Last night we officially ran out of disposable diapers. We'd been given so many I thought we we never ever make it through them all, but we did. I was going to run to the grocery and buy more, but I remembered we have quite a few cloth diapers which I had vowed to use once Ezekiel was off oxygen (which he has been for well over a month now). So wanting to be responsible, here we are trying them out for a day to see how they do. So far he has peed through once and required a change of clothes... hmm... I guess you have to be quite diligent about changing frequently? We normally only change his diaper every 3 or 4 hours (or if he poops, which, may I add, is just once a week! Yes, just once a week! Every Tuesday. It's like clockwork. This seems to be his "normal" so we aren't too concerned but if you have suggestions for helping him poop more I am looking for ideas. He never seems constipated- it's always soft and runny so I don't think that's the problem. And he's growing so I believe he's eating enough). Anyhoo, my only complaint with these "g" diapers is that the liner is disposable, therefore you have to buy more. I don't like that. If I'm going to be using cloth diapers, the main point is to be saving money, therefore I don't want to buy liners (although they are supposed to be flushable/compostable but alas our compost pile is gone now). I'm thinking about cutting pieces of towels or burp-rag-diapers to the right size and using those for liners. Any suggestions? We don't really have the money to go and buy a different kind of cloth diapers, so this is what we will be using for now.
In other news, I've started exercising again. I've deemed this year the "year of getting back into shape" (and unfortunately it will probably take all year!) and the "year of getting ready to separate from the military and transition to our homesteading lifestyle". I'm excited about all of it!! I guess I should have been thinking about all this in January, you know, when the new year began, but here I am finally thinking about it in almost March. That's ok. I'm glad to have some very concrete goals to work towards this year. Can you believe there is only one year and two months left of our 5 year military commitment?!!! It feels like tomorrow we'll be done and back home in Kentucky. Of course there are a lot of mixed feelings because we have so many dear friends who we will be leaving behind (unless of course you all come and homestead with us!! Hint Hint!!!). But we are getting really really excited about it. Ok anyway Ezekiel is crying and Daniel will be home for lunch soon so I'd better go!