Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What I Love About You ~ 15 weeks

I Love...
  • how cute you look trying to roll over. You can't quite make it on your own, but oh how you are trying now...
  • with Mommy's little push...
  • that you got to meet many family members while on vacation! You met your Great Aunt Pat, Mommy's cousin Stephanie and her 4 kids, and also many family members on your Daddy's side of the family. Here's Mommy's family...
  • how sweet you look sleeping in Baba's arms......and in Pop Pop's arms...
  • how cute you are when you cry. I rarely see it, so I am actually glad I have a photo of it! You stick that little lip out and just beg for sympathy-and you get it!!!
  • how adorable you are watching tv with Daddy...
  • how sweet it was to see you grab and hold your papi for the first time...
  • how cute you look in your other bathing suit...
  • how snuggly and loving you are.
  • your first giggles a few days ago when Nanee tickled you.
  • hearing Nanee get you talking. Somehow she can keep you talking longer than anyone else, even me!
  • seeing you in the arms of your loving family (Nana, Aunt Tracey, Uncle Jack, and your cousins)
  • your wonderful, awesome, amazing sleep routine! You go 9-11 hours for the first night stretch and then 1-3 after that!!! Then you talk happily in your bed most mornings!! AND you nap well, or if you don't you handle it fine!!!! Completely different than your brothers were!!!
I love you little ladybug!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What I Love About You ~ 14 weeks

I Love:
  • your eyes-I will probably say this every week-they are SO incredible!!!
  • your new giggles ;) you are so funny and crack yourself up!
  • your teeny tiny bit of fuzzy new hair.
  • your many, many outfit changes per day...just cuz they are cute.
  • your easy going nature.
  • how sweet you look in your sunglasses...
  • how much fun it is to see your extended family love all over you...
  • just being your mommy.
Ladybug, you are growing up so fast, and I am loving every moment. I can't imagine life without you. Thank you for bringing so much joy to so many people. I love you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Knickernappies One Size Diaper Review

Here's Ladybug in her Knickernappies One Size Side Snapping Pocket Diaper in Brown...

As you can see it passes the all important *cute test* :-).

On to the part that really matters, here's what I like about this diaper:
  • the color...one of the few offered in dark brown
  • the snaps, our bumGenius dipes are velcro, and although they are more convenient during changes, I know they probably won't hold up for the years we will need these dipes
  • it does not leak...always a plus! It comes with 2 inserts and I am only using one and we're fine (Ladybug is 13 weeks old).
  • the inside is really soft.
  • the insert is easier to yank out before throwing it into the dirty diaper pail (compared to our BG inserts)
What isn't all that great (although it's not that bad either)...
  • the position of the snaps (opposite of how you put on most diapers), makes it a bit odd at first. I am getting used to it, but think it would be really hard with a squirmy baby (she is not squirmy).
  • the insert is harder to get in than the bumGenius, but not a big problem.

Will I be buying more?

Maybe. But only for the color choice of brown. I am going to try out one more brown dipe (Monkey Doodlez), but it's a sized dipe so I am not sure I can justify buying a bunch of them. If I didn't already own 18 bumGenius dipes, I would definitely have a few more Knickernappies in my stash.

Our grand total of cloth diapers is now at 21, with a goal stopping point of 36. I will say 21 is enough though, I just want to have more to reduce wear and tear on them. I think I will still probably do laundry the way I am now which is every other or every 3 days. That's about all our line will hold, as I am hang drying now too!!!

Remember if you decide to order from Squishy Tushy, we both get credit! Be sure to mention my name! I continue to love ordering from Teresa!

Reviews coming up: bumGenius AIO Organic Snap, Fuzzibunz One Size Pocket, Monkey Doodlez-Micro Doodlez AIO.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What I Love About You ~ 13 weeks

I Love...
  • your L-O-N-G, gorgeous eyelashes!!!!
  • your inner thigh fat rolls, that I can only see when I change your diaper!!
  • your beautiful and perfect sleeping abilities. You sleep all night, practically all morning and then whenever your want to throughout the day and you're always happy!
  • how adorable you are in your bath, and how much you seem to like it (or at least you don't protest at all)...
  • how easy you are for other people who take care of you...
  • how cute you look with your bows stuck to your head...
  • being a family of 5...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How Could I Live Without It ~ Rechargable Batteries

OK, so I know this isn't the normal cute baby thing, but it makes all of the cute baby things work and saves us money!!!! I don't know how we would survive without our battery charger and multiple sets of rechargeable batteries!

This is the company I ordered ours from when Krash was a newborn...

I ordered this charger and a similar set to this:

We have used this same charger and these same batteries for over 3 years now!!!! They power all of our amazing baby gadgets (swing, bouncy seats, mobile, fish tank on the crib, etc.) and spent the years in between those items powering remote control cars, cd players and more big boy stuff!

We use them for so many things, I am about to place an additional order for this set of 8 more size D:

When I went to prepare my order today I was reminded how much I love having these and knew I needed to share this as one of my favorite baby products here!!! If you don't own your own set like this, I highly recommend making the investment, you won't regret it and it will save you SO much time, sanity, and MONEY!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What I Love About You ~ 12 weeks

I Love...
  • your BIG wide mouthed grins ;-).
  • your chubby cheeks and the fat rolls on your thighs.
  • the way your face lights up when I go to get you in the morning when you wake up.
  • the way your hair sticks up on the top of your head.
  • your amazing sleep schedule, which allows me at least 7 hours each night, and even up to 9 1/2 sometimes! Then 2-3 more after that--you are the bomb girl!!!
  • how cute you looked in your bathing suit for the first time, even if you didn't swim
  • your endless supply of adorable outfits, I still am putting you in things you have never worn before!
  • how incredibly easy going you are-totally different than your big brothers were. You are such a blessing, thank you for being so simple!!!
  • the way you have bonded with your biggest brother, seeing him interact with you is one of the highlights of each day...
you are looking at him in this shot...
Ladybug, you are AMAZING, we are SO in love with you!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ladybug Loot

Here's more Ladybug Loot to go and try to win...

Gro Baby Diaper ( I REALLY want to win this one!!!!), ends 7/20

Mod Mum Baby Sling, ends 7/20

Baby Steps Natural Feeding System, ends 7/17/09

Boon Feeding Products, ends 7/15/09

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ladybug Loot

Found some "Ladybug Loot" for you to try to win along with me...

Go try to win some gDiapers along with me, ends 7/10/09,

I really want this custom Bumbo Seat Cover, ends 7/7/09,

Here's one for a Bumkin Cloth Diaper and liners, ends 7/13/09,

Here you can try to win an organic outfit for your baby, ends 7/9/09,

Finally, here's one for 2 COOL things from All Modern Baby, ends 7/9/09!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Great bumGenius Info

If you're looking for more info about bumGenius diapers, here's a great post comparing all of the different types they offer.

I will be doing a post about my opinions on the AIO Organic Snap soon!!!

I also loved this post giving another mom's perspective on switching to cloth. I think it's different for everyone, but this mom sounds a lot like me in her paragraphs about why she switched and what her initial fears were before beginning (the smell, the laundry, etc.)