Friday, February 10, 2012

Elsa Louise at 32 Weeks

Our little cupid found her toes this week. It's the cutest thing! Hopefully I'll be able to get a basket shot of it soon. I think her wings were too distracting while I was taking photos because the second I put her on the changing table she's grabbing for her feet.

Her interest in the food other people are eating is increasing - perhaps we are closer to starting solids than I thought. I did buy a high chair finally so she can join us at the table for dinner instead of hanging out in the exersaucer that we pull up next to my chair.

She continues to increase the variety of her chattering - dadadada is recognizable now. Her favorite times to 'talk' are in the van when Sam and Julia provide an audience.

She had her best night of sleep ever this week - Asleep by 7:00, woke to nurse at 4:10 and was back to sleep by 4:30. I had to wake her at 7:45 to get the kids to school on time. She spent the entire night in her own bed. The memorable part was that I was able to sleep seven hours in a row! She's been on a roll since we introduced the amber teething necklace, but I had a major deadline for work around that time and wasn't able to go to bed until one or two in the morning. I felt like a new woman once I got to reap the benefits of her new sleeping routine.

Something I wish I would have been recording each week is which diaper she's wearing. I've been trying very hard to make sure every diaper we have gets represented at least once in a weekly shoot. I think it would have been fun to look back at some day and remember the different stages of cloth diapering. We've come a long way since the newborn days.  So with a little less than five months to go before Elsa's 1st birthday, I'm going to jump in and share a couple of thoughts on the diaper and/or the cover - maybe it will be helpful for someone who's considering cloth or is looking for a different style. Heaven knows, there are soooo many to choose from!

Today's cover is a new one to us - An Econobum cover by Cotton Babies. I met someone at the Mall of America to buy different diapers (oh how I love Craigslist!) but when they offered me five of these for only $5 more I happily added them to my stash. I've been using them for a week with microfiber inserts, kissaluvs fitteds, totsbots fitteds, and not one leak. They are the cheapest option for a one size cover that I know of so I'm happy to have them as part of our rotation.

Here's one of my favorite shots of our little angel this week in an Econobum One Size Cover:

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I was inspired by Jessica's post and made my own version of angel wings. I added leftover feathers to a plain white headband with a white paper clip - obviously not something I'd let her wear for anything other than a few photos because of the small pieces.

Don't forget to enter my amber teething necklace giveaway by the 14th!


  1. What an adorable little angel! Love the picture of her sitting up!

  2. Sitting up! AAAUUUGGGHHH! So cute!
    I ordered diapers as a gift for my sister-in-law and got a free diaper (coupon) with is an Econobum. I've never used them before and you are the first person I've heard give a review of them-good to know!

  3. I love that stage when they find their feet!

    That last shot is gorgeous!


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