Friday, August 22, 2014

5 days of giveaways, epic grand prize!

Rock -a- bye Booty is having 5 days of giveaways leading up to a grand prize. 3 wrap scrap covers, a $125 value! 

Check out the facebook page for details!! 

Rock -a- bye Booty is our favorite cover, ever! Not only are they cute, but they fit Sweet Pea wonderfully! They range from 7-35 lbs, and are now offering toddler size which go from 20-60 lbs! We're getting some toddler size for Sweet Pea pretty soon.

Monday, August 18, 2014

No more tangles review

Sweet Pea got a bath tonight, using Johnson's baby shampoo and conditioner. At first, I thought the fragrance was a little strong, opening the bottle. But as I was shampooing Sweet Pea up, I actually liked the smell. It almost smelled like apples. 
Sweet Pea doesn't have a whole lot of hair yet, but for testing purposes, I also used the no more tangles leave in conditioner. I have to say, Sweet Pea's hair is extra silky. I'm going to save the rest for when she's older and actually has tangles. Because, conditioner on a 14 month old is just silly.

We also received detangling spray. I didn't use this, but I plan to in the future. I may even use it on myself for my gnarly tangles.

Sweet Pea's hair is getting longer and longer, and before long I have a feeling I'm going to be very glad we have these products.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When feeling overwhelmed....

Things I accomplished today
  • Took a shower
  • Washed diapers
  • Folded diapers and put them away
  • Fed and got Sweet Pea dressed (even if it was late in the day)
  • Fed myself (sometimes that's extra hard to do)
  • Kept the TV off for a good chunk of the day
  • Spent alone time with Mister
  • Got out of bed

Sometimes on extra overwhelming days, it's good to write down what you did accomplish for the day, instead of focusing on what you didn't accomplish. 

It's been really hard for me to fold and put away the diapers the past week or so. So much so that I put Sweet Pea in disposables for yesterday and today. But once I finally sat down and started folding, I felt better. It's soothing. I love my cloth. Even the smell of the Tide makes me happy.

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea is finally over her rash!
  • We're having friends over this week for a play date
  • Sweet Pea's laugh is the best sound in the whole world, and Mister causing that laugh is even better!
  • Mister got bitten by some sort of insect this week, and it got infected with a red streak coming out of it. Some antibiotics seemed to fix him right up.
  • Sweet Pea is learning her body parts, slowly but surely.
  • My grandma fell, again.....and broke her arm. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saying goodbye and bringing awareness

I hope in this tragedy, we can find a little light. I hope that it will help bring more awareness to bipolar disorder. Robin Williams was a great man, a hilarious comedian, and a fabulous actor. We lost him too soon. He also suffered from a mental illness known as bipolar disorder, that a lot of people over look. And think that people can just get over. It's a brain chemistry thing. It doesn't pick and choose it's victims. Look who it got tonight. Mr. Williams had been suffering from the depressive side of bipolar, but there is also the manic side. When he's full of energy and wild and crazy. That too is hard to live with. You don't sleep, which can cause hallucinations. 

Telling someone they have no reason to be depressed, is extremely unsupportive. In fact, sometimes just asking "what are you depressed about" can be viewed as unsupportive, given the tone. There doesn't have to be a reason to be depressed, it's just something that happens sometimes, to some people. 

If you ever need someone to talk to, please reach out. I too have felt that I had no one to talk to, and almost made a permanent decision for a temporary problem. 

I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to. You are important and loved. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea gets a little overly excited by her See n' Say. Particularly the cow. I think it actually scares her. When we were watching something on tv, a cow "moo'd" and she started crying, and ran towards me.  
  • The meltdowns this week have been non stop! It's been very hard, on all of us. 
  • Sweet Pea is still working on those four canine teeth. Three of them have broken through.
  • She had a low grade fever last week, and has a rash this week. We think it's Roseola. But, since there's nothing a doctor can do, we're just keeping her home.
  • Sweet Pea fell asleep before breakfast! And I have to peeeee!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Poor Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea got her second fever last week. :( At first we thought it was teething, because she has her four canines coming in, all at once. But after the fever went away, she got an all over body rash. I googled, and asked some friends online. The friends helped me come to the conclusion that it's most likely Roseola. It's nothing serious, and nothing a doctor can do really. The rash will go away in a few days. 

Because Sweet Pea hasn't been feeling well, she has been having meltdowns like no other! Throw herself on the floor, kind of tantrums. >.< Today was the first day we made it through without constant whining, screaming, flinging ourselves on the floor, or throwing all our food on the floor, and then screaming at our mamas because we're hungry. 

I've actually been feeling like a horrible mama because, I resorted to parking her in front of the TV, which still didn't work. But she would then get mad if I turned it off. She didn't want me to play with her, she didn't want me to hold her. I wasn't allowed to leave the room, for anything. Not to pee, to do laundry, to get a drink of water. Not even to get he food. It was a hard week. I had to repeatedly remind myself that she was having a hard time, not giving me a hard time. 

The TV is still on today because, I'm just worn out. We got out of the house today, maybe that helped some. My mom is coming to visit tomorrow, that should put Sweet Pea in a good mood too. Sweet Pea just adores Grandma. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Come join the fun!!

So I'm a part of this amazing group. It started out as a buy/sell/trade group for Rock-a-bye Booty covers, for cloth diapers. But it has morphed into a fun loving group of mamas. A great support group really. I can go there with any question, or needing advice or support, and someone is always there for me. It's great. Want in on the fun? Come join us!