Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263
2013 April » The Adventures of Noah and Lia
Warning: Declaration of Suffusion_MM_Walker::start_el(&$output, $item, $depth, $args) should be compatible with Walker_Nav_Menu::start_el(&$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = Array, $id = 0) in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/themes/suffusion/library/suffusion-walkers.php on line 39
Apr 142013
 

The weather has finally turned here and with the longer days we’re able to get out as a family in the evenings and take a walk. I love this time of year.

We have an awesome set of trails right close to us with playground along the way so a few mile walk takes most of the evening which is totally fine!!


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/35/d207566793/htdocs/alittlekloep/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/fs/package.module.fs.php on line 263
Apr 132013
 

So as I mentioned before we had a pretty sick Easter. We’d planned to spend it in PA with my family but the norovirus had a different plan. We headed home Saturday night instead of staying thru Sunday afternoon. That meant that the Easter bunny had to be redirected again (we already told Noah that we’d communicated to him that we were at Memaw and Papas house…). In the redirection, he was a bit late Easter morning:) It was lunch time before he finally got his act together and hid the baskets.

Thankfully, this is the first year that Noah really understood so he didn’t care if it was first thing in the AM or later in the afternoon.

I thought I’d share the video so Memaw and Papa could see since they essentially supplied the Easter bunny with the loot:)

Apr 082013
 

I love love love that so many of my friends are thinking about or even fully on board with cloth diapering. My mom thinks I’m obsessed and perhaps I am a bit I’ve had a lot of questions from them so I thought I’d stick them all in one spot.

Q: What brands to you use?
A: We have a mix of BumGenius 3 and 4.0’s One Size and Fuzzibunz one size pockets for the most part. I added prefolds and thirsties covers for Lia as well as Bum Genius Free Time (which I LOVE!)

Q: What’s the difference between fitteds, AIO’s, Pockets, prefolds etc…?
A: AIO’s or all-in-ones have the absorbent layers along with a waterproof outer layer all in one sewn together package. They are by far the easiest diaper because they mimic a disposable almost exactly. They take a while to dry which is one of the biggest drawbacks. The next level down is a pocket diaper. These ones have a waterproof outer layer that has a sleeve in it that you can stuff with absorbent layers. They’re great because you can customize the absorbency based on your child and since everything comes apart they wash and dry pretty quickly. Drawback on these is that you have to stuff them every time before you use them. I generally stuff them as I pull them out of the dryer. Fitteds look like a disposable and they’re all absorbent material. They don’t have a waterproof cover so you’ll need to buy one of those to go with it. And then prefolds and flats are what you think of when you think of cloth diapers – just a flat panel of fabric that you fold up around the baby and either secure with a snappi and then cover with a waterproof outercover (or just cover in my case..) In the case of prefolds, the are sewn in thirds with extra absorbent layers in the center of the three panels. You simply fold them on the seams or across and put them on. Flats require a bit more origami because they’re all one layer however they are by far the most cost effective option.

Q: Do you put anything on their bums when you use them?
A: Not usually. Regular diaper creams like Destin and A&D can damage your diapers and cause them to repel so we don’t even generally keep them in the house (I do have one tube of Destin for emergencies and I keep it far away from my diapers so there’s no mistake). That said, there are creams that are CD safe (California baby is our fav) and I will put it on them if they look a little red. I find that I do this more with Lia than I did with Noah. I think she’s just a bit more sensitive. However, we’ve never had a full blown diaper rash with either of them. For the most part there’s no need to put any creams or powers on when you CD.

Q:Do you use special detergent?
A:I do. Most commercial cleaners have enzymes and brighteners that can cause build up over time which in turn causes repelling. There are a few safe ones out there but I decided to use a special CD safe product from Rockin Green Soap. I keep this as a reference if there are any questions. It has some great data on detergents.

Q:You talk of dryer balls…what the heck are those?
A:Dryer sheets again can cause build up on your diapers and cause repelling (plus have you ever looked at the chemical make up of them? yuck..) Dryer balls are a natural way of softening your clothes and speeding up drying times. They are softball sized balls made from felted wool and they bounce around in your dryer with the clothes/diapers and keep things moving. Some come with fragrance, mine didn’t. I’ve both made my own and bought them. Obviously the purchased ones are better quality. I found mine on etsy but you can find them on most any cloth diaper website.

Q:Are they really that cost effective?
A:Yes, I believe they are. You spend roughly $1600 for two years of disposable diapering, add in another $600 or so if you’re child is in the average for potty training. I think for both children I spent $1000 or so on my stash. You figure you have a marginal cost for water but not nearly enough to make up the difference.

Q:Is your waterbill higher?
A:It’s hard to tell. Yes, but not too terribly much and much of it can be contributed to the fact that we added a nightly bath for another body.

Q:What resources have you used to learn about CDing?
A:I spent a lot of time on TheBump.com’s cloth diapering board asking questions and reading answers. I also spent a bunch of time on these sites:
http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/
http://www.diaperpin.com/home.asp <-- diaper reviews http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/ <-- store front with lots of CD related information http://simplemom.net/cloth-diapering/

And while I didn’t use them, there are local CD stores that are so helpful getting started (here in NoVa we have one – http://www.abbyslane.com/ and I know there’s one in Pittsburgh for my PGH friends – http://www.happybabycompany.com/ )

So there you have it…some questions that I have been asked over the time. I’m sure if I sit here long enough I can think of more:) Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments if you have any others. I don’t claim to be an expert but I’ll do what I can do help:)

Apr 062013
 

So, given that we were all sooo sick over Easter (long story short, a stomach virus hit Saturday AM while we were in PGH, we decided to make a run back to VA before DH got sick too and I ended up riding with Noah in the backseat with a bucket…such joy). Anyways, I never got the chance to take a picture of the kids in their Easter getups…. So, today being a beautiful day I decided to take them on a walk to try to take some pics.

I had to bribe Noah with ice cream and even at that I only got two or three really good pictures with him in it. Lia on the other hand is my little model and once she warmed up to it she was all smiles.

[nggallery id=’53’]

The dress is from Rugrat Design. I love love love it:) Lesley was really sweet and accommodating and let me pick the fabrics for the dress since she didn’t have one made already in her shop with that fabric in that size. the best part is that as Lia grows it will go from being a dress to being a tunic…and it’s reversible!!

Apr 042013
 

with breastfeeding that is.

Work’s been crazy for the last few weeks and I’d been dropping pumping sessions randomly to make meetings and it just kind of became a habit. So last week I went pump free and just nursed at night. Then something happened – Lia decided that she didn’t want to nurse to sleep like she always did and I just went with it. So, it’s been over a week since I’ve pumped and about 6 days since I’ve actually nursed her. Funny enough, the stomach flu hit around the same time making it pretty easy on me with engorgement since I was so dehydrated. ::Spoke too soon, it was just delayed…ugh..::

I still have some frozen milk that we’re cycling thru. I think I have enough to get her thru another two or three weeks if we only use it during the week.

So, in the end we made it to 8 months nursing/pumping. 2 months past my big goal and so far past what I actually thought I could do. Part of me mourns the loss of that connection with her (and the convenience) but the other part of me is ready to move on and watch her grow independently. Plus it’s nice to be able to nudge hubsy to get that middle of the night bottle vs. having to get up and feed her – who am I kidding, I’ll still be the one to get up with her since I hear her (DH is tuned into Noah, I’m tuned in to Lia, it’s weird).

Related Posts with Thumbnails