Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Stash

Well I'm on countdown to this baby arriving. It could happen anytime between now and two to three weeks. Although, if we were placing bets, I'd definitely go with two to three weeks. Here is me as of yesterday morning (first thing, before a shower, and still in my PJs).

Because we are having girl #2, and her due date is approximately six weeks earlier than Amelia's due date, there wasn't much we had to do in the way of preparation. Most of it was organization, and we've been nesting like crazy over the past few weeks. Erik is a big time nester - in fact I don't think I ever nested while pregnant with Amelia, but Erik sure did. This time around I've been much more gung-ho about getting things in order.

One of the things I did get to do was prepare my diaper stash. For those of you who don't know, we use cloth diapers and for anyone who is truly in CDs their diapers aren't just diapers, they are a diaper stash. We started CDing when Amelia was about six months old, so CDing a newborn will be a whole new experience for me. I've enjoyed buying itty bitty diapers and getting ready to put them on an itty bitty newborn. Well as itty bitty as an 8ish pound baby is. Not that anyone who reads this blog truly cares, but I though I'd share pictures of my diaper stash.

Here are the prefolds, what most people think of when they hear cloth diapers. These are from Green Mountain Diapers and they are scrumptiously soft.

These are fitted diapers, they still require covers, but they are a little easier to take on and off, and they come in super cute designs.

These are the AIOs (all in ones), they are the most like "regular" diapers. They don't need covers, and while the outsides aren't all that cute, often the insides have cute designs.

The covers come in two types, PUL and wool. PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) covers are waterproof and what the old school type might call plastic pants, but PUL is a lot nicer. Wool covers are super breathable, and when lanolized can go through many changes, air out, and be used again.


And here is the whole thing with Amelia playing in the background. I know some people think it is a lot of work, but it really makes me so happy. Once baby girl gets here I'll post some pictures so you can see how even more adorable they are on a little baby.

4 Validations:

Mindy said...

I am very impressed with your organization and had no idea that cloth diapers had made such great advances in convenience!

Hang in there for 2-3 more weeks! You can do it!

Love to you all,
The Rawlinsons

Kimberly said...

Awesome! Your diaper stash is so way better than mine. Too bad the girls only have white prefolds and white covers. But it's worked for several years now and I'll make it up to them when I get them fancy underwear. Or maybe it'll just be white...................Good luck! Can't wait to send a casserole your way!

Catherine said...

I care! Can't wait to see the itty bitty diapers and the little Cricket.

Angie (Drowns) Kelly said...

Cute diapers. I've thought about that, but never tried. You make it sound should post a 'how to'. BTW, Scott works with someone who knows your parents from when your family was in Columbus.