I have a little time to start working on dishes so I will make this short and sweet.
HB has lost another ounce. It's really frustrating because he loves solid foods. He hates rice but the sweet potatoes he will eat 1 ounce twice a day, which is good when you're starting out. I still BF as normal and it's actually easier because he's not so frustrated. The LC was amazed by this, but yeah, I can feed him without him becoming hysterical. Maybe he's growing and his body is still eating up stored calories. Don't know.
I made him sweet potatoes. It was really very easy. I peeled the potatoes and cut them up and then used the steam basket (sweet!) to steam them for about 20 minutes. While I waited, I did the dishes. The sweet potato was really mushy by that point. Then I put it in my blender and add the water at the bottom of the pot. I transferred the mixture into my ice cube trays and put the remainder in an air tight container and placed it in the fridge. After we finished the stuff in the fridge, which can last up to three days. We go and get a cube and reheat it. It takes literally no time at all to make your own baby food and it's tons cheaper. BTW sweet potatoes are different then yams. Sweet potatoes look like misshapen potatoes and are white. Yams are orange. But the US uses the two terms interchangeably despite the fact that they come from two different plants. Even the USDA requires that the terms are labeled interchangeably. Confusing. Also strange, yams and sweet potatoes are not related to regular potatoes.
On another note, I got my diaper sprayer yesterday, but haven't installed it yet. I had ordered it anticipating the start of solids, but we ended up starting them before it came in. So I've had to do the most disgusting thing ever: scrap and plunge and swish. I don't know how CDing moms do that on a regular basis. I absolutely refuse to use the toilet for the plunging and swishing. I've been using the sink. Before you go and think that's disgusting here's my reasoning....the toilet has standing water that grows mold, mildew, and bacteria from the fecal particles that don't get flushed. The sink doesn't have standing water. It still has the fecal matter you put in it from washing your hands, but you can clean the sink afterwards. And yes, your sink has fecal matter in it. The Health Department in my state says that children must have separate drinking facilities from hand washing sinks in day cares because they don't want children filling a cup with water from a sink that has poop particles in it. So unless you wash your sink right after you or your family uses it, it's got poop in it. That's why it's a bit gross to keep your toothbrush nearby that and the toilet spray.
But I digress...I also order a whamies diaper pail liner. I won a gift certificate from MK (thanks!) and they had a deal over the weekend from free shipping or 10 % off your order so I took advantage. It hasn't come in yet.
I promise to talk more about folding prefolds and washing cloth diapers more, but I'm running out of time. Congrats Cam on the new baby!
Here's a pic of HB in a Thirsties diaper cover. I've lately tried to match his covers with the color of the outfit he's wearing. Is that okay to do with a little boy? Oh, well.