Saturday, February 23, 2013

What has been up?

I have been working on my online shop over at ArtFire a lot lately. So I have not had any time to blog and I apologize for that. It has been a long road as far as getting good pictures. I am so glad I am figuring out my new camera. It is a Nikon and it is nice. I am able to get some really great colorful shots of the kids and my items for my shop as well. You can check out my jewelry blog for all the great new items there. I wanted to share with you a fun picture of my baby girl today :)

Baby Dust to All!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Emily is 16 Months Old Now!

WOW! I can not believe Emily is already 16 months old! It feels like yesterday when I was in the hospital holding her for the first time. How times has flown by. She is so super smart. She has a massive vocabulary and she knows over 40 words. She even knows what all her words mean. She knows her body parts and she is such a happy baby. She dances, sings and spins in her little dresses. My little one even picks out her own clothing and dresses her self. Here are some pictures of my baby girl and her proud big brother.

I love my babies :) I got a new camera right before Emily turned 1 and I am really loving it. I got a Nikon Cool Pix S8200. The photo quality is amazing. I get such vivid color in my pictures now. For all those out there still struggling with infertility there is hope. My baby girl is proof of that.

I love you my special girl!!!!

Until next time Baby Dust To All!!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Handmade Burp Cloths or Burp Rags

I wanted to tell you about a wonderful little shop over at ArtFire named Cindi's Creations. Cindi is the owner of Cindi's Creations. She provided handmade burp cloths or burp rags. They are super soft and well made. I know because I purchased a set from her. She has wonderful customer service and she offers her burp rags for a set of 2 for only $5.00. Yes you heard me right I said you get a set of 2 burp cloths for only $5.00. She told me she keeps the price low so every Mom can afford her wonderful products. If you are looking for awesome burpcloths this store has them. If you are in the market for a great gift to give at that upcoming baby shower you have found it! Her shop is new to ArtFire but I am sure she is going to have great success. I want to share with you some of my favorites:

Stop by and check out her shop on ArtFire. I know I will be a return customer. :) You can not beat the price and the shipping is fast. Her customer service is top notch. Thank you Cindi for such great customer service and offering your products at such an affordable price.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Can you Boost Fertility with the Foods you Eat?

For some people getting pregnant is quick and easy. But for others it is NOT quick and easy. For lots of us infertility is hard to track down the whys of it all. We go to doctors but they never can seem to nail down exactly the cause. Leaving most women with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Fertility treatments can help but there are other things we can do to boost our fertility. The key to success is knowing when to try and knowing when it is time to see a fertility specialist. Even if you are not expecting fertility problems there are things you can do to give your fertility a BOOST! Just keep in mind that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine says if you don't get pregnant after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse -- or six months if you are a woman over 35 -- it's time to seek help from a fertility specialist.

Among the most common causes of unexplained infertility in women is problems with ovulation or ovulation dysfunction. Though there may be many factors that are causing your infertility, many doctors now believe your diet is one of the keys.In a study of some 17,000 women conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers were able to define a group of "fertility foods" able to improve conception odds.

So what are some good foods? Well for one we need to be eating more monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) and less trans fats (like the kind found in many fast foods). They say we need to increasing our intake of vegetable protein things like soy, with that we need to reduce (eat less) animal protein, you know read meat. We need to be eating more high fiber and low-glycemic foods like whole grains, vegetables, and even some fruits. Did you get your fruits and veggies today? They also say we are to stop eating so much high fat dairy products. You know foods like whole milk, ice cream and cheese. I know, I know We ALL scream for ICE CREAM! They do not say we can not have it we just need to be cutting WAY back on how much we eat it and how often. Also if you are trying to conceive you should be taking a prenatal vitamin now. They say to increase your Iron as well. As far as caffeine is concerned there is mixed opinions on this. Most say less than 8 ounces of coffee a day will not hurt you. So this means we can still have a cup of coffee in the morning, but it is best not to have two or three cups. But keep in mind most doctors will tell you to cut out caffeine all together. They say that caffeine constricts blood vessels, slowing blood flow to the uterus and potentially making it harder for an egg to grab hold. We want to make it easier not harder! My doctor told me to cut out ALL hi-fructose corn syrup from my diet! This one little thing is harder than most people think. That crap is in EVERYTHING! Now they will tell you that it is fine in moderation. Well I have a question for them. How much do they think is in moderation? It is in bread, ketchup, mayo, and much much more. It is even in juice. Anything and everything that once had sugar in to now has this hi-fructose corn syrup in it. My doctor said it was the worse thing I could put into my body besides drugs of course. Any time a doctor tells you something like that you sit back and listen. So to answer my question "Can you boost fertility with the foods you eat?" yes you can. We could all use a better diet in this day and age anyway. It is just a bonus that it will boost or fertility. By boosting our fertility we are boosting our chances of having that bundle of joy we dream about. Hope this helps someone out there out. :)

Until next time!! Baby Dust to ALL!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fighting a Cold

Yesterday I woke up and I felt like death warmed over. Today is not much better. Why is it no mater what we do we still get sick? I am in the process of editing my entire artfire studio and now I can not breath and my eyes are burning. My baby girl wants me to play with her but I do not want to chance her catching whatever this cold crap is. Telling a 16 month old that Mommy can not play right now is heart breaking. Then my 12 year old will not leave me alone and wants to keep hugging me. I keep telling him to stay back that Mom is sick but it is doing no good. I have a feeling this time next week I am going to be nursing 2 sick kids. That is not going to be fun. I am just hopping they do not feel the way I do right now. What a way to spend the weekend!! I hope everyone else out there is feeling good and if you are sick right along with me I wish you a super fast recovery!!

Baby Dust to ALL!!!