Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Cloth Stash for an (almost) One Year Old!

I've noticed a few of yall are trying out cloth diapers, so I decided to post on what we have for our (Almost) one year old, what we like, and what we use for what. We have some that are tooo small for her, but are in storage until baby #2 comes along, whenever that will be. Since we've moved (and have a washer to ourselves) we've started to cloth full time! As opposed to 1/2 the time! The ONLY time she wears disposibles is when my nana or hunter's sister keeps her while i'm at school, so that's like 7 diapers a week, so really not that bad! In our stash we have 11 prefolds, 8 covers, and 5 pocket diapers. We need more, I wash every other day, so at tax time, we're going to get some more pockets!
So Here's my stash!

These you put a prefold in and wrap around the baby, they can be wiped clean between washes and used more than once!
*Not pictured, medium white prowrap (it was dirty)

These are medium Bummis Whisper Wraps. I like these for nights because they are still a little big for her so I can add an extra insert!

medium bummis whisper wrap

Econobum One Sized, she was in this one when I decided to take pictures! lol

Wonder Wraps One Sized, I love this fit! These are the only covers I will use in Public! These are also my favorit cover of all time, but they are hard to come buy! I cannot find these anywhere new!


ProWrap Medium Blue Edge Prefold, we have 8 of these!

Econobum One Sized Prefold, we have 3 of these.

ProWrap and Econobum compared folded longways

ProWrap and Econobum compared laying flat

Prowrap folded 4 times and Econobum 3 times

ProWrap folded 4 times and Econobum 3 times
Baby in a ProWrap Prefold without a cover.

How I usually fold the prefolds and snap with a snappi

Snapped with a Snappi

Snappi-ed prefold on baby!
Pockets: You put an insert inside these. I use these mostly for when we are out, because they are soooo easy.

One Sized Alva Baby

One Sized Bumgenious

One Sized Minky Alva Baby

Inserts: I only have one for each diaper, so 5. But i'm wanting more so I could add an extra insert for night time and such!

Left is Alva Baby MF insert, Right is Bumgenious MF insert. Bumgenious has snaps to adjust size, this is the largest setting.

Left Alva, Right Bumgenious on Medium

Left Alva, Right Bumgenious on Small
 ***My preferences: Snaps. I hate velcro only because it starts to catch or get fuzzy, so I know it wont last as long. For poos, I like prefolds because they are easier to rinse.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Sorry for the absence! Things have been crazy! So I decided to give the blogging a break. I will start off with WE MOVED!!! This is only our 4th night here, but it's so exciting! and I love it! We ended up not getting the apartment we originally thought we would (the garage one) but instead we got something better! We were having to find a place quickly (my mom has her house up for sale) and so we were looking around ringgold, and drove by a complex and I just called, and he said he would have a 2 bedroom duplex opening the next week! So hunter called him back and we went to look at it and got all the paper work together and we got it! It's actually cheaper than the garage one, but we also have electricity. But it's huge! Well for us. I'm really not sure the square footage, but emerson has her own bedroom, It's small but perfect for her! She refuses to sleep in it though! haha. I will be posting pics once we get all the boxes out of the living room and the christmas tree fully decorated!

And school, has been horrible! My teacher has not been there a full week in 8 weeks. Yeah. And then after missing 2 weeks of class, she came in to tell us, she's leaving, and they may drop our major. Yepp. I have <25 hours to complete, I should've been done next summer, but now we don't have a teacher. I still don't really know what is going to happen, but luckily next semester I only had two of her classes and the school is by law required to A. Find a new teacher/sub to finish those in the program out. or B. pay for us to change majors and give us reimbursment for our wasted time. From what I know, they will have a sub for us next semester, but its unclear what will happen from there. I was super upset for a few weeks and really just wanted to drop out. I'm still not really sure what's going to happen and am just going day by day.

Also with school! I got a call today, saying that I didn't get into that program WIA (which will pay for childcare, books, and gas!) But that they wanted me to be in another program for 19-21 year olds which will pay for everything just the same! I go in tuesday on my break at school to talk with the director! I'm so excited! I'm glad emerson will get to go to daycare which will take SOOO much stress of us! The lady also told me the ONLY reason we didn't get the program was because I wasn't 19 on the first day of school. LIVID! The first day was on the 21st, I turned 19 on the 23rd! Does 2 days really make a difference?!?! ughh. Oh well.

Emerson is now walking! It's insane! And she's into everything! She now eats table food! as in lots of fruits and veggies and eggs! I love making cute lunches for her! It's crazy how grown up she is now, she really isn't a baby anymore!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


this is emerson's friend harper from church, we had no clue until last week what she was being!

emerson's first sucker!

harper, emerson, and olivia!

this is emerson's boyfriend and his momma! Jennifer and Cooper!

my dad, Pops!
We started of our night going to see my Dad, when while we were there emerson ripped the pupil off her costume, so we had to go back home to get a needle and thread so I sewed it on our way to trunk or treat! We went to our churches trunk or treat it was fun, except it was super cold, emerson was scared of most everyone in costumes, so we stayed inside the church just hanging with people most of the time. We then stopped by hunter's boss's house, then went to hunter's work, then went to bilo! haha, we wore emerson out! She came home and slept from about 9:15-5am! I know that's super early, but that's the longest she's slept in 6 months!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Well friday morning, I tried to get on blogger and it kept on saying that there was a service error. same thing saturday. and sunday. and this morning. So finally I got fed up and started trying different things, and so I figured out I can get on blogger on internet explorer but not on firefox. I ALWAYS use firefox. So yeah, that's why i've been so absent! But I started work yesterday! I LOVE it! It's super easy, I just REALLYYYYY miss emerson. I feel like I'm missing everything! But I also worked today. But don't have to work again until friday!I'm a cashier though! Yesterday, when I got home from work, I was in the floor playing with emerson and she took her first step! Well, it was her standing in front of me and she took a step and then fell on top of me! haha. She did that 3 times yesterday! And then once today when my mom was watching her while I was at work! Then today, I was getting Emerson out of the car and she was making funny faces and opening her mouth really wide, and she has a tooth! I had no clue! It's the top right tooth! it's barely poked out but it's out! Then I was buckling her in her car seat and noticed that the bottom right is barely poked thru! Less than the top! So within the past week she's took her first steps and cut her first 2 teeth! It's crazy how much she's grown up! We're hoping to be moving to the apartment by Dec. 1st! That's a month away! It's small, but perfect for us! The only bad part is that the bedroom is a very akward shaped room, so we're really not sure how we're gonna fit the crib and our bed, but we'll make it work! The appliances are all new, and the living room is pretty big! the closet is huge! But the bathroom doesn't have a door, just like a curtain, which i'm dreading. Because I really don't want to be in bed, and then hunter start stinking up the room ( TMI) haha. But i'm so excited! My schedule for next semester, we've been registering this past week, has been hectic! It's looking like i'm going to have to go Mon-Thur, which sucks, because I hate wasting gas, and finding a baby sitter will deffinately be harder if we don't get into the program (which we still don't know about). So we're just hoping everything is going to work out!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

pumpkin patch!

So monday we drove down to Ellijay and went to burts farm a little farm/pumpkin patch! It was so much fun and emerson loved it, we are definitely going to make it a tradition to go every year!

We let her pick out a pumpkin, but these were the only ones small enough for her tiny hands to hold!

She tried to eat the mulch!

She was much more interested in the mulch than the pumpkins!

On the hay ride! These were fake talking pumpkins and she loved them!

On the hay ride, she chewed on the hay the entire time!

And, I realize there are no pictures of me, I promise I was there! But I did most of the picture taking and when I got hunter to take some of me, they were all horrible! It makes me sad. But I'm trying to teach hunter to take better pictures! lol It was a lot of fun though! I'm so excited for her first halloween!

Friday, October 19, 2012

homecoming and a csection!

Well tonight was homecoming, i'll put pictures of another day! My sister didn't win but she still looked beautiful! We opted out of riding in her car because emerson had a runny nose and the wind was pretty bad!
But my aunt is 37 weeks pregnant! and she walked out of the stadium tonight and her water broke! Yepp! It was a shock! So since she had a csection with her 3 year old she will be having one anytime now. I really hate she didn't listen to me or even do any research herself about VBAC's . I know what she's about to go thru and the pain. and ugh, c sections really make me sick to my stomach. :/ But i am excited to meet my new cousin (its a boy) and i'm glad emerson is getting a little play mate!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

9 month check up!

weight: 19 lbs 6 oz

height: 28 1/4 inches

diaper size: 3

clothes size: mostly 12 months, still a few 9 months, and even a few 18 months!

eating habits: we're getting there, we've been dealing with some food sensitivities, constipation, and switching formula. But for the most part she'll eat  like this:
7 am - 2 jars of fruit, a bowl of oat meal.
10 am - 4 oz bottle
12:30 pm - 2 jars of veggies, and some puffs or gerber cookies, and 3 oz of prune juice
3pm- 4 oz bottle
6pm - 1 jar of veggies, 1 jar of fruit, and bits and pieces of what ever vegetable we're having for dinner, she loves eating REAL green beans and peas! She also enjoys asparagus!

sleeping habits: well, i'll explain more later, but the past month she slept an average of 3 hours a night, it's been a rough month, but we finally figured out why!

movement: she's standing up on her own! and she'll walk if she's pushing something! she likes to push the foot stool around the living room!

favorite toys: her leap frog music table, the vtech crawl ball, and my aunt bought her this new little doll this month it's eyes close when you lay it down and emerson thinks it's hilarious! it's also got a paci attached to it and emerson just chews on it!

teeth count:0! but you can feel 2 on the very button but they're still under the gums.

Doctors appointment: Actually it went pretty well! She completely understood why we chose not to give emerson a flu shot, and just told us that if we ever wanted to get her one just bring her in. Emerson's belly button has been sticking out really far since she had a bad reaction to sweet potatoes and her stomach swelled, so I asked the doc about it and she said that emerson had an umbilical hernia. She said that it usually will go away between 2-3 years but if it hasn't gone away by 3 years they will have to surgically remove it. So we're just hoping that it will go away on its own, and from what i've read online most of them do! Also, emerson has had bad constipation issues where she will cry and scream only a tiny turd (tmi) will come out, so she gave us a prescription and it's helping so far, and she will be on this medicine for 3 months and we will try to take her off of it to see if her bowels have matured any. She also said she thinks emerson is dehydrated and that could be a part of it, so we're having to give emerson prune juice. I've never been a fan of juice for babies so I really didn't want to give her any, but i want emerson to get better, and if she needs help then we will get it for her. And to the sleeping! While the doctor checked emerson's ears and nose, she realized she has a double ear infection. Emerson had an ear infection last month had 10 days of antibiotics, and they didn't work. So for the past month it's just gotten worse and worse and we had no clue. But that is definitely why she hasn't slept at ALL! But they gave her a different kind of antibiotics and she goes back in 2 weeks just to check to make sure it went away. Oh and one question for you girls, what sippy cups do you suggest? We've tried NUK, NUBY, and GERBER. She will only drink a little bit. I refuse to put juice in her bottle so what sippy would yall suggest trying?