Friday, August 28, 2015

Possible Peanut Allergy

We had quite the scare last week. I have been giving G peanut butter for a couple weeks. He has been eating peanut butter crackers, smoothies with peanut butter and peanut butter on bread. No reaction at all. Last week I gave him peanut butter bread for lunch. He had a reaction within 5 minutes. He broke out in a rash all over his face. 

The rash went completely away within an hour. He didn't have any swelling around his face or in his mouth. I kept checking on him. He was running around the house, screaming and playing with no problem. When he laid down for his nap I checked on him numerous times. It was just scary! The peditrician is going to do some allergy testing at this 1 year appointment. I am really this was a fluke or he outgrows it. In the mean time we will be keeping him away from peanut butter. 

There is always something to keep you on your toes with motherhood! Have any of you experienced a peanut allergy that later went away?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Bargain Shopping

Last year I bought got these pjs at Kohl's for free. I had a $10 off $10 purchase coupon. The pjs were on sale for $10, so I got them for FREE! I was so excited about them. I bought them in a 18 month size thinking G would wear them around December 2015. Ha! My child is a long boy. Footie pjs he always needs at least 1 size bigger than his current clothes. 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pregnancy Highs & Lows

It is hard to believe it has been almost a year since I was pregnant. Last year at this time I was anxiously waiting for little G to come. I remember last year people saying I would forget about most of the pregnancy issues after the baby came. I thought yeah right I won't ever forget this craziness. 

A friend mentioned heartburn recently on Facebook. I forgot all about the heartburn. The only way I could keep it under control was to take apple cider vinegar each day. When I took a tablespoon of that daily the heartburn stayed away. 

I struggled with trying to work out while I was pregnant. The round ligament pain was terrible. Prior to getting pregnant I would walk on my lunch breaks at work. I had a route I did daily and it took 30-35 minutes. When I was pregnant I could do about half that. I would have to stop along the way due to the round ligament pain. 

Oh and the wonderful morning sickness that stay around for 17 weeks. I kept reading how for most women it went away after 12 weeks. I was so so excited to get to the 12 week mark for numerous reasons. When the morning sickness stayed I was not happy. It wasn't morning sickness. It was all day sickness. It only went away when I ate. So when I was eating something it was gone. As soon as I was done eating back it came. It was hard to eat healthy foods when all that sounded good was french fries. 

I was really careful with any type of medications doctors suggested. They all will offer up drugs for morning sickness. I didn't want to take any chances. I had read women taking Zofran to help with their morning sickness. To me I needed to just suffer through it and not take a chance with my child. I am so glad I felt that while I was pregnant because now there are all type of warning commercials out about the side effects of Zofran

Now let's talk about some of the perks of being pregnant. This one still is strange to me. The head on my hair grew like crazy, was full, and never got dirty. The hair on my legs stopped growing. I only had to wash my hair about once a week and shave my legs every other week. Talk about major perks!

There was the perks with sleeping early on. I could sleep all the time and so deep. Then the sleeping got rough towards the end. I love sleeping on my stomach. 

I LOVED feeling the baby kicks! It was the BEST feeling and my favorite thing of being pregnant. G would kick like crazy after steak. If he had been quiet I would eat steak and he would play a soccer game inside me. Friends would tell me I would miss the kicks. I miss them just a little bit. Now I get hugs and kisses from the sweetest little boy!

We will be celebrating G's 1st birthday in about 3 weeks. Hard to believe it has been a year already. 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

G approves of smoothies!

Last week G had another fever. No idea what caused it. He wanted to be held most of the day, didn't want much food and took lots of naps on me. I love it when he will cuddle. He rarely cuddles these days. Normally he wants to be on the floor swiffering away. lol He just is on the go non-stop. 

I tried to feed him numerous things when he was sick. He would take a bite of this and that, but his appetite just wasn't there. Normally the kid eats a ton. I pulled my smoothie out of the fridge to drink while I held him on the couch. He grabbed that thing and started gulping it down. He drank over 1/3 of it. I figured I would let him drink as much as he wanted. It was healthy and he needed food. 

He also learned to drink out of a straw last week. That is life changing when you don't need to carry a sippy cup every where. 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Boy!

It is hard to believe this little guy is already 9.5 months old! The past 3 months have flown by. The first 6 months seemed about right. He is growing so much! The other night he started pulling up and standing beside things. Honestly I am ready for him to walk. He is like a human swiffer when he crawls around the floor. He can't wear anything white. I swiffer and mop the floors all the time....he still looks like a dirt ball. lol

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Back to the Grind

Back to work we go....G sums up exactly how I feel noooooo. 

He is all about climbing in things these days. This picture was taken right before nap time, so he was upset. Getting into things is fun, but climbing out is another story. He would much rather play under his exersaucer than on top of it with the toys. 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Struggle is Real!

My new motto lately is "The Struggle is Real". I love every moment of being a mom. I can think of 3 exact times when I felt motherhood was a little too tough for the moment. I think that is pretty good for 8 months into motherhood. HOWEVER....It is a struggle daily to stay on top of things. There are days I just can't. I have been trying to give myself compassion and realize I just can't do every single thing. 

I look around my house and there are toys, clutter, dirt in the corners, dust on the furniture, dishes to put away, laundry to do etc. My most important thing I feel I need to stay on top of is clean floors...even that is a huge challenge. I can mop my floor and the next day G has dirt on his shirt from crawling cross it. Tile floors are just frustrating me at the moment. I have tried everything to keep those floors spic n span. 

I have one child....but the toys look like I have 2-3. I find toys under the couch, chair, in the kitchen, bedroom, and even my purse. Each night we pick up toys and put them in the baskets. Some how we just can't contain all these little toys. I am starting to think those toys are alive at night like Toy Story and move themselves all over the house. 

As I was running errands I realized just how much pressure women have on a daily basis. Just as a wife, mother and employee the numerous jobs that go along with those titles are out of control. We need to look like a million bucks on a fifty thousand dollar budge. That fifty thousand dollars needs to pay all the bills, buy groceries, save for retirement, save for college, new cars, and maintaining the million dollar womanly look. It's completely impossible to manage all that nonsense. 

I can't maintain a blog while working full time, carrying for an infant, trying to be a good wife and running a household. When I have time I blog. Most of the time it is a picture I am able to post from my phone. I don't even have time to read blogs anymore. I will catch a blog once in awhile if I see the blogger made a comment on FB or IG about their latest blog post. 

It was important to me that G was breastfed and boy oh boy was that a real struggle the first eight weeks. I had to work soooo hard to make it successful. I still have to work on staying on top of having enough milk. It also is important to me what he eats. I have made 98% of his food. There are times I have just had to buy jarred food. Guess what he has been fine too. I know I get a little crazy about what foods he eats because of my whole cancer ruckus. I just want him to be healthy and grow up to be as healthy as possible. 

You know what matters the most? The fact my son is thriving and super happy. That kid loves a good selfie or to talk to Nonna on Facetime. He sees himself and starts smiling away. Or when I pick him up from the nanny. I walk into the room and he lights up. In that moment who cares about the stressful conference call I just had. That smile fixes everything. Those dishes can stay in the sink, laundry can stay piled up in the basket and greasy hair will probably be covered up with dry shampoo yet another day. The struggle is real folks!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Motherhood is better than I ever dreamed it would be. It is a struggle at times.....some days you find yourself wresting an 18 pound baby alligator with poop all over his butt flipping over all while trying not to get poop on anything to cause more laundry. Or the day you turn around to grab meat in the grocery store to see him chewing on the sales ad and you have to pull pieces out of his mouth h...oping your not giving him bacteria....the struggle is real...Where he got the sales ad I have no idea. 

Then there are times he sneezes while eating avocado and there is green stuff everywhere....everyone cracks up laughing. How about his first bite of yogurt with the most sour expression lol 

Hearing him laughing hysterically chasing the dog around the house or not letting the dog off the couch. The mornings you walk in his room greeted by the biggest smile, grabs your neck and plants a big kiss on your cheek. These are the moment you wait a lifetime for and remember for a lifetime. 

Happy Mother's Day!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

One year difference

Look at the difference of a year. Last year he was the size of a pomegranate and now he is the cutest little 7 month old ever! 
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Monday, April 6, 2015

First Easter

Yesterday was George First Easter! He was just adorable in his little Easter outfit! 

Nonna bought him this adorable little hat. 

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

One Year Later

One year ago we found out we were having a boy. This year we are enjoying our little man! He is just the cutest little thing ever. He has brought us so much joy. 
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Disney on Ice

If you need a fun Valentine gift for your kids don't forget to purchase Disney on Ice tickets up to 40% off!!!  A fun evening out with your kids instead of giving them a bunch of Valentine candy to get them all hyper. =)

Purchase Disney on Ice tickets for 40% off Monday thru Friday and 20% off Saturday & Sunday with the offer code MOM with the link below!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Disney on Ice

I Purchase Disney on Ice tickets for 40% off Monday thru Friday and 20% off Saturday & Sunday with the offer code MOM with the link below!

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In July 2011 I decided it was time to lose some weight. I did 3-4 rounds of the HCG diet. People are very critical of that diet. For me it worked. I shed a lot of weight. It kept me motivated to see the daily results. Through it I learned how I needed to eat. I learned about calories, processed foods, exercise, and that sugar is the devil. 

It is crazy to me to look back on pictures. The picture in purple was taken Super Bowl Sunday 2010. I still feel like that same person. Unless I see pictures I don't think anything has changed in 5 years. I should have saved a pair of jeans from those days. On days I feel huge I should put those on to make me realize I'm no longer that person. 

Happy Monday! 

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Friday, February 6, 2015

5 months old

5 months ago my life completely changed! It has been the best 5 months of my life!  
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I had someone tell me recently I shouldn't vaccinate G because of the chemicals. This person doesn't vaccinate their kids. My response - do you watch everything your family eats too?  I knew they didn't. We are concerned about chemicals in vaccines, but no one thinks about chemicals in the food they consume daily. I'm going to take my chances with vaccines while I try to feed my child the cleanest foods possible.

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