March 22, 2011

{at 5 months...}

Me and Lukka are both very sick with a freak cold... He turned 6 months last Friday, and on the same day "acquired" his first cold. It's breaking my heart to listen to his little coughs and wheezy breathing, please pray for a quick recovery (for both of us!)

So, with any further ado, here's what little Lukka accomplished this past month.

At 5 months, Lukka...

... weighs 22 lbs 8 oz (taken at home).

... is still wearing 12 months clothing (hooray!).

... is still wearing large AIO and fitteds, and unsnapped one-size diapers (what will he wear next??).

... started sleeping for 6-8 hour stretches depending on the day. Slept for 10 hours straight 4 days in a row, OH BLISS!

... is still being exclusively breastfed. Planning on starting solids at 6 or 7 months.

... sits by himself! Still takes an occasional tumble, but is doing pretty good.

... puts E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G in his mouth, bites with passion, but no teeth yet.

... is addicted to cups. Can't see a cup without wanting to hold it, lick it, analyze it.

... has amazing strength! His legs are chubby, but don't let them fool you! Once he gives you a good kick you'll understand...

... never wears shoes. Of any sort. Nothing fits his chubby feet.

... loves to moan and complain, doesn't like to be left alone. Is definitely a mama's boy!

... is getting more adorable and funny.

We love you baby!

March 7, 2011

{leaking diapers}

We have a long history of leaking diapers in this family. Well, not very long, since Lukka is only 5 months, but it sure does feel like it's been forever, with all the leaks we've had.

I've researched all I could about leaks, tried many different solutions, and I think I've finally discovered the culprit.

Some common reasons behind leaks are:
- over saturated diaper
- bad fit
- fabric that doesn't absorb liquid fast enough
- fabric pores clogged by residue (could be build up from pee, soap, rash cream, fabric softener, etc)
- unprepped diaper