Tuesday, July 14, 2009
less than cheerful moments
leon is not an easy baby. he demands your attention, loves to be in the thick of things, and bores easily. we've had a week of rough nights, 5-6 feedings from midnight until 8 am. my dissertation has screeched to a standstill as i try to maintain some level of sanity. he also has no problem telling you his complaints, as you can see in these photos. but as hard as it has been for nearly five months, i can't help but find his sad and pensive faces to be just as endearing as his wide-eyed smiles. plus, i adore kissing his chubby, frowny cheeks when he's pouting.
we're also experimenting with cloth diapers. there's a shop in somerville that offers trial packages. you pay $25 to try out 8 different diapers. whatever you don't like, you return. the rest you buy. right now we're planning to cloth diaper half-time. as for disposables, a friend recommended nature baby care diapers, and we love them. haven't had a single blowout in over 3 weeks, they fit Leon well (the sizing runs small), and are soft. we had quite a few blowouts with the seventh generation diapers, and the whole foods 365 diapers are too stiff for my liking. who knows whether i'll stick with cloth diapers, but so far i've enjoyed trying them out. even with a coin-op in the basement, laundry hasn't been too onerous.