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Mother's Group

Posted on: Thursday, 17 March 2005 @ 6:19pm
Blatting about

[imported from livejournal and backdated]

Had the first mother's group meeting thingami today. It was cool. Out of about 9 or so of us all but one used slings (though I was the only one that was actually using mine, the rest had their babies in prams or arms), all but three breastfed exclusively. I was the only one exclusively using cloth nappies though, there was this lady who used cloth nappies at home but disposables for outings.

While I was there (the meeting was being held at the Leeming CHC) I noticed one of the ladies weighing their baby on the available analogue weighing machine. Another lady followed suit and I thought what the hell and after the last lady had finished I dumped Tao into the basket on the top of the weighing machine.

The needle climbed.

I blinked.

The first lady that had weighed her baby was standing behind me and confirmed what I wasn't quite believing.

"Wow six and a half kilos!"

What the hell is in my milk? :)

Josh is officially sold on the fitted nappies, specially when the BubbaJ I was using for that particular outing (considering he'd only just had the nappy change I expected to be fine for a while, in the true nature of babies Tao confounded me ;) successfully contained one of Tiny's major poos. It ran all the way down to the elasticised legs and was thwarted.

Needless to say I was quite happy with it :)

We need more fitted nappies. Seven of them I have decided. Seven should serve as well, need maybe 1 or 2 a night and the few times we do go out we are usually out for less than three nappy changes.

Though that child has for some reason been producing a lot more poo than I think his body size suggests that he should be capable of.

Speaking of fitted nappies, Tao's swim nappy should be arriving hopefully tomorrow but probably sometime next week.

I think I broke the power point in the laundry (it's probably a bit overloaded, it has chest freezer, washing machine, dryer and fish pond pump attached to it). I wanted to hang the laundry out but the weather looked a bit dodgy (ie guaranteed fien if I used the dcryer and guaranteed rain if I hung them out on the line) so i stuffed everything into the dryer. I thought I'd better wait for the dryer to finish before I washed the nappy load, but I needed the nappy bucket for the next load (it was quite full). I figured I could just leave them in the washing machine while the dryer was going and start it up when the dryer was finished.

I loaded up all the nappies as per usual, went and washed the Napisan off my hands, came back, poured the remaining water in the bucket down the laundry sink ... and must have gone into autopilot from there. Which meant that I would have started the cycle as I walked out. I don't remember doing it but then again I tend not to remember stuff relegated to body memory.


Hope it can be fixed relatively easily.

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