Friday, April 29, 2011

Giving Giveaways a try!

So I love winning things, it doesn't happen very much, but when I do I get so very excited! I'm like a little kid in a candy store!! I always enjoy browsing new places to buy cute and unique stuff. Well this morning when I was blog browsing I found this giveaway that's giving away bibs. If you have a baby in general, much less a baby with reflux you know you can never ever have to many bibs or burp cloths! Plus for them to be cute to boot, how can you go wrong? Well Dot and Clover  has a giveaway going on where she is giving away a couple way cute bibs! Go check it out!!
Another giveaway that is going on right now is a cloth diaper system! go check this one out as well Flip System giveaway!! This one is for a wet bag to store your cloth diapers in. Everyone who uses cloth needs one!! Enter here! wet bag giveaway!
I am definitely entering to win this set of different little things. We use these so it would be a definite plus for us as we start buying all our cloth needs! maybe you could get lucky and win it to, it is worth a try.. Earth Day Giveaway! Good luck!! 
I have heard that bumgenius diapers are amazing so I am definitely entering this giveaway as well! BumGenuis! If you are interested in trying out cloth, these are a great one to try!
I will let ya know how I do on this giveaway thing! fingers crossed :) im excited!

Today is not a good day for my lil Lexi. I don't know what is wrong with my lil princess. She is very clingy and crabby and doesn't want me to put her down. I guess we will be cuddling lots today! i don't mind though :)

Last night we went to this group at our church 'Young Adults' and we really enjoyed ourselves! I think this will be a weekly thing for us. A plus is that we got to bring Lexi with us :) that to me is a double winner!!

Monday morning is Lexi's opthamologist visit and I am already getting nervous! I know it is probably going to be easy and painless but everytime we get sent for a new test or specialist I get very nervous. And the hubs is working so it will just be just me and Lexi. Praying everything goes well! Sorry for the post being everywhere it is just a scatterbrained kind of day! have a great weekend everyone! <3

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cloth Diapers

Today I am going to do a post on cloth diapers. I have been wanting to for a while now but I just didn't know too much and haven't had the time really. But today is the day!! We just started Lexi on cloth diapers about 2 weeks ago and let me say before this, I didn't even know people still use cloth diapers! Well a friend of ours got us interested and took us to our close store to kind of show me the ropes. I really wanted to do it as soon as I heard but everyone else was very apprehensive towards it. It took a few weeks but then I decided to go ahead and try them against everyone's judgement. well originally i was going to do the fitted diapers with the super cute covers and use the biodegradeable disposable liner. When I actually went to buy some I changed my mind. I ended up going with G diapers b/c I got a really great deal on them. I was/still am using pre-folds in them to make sure I was committed before spending the extra. Well immediately I loved them! They are amazing and super cute! They are going to save us so much money, I'm so happy and feel so great about them! Well then this past weekend we went to the cloth diaper change event and they gave us a free fuzzibunz one size pocket diaper and that changed my mind completely! I fell in love immediately! So now what I have decided is that we are going to use those! They come in all kinds of colors as well, so how can you go wrong! And we would only have to buy the ones we need cuz they are one size and wouldn't have to start over with our next kiddo! I'm ecstatic about this! lame- i know!!

Then we have a neighbor expecting a baby in October and I have converted her to cloth as well! How awesome is that! What we are doing right now is cloth during the day and then we use a disposable at night. I think eventually we are going to do a wool diaper b/c I hear they work wonders at night and don't leak, but we will see!

The only thing I am really dealing with right now is the negative attitudes toward it. Many many people look at me like I am crazy when I change her diaper or say we use cloth? Why is it that its so looked  down upon? I want to do the absolute best that I can for my daughter in each and every way and if that means cloth diapering then I am totally for it and if I can save money hell yea!!! Im totally for it!! but anywho! sorry for ranting, I just get a little caught up lol (and this is not to say that people who dont use cloth diapers are bad or wrong in any way! i totally understand! to each their own, i have no problem with disposables!! )

Hope everyone has a great day!! <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lexi's First Easter

This was Lexi's first Easter as you could all guess! It was nothing like I had expected unfortunately. We had a very rough and long night Saturday night with Lexi's reflux, but that is another post coming soon! So therefore we had a very tired baby and mommy and on top of that my sinuses were kicking my butt. Not a good first Easter but at least she was so little it didn't matter! and our Savior has risen!! We gave her a little basket of course (we love spoiling her)!
Her basket had all sorts of little goodies. 3 kinds of puffs she can't eat for a while(they dont expire any time soon) a couple books, two swimsuits, bubbles(for me to blow for her), a tambourine (under close supervision) a rubber ducky, and a rattle! 
she was very excited about these! can you tell she likes food hahaha
she loves books!!
She had to try the rattle out before we moved on. 
Little booger didn't want to give tambourine back! silly girl
She is very interested in these puffs, it makes me feel bad for telling her no :/ lol

she had to see how the books tasted as well
Which one do I want to wear first? 
Me & Lex Lex after church! (she was a hungry baby not a happy camper)

This pretty much sums up our Easter. Ryan had to work so it wasn't very much fun but hopefully next year will be much better! Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cloth Diaper Change!!!

Today was a very busy day for us and last night we had our first family bonfire!! It was quite a success! Lexi and myself were so very ready to get outta the house! It felt like we had been cooped up for forever! On our way out there Lexi was so calm and relaxed and it was a wonderful break! She saw some family that hasn't held her yet and she let everyone hold her without screaming! What an accomplishment! I'm so proud of my baby girl! At the same time however it makes me very sad! :/ im realizing she really doesn't need me as much anymore :/ i guess she has to start needing me less anyway! its bittersweet!
Daddy and Lexi at the bonfire
mommy & Lexi (dont like this pic :/)
We have this super cool bounce at the MIL's house with a net on it cuz she lives by the water and the mosquitos are TERRIBLE!
This is a cute little family pic. i like it :)

That is enough pictures of our little bonfire outing! Now onto what I am really excited about :) Today we went to our cloth diaper change event in the park and we are going to be in Guinness Book of World Records! What an awesome thing! We had a bunch of people meet up and everyone around the world simultaneously changed their baby's diaper at the same time! this was to raise awareness of cloth diapers :) We had a blast, made some new friends, and got a free diaper (which im excited to try )! We also went on our first easter egg hunt and took a pic with the Easter bunny! It was a blast! I hope to do a post on our cloth diaper experience very soon! But im very proud of the hubs! I haven't had to change a poopy diaper yet (lucky me haha) but this morning he changed the first poopy diaper all by himself and did great! what a trooper!! <3 Here is the pics to re-cap our day! Hope everyone has a blessed Easter and remembers the reason for the season! Enjoy! 
This is Lexi's outfit (tutu and bow made by mom <3 )
mom i really like these eggs! <3
I really like this pic <3
Lexi's first Easter egg :)
i love this pic so much. (above pic)

This is our friend Brooke and her daughter Elianna!! 
Lexi and the Easter Bunny!
This is the last one i promise!

I hope I didn't bore you to death with all the pics of my lil princess!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Eggs!!!

As you can prob guess this year is Lexi's 1st Easter so it is her very first time dying Easter eggs!! I was very excited about dying eggs with her even tho she is so young because I remember this from my childhood very vividly! She was scared and pretty distracted but we still had a great time! It is very important to me that she always knows why we celebrate Easter! I mean after all Jesus is the reason for the season not the eggs, bunnies, candy etc! But thats enough for now I wll have a better Easter post after Sunday! Here is some pics of the fun we had yesterday! <3

ummmm guys i dont like this!
ok if i can have my nu-nu i guess its ok
hmmmm interesting!
what is that?!?!
silly daddy
my new fave of me & Lexmister
I'm so excited my eyes might pop outta my noggin!
Give it!!!!!!!!!!

Overall I think it was a success! I love doing all sorts of new thngs with my baby girl <3

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New doctor!!!

Today we saw a new doctor and it was such a relief!! I understand so many things so much better now and even learned some new things!! We went to a new dr cuz our old one was a very big jerk to me and didnt take me seriously at all :/ this was not cool at all and had me very stressed out. Well this new dr is guna be my best friend. i totally understand him and what is going on with Lexi. I finally have trust in a doctor. this is great!!
So I'm sure you are all wondering what exactly is going on with her. Well the good news is that it isn't apnea!! this is such a relief to me. the bad news is that she has GERD and she has had it since she was born :/ why did our other dr not tell us this? what a joke! so this is why she is always so irritable and crying so much. i feel so bad for my lil cupcake! this breaks my heart </3. Her apnea monitor has been going off at night due to the GERD. interesting.
As for poohing issue, we will be seeing a specialist. The only downfall to this is that we have to wait until June! my poor baby has to deal with this for another month plus :/ this stinks! She is also seeing an optamologist in May. She is prob so sick of drs, poor baby. she is such a trooper.
We go back in 2 weeks to new dr to see how she is doing then!
I feel so relieved now. Thank God for this new doctor. Now I know we will get answers! <3

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Sorry I have been kinda MIA lately. My internet was down then my bestie came in to visit <3 busy weekend it was!!! So all you mommies out there I have a question for ya! I have recently been faced with a new situation I'm kind of confused on what to do!! Lexi has been very very fussy lately and I know some of it is teething. Does anyone have any good tricks to help comfort her?? Also,she just recently started this new thing that if I'm not the person holding her she freaks out. She did it before but now it seems to be getting worse. She even does it for the hubs! it is insane! i know that she is really attached to me because I'm her main caregiver but does anyone else have this problem? I just don't know what to do anymore but I need help! I can't hold her her whole life lol I would love to but I can't! I wish I could! but that just is not reality! Anyone have any suggestions? I think some of it is separation anxiety but she is still very young for that I think! My third question is how can I slowly break Lexi of being held 24/7 and learn to play on her own a little bit. I'm totally against crying it out (no offense to anyone who does this, I just personally can't do it)? She is getting better but is still pretty difficult with it. I love my baby girl more than anything and I'm not complaining one bit! I just would love suggestions on how to get these little habits broken. any advice is gladly accepted :) thanks!!

On another note I'm going to give you a picture parade to sum up our weekend because I think that will be easier and faster! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I love love love this picture!
This picture is hilarious but if you look at it too long it is kinda scary lol
This is Lexi and Aunt Sassie (my bestie)
Geez Aunt Sassie, this asparagus is disgusting :/
the girls <3
I really want an Iphone!! <3

It was a wonderful 2 days with my bestie! i love her to death! she's like a sis to me and loves Lexi like her own :) she is the BEST!!! I did some crafts but i will post bout that tomorrow :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

What a few couple days !!!

So sorry I haven't been on in a few days ! It has been very crazy around here. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are always so busy since it is the hubby's weekend. Tuesday I cleaned cleaned and cleaned some more! Then went and bought Lexi her first cloth diaper! (I have been wanting to try them for a while now but was too chicken, but I'm becoming brave now) Then came home to spend time with Ry and Lexi but Lexi's paranh was here to my suprise. He stayed for dinner and just talked to the hubs.

Wednesday we went to the mall to walk around and get outta the house and back to buy more cloth diapers since our trial (6 hours, ha) went great! I'm so very excited about this! Then we went grocery shopping and to dinner with the hubs and MIL. This is where it got bad... about 20 mins after I ate i started feeling bad, then it got worse. Needless to say I was at dr yesterday morning to find out I have a stomach virus :/ and hubs had to take off work :/. Finally feeling a tiny bit better today. I'm just glad I feel good enough to take care of Lexi by myself. Thank you God :) I missed my munchkin!!

Today I have so much to get done since I'm behind so I'm hopping off here! Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!! <3

Sunday, April 10, 2011

1 Year Anniversary and Hubby's 22nd Birthday!!

Today is a big day for us! It is our one year anniversary! What an accomplishment to have made it through our first year! It has been quite a year, rough but blessed beyond belief!! At this time last year I was preparing to walk down the aisle to my love :) I loved my wedding but thankful it is over bc that was wayyyyyyyy stressful! Today is also the hubsters birthday! I know, we got married on his birthday, but not so he could remember, although it will help! lol We have a thing with 10's. His bday is the 10th, mine is the 10th, and we wanted to get married on a 10 but were to excited to wait til 10.10.2010! so here we are a year later. We have accomplished alot together as a couple. We have our own little place now, a beautiful baby girl, and a steady job that the hubby loves! what a blessing! So happy one year baby and birthday! I love you!!

He surprised me with truffles this morning and a card that Lexi picked out for me. How sweet of the both of them!! <3 I love them so much! So today Im baking some brownies for dinner and going to go get Ry his cards and a little something. He already got his gift but I have to get him a little something! He spoils me so I don't mind!

Last night was a scary one. I know I haven't posted about this because I was kind of upset about it. I know, stupid. But anywho because of medical issues Lexi will be on an apnea monitor at night and during naps (during naps if I feel it is necessary). I thought in the beginning this would ease my mind but I was so wrong. The first day was so stressful because the guy had to come out and show me. Then her nurse had to come as well and ask me all these questions. Well come to find out Lexi will be seeing a home health care nurse 2x weekly! this is good and bad at the same time. Its good because our dr is finally doing something but bad because I feel like he knows something I don't for them to be coming out that much. Idk maybe I'm just a paranoid mommy.. but anywho the first night I was up pretty much all night thinking 'is this thing working', 'is it on', 'is it going to go off', 'what am i going to do if it does go off?', etc. As you can tell I was a little paranoid. But we got through the first night without it going off or anything. Last night, however, it went off. Needless to say, I freaked out! I reached over to see if she was breathing and her chest wasn't moving! I was so upset I jumped outta bed and ran to turn on the light and took her cover off and thank God she started moving! I was so shaken by this. And a crazy part, this thing was super loud and the hubby slept right through it! Wow I am glad I didn't! So when her nurse comes today we will be discussing this. What exactly does that mean? Does she have apnea? I'm so confused and shaken up by this! What a night! Thanks for listening to me vent about how scared I was!

Well I'm off to get some things accomplished today, that is my goal!! Have a blessed Sunday everyone!! <3

Saturday, April 9, 2011

4 Month Pics!

Fair Warning in advance, there is alot of pics but I just could not decide my faves so please bare with me!! We went to city park yesterday for Lexi's little pics and they turned out pretty good! I was very pleased with them! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! <3

Mommy's Little Diva!
I LOVE this pic! 
What a diva!!

She loved this ball!

I set her down for a sec and looked up this is what she was doing! too cute! <3
This E looks pretty neat!!
The one above is my FAVE pic!!!!!!!!
This face is funny but so cute I could not pass it up!!

I can't believe mybaby girl is 4 months old!!! I love her more than I could have ever imagined <3