Isaac was born in July of 2010 in our home with a midwife present. We hadn’t found out what sex he was before birth, so we were prepared for anything. Lots of green and yellow stuff for him, as well as a bunch of hand-me-down boy stuff that would be returned to my sister-in-law if our child turned out to be a girl.
The moment Isaac was born I didn’t care if he was a boy or a girl, I just saw a healthy baby. When Erin said it’s a boy I thought she was asking a question and I responded “I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl.”
He was 21.5 inches and 7lbs 5oz at birth. We had some weight gain issues at first, but he’s gaining weight at a good clip now and is steady on the 10% weight line. Not as high as we’d like but he’s a happy, healthy kid. He’s in the 75% of height, so we have a long, lean kid on our hands.
So far Isaac has not met a person he didn’t like. He smiles 90% of the time and really only fusses when he gets tired or hungry.
Isaac is cloth diapered and has only been in disposables during the meconium poop phase and a few days after his circumcision. Other than that it’s been nothing but pre-folds, Bum Genius, Rumperooz, and Rocky Mountains. While it requires extra laundry (washing diapers every 2-3 days) they look better, are more environmentally friendly and are as easy to put on as disposables. Erin and I did the calculations and found that we’re probably breaking even with him but our next kid will be free. And at 5 months of age he’s already wearing the same diapers that will take him through potty training thanks to adjustable sizing.
Isaac has two older cousins living nearby, Barrett and Hunter, that are 3 and 1.5 years old than Isaac, give or take. They’re a force of nature and Isaac’s going to have to grow up fast to keep up with them.