CLOTH DIAPERING: baby is moving way too fast through his size smalls. I just pulled out the size mediums and they actually fit rather well. Many of them are thrashed because PJ wore them for about a year and a half or more. I found a new cloth diaper store lately that I loved to pieces. I’m so excited to to buy a couple new things. Super cute baby bottoms are my weakness. Oh, and we have also figured out L’s nighttime super-soaker problem. The solution seems to be hemp inside and wool outside. Ideally a hemp/cotton fitted diaper by Baby Beehinds, with a help insert layered inside, and a wool soaker to go around the whole thing. He’s a bowling pin at night but he’s dry! Wool soaker takes a lot of care in the beginning with the lanolizing and everything, but they say I won’t have to wash it for eight weeks!
LENT: gave up sweets. I was frustrated and sad about it until very recently. I think I now have some spiritual clarity about the whole thing. Very grateful. The Lord always seems to speak to me in a new way when I give up something I love during Lent.
THESIS: still writing. had a couple of setbacks, but now I feel like I’m in a much better place. All thanks to my amazing advisor who is such a wonderful guide. She is so encouraging and yet will never let me settle for easy, always pushing me to go to the next level of intellectual thought.
BREASTFEEDING: nothing new to report. i’m flowing with milk and honey (and agave, but no real sugar because it’s Lent)
PRESCHOOL: should we do it or not? that is the question. if we don’t decide soon we might as well just start looking at colleges.
TEETHING: yes! one sharp little tooth tip can be felt on L’s bottom gum! Finally!
GARDENING: Andy built me some raised beds and we planted seeds and plants. I’ve got spinach, romaine, chard, cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, artichokes (already about 3 little ones on there) out back and in front we have sprouting some brussel sprouts, zuchini, sunflowers and watermelon (very unsure about the watermelon). Our kumquat tree only has fruit on the high branches now but our lemon tree is going crazy! It is lemonade heaven around here! We are still planning to buy a tree to plant in the back with L’s placenta. We have a spot cleared, but can’t decide on a tree. Any suggestions?