Monday, November 12, 2012

And the teeth come out...

Today was the first full day at daycare in cloth diapers. So far, so good. Teachers are all on board, and I'm trying to make it as easy as possible. I brought a trashcan lined with the HUGEST wet bag in THE WHOLE WORLD. (I could fit in it. "What were you thinking?" you ask? I liked the print. Size be damned.) I brought six bumGs with liners. I bought a big smile. Perhaps, I should have brought tacos. In any case, no one freaked out. Emergency disposables are still in her cubby in case they use them all or one of the assistants can't figure out the snaps (it took me a few days, I don't blame anyone.)

Olive was mas cranky all morning. Not even bananas and blueberries appeased the beast. Seems like her entire classroom was transforming under the full moon and went batshitnuts until nap time. She had a fit at school of apocalyptic magnitude, then bit a friend after she tried to steal a toy by scratching her neck. I'm proud and worried.I don't want her to be the Biting Girl, but I'm glad she stood up for herself. When asked if she should bite friends or apples, she responded apples. I'm sure that doesn't mean she won't bite when provoked.
Maybe I should try this at work. :-)

**Testing out Wordpress as another platform**

Monday, November 5, 2012

Remember, remember...

Yep. It's the Fifth of November. If only I had time to watch V For Vendetta.

In the Pail
After much trial and error, I've decided to order at 12-pack of bumGenius from (The buy five get one free hooked me). While I really liked the Fuzzibuns and Thirsties, here are my two issues:
  • FuzziBs need to be stuffed. I have little patience to do this, unless I'm watching RHOWhatever
  • Thirsties are taking too long to dry. I'd need a jillion. Or 40.
I may get a handful of FuzziBuns because they really are easy to use (once I figured it out). The daycare had an easier time with the bumGs, though. Now I need to patiently wait until my diapers arrive. This is not one of my best traits...

 Talking to Wela on the iPad, sporting a Thirsties.

Learning At Home
Signed up for an online workshop with Red White and Grew starting today. I'm hoping this will help alleviate my anxiety about it.

¿Que pasó en SA?
Took a quickish trip to the new Trader Joe's that opened in the Quarry to rekindle my love for long-missed snacks. Sara and I braved the crowds, loaded up a cart, and made it through the checkout unscathed. And satisfied. Snacks for all!

Monkey Time
Ran the monkey around the backyard for fun. And because I love hearing her squeal with joy. Also discovered that the swing is a nap inducer. Noted.

What should I remember about today? Sweet baby kisses. Great husband hugs. Great friendship nonsense.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Green Side

Last week I began my journey to the Green Side of Mothering: Cloth Diapers.

As much as I try to be environmentally aware at work and at home, I hesitated going down the path of CD when I found out I was pregnant. Too much work, I thought.

So here we are, 16 months later, and I finally feel ready to attempt it. Ok, finally feel BRAVE enough to do it.Plus, I have two friends who work for Rockin Green detergent, and was looking for an excuse to use their soap.

After a lesson at the pool, I hauled Olive to Go, Baby, Go for a quick "How To" and "What the?" session with the owner, Elizabeth, and walked out with this:

  • bumGenius Freetime Albert Velcro
  • bumGenius Freetime Lovelace 
  • Fuzzibunz Watermelon 
  • Fuzzibunz Mac N Cheese
  • Thristies DUO AIO Meadow 2s
  • Thirsties DUO AIO Hoot 2s

So far, I've only tried them at night. I haven't mentioned to the daycare that this is coming. Heh. In any case, here's the results so far:

Test 1: fuzzibunz overnight. Win. Full of overnight pee. No leaks.
Test 2: thirsties overnight. Minor front leak fail.*
Test 3: bumGenius overnight. Less than major front leak fail. **

* Maybe if I had figured out how to put it on correctly...
** See above comment. *Facepalm* 

Seriously, where are the instructions? Even youTube videos only include reviews. WHERE'S THE HOW TO? I have work getting in the way of researching this and it's irritating the f**ck out of me. I swear, I'm smarter than this. I WILL WIN!

Today, I swapped out her disposable as soon as we got home from daycare. Into the Meadow Thristies she went. And into it went a poop. So...where are those instructions again? Tonight's bedtime features Fuzzibunz Watermelon with THREE inserts and a better snap fit. Just in case.

*fingers crossed*