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17 August 2010 @ 10:20 pm
Danica had her 1 month checkup the other day.  She is 10.4 pounds and 22.75 inches, which puts her in the 90th percentile for height and weight.  Perfectly in proportion, just BIG  :)
She's already outgrown half a package of newborn diapers, a pair of socks, and her newborn sized footie pajamas (in which she cannot straighten her looooong legs out).  And the newborn onesies are getting snug.
I bet she'll be taller than me by the time she's 12!  Boob juice definitely agrees with her.  And she's actually sleeping for 6-7 hour stretches at night now, which I understand is quite impressive for such a young beeb.
In other news, I think we're about to give up on the cloth diapers.  Sheila's co-workers gave us 6 weeks of a cloth diaper service which supplies prefolds and covers, but they explode everywhere when she craps, I don't like how saturated they get (and stay) against her skin when she pees in them, and I simply cannot do origami on a flailing baby at 6 o'clock in the morning when I can't even see straight from lack of sleep.  It's a great concept, but it's just not working for us.  It's super messy, and we're not even washing them ourselves.
As you can tell from the pictures, Danica's hair gets super curly when it's wet.  It's hilarious.  It's smooth as silk when it's dry, but it gets oily fast from everyone touching it.
Also, when I found out that I was having a girl, I swore I would never dress her head-to-toe in pink.  But the other day, it happened.  I can't help it.  She's just SO EFFING CUTE.


Working on a pout!

No, Mom, I'm really not all that amused that I fit in a box.

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Pretend Poetpebele on August 18th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
If you want to talk about cloth diaper stuff, I can try to help. But if you've made up your mind to stop then I don't wanna sound like I'm hounding you. Let me know. :) We've been doing prefolds+covers on Julian since he was 3 weeks old, so I like to think I've learned a few things. :)

I cannot get over how much hair Danica has. Wow.
Meat curtainsdanica on August 18th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
there are WAY better solutions for cloth than prefolds, I've never used prefolds other than to stuff pocket diapers, and we've been on exclusive cloth for 20 months!!
Hound away if you have questions regarding cloth, it's a REALLY great system when you find something you like!
ooh and uhh, my namesake is farking cute, stop trying to make bonzai baby
Snowhappynoodlelady on August 18th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
She is too adorable! I love her gorgeous hair!
Kristygirlx512 on August 18th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't much like prefolds until Lily's poop stopped exploding all over the place. Also, the quality of prefolds from my diaper service were total crap compared to what I have now, so maybe that makes a difference.

But totally irrelevant to that...HOLY CUTENESS. That hair! Those eyes! I am so happy for you both to get to enjoy her :)
bin_codebin_code on August 18th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Katness: spaced outinvisiblek on August 19th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
She is gorgeous!
Congrats, you two!!! xoxox
robinspringsign on August 23rd, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
She really is so pretty!

I'll jump in with everyone else and say it's the prefolds that are the problem. I did the same thing with my first- used a service and hated it and gave up on cloth after two months. I used disposables for a while and then built up a stash of pockets. Much better!

Good luck, whatever you decide to do.
one4theroadone4theroad on August 23rd, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can definitely see how something other than prefolds would be easier... but would also require a larger up-front investment that we just don't have the money for right now, and I'm not too keen on the idea of washing them myself, either. I'm already doing laundry nearly every day as it is, and with a baby who cries every time I put her down, it's really hard to manage. Things get washed and dried, but not put away!
robinspringsign on August 23rd, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I know all about life with a newborn. Silly babies and their need to be held all the time!

I like using cloth diapers but I'm no "OMG 'sposies are disgusting!" person. Even while using cloth on my daughter I still used a disposable at night because it was easier to me than dealing with double-stuffing and all that business. And when we took a trip, disposables all the way. I'm not interested in going to a laundromat while on vacation or carting around dirty diapers for days on end. I've got my little June baby here in disposables simply because we are currently packing up our entire house to move out of the country (on Friday, ACK!) and I simply don't have time for laundry right now. I only have time for LJ because this is something I can do while nursing. So, I already boxed up all the diapers and mailed them to our new home and bought disposables. :)

All that said, I will continue with cloth. I still like them better than disposables because I already own them and don't have to keep buying diapers like you do with disposables. They get more expensive as the kids gets older and the diaper gets bigger... Plus, they're cute and you don't get up-the-back blowouts with them, and really, when life is normal (not moving, not on vacation, not dealing with a newborn), the laundry is no big deal. Adjusting to life with a newborn is so tough that I kinda think using disposables for about the first three months and then switching to cloth is ideal. But that's just me.
one4theroadone4theroad on August 24th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, even though I like the idea of cloth, I didn't really want to be trying them at this point either, but my partner's co-workers gave us 6 weeks of free cloth diaper service that started as soon as she was born, so we gave it a shot.
One of the biggest things that bothers me about them though, to be honest, is the way they get and stay soggy when she pees in them and are constantly wet against her skin until she is changed. This could be for hours on end if she wears them at night and doesn't wake up until morning. Don't get me wrong, I still change disposables every time they are wet even if they're "dry" to the touch (the Pampers even have the little line that changes colors so you don't have to open the diaper to check, which I LOVE), and it's not that I WANT her to be able to sit around in a dirty diaper, but I don't always know right away when it's dirty, especially if it's only pee. The disposables wick the moisture away from her skin and that just seems quite a bit less gross to me than sitting in a soggy cloth diaper. But maybe I'm doing it wrong. *shrug*
Plus, during changing time, when the cloth diaper comes off, it has to go DIRECTLY into the diaper pail and cannot be set onto any other surface even for two seconds because it is saturated all the way through. We regularly change her in two different rooms (nursery where her clothes & changing table are and our bedroom where she co-sleeps with us) but only have one diaper pail for cloth, so it's kind of a pain.
Cloth definitely has benefits, largely environmental, but it's just not working for me right now. And FWIW, the only disposables that I've ever had explosions up the back (or out the legs or anywhere else) with are the super cheap generic store-brand ones. Pampers and Huggies have been a total success thus far.