Friday, May 7, 2010

Day Three of Cloth Diapering

It's day three and my only complaint about cloth diapering so far is Not enough diapers! In other words I didn't buy enough, which is due largely in part to us having to pay rent for two apartments and not having enough money to buy much of anything. So today cloth diapering is going well, except that he got one diaper dirty, and then peed through the liner of the second one (I didn't put enough liners in, oops) so they are both just drying right now. He should be back in a cloth diaper in an hour or so hopefully.

In other news we probably got the apartment, I think we will know next week. I'm already making plans for how I want to arrange things and how I want to schedule my time. I think it will be much easier to spend time with Skyler in the new apartment. He will have his own room which I am planning on making a completely baby-safe zone. I want him to be able to wander around his room alone if need be without getting into trouble, hurting himself, or eating something he shouldn't. The way things are now (he's in our room and we're in the living room) are not working, I can't let him have free reign anywhere in the apartment because there's just too much he can get into.

The reason he needs to be okay in his room alone is because he will be switching to a toddler bed/mattress on the floor in the near future and I want to know that if he gets up in the night and wanders around his room that there's nothing in there that can hurt him. My plan for the new place is to have "closed door" time with Skyler. Meaning I would leave all my distractions in the living room or wherever, go into Skyler's room with him and close the door and just spend an hour or two with him exploring, singing and reading to him. I want to be able to give him my full attention. I find that right now as it is I'll be singing to him or playing with him and then glance over to the kitchen and remember I have a sink full of dishes to do. So I get up to do the dishes. Or I'll remember the laundry, or someone will text me, or I'll get a message on facebook. You get the idea. There are too many distractions, and I want him to have my undivided attention.

I'm thinking this way we will have a good chunk of time to work on his skills together and maybe I will be able to help him gain some confidence with standing, or get him to start using some words. It doesn't really matter I suppose as long as we are having fun spending time together and I'm not being pulled away by other things which are really less important anyway. I'm also looking forward to having our own room where Chuck and I can relax and be together. It's been so long since we just laid in our own bed together staring at the ceiling and talking about our day. I think it's getting to me. Here's hoping I can make it through May without too many bumps in the road.


Stacie said...

Yay on the almost apartment...and having your own room again. That should be super nice!

You're so close to being at home with Sky full time. Hang in there. Not too much longer :)

淑娟 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot