We still do not have the footing done ready to pour but it is close. Probably beginning of next week. Once that is done then up go the basement walls. It's hard when you only have till 730pm to work on it. It's getting dark so early now.
Our little girl is growing so much and just seems like she would love to get up and walk already. She constantly wants to sit right up, none of this laying around where she can't see what's going on. She is becoming a Mommy suck. Wanting to be held and being able to see where I am. She is so different than what Tanner was. I never really had to put him to sleep, that's the only way she will go to sleep. She loves to be rocked (or the jig I call it) Tanner was quite laid back. I could just put him in his bouncy chair and can/bake/clean the afternoon away and he was content to just sit there and watch me. She is but not for very long.
Tanner has come down with a cold since yesterday morning. I think it's just his nose bugging him. I tried asking him if he throat hurts but I don't think so. He is just not his chipper cheery self! So I hope that does not last long. I am not sure when I will tackle the potty training again...
I really have nothing interesting to say today but there is something that I often think about. Like I have said before, history or the olden days fascinate me. I have always wondered about what they used for diapers WAY back when. I especially wondered this with my newborn daughter this time around...newborns go through SOOOOOOOOOO many diapers in a day. And most of them are poopy! Check this out!
History of the Diaper
1300s: American Indians, specifically the Inuit, used layers of moss tucked inside a sealskin cover. I can imagine it was absorbent and waterproof!
1400s: England – Diapers were only changed every few days. Talk about a recipe for diaper rash.YIKES!
1800s: United States – On the frontier, pioneer women rarely washed wet cloth diapers. Instead, they just hung them to dry, and then reused them. That’s one way to save time. Wonder what would happen if I employed the same strategy?
1860s: United States – Some mothers may have used safety pins, but straight pins were still prevalent for fastening diapers. Wool soakers, tight wool pants or shorts worn over diapers, were commonly used to keep clothing dry.
1887: United States – Modern cloth diapers are invented, and Maria Allen begins the first mass production. Squares of linen or flannel are folded into a triangle and held in place with a safety pin. Around this period mothers also started boiling dirty diapers to sanitize them before reuse.
I got this info from: http://www.hellobee.com/2012/07/20/a-history-of-diapers/
I personally use flat cloth diapers on my daughter at home. I like them bc I HATE accumulating garbage that has to be taken to the dump and I am a bit of a tree hugger. It bothers me that disposables are not biodegradable. But for night and when we go away I use the disposables. Anywho, each to their own! I just could not imagine only changing a diaper every couple of days! Ouch for that poor little bum. Talk about being less than fresh!!!
ha ha. Well there is some food for thought for ya!