Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Small Successes XXXII

Lately it seems if I don't post small successes, I don't post much of anything. It's not that nothing is happening; it's that most of what's happening is me feeding Second Son! He seems to think it's a full-time job along the lines of first year consulting on Wall Street.

So here are some of the few non-nursing related accomplishments for the week:

1. I finally made my own cloth wipes solution (while Kansas Dad held Second Son). I had some new wipes for Second Son and was inspired.

2. I have finalized plans to start school on Monday. First Son is starting first grade! Our schedule is still undetermined, especially since some of our activities won't start for a few weeks yet, but I thought it would be good for us to start structuring our days a little now that Kansas Dad will be back to a regular semester schedule.

3. I put away the baptismal gown. It was washed right away, but has been laying on my grandmother's chest for a few weeks. Now it's hanging in the closet protected by a plastic bag.

Head over to Faith and Family for more small successes.

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, what did you do for wipes? I use the cheap washcloths plus some flannel ones I've made.

    Washed the baptismal gown? You're own (two, actually) step ahead of me, as I have never washed ours and it's been through two baptisms. Hmmmmm...

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  2. Wonderful list! I need to dig out the suit John wore for his baptism. Nathan won't be baptized until November, but I need to see whast condition John's suit is in and if it will even fit. John was baptized at 6 months too, but he was a much smaller baby!

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  3. I've got 4 baptismal gowns hanging in my closet- never washed! It's been 8 years at the longest 1 year at the best. I even bought acid free tissue paper to wrap them in before going in the cedar chest. What a slacker I am! Maybe today I'll do it, inspired by you.

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  4. Monica, it was so sweltering hot during the baptism the gown was soaked. It definitely needed to be washed.

    Our gown is nothing too fancy - no lace or anything like that. It's just cotton, so I put it in with the whites right after the baptism and then hung it to dry.

    Now, if I'd ironed it, that would be something else entirely.

    Mary, I really should wrap it in acid free tissue paper and put it in the cedar chest. Maybe if we go four or five years without a baby I will...

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  5. Oh, and Monica, I bought some of the dino wipes here: http://www.clothdiaperoutlet.com/kissaluvs_cloth_wipes.html

    We've washed and used them once; they seem great so far.

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  6. Awesome! Yeah, ours is nothing fancy either. Just white satin, I believe, with a bit of gender-neutral enough embellishment. I had the gal who made my bridesmaid dresses make it before G was born, and it will be nice and special for all of our children to use I hope. We have saved their onesies that smell of the sacred chrism in ziploc bags, and you can still get a scent of it if you open them. A newly Baptized baby must be what heaven smells like I think.

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  7. Congrats on a good week! I, too, have been through that period of time where I only post my successes & nothing else through the week. BTW - Your kids are absolutely darling!

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  8. What do you use for wipes solution? I'm trying to figure out what works well for us.

    Also, being the sole source of nutrition for another human being is a success in itself!

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  9. Great week Kansas Mom! Love the organic cloth wipes. I wish they had those when my guys were little. Fabulous idea! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Awesome week! We're starting on Monday too, and I'm a bit nervous. It's encouraging to know there are lots of other homeschoolers in it together.

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  11. Munchesmom, Thanks! I think they're adorable, too.

    Tori, my favorite wipes solution is Baby Bum Drops, but I wanted to try making my own. I found some recipes online and picked ones with ingredients I had around the house or knew we'd use for other things. The one I'm using now for Second Son is just olive oil, water and a few drops of lavender essential oil. So far it seems to work well.

    Mary, I have to admit; I just liked the dino pattern! It's really cute.

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  12. Farmer's City Wife, good luck next week! We can think of each other...

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