Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: The Bish

One day you'll be begging me to let you nap

I don't know why I used to think naps were evil as a child because now, I want to make up all those times I refused them. I keep telling Gage that one day he'll want to do nothing but sleep (ahh teenage years..) and I'll be waking him up making him go do things. He should rethink his stance on naps now haha.

The past 2-3 weeks with Bishop have been pretty tough sleep wise. We can see a small clear spot on his bottom gums so it definitely seems to be teething. I hate teething. I want Gage type teething where it didn't bother him, he got 4 at a time and that was that haha. Bishop would be up several times a night, screaming at us basically. He is 50/50 on where he sleeps. Co-sleeping and crib, he thankfully unlike Dane is easier on where he'll go to bed. Jason and I would take turns and find out we're not exactly nice people to each other at 430am when we're both tired and half asleep.

But it figures that when he finally has a good night of sleep, only waking up twice I sleep like complete crap. A kink/pinch in my neck stopped me from getting any real decent sleep. That really bites. So between my tossing and turning then the two times Bishop woke up, I'm pooped.

One day the boys will look back on this and go "why didn't I sleep?!" I know I ask myself that question now. Oh how i wish I could go back to those days and nap for hours on end without being interrupted.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Back to cloth!

We did cloth diapers with our 2 year old Dane and i love it. I honestly am not quite sure why we just stopped but we did and well, they sat there and then were packed away when we moved 3 times. We've found some but not all of them and for the life us cannot figure out where they are. Hopefully we'll come across them.

I will be diapering both boys (Dane & Bishop) in cloth. I can't wait, I love fluff butt. I still have some bumGeniuses, fuzzibunz and a 2-3 that i got from friends. Not enough to diaper both boys. So I ordered a bunch of KaWaii diapers. I went in search of nothing but one size diapers so I can use it on both boys. I went on a big search for one that I can use with both boys, that had good reviews and it fell in a good price range for what I could spend right now.  On top of all that, I needed something that my husband would dare touch. Pre-folds? Ha, he'd look at me as if I had 3 heads.

We did the math last night that it will save us money but about a year to get there. Which is fine, but the point is we're going to end up saving money in the end. We plan on having 1 - 2 more babies (in a few years) so it'll work out with them. On top of that Dane has about this whole year before we expect him to be potty trained. We have a good 2+ years of Bishop being in diapers unless he surprises us and trains early. I doubt it, my kids seem to be stubborn in the potty training department.

So during a time we could, we decided to go back into it. This was a very short window of opportunity and I took it. Now, we'll be set and won't have to deal with the "oh crap, we're down to 1 last one!" anymore.

I'm excited, I missed it. It'll be a good thing for us as well. Let people think we're crazy even more, again. Haha. I mean we already breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear and now cloth diaper again. I must be crazy, right?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New year = a new age

Happy 5th Birthday, Gage!







I can't believe it's been 5 years since you entered our lives. You've brought us such joy, warmth, happiness and taught us more about ourselves then we would have learned otherwise. 

We love you Monkey Man!