Anyway, it was nice to finally be able to celebrate Mother's Day again. As an active mom. Hard to believe it's been three years since I've been able to, isn't it? I actually didn't really celebrate too much today; Nate had to work, so I guess we're celebrating tomorrow. I'm not sure how exactly we're celebrating, since he says he has a surprise, and I have a feeling that I know what the surprise is. Not 100%, but he's not the best at keeping secrets, and he's been egging me on to guess (I haven't, and I know it's eating away at him to tell me). If it's what I'm thinking, then I'm excited for sure! Whatever we do tomorrow though, it'll be nice to spend time together as a family and outside of the house (grocery shopping doesn't count).
Today, however, didn't really start out great. Sophia decided to wake up at 6:30 this morning, while she normally wakes up usually between 7:00 and 8:00. So, I'm exhausted from less sleep, and as I made my way into the living room after giving her a change, I see something on the couch. What, I wasn't sure, thanks to me not wearing my contacts, so I get closer to investigate. Two words: cat puke. Thanks Gus. I've never seen Gus throw up or found his vomit anywhere, but he chose today to break that lucky streak. So I got to kick my morning off with cleaning that up, always fun. Glad I have a strong stomach. Sophia wasn't much for napping either, and Nate wasn't much for doing anything other than sleeping until 10:15 when his alarm went off to get ready for work. So, I didn't get any help out of him until after he himself had gotten all ready for the day and such. So, annoying start to my day, but it got better from there. The rest of the day was pretty uneventful.
I did make my mom (well, his too, but slightly different) this little Mother's Day gift:
DIY glitter jar, kisses, and homemade card
Totally in love with the walker
Lately, I'm so over wrap style covers. She always puts up a fight for getting them (and any diaper) on, and it's getting harder to get a good fit because of it. Her legs are either scrunched up, or straightened and flexed, pulling the diaper down with them. Plus, Since around the time that she was four weeks old, I've been battling diaper rash. It hasn't really been extreme, but still, I don't want ANY! I've switched detergents several times, thinking that had to be it, used all sorts of creams, switched to disposables for a day, nothing was working. And I was told by a couple of medical professionals (including her pediatrician) that it didn't look like yeast. It'd start to go away during the day, but would all come back at night, and I'd have to start over. Well, I did even more research, and found some babies are soooo sensitive to synthetic materials that they can't use them at all. At that point, a light bulb lit. Her night time fitted diapers had microfiber in them. They were covered with bamboo terry, but still, I wondered. During the day I pretty much always use prefolds. What can I say, I love them! So, I cut out the microfiber and did a larger prefold with a hemp doubler, and guess what...no rash! Woo! It was gone until I used a doubler that contained microfiber one night in a pinch...bad idea, but at least it proved that she is in fact sensitive to it. The rash is pretty much all gone again, but it's amazing how many diapers use microfiber. Back to the cover issue though, I've been getting interested in wool, a lot. That same sweet friend, Kate, leant me a wool cover to test out so I could see how I liked it, and I AM ADDICTED. It's so soft, so breathable, so CUTE. Even Nate really likes it, and is willing to help fund the switch (once we have more cash flow...hellllllo summer!). Plus I love that it's all natural. And she doesn't fight the cover. In fact, she seems to like it!
Sophia in an XS sbish wool cover
Sophia in a diaper I pinned (and made!).
Well, I think that's about everything. Can't believe she's about to be five months! Hopefully the next update isn't in another month! I'll also try to get a "What's in my diaper bag" post up really soon, maybe even the next post. Until then!
Kisses, or sneak attack?