We Can Haz Couch!|new couch!
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It was a very transitional weekend.
On Saturday we finally received the sofa and storage ottoman (plus 4 pillows) that we ordered in early July (just 5 weeks or so late - it was originally due at the same time as Rosie). Yay! Couch!
(it's kind of big for our apartment, but we ordered it with an eye to the future. Plus, Brian's, well, he's not a small guy, you know? We wanted him to be able to take naps on it, which he can, especially since those back cushions are removable! Pillow fight! Woo!)
Another change over the weekend was my C-section wound tube got too small/tight for Brian to comfortably pack it with gauze tape. So we covered it over with just an external dressing and on Monday the opening was mostly closed so we taped on a bandage and I did *not* wear a burn netting tube all day to hold on the dressing, for the first time in 4 weeks. Yay! Hopefully it heals the rest of the way with no further complications. Probably related to that, on Friday I took my first walk at what felt like a normal pace without it being uncomfortable
I also became the sole head of the art project for renovation next year (more on that later).
And finally, we made the switch (which I think will work out, at least for the next few months before we start Rosie on solid foods) to cloth diapers. We already had the diapers, we were just waiting until we were ready to deal with the laundry. Rosie will sit in a wet cloth diaper, it seems, for ages without complaining, which is better than Luvs, in which fussing over a wet diaper was minimal, and Huggies and Pampers, in which a wet diaper was a Crisis! of Major Proportions!
Now we just have to relearn how to notice when her diaper is wet. Poopie diapers don't cause a fuss either, except in the evening when she's fussy anyway, but we usually notice when she fills her diaper that way. Ah, the fascinating topics of early parenthood!
We're still not sure if she's teething, but occasionally she gets nigh-inconsolable and the half dropper of Tylenol recommended by the pediatrician seems to transform her back into a baby we can comfort and lull to sleep.
Rosie will hit eight weeks old late tonight/early tomorrow, and I've posted some more pictures from the past week
- see how big she's getting?
Adorable baby! And congrats on the healing!
Time, she is a flyin'.
Huzzah for the healing of the wound tube. Also for the new couch, and I hope you have lots of fun with the Renovation Art Project, too.
Hugs, and a snuggle for Rosie. I look forward to meeting her...maybe even next month.
Maybe even next month? That would be awesome! We'll be here...
We did cloth diapers, and it was easy. We started with a diaper service, but that costs as much as disposables, so we canceled it. If you have a top loading diaper, fill it with cold water and throw the diapers, poop and all, into it. When you have a full load, or at the end of the day, or when you need to do other laundry, run a cold rinse cycle, then a regular hot water cycle. (Later, when she has formed stools, you will probably want to shake them out into the toilet, but for now the prewash will take care of it.) When you take the diapers out of the wash, look them over. If any are still stained, throw them back in the washer with your next load of laundry. Easy. If you don't have a top loader, just put the diapers in a diaper pail or trash can and then put them in at the end of the day, or when you have a full load. There is never any need to dunk or soak the diapers in a bucket of water or the toilet (ugh), which is what puts most people off of cloth diapering.
You might also consider using one disposable diaper at night. As long as baby doesn't poo in the night, you do not need to bother with changing diapers, and it is faster to get baby back to sleep if you feed her and put her right back down, rather than upsetting her by taking her diaper off and changing her. Disposables are nice to have handy for car trips and other outings, too. Happy diapering. The sofa looks awesome.
Thanks for the advice on washing. Why is a disposable diaper better to leave her in for a long time than cloth?
Laura had just advised adding an extra insert (she had another slightly thinner type she gave me for this) for long overnights.
Just because they hold more liquid. If the insert works for you, that's great, too. My son had very sensitive skin and would get diaper rash at the drop of a hat. My parents used to put two dipes on my baby sister at night, and when she was tiny, they would twist it at the crotch instead of folding, for a better fit.
Adorable. Brian needs to take a few more pics of you holding her.
I can already see some resemblence to Brian, she and Brian have a similar shape to the eyes.
Heh. Well, see, when Brian is around, I'm always eager to give him the baby. So either he'd take a picture of me feeding her or of me sleeping while she's in the other room. Or, *sigh* lately, of my trying 47 methods to try to comfort her while she wails. But usually we're both a bit too distracted at that point for photos.
Teething already? Wow. I wish all of you well if that turns out to be the case . . . .
I'd like to visit you again soon, if possible. Are you free in the relatively near future?
I'm quite open next week, except for Monday afternoon/evening and Wednesday evening.
Just let me know what's good.