This past week was a poignant one for me, as nearly every other day was supposed to have been a baby date. Tuesday the 12th was a possible induction date, followed by 2/13/13, a date I’ve though about since last June as I thought it was such an awesome day for a birth date (I love the number 13!) Then Friday the 15th came, the day a c-section was scheduled for when the girls were both breech. And finally, Sunday the 17th – that magical 38th week mark that was our “technical” due date that we were given way back when. Our “official” due date, March 3rd, 2013, was never going to happen once we found out there were twins.
It’s so crazy to think about that this is the week these girls were supposed to come into our lives. They are 3 weeks old today, and it feels like it’s been months! They are officially out of the preemie size – both in clothes and diapers; I can’t believe it happened so quick. 3 weeks going on 30!
The cloth diapers from our diaper service were dropped off today and the Thirsties I ordered should be here on Wednesday! I’m very excited to get started and away from the disposables (7th generation) that we’ve been using. Even the few weeks that have passed have made me cringe with the amount of diapers we’ve thrown away.
I have a few wool covers I purchased earlier and yesterday I finally opened them.
I love Loveybums because they’re a family owned and operated business located locally – in western Massachussetts! Each diaper came with a little packet of lanolin, and I dissolved two pea-sized bits of lanolin in a small tub of tepid water, and then soaked the wool covers for 15-20 minutes, before gently wringing and using a towel to press water out of them, then hanging them to dry. The lanolin will act as a wetness barrier (sort of “waterproofing” the cover) so it’s important to do before using.
This is a great site on how to lanolize!
I prefer wool because it’s a more natural fabric, as opposed to the PUL (more plasticky fabrics that most diaper covers are made out of). But when I realized how few newborn covers I have, I went and ordered 8 Thirsties of different colors to fill out the rest of my newborn diaper stash.
I’ve heard great things about these – and hope they do the trick!
So I’ve had this blog for awhile and had been decently active in the local blog scene. But of course when our carrier got pregnant, all of a sudden I couldn’t think of anything else and this blog (and my participation in others having nothing to do with babies) were severely curtailed.
In an attempt to keep everything in one place, I’m going to be posting about the girls here. Obviously, the blog is going to change a little from a purely environmental/local food standpoint to incorporating the family as well! But I plan on locking the “baby” posts with a password, and in others that are unlocked but mention the girls I will only be referring to them by the first letter of their first name. I’m being a little ridiculous, but I just don’t want their names plastered all over the internet before they’re even old enough to know what their names are. I would appreciate it if in your comments you would adhere to the same “rule” – initials only in “public” posts.
I know no one will be as interested in my babies as my husband and I are (and probably my mom too, haha), but I’m sure I will be posting a lot of picture and boring stuff about my day, at least in the beginning. This is the beginning of my journey as a MOM!
If you would like to know the password for these protected posts (and you’re not a total stranger), please email or tweet me …