I have three beautiful, wonderful children. An almost five year old son, a one year old daughter and a five month old daughter. I love them more than words can say. As I write this my one year old daughter is asleep on my bed next to me, my five year old son is attending his second day of kindergarten and my five month old daughter is being held and fed by someone I have never met. What?!?! How can that be?
My five-month old daughter is being cared for by someone else - someone I do not know - because she is waiting for us to come get her in Ethiopia. We are currently in the process of adopting her.
This process has been long and we’ve experienced many unexpected delays. Several twists and turns have left us unsure of what will happen at any moment. We cannot be certain when exactly our youngest daughter will ready to come home, to us. This leaves us in a difficult position when determining what size she’ll be when she finally arrives!
I suppose we could wait until we have travel dates to get any clothes or diapers for her - but the truth is having things for her helps. Since we do have a daughter who is not that much older than our youngest we have been able to fill her closet and drawers with clothes her sister has outgrown. I’m hopeful the general size difference between them will allow the seasons to work out well.
What about the diapers? Obviously I cannot buy smalls as she has already likely outgrown size small. However, what if the medium size is just too big, or even too small? What to do?
I’ve opted to go ahead and start building a nice stash of one size diapers for her. So far, her stash consists of 15 bumGenius One Size 3.0 Pocket diapers, 3 bumGenius Organic All-in-One One Size diapers and 3 Smartipants diapers. This way I have diapers I can use when she arrives, regardless of her size!
Her stash is not yet complete... I’d like to add 2 Gro Baby shells and 6 soakers (since I have time I am waiting for the new patterns to come out). Additionally, for overnight use I plan to add 4 Kiwi Pie fitted diapers to the mix too.
By opting for one size diapers and getting a little of everything I prefer - I will have a decent stash ready and waiting just for her. We can’t wait to go to Ethiopia and pick her up - and YES, we plan to use cloth diapers while we are there!
-- By E.C.