Well I definitely feel like I have more of a handle on the whole cloth diapering thing. I hope she doesn’t come and I go “oh no I got the wrong stuff”, but in general I think it is simplified in my head after attending a short class. David and I both got the technique pretty quick, of course it will be different with a wiggly live baby as opposed to a doll, and that combined with sleep deprivation, well I sure am glad you don’t have to use the pins anymore, that could be dangerous given the circumstances! Snappis rock! (these little plastic stretchy thing people use now instead of the pins)
I am thinking prefolds and covers to start with for sure, then maybe trying some of the “all in one” types as she gets a bit bigger. (If you don’t know what I am talking about that is OK because I didn’t either at all when I got pregnant, just now starting to become clear to me). The little covers are just so cute! All things for newborns are so cute, they are just so small!!! When I was little I had a miniature collection for a while, I just love tiny things!
I am trying to look at cloth diapering as the only option, like a pioneer woman, or maybe like I am Claire on Lost and I have no other choice (yes I started thinking today about what in the world did she do with Aaron, I can see how she made diapers but was she lucky enough to find some safety pins in the wreckage?) I saw how much disposable diapers cost and given the fact I am blessed to get to be a full time Mom I just don’t see how I can justify the waste and cost of disposables. (I mean geez I would have to go back to work just to pay for the diapers!) So if I see them as the only way from the get go then I am hoping I can weather the storm of fatigue and poo and laundry 🙂 I am kind of doing that with breastfeeding as well, (sorry the few guys who read this), I REALLY want it to go well, I want to breastfeed only for a good solid year, I think it is a wonderful healthy thing and also it is free! I know you can have troubles, but everything I have read says if you persevere you can do it, so I am hoping to tough out any challenges we may have and not give up (also hoping for a wonderful natural experience if possible of course!).
One other cool thing, we were at the doctor’s yesterday and she said totally of her own volition, I did not even ask, that “my weight was good”. Now this is cool, can’t remember the last time a doctor just happened to say that to me! I guess it is a good thing I lost ten pounds in the beginning from all the puking after all.