There is some great feedback on the old cloth diaper front so if you're wondering about that go check out the comments on the last post. Awesomely awesome. My friend Heidi gave me the great heads up on the Fuzzi Bunz Seconds store (they're having a sale right now, too), plus many online retailers are having a sale on both kinds of diapers while they wait to unveil their 2008 editions. I was so afraid ("overwhelmed" is totally right, Molly) by the process when Sam was little but I was making a way bigger deal of it than I needed to, I think. Plus, we didn't have a washer and dryer when Sam was born.
The other thing we didn't have when Sam was little was a good carrying system. I never got used to the Bjorn properly, and there were a few failed attempts to procure a sling (which I should've made but I was insecure, so there), and the ergo was out of my budget at the time. Well, I still want an ergo but I went ahead with the pocket sling because it's the least complicated for the two of us to use right now (we're pretty close in height). The fabric is a Nani Iro print on double gauze that I was going to save for clothes, but honestly I'll wear it much more this way, I think (and it's not so girlie, that Paul didn't mind throwing it on for the pictures). Bolt has a huge range of this stuff just in this fall... it shrinks up a good amount, but it also gets nice and soft and flannel-like. There are some great instructions here, and I think the right thing to do is to make it slightly smaller than you think you'll need, 'cuz baby sort of weighs things down big time.
Our camera is a little out of commission at the moment, but I hope to remedy that soon because I finally have some good bloggish material (hello, tiny toes) and what with the Christmas coming I might actually start posting more than once a week. Or as Sam might say, "I'm going to sing you a song all the time. This is how the song goes: If you spill water on your pants, you will have wet pants. Don't have wet pants, it's wet from the wa-a-a-a-ter". We have a lot to say around here.