Like Liam’s rear end, I get a little chapped during the diaper changing process when I reach for a wipe and it remains attached to the next wipe. I mean, that would be a task to accomplish one-handed but the damn wipes keep sticking. We’ve used the Pampers wipes and the Target brand and both struggle.
That’s all, just wondering if others have experienced that and are there any recommendations which solve said problem? Or, I guess I could make my own…
CONGRATS: Nice job to my friend from K3, Kati M. and her husband Jason, who welcomed their little guy Alex into the world yesterday. Even crazier, Kati’s brother Adam also welcomed a new baby on the same day!
BOOB JOB: Liam now has an inappropriate onesie. Katie G., our friend and mother of Mia, hooked up Liam with a onesie which reads Will Walk For Boobs. This continues a tradition his father started in high school when I thought it was really rad/clever to sport the following hats: Naval Academy SEAMEN, South Carolina COCKS, Hanover PECKERS, and so on. She purchased it from what she referred to as the place to get really funny baby stuff, Cafe Press. I agree, the selection for all ages is pretty vast.
Molly I'm Not Married To and Liam
THANKS TO A MOLLY I’M NOT MARRIED TO: SulliMom’s good pal Molly made a visit today to shower our family with food, fun and goodwill but sadly not her husband or our friend Patron. But the pasta she provided was really tasty and I can’t wait to dig into the cake she delivered. THANK YOU.
Who does Liam look more like: SulliDad or SulliMom?
Either way is fine with me. If you ask either of us, we’d both modestly tell you we are ridiculously good looking and awesome.
DIAPER UPDATE: We did a little price comparison on the Pampers diapers (thanks for the tip on Diapers.com Meredith). We compared Buy Buy Baby, where Molly stopped today to pick-up an 84-pack, and Diapers.com. I think in the long run Diapers.com will save us money if we purchase in bulk and we’ll be able to provide extra discounts to our pals the Spielman’s who referred us to the site. Don’t worry friends, I’ll be sure to let you know our account name so we can reap the benefits of referral, too.
PLETHORA OF GIFTS: We, er Liam, have received a ton of gifts from our friends and family. We are blessed to say the least. Among the gifts doled out today, two of them make for a cool photo and an opportunity to give a shout-out. At UIC, I am lucky to work with Bob and Darla who run the local Quiznos. They are a pleasure to work with, their service is great and more importantly, they’re simply good people. They went out of their way to provide Liam with some Quiznos gear (check the photo) and bath toys. Very cool. Don’t forget to grab a toasty sub the next time you’re in our neighborhood.
Liam's new Q-Wear and Partizan bib.
Our new soccer coach at UIC, Sean Phillips, recently returned from a recruiting voyage to Serbia. He brought back a bib (check photo) for Liam touting Serbian soccer club, Partizan. He did this with the intent to stir up controversy among the Serbia natives who have played/play at UIC. Most, as I understand it, root for Red Star Belgrade–a big rival. This could create a windfall of Red Star gear and arguments in a language I don’t understand. Stay tuned. And, thanks Sean. (oh, if you have youngsters who like soccer, check out the UIC Soccer Camp.)
Can you believe that Liam has gone through 89 diapers in his 12 days on earth? That is baffling to me. But friends and family told me that was to be expected.
About 85 of those diapers have been made by the good folks at Pampers. I’m a big fan of the Swaddler line of diapers. Minimal blowout factor, solid adhesive and easy to snug. But, Target was out of the Pampers product the other day so Huggies it was. And, the disappointment is palpable. Terrible adhesive, poorly constructed, poor fit. I can’t wait to refill the Swaddler inventory.
Neither of us can believe how poorly Huggies perform.
While we’re on the topic of diapers, we have a gassy baby on our hands. A Helpful Hint in the Baby 411 book reminded us that regardless of what we do to combat Liam’s bubbly ways, he’ll continue with it through about three months. Joy.