Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's almost potty time!

Sorry I have been MIA again! Weddings, vacation, and lots of Daddy time! :)

Tomorrow I am starting the Potty Boot Camp. I went shopping today for some new books to keep him on the potty, snacks for rewarding dry pants, and a bath toy as the "big" reward for letting me know he has to go potty. I know, not so big, but I'm not sure he'll understand the concept anyways.

I will be sure to write about how each day goes!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sorry I've been MIA, this heat has me totally immobile most days lately!

So, have you heard of Swagbucks? It's this totally free site where you earn "bucks" to use towards great prizes, like Amazon gift cards! I'm saving up to buy my new cloth diapers for when this LO is born. You get points for searching the internet, just like we all do every day. What do you have to lose?!
 Sign up and install the toolbar--it has a search box so every time you think of something to search, it's right there. You won't get points for every search, it's totally random, but when you do it's exciting! :)

Check out the info here:

If you have any questions, let me know! :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Loooong day!

First off, little goober woke up at 6:45 this morning. His normal time is 7:30 or 8. UGH! I did not want to get out of bed! Then I had a few Creative Memories events going on(have I mentioned I am a consultant?! I am, and I LOVE IT!) So Grandma had DS. I got home at 4 and was informed he never took a nap. Oh boy. You mom's know how it goes. Kid needs nap, but kid doesn't take nap, so kid is a miserable mess the rest of the day.

By 6 he was driving me bananas.

By 8 he had asked for more food 3 times...since dinner at 5!

At 8:15 I put him in his room. He is currently at the door fussing, but not crying or screaming so I'm going to wait it out and see what happens. Last night he went to sleep by himself in the big bed! Not too bad for a week of being out of the crib! It took a lot of time and a lot of patience, but he did it, and I was so proud! :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

All Moved In!

Moving is rough. Moving with a toddler is worse. I can say that I NEVER want to move again! Unfortunately, once we find a house to buy, we will be doing it again--but hopefully that will be the last time for a LONG time!

I have decided I am going to start buying more eco-friendly cleaning products. This is a step in the right direction. I also want to start buying better food. We have been living off fast food for the last week or so, and it's disgusting. I want better for our family.

I am now a sorta-single mother. We will be away from Daddy for at least 1 week at a time--mostly it will be 2 weeks though. It's going to be rough. It's rough already and it's only day 1...And I only have 1 kid! When December comes, and baby comes, I am going to go insane.

My next OB appointment is next week Monday. I have an ultrasound to check on some potential issues that were found at the hospital last week, then in the afternoon I will see the actual doctor. Well wishes and prayers are much appreciated! I do have a heartbeat monitor now(Thanks Robin!) so I have been enjoying listening to the baby almost every night. :) Last night the heartbeat was right around 145, which is higher than it has been lately. I love this thing!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Moving Day is Coming!

Saturday is the big move! We haven't really done a lot of packing yet. I ended up at the hospital on Tuesday night because I started getting cramps while packing, so I have backed way off on the work getting done. Daddy gets done at work at noon today and has tomorrow off, so we should get a lot done. Plus, they're coming today to disconnect the cable, so really what else will we do?! :)

Everything was fine with the baby, I have a UTI but as long as baby is good, I don't care what I have to go through!

Grandma will be watching DS while I bring Daddy back to Illinois on Monday, and she said that if I want to start the Potty Boot Camp on Sunday, she will continue it while I am gone. I'm not sure yet if I want to have her do it, because it is bound to be some hard work, but I will see how we are doing on Sunday and decide from there!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Newest Obsession

 I have been obsessing for about a week now about what diapers to use when the new LO comes. I know I want to do cloth. I think I want to do hybrids, because we travel a lot and it would be nice to have the choice of a cloth or disposable insert.

Now I just need to see the GroVia's in person and make a decision:

 Or these:

Have you tried either? What did you like or not like about them? 

Cloth diapering is so funny, it's so addicting to get the newest, cutest options! Everyone I know who cloth diapers is the same way--gets obsessed about buying the next big thing. Cloth diapering is so easy, I wish more people would try it. The recent Pampers problems has really pushed me to avoid disposables as much as possible!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Peek Into My Green World

How eco-friendly am I? Well, I'll admit, not as much as I should be. But I am well on my way! Before DS was born, I had thought about cloth diapering, but the thought quickly slipped away, as I realized I am just too much of a germaphobe for that. When DS was 10 months old, I changed my mind, we went to cloth. I found a great sale on BumGenius diapers and decided to go for it. I actually had started to read up on Elimination Communication and how cloth really helps that process. Daddy wasn't all that pleased, but said as long as I dealt with the dirties, I could do whatever I wanted. :)

EC on it's own is pretty eco-friendly. I mean, the whole idea is to have a "diaper free baby" so that you can help your child recognize the body's processes. It pushed me to try other things as well. I use more "natural" products. I have read about making your own shampoo, though I haven't tried it yet. I plan to cloth diaper this new baby, along with possibly trying out cloth wipes(YIKES!) and making my own baby food. I have also found other "extreme green" ideas, such as family cloth, but I will post about that later.

What green things do you and your family do?