I almost just had a meltdown! It though it would be a good idea to start a spreadsheet to track my cloth diaper spending. I'll be able to see how much I'm saving AND keep my frivolous omg-its-so-cute spending in check. So I type in all the info for everything I've bought so far, including tax and shipping, and then sum all of the columns together. $215.91!! Holy crap, that's a lot of money!! But wait! I decided to figure out how many Huggies I could buy with that much money. Did a quick google search to find out on average how many diapers little babe is going to use each day for the first few months, priced out Huggies at Wal-Mart, did the math. Guess what? That $215.91 would buy enough Huggies to last my newborn for about the first 12 weeks of his life. Yes, I said 12 weeks. 2 and 1/2 months. Don't worry, I'm already patting my self on the back over here.
What have I got so far, you ask? Well, let me tell you! I have 8 Lil Joeys newborn all in ones, 2 GroVia one size shells with 4 soakers to go inside, and today I order a flip one size shell with 1 insert and a BumGenius (the same company that makes flips) one size shell with 1 insert from the seconds sale at cottonbabies.com. Seconds are like the stuff that ends up at Ross or TJMaxx, maybe there's a mark or snag on the fabric, the seam may not be perfectly straight, that kind of thing. And I got a SUPER deal on them, so excited.
That means my near-meltdown turned in to an I'm-already-such-a-cost-effective-mom moment! Woo Hoo!! And then I remember that this is not gong to be enough diapers to keep my kid in cloth all day every day. But that's ok, now that I know how much it would cost to put babe in disposables for a day (about $2.75), I can make better decisions about what to buy and how much to spend.
On a side note, little nugget had the hiccups at about 3:00 this morning! We saw them Monday, but that was the first time I've felt the hiccups. So cool. He's definitely sitting more on my right side, I could see it yesterday afternoon when I was siting upright in a chair, and could feel it last night. It's so strange how they hang out in there like that! What's also strange is that I remember telling someone VERY early in my pregnancy that I though the baby was implanted on my right side, because I kept feeling all these weird twinges on that side. I guess it's his room right now, and he can do whatever he wants!
I didn't forget, I still want to tell you guys about all the fluff stuff I want to try, but I wanted to say this first! So maybe tomorrow, we'll see.