Dunkin' Donuts, Diapers, and Baby Carriers #OldSchoolBlogging

10/02/2014

Remember the days when blogging was more like an open diary? When you didn't have to have images, you didn't have to market yourself, and there was no such thing as a sponsored post? Don't get me wrong... I love what blogging has become, the vast community it opens you up to, and the opportunities it provides. What I'm saying is, it would be nice if we bloggers could just open up like the good ole days. You know... and you still stick around and all.

With that said, I was inspired by Jo-Lynne Shane {formerly of Musings of a Housewife} and her #CoffeeTalk and #OldSchoolBlogging posts. It's basic chit-chat, with or without images, no ulterior motives — just plain her talking to me/you/us as if we're sitting in her living room chatting over a cup of joe. It's lovely, and I wanted it, especially nowadays when I really want to get back to posting regularly, but my schedule is a little tied up with a tiny human who craves my every second. In an effort to find a balance between regular content with the small amount of time I have to do so, I present to you #OldSchoolBlogging... AMM style.


Dunkin' Donuts, Diapers, and Baby Carriers

Lately I've really been enjoying a coffee from Dunkin' Donuts with the caramel-whatever-stuff they put in it. More specifically, I've been enjoying a medium {sometimes decaf} caramel coffee with sugar only. You know, as in no cream. And I assume they know I mean hot because I don't say iced, and because coffee usually comes hot, and because I've never had a problem before. Well, not today.

No, today I finally made it to Dunkin's drive-thru around 11:30 - 11:45am. Yes, much later than I would've liked, but that's the earliest I could get out of the house. I placed my usual order, and when I got home and removed the lid, I had a startling surprise.... It was light. Like, really light. Much lighter than any of the other times I've ordered it.... which means they added cream. Now, I'm aware the caramel stuff lightens the coffee, but I've ordered this drink enough times to know exactly what shade it should resemble, and this was not it. What's the big deal? Well, I'm lactose intolerant, and cream is a no-no. I wanted this coffee so badly that I contemplated drinking it anyway, but being confined to the toilet isn't really something I can afford to experience with a newborn around. So, I dumped it down the drain {and cried just a little}.

Fast forward to this evening, and the hubs was going out, so he swung by DD to get me the coffee I should have had earlier. What does he come back with? An iced coffee. I was like, "What the.... Why is it iced?" He said that's what they gave him. He thought it was supposed to be that way. {Or so he says... I mean, really.} He ordered exactly what I told him to order — he didn't say iced. /sigh. So, while I don't have to dump this drink down the drain, I'm still really annoyed because I still haven't gotten what I had hoped to get, which is a relaxing, hot cup of coffee.

Moving on from my coffee debacle, I want to talk a little about diapers. Such as how in the world do they disappear so quickly?! Seriously.... I feel like I'm buying a box — yes, a box — of diapers every week! We buy Target's own brand of diapers, which is very reasonably priced, so we have that going for us, but it's still crazy irritating that I have to buy them so frequently. It really worries me when she gets bigger, and the number of diapers per box/package decreases. Does that mean I'll be headed to the store twice a week? God, I hope not.

In case you're wondering, I do still want to use cloth diapers, though my husband recently seems turned off at the idea of dropping $300+ on our initial order. Yes, there is some sticker shock, but you have to consider the long run. Even with just one child, we would be saving well over a thousand dollars by using cloth. But, hey, if he'd rather drop the dough on disposables, fine. I'll just be living at Target.

I'll conclude with baby carriers. We have a Boba wrap, which is exactly like a Moby wrap. It's wonderful, but man is it a pain in the rear to get on! Even once you get the hang of it, I feel like it's a lot of work to get on, and to get baby into. E was only four-weeks-old and I was looking into other options. A neighbor of mine has a Baby Bjorn, and her youngest is too heavy to use it, so she offered to loan it to us to see if it was something we wanted. Another neighbor recommended purchasing a sling. Ultimately, free won, and we took our neighbor up on her offer and picked it up yesterday. I put it in the wash, and we used it for the first time today. How'd it go? Wonderfully! E fit in snug as a bug, it was super comfy and supportive on my body, and E enjoyed her time in it so much that she fell asleep buried into the side and stayed that way for over an hour!

Now, Baby Bjorn's aren't recommended for babies smaller than 8 lbs. and 21" long, but I don't know that I'd recommend a wrap now that I've used one for myself. While I haven't personally tried a sling {yet}, I'd be more likely to recommend trying that before recommending a wrap. If I didn't recommend the sling, I'd just say tough it out till they're 8 lb. and 21" long. Seriously. The Bjorn is just so much easier to assemble, and to get baby in and out of. Like, lightning speed in comparison.

So, there's my first attempt at #OldSchoolBlogging. What do you think? Is this something you'd like to see more of? Is it too much or just enough? Give it to me in the comments, and if I don't talk to you beforehand, have a wonderful weekend!
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2 comments

  1. Genuinely enjoy the chatty posts!! Feels like a conversation with a friend. Hopefully you get proper coffee soon!!

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  2. I'm so glad! Thank you, me too. I'll be trying again tomorrow!

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