I’d like to start off by saying MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Just kidding. But not really. Because we WILL be saying that in just a few weeks. There are only FIVE-AND-A-HALF weeks until Christmas and excuse me while I go have an anxiety attack. My left eyeball is literally twitching as I type this. [Starting a petition for Reese to let me put up Christmas decorations.]
IT’S BEEN A HOT MINUTE SINCE I’VE BEEN ON HERE. We’ve been busy. And Lad does this whole thing where he screams when you sit down. So that’ll keep a gal away from a computer. I have a lot to say, but I’ll do my best to keep this short. Also, be ready for a bunch of random topic changes.
I recently mopped for the first time since September. Go ahead, judge me. I HATE mopping. It’s the worst. But it had to be done. Because another fun thing that Lad likes to do is projectile spit-up over your shoulder so you don’t know he spit up until you are walking around later and step in curdled milk. For all of you new parents out there, heed this advice: GET RID OF YOUR CARPET. I literally do not know what we would do if we didn’t have wood floors. It would smell like buttcrack in here for sure. There aren’t enough Scentsy’s in the world.
I get asked how our cloth diapering is going quite often. Verdict: I highly recommend it if it’s something that can be worked out for your family! Once we actually figured out how to put them on so his pee didn’t get out all the time, it’s been great! It adds 2 loads of laundry a week, but that’s not a big deal in my opinion. When it comes to laundry it’s not like you ever finish anyways. And honestly, we’ve only had a handful of poosplosions so far, and they’ve all been while he was wearing a disposable diaper! So we either don’t put regular diapers on correctly, or there actually is something to this whole cloth thing!
Speaking of poosplosions.
There was one time recently that made me really proud to be little LaddyBoy’s mom. Recently, Reese was changing Lad and I was in the kitchen washing bottles and pump parts (which is how I spend 95% of my time these days). It was getting close to Lad’s bath time, so instead of dirtying up another diaper, Reese just snapped the (leg-less) onsie up. Sans diaper. Did you get that? Sans diaper. *cue face palm* When the boys came into the kitchen, Reese seemed taken aback by the look of horror on my face. Because I’ve already learned my lesson about not putting a diaper on this baby. He’s pretty much armed and ready to blow at all times.
Me: “That’s a really bad idea.”
Reese: “Why? He just pooped and it’s almost bath time. It’ll be fine.”
Lad: *takes biggest dump of his life*
Reese: “NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. HELP ME IT’S SO BAD.”
Lad: *still pooping*
Reese: “STOP LAUGHING AND HELP ME. IT WON’T STOP AND IT’S SO BAD. KYLA. STOP. THIS ISN’T FUNNY.” *runs to the bathroom*
Me: *laughing & trying to hold in my pee*
Reese: “GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW. THIS ISN’T FUNNY. IT’S COMING OUT AND IT’S SO BAD.
Me: *still laughing*
Now, for those of you who aren’t aware, Reese DOES NOT do bodily fluids. He just doesn’t. Especially when the bodily fluid is turd in his bare hands.
I was finally able to make it back to the bathroom (without peeing myself, holler!) where Reese had Lad dangling over the bathtub just like the time Michael Jackson dangled Blanket/Pillow/Duvet (whatever that poor kid’s name is) over the balcony with this look of disgust on his face.
And my heart grew 10 sizes. Just like the Grinch.
It’s moments like these that we will treasure forever. 😉 Well, maybe not Reese, but I certainly will. I needed a good belly laugh.
Other than that very entertaining episode, it’s been just peachy over here! Laddy even sleeps about 6 – 7 hours straight each night! We had 2 miracle nights of 12-hour stints and then we’ve had our wake-up-every-hour moments too. But all-in-all I’d say we’re knocking it out of the park. We still swear by the sleep sack and I tell all my pregnant friends to put several of them on their registries.
Working at home with a baby is proving to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! Speaking of, ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HOUSE?!”
I’d like to say that I’ll be back with another update soon, buuuuuut we’ll see. My little bloggy isn’t at the top of my priority list right now, believe it or not. 😉