Tuesday, February 26, 2013

7 Months Old!

Wow what a month!



Here's a recap of being 6 months old and fabulous!

Seven Months Old TODAY! I'm 20 lbs and 27" long!


Batman and I did some business in the potty!


I love my cousin Carlie!


Look what I can do!


My New Quilt!


First Snow!!!


Chillin Like An Old Man!


Snow Day Funness!


Bathtime!


Happy Valentines Day!


Take Me Hunting!


Mommy is "Super Mom"


Oh I LOOOOVE Daddy!


I may have gotten SOME food in my mouth!






Peas, Blah!


Off to see Auntie Ashley Love!


May the force be with you!


First time in a high chair!





Last but certainly not least, I got a tooth on the snow day! 2/21!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Quarterly Cloth Diaper Experience

Whelp, I thought this was the end all be all of my CD experience:
Stank.
Like stank nasty stank!

What was I doing wrong!? What was I doing differently!?

Nothing! It was just simply time to strip!

Of COURSE it took me four weeks to figure that out!

Acronym Key:
CD - Cloth Diaper
FB- Fuzzibunz
CB- Charlie Banana
IMO- in my opinion :)

As you may or may not know I run on these four systems:
Fuzzibunz OS
Charlie Banana OS
GroVia Hybrids
Hemp Fitted's w/ a Blueberry or GroVia Shell


The Fuzzibunz were starting to smell and the Charlie Banana's were starting to smell BAD -
bad like "get that stinky baby away from me" bad.

So I washed both CB & FB CD's in vinegar... mistake.
 Made them smell worse IMO!

I decided I was in over my head and headed to Terra Tots   and Sky (God bless this woman) said "Well, it sounds like your inserts aren't made of natural fibers like hemp, cotton or bamboo. These types of inserts are more likely to leak & have a smell issue."
So I bought several 2nd hand cotton/hemp inserts and went on my way feeling like:
1. why didn't I come to an expert store sooner for help
2. did I waste lots of money on two systems that aren't going to get me through his diaper years?
3. why didn't I research natural fibers v synthetic fibers?

I started double stuffing T's CB's and FB's with the hemp/cotton insert and the CB/FB insert and it completely took care of the leaking issue (hooray) however, I still have a smell issue!

After "hours" of searching for help online I contacted FB and CB's websites requesting help.

since FB insert is made out of micro-fleece and CB insert is made out of polyester I had to strip separately.

How I stripped my CB's:
I put in about 2-3 TBS of Dawn and agitated all diapers and covers in my sink for a good 2-3 minutes and then let sit in the sink for an hour plus. I did several (like 4) rinses in my washing machine until all signs of suds were gone then tumbled dry on low in dryer (would have hung out to dry but it was night time)

another option suggested by the manufacture email:

non-chlorine bleach in hot hot water with inserts ONLY soak, wash, line dry

How I stripped my FB's:
start out with clean diapers 
inserts only- Hot water like 150 deg F and 4-5 TBS of OxyClean  let oxy clean dissolve then throw in diaper inserts
agitate for a few minutes then shut off machine and let sit for 6 hrs-over night
cold rinse, hot wash, cold rinse and line dry (again, i machine dried bc it was night)


Some things I learned along the way:

OxyClean, Bac-Out etc is OK for FB NOT at all for CB's (voids the warrenty)
White Vinegar is OK for CB's NOT for FB
Dawn & HOT water is OK for BOTH (inserts only)
CB FAQ Blog
 FB FAQ
  Obbs & Lala Vlog - this gal knows her CD's!

CB's on the line:

 Finally, we've achieved CD Zen! (Om...)


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Anderson Family Heirloom

This blue outfit in the picture below is 53 years old...
My dad wore it at 6 months old.
Then my uncle Doug.
And then me...
then my cousins Tara,
Paige,
and Sidney.

All at 6 months old and sitting up!
everyone except Morgan as the outfit went missing for several years.

So here's T-man a few days after he turned 6 months in it! 




Here's T with "baby James"
James' baby doll when he was a little man.


And a "late night" bib montage! My moms neighbor, Mary Jo made several bibs for him, all by hand!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stash.

T-Rex {ahem} his mother has a giraffe obsession. It all started at gestation.

Here are just some in his room.

They all have names too.

From L to R

Jenny, Juston, Gerald, Etsy, Steve and Jim.



Currently our favorite is Gerald and our favorite thing about all of them is their tags, tails and tasty ears.

Sophie and Soph-ette are in the car.
... Incase you were wondering.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Faux-ku-Haiku

I wrote these back when T was fresh. Lots of sleep deprivation and good times-

The first few are when I was under the impression that a haiku was 5-7-5 words, not syllables.
I present to you:
Postpartum Faux-ku's

To my foopa
There you are hanging out.
Now it's time for you to go.
Yet, frappuccino diet not working.

To my house
So dirty, what to do?
Dusty, grimey, greasy, all things so gross.
Scared all the cleaners away.

To my stretch marks
What is this I see?
On my belly so long and deep.
Icing on the foopa cake.

To my bra
All powerful beige nursing bra
Making it possible for hourly plus nursing.
Thanks for easy boob clips

*realizing haikus are 5-7-5 syllable*

To my armpits
What's that smell. Shoo-wee.
That stank is mommas hygiene.
Desperately needs bath.

To Truman's drooling
Dribble, dribble eww
Hands all covered in goo.
Teething is insane.

To my stomach muscles
Paralyzed uh huh
Can't suck it in, what to do.
Thank God for spanx, whoo.