Well, that was a FAIL

So yesterday I tried out my first cloth diaper. It was a prefold inserted inside of a diaper cover. Turns out prefolds are more difficult to fold than I previously anticipated. Of course my already-skeptical-to-cloth-diapering husband is staring at the debacle while my baby is screaming because I’m taking so long. I gave up on the prefold and reached for a pocket diaper, which seems almost impossible to mess up. I just found online another way to roll the prefold, called a jelly roll. I’m going to try that today. If that doesn’t work…I think my prefolds may be too small for baby J.

Today was a little stressful. I couldn’t ignore my ear pain any longer and went into the local military clinic I’m assigned to. I have an issue with Q-tips. It’s some sort of strange compulsion. If I see a Q-tip, I HAVE to stick it in my ear. I’ll even use Q-tips at other peoples’ homes. Like if they have me over for dinner, and I see a Q-tip in the bathroom…I’m going to town! I’ve actually gone to the doctor 3 times (maybe 4?) in my life to get the head of a Q-tip removed from my ear. Anyway, the doc wasn’t sure if my ear was infected or not, but they flushed a ball of wax (gross, I know) out of my ear that was jammed way down. He said the canal was inflamed and red, so that’s why I’m in so much pain. Once they got the wax out, I could hear again. Hallelujah! It was getting kind of old asking everyone, “Pardon me? Excuse me? What was that?” He also gave me antibiotic drops for the ear. I know some people would say don’t take antibiotics for an ear infection, but the ear has been getting worse. I tried tea tree oil and peroxide in it, with no relief. Anyway, back to the stress. Basically, I’m sitting on the examination table, leaning over to the right holding a bottle of breastmilk in baby J’s mouth as he’s sitting in the stroller to keep him from crying while the doc’s peering in my left ear. Annnd it kind of went on from there. Oh, the nurse said other than the ball of wax, I have very clean ears =)

Anyway, hubby is putting up curtains in our bedroom. Finally! (we’ve been here since April, but he’s been gone for about 5 weeks of the time at sea) I’m going to finish folding these baby clothes and make some chicken noodle soup for dinner (I’m cheating again. I’m adding ingredients to a can of soup).

Later I’m trying this jelly roll thing with the diaper. Woo hoo!

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