Advice on cloth diapering, please…

To cloth or not to cloth…that is the question.

I've been looking more into cloth diapering recently and have to admit that I am still a bit intimidated by the whole thing, mainly because- not gonna lie- I don't deal well with what is contained in the diaper itself. I've heard awesome things about cloth diapers, and have done some research on sites like Wildflower Diapers in Scottsdale- which I can't wait to visit in person- but I need some advice from moms out there who have actually done it or are currently.Things I wanna know:

Do you love it or hate it?
What's the biggest challenge?
Is it more of a hassle than it's worth?
Do you ever mix it up with disposables- for example, is it an inconvenience to deal with cloth diapers when you're out and about?
Any inkling on what your child prefers?
Did you find it more or less expensive than disposable diapers?

Because at the rate our 6-lb. child is going through disposables, she is going to bankrupt us before she's potty trained! Ha! She is completely worth it but COME ON. I figure there has to be a better way to do this thing. 

So shoot me a comment with your thoughts! I'd love to hear what you have to say- and you'll really help me make the right decision moving forward.

Wildflower Diapers

Cute videos.

Just uploaded a couple of videos of Linnea doing cute things. They probably won't be that exciting to you, but she can do pretty much anything and it makes me all giddy inside.

Here's one of her waking up doing what I call "drama arms." It's actually a newborn reflex called the moro reflex that they do whenever they feel like they're falling or off-balance. Anyway, it's cute. And she does NOT wanna wake up.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8943022&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Drama Arms from Andrea Alley on Vimeo.

This one is just of her laying around in her newborn napper on the day of her newborn shoot (which I cannot WAIT to see!), when she was two weeks old. Apparently we were rocking out to "So Hard" by Rihanna. Awesome.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8943053&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Newborn Napper from Andrea Alley on Vimeo.

OK. So maybe I'm a mean mom (since she's basically screaming the whole time) but I think it's so funny when we put her binky in her mouth when she's crying- she can't seem to make up her mind whether she should cry or suck, so she does both. And it's sooo cute! I laugh at her for a couple seconds, and then I pick her up and hug her- don't worry naysayers. No permanent psychological damage allowed in this household.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8943060&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Crying vs. Binky from Andrea Alley on Vimeo.

And, of course, the classic hiccup video. It's funny to see her do it now when she used to always get the hiccups in my belly!

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8943235&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Hiccups from Andrea Alley on Vimeo.

I'll post more videos when I take some more. Because I know you can't get enough of her either. Welcome to the center of my universe.

In closing, Cody got an app on his iPod touch called "Atomic Fart." As if regular farts weren't enough, I now have to listen to different renditions of farts at his sole discretion. Sometimes he leaves it sitting around on a timer to surprise me with a fart later. At the moment, he is trying to find the closest match to Linnea's farts, as she lays innocently cooing herself to sleep in her crib.

Somebody shoot me now.

("Shoot you now?" he says. Oh God, he's getting out his iGun app… forget what I said about permanent psychological damage. Clearly we have no standards around here.)