Good effort, Jackie. I know my plans are always bigger than my stamina even now and it was super bad when I was pregnant.
I'm not a fan of milk chocolate either. Everything I do with chocolate is dark chocolate. I get so many complements on my cakes and cookies and I think it's just because I use the dark chocolate or dark cocoa. My MIL even said that when she uses the same recipe I have for chocolate cake that hers never comes out as good as mine.
So DH and I had a discussion about washing machines. I got really mad because I did my first load of laundry after boiling all my prefolds and inserts and I could immediately tell that some of the fluff had gone out of my fluff. And I barely used any detergent at all. This hard water + HE situation does not work for cloth. I demanded that we sell the HE and buy a regular old top loading one. He refuses because we are TRYING to move and he wants to wait to see how all that works out and what we end up with there. I told him that my original plan was exactly that, but 2 months later I'm sick of my cloth not working the way it should/could, so I'm done. He told me that we might have to go back to disposables for a bit until we get this limbo situation resolved. That irritates me (even while I understand and even agree to an extent) because I want to use my cloth and I want to be able to clean them!!
Oh! I made my first cloth diaper. It's a pocket diaper and it fits perfectly!
But the washer isn't going to miraculously start working better when you move. Chances are that you can sell your HE and buy a basic top loader for cheaper. And doesn't he see how determined you are to make this work and keep the cute butts?! ((hugs)) Maybe you should pull up any findings for people selling their HEs and info on a cheap top loader.
Yeah, I told him we could profit from this. But if we get an offer and they want the washer and dryer to stay then we may end up with a top loading washer where we move, or end up having to buy at that point. He doesn't want to deal with moving this washer out and replacing it and then having to do it all over again when we move, especially if the new place ends up having an HE. I could go wash diapers at SIL's but I'd honestly rather wash them by hand or use sposies. And I hope you know how much I would hate to wash them by hand. DH did soak the diapers in hot water for me this morning to get them ready to wash. He even sprayed out a poopy diaper! I guess he doesn't want me to get the top loading washer anyway despite us having discussed it. It is something I'd be capable of. I can be pretty hard headed.
Anna, that's very frustrating. I can see both points but really...you're done with the HE and it would probably MAKE you money to replace? And most places you could buy a toploader will come install it for you anyway...we bought ours as a scratch & dent and it's awesome, and we didn't have to lift a finger. We did have to take the old one and put it in the yard for the people from Craigslist to come get, but really...it was like 10 minutes of effort.
No matter what, though, I think the real lesson is: HARD WATER SUCKS.
Went to a toddler birthday party today. It was exhausting since I went by myself with Adair and thus was on 100% wrangling duty in an exciting environment PLUS hardcore potty training. She did well, though (only a little minor leak, no real accidents). Still no poop today, though. Hmm... interesting theory on that, Wendy. I hope you're right and it does sort itself out. We shall see.
Language barrier! Yeah, I did watch a documentary once about how y'all have some of the deadliest jellyfish off y'alls coasts and that some are small. I think I saw one jellyfish out of all of our trips.
And interesting point about the poop!
Yuyp there are little ones which even get through the nets, and tentacles can get through as well., we always swim right in the middle just in case.
My theory on the poop is just that a theory, i have no actual knowledge to back it up.
Originally Posted by cactuswren
(mostly self-initiated 99.5%) POOP SUCCESS. We needed that.
MIL sent Ronin a birthday present which arrived today. It was a beautiful boxed set of Gallipoli commenorative coins (which probably means nothing to anyone outside Australia or New Zealand, but if you google ANZACs or Gallipoli it will explain it). Lovely, but so hard to explain to Ronin why he can't play with them.
My child won't say mama or mommy, but says Elmo and now George (for Curious George). *sigh*
And the poor kiddo did not understand this morning that dada had to go to work. When he woke up he snuck over to DH's side of the bed and woke DH up to change his poopy diaper. (Ha ha) After that DH woke me up and he went to take a shower. Only Aiden didn't want me. He sat pressed up against the bathroom door the whole time! When DH opened the door and started brushing his teeth, Aiden insisted on brushing his teeth too. We all get downstairs and eat breakfast. Afterwards Aiden grabbed two xbox controllers and gave one to DH! Too cute! He wanted to play with his daddy. But by this point DH had to leave and kid was NOT happy. Clung to his leg! Mommy just not good enough.
Sadly DH's later start today is due to the fact that he will not get home till at least 9pm tonight. BOO. At least he was able to have a late start.
Aw, sad Jackie! Cute that he was so into Daddy, though (and SCORE on the poopy diaper, hahaha!)
OMG you guys...when I stop to think that just two weeks ago we were being awoken by a screaming banshee every morning at 4:00-something and more or less fully in diapers, and now mornings like this one--where she completely STTN until 5:30 and came right in for a snuggle without any crying (except when she had to run the dog gauntlet inside our room, and said "AAAAH!!! Rosie's tail hit my chest and my hair! THAT'S NOT NICE!!!!" ) with a DRY DIAPER--are becoming nearly a norm...I'm pretty proud of all of us. It's been quite a couple of weeks, but...IT'S WORKING!!!!! I know the road will have plenty more bumps in it, but we're getting somewhere! For real! My baby is more girl than toddler every day...
One funny thing I noticed she's started doing since yesterday is breaking down tasks (like we and her teachers do to her, haha). So instead of "More water, please!" it's "Mommy, get off that big white toilet, go into the kitchen, and get me more water." So helpful!