Oh hey tumblr, how’ve you been? That’s good. I’ve been pretty busy myself. Being a mama will do that to you. And a student. And working. And holy moly I’m a mama to a toddler now! Juju turned 1 in January. My heart is slightly sad but I couldn’t be any prouder of my little Sprout. We’re walking and talking and oh my we are into EVERYTHING. This kid needs a pause button.
In more mama related news (I don’t think I ever have any other kind of news) we are switching cloth diapers systems. Pretty sure we are becoming a fitted & wool cover type of family. What’s that you say? Cloth diapers are ridiculous? Well, you are wrong sir (or mama, whatevs). I really feel that if more families were more informed on the subject (you don’t have to do the prefolds and flats our grandparents used) more people would be open to using them. They are awesome. I hoard my stash like it’s sacred Inca gold. I might even be known to speak to them and call them my precious. That’s not creepy, right? Okay so I don’t do that last thing (yeah, cause it IS creepy), but man do we love us some cloth around here! Except when baby’s bottom gets a serious rash. We’ve discovered Sprout is allergic to milk. Which caused the rash. Poor Sprout =( And we also happen to have a small case of ammonia issues. Ok, so SOMETIMES there are some downsides to cloth. But, if a small case of the stinks is all, then I’ll take that over slapping horrible chemicals on my baby’s bottom and throwing things into landfills that take hundreds of years to decompose any day. Also, I’m not to0 fond of throwing my money in the trash several times a day either. Good news is I’ve done my first ever stripping and I’m pretty sure it was successful (and a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be, woohoo!) and Sprout’s little tush is healing up quick.
Meanwhile, I’ve been ordering some Sustainablebabyish OBF (organic bamboo fitteds) and snapless-multi fitteds. They happen to plant 1 tree for every diaper ordered, score 2 for the environment! They also happen to be our holy grail of diapers. Can’t beat a sloomb OBF paired with some uber awesome knit wool longies for a solid nighttime system. Sloomb is Sustainablebabyish, also known as Sbish. I’m not sure where they get these names (except for Sbish, that’s kinda obvious), but we love ‘em.
In a month and a week I’ll have a 1 year old. I’m not ready! In other news, Jude has a crib now. He sleeps with us 50% of the time and his bed the other half. He just likes to climb too much to continue the floor bed. If we had a better room set up I’m sure it would be more effective. Also, I’m convinced he’s a genius!! Haha! He is mastering fine and large motor skills way too fast for me to keep up.
Side note, remember the furby? Oh man how I wanted one of those as a child. My mother was a smart lady never to get me one. How annoying those little things are!
I am a huge fan of Joy the Baker and have made several things from her delicious and dangerous blog. Recently I ventured into the soup world (my husband bought me a hand blender! woohoo!) and decided to make Joy’s amazingly delicious, soul comforting vegan cream of mushroom soup. I used a variety of mushrooms including portabello, cremini, button, and several others. Paired with a lightly toasted cream cheese bagel thin (obviously not vegan) I was one happy mama. My husband loved it and little man even had some (pre-cashew cream to avoid any potential allergies). Do yourself a favor and make this. So good!
Jude’s modern circus nursery inspiration =) it’s almost done! and it only took 9 months after he was born. i’ve made the sheets (yellow & blue based fabrics) & blanket (bunting & stripes), painted a canvas painting similar to the little lion above and just have to get a few more accessories for the room. thrift stores here i come!
How have you been old friend? I hope you are doing well, resting and snoozing as much as possible. Oh how I miss you dear sweet Sleep. We were so close once. Remember those days we’d lay in bed till 1 in the afternoon? Yes, it’s getting harder for me to remember them too. One day we will meet up again my friend. One day we will lay in bed all day and not move a muscle. One day we will reunite, and it will be glorious. Until then, mommyhood will keep me busy. Maybe my son will meet you soon. You two need to become friends. Pronto.
Willpower will only take you so far, in case you haven’t run that experiment yourself. Turns out our bodies have a fuel gauge, not entirely unlike the gas gauge in our cars, that tell us when it’s time to tank up on food. Dieting can make the gauge go haywire. (via Shots)