He’s Back!!!

So part of the reason I have been missing from action the last couple weeks is due to someone we have been calling Mr. FussyPants (aka Charlie!) Poor guy has been a little… ummm.. how do I put this … ahem… stopped up. And the 2 oz of prune juice each day was NOT getting things moving! And he was a bit uncomfortable for a week or so, but then last weekend he started screaming… after every bottle. Argh… so we went to the doctor. With the help of some glycerin suppositories and an extra dose of prune juice we got things moving! But still fussy… hmmmm…

Then it dawned on me! See last week I thought I was being the responsible parent who was sick of washing bottles by hand, decided to get rid of my BPA bottles that I used with Maria (but didn’t put them in the dishwasher to keep that BPA from leeching into my child’s system!) I upgraded all my BPA Avent bottles with the BPA-free Avent bottles. And even with the slight design change (an added inner ring) it never dawned on me that it may change how my child inhales (because when he is hungry that boy can suck it down!) his formula!

I think it was Monday night when I had to get up with him about 3 times and each time it took me 30 minutes to get him comfortable again, that I realized what the deal was! I hated that I had just spent $40 on new bottles. But I wanted to sleep again (and even daycare commented on how fussy he was!) So Tuesday, I took off to Babies R Us and purchased the some goods my baby (and the landfill!) Playtex Drop-Ins with disposable liners! I have heard wonderful things about these bottles! Not just how easy they are to clean, but also how little gas a baby consumes when drinking from one. And let me tell you, that first night he slept 9 hours straight. Took a bottle and went straight down. NO BURPING!! Woo hoo!!

Daycare said the next day was a dream with him (we gave her a bottle and box of drop-ins too!) So we are on Day 3 and loving having a happy baby again! So yes, We are happy!

Here is the happy guy earlier tonight! Oh, and look he can sit up for a few moments at a time, but we sit close, because he completely just tips over!!

Happy Boy

Sitting Up

My Laundry Supplies

Feels like I have finally found some good products for laundry that I’m buying and using consistently!

I tried for a long time to go the cheap and the  “green” route, but had a lot of trouble getting things their whitest… I’ve got some theories, but now that I’ve found what works, I’m sticking to it.

Tide Stain Release
Tide Stain Release – I love that I don’t have to pre-treat every little stain when I use this! And a pretty good price at Amazon, especially if you use Subscribe & Save which is a cool service (use it for nighttime diapers!)
RESOLVE MAX Stain Stick – Love using this on the big stains before throwing them in the laundry basket at the end of the night. You will often find me rubbing down Maria’s shirts with this while she takes a bath!  Again Amazon has a good price. I haven’t found this at Target at all, but have at Cub (Super-Valu)
Clorox Bleach Pen
Clorox Bleach Pen – Not the best price at Amazon, but great for cleaning up white sleeves that got dragged through ketchup and chocolate milk out of a white t-shirt!
Tide Free for HE
Tide Free for HE – Just recently started using this. I love that it doesn’t have dyes or perfumes. Wondering if anyone has tried the cold water Tide?? I just am scared that cold won’t get our clothes as clean. Again probably could find at Target cheaper especially if you have a coupon.

What are your laundry favorites?  I am just realizing I must spend a lot of time doing laundry if this is what I blog about when I finally have time to blog!

My iPhone

I love love love my new iPhone.   And I know I will love having it even more when I go back to work. Love being able to take pictures and easily upload them to flickr, my blog, and/or facebook.  Not that I couldn’t get along without it, but it’s definitely convenient to be able to map things when I’m out and about, or look up information instead of calling Chad, Sarah or my mom and asking them to google! 🙂

And some of the apps are pretty fun.  Right now I’m following the blog Coupon Cravings and she walks through 30 days of money-saving apps.  So far my favorite is CardStar, no more little tags on my keyring!

Diaper Question

I was a pretty religious Pampers Swaddler/Cruiser user with Maria.  I think I had a couple packs of Huggies & Target brand (prior to the Up&Up rebrand) with her as a baby.  I also tried Luv’s and got a rash within the first day of using them.   I only switched to Huggies this summer when they didn’t sell Pampers where we were for vacation.  I ended up liking the Huggies and they were cheaper, so I stuck with it until we switched to Pull-Ups.

So Baby #2 I was just going to use Pampers. But now I hear P&G has changed the design of the Swaddlers and Cruisiers with not so good reviews..  Anyone have any opinions on Huggies or Target brand for infants or anything else?  Starting to feel like I should have a pack in the house pretty soon…