Friday, September 24, 2010

18 months ( LATE )

Where did the time go?

March 11, 2009 we welcomed you into this world

September 11, 2009. You turned 6 months old.

March 11, 2010. Happy Birthday Beautiful!

September 11, 2010. A year and a half old. My baby is growing up

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Took a break..

Sorry it has been so long since I posted. Conway passed away and our family has been struggling with it all. I have a lot to blog about so be patient. I promise, that you will see several more posts from me soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Worst Mom Award goes to.....

( Points to self ) This girl!

Remember how I said that I stripped Faith's diapers and washed them in a new detergent? Well, Monday morning Faith woke up with BLISTERS all over her diaper area. Not cool. Obviously she was having an allergic reaction to the new detergent. Luckily I ordered 6 packets of the RLR. I used three on Saturday.

I knew that I couldn't spend all day at home doing the diapers again, so I packed everything up, and went to the laundry mat in Kyle to strip the diapers yet again and was them in the old detergent.

I was there for about 3 1/2 hours and finally got the dipes back to normal.BUT since it decided to rain all day I couldn't put the diapers out on the line to dry, so I had them hanging all over the house.

This was so stressful for me. Not how I had planned spending my Labor Day. So my sweet angel's blistered baby junk was just the start of me being an awful mom.

I was so focused on the diapers, I forgot to give Faith her 2pm heart meds. I realized this at 7pm. Faith has to have her meds every 8 hours. Very time sensitive. I started freaking out, had to call the on call cardiologist and everything ended up being ok. Her heart rate was good, we gave her the meds, and then we got up at 1 am to give them to her again. ( We got up actually means Damian got up ) He is wonderful when it comes to getting up in the middle of the night. One of the million reasons why I love him.

So today I am just feeling like a bad mom. I hate this feeling. Boo

PS excuse the poor quality of the photos. They were taken with my phone.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stripping my stash

I am not sure why my diapers have been stinky lately, but it was unacceptable, so this weekend I decided to strip them.

I ordered some RLR from ( who by the way were super nice and very fast shipping ! ) and got to work.

It took me almost all day to get all my diapers,inserts,cloth wipes,pail liners, and wet bags stripped, line dried and stuffed. As much as I love cloth diapers, I was oh so glad to be done with them last night. I finally finished after midnight.

So far today they haven't stunk, so we shall see. I also switched detergents, and I am not going to say what I am using yet until I know if it works or not. I am a little leery about it, but I have been told it does a good job.

I took some pictures of my diapers yesterday.
The first picture is of my first load of diapers out on the clothes line. Please pardon all the dog toys strung out all over the yard. Conway takes stuff outside all day long, and it is easier for me to just pick it up at the end of the day.

I am so excited to see and hear about all the other mommas out there who are cloth diapering. I really enjoy it, and when I see another mom who is cloth diapering, it makes me all giddy inside. I know I am lame, but hey it's the little things in life. My friend becca was taking a picture of her stash and wants to see pictures of other people's stash. ( Check out Becca's blog and look at her adorable little boy Jax at )
So the second picture is of my stash. This is all I have minus the one she was sleeping in. I guess I should have put all the pail liners, cloth wipes, and wetbags in the picture, but you get the general gist of it. I think it is safe to say that I am addicted to cloth diapers. I am sure that I don't need anymore, but I like having a large stash because that way I am not having to use the same ones all the time. I feel like I will get more use out of them, if I have a lot of diapers in my rotation.

My stash is made up of : Fuzzibunz, Happy Heinys, Bum Genius 3.0 and 4.0's, one kawaii, Diaper Change Diapers, Blueberry,a couple of Flips and one diaper that a friend of mine at work made for Faith.