Monday, August 9, 2010

Best if Delivered By....

You know how you have a pantry full of items, ketchup, mustard, soup, jello that all have stamps that read "best if used by" and then there's a date printed next....well I feel like I'm walking around with a big stamp on my belly that reads "Best if delivered by x/x/xxxx."

And maybe it would be better if we did have a date that was a deliver by date instead of a "due date." You know my belly button is popping out like those meat thermometers that pop out of your Thanksgiving turkey when its done...does that mean I'm done?

Considering, none of my clothes fit comfortably and/or cover all of me, including my maternity collection, walking, sleeping, sitting and standing are monumental events; getting dressed requires assistance, these all seem like indications that its time to deliver this baby and give me my body back.

Of course this is my second child and I now know that you don't actually get your body back, not the original, no you get the "rental car version" you know the kind that might look like the original in some ways but has a lot more miles on it and probably experienced some extremes during the rental.

Currently, I feel like my body has been taken over by a body snatcher. We go to the doctor today and due to the size of the baby he's planning on inducing in a few days, because "its best if I'm delivered by...."

So what am I feeling? Relief, exhaustion, fear, panic, excitement, denial and everything in between. I would have though that with this being our second child the emotions wouldn't be as intense, the fear of delivery would be less and we'd feel more prepared, but there are times when I feel less prepared. And these emotions hit you like a hurricane, they slam into you and then they swirl around and continue to rain like the aftermath of the storm.

We are blessed. We are so lucky to have a healthy toddler and in the next three days we'll have a baby. Plus, we're lucky enough to be blessed with a boy and a girl, the best of both worlds.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Discovery Toys Sales & Specials

Alright, you'd think since I sell Discovery Toys and truly LOVE them for so many reasons, their quality, durability, wide range of toys available, ability to engage my toddler for hours on end, etc. that I would talk about them on my blog on a regular basis. But I don't want for my readers to feel like I'm pushing a product that I profit from. However, I'm also being unfair if I don't at least share about our special promotions and sales.

So...right now through August 15th, here are some great deals that can be found:

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SALE: $ 15.00

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These are some of our most popular toys and some fantastic sale prices. This is a great chance to stock up now for Christmas, birthdays, baby shower gifts, etc.

We also have a special for those that want to join my team and become a DT consultant. This special is a better price than what I paid a little over a year ago when I joined DT.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Have you heard about the mamaRoo?

Have you heard about the mamaRoo by 4Moms? Since I read about it a few weeks ago I've been learning more and entering giveaways to try and win one for the new baby I'll be having next week. You know I love gadgets and you know I love the newest products so the more I read and learn about the mamaRoo the more I want one for myself and our baby boy.

While I haven't personally been able to try one out yet, I can tell you its unlike any other swing or bouncer on the market. Don't laugh, but it makes you wish there was a product like this for the grown-ups.

Some cool facts about 4Moms:

-there are actually 5 moms but they thought 4Moms sounded better, so one mom is called "The Stealth Mom" (what a cool nickname)
-4Moms has been called the "Apple of the juvenile industry", what a compliment for a company that's small with a fraction of the budget of a major company
-The mamaRoo was designed using motion sensors to monitor movements of real parents (seriously leading edge technology)

If you'd like to learn more about the mamaRoo you can go to or read all about a mom's review on the mamaRoo and enter her current giveaway at

Bragging About my Monkey

You know those days when you look at your toddler and think "wow, they sure are growing up." Sometimes its because they look a little different and sometimes its their actions.

Well today when I woke up MC was still in her room asleep. When she did wake up I just watched and listened to her as she played in her room for a little bit. She started talking, and talking and talking. I heard Daddy, wait, but the most used word was okay.

As she had walked over to her room door and started knocking, so cute, she was saying Mom. So I opened the door, entered and began our daily ritual of the diaper change and while I got our supplies ready on the floor, she walked over to her drawer and said "shorts."

"Do you want to put on shorts and a shirt?" I asked.

She nodded yes and reached in for a pair of shorts. So I picked out shorts and a shirt and we started changing. But today she tried to take charge, she wanted to use the wipes, she wanted to put her legs in the shorts and her arms through the shirt. She's usually not this determined to help, she may assist some but never with this much independence.

Now we head to the kitchen where she grabs a banana off the counter and attempts to eat it through the peel. While we've always called MC our monkey, monkey bucket, monkey butt, spider monkey or something with monkey in it, she's never really liked bananas. So I took the banana back, peeled back the outer layer and handed it back to her, she devoured the entire banana.

I feel all kinds of emotions, I'm proud of her, I'm amazed at her, I'm excited to see her growing on multiple levels and I'm also wondering how did all these changes occur after one night of sleep? Was there a fairy in her room last night? (Of course, I'm being facetious)What's going on and does it even matter?

I'm looking forward to the rest of the day and seeing what else develops.

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