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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

These were taken a month ago.

She is four months old now, but these were taken at the beginning of September.  She was already rolling over, grabbing objects (and hair and necklaces and mouths).  When she nurses, she, like her siblings, grabs my bottom lip.  I'm trying not to let it annoy me.  You can see her grabbing her feet in one of the shots.  
She's all eyes and ears.  Her face works now so it doesn't feel like she is weirdly staring at you.  Instead she smiles and coos and lets you know that she likes you.  She's even giggled a time or two.  None of my babies have giggled a lot.  Such a shame because that sound is straight from heaven.  
I switched to G diapers in late August.  I read this book called  7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.  She has a chapter for clothes, spending, waste, stress, media, possessions, and food.  I'm trying to make a tangible response to each chapter.  G diapers is my response to the waste chapter.  I can't commit to washing cloth diapers, but I can commit to washing the covers and liners with our regular clothes.  The diaper inserts are compostable (the wet ones), biodegradable, and flushable.  They are slightly more expensive, and a little more hassle.  But I'm taking responsibility for my trash.  I'm trying not to add to the enormous pile of plastic diapers that our family has already used sitting in some landfill for the next 100+ years.  
I just scored two new diaper covers for 1/3 of the original price on craigslist plus they were right here in Fountain Square.  That deal totally made my day.  

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