Cloth diapering is going very well; frankly, better than I expected.After using disposable diapers for a few weeks after coming home, I finally bit the bullet and started in with my sizable stash of cloth diapers. I told myself I'd give it at least a week and wouldn't be afraid to come out with my tail between my legs and sell my stash on Craig's List if it wasn't working. However, within 24 hours, I was hooked, and so was Brian. We love cloth diapering! Not only for the warm fuzzy feeling we get knowing we're not tossing all those diapers in the trash, but especially because of the money we're saving. It's amazing how many diapers a newborn goes through. Oy! There are times when I go through 3 or 4 diapers in ONE diaper change. How does that happen?
When we found ourselves spending $20 every couple days on diapers, we became pretty motivated to give this cloth thing our best shot....and I'm so glad we did. We couldn't be happier with our decision.
One of our bigger challenges the past couple weeks has been introducing Sadie to a bottle. After exclusive and successful breastfeeding since birth, a bottle at 6 weeeks was somewhat of a rude awakening for her. But, Brian has been very patient and loving with her, and little by little they are forming a feeding relationship too. I've been able to pump so that Sadie will continue to receive only breastmilk until she starts eating solids in several months. I'm thankful that we're making progress with the bottle, as that'll be very important when I go back to work. But for now, it just means that I can leave her for more than a couple hours at a time. And although I don't really want to ever leave her side these days, I did leave her with Brian for the morning today and went to a meeting in downtown Denver. And they did so well together, that I even spent some time at the knitting store before heading home! Hee hee.
Bathtime is so much fun already (for us at least, maybe not quite yet for Sadie)...
A couple weeks ago, Sadie met my oldest and dearest friend, Angela, who came to visit from Boston. It was amazing to watch this woman who I have known for 28 (!) years (since we were just babies) hold my daughter.
Last weekend, Sadie met her great-grandpa Peterson, who came to visit us from Holdrege, Nebraska. Grandpa Peterson was so happy to meet his first great-grandchild.
What a wonderful thing to have four generations of Petersons together in our home.
We also were able to celebrate Sadie's first Easter with the Petersons
Life has changed a lot. It's wonderfully busy and joyous. And now Sadie and I are gearing up for her first airplane trip. Florida, here we come!!!