Archive for August, 2009

Shopping with Toddlers

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

Eric loves to go shopping – especially to the grocery store. Of course, he doesn’t always like the way we do it, because he would much rather but running free around the store than sitting in a cart…even a super cool car-shaped one complete with steering wheel. Once in a while, though, we slip off to the grocery store just him and me and he gets to really shop.

I always forget how scary a prospect that it.

Eric loves produce. I’m a lucky lady that way; not far behind (more…)

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Multiples & More Blog Interview!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

I just had to share w/ everyone that I was interviewed by Multiples & More! My interview has been posted today. Please take a peak!

Multiples & More Interview

Daddy Daycare

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

Me: Hey Mike, can you watch the kids while I just do this one return and buy these items?

Mike: Oh yeah no problem, I have it all under control
***Moments later he sends the following picture of (more…)

Numbers, they don’t lie. especially when you’re 35.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

I’m going to tell you something that, if you don’t live in New Zealand and are trying to conceive and have been trying for some time, might just make you a little envious and frustrated. Let it be recognized that I am APOLOGIZING IN ADVANCE.

The New Zealand medical system is so forward thinking that it will actually pay for 2 IVF cycles for qualifying patients. Yup, that’s right TWO FREE IVF. Watch the Google search engine pick that one up. I’ll wait for the millions to join us.

Tick.

Tock.

Ok, so now that we’re all together, here’s the deal. First, all you kiwis (3..4 of you?) must apologize to everyone else for your good fortune. DO IT. Because this is a big deal. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, and it’s not working, and your family doctor has done the tests they feel they should and they are stumped as to why you’re still not knocked up they may (more…)

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Mastitis!? NO!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

I just got back from the pharmacy to pick up my drugs. I have this horrible condition called Mastitis which I am sure many breastfeeding moms are aware of. It is an infection of the breast that can cause swelling, pain, and redness.

Being the smart person I am, I decided that it would be great to sleep on my stomach last night. When I ever so gently turned myself onto my stomach and my boobs smushed into the mattress, I thought “wow, this hurts”. But still, due to exhaustion, I passed right out.

So I guess it would not be surprising at all that I woke up this morning in horrible pain in my left breast. I thought I had just (more…)

A Sad Trip Down Memory Lane

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

Lately I’ve been thinking about my miscarriage I had last year a lot.

2008 started off with my 21st birthday. I didn’t go out and party, had in fact only had maybe 2 or 3 drinks in my first week of turning 21. I didn’t feel good, but just put it down to a stomach bug going around at the time. But when it continued for several days when everyone else only had it for 24 hours I began to get worried. A day before my first missed period I took a pregnancy test. I was too scared to take it at home (because we were living with my parents) so I waited until I got to school, called my best friend and we skipped our morning classes and went to Starbucks. When we got there I went into the bathroom and took the test. I was sure it had to be wrong, so I talked my friend into also taking one, shocker of all, her test came back positive too. This just seemed to reaffirm our beliefs that they were wrong. We decided to take the rest of the day off from school and we went to Wal-Mart bought digital tests, went into the store bathrooms and took them, this time getting in no uncertain terms “pregnant.” You would think we’d have been happy, I mean what’s better than finding out that not only you are pregnant, but your best friend is too? We each had our own reasons to be upset. John and I had been talking about the possibility of (more…)

Told Off by a Three Year Old

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

So today, my daughter told me off. Kind of. Let me explain. My mom, Snow White and I were shopping, and while shopping, one of her favorite things to do is pick out greeting/birthday cards for people. She picks out princesses for herself, blue cards for her Dad, yellow cards for me, etc. I always make sure we put them back where they go, and usually it’s no big deal.

Well, this time, she found a Snow White card she didn’t want to part with. I asked her nicely to put it back. She refused. We went around for a bit before I squatted down to her level and whispered the direst threat I could think of in her ear. Luckily, it worked, and she put the card back. She then proceeded to stomp off. While stomping, she turned her head and spat, not just (more…)

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A Note From Home

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

Dear School:

As a new year begins, I’d like to make a few small requests if I may.  I know you have worries of your own - like how those shiny waxed floors of yours are gonna get TA-RASHED once the kids arrive (trust me, I feel your pain), but this won’t take long.

School, please just be kind to my kids.  Make sure that their lockers open easily and that their teachers are nice.  Please leave them room at the lunch tables and don’t make their homework too hard (Okay, I’ve gotta be honest, this last one is more for me than them.  I mean, when did math get so complicated?)

Just try to take it easy on them, School.  I’ve spent the last (more…)

Bamboo=Rayon? New FTC Laws regarding Bamboo and how it affects the Cloth Diaper Industry

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

The FTC has recently laid down the law on numerous bamboo fabric manufacturers for “greenwashing” their product.  Bamboo is touted by many to be the ultimate “green” fabric.  It is sustainable, meaning that bamboo grows like a grass, very quickly.  It is absorbent, soft, is biodegradable, and it is supposed to be anti-microbial.  While some of these factors mean nothing for your t-shirt, bamboo has taken over the cloth diaper world.  The very properties of bamboo that are so attractive to diaper manufacturers and consumers alike my not even be true!  Because bamboo has to be processed in order for it to be a fabric it now has to be called (more…)

Sick Day

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

For all of Danny’s health issues in his life, the kid has a remarkable immune system. We got through the last winter with very few sick days, and the summer has been the same. Online, at times, I’m asked how many doctors are following him … and the answer is none. Well, not quite. He has a pediatrician, of course, and we see his neurologist once every 6-12 months at the NICU follow up clinic, but that’s it these days.

It would seem that he saves getting sick for the really good ones.

Of course, that’s an exaggeration. A stomach bug is nowhere near (more…)

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