I don't have a lot to say on this subject, except to say that after about 3 weeks of cloth diapering, I am a big fan.
We use bumGenius diapers.
They are very easy to use. Snaps to size them. Velcro to close them. And two different size liners for absorbing. We have 10 diapers right now; which means I have to wash them every day. I really need to buy a few more so that I can start doing landry only every other day. But really its just become part of the evening routine.
At first I found the big one-size-fits-all doapers awkward to put on her tiny bum. Here is a picture from when we first tried the cloth diapers. The onsie was quite appropriate.
But she is a bit bigger now, and now on the rare occasion that I use a disposable diaper, they feel tiny and pathetic. In summary, bumGenius diapers are lovely. Many thanks to my cloth diapering friends who did careful research about various types of cloth diapers such that I felt pretty confident about the bumGenius before I even began!
Recently when Papillon and I went for our morning walk (our morning walk is our small way of showing Marge that we still care about her....a little) it seemed a bit too chilly for Papillon's little head. So we broke out this awesome hat.
I love it when she holds her little head up like that. And the addition of the Pom pom hat was just too much to go unphotographed. (Also, note the sweet new hair cut!)
The hat was so very cute that that evening we had to get another picture or two.
Cute hat, adorable pajamas.
She has a few more cute hats that I am looking forward to using now that fall is here.
I don't know why, but these pictures make me smile. I was straightening the bedroom and propped Papillon up on the bed, proceeding to make the bed around her. And she just looked so terribly cute sitting in the middle of our big bed.
(and yes, there is duct tape sealing off the crawl space behind the bed. We are that ghetto. But honestly, it blocked a lot of hot air during the summer)
Papillon does not mind a little tummy time now and again. However, it is not her favorite part of the day. She gets very serious when you put her on her tummy, and seems to be concentrating very hard on what she is doing.
Thinking about lifting up her head....
...wondering if its really worth it....
...and finally wiggling backwards out of the boppy.
She really can lift her head pretty well. But she decided not to show us how this time.
Loving her Mobile While we are on the subject of her mobile, I have to say, Papillon LOVES her mobile. If you put her in her crib and reach for the mobile, she freezes and her face lights up in anticipation. She holds still and stares while you wind it up, and then when the music starts she gets sooooo excited and just starts talking and wiggling all over. Its adorable. None of the videos that we ahve taken of it do it justice. But you get a small taste of her excitement in this video.
One of Papillon's favorite activities these days is drooling.
And blowing bubbles.
She is clearly a big fan of this slobber.
I can't complain though, cause she still does not really spit up. I think her life long spit up counter is up to 6 or so. Only 6 tiny spit ups in 2+ months is fairly remarkable, I believe. I guess she knows she should hold onto every little calorie that I put in her.
When we first moved to the city, it didn't take long to realize that this is a Snow-Cone loving city. Being a lover of that tasty treat myself, I insisted that we visit a Snow-Cone stand at least once during the summer. Mon Amour reluctantly agreed, and we picked this place:
They have well over 200 flavors. You can combine any 2 regular flavors at no cost. You can have your ice shaved or crushed. You can add marshmallow topping (or ice cream, I believe, though I have not tried that option yet. I have had a "cream" flavor, which does in fact have legitimate cream poured into it) And you can pick from any one of these 7 sizes.
Though you should know that the Mega size takes about 3 hours to eat. My little brother knows from experience.
Since discovering this Snow-Cone stand, we have gone countless times. It is our default splurge item. Any thing is a good excuse to get a snow cone.... ...guests ...a hard day ....a really good day ....extra money in the grocery budget (snow cones are excellent motivation for coming in under budget) ...and the list goes on.
I think this flavor was called Wedding Cake. Mon Amour always tries fun flavors. I am fairly predictable. Something chocolate (plain chocolate, pepermint pattie, etc) with marshmallow.
Yes, I have marshmallow on my chin. What can I say, I needed to eat fast cause Papillon was hungry.
Like really hungry. See how much she is drooling?
It seems we always go out for snow-cones like 5 minutes before Papillon wants to eat again, and I make her wait while I finish my tastiness (no, I don't get the size that takes 3 hours to eat. I wouldn't make her wait that long, I promise). She is going to learn to associate this place with ravenous hunger...which will be bad when we take her for her own first snowcone and, thanks to Pavlov's theory, she will want the Mega Size.