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I always knew that once I became a mom that I would learn plenty of lessons the hard way. These are 2 that I learned last week.
1) Overnight diapers do, in fact, work.
For more nights than I wish to admit, the Squeaker has been peeing so much at night that it has saturated the diaper and I wake up to find her lying on a big wet spot. So we bought overnight diapers. I didn’t really believe that they worked and just thought it was a trick to charge more for diapers. So after using it for about 1 week with no peeing on the bed I was getting O ready for bed and forgot to put her in an overnight diaper. I realized it as I was buttoning up her jammies. Eh, I got lazy. I didn’t want to take off her clothes and throw away a perfectly good diaper. Bad choice. At 5am O woke up crying, I rolled her toward me to feed her back to sleep and felt her whole back soaked. Crap. I rolled her over and found a wet spot that went from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. Lesson learned. Overnight diaper work and must be worn…overnight.
2) Kale does not puree.
I was so excited to buy some nice looking kale at the farmers market and mush it up for O’s dinner the next night. Boy was I wrong. I steamed it for about 40 minutes then threw it in the blender. It’s too hearty. I couldn’t get it mushy enough even after I added a ton of water. Gross. So I had partly pureed purple kale that I could not feed O. I had to do something with it so I put it in a soup I made soon after. It turned the color of the soup into a purpley, brown goo looking mess and because it wasn’t fully pureed there were little bits of kale floating in it. It looked like dirty soup.