Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The End of Another Era

As I sit here folding the last load of cloth diaper laundry, I realize (yet again) that our little baby is growing up.  I wish I was saying this was my last load because Haley finally decided to use the potty…..NOPE, she won’t have anything to do with it.  Stubborn little girl she is!  No, I feel like its time to say goodbye to my beloved cloth diapers.  I have put my time in, finished my tour of duty, saved the landfill of my fair share of dirty diapers.  Haley really is on the verge of potty training, its just her sheer will and determination keeping her from doing it.  She is showing all the signs…..wakes up dry some mornings, goes longer periods of time between wet diapers, will tell me when she needs to poop and when she has, she just refuses to actually follow through with the final step of the process.  GRRRRR!!!!  It started to become a battle between how time consuming, cost effective and environmentally friendly is it to wash 3 or 4 diapers at a time vs. use 3 or 4 diapers a day?????  3 years 2 months and 2 days is LONG ENOUGH!!!!  I refuse to feel guilty for tossing a disposable in the trash now!

In other news, Haley recently got a REAL hair cut!!!!  She transformed from still resembling a little baby to a real toddler in a few snips!

Before

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After

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Easter was lots of fun this year.  This is the first year that we felt like she could handle dyeing Easter eggs.  She did really well, even got some of the dye on her hands without freaking out.  Her sensory issues seems to be calming down some! 

IMG_5638 IMG_5633This was also the first year she was actually able to hunt for eggs unassisted.  It was a very exciting moment!

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Times…..they are a changin’!!!!!! 

3 comments:

THC said...

Oh how I love her so and I will miss seeing her during the week! She has come so far and I am proud that I got to be apart of it. I know she will do great things, she has already done so many. We will definitely have to get together so I can get my Haley fix!

Ashley Lowman said...

It is so exciting to see how much she has progressed :)

DUHandDIVA said...

I just love her! Love her hair and the fact that she won't use the potty! Makes me feel much better about the battle we are having with the potty! :0)