When You Feel Like Giving Up…

November 20, 2008

Cloth Diapers

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I was there yesterday.  Three kids and myself all had the stomach virus.  The little one inside me was not happy about this.  Diarrhea in a cloth diaper is the ONE time when I think, “man, I wish I could throw this in the trash.”

But, despite the vomit, the poop, the horrible stinch, the million loads of laundry, I still have my family and am blessed beyond my wildest dreams.  A week or so ago my husband showed me this video.  What a testimony to never giving up.  And it certainly puts my “hardships” into prospective.


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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7 Responses to “When You Feel Like Giving Up…”

  1. Heather Says:

    Kelly,
    I have 2 pairs of cargo pants from The Children’s Place that are the only 36 mo pants that fir my 2 y.o. dd. She’s 44 lbs, all in her thighs, then add Fuzzi Bunz/Happy Heinys to her butt! I can’t use any hand me downs from (4 y.o.) big sis, who’s thinner & wore Pampers. She’s very thin & pants are too narrow in the thighs for her!

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  2. reila Says:

    i have seen nick speak in person, and he is such an uplifting person. he is truly an inspiration.

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  3. Michelle Says:

    Thanks for sharing that :)

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  4. Autumn Beck Says:

    Kelly, I have found GAP jeans to work really well. I just found a pair of 2T GAP khakis at the thrift store that fit perfect (and at a great price)!! Paisley also has some Levi’s that I believe I got from Target. We use pockets and some Goodmamas under the jeans.

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  5. Kelly Says:

    Hi Autumn,

    I was wondering if you knew of any baby clothes brands that are particularly cloth diaper friendly in terms of fit. My 8 month old chunky monkey little girl has always been a size up, at least, but I have a hard time finding bottoms for her. It seems to me that the new style for girls are very trim, narrow legged pants. I have her in 12 month pants, and even those are just the stretchy type. This is fine, except every now and then I think how cute she would look in a pair of jeans or khakis. However every brand I buy won’t fit over the bulk of her cloth diaper (fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius). The next size up doesn’t usually seem to be any bigger, just longer. Is it just me or do other people run into this issue?

    Thanks,
    Kelly

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  6. Adrienne Says:

    Right there with you Autumn. In fact, I just blogged about this topic this morning: http://beccastoggs.com/index.php/2008/11/20/the-story-of-my-life-at-the-moment/

    But just think, if you didn’t have cloth right now, you’d be having to clean up a sposie dipe, put it in the trash (and hope it doesn’t stink up and contaminate the house!) then you’d be doing even more laundry because worthless sposie just acted as detour on the way to getting it all over their clothes! NO THANKS!

    I hope you guys feel better soon! ((hugs))

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  7. Kelly Says:

    Beautiful video. Just what I needed today!

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