how my son SHOULD LOOK AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT!!!:
Despite the fact my husband is grossed out over washing poopy diapers in our washing machine, I’m insistent that I’m doing this. For one, it’s better for the environment (yes, I know you can argue that you still use gallons of water every year to wash them blah blah blah, but at least I’m not filling up a landfill), and two…extremely cost effective, especially if you use the same diapers on multiple kids, which we will. Our son’s two months old, and I haven’t started yet. I figured that as a new mom/new wife (my husband was deployed, so we’ve barely lived together), cloth diapering might be too much on top of it all. I pulled out the two diapers I’ve bought yesterday. One is a diaper cover with prefolds and the other is a pocket diaper with inserts. I bought two more pocket diapers on Zulilly today, which brings my grand total to four. That’s not so great, considering I need about 12 if I wash daily. It’s a start though. I plan to look for deals and buy them from different sources. Cloth diapering costs money up front but will save thousands in the long run.
I’m dying to try one of my cloth diapers on my son today, but I need to wash them first. I’m still looking into laundry detergents suitable for cloth diapers. So far, I’m looking at Rockin’ Green (but I’m not sure about the scents) or Tiny Bubbles. I already have Tide Free & Gentle, which some people use for cloth diapering, but seems to leave build up on diapers over time. It should be okay for a few days until I buy new detergent, so I’ll probably go ahead and wash them today with the new 3-6 months clothes I pulled out yesterday. My 2-month old is now in 3-6 month clothes. He’s growing so quickly! 🙁
Also on the agenda for today…fold baby clothes, take the baby for a walk, look presentable before my husband gets home, unpack at least one moving box, and cook something edible for dinner. I’m thinking rice with a can of cream of mushroom soup sauce (it’s cheating, I know) and some ground hamburger in there for protein. Salad on the side, of course. Pudding for dessert would be yummy. Hmmm…I should mention I need to lose 30 pounds of baby weight.