Friday, March 27, 2009

My kids are growing up

I can't believe it!!! In 3 days my oldest will be 8 years old, Wow where did the time go? He is one of a kind, wears a hearing aid for hearing loss, and is obsessed with World of Warcraft. He was such an easy baby (seems like all my boys are) he just went along for the ride.

With the first baby you want to do everything right, even though in reality there is no right or wrong way to do things. All you can do is learn from things that didn't work.

Anyway there is really no point to this post. lol I am just feeling old.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Rainy day in El Paso

A crazy thing happened today, it actually rained. Now to many this would not seem like something to post about, but considering that I have lived here since November and have only seen rain one time (and a couple flurries of white stuff) this rain was welcomed. What was not welcomed was the temperature change. lol Last week we had 80's and this week it looks like 60's.
When the sun is not shining I have no energy to do anything. The kids and I did get school done and I did the basic cleaning, but even turning the radio on gave me no energy. I feel like I have this list a mile long of things I want to do before the baby arrives and as long as the sun stays hidden behind the clouds I don't think I will get anything done.
Please Mr. sun come back!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Let's Talk Diapers

Okay so normally I use cloth diapers around here. I don't have the cool ones, sure I would love to but the price of those diapers is just too much sometimes. What I do use is prefolds (some use these for burp clothes) pins, and vinyl pull on pants. These worked out great until my 22 month old decided to grow again. lol
So what do you do when you go to the store and they never have the next size pants? Well I went to the world wide web and found a pattern to sew my own. So now I have the pattern printed out, fabric, and everything I need, except for the time. lol That is my goal this week, to get the diapers sewn up, so we can get back to business.
In the meantime I am using disposables and I have found that there are many differences within the brands. In the past when we have needed to use disposables I have choose Pampers. never having a problem with them, they held up great, didn't leak, and worked out great for me. Until we got to size 5. They were thinner it seemed, leaked, and I had 3 diapers actually blow up causing my son to be covered in gel crud. I was very upset and I just could not believe it. The first time I thought well "it has to be just that one diaper from the box" Boy was I wrong when it happened 2 more times. Here is a brand of diapers that I trusted up to size 5 and I was being let down.
So we bought a box of Huggies and all I can say is "Thank Goodness for Huggies" They have worked out wonderfully and we have enough for now until I get to work and sew up the cloth diapers. I can put my son in an outfit in the morning and he can now wear it all day without worrying about leaks.
So that is my adventure in diapering for past few weeks. I will still recommend pampers because most likely it is my son's shape that was the problem, but I will also recommend Huggies as they seem to fit his shape so much better.

Well Hello

Since this is the first blog I figured I should introduce myself. As the title of my blog suggests, I am an Army wife and a Mommy. I have 3 children and 1 angel baby, also sometime within the next few days to weeks my 4th child will be born. I homeschool my 2 oldest ages 6 and 7, well 7 for a few more weeks then I will have an 8 year old. I usually cloth diaper the youngest, unless things come up like right now he decided to grow again. lol I will cloth diaper both of the babies, just have to sew some more diapers up. Lets see, I write articles for Associated Content. I just started doing that and I have enjoyed it very much.

Well that is me.