This is very exciting for me. When I embarked on the cloth diaper journey I was fully aware that it might not work out. My fear was making an investment that I would not get any reimursement for. I did try to be smart about my spending. I only bought items on sale, and only bought the basics to start out the journey. The only "extra" item I purchased was an additional blue cloth diaper that I put in M.D.'s Easter basket. Lucky guy :)
My sister in law, Meghan, informed me of a great website for cloth diaper items. She actually told me about a few, but one stuck out when I realized our cloth diaper tour was wrapping up.
ClothDiaperTrader.Com. I HIGHLY recommend this website to anybody who is using cloth diapers, wants to use cloth diapers, or doesn't want to use cloth diapers anymore. She originally suggested the idea when we were in the full-swing of cloth diapering as a means to purchase additional items at a reduced cost. It works sort of like an eBay, minus bidding. You post items that you would like to sell, give pricing info, condition of the items, etc. and then wait to see if you hear back. I posted a lot of M.D.'s cloth diapers about 1 month ago.
The best part of this transaction, I was able to get a FULL return on investment. My total cost for the items I sold (out of pocket) was around $150. I sold her the lot for $125. Figuring in that we used the cloth diapers for around 3 months (and thus, did not purchase disposable diapers), I not only made back my full $150 but made some additional return (diapers usually cost us around $40 per month (we buy from Costco). BAZINGA!! :)
In other news, M.D.'s top two front teeth popped through overnight last night. I could tell one was about ready to come through before I put him to bed, but had no idea the other would be joining us! Imagine my surprise when I woke up to find him smiling at me with TWO top teeth broken through. This explains SO much about this past week I can't even tell you. Between the sleeping problems, biting, and general crabbiness, I now understand what was going on. I'm also excited because the more teeth you can squeeze into one teething session the better! His bottom two came in within 3 days of each other so now we've gotten 4 teeth out with only 2 weeks (total) of awful teething time.
TGIF! I'm so excited that it's Friday, not only because it is the weekend (which is always exciting) but also because next week I only work 2 days (HURRAY!!) I have Wed-Friday off next week for my birthday & the 4th of July so this is more like a 7 day weekend with 2 work days stuffed in the middle.
This weekend M.D. and I are (hopefully) going to a party at my Aunt's house in Sandstone, MN with Grandpa John E. and Uncle Mark. I say "hopefully" because I refused to make definitive plans this past week with M.D.'s rollercoaster personality :) It's looking more hopeful now that we've discovered the cause, and that cause has been resolved!
I hope all of you have a wonderful