So I've recovered from yesterdays Whine fest. I have half a mind to delete that post because it really was quite whiny...however, it was real life so I will keep it. Today I had my "six week" check up. Obstetrix group really provided me WONDERFUL care and I would recommend delivering at St.Luke's and that practice to anyone...however- I really hope my next baby can be born in a birth center and we can forgo the "high risk" classification.

So last night we took baby E swimming. My grandma had been anxious for us to come out and get her in the water- however due to the fact she seemed to have the ever lasting umbilical stump (Stanley) we were just now able to take a dunk. She really didn't mind it for the most part. The water was very warm. At first she cried, but after she got used to it she was actually pretty happy. We remembered everything for her but forgot towels for ourselves. I guess there is no better way to get used to your post baby body than to walk down the street in your two piece suit without a towel. Bah.

We also ran out of newborn sized diapers today. She is big enough now to wear her Bum Genius 4.0 cloth diapers. So here we go! We start our cloth diaper journey. I pre-washed them all today and she is now wearing her very first one! I love this color it is my favorite. It is a bit bulkier than her newborn diapers, but still fits well under her clothes. I was afraid they would make her clothes fit too tight.
I am planning on posting some on cloth diapering for those of you interested in how it is going- or for those of you who think I am psycho for cloth diapering!
Here is a little info on the diapers

*Initial investment was about 300bucks. And then I am guessing we will spend about 5-10 extra dollars a month in washing diapers. (Maybe that is a bit off, but its just a guess)
*We were spending about 20 bucks a box of 84 diapers and that was lasting 8-10 days. So around 60-75$ a month on diapers. So in order to make our money back for the costs of the diapers we will have to successfully cloth diaper for 5 months before we start saving money.
(HOWEVER, all of our diapers we got as gifts so we will start saving about 50-60 bucks a month immediately-yay! That's 720 bucks a year people!)
*I have heard these specific cloth diapers are SUPER easy to use/clean so I am not expecting a huge time or hassle investment
*So far so good- I mean lets be real...The kid has been wearing the diaper for about an hour. And nothing is leaking yet. She is still pretty little and I am afraid they will leak a little at first-lets hope not!

I really can't believe she is already getting so big! She is also getting really strong. She will sit on Dan's lap for long amounts of time at night just holding her head up looking around. She is just curious about everything! She is super smiley now too. Today she has been a total crank-pot...but she really just wants to be held. It has been good for me to stop all the tasks I make for myself and just hold my baby for most of the day. She is so sweet- even when she is a crank-pot. I've been bouncing a lot today- I just think of it as a good leg exercise.

And last but not least Dan bought me this super cute necklace from Waxing Poetic- I might be a bit obsessed with them. But due to the cost of their jewelry I haven't gotten a piece yet. Anyway it is a silver and brass heart that looks like is a wax stamp with an E on it. It reminds me of a poem I like By E.E. cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Emmaus Anne- I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

I think that's all for now
Love, LA


  1. 1. I love your cloth diapering! One of my good friends is doing that as well and loves it- we were at the farmer's market today and I experienced my first changing-of-cloth-diapering and wet-bag-ness. She had a total blow out (baby, not my friend =D) and it didn't leak AT ALL. Awesome! Definitely going to try that out when little ones come along!!
    2. This is my sister and I's (grammar? Meh, who cares) poem- I love it! What a sweet husband! Dan's are the best!

  2. Oh! P.S. Totally praying for you. Loved your vent- wish you didn't have to, but love how real you are. Praying for healing for your sweet baby girl!


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