Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday - Day 2

Supplies and Preparation

I had quite the advantage going into the challenge this year, I am using the same things I did last year!  I did however buy some yarn and covers, so I will include them into my list.

5 FST's - free
5 swaddle blankets from hospital - free
15 swaddle blankets from my first born in 2009 - free
4 snappi's - free (I did buy 2 new this year when my baby girl was born $3.95)
6 gerber flats - free
mosaic moon yarn for longies/shorties and such - $200 ( This is very good yarn and costs about $20 for 4 oz and each project is between 3 and 8 oz of yarn needed)
1 Kissus PUL cover - $8.00
2 Flip covers - $20.00

So in total I spent $231.95...Of course if I go by what I spent specifically for THIS event it would be $0.

So that is my list, I toss every diaper into the sink or bathtub and try to keep on top of washing every other diaper change, of course with a house full of 3 kids aged 4 and under, I occasionally get a bit behind :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday - Day 1

Day 1 - Why take the Challenge?

What better way to get the word out about these ease and benefits of cloth diapering than showing how budget friendly it is and blogging about it :)  I took this challenge last year as well and had a wonderful time learning how to use and wash without the aid of modern convenience.  I was taking the challenge with my 1 yr old, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  This year I have a 7 week old and my now 2 yr old to diaper daily.

I have changed my dynamic a bit, last year I was washing only in the am and pm, this year I am washing after each or every other change.  Last year I tried many folding styles, this year I will be only using one.  I have chosen the "prefold" fold, since it is comparable to my daily prefolds.  We use both wool and PUL covers.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monday pre post for flats challenge

Here is a picture of my 29 lb 2 yr old wearing a receiving blanket for a flat diaper ...

And here is my 12 lb 6 oz  7 week old wearing a Gerber flat.

Can't wait to really get started on the challenge, and having two in diapers full time is definitely a challenge :)

Baby girl is almost 8 weeks old!

That's right, our little Lillian has made her debut and is already growing by leaps and bounds!  At birth Lillian Grace weighed in at 7 lbs 7.9 oz and was 21 1/2" long.  I had a wonderful labour and birth and other than the normal ups and downs of being a baby she is very laid back and a very happy girl.

Now, over 7 weeks later and she is 12 lbs 6 oz!  she is sweet, smiley and is definately a morning person.  She always wakes around 5:30  and when she's ready to join the family after breakfast she has a smile on her face .  I wanted to post a few pics of her and share the fun this week of the  Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry.

This will be my second year participating in the challenge and I will have both of my diapered babes in flats!  Daniel is now only diapered at night so he will not be participating.  Tomorrow is the start of the challenge, so I will be posting links and such so that you may read what others are learning from the challenge as well.  I will be completing my regular diaper laundry tonight and tomorrow morning, and then strictly handwashing for the next 7 days.  

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 2013

I am nearing the end of my 3rd pregnancy and will hit 33 weeks this coming Tuesday!  I haven't been on here to share this journey, partly because I just haven't had the time, and partly because I was sick for most of this pregnancy.  We did find out at 20 weeks that we will be welcoming a little girl to our family.  Her brothers are already very excited and Daniel loves to put his hand on mommy's belly and feel her move.  I have continued with my yoga practise as much as I could, and am currently teaching prenatal, postnatal and beginner classes in Montgomery, and Anderson Ohio.  

With a baby on the way, we are making several changes to our home; moving rooms around, adding doors, painting and other such necessary improvements.  In the next few weeks Brian and I will be celebrating our 5th anniversary, Joseph's 2nd birthday, a Blessingway for mommy, Easter and the birth of our daughter...hopefully in that order and all in the next 7 weeks.  I think we are going to be a little busy :).  

When we get more done in the house I will be sure to upload photos.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 26

Day 26 - What does your significant other do that makes your heart melt?  

Brian kisses me before bed every night and kisses me in the morning when he leaves for work.  He kisses and hugs his boys several times a day.  He tells me I'm a good mother, even on rough days when I feel like I am at a breaking point.  He makes me smile, and believes in my abilities.  He supports me in all of my endeavours.  He still brings me flowers, not as often as he did when we were first engaged, but he always seems to know when to bring a little something home to boost my spirits.

Day 25

Day 25 - Ideal day of "me time"

Hmmm, this is one that I have had in mind for a while.  I still have a Christmas gift that needs used, so I am thinking my perfect "me day" would be a mani/pedi and full body massage.  Following this, a date night with just me and the hubby :)  We don't do a lot anymore as a couple and it is nice whenever we get some alone time to ourselves :).