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Bo Knows…Diapers

This is a really random post but I wanted to share in case you either have kids or grandkids in diapers OR you are getting someone a baby gift – diapers are always helpful, right?!

<<On a side note, I feel a little bit guilty that I have a drawer full of wonderful FuzziBunz cloth diapers that I used on Rand during his first year of life, but I can’t even keep up with our regular laundry these days so I am not going to even attempt cloth diapering again until I am a little more on top of things at the house.>>

Back to what I wanted to share…

For the first time in a while, I had a really bad headache.  The migraine type that start behind your eye and then hurts so bad it makes your tummy hurt!  I’ve discovered that scents (like most candles!) are huge triggers for me.  We were low on diapers and at HT they didn’t have the ones I needed in Bo’s size so I bought a pack of Pampers and cannot believe how strong the scent is on them!  Bo still smells like them after a diaper and outfit change!  I had to toss them into the garage and will deal with them later.  You would think it was only USED diapers that would smell so strongly! Ha!  Anyhow, I am 100% certain they are the culprit of the migraine and will just have to shop online to find what I need.  I really don’t like buying bulky things online because of all the packaging but when I can’t find them locally…

Also, the company I work for, Beautycounter, posted a helpful blog post on non-toxic diapers a while back.  You can read it here.

Here are the diapers we prefer, in order:
1.  Bambo Nature – so soft!

2. Whole Foods 365 Brand

3.  Earth’s Best

4. Seventh Generation

5.  Honest Brand

6. Huggies Little snugglers (what I buy when I can’t find the above, they are WAY less scented than Pampers)

Please note, I did not price check the links, so shop around.  Also, here’s my personal Paper Road link – enter PAPERRD20 at checkout to get 15% off your order at Diapers.com – I use this site frequently for diaper orders especially when I have a coupon code!  Happy diapering:)

use code: PAPERRD20
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New customers to Diapers.com, Casa.com or other Quidsi sites only. $20 maximum discount. Subject to change or cancellation.

 

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More news…

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(Photo cred: Meredith Macy Photography)

 

We are still waiting on our LOA (letter of acceptance) from China – this is the last major approval before we get our travel approval and we think we should get it in the next few weeks (based on the time it is currently taking other adoptive families to receive it).  Once we have our LOA we will travel within 3 months to China – it was exactly 3 months with Philip’s adoption.

In the meantime…the Lord has blessed us with a miracle…a baby!  We were surprised to find out I was pregnant and my due date is April 2nd.  We had an ultrasound today and it looked a LOT like it is probably a boy but we will keep you posted on that since it is really to early to tell “officially.”

We told the boys this afternoon and they were really excited.  Rand can’t stop smiling and talking about “the baby in mommy’s bump.”  We told WenXuan a little over a week ago (through a contact/friend who was visiting the orphanage) – since he’s our oldest, we thought he should get to know first!

Throughout our adoption journeys I’ve been asked the question a lot… “do you think you’ll ever have another baby?” While sometimes this catches me off guard as not really anyone’s business, I usually try not to be offended and share what’s true:   I have always had a desire to have more biological children and I believe that desire is from the Lord.  I have prayed “Lord, if a baby is not something you have in store for us, if you would take that desire away”…and the desire has never gone away.  Sure, it has taken to the back-burner lately as all we’ve been able to think about are Philip, WenXuan and also some really special kiddos we know about in China and are praying for the Lord to send them families, but the desire of having another baby has always been there.

We had help with Rand and our doctors told us it wasn’t impossible for us to get pregnant without help, but that it was probably unlikely.  For the past few years, we’ve just left that up to the Lord to decide for us and truly have believed that if HE wants us to have another baby that HE will guide us to the help we need or make it happen!

I do think the Lord also knows me so well and my heart for adventure, even though I never expected my next adventure would be adding THREE children to my family in 1 year!!!!  But we are up for the challenge and have never felt so incredibly loved and blessed by God.  A little over 5 years ago I remember being so sad that we didn’t have any children and now am experiencing the overflowing joy of knowing we will be a family of 6 by April – it is truly incredible.

And we know what everyone is thinking…who knows what that crazy Smith family is going to tell us next time they say they have news!?

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Thank you CVS. Thank you Shelley.

This past weekend at CVS, there was a great deal on baby products.  While Rand hasn’t needed much formula yet, I’ve stocked up for when he does (or we will donate it).  Last week at CVS there was a deal that if you bought $25 worth of certain baby products you received $10 in Extra Care Bucks (i.e. store credit).  So I busted out all those $5 OFF Similac coupons and bought 5 of these…

They were on sale for $5 each which meant I met the $25 requirement (and paid nothing but the tax for them).  Then, with my $10 store credit I got some diapers (which were on sale for $9 plus I used a $1.50/off coupon) and treated myself to one of these – all for free.

While I was raised to use coupons and save money whenever possible, I couldn’t not give a shout out to my friend Shelley King.  Last year, she gave me a tutorial of the CVS Extra Care Bucks program and has encouraged me with my couponing and saving.   With Shelley’s help, and the help of SouthernSavers.com I have had fun saving our family money on the things we need (diapers) and want (Honest Tea).

I would have blogged about this deal sooner so you could run out and save too, but we are on VACATION and I’m just now logging on…don’t worry, there are tons of deals going on this week too.

 

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5 Months, really?

Has it really been 5 months since we welcomed Wesley Rand Smith to the world?  Here he is about 9 days old in the arms of cousin Sarah.  Happy 5 months Rand!


 

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