Monday, November 8, 2010

In awe...

I am in awe of mothers who get things done. I feel like since Sawyer has been born I have been incredibly unproductive. I'm starting to get my act together... I normally can load the dishwasher and shower on top of taking care of him all day, which to me is a major accomplishment. I'm also trying to knit for an hour or so while he is sleeping... and maybe trying to clean my sewing room for a few mins each day. Either way, I am incredibly impressed with mothers who accomplish more than daily care of themselves and their children. Kudos to you!

I guess you will have to take my word for it that he is awake for parts of the day... but can you blame me for not getting things done?? I just sit and stare at him... he's pretty amazing. 

Another thing that I am loving (besides watching Sawyer do funny things) is my cloth diapering. It is awesome. I don't really know what it is I like so much about it, but it is just amazing. I love that I haven't had to go to the store for diapers for him, which is good because I hate going to the store, and it is saving us tons of $$! I would say I go through 10-12 diapers a day, more if he decides to pee right as I'm changing him, but it doesn't matter.... we have 24 diapers and just have to run the washer to get more.  I run the washer every night at dinner just so I don't have to worry about running out of diapers, but because you don't have to fold them or anything, it is the easiest laundry ever. And, I haven't had any problems with the diapers smelling at all. I have a bag that I keep them in by his changing table, then I just toss them in the washer when I'm ready to wash. Easy. And, he has the cutest little poufy bottom. Cloth diapers are a bit bulkier than disposables, but it hasn't been a problem so far. And, his diapers have cool covers (one has trees, and he has a bunch of different colored ones) instead of just being boring. 

In other non-baby news, I'm knitting a hat for a friend in Juneau. She wanted a sample to show how her yarn knitted up to display at her craft fairs and things... I'm hoping to have it done by the middle of next week so I can get it to her before Thanksgiving. It is a bit slow going, but I think I can do it. Here is the Rav link to the pattern. We also bought quite a few bags of Halloween candy yesterday at Target for 75% off. Oh, and we are trying to not go grocery shopping... so we are eating what we have... it has been a challenge. Breakfast is the hardest, because I am a cereal junkie and we have been out of cereal for almost two weeks. We ran out of milk and cheese too. But, I am still very successful with dinner! The other day we had chili, tonight we are having chicken and rice... I am looking forward to going grocery shopping though... I'm hoping that we can make it to the 15th and then stock back up on food. 

Alright, off to go entertain the baby. He is trying to decide if he wants to be awake or asleep... these are the big questions of life...

1 comment:

Miss Julep said...

Sounds like you ARE getting a lot done, considering. It will gradually get easier as you adjust and once your body gets back on an even keel again. Enjoy these maternity leave days, they are precious!