Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Got Beef...with My Diapers

Well here we are Mid December, Reagan is 5 and a half months old and she has rolled over all of 3 or 4 times....I'm super over the moon in love with my cloth diapers BUT I have realized that they are stunting her mobility.

I really noticed a couple weeks ago that when I change her diaper and give her a few nakie minutes that she does all these crazy leg movements that she isn't capable of when her diapers are on. Because the band of the diapers are so wide her little hips can't make the same range of motion. The weight of the diapers is also an issue, they are much heavier than disposables, especially after they have been peed in once or twice. Since disposables have the magically wonderful chemicals that turn the pee into a dry fluff they remain almost weightless.

Like I said, I noticed this a few weeks back...and since then I've been saying "I need to just put her in disposables for awhile so that she can gain mobility" well I always revert back to the cloth. One because I freakin love the cloth, I'm in the cloth groove, got my routine down. Love Love Love my cloth. Two because disposables are not cheap.

But after learning that one of my Besties beautiful bouncing baby boy who is 3 weeks younger than Reag is a rolling and crawling machine I had major mobility envy. Not that I am ready to baby proof our home, but I don't want to be the cause of Reagan's slow progression. So, I marched right out the door for a box of diaps and a couple packs of wipes.

By the way, I know my theory is true because on the off chance that I've put her in a disposable the little stink rolls right over.

So we are on a new adventure for a while, it might be a couple weeks, maybe a couple months...but I'll do it until I feel like she is strong enough to get around with the cloth on.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Five Months

My beautiful daughter,

Another month has flown by and you are one month bigger, stronger and smarter. We have had a pretty exciting month, spent Thanksgiving in Marysville at Aunt Jenni's and Uncle Mark's, it was so nice to finally introduce you to some extended family on Daddy's side.

You have started giggling this month, your sweet little breathy laugh captures my heart every time. You are now strong enough to sit up by yourself, although sometimes you topple over when you are trying to reach for a toy that is just out of reach. We have upgraded you to a 'big girl tub' so bath time is much more fun for you, you spend time splashing and grabbing at your rubber duckies.

Feeding you has been fun this last month, you hate apples, love avocado and tolerate bananas. And we are still giving you rice cereal at least once a day.

Can I just say, I cannot believe you are five months already. Where did the time go? Every morning when I get you from your crib you are heavier and older. You are growing so fast that I wish I could video your every movement so that I can relive these days down the road when I feel robbed of my little baby.

You bear more weight on your legs and can stand for longer periods of time. With some help and balance you are able to go from laying down - to sitting - to standing. And are very happy with yourself when you do.

Your big gummy grin is almost always making an appearance and it is my most favorite thing in the world.

I thought for sure you would have a tooth by now, you are constantly chewing on anything you get your hands on, including your hands.

We are looking forward to your first Christmas and the first snow!

I am so thankful that you are a healthy and happy baby.

Love you sweet girl,



Reagan's Stats:

Weight: 17 lbs 2 oz
Height: 26 inches
Clothes Size: 9 Month