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!