Thursday, May 28, 2009
There you have it my Fave Find this Week!! Check out this Etsy Shop
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Megan from the Newly Wed, Newly Bred Blog is hosting the FuzziBunz Give Away, Head on over to her blog for your chance to win
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
My little boy is 4 years old toady, and I am wondering where this past year has gone. I can clearly see how much you have grown and accomplished in the past year. When you turned three you were still napping during the day, you were almost fully potty trained. Look at you now!
You are Mr. Independant. You like to pick out your own clothes in the morning and I let you even just to see what you come up with. You are still loving your Stuffies (stuffed animals)Bear Bear and Moose. You like to turn on your Night Light all by yourself.
This year you were hospitalized for 8 days you had a growth on your gland in your neck. You were treated with IV antibiotics. Also this was the year I decided to be a SAHM. It is truly the st decision we have made as a family. I get to be with my two favorite boys every day.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I received three of the small size pocket diapers from a WAHM her cloth diaper business is called Cutiepoops. These diapers are very well made. Very Impressed with the service I received from Adrian. Large selection of fabric, order was put out super fast and shipping was super quick considering I am located in Canada. You should take a peek at her website http://cutiepoops.com/. I can't wait for baby to arrive so I can try these adorable diapers on him. Thanks Adrian..
I also received two size small waterproof diaper cover/wrap with leg gussets and crossover tabs from a wonderful Etsy Shop(I Love ETSY) kdbspace http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5801017 These covers are well made and reasonably priced..
Also received 6 embellished prefolds....I love getting Fluff Mail...I am all around very impressed with the items I received from all the WAHM... Etsy.com is a new favorite shopping site for me. I love buying handmade Items.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
When planning for diapers for a brand new baby, you will especially need to concentrate on how often you will be changing diapers. Because newborns tend to have a bowel movement nearly every time they urinate (especially those that are breastfed), they may need anywhere from 12-18 diapers a day!
For this age, I recommend either a prefold and cover system, fitted diapers with covers. For convenience with other diaper changers (My Husband) or when going out and about, you may choose to pick up a few pocket or all-in-one diapers.
So, when doing laundry every 1.5 days, for newborns I would recommend...
18-24 prefolds OR fitted diapers (or a combination of the two)
2 Snappi diaper fasteners (if using prefolds)
18-24 wipes (if you are washing diapers, why not wash your wipes too!)
2 pail liners (one can be washing and one can be clean)
For older Babies & Toddlers
Once your child gets past the newborn stage, you will need to concentrate much more on absorbancy, especially for toddlers. If you are doing laundry every day and a half, you will need 14-16 diapers, in any combination of prefolds, fitteds, pockets, or one-size diapers. As baby gets older, this stash could stretch you longer than a day and a half. Want to wash every two days? Add a few more diapers to your stash.
For the most economical solution, you can use prefolds and covers. Fitteds with covers or pockets add more convenience, and then all-in-ones are the most expensive but easiest to use. As with newborns, don't feel like you have to stick with one system! Any combination will be fine.
4-6 covers (for prefolds and fitted diapers)
18-24 wipes (If you are washing diapers, why not wash your wipes too!)
2 pail liners (one can be washing and one can be clean
As your child gets older, you will find yourself needing extra absorbency in your diapers. The time frame for this can vary depending on how often the diaper is changed and how much of a heavy wetter the child is. When this happens, you will need to add some extra absorbency to your diapers.
If you are using pocket diapers, you will need 1 insert (two for a heavy wetter) for each day time pocket diaper. For night time diapering, you will need 2-3 inserts per diaper.
For fitted and prefold diapers, you will need 1 cover for every 2-3 fitteds or prefolds. The cover can be reused as long as it isn't wet or soiled. For night time diapering, try a fleece or wool cover for maximum wetness protection.
One Size (OS): A single diaper that will adjust to fit multiple sizes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Trying to decide what to do for Dinner tonight we have all 4 kiddos this evening and deciding on a meal that everyone will enjoy can sometimes be a chore.... I have Chicken Stir Fry on my mind...
Friday, May 15, 2009
I am curious to see how our family dynamic will change in the next few weeks with the arrival of baby Aiden.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I Ordered 6 Pocket Diapers from a local mom who has recently started selling CD. I received my order over the weekend 6 small pocket diapers. I am extremely happy with the product thus far,and cannot wait to try them out when baby arrives. I am also patiently waiting for my other orders to arrive so I can compare the products. Also I have ordered some prefolds and diaper covers. If any one has any advice on folding the prefolds or any tips regarding prefolds It would be welcomed..
Mom andI went out for banana splits at a local dilly bar, we even brought Banana splits back for the boys, and the husbands. They enjoyed Mothers Day as well..
I figure fathers day weekend will be a great weekend for mom and I to get to the Spa!!!
I love being a mom....Today I found myself thinking about how lucky I am. I got to watch my husband and boys laugh and giggle at the lobsters crawling on the deck (before they went in the pot). I had time with each one of my boys for a snuggle,tickle and a giggle... I find that being a mom has made me appreciate my own Mom so much more, and I love the Nanna she is to my boys. I also appreciate the small day to day joys of being a Mommy more and more everyday.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there !!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Fuzzi Bunz Give Away.... Visit Amanda's Blog Proud Mommy of Four, for your chance to winhttp://aproudmommyof4.blogspot.com/2009/05/fuzzi-bunz-giveaway.html
Bummis Give Away.. visit Amanda's Blog, Proud Mommy of Four, for your chance to win
Naturepedic Give Away. Visit Natural Mommie for your chance to win http://www.naturalmommie.com/2009/05/naturepedic.html
Tina at My Own Party of 5 blog is promoting her new Etsy shop with a fabulous Purse give away stop on over to her blog for more information
Also stop on by her etsy shop and take a look at her creations
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
My boys are growing up....
Monday, May 4, 2009
- Being a SAHM i feel that it is my responsibility to find ways to cut expenses.. Trying to find ways to make our one income go further.. I have determined that by using cloth vs disposable will save money in the long run. Making an investment go further
- GO GREEN cutting back on the amount of waste going into the landfills...
- CUTE..Have you seen the cute cloth diapers these days. We have decided to go with Pocket Diapers... I have ordered 6 small diapers from a local WAHM, who sews the diapers herself and has tried and tested her designs on her own child. I have also ordered 6 small pocket diapers from ETSY,made by moms....
I am taking a small plunge into cloth diapering... I hope that 12 cloth diapers will get me through the days with a newborn, using disposables at night while the cloth diapers are in the wash. My plan is to be cloth diapering 24/7 by the time our boy is 3 Months..
Any advice or comments on cloth diapering is greatly appreciated. I am expecting some resistance from our extended family. I will be the first to attempt the cloth diapers....