Thursday, April 7, 2011

New look!!

So a few days ago, I came across a post on fb. A page that I like was looking for ugly blogs. hehe. She was willing to do a blog makeover to a blog that needed a lot of help. So, I sent in the link to this very blog. Now don't get me wrong, I have been trying to work on my blog, but I don't know anything about anything when it comes to this. I'm sorta winging it.

I was excited to see that she had sent me a message asking what I wanted for my blog. I explained to her that I love to write and that my blog was a place that I could share not only my stories but to share my struggles, my successes and most importantly, my journey on being a first time mommy. I also let her know that I wanted it to be more inviting. Before my blog makeover, it was..well... plain. Plain like white bread.

I sent S a few pictures of J, as she had some ideas on how to spice up, this dull, plain blog. A few hours later I received an email with a proof of my brand spankin' new header (is that what it's called??) I have to say I was SO excited to see little J in my blog title. It really made my day. I love the very first proof. I didn't want anything to change. I let her know that I loved everything about it. The header was perfect and the way she made it standout..ahh I was ecstatic!

I was looking forward for it to be installed, and once she was done I just kept looking at it. Oh so pretty! So needless to say, I am now in love with my blog. Is that weird?? Yeah I didn't think so!

Thank you so much Stacy at Vampire Craftin. You have inspired me to write and I am now not embarrassed for others to see my writings!

If you want a blog makeover or any digital design, check out Vampire Craftin on facebook!/pages/Vampire-Craftin/168806933169687 or you can check out her Etsy shop: . She is very talented and I know I will go back when I can think of something else to add!

Much love
Testing Testing 1,2,3

IBF - and J's new teeth!

J has not cut a tooth since January. I was starting to think that they were just going to stay hidden. Boy was I wrong.  In the last 3 days he has cut a new bottom tooth and a molar!!

Cutting teeth has been easy for J (I hate to brag about it, but it is true...he breezes right through it.) Sure there are some days where he is a little more clingy than usual but he's not a grump pants or anything like that.

When we (C and I) first noticed that J was teething we were giving him frozen washcloths but he never liked the 'coldness' of them. So we decided to try the Hylands Teething Tablets. We only gave them to him at bed time as when his first bottom tooth was coming up he was very irritable. But only at night! So we gave him one tablet at bedtime. After the recall (I have no idea if it was just for the States but I threw mine out anyways) we decided to go with the Camilla Drops. Easy peasy right? We gave him one dose at bedtime, and it worked like a charm. 

After reading the ingredients on the drops I just had to look up what belladonna was: There was a couple of lines that I read on Wiki that made me toss them out immediately.

Taken from Wikipedia:

Belladonna is one of the most toxic plants found in the Western hemisphere. All parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids.The berries pose the greatest danger to children because they look attractive and have a somewhat sweet taste. The consumption of two to five berries by children and ten to twenty berries by adults can be lethal. The root of the plant is generally the most toxic part, though this can vary from one specimen to another. Ingestion of a single leaf of the plant can be fatal to an adult.

With that being said I wanted to find an alternative teething remedy.

I was hearing about Baltic Amber and said to C one night.."what a load of crap. How is a necklace going to help with teething??"  C just laughed and shrugged it off. I kept looking up reviews to see what others were saying about Baltic Amber. Some reviews were good others were bad. It seemed to work for some but not for others.

What is Baltic Amber?

Taken from Inspired By Finn:

Baltic Amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin. Historically, is has been used as a natural and transitional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. When Baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber.
Baltic amber has some if the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature.

I decided to give it a try, but there are SO many companies these days offering Baltic Amber and they are not cheap. I decided on an Inspired by Finn teething necklace in Rainbow round for J. They were having a great sale on and I can never pass up a sale..better yet it was an item that I was wanting to try.

Shipping to Canada took about two weeks and when I received it, I instantly put it on J. They say that it takes about a week for you to see a difference, but I noticed J was calmer at bed within a few days. I allowed him to wear it during the day but took it off at night as just a precaution. He didn't play with it at all, which surprised me. I thought he would have been all over it. But no, he leaves it alone. (I don't even think he knows he is wearing it)

J has been wearing his IBF (Inspired by Finn) for going on 6 months, and he has cut 8 teeth with minimal discomfort. I recently found a molar that has cut through the gums. And I didn't even know it. I love the amber necklace and plan on getting myself one (when I have the funds lol) I let all my new mommy friends know to try it out, you never know if it will work for you unless you try.

J wearing his IBF Rainbow Round.
Thank you IBF for making a great natural teething remedy. I cannot thank you enough!!

My little man now has 8 teeth (four on the top, and four on the bottom) and there are 2 more on their way up! I have to credit the Baltic Amber for doing it's job. I am so glad that I found a natural way to help my little man with the pain of teething. 
Much love

p.s. If you go on over to IBF facebook page they are having a sale on right now (April 7) for their facebook fans. 40% off all children's teething jewelry!! Hurry up, stock WILL NOT LAST LONG!!  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

This is my first wordless Wednesday post.. do I really not say anything about the following picture??...or do I say a little blerp?? Hmmm....

I think I will let you be the judge...


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

24 I need 36 hours in day!!

OK so it has been some time since my last post, and I feel TERRIBLE! There just isn't enough hours in the day for me! There is so much that I want to accomplish yet, by the time I find time for myself it's 11:45 and I have no wine left (p.s. my bed time is 10:00pm HA!)

I have a lot of catching up to do. And I mean A LOT. J has finally cut his 7th tooth (hasn't done that since January) He's now running and is on the go non stop all day long. He keeps me on my toes needless to say.

I have some diaper reviews to write (with pictures!), also some other products that I just have to share with you. I also want to share my thoughts on extended breastfeeding. But all in good time. I'm hoping to get a chance to sit down tonight and write some posts.

Much love!