Friday, October 26, 2012

A photo shoot

My fabulous sister-in-law Elyse took Lydia's pictures just before she turned 1 month, and they came out fantastic! You can find her on facebook as Elyse Alexandria Photography. Here are a few of my favorites.

This first one isn't Lydia, and it wasn't taken by Elyse. But here I am at 1 week old...

And here is Lydia in the same outfit on the same blanket. Except on her, it was more of a shirt than a dress.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cloth Diapers

I wanted to try cloth diapers for Lydia after hearing several friends rave about how much they like them. The main attraction for me was the statement that cloth diapers don't leak as badly as disposables do. This was after a period of me getting pooped on by several different babies (and before Lydia was born). And then the whole save money, create less waste deal was an added plus. Well. Cloth diapers are fine, but after Lydia outgrows hers I'm not planning to buy more. As far as I'm concerned, their biggest advantage is that they are WAY cuter than disposables. They do seem to leak less, but not enough to really make a difference. My biggest complaint about them is how often Lydia has to be changed when she wears them. I frequently have to change her after 30 minutes if she's in cloth because she gets uncomfortable being wet & cries. I try to change her frequently no matter what kind of diaper she's in, but every 30 minutes is more often than I want to change diapers. I don't know what they do to disposables to help babies feel dry, but whatever it is it's magical. If anyone has a solution to this problem, I'd love to try it. Otherwise, we'll be sticking to disposables in future.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Back again...hopefully

Hi everyone. I have attempted to write several posts since my last one in April, but I always end up agonizing over what I write, saving it with the intent to "come back later" and finish it, and then never doing it. So my new goal is to take 5 minutes, post something, and then just leave it. Here is our daughter Lydia! She is so much fun, and she has grown so much since she was born. These pictures aren't very recent, but I hope you will enjoy them. And maybe if I keep doing my 5 minute posts, you will hear from me more often. :)
Anna holding Lydia
Bennett holding Lydia
Lydia in her blessing dress. She was really grouchy when we took these pictures, but this one came out cute I think.
Lydia after her first bath in the hospital.