Recently, I have been thinking about my new life. (I say “new” life because after you have a child, everything really does change. I mean, nerd-face hubs and I are still us… but just a little different. You know, with spit-up on our clothes and in our hair. That kind of different.)
I am 24 years old and a brand-spankin’-new mom to a fifteen (almost sixteen) week old daughter.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
I am 24. I am married to the love of my life. I have a career that is forever challenging my patience (and the everlasting color of my hair). I am a mom. A mommy. Mother. Momma. Mum. Whatever you want to call it, my life is crazy and so incredibly new and different and strange and… and… wow.
Seriously, who thought I would love waking up during the night to a crying baby? (That’s a joke. No one likes waking up to cries. It’s just not a nice wake-up call.) Every day, I cannot wait to pick her up from my BIL/SIL’s house and take her home to nurse, wear, and coo. Yes, I coo at my daughter. I also speak in baby-nese… SO SUE ME!
Hubs and I could have never imagined any of this. Baby girl is the light of our lives now. Before her debut, I never realized just HOW I could love anyone more than I love Greg. Ahh, how things have changed. 😉 The love I have for my daughter simply cannot be compared to anything because there is NOTHING like it in the world.
It is hard to believe she has been in our lives for over three months already. Time is already whipping by and our love for her grows more and more every day (even with the diaper leaks, the foul breath, the bald spot on the back of her head… the list goes on and on).
Where is the time going? Oh, THAT’S RIGHT! Time flies faster than the speed of light when I’m working and missing my babe, when I’m nursing (& nursing… & nursing), when I’m sleeping, when she is sleeping, when she is pooping (& then peeing on the clean insert)… really, time is flying constantly.
I CAN’T STAND IT! Seriously. We need all the time in the world with our babe and her already being three-months-old is not taking the cake. At all.
However, she is incredibly adorable so I suppose that should serve as some compensation. 🙂 Also, Spring Break starts next week so this teacher is excited… WAY too excited, if you ask my husband.
So, to re-cap:
1. Baby girl is three months OLD.
2. I am ready for Spring Break.
3. #2 means I am reading for Summer Vacation (notice that breaks get Capital Letters? Yea. They are That Important.).
4. Baby girl is growing too fast. Did I mention she is three months old?
Yea. This is that post. You know. About diapers.
I never, in a million freaking years, thought I would be talking about diapers and what comes out of my daughter’s rear end. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So, nerd-face hubs (affectionate, right?) and I decided to go the route of cloth diapering for Rooney. This was for the sake of our wallets, the environment, and… I don’t even know. They’re cute? Yea, they’re really, REALLY cute.
However, my brother-in-law told me about The Honest Company. Never heard of them? You should have. Aren’t interested in disposables? You should still check them out. For $5.95 you can subscribe for a “trial run” of diapers, wipes, and cleaning products. All of these puppies are plant-based, fragrance-free, and biodegradable. Also, the disposables don’t have that DISGUSTING gel-like substance in them that can explode (literally) all over your little one’s bum if they have a blow-out.
Also, the diapers come in some insanely cute styles. Personally, I ordered the purple leopard print for Rooney. Sue me.
FYI: You have seven days from receipt of your sample package(s) to cancel your monthly membership!
Now, this doesn’t mean we have stopped cloth diapering. This DOES mean that we will always keep a back-up package of The Honest Company diapers on hand at all times because really… baby’s butts are pretty unpredictable. 🙂