A tiny bum!! How exciting. I just wanted to say that in the first few weeks, nothing seems to fit right.. the baby has no rear or legs.. but always seem to have plenty of belly.. it's pretty hard to make a diaper fit that AND still fit as the baby grows and becomes more porportional... so just stick to it, and in no time everything will sort of fall into place. As for the disposable.. they just do that. Even now, when I put a disposable on my 21 month old girl, when I first put it on, I still have a moment of "wow.. these diapers fit so great!"... and i have a fleeting moment of wanting to go buy a big package *L*.. but 20 minutes later, it's all squished up in the crotch area, sagging in the butt, the tabs find some way to cut into her, and it's all saggy in the front and just looks like she's been wearing it for days. It's just the way they are.. they are so thin and have nothing substantial to help it keep it's shape. You coudl probably put it on a little tighter, and pampers do give a better fit. The one thing I hate about luvs and other cheaper brands is that the tabs on them can be very sharp and sort of "paper cut" little thighs if they aren't fastened JUST RIGHT. The prefold looks really good to me. My husband STILL cannot put a prefold on that well. The only thing you might wnat to do differently is fold down in the back. The only fold that really worked well for us has been folding down in the back, put diaper under baby, fold sides in, pull up between legs.. fan front out a little.. and then snappi or pin. When I pin, I NEVER pull the sides around to the front.. I can't get it tight enough.. what I do is pin it like a side snap/aplix fitted by bringing the sides around, then the front pael goes OVER the sides and I pin.. I don't know of anyone else that does this, but it really does give a good fit.. give it a try. But most of the time, I prefer a snappi. We liked gerber covers on a newborn.. it'll fit much better once you fold down the prefold a coupel of inches in the back. I don't know if premie prefolds will be enough .. you might have to use two each time. The prefolds I loved the best for a newborn were the infant 4x6x4 instead of the standard 4x8x4. If/when we have another baby, I'll only be buying the 4x6x4.. probably a dozen to go along with the half dozen 4x8x4 infant prefolds we still have. All in all, i think that everything you've done looks like you're doing a great job. I know at this age, you like ot keep the baby bundled up nice and warm, so a cover seems pretty necessary. We had this idea in our heads that you ALWAYS had to put a cover over a diaper. Now, I can honestly say that we will probably have more fitteds and not bother to use a cover around the house. A fitted will keep the poos in (usually) and you will become more aware of when the baby wets and change more often... it's also easier to change... one less step. Of course, we use to be afraid of getting pee on anything..now, it doens't bother me.. no big deal. It's also more comfortable for baby without a cover.. a cover just adds more bulk, more heat, and more ways a diaper can cut into tender skin. It's just a sugesstion, but maybe take a day and go coverless and see how you like it. I don't know about you, but we had like 20 receiving blankets and she was always bundled in one, so if one got a little damp or got poo on it.. no big deal.. I just tossed it in the pail with the diapers. If you want to try an AIO, the BEST AIO out there, in my opinion, is a chumbas super trim. I think she might have some smalls in stock right now if you wan to give it a go. They have gentle elastic, good absorbency, and there's no extra bulk from a cover. I hear happy heineys are good too. But, don't stress.. you're doing a great job. Just keep using coth when the day is going well, and use disposables when you get frustrated.. it'll all fall into place. We used disposables quite a bit during the newborn stage, and I don't regret it. Take care of you and that little one!