that's right! you read that correctly. i said, if you want to save money, have a baby! i know that isn't the normal thinking...and upon reading that you must have thought to yourself that babies are so expensive and all that. well, i am here telling you differently. don't get me wrong, there are diapers and wipes and all that...but if you really wanted to save you could work on elimination communication and just use washcloths for accidents. and breastfeeding is free too. hehe..
i figured out one of the ways today that babies actually can save you money....it's because you no longer shower anymore. that's right...you don't spend the money on shampoo, conditioner, soap and all the other things you need for showering. and you will save on the water bill as well. this will save you even more money if you tend to buy expensive shampoos and body washes.
the drawback to this money saving technique is that you might start to smell. however, this also might work to your advantage since i read the other day that babies can tell their mom's by their smell. you won't have to worry that your baby doesn't know who you are....or even where you are, since they will be able to smell you so strongly. heck, you might not even need to hold them for comfort if they can just smell when you enter the same roon as them! the only disadvantage to that is that i feel bad for emerson...(or anyone really). just like i don't want to be the one with the stinky kid, i'm sure she doesn't want to have the smelly mom! she will either have to deal with it though, or learn to occupy herself for longer periods of time so that i can actually get a chance to shower....
of course, i can always shower when she sleeps right? well, as luck will have it, she slept 8 hours straight through last night! woot woot! only thing is that she didn't go to sleep until after 1am. so much for trying to get her on a 11pm schedule! i even started putting her to bed last night at 10:30pm. eventually i gave up trying to get her to sleep in her hammock and brought her into bed with me (with her sleep positioner so she can't go anywhere) and man, does she sleep better when she is with me. i wasn't even touching her! so, in theory, i could have showered last night at 1am, however, how many moms do you know that would sacrifice sweet slumber for a measly shower? not this one, that's for sure!
and so i slept very well last night and feel wonderful today.....even if i do smell a little :)