Friday, July 06, 2007


Rowan was up today at 5 AM. After nursing, changing her clothes and sheets (she either wet everywhere or just got really, really sweaty while sleeping), and rocking her for a while, Dr. B took over and let me go back to bed before putting her back down around 7.

She slept until 11 AM.

I awoke at 10, ate breakfast, drank coffee, read my email, made the bed, cleaned the bathroom, showered, got dressed, combed my hair, brushed my teeth, put in my contacts and even moisturized before she woke up.

I think this means we're in for it tonight. Beware.

And if you hear wailing off in the distance? It's her.

Or me.

(Just close your windows tight.)


afoos said...

Louise is a super wetter too. That girl can pee, and from Day 1! Do you use the G diapers at night? I've tried everything from hemp to BumGenius to disposables and even Pampers don't work at night- she pees through everything! Finally, the other day, I just put two prefolds together with a wrap and voilà, it seems to be working for now.

It sounds like things are coming together for you and that she's sleeping more and more. She's is just precious. Love the pics! One of these days I am going to pick up the phone when I can remember, with the time difference and it's not 2 am your time or midnight here when I'm too tired! Hugs to the fam!

PutYourFlareOn said...

Aren't those little breaks great when you get them. Soon you'll be getting them on a regular basis! Hang in there. You're doing great!

Bises to you and the fam...

The Bold Soul said...

Just look at her "baby blues"... what a little doll she is! And very casual chic in that top. Nice to see a girl dressed in something other than pastels!

Anonymous said...


I am curious about your g diapers. I have just started using them, but with cloth (I wanted to give cloth a try because my kid has eczema and the g diapers were just too cute :-)). Can I ask you if you are using them with the flushable inserts or with cloth? Also, why did you choose these diapers rather than the regular disposable ones? I am thinking about going to more cloth and less disposables after my 1st week trial (not sure day care will go along, but we'll see), and I'd like to hear why people choose an alternative to motivate me.


La Rêveuse said...

We use the flushables, and got them partly because we wanted to save the planet (!!!) and partially because I found a sweet deal on Craig's List for used little g pants, liners and snap ins (about 1/4 the price of buying them new.)

We like them a lot, and they have kept her skin in great condition. Occasional leaks, but usually my fault (I didn't get them velcroed right because I was asleep when diapering her.) We're using disposables this week (travelling) and I've already noticed some redness on her skin. We plan to go to cloth when she's out of the 10 diapers a day and explosive poop stage (around 3 months.)

Only problem is low-flow toilets. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for replying! I got my starter pack at Whole Foods. They were on sale that day and also they had a $2 off coupon from their "whole baby" booklet. So all together, I think it was $18.

I am strongly suspecting the diapers to be part of our problem. When he was a newborn (he is now almost 8mos), we would change literally 15-20 diapers a day because he hated being dirty, and even with that, he had the worst diaper rash for a really long time starting from a few days after birth until my mom took care of it by leaving him diaper-free for sometimes 45mins several times a day and using a lot of zinc oxyde cream. This is the second week-end we are trying the cloth combo, and we'll see... Last week-end, the redness and pimples went away after the half day in cloth gdiapers. Let's see if we can have a repeat!

I think that it is a good plan to wait for the explosive poop days to be over to use cloth! We are in the more solid and way more aggressive stench poop days over here. For my trial last week, I used a sheet of paper towel on top of the cloth to make laundering easier. It worked really well on the part that was covered (unfortunately, I did not use a big enough piece :-( so I still had cleanup to do but it wasn't as bad as I would have thought). I use Viva paper towels for him because they are so soft (and you can get the rolls where you can "select your size" so you don't waste much). We have always used this instead of wipes and it works pretty well as a diaper liner, and it is much cheaper than the liner they sell specifically for cloth diapers (I think 1c compared to 8c).

Happy traveling and I hope that your little girl will not get a rash!


La Rêveuse said...

For some really great info on cloth diapering, check out

The definitive resource!

Anonymous said...

Back in the olden days(the '70's) we all used cloth diapers and they were great!! Pampers were just out and were used only for travel.....didn't mind the cloth or the washing of them....guess we were just used to it.....they do the trick though and are so easy on the tender bottoms.

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