Friday, March 18, 2011

My Photo Book

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

10 signs 30 is a'comin

So the other night Justin and I were flipping through the channels and then somhow landed on QVC. We are not QVC'ers and I guess I had always saw it as something that 'old' people watch.. So, we both found it amusing when we found ourselves calling in and making a purchase. Yes, I will admitt it, I shop on the home shopping network.

Since that happened, and now that I am going on 28 (and Justin will be 30 this year), I started to think about other little things about me that has changed since I am approaching the big 3-0.

Top 10 signs 30 is a'comin:

1. Your favorite clothing stores has evolved from the typical young Aeropostal/ American Eagle- to Banana Republic/ New York Co./ ANYTHING on sale at Khols... or just anything on sale period.

2. You're now much more thankful for how speed bumps slow those young punks down

3.You have tried to use the phrase "gettin jiggy with it" recently and had blank stares.

4. You actually remember taking a class in high school where we learned what the Internet was and how to use it. I remembering learning how to look up a web page and how to search for things. SERIOUSLY. That's how old I am, dudes! And floppy disks were actaully floppy ! I think that the floppy disks were when I was in elementary school, but still! I am pretty sure that I am going to tell my grandkids that.

5. When you try to entertain your 13 month old by doing a sommer sault you end up in pain. Seriously, I heard a crack..

6. If your up past 10 o'clock you feel like a party animal.

7. I remember a time in my teen years when a weekend with no plans was "horrible!!!" NOW-A weekend with no plans is BEYOND awesome.

8. I realize that in just a few short years I won't be invited to the "20 somes" group in church!

9. When we finally decided to go out to a movie, concert, etc. You leave about 10 minutes before the encore to "beat the rush"

10. You stop dreaming of hitting it big (winning money, becoming a disney star, muscian, olympic athlete, etc.,etc..) and start dreaming of having your son do it instead (haha, poor Avery)

Thoes are just a FEW that I could come up with. Are there anymore that you can think of?


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Dear Tony

Dear Tony Horton,
My husband and I decided to start P90X...again. You see, I tried it after my baby was born. I didn't make to day 90 though, I believe we reached day 40 and then realized that having a newborn crying all night, while having to work full-time  all day, and then come home and do the p90x thing wasn't going to mesh. BUT Even with only making it to day 40, I was able to lose 15lbs!
SO- with summer around the corner and with me approaching 30 I thought "let's do this....hardcore style. Forget these small workouts. Im doing the whole stinkin thing..yeeeeeeeah".. I was motivated to say the least.
That was 3 days ago.
we did the full abs workout. And the word "hurts" has taken a new meaning. It hurts to stand. It hurts to walk to the bathroom. It hurts to bend over to put in the P90X dvd. It hurts to pet the cat. It hurts to pick up my 30 lb. child that wants to hang off of me. It hurts to breath. it hurts to do the dishes... It hurts to roll over in bed.. It actually hurts so much that I thought for a moment that "this can't be normal- it just can't. Am I THAT out of shape? ".... And I only did the 15 minute ab workout.
So, Tony, I missed day 2 because I don't think I could have made it out of the door- today if I would have attempted it last night.. but I am going to try it tonight. *gulp*...............
See you later tonight,



so, if you are even a once-a-year reader of this blog, you will know that I rarely.  RARELY use this blog to review products. This blog over the years has taken different identities, and right now, at this point in my life my heart is being a mom, so you have probably noticed that 90% of things I write are in reference to my experience as a new mommy. I have always said that blogging is a wonderful outlet and great way to make a logg of some memories. I use my blog for me... so this entry is a little different, so let me explain.

One thing that I have been dealing with is the horrible ear infection with my son, Ave. If you have children at any age, an ear infection is something that WILL happen. Every child I know has had an ear infection at some point. Well, I thought that we had done well when Ave turned 6 months with no infections. And then within the following 6 months it was like one ear infection would just follow the other. Every cold turned into an ear infection. Every sinus-ey type of respiratory thing turned into an ear infection. Even a runny nose would turn into an ear infection.

So the other day, Avery had woke up at 5 am screaming and grabbing his ears. So my first reaction is "ohh, no...not again!" I called into work and let them know I had to, once again, get Avery to the dr... So this time around, I knew that with this being his 5th ear infection in 6 months that the surgery talk about putting tubes in Avery's ears was immanent...

And that's exactly what the Dr. suggested. He gave us another antibiotic, and said, "ya know, if he gets another infection we are going to have seriously look at tubes "..


SO that evening, I went home with a mission. I didn't care how long it would take or what it was, I needed to find a remedy. Surely there was something that wasn't so invasive. I will say that I know many wonderfully happy kids that have tubes in their ears,  no parents wants to put their 1 year in any kind of surgery (even if its a short 5 min. procedure) if it's able to be avoided, right??! Not to even mention the fact that it is an expensive procedure too.

So I started the research...and I researched and researched.hours ... And then I came upon something that seemed, literally too good to be true. Literally.

The Eardoc. It is  a non-invasive approved medical device for middle ear infection (Otitis media) treatment and other conditions involving ear pain in children and adults.

It's a tool that is placed behind the ear, (in lamens terms) simply vibrated, breaking up the fluids that cause the middle ear infection..

Ok. So my inital reaction is, "this is not serious right?" It's too simple. This magic little tool can literally save my son,avery, the pain of infection going through this surgery??? No way..

A normal Amber would just say "well, thats weird and cool... but no way in hatis am I going to buy this thing. IT IS FROM ISRAEL. No way..TOTAL SCAM preying on desperate moms like me looking for an answer."

But the desperate mom in me had maybe an unrealistic hope in this little tool. I went ahead and researched it through the hundreds of reviews on you tube, throughout the internet, through medical websites, even well known Dr. Sears embraces it, and through other mom blogs who were trying to figure if this whole thing is a scam...

So I had that "what the heck! Let's do it!" moment and impulsivley bought it online. And even though I dropped the $55.00 hoping to see it do some magic, the rational part of me was extremely skeptical that it would really make a difference. I watched my credit card for weeks thinking that some random activity would pop up because it could have been a scam. But it didn't... My credit card company did think that the Israel purchase was a scam, so I did have to call them and explain that it was a legit purchase, but other than that it was cool.

SO.... Fast forward 2 weeks.
Avery had been walking for a good week, but then decides that he doesn't want to. I start to panic because I was thinking that something was up with his ears. The Eardoc It comes in the mail- and just in time. So I sat him down and placed the eardoc behind his ear. He sat extremely still and let me use it for 1 minute on each ear. Literally, an hour later he gets up and starts walking EVERWHERE. I was shocked. Was it the eardoc? maybe! Either way I was so happy. He has had a few days that I noticed an eartug so I'd use the ear doc and it seems to really help him out. I will say that I am not sure that the surgery is still out of the question.. We have an ear appointment on Wednesday. So we will see how well this thing has done.. But with how it has worked for us so far, I would definatly recommend it!


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