Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I'm glad to be nearing the end of pregnancy even though I still want more time to prepare. We have the room almost ready, took a infant CPR class with Jill and Ryan, and went on our last baby-free vacation with the family to Stone Harbor. It was fun to think about what next year will be like with Lily and Agent M in tow. We def. need to learn to pack more efficiently if we're going to be fitting a baby and her stuff in the car with us! Both Grandmas went a little crazy with baby clothes shopping and Lily's closet is filling up quickly.
Jill's baby shower will be at my house this weekend, I'm excited for it to all come together. I hope it turns out as nice as the one they threw for me. It was def. a nice motivator to get the house in order, and coincided with my Nesting craze.
My sister's told me about this one:
Then there's "Pat the Zombie" um, yeah, a play on "Pat the Bunny" -def. not intended for children
which led me to find my Favorite:
"Monsters eat Whiny Children"
which I think I will purchase. It's the perfect amount of sarcasm for me and has a good message.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Most people are nice and said, well at least you remembered the carrots, and hummus is healthy! I ate a bunch of hummus and pita and about half the watermelon which filled me up so much I had no room for icecream last night. oh well, there's still tonight :)
The alternate title to this post is "Never send your Pregnant Wife to the Grocery store alone"
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Lollipops and plantable baby carraiges as favors,
and lots of Giraffe themed gifts and decor to match the invites.
But the cake was definately enjoyed by all, especially myself :)
Laurie and Kenny seem certain they will have a boy and in the meantime are calling him 'Agent M' which reminded me, I never blogged about Lily's nicknames thusfar. We've Nicknamed her Gremlin (when she was making me sick all the time), Lola (what gma D thinks we're naming her due to faulty hearing aids or perhaps just her 91 yr old imagination) or Lil' lily
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
picture from time.com
Here we have The Baby Cage for the urban couple looking to give their baby a little sunlight and fresh air, even in the confines of a highrise. I guess people really did worry less about safety back then!! Makes what Michael Jackson did with his son "Blanket" seem slightly less crazy.
~or better yet the fake breast with a heart beat used to soothe babies, of course made in Japan
~or how about the baby holder for all those times you would have missed out on ice skating just because of your life choice to have a baby?
~and nonbaby related, but cat related, the Mouse frightener!!! oooo so scary.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Just past the 6month mark, time is starting to fly by. Lily is the size of a Rutabaga. Cute huh? thebump.com compares her to an Eggplant, slightly cuter I guess!
I had a really exciting week in baby land for lots of reasons and got my Shower invites in the mail, they are so cute I squeeled! I'm still loving prenatal yoga, and took my last Hypnobirthing class. I'm sad it's over because it was so relaxing, hopefully I can retain all I learned for the big day.
Keep your fingers crossed for me as I take my glucose test Monday morning. Sugary Glucose Drink here I come!
25 week babycenter update link
25 week thebump update link
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Each item is giving a hazard level which is determined and classified by Ingredients in the product that are linked to: Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, and Other concerns. This really helps you rank related products when determining which you prefer. I'm doing an overall average ranking score of the every day products I use, and overtime trying to improve that score. I encourage you to do the same to see where you rank.
So right now I'm using
- Biolage by Matrix Color Care Hair Conditioner *6
- Biolage by Matrix Color Care Shampoo *7
- philosophy 3-in-1 ultra rich shampoo, shower gel *5
- Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Scrunching Mousse *7
- Secret Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spring Breeze *4
- Colgate Total Plus Whitening Toothpaste *5
- Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion *4
- Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks *6
- OPI Nail Lacquer nail polish *4
- Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (Tube) *2
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, SPF *7
So that totals 57 if you add all the hazard levels together and divide by the number of products, in this case 11 equals and average of a little over 5. While 5 may seem like midway between 0-10, it still carries a good deal of risk and doesn't even include all the products that come in contact with my skin like hand soaps, fabric detergent biproducts, etc. I'm also surprised that the cocoa butter for stretch marks comes in at a 6. Considering it goes right on my growing stomach with my baby inside, I'm feeling I should use it sparringly.
Other products we have in the house or have used in the past
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Roasted Balsamic Cauliflower
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
2.Stir the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and garlic together in a bowl. Add the cauliflower and toss to coat; spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
3.Stirring occasionally, bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 20 minutes.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Why do carrots cost more than twinkies in the store, but are cheaper to manufacture?
Dave and I still maintain that even though you're poor, you can eat cheaply and healthily (not sure if that's a real word) by buying chicken, broccoli and ww. rice for much less than fast food, or processed foods, however I do see that buying organic, hormone free foods is more of an investment than the alternative. One of Michael's other videos touched on why it's worth it to spend more on your food, and how American's simply choose to budget less of their incomes towards food:
Pay more $ for better health, lower healthcare costs