Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! Although we pushed Matthew's nap time a little, we were able to go to the Easter service at our church and enjoy brunch with my extended family. It was a beautiful New Mexico spring day, and I feel fortunate to have shared it with those I love.

I am also happy to finally be back in the blogging world! I am pretty proud of my will power these past six weeks. No blogging for me, and I stuck to it. Ok, I checked my comments and one of my friend's blogs since it's the only way I've been able to keep track of what's going on in her life (she's a very busy mama to two children under two). Other than that, I stuck to my Lent commitment. I used the time I normally blog for Bible study and prayer. I have really enjoyed that quiet time and will continue even though Lent is now over. It has helped me prepare for my day, count my blessings, and have a deeper relationship with God.

Unfortunately, I do not have any finished knitting projects to report. I feel like I've been plenty busy, but obviously not with knitting. I've actually been brainstorming some designs for a mini diaper bag and a nursing necklace--both inspired by Matthew. He is now so squirmy when nursing and thinks it's funny to pull on my hair, poke my eyes, put his fingers in my get the picture! I've looked at some nursing necklaces on various websites, then I thought, "I cold make one of those myself!" Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to go to a bead store in Santa Fe on Thursday. I'll be sure to keep you posted...

Onto diapers: my faith in cloth diapers has been restored! Matthew has been out of cloth for about five months now due to a rash he would get each time I put him in his Mother-ease cloth diapers. At first I thought it was due to a detergent build-up. I stripped the dipes *many* times, but the rash kept coming back. Well, lately I noticed that when I left a disposable on him for too long, he would get the same rash. My conclusion: the rash is due to his skin being wet too long, not a detergent build-up. My heavy-wetter also started leaking through his disposable EVERY night. Since we co-sleep that meant that our bed was wet every morning. I was tired of washing our sheets every day, not to mention poor Matthew having his jammies drenched, so I decided to investigate getting a good night-time cloth diaper. I bought one BumGenius from Nicki's Diapers and the first night it worked great--no leaks and Matthew was nice and dry in the mornig. Plus, no rash! Yay! Needless to say, I bought three more. I am very impressed. I am now excited about cloth again! I know many people like Mother-ease, and for a baby without sensitive skin I'm sure they work great (Matt never had a leak in them). Unfortunately, they didn't work for us. I'm going to put a lot up on ebay if anyone is interested...

I have so much to say, but I better spread it out over a couple of days. I hope everyone is enjoying the early signs of spring! I leave you with one adorable picture taken at a park last week.



Julia & Aaron said...

It's so great to hear from you! It sounds like it was such a beautiful weekend in Los Alamos. I wish I could be's still cold here.

I wish I were there now though because I would finally come visit! We kind of have a schedule now and I've been getting out of the apartment quite a bit to go shopping, etc...I think I've got it down. So I'm finally out of the "'bed rest to having an infant' slump!" Also sorry I stink so much at telephone calls. I do really bad with them, but seem to do just great at emails...maybe it's because when I have time it's either the crack of down or late at night! Ha!

Anyway, I LOVED seeing the picture of Matthew! I can't believe our little babies got so big so fast. I sympathize with the hair pulling and eye poking while nursing. Lilly has been really interested in my ears too since I've been wearing earrings.

Finally, glad the diapers are working again. Eldon soaks through disposables at night too. He just drinks so much milk before bed. We have to change him RIGHT AWAY when he wakes. I've been thinking of trying to potty train, but Lilly makes it hard. It's hard to get away from her and focus solely on Eldon except when she's sleeping.

Ok, this is the real "finally:)," glad you had such a nice Easter and Lent and SO glad you're back with us!! Much love! I'm looking forward to some good stories!

Paula said...

So great to hear from you. I'm glad you are back in the blogging world. Matthew looks adorable as always.

Heidi said...

you should check out these diapers.... the website isn't all together quite yet... but use the contact and get one to try (trust me)