Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Madelyn's Seventh Month
Breastfeeding - this is getting more challenging since Madelyn is so easily distracted. She's always been a fast eater but we're talking 2-3 minutes per side (if I can even get her to eat off both sides). And if there is someone else in the room or the TV is on, forget about it. She's only nursing 4-5 times a day and once at night. Her stats keep going up so I guess she's getting what she needs. The chompers have been a bit of an issue. Yup - she bit me. And my reflexes smacked her little mouth. Now relax, she didn't even cry and really I would call it more of a tap. She actually pulled off and stared at me as if to say, "what - not a fan?" Since that incident she's been kind enough to gently "test bite" as if she's seeing whether or not she'll get away with it and I just pull her off at that time.
Diapers - my chunky monkey is getting to the end of her size small Fuzzibunz and I hadn't really planned beyond that stage. I really like our current diapering system so I want to continue but I'm now scrambling to get some mediums into our rotation before her current diapers start cutting off circulation in her baby thighs. My price point is $10.00 or less per diaper. I am also going to try a few of the one size diapers since I figure the bulkiness won't be as much of an issue at this stage. I've also started line drying the diapers and am always amazed at the power of the sun. It had gotten every.single.stain out her diapers. It also has gotten stains out of some of her clothes that sadly were recipients of blowouts here and there. And there is nothing cuter than a bunch of diapers on the line. Love it! I was also pleased to see that the sun got out old stains as well. I was concerned about drying the diapers all winter and then trying to sun them but it hasn't been an issue.