The answer to life, the universe, and everything is NOT 42!� It’s wool.

Yesterday, GiGi wore wool as a diaper cover for the first time.� The interweb, and my few cloth-diapering friends assured me that wool makes an effective diaper cover (in the form of soakers and longies).� I trusted enough to knit a pair of each, and to collect them from generous friends and family, but I did not truly believe.� Then GiGi turned out to be a super duper wetter and I was afraid to even try.� But I waited and now, I believe!

My mom knit these longies from a Little Turtle Knits pattern, and GiGi wore them all day yesterday.� Even when her diaper was wet inside them, the pants were dry to the touch on the outside.� For serious!� Wool.� It’s the answer.

In other news, yesterday was my 30th birthday.� I’m 30, a wife, a mother, a homeowner… I suppose I’m officially an adult now!� So I celebrated in an adult way, with one spectacular cocktail:

A Manhattan made (by me) with Rittenhouse 21-year-old straight rye whiskey.

My last pre-pregnancy cocktail was a crappy restaurant Manhattan made with Jim Beam.� Ugh, it was gross and I didn’t even finish it.� My first post-pregnancy cocktail was this lovely drink, and ohhh, it was divine.� I had some roasted pistachios (50% less salt from Trader Joes) and a glass of water on the side.� Matt went to the ends of the earth (well…all over Baltimore) to get me a bottle of Rittenhouse, and it was worth it!� Thanks, honey!

3 Responses to “Wool”

  1. jean skillman says:

    Sounds like your birthday was a smashing success, and Matt found the elusive Rittenhouse.

    The longies your mom made are adorable and functional… The best of both worlds….

    Happy Birthday, Lauren.


  2. Eileen says:

    That is one crazy HUGE forearm… Do you have Ginny in training for something? The picture should say “POW!!!” or something like that…

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