I am sad to report that my girls are no longer in newborn diapers. After many unnecessary blowout diapers I realized that the newborn diapers were not cutting it anymore. Addison's thighs were getting too big for the diapers so I moved her up to size 1's but I thought Riley could use up the rest of the newborn diapers that we had open but she had a very nasty blowout diaper today that required me to throw her in the bath again. The only problem with the upgrade had to do with the fact that we still had 4 cases of newborn diapers that we got for our shower. I didn't even realize we had so many in the closet. I just figured we would be in newborn size for a while since we go through 16-20 diapers a day between the two girls and they were so small when they were born that it would take a while to go up to size 1's. Luckily, I was able to take the cases of diapers back to Target and Babies R Us and exchange for bigger sizes without the recipts.
Now the size 1's are a little big on the girls and I am glad because they can spend a while in the size 1's and use up the large stock we have in those diapers. The only diapers we have bought for the girls were the few packages of preemie ones in the beginning. We didn't know how early the girls would be so we asked people not to buy that size. I am so glad that many friends and family purchased such a practical item such as diapers and it will be a long while before we have to purchase our own diapers. We have several several several cases of all the sizes all the way up to Pampers Cruisers. Thank you friends and family!!!!
On to another milestone. Addison is smiling like crazy now. It is so nice to see my baby girl recognize people and smile when we talk to her. I about cried the first time she did it and I could tell that it was a social smile rather than an involuntary one. Now she is doing it all day long and I just can't get enough of her beautiful smile. Now I haven't been able to catch one on camera yet but I hope to get one soon. Riley is not quite there, she even likes to stare at the wall instead of the person holding her, but I'm sure she will bless us with her smiles here soon.
My first week of work went well but I have to say I was completely exhausted on Friday night. Working full time and being a mom is a tough job. I hope to find a good balance here soon so I can enjoy Friday nights instead of walking around my house like a zombie.
18 months in review
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