Monday, October 29, 2007

UPdate & "Diaper Genie, don't bring no weak stuff!"

Well...when I posted that Matthew wouldn't raise his arms, out of the blue he started raising his arms! When I posted that Matthew slept though the night, the next night he was awake from 11:45-1:15, 3:00-3:30, and up again at 5 something and 6:30. So since he seems to do the opposite of what I post, I think I am going to write about him not having a full-time job yet.

On another note, Matthew's room smells! It smells like a locker room, and I'm not talking about Brian Boitano's locker room at the Ice Capades...I'm talking a high school summer 3-a-day football practice locker room. And I even have a fan, air freshener, and Diaper Genie Super Deluxe in there! (Do they have a Super Super Deluxe powerhouse model for boys?) It doesn't help that, due to his dry skin, we have to use Eucerin Calming Creme on him which smells like it belongs in a nursing home rather than a nursery...and he is a sweaty little guy which kind of exaggerates the Eucerin smell. Maybe I need to buy boxes of baking soda in bulk on ebay or something. So...any air freshening tips are greatly appreciated!

Lastly, this boy is such a blessing. He really is a gift from God to our family. Sometimes after he has gone to bed for the night we will be talking about him and Scott will ask, "Should we go wake him up?" He is so much fun!


Andy & Rebecca said...

Hee hee!! Or write that he wakes up on the hour, every hour screaming through the night, and maybe he will start sleeping through the night again!! Little stinker.

Speaking of stinker... I never used a diaper pail or a Diaper Genie or anything... just pitched diapers straight into the kitchen trash can (maybe wrapped them first in a plastic grocery bag if they were really bad). It's easier, cheaper, and - no smell! :) My favorite air freshener is the Air Wick plug-in. I use those in my bathrooms and they do a good job. ;)

So sweet, what you said about Matthew... I was reminded of a quote: "I can imagine many lives without children, but none of them have the same laughter and noise."

Glen and Andrea said...

Ah- I can help here. Put a few drops of Eucalyptus oil in the container with the nappies. It removes all smell.

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

We've never had a diaper genie in any of the church nurseries where I was children's minister that didn't stink!

We bought a diaper champ for Reed and it is wonderful! Plus no expensive refills!