What a week! First let’s just get some updates out of the way:
Cloth Diapers: We stopped using them after one week because they just weren’t fitting properly. Nugget’s legs were too small and they just weren’t working out. We ended up going up a size in disposable diapers (to size 2) to help with blow outs that were occurring daily. Flash forward to yesterday, I met with a mommy friend who has always cloth diapered her little one, and she gave me some tips and pointers to help me feel more comfortable with the fit of the diapers. I feel like I’ve got a bit of a better handle on them, so we have started using them again. Let’s hope things keep going well, and the more weight Nuggets puts on, the better they will fit. Formula: It’s only been 2 days of supplementing with formula, but I feel like I have my baby back. Tantrums are few and far between, and usually only happen when Nugget is overtired. Wahoo! We are still nursing before offering a bottle so I’m starting to feel a bit better about the whole situation.
Side note: We are also back to sleeping in our crib at night! Our cold is gone and I’m happy to report that my bed is just as comfortable as I remember!!!!
Ok so to relate to the title of this post – we are about to embark on our first road trip as a family of 4. This number is important because in this instance we MUST count our dog as part of the family, as we have to consider her well-being in the car as well. We are travelling to New York to spend almost a week with my in-laws, and I’m honestly pretty excited! They have a lovely house on a huge property right on the coast of Lake Ontario. The atmosphere is awesome, and without the ability to use cell phones it is so relaxing. The packing for this trip – not so relaxing. Just making a list of things that we use daily for the baby alone is huge. Daunting. Add in the fact that we are driving a Hyundai Elantra Hatchback and you have utter chaos. I’ve been planning what we are going to bring and how things are going to be packed for almost a week. Now that we are supplementing, I have to add in formula and bottles. Then the accessories. Do we bring the sterilizer? Will her bouncy seat be enough for her to sleep in or should I borrow a playpen? And what about cloth diapers? I hate to ruin a routine when we have just gotten back into one, but do I want to put my mother in law in a situation where I’ve got to do a load of stinky diapers in her washing machine every other day while we are there? Decisions decisions.
My hope is that with careful planning and preparation this drive goes well – hopefully Nugget sleeps the majority of the way there and Mommy and Daddy can have some adult conversations….not about poop, diapers or barf. Fingers crossed.