Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Diaper Wars

I have a new soapbox and i decided i needed to share it and get some feedback! We have used Pampers diapers pretty much exclusively for Beckett's whole life. I did try some less expensive options a few times for derek's sake and to try to save a few pennies, but after one too many leaks i swore that paying the extra pennies for Pampers was worth it. I was always amazed at how much teetee they would hold and not leak! And my friends were all in aggreance with me.

Recently, Pampers Cruisers came out with a new "style" and i didn't think much of it until.......we started have MULTIPLE leaks a day! This is not acceptable during this time of the year when we are so in between seasons i can't afford to use 2 outfits per day due to a leaky diaper (not to mention the PJ's). So, i asked around and a few girls told me they were having the same problem. I am guessing that with this new style Pampers decided to cut some cost and not put as much of the absorbing stuff in them. I mean we were leaking through diapers that weren't near as full as they used to be.
I have decided to toss Pampers to the curb and start exploring the others. i am not going to pay extra for a diaper if the whole reason it was superior to others is now void. Right now we are using Huggies Natural Care and so far so good. But if anyone out there has a brand that they are happy with let me know and i would love to give it a whirl! Derek thinks i should write a letter to Pampers and complain......i think i just might.....maybe they would give us a lifetime supply and in that case i wouldn't complain about escaping pee!
Diaper Fun Fact: Derek works for the company that invented the "absorbative" stuff in Pampers. It is indeed a formula that other companies have tried to match but can't quite get it right. Well, one of derek's coworkers told us that if you put a teaspoon of that stuff in a beer bottle it will turn the whole thing to gel :) Derek thinks this is awesome!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fruity Fun Drink!

I know I mentioned recently that I took a trip to San Antonio to see one of my bestest friends, but what i didn't mention was what i drank when i was there! If you have never been to SanAn then let me go ahead and tell you there are TexMex resturants everywhere. Well, Catherine took us to one-whose name i am not even going to try to remember-and told us they had the best frozen drinks. I took her advice and ordered the Mango Daiquiri and OH MY GOODNESS!!! It was hands down the best thing i have ever had!! It was so fresh and you couldn't even taste the alcohol, but you could feel it when you stood up:) It even had pretty flowers in it! Anyhow, i told gretch and cath we must take a photo of it so i could blog about it-go figure.
So, i am going to make Catherine promise me when i go back in the fall to meet "Baby Bell" (who i am super pumped about btw) she has to take me back for another one or two or three:)

Isn't it pretty:)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

18 month update!

Beckett turned 18 months earlier this month, and i think it is safe to say we have a toddler on our hands! He is ninety to nothing the majority of the time. I have been surprised lately at how he is trying to talk. He has a decent amount of words and it seems like he learns a new one each day-today for instance it was "night-night" and "two" So for my sake alone i am going to spit out a few of his likes and dislikes so i don't forget them!

-hats, Barney, Elmo, balls, books, chicken, fruit, dogs, babies
-he could stay outside all day if i would let him
-he can tell you what the dog, cat, cow, and bird say, but when you ask him what the duck says he says "duck, duck"
-saying NO!
-he still sleeps in our bed for naptime, but his bed at night
-the Exersaucer! I love that he will still get in there at 18months! We affectionately call it the trap and it really helps me out during the day. He loves to have his snack in there and watch Barney-i will cry the day he realizes he could get out of it:)
-his new favorite food is Spaghetti!!
-getting his teeth brushed and baths

-naptime, mommy leaving, getting measured at the doctor
-Veggies....he is still yet to eat veggies at this point, but the Dr. doesn't seem too concerned-she did say we could do a vitamin though, so i guess we will start that
-He is getting A LOT better at MMO. For awhile i was having to leave him for only 1.5 hours and slowly but surely we are building up to him staying the whole time...i am keeping my fingers crossed!!!! He stayed the majority of the time last week and did ok.

Weight-28lbs 2oz. (80% i think)
Height-34 3/4in. (still off the chart)
Head: 49cm.
We are still missing our MMR shot, but once we get that we will be all done with shots for awhile!

Despite the daily temper tantrums he really is an easy baby. He loves when his daddy comes home and is obsessed with going to his Mimi's house. I can't imagine what it will be like when he is no longer a "momma's boy" hopefully he always will be:) We really are blessed to have such an awesome little boy. I can't imagine life without him-i can however remember how much easier it was to keep the house clean:)

New Nightstand!

A few months back Beckett decided that he would crawl across my night stand and it fell to the ground and split in two! He was not hurt-in case you are wondering. The old night stand was just a "decorator table" with a cloth on top, but still it worked great and was cheap. Derek however hated it, because he says it was poorly made. So when the old one broke i began an all out search for a new sturdier table. I looked everywhere! Finally one day my mom and i discovered this chest in an antique store for $70!!! Granted it was sponge painted brown and yellow, but we decided all it needed was some new paint and a little antique-ing. The main paint color matches my bathroom and armoire ("Rainy Day" by Pratt/Lambert). I wish I had some pictures of the before, but i am very pleased with the way it turned out!!

Easely Amused

So i jumped on the bandwagon and joined my friend Melanie for a night of painting. It really was a lot of fun! I will be going back again soon. The night i went we painted "harry's chapel of love" and here is my finished project.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

San Antonio Bound!!!

I am super excited! Tomorrow me and my friend Gretchen are heading to San Antonio, TX to see our long lost friend Catherine! You would think i was going to Italy:) I can't wait for a girls trip-it has been a long time since i had one. I have always wanted to see the Riverwalk thingy in San An. and i am finally going to get too. I have to go ahead and tell my mom and Derek thanks for holding down the baby fort while i am away. Hopefully i will remember my camera and can post some pics when i get back.

In the meantime, HAPPY 18month BIRTHDAY to the sweetest, cutest little boy in the whole world. Your momma is going to miss you bunches!! We are going to the doctor for his well baby visit when i get back so i will do a full update then....i am betting he is at least 30lbs by now. He is getting super heavy these days!