Monday, June 20, 2011

WARNING: This Post Contains Poop!

Don't say I didn't warn you! ;-) 

If you are easily grossed out or notsomuch into talk of bodily functions....stop here!  I have a lot of friends that are moms or work in the healthcare field so needless to say, poop is always on the conversational agenda!  I quite literally laughed out loud at my friend Michele's comment about poop....it's so true!  Nurses and nurse aides can talk poop all day long and never think for a second that some people might not be so into it!  The same goes for moms.  Poop is a part of life.  :-)

This particular post is actually about poop stains!  Not kidding, I am seriously doing this.  Poop stains.  Yup!  I have previously mentioned my love of washing cloth diapers and I know that most people are extremely grossed out by this!  Not me.  I will admit that I was scared at first.  Though, once I started using cloth......ah, well.....let's just take a look shall we?  (Yes, there are pictures!  I may have just crossed over the totallycrazyinappropriateblogger line but I don't care!)

The reason I love washing cloth diapers so much is quite simple!  They go in all smelly and gross and they come out all shiny, clean and new again!  It amazes me every single time!  It's like a little science experiment 3 times a week!  When the sun is shining, the level of enjoyment goes up a notch.  The sun is the most useful tool when washing cloth diapers!  I have talked of the sun's bleaching powers before and I know that some of you don't believe me!  I was probably in disbelief myself once.  The time has come for laying all doubt to rest!

This is a picture of one of my fitted hemp diapers after being washed!  My breastfed baby had a massive pooped dipe and the stain stuck around even after I washed the diapers!  This doesn't happen often, they actually come clean most of the time without me having to do anything special.  However, there are some occasions where a little something extra is in order!  Do I panic?  No way!  I go looking for the sun and my drying rack! 

These next pictures are AMAZING!  All I did was place the stained diaper outside on a sunny day and wait!  A few hours later....



PERFECT!  Seriously!

So, even if you aren't yet convinced that cloth diapers are for you.....hopefully I have at least conquered any fears you may have about the poop part! hehe 

Have a lovely day dearies!

*If you use cloth diapers, what is your absolute favorite thing?
*If you don't use cloth diapers, what is your biggest fear or concern?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

You Will Not Win

To Satan,
    You will not win!  I don't care that I have far more on my to-do list than will ever get accomplished in 24 hours or that I haven't slept more than 2 and a half consecutive hours since October.  I don't care how many times I have to fix the vacuum or how many, many loads of laundry I have to do today.  I don't care how many toddler tantrums I will have to work against, how many times I have to deal with a pooped diaper, or how fussy my teething baby is going to be this day.  You will not win! 
   No matter how many items on my grocery list I won't be able to buy because the should-be-well-stocked produce shelves are empty, you will not win!  No matter how crazy my hormones are being or how terrible my migraine, you will not win!  No matter how late I am running on the previously mentioned to-do list because I took the time to type this post, you will not win!  No matter what, you will not win! 
   I will Praise The Lord today and every day!  This world is temporary.  All sufferings are temporary.  You lose today.  You lose tomorrow.  You lose eternity.  We are not yours!  We belong to Jesus! 
  Yes, I will cry today.  Yes, I will be tired.  Yes, I will get frustrated.  Yet, it will not drive me to anything but prayer! 


Just wanted to let you know! 

Jessica