Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I'm back after a long hiatus.

Work and studying got the best of me.

My baby is no longer a baby. he's a big boy and I can't even imagine how fast the time flew.  He's getting along great with day care but generally speaking, still cries at drop off and pickup. But he stops crying as soon as I leave the room.

I have a few DIY projects coming up I'd like to share. Hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow and will provide pictures as well!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Grocery list

2 cartons of horizons whole milk
idaho potatoes
organic onions
frozen mixed vegetables
frozen green beans
coconut oil
1 minute quick oats
green bell pepper
coriander powder
pita bread

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review: Mama Bee

"Keep your skin supple and soft with this light-weight, all natural body oil. Sweet almond and lemon oils and Vitamin E recondition skin throughout your pregnancy. No phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS."

I used this during my pregnancy to prevent stretch marks and soothe itching. I am lucky and genetics played a large role in me not getting stretch marks, but I still used this just in case. However, I didn't use this consistently. Just whenever I could remember or was not too lazy.

A reason why I don't like moisturizing my skin is because I do not like the way it feels when my clothes are in contact with my skin. After applying most moisturizers I find myself waiting a few minutes to make sure I don't have that sticky, clingy feel to my clothes. 

I typically used this after my shower but have also used this without showering. I found it to absorb quickly either way. It has an interesting but pleasant scent. Smells natural, I suppose. I do like it and it did the trick in aiding my skin to stay hydrated and soothed irritation my skin felt due to stretching. 

I rediscovered this in my linen closet a few days ago and have been using it to fight my dry skin in this harsh winter weather. I also have hypothyroidism so my skin is extra alligator-ish. This definitely did the trick and as long as I consistently use this - or any other moisturizer I suppose- it will stay nice and soft.

Because it is an oil I feel like it stays softer longer. I will continue to use this in the future. Pregnant or not!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Baby Bear likes his pacifier. So much so that when he sucks on it really hard it leaves a red ring around his mouth. And his breath stinks and his face stinks because of all the saliva hanging around his mouth.

I've seen older children with pacifiers and I cringe. He doesn't need it in his mouth all the time, but he definitely has moments where he absolutely needs it. I he's cranky and when he's out to sleep. I was going to get rid of it cold turkey on 12/30/14 but then noticed four of his top teeth growing in all at the same time. Well taking it away at a time like that is just plain cruel.

A mom suggested trimming the end f the pacifier. And trim i every day or gradually over a few days. he eventually won't like how it sits in his mouth and will either shrug his shoulders and toss it out or throw a fit. When he throws a fit and all his pacifiers aren't helping he's going to have to learn how to soothe himself another way.

So I trimmed it and gave it to him. he didn't care for it while he was awake and didn't mind not having it. But towards the night he became super fussy and cranky and developed a fever. So I let him have the uncut pacifier. Today I replaced it again with the cut pacifier. since he is feeling better. Nap time was hard as he wanted a pacifier to soothe him and the one available wasn't helping. He eventually fell asleep.

I'll be updating you guys about how the night goes.

I think it's harder on parents. Especially tired parents who don't want to have to put extra work in to soothe lol. Sorry but I am guilty of it. I work and work and want something to b easy. A Happy baby is easy, guys.

So for myself I am going to cut ALL his pacifiers. Or I should just throw them all away except this cut one I have. But I will wait until day after tomorrow to do so because I have a 24 hour call and won't be able to execute the plan. So if whoever it caring for him is willing to put in that extra soothing after taking care of him all day is willing to use the cut pacifier I am all for it. but I won't push it because it's not their kid and they are doing me a favor for watching him.

Good night for now guys!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Baby Update

Baby Bear's got about 7 teeth out now and is trying to say a lot more with meaning instead of just babbling. He mimics his little ambulance toy and our actions and words. He loves brushing his teeth and loves hearing his good morning song.

He still doesn't like drinking milk out of the sip cup. He is a decent eater and has good and bad days. He is growing into a little man which makes me sad that time is flying by so quickly.
He loves giving everyone hugs and kisses.

He's going to daycare twice a week, full days. It's expensive so I decided to make the most out of the days he is there and not put him for only a few hours per day.

Friday, January 23, 2015

My Grocery List

In case anyone cares lol.

Horizons Whole Milk with DHA x 2
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk x 2
Cheese sticks
Crescent grass fed chicken breast, wings, tenders x 2 each
Zucchini x 5
5 lb bag of cuties {mini oranges}
2% cottage cheese
Fage greek yogurt plain
Red potatoes
precut mushroom and red onion mix
Sundried tomatoes in oil
Heavy cream

Recipes to follow!

No more commitments

I was blogging just fine until i said I'd be doing it more frequently. then Boom! I disappear for almost 20 days.