Thursday, August 15, 2013

Two Month Update!!

  • Cloth Diapering
    • Still doing daily diaper laundry. Had to order more laundry soap today. For some reason it's getting harder and harder to find coupon codes for Rockin' Green. 
    • I had been using the BumGenius 4.0s on both of the boys, using the prints for Arie & solids for Luke. We are considering going camping and I was trying to decide if I should hand wash flats or attempt to use my whole entire stash and do laundry when I get back. I just purchased 9 more BG 4.0 pockets from a girlfriend who decided she didn't want to cloth diaper any more and also one more flip cover and a dozen more red edge prefolds. I decided to save on time stuffing and unstuffing diapers as well as space in the diaper pail, I'm going to try just using my prefolds and flats with covers for the boys. If I tri-fold the prefolds and pad-fold the flats, they easily lay in the covers exactly the same as I had them stuffed into the pockets except that I can reuse the covers!  So I have 12 yellow edge prefolds and 12 yellow stitching flats and 24 red edge prefolds and 12 green stitching flats and 5 flip covers and 2 thirsties covers and 2 bummis covers. I'm going to see how this goes for a couple weeks and after that, I may sell off my pockets! 

  • Tandem Breastfeeding
    • Still leaking like crazy. I don't remember how long I leaked when Arie was born but even after a couple hours of cluster feeding for Luke and Nursing Arie, I still feel the tingle of let down and can soak through my shirt.
    • Both boys are definitely growing. Today, Luke was 12lbs 10oz & 23" long! Arie is 19lbs 14oz. 
    • I am hungry almost all the time. I need to make more time to dedicate to baking things I can eat, like English muffins and breads and muffins and things.

  • Sleep
    • Some nights are significantly better than others. 
    • I am not quite sure the timing of last night, but I'm pretty sure that Luke slept longer stretches than Arie. 
    • We got a new foam piece for Arie's bed so he doesn't roll out. 

  • Home life - House stuff
    • I'm starting to somewhat feel like I am okay. I don't have time for very much else during the day, but I'm constantly doing laundry, vacuuming, cooking or cleaning up, or putting away toys. 
    • I would definitely benefit from a second washer and dryer. 
    • We NEED to start cutting wood. 
    • I need to start making my daily to do lists again. I've been so busy with just making it through and doing one thing at a time that I haven't been making lists.

  • Going Out and About
    • The last week seems to have turned a corner... Luke will fall asleep or stay content as long as the vehicle is moving. 
    • I'm getting a lot better at quickly getting Arie up on my back and Luke in a ring sling or wrap for out and about. I have a second size 4 coming. 
    • Still trying to figure out tandem babywearing. Looks like two separate carriers or wraps is the way to go. I traded my longest wrap today. 
    • I have been trying to make an effort to do more mom group things and play dates. 
    • Jack and I took the dogs for a walk at the park down the road from us. I wore Luke and Jack wore Arie and we took turns holding each dog's leash. 

  • Postpartum Recovery
    • I feel good. 
    • I'm still ever so slightly above my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm trying not to be annoyed that I'm not still losing a lot of weight. I need to start exercising on purpose. I think I'll do that in all of my spare time. ;) 
    • I feel short tempered a lot and I'm sure it's being hungry and tired, but I don't like it. I have been praying day and night for a better attitude and more patience. 
  • Brotherly Love
    • Arie loves Luke. And Luke appears to really love Arie. Luke will stare at him.
    • Arie is learning body parts, so we have to always be supervising lest Arie jab Luke right in the eye. 
  • Marriage 
    • Really feeling like a good team. 
    • As soon as Jack gets home we talk each others ears off. I tell him all about things I've read that day or online drama or what wraps I've bought/sold/traded. He tells me about his work and friends at work and politics. 
    • Back in the saddle. 
  • Arie
    • Arie just said please today for the first time. When he's asking for things he sort of grunts and makes this "Mm!" Sound. I said, "Say Please!" And he said, "Peese!" 
    • If I start reciting books, he will run in the other room and go get that book. 
    • While I'm nursing Luke, or Luke is napping on my lap, I can ask him where certain toys are and he will go get them. Jeep and tractor are his two favorites right now. 
    • He's still not a great eater. He nurses all day long and then just snacks. He loves using his fork to eat though. He eats wayyyy more if he has his fork. 
    • I've started putting him in some 18 month size Carter's outfits. He's still so thin, that if it weren't for the cloth diaper he would need custom clothing. I'm just so sick of his 12 month clothes. They have been on him for almost 9 months! That's ridiculous. I'm definitely going to have to buy Luke some new clothes when he gets to that size because none of it is suitable. 
    • Arie loves to be outside and run around the yard and push his toys around. 
  • Luke
    • Luke laughed for the first time today. 
    • He stays up most of the day and just cat naps. He sleeps at night and wakes to nurse. 
    • He's definitely interacting more and will follow movement and sound. He watches while I vacuum and cries when I walk away. 
    • He's 2 months old today. That really went by in a blink and blur of diaper laundry lol 
    • I'm still bathing the boys together and I get in the tub with them to hold Luke. 
    • His eyes are definitely brown and his hair is growing back in, but I think it's coming in lighter than it was at birth. 
    • He's in size 6 month clothing now. Arie was 2-3 months older than this when he moved to 6 month clothing. 
    • He's starting to coo. 


  1. I found adjusting to having 2 harder than having 1. I prayed alot in the first few months for patience and grace. Lord please give me patience and grace.

  2. I use a flip type system too and it's so much easier for me. I use pockets at night stuffed with ho doublers. It's easier packing a diaper bag too. Takes up a lot less room! I also love my grovia covers but flip has more growing room.


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