Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Rants and Raves

Whew - what a busy weekend! I have several things to rave about after this weekend and not a rant in sight!

Things I think are great:

1. Running into an old friend from high school who lives in a different province and who has been in Cambridge (yes THAT Cambridge) for that past year and a half. Especially running into them when you are randomly standing outside, downtown, amidst the anonymous masses!

2. After running into the aforementioned friend, being able to say - "Hey, guess what, I have a BABY!!" (number 1 and 2 both where incidents that happened to the Hunky Hubby but I shared in the overall greatness of the moments!)

3. Getting to talk about cloth diapers to someone who is actually interested! The aforementioned friend is married and his wife is 6 months pregnant and they are currently contemplating their cloth diapering options. We cloth diaper the Darling Daughter and I LOVE cloth diapering. I do not find it hard or gross or very much extra work. A couple of loads of laundry a week is not a big deal! The Hunky Hubby is just as enthusiastic as I am so he was delighted to throw in his 2 cents as well. For those of you who are interested, here is what we use:

24 premium sized prefolds
4 Motherease Bamboo diapers with liners
4 Bummis Bum Genius one size pocket diapers (these are perfect for outings)
2 Bummis SuperBright covers
2 Bummis Super Whisper Wrap covers
4 Snappi Fasteners

We wash every second day with Country Save and use Bert's Bees Diaper Ointment to keep her bum in great shape (not even a hint of diaper rash yet).

4. Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer and cloth washcloths. This requires its own category. The Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer works perfectly with cloth washcloths. It keeps them nice and warm, fits enough for a few days and saves me trips to the bathroom to wet the cloths before changing the baby. Woo-hoo!

5. Guests who bring snacks! My Dad and his Girlfriend popped by yesterday to visit and they brought the most delicious European cookies! Two types of shortbread and some chocolate covered crispy crepes! YUM!

6. Saying "Beware the Ides of March!"

oh wait, I do have one rant

SNOW IN VANCOUVER IN MARCH - I cheerfully put up with 8 months of rain to avoid this exact situation.
Screw You Snow - Screw you.
'Nuff said.

1 comment:

  1. what a clever approach to diapering you have, it sound as easy a it is good for the environment!