Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Giveaway Worth Looking Into.

Mommy Katie is having a Zutano giveaway!  For a $75 gift card!  Zutano's baby clothes are so cute!  I can't wait to find out my baby's gender so I can order from them.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's been quite sometime.

I haven't actually written on here in forever.  LOTS of stuff has happened since I last posted.  I think my last post was sometime in September.  In early October I found out that I am again pregnant.  Had my first ultrasound at 8 1/2 weeks because I was having some pain on my left side and they wanted to make sure all was well.  I saw my little peanut with a strong heartbeat.  I was so relieved.  I had another ultrasound at around 11 weeks.  The baby is still growing strong.  I have another appointment this Thrusday.
Madelynn is growing ridiculously fast.  SHE'S 2!  I can't believe I've got to spend 2 whole years with her.  But at the same time it seems like she's been part of my life forever.  I love watching her grow and learn.  She's so smart.  She has an awesome vocabulary.  She is potty trained.  She loves Dora, babies, doll house and playing kitchen.  She also loves to "read" books and be read to.  She is awesome at running.  She's trying to learn how to peddle a trike.  She loves to help me clean most of the time.  She always wants to help cook.  She hasn't quite figured out jumping yet and that frustrates her sometimes.  I'm not worried about it though.  She's my daughter.  I'm not graceful.  I'm sure I didn't learn to jump until I was 3 or 4.  She has a wonderful happy personality with this underlying attitude when things aren't going the way she thinks they should be.  She loves her Momma and her Daddy.  Cuddling is one of her favorite pass times.  She already loves to hear about Jesus.  She was so excited that we got to celebrate His birthday at Christmas.  She wanted Jesus to have a Dora party just like her.  It was cute.  I have been so blessed to get to raise her.  I look forward to many more years with this amazing little girl.
That's really all that's been going on with my life lately.  I hope God blesses you all in this new year.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Want New Glasses!

I was thinking the other day about how much I really need new glasses since my frames are broke on one side and the lense pops out all the time.  
Well, today when I was reading blogs I came across the EyeBuyDirect.com giveaway on Mommy is Green.  I'm so excited!  
I'd really love to win this.  It would be such a blessing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seriously?! It's labeled "Cloth Diaper Detergent"! Why is this happening?

I am so angry! And I feel like a horrible mom!  I am NEVER using Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent again!  The first time I used it my diapers stank(a skunky smell) when I took them off my daughter.  I thought I just made a mistake with the washing so I looked into it.  I found out that the first time you ever use it you're supposed to do a soak.  So I did.  I thought the diapers were cleaner.  They did smell better.  I put one on my daughter over night.  She had a rash before she went to sleep.  When she woke up it was WAY WORSE and there was a huge sore.  So I contacted Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent and they told me to wash them again with no soak and lots of rinsing.  I did.  I was confident they were clean.  There was no smell to them at all.  I put a bandaid on my daughter's sore and put a diaper on her for 2 hours.  Only 2 hours.  I took it off her and the smell was HORRID!  It was worse than the skunky smell diapers get sometimes.  It smelled like I had just opened a bottle of ammonia and sniffed it.  I don't get it!  I did what I was supposed to.  Is there something I'm missing?!  It is now going to take me weeks to fix this again?!  That first time I used the Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent every time I washed them I stripped them to get the smell out.  I just finally got it out when I found out about the soaking thing.  Now I have to spend weeks stripping my diapers again because of that stinking detergent! I dug around to find a disposable diaper to put on my daughter for bed.  Then bright and early in the morning I'm going to Walmart to buy a package of disposables.  It kills me but I'm not putting those diapers on her again until I'm confident they're fine.  Even if it takes me pouring pee on them and sniffing every time after I wash them.  I'll do it.  Then, I will never use anything but home made detergent again.  I know that the home made stuff works.  I don't need anything fancy as long as my diapers are clean and my daughter's bottom is safe.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall Frenzy

On August 27th there will be a Fall Frenzy!  Follow the button and see what it's all about.




Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tryin to Win Me Some Awesome Diapers

I don't know if any of you have ever heard of Doopsy diapers.  But they look pretty awesome.  Since I have to hand wash my diapers twice a week their inserts look perfect.  They fold inside of themselves.  You have to go check it out.  They're perfect for air drying quickly.
Crazy House, is having a Doopsy Giveaway.  I know there are quite a few of you mommas that like to try new diapers just as much as I do.  Well maybe not just as much because some how through testing diapers for my review blog it has become an obsession for me.  Crazy obsession I know.  But I could have worse hobbies.
Anyway, go check out Crazy House to try to win yourself a Doopsy.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Some days are harder than others.
So in June when I found out that I was pregnant I was so excited because there were lots of people/bloggers that I knew that were pregnant and almost everyone else that I knew had just had a baby.  One of my good friends and several other bloggers all found out they were pregnant within a week or two of the time I found out. I was also excited about that because I had people I could compare my pregnancy to any people I could complain to and not care because they were complaining right back.
Now, everyone else is still pregnant but I'm not.  I get to see their updates but have none of my own.  I just get to sit and think, "my baby could have been like that right now".  
I love seeing my friend's updates.  I'm happy for them.  Any baby is exciting.  It just hurts because I know my baby will never get to reach those milestones.
I still get emails from a few websites with weekly updates.  They all go to my spam folder right now.  I still haven't gotten around to unsubscribing  or going to the sites and taking my baby off of there.  I'm gonna have to soon though.  Cause the more emails and stuff I get the sadder it gets.
I don't really know the point of this post, that's why it doesn't have a title.  It's just one of those things I wanted to write and get out there I guess.  It's weird how things that used to be so private for women, exept for maybe their inside group of friends, are now put out into the internet.  For who ever to see.  It doesn't bother me that I write things like this for others to read.  It's just interesting the way internet has changed the way we all are.
I would like to end with a bible verse that I really enjoy reading when I'm having a hard time.  I like the hymn that was written from this verse too.   It's a very upbeat hymn and it always puts me in a better mood.

 "I will love You, O LORD, my strength.
 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
         My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
         My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
 I will call upon the LORD, 
who is worthy to be praised;
         So shall I be saved from my enemies."
-Psalm 18:1-3