Today was Leah’s last dose of methadone. She is NOT PLEASED. To be continued…
We have been experimenting with cloth diapers, which I think is also slightly displeasing to the little one since she’s used to Pampers. It’s been an adventure but Leah is being pretty tolerant as babies go. So far we’ve tried Thirsties Duo All-In-Ones (both with and without extra inserts), Thirsties Duo Snap and Thirsties Duo Wrap, as well as Blueberry Coveralls. We’ve had some leaks and some successes – but overall we feel it’s a good step to take, and will save us money (and landfill space) in the long run, especially if we can transition to cloth wipes too. I used to joke about this when Leah was in the NICU and PICU – “Hey, but think of all the money we’re saving on diapers.” Ha. I think if we can hold out over the next couple of weeks, we might actually start to streamline the process and have it not be such an ordeal. We’re open to suggestions. Leah takes Lasix twice a day, which means her wet diapers are pretty heavy. So far, I prefer the all-in-ones (if we can just get them not to leak) whereas Mandy likes to go old-school and do the plain cloth diaper (with Snappies instead of safety pins) with the waterproof cover. It was a pretty funny scene in our room this morning, what with Mandy’s mom trying to teach her how to fold and pin the cloth diaper. What did people do before all these newfangled diapering doodads?
Our new Tubie Friend, who has his very own g-tube and nasal cannula! Thank you, Tubie Friends!
We’re still working on keeping that paci in our mouth. Leah has a major tongue thrust, so as soon as we let go of the paci, it pops out. She lacks the coordination to keep it in by holding it or by continued sucking. The stuffed animal seems to help a little bit – the paci is attached to the animal, so Leah has a little bit more to hold on to.