Monthly Archives: October 2007

Costco Diapers and Wipes (Kirkland)

Quite a while ago, I posted about trying out the Costco’s Kirkland Brand Diapers. At the time, I was very happy with them and now. Over seven months later, I continue to be extremely satisfied with the diapers and highly recommend them.

Since venturing into generic diapers, I have also tried the Costco’s Kirkland Brand wipes and have been very satisfied with them. My friend, Courtney had recommended them so I figured they were worth a try. Until now, I have been sticking witht the Pampers Sensitive Wipes. The Kirkland wipes are definitely comparable to the sensitive wipes. I will admit that I did not do the same thorough comparison as I did with the diapers so I am not sure how they compare pricewise. I definitely love the convenience of just picking up a pack of wipes along with our diapers and not making an extra trip.

On a side note, we have also switched to Kirkland paper towels, tissues and toilet paper and have been very satisfied (just in case you were wondering!).

M. Kate

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Word Update

Becca is chatting up a storm but not necessarily saying anything that I understand.  She will often look at me and say something to the effect of, “gerbshe whicshown sumfer hacienden wollom?” or “sheicyhsem helomanshin walkerwyn!”  There is definite inflection in her voice and clear facial expressions but it’s not quite English (or Spanish).  This hasn’t stopped her from voicing her displeasure whenever something isn’t going according to her plan.

She does seem to be making some progress on the bilingual front.  She will respond when spoken to in English or Spanish (come here or ven aquí).  She also will use the words aqui, mos (for vamanos) and ga (f0r gato).  She even will (occasionally) use them in context.

I continue to meet other moms who are raising their children bilingualy.  I still continue to hear mixed experiences about raising a bilingual child.  The biggest issue seems to be that the child will refuse to speak in the 2nd language.  I am hoping that making it a part of Becca’s daily life will help.  It will be interesting to see how she responds to speaking two languages as she gets older.

M. Kate

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And She’s Off!!!!!

Becca is steps away from walking unassisted!! In fact, she has the strength to hold herself up and easily walks across a room (approximately 12 steps or so). I just think she is lacking the confidence. I also think she might enjoy all of the excitement involved of walking between abuelita and mom and dad and back again. We all yell and clap and laugh. Maybe she realizes that once she gets this walking thing down it isn’t going to be quite the revelation that it is right now.

As excited as I am about her walking, it also feels a little bittersweet. It is just one more sign that she is growing up and that “she will be going to college soon!”. I also know my days of sitting and watching her are long gone. Instead, I will have to join the hordes of parents who are chasing their children down driveways and across sidewalks. It is a good thing I hooked-up the treadmill and bought some new sneakers!

M. Kate

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