The Mini, who has generally been a decent nighttime sleeper, has decided that sleeping is for schmucks. Sure we’ve had our regressions and difficult nights, especially during the teething times. I won’t pretend to be smug and act like it’s been all unicorn farts and candy, but in the grand scheme of things, he goes down easy and sleeps generally 11-11.5 hours a night. I get inconsisent naps, but bedtime is generally a constant.
Anyway, as of late, he’s started making this god awful annoying noise, similar to the most annoying sound in the world, but probably worse as he does it to fall asleep and when he’s waking up, for upwards of up to an hour. Or as of late, in the middle of the night, for upwards of four hours. Which makes me want to hurt myself, or put myself violently out of my misery. With a new baby coming, this is kind of an inconvenient time for him to be waking up and singing and making annoying noises. I’m just saying. He doesn’t seem to agree, though (damn kids, always disagreeing). I thought it was teeth, or the adjustment of going to school, or the fact that he had a cold, or maybe a combination of all three. So I hauled him over to his pediatrician thinking she’d have some magic reason. Nope, I paid 15 bucks for her to tell me “it’s just a phase” and that basically we’re pretty much fucked until he decides to move onto something else. That was a nice how do you do. And I didn’t even get a reach around.
So, we just deal with the exhaustion and I’ll cry a little knowing that it’ll probably be a long time before I ever sleep again.
And with that, I’m asking the three of you that still read this crap, for advice. Not on sleeping, on diapering. Currently, we do both cloth and disposables with the Mini (cloth at home and sometimes out and about, and disposables at night and at school). We use pocket diapers exclusively, so I’ve never really used anything else. So here’s where you come in. I’ve started my stash with #2. I’m leaning towards fitteds when fetus 2.0 is younger, and maybe a few all in ones for out and about. I’m not really going to mess with prefolds, as I don’t want to make it more confusing than it has to be. I tend to be pretty streamline. Currently, I have some kissaluvs and Imse Vimse flannelette fitteds and a couple of covers. If there’s anyone out there who cloth diapers, I’d love to hear what your favorites are in the following:
- all in ones
Maybe when the second one is older, I’ll use pockets again, but right now, there are times where I get lazy and don’t get around to stuffing them after washing, and I don’t really want to deal with that right now. So spill it. I rarely ask for advice, because I hate being told what to do, so consider this an opportunity, if you will.