Alaise is 1 month old today. It's incredible. It's unbelievable. Did 1 month really go by since I gave birth? It's really difficult to comprehend. I'm afraid that I'm going to blink and next thing I know, her 18th birthday will be here. She is absolutely precious, I love her, I kiss her everywhere, I hug her, rock her, comfort her, whisper in her ears, and just adore her.
So, I thought I'd jot down a short diaper update. How's my newborn stash of cloth diapers that I purchased working out??
Well, to be completely honest, I only got my first poopy cloth diaper yesterday. I've come to realize that when you get diapers as gifts, especially the newborn ones, there's really not a great need for a newborn stash of cloth diapers. Especially when your baby's big to begin with. We used the diapers that we brought from the hospital, and went through one decent size pack of diapers, and just now started using cloth diapers. The Kissaluvs are already a wee bit small, it leaves marks on Alaise's legs. The Prorap covers are way too small already. The Thirsties seem to be holding better... I tried my hands on the prefolds today for the first time. Used Jelly Roll fold, seems to be working okay. I'll have to practice a little more. But the Snappi is great! :)
So, I finally bit the bullet last night and ordered cloth diapers. I'm absolutely, positively, and utterly terrified.
Why? I dunno. I just am. It seems cloth diapering isn't the "social norm", which I don't really care that much about. But I am having lots of reactions to my decision - wrinkled noses, talks about dunking/swishing diapers in the toilet, "Good Luck" (with maybe a skeptical expression), blah blah. Kris supports me, and that's really what matters at this point... (Although, I'm not sure if he knows what he's agreeing to.) :) Anyway. But it's just something I felt like I wanted to pursue. It's cheaper in the long run, yes. It's good for the environment, yes. But I'm not really someone who is super environmental friendly, I recycle what I can, but I am far from being a crunchy mama.