Wow what a week! Since last Wednesday to yesterday, it's been non stop for me. It'll be nice to sit back and relax, if only for a few days. It's nice to see the board moving along... I have done a little bit of lurking over the past 5 days whenever I got a minute, but from my phone just isn't the same! Glad to know everyone seems to be doing well.
My shower was Sunday, and mostly went off without a hitch. A few people didn't show even though they said they would, so that sort of irritated MIL which I agree was annoying. My dad ended up making the cake, and it was gorgeous! DP's aunt made a cloth 'diaper' cake, I don't know if any one remembers my anxiety over this, but I was worried about having so many prefolds when I never used them in the past, only AIO's or OS's. But after some good responses from you all, and a little youtube tutorials on how to use prefolds, I felt much better about the 'diaper' cake. Well, all of that can just be shot out the window! She made a very cute little motorcycle with a little pink bear on top. But when MIL and I started pulling it apart after getting back home, we quickly came to the conclusion that the entire thing was useless! She didn't use prefolds, she used these super thin, tissue like square cloths. I've personally never seen anything like them, they certainly wont hold any amount of pee or poo, so I have no idea what to do with them all! She used pacifiers as "hub caps", and I do use paci's with my babies, but I use Mam, and these are the .75 cent Gerber ones (yuck), there was two blankets twisted in and around everything to hold it all together, and when I got those out, it was apparent they were very very thin and rough to touch (certainly not my kind of blanket for a baby), the teddy bear on top was fine, but it's a stuffed animal, so useless. The only things we will use is the two bibs that she put on it. Other than that, nothing. What a huge waste of money! But oh well! We did get some great things, and we received 8 new diapers! Some nice outfits, quite a few blankets, bibs, and burp clothes, and a vibrating bouncy seat. Overall, it was great, and I got to meet some of DP's great-aunts.
Yesterday DP took the day off (instead of friday), and we started reorganizing and cleaning. We are getting a washer and drier for Christmas, and we need to clean out the closet where the hook up is... And oh god, what a project! It is filled with Board games, video games and consols, work out equipment (that is never used), an end table, and tons of other junk. I joke that we dont have a junk drawer like most people, we have a junk closet! We got about 75% of it done yesterday... woo hoo!! Now we just need to pack up the cars and bring it all over to MIL's, haha! Luckily she doesn't care and has a huge attic.
Right now I am waiting for a the repair man to show up. We haven't had any heat since last week, but because of the holiday and weekend we only finally today got ahold of our landlord. Luckily we have neighbors, so even though it gets chilly (like today its only 68 degrees in here... which is cold for us, we like the temp at 78-80) we don't freeze up since the apartments on either side keep us basically warm. Hopefully he gets here soon, I was told 10:00am and it's now 1:10pm. I hate waiting for repair men, they're never on time!
Jodie WOO HOO on the new house!! I can't wait until we can get a new house, even though the move is such a pain. I'm sure now that the bulk of the move is over, it must be nice to start settleing in. Although, being so pregnant like we are, I bet you're exhausted!
writermama congrats on the anniversary!!