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Numbers Games
You know my love of numbers, right? I'm an analyst so I play with numbers a lot. I mean, I may never live down the day that I posted about having pumped 58 gallons of milk up to that point (and hey, over a month has passed since then, I'm sure it's nearly time to recalculate!). Well, I realized that the babies are 24 weeks old tomorrow. Can you believe it? That's a long time to be as sleep deprived as I am. It's also a long time to be changing diapers. I figure we average 18 diapers per day (it was more in the beginning, but some days are less, so it's an AVERAGE people... do NOT pick on my math here!). Do you know how many diapers that is??

I do.

Three thousand twenty four diapers.

That's a lot of diapers. Thank heavens for my father who has been generous enough to send us the vast majority of the diapers that we've needed. We have only bought a few of our own diapers (primarily the preemie diapers that we used in the beginning). I consider us very, very lucky. We also have very generous friends with bigger kids than we have, who have given us their leftover diapers as their kids have outgrown diapers that my kids are still wearing.

And seriously? I am extraordinarily grateful that J is (finally!) potty trained. It couldn't have come at a better time!

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kalki From: kalki Date: March 4th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
seriously, I LOVE your math. It makes me giggle.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I love stupid numbers games. :)
From: have_inner_lady Date: March 4th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay J! Congrats to the young man!

I always thought the diapers would be so much more manageable if we could do them all at once. I mean, three thousand diapers is beyond plenty, but if you could schedule it (for these two weeks, I'll be taking care of the diapers) and just change a diaper three thousand times right in a row, with no responsibility for anything else, it'd get done!

Oh, elusive freedom!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, January 2nd, we stopped putting him in Pullups during the day, and then one day we were out of them and didn't put him in one at night and that was the end of it. Totally without fanfare.
From: have_inner_lady Date: March 6th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
When they're ready, they're ready.

And I hugely admire that, despite having TRIPLETS also in diapers, you didn't unduly rush him. That decision took a lot of caring and patience.

You are all so lucky to have each other!
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: March 4th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That there's a lot o' diapers! BTW, how's Ellie's weight gain going?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll know more officially on the 11th, but unofficially, with the extra fortification, she's doing much better. She's definitely more alert and healthier looking. She's still got a long way to go, but she is for sure heading in the right direction finally. Thanks for asking.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: March 6th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear it.
aliza817 From: aliza817 Date: March 4th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally sympathize with you on the diapers. I have 3 in diapers and it doesn't look like the twins will be potty trained anytime soon!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I have a friend with 2 year old triplets and 1 year old twins, so I've got NOTHING to complain about.
lizziebennet From: lizziebennet Date: March 4th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do this kind of math all the time. I mean, not about breast milk and diapers, but ya know. Different calculations.

Maybe I should be an analyst? My real estate agent did tell me I should be a mortgage lender. *grin* Not that I'm difficult or anything!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm actually not the kind of analyst that works with a lot of numbers anymore, but numbers do make me smile because they make things fall into neat little boxes.

And I'd be worried if you were making these kinds of calculations about breastmilk. :)
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: March 6th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
levi still has 9 diapers a day :/ and 5 of them are nuclear waste
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 6th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
that's a lot of frickin' diapers for one kid. Especially a BIG kid! I don't envy you!
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: March 6th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
oh a good day he does 5 :/

i dont envy myself. i hope your rugrats develop stronger colons....or something....
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