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Diapers and Heights

Posted May 19 2011 6:09pm
We had a busy day today, to say the least. It started with a trip to the pharmacy (in the same hospital where I delivered Marija) for a three month supply of mini pills, then to TLS (I'm obsessed, what can I say?) and ended at the Walmart vision center so I could get fitted for contacts.

Ry and I have been going back and forth about how to finish out our CD supply. I can't justify spending $25 for a single diaper (the equivalent of one diaper change) when I could spend the same amount on two covers (the equivalent of three or more diaper changes). Much as I dream of BG OS Organic AIO's, I just can't do it.

We decided that the best way to fill out our stash was with 6 more Flip covers and 12 more stay dry inserts. We got two Day Packs (one in light green and one in dark green) and two Flip covers (one in yellow and one in pink - totally Ryan's idea). We saved $5 with a store credit and got another $5 credit to use for next time. I think I want to get Tea Tree Essential Oil for the wetbag and pail liner. The wetbag has a cotton fold sewn in to put a few drops of oil on, but the pail liner doesn't, so I will probably use raggedy old wash cloths instead. I've read that tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic and since it's scented, the liner and bag will smell like the oil and not poo.

 This is what we got today, which finishes out our CD supply perfectly. I'll have to post a picture of my full stash later on cuz half of it is dirty right now.

When I got to TLS, I had my list in hand, got what I wanted and walked out of there without doing any more damage. We used our June diaper/wipe/pull-up budget for this purchase and it worked out wonderfully as we're done buying pull ups as well. We're sticking with disposable wipes for the most part since we use them for almost every household use possible. You name it, we have used them on it. Spills, cleaning up highchairs, wiping Bear and Dali's muddy paws, etc. Plus, I don't have a super convenient way of carrying around dozens of moist cloth wipes for full day outings. I go through way too many disposables when we're out for the day to be able to conveniently use cloths instead. Although I have read about packing a few dozen cloth wipes with a bottle of BumGenius Bottom Cleaner-Clem . I wouldn't mind having another dozen cloth wipes for home use because I love, love, love them. They are much more absorbent and clean up diaper messes much better. Maybe I'll put my $5 store credit toward another dozen cloth wipes instead of the essential oil. We'll see.

We now have 10 Flip covers, 1 BumGenius soaker, 3 Econobum covers, 12 prefolds and 12 BumGenius cloth wipes. I think we have more than enough CD's to last us through potty-training and to use on future babies. I will probably still choose to indulge in an extravagant CD purchase for my birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc, but we are so set for now.

Franky Is Brave

I'm honestly still surprised, days later, that he liked this. He was sent flying 30 feet into the air and he didn't so much as wince. He was all smiles, ear-to-ear, and was very disappointed when his five minutes were up. Ryan wants to take him back to do it again very soon.
Better Than I Had Dreamed It Would Be 
Can I just say how it melts me to see them like this, side by side, perfectly content and getting along?  

I Will Spare You Pictures On This One Franky pooped in the potty yesterday, for the first time. We stayed home, so he was sans-pull-ups all day. I could tell he was holding it cuz every now and then he'd act like he had to go but then wouldn't. Finally, Ry could tell he really had to go, so he sat him down on the potty and let him do his business. I am so, so, so proud of him. My main goal was to have him go at least once, that way he wouldn't hesitate to poop in the potty when he has to go. I was a little worried my potty-training goal was a bit optimistic, but the way he's doing tells me otherwise =)

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