Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Surgery is tomorrow and considering cloth diapering

So. Tomorrow is the big day, and I'm just glad the day is finally here, so we can just get it over with. Like I've said before, it's minor surgery to correct a minor birth defect - basically cosmetic surgery.... but DAMN. I worry about my little guy! Since we've been on vacation all week, we've gone to the town beach everyday, and he has been loving it. I feel like life is going to suck, because he can't be in the water for 10 days (at least) after the surgery - so the fun routine I've started is going to come to an end tomorrow. Sigh.

Anyway - think good thoughts for the Hulk. I'll report back tomorrow when we get home. He will be going in pretty early in the morning - so I'm hoping we'll be home in the afternoon.

On a completely different note, I went to a Mom's Group that Hulk and I used to go to when he was little and I was on maternity leave yesterday. It was a blast, and his cuteness was a big hit. At the store, they were selling G-diapers... which got me thinking. Now that we won't be using daycare come December... maybe I should look into cloth diapering. We can't do the G diapers because we have a septic system (and you flush the liners). But - a bunch of mom's have done the math, and cloth is significantly cheaper in the long run. More work - but cheaper. And I'm all about cheaper. I know Jen does cloth, and loves it. I think I would do disposables for newborn size, and then move onto cloth one they got a little bigger (don't think I want to deal with cloth when I'm dealing with tiny newborns and c-section recovery). So - I put a call into my nanny to see if she would be willing to deal with it - which I bet she will be.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

You can also toss or compost gDiapers. I highly recommend them as a good alternative to disposable diapers. They are also a bit better than cloth in regards to diaper rashes.

Jen said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for tomorrow for you.

Yes, I do love the cloth. We've already paid off our investment in them by not buying disposables. I definitely recommend getting the adjustable size ones. We did disposables for the first month or so, until we were more into the swing of things. But now, using cloth doesn't seem like extra work because I've gotten enough of a routine down that I barely notice it.

SS said...

Good luck tomorrow! Cloth diapering seems brave to me, I h=just was so overwhelmed at the newborn stage any extra work would have killed me. (The rbeastfeeding was a nightmare). but with 3 in diapers for so much longer if it saves money then you have to go for it!

Megan said...

Sending happy thoughts your way! We cloth diaper and I LOVE IT. I wouldn't go back to disposables- rarely use them, except when we are out for the whole day. Our investment is definitely paid off. Let me know if you have questions about what we use/how it works. We did use disposables for the first month or so.

Deborah said...

Totally agree with Jen - it's just part of the routine. I used newborn size disposables until he outgrew those, then we switched to cloth. I use disposables when we're out of the house (or at daycare), and I still think we save a lot of money.

Rachel said...

We'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I hope you'll post about the process tomorrow. My husband keeps asking about a very cosmetic surgery we may eventually opt for for our daughter (minimizing a huge birthmark on her face) and I have no idea how doctors deal with children this young for such procedures and would like to hear about your experience.

We got a pack of newborn disposables from the hospital and never even finished them - I actually gifted them to another friend in May. I love cloth diapers (we use Bumgenius but had a newborn sized cloth diaper to start) and one advantage of a one-size cloth diaper is that Hulk and his sisters can actually share diapers (you just fix the snaps when you put the diaper on). I've seen friends with 2 children do this and it seems so much easier than remembering to pack 2 different size diapers in every diaper bag.

Kimberly said...

A million good thoughts for you guys both. I will send them tonmorrow as well

Beautiful Mess said...

Thinking lots of positive thoughts for Hulk!
*HUGS*

Carrie27 said...

Hoping everything goes well today with Hulk.

Lazy mom here who used disposables.

Wishing 4 One said...

Thinking of Hulk. Hoping all went well I am sure it did! Cloth diapers sound good.