Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pictures, arguments about diapers.

My two favorite people!!!

For comparison: 14 weeks pregnant

20 weeks pregnant.

25 weeks pregnant:
Can you tell that Hannah took this picture?
She also shoved the "New Baby" book into my hands!
I'm not kidding!

Mike and I had a fight this afternoon about diapers. Yes, diapers. It might sound really stupid. But I was thinking of using cloth diapers (even for Hannah, at nighttime, not just for New Baby!), and Mike said "absolutely not." Didnt even want to hear my opinion. Just plain "No." I thought it would save money in the long run, he was worried about has been sweet, extra laundry (which he never does!) and electricity costs ("it would ruin our dryer! It costs too much.").
It felt like he was telling me "Your ideas are stupid and worthless." Of course, he didnt say anything close to that, but that's what it felt like.
We agreed to disagree for now... but it hurt me, the way he just dismissed it like that.

I've been incredibly tired this week. Hannah has been sweet, but she is still quite a demanding little girl. And sometimes she just makes things more difficult than they need to be. Example: Yesterday we went for a walk, and Hannah had to stop every 5-10 steps to adjust her baby doll's blanket, or clothes, buckle and unbuckle the baby, re-velcro her shoe, fix her sock, collect rocks, pick a flower, ect, ect, ect! It drove me CRAZY! Sometimes it's really difficult for me not to lose my temper and get frustrated with her. Even if she is a great kid.


Krissy said...

I am sorry you and Mike aren't on the same page about diapers...I actually have a few cloth diapers, and really like them, except for overnight. They just don't hold as much as our "Overnight" diapers. But I am sure they would work for a newborn. I am a big fan of the diaper liners. I just did not want to be rinsing poop off. Let me know if you want any more info on them.

You look great by the way! Looking forward to seeing you, Hannah and Mike next month!

Future Mommy said...

Wow...that seems like he had a rather extreme reaction to diapers! For overnights, we bought the BumGenius AIO 3.0 diapers, which the moms on my localing parenting website swear by for overnight use...plus, with the various inserts they come with, they go from 7 pounds to 35 pounds!

In terms of laundry, yes, it's like an extra few loads per week. But you don't have to use your dryer! We'll be using our outside clothes line when the weather is nice and the clothes rack when it's not. No biggie! And even if you ran an extra 2 or 3 loads in your dryer every week...it certainly wouldn't ruin it!! I wouldn't back off this...find other ways to bring it back up.

Kendra said...

I can relate to the frustrations you are having with Hannah. The stopping every few steps drives me nuts too.

I'm sorry that you and Mike can't find a common ground on the diaper issue. I hope you come to an agreement.