Thursday, April 19, 2012

First Pocket Diaper

Earlier this week I made my first all-in-one pocket diaper. I had been putting it off since before Chucky was born because I assumed that they would be difficult and frustrating to make. Boy was I wrong.

Over the Easter holiday we found a few brand new pocket diapers at a flea market for really cheap so we bought them and LOVE using them. The only problem is they’re usually very very expensive to buy brand new.  So, I thought I’d attempt making a few. Well, I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make; it looks great and functions even better! So I ordered a lot more PUL (polyurethane laminate) to make a lot more of these diapers. I’d love if we could stop using prefolds (because they leak) and use this type of diaper all the time.

This week hasn’t been too busy except that our damn washing machine decided that it’d had enough of being used everyday and has stopped working – not completely but it won’t drain or spin on its own – so we’re looking to buy a new one (hopefully this weekend!)

Chucky has been doing very well. In the past few days she has become increasing interested in what we’re eating so I’ve tried giving her a tiny bit of smashed banana which she just ended up spitting out, she doesn’t really understand the concept of swallowing solids yet. We bought her a highchair last weekend and she seems to enjoy sitting in it and playing with whatever toy I put on the tray. She’s been getting nightly baths and then immediately falls asleep so Brett and I can enjoy evenings watching tv or reading together.

Bath time

Yesterday we went to Wellington Point in the afternoon. We walked around on the beach collecting shells and then watched the sunset – it was beautiful.

Brett and Charlie at Wellington Point

I got GREAT news this week that Grandma Virg has booked her flights to come over!! I am sooo excited! I keep telling Chucky that GG is coming to see her! (We’re ALL very excited to see you Grandma!)

I guess the only other relatively exciting thing that happened this week is Tesla bringing in her first mouse, which was a bit of a shock. I knew she had brought something inside because she always meows in a very strange way when she has a special friend with her.  So I went to the rescue of her little captive only to find out that it wasn’t her usual pray of geckos or lizards. This time it was a tiny mouse, which I’m sure, was in shock because it didn’t scurry away when I pulled the cat away. So, I locked Tesla in our bedroom while I decided what I was going to do with this tiny mouse. In the end I chased the poor little thing around Chucky's room with a cup until it finally decided to give up and crawled inside. I released it outside in the garden and then let Tesla out of her cell. She sulked around the house meowing loudly looking for her friend for quite sometime until she finally went back outside to find other pray (and she did. This time the usual scared reptile.) Needless to say I hope it’s a very long while before she finds another to bring inside. 

Tesla's mouse friend


  1. Great Blog entry, I love hearing what the family is up to. Can't wait to meet Tes and her friends. Give Charlie a kiss goodnite for me. I will do it in person soon. Love ya counting the days GG

  2. awesome! When does your grandma come?? that's so exciting :)