Wednesday, October 28, 2009

>I Found A New Doctor

>After the whole situation that happened with the ob/gyn, if you read my earlier posts ~ I was recommended a doctor from my mother in law. I have an appointment for November 18th. I have to call my old doctor to have my records faxed over. I know this sounds nuts but its so hard for me to call. Like it kind of feels like a breakup. Like how do I say it? Are they going to ask questions? I have been going to her for over 3 years. Lately though I have really been questioning her practices. Like for my first miscarriage - was it necessary to have a D&C? Then when I was pregnant with Samantha she found protein in my urine so had me induced. After the first induction didn't work the hospital wanted to send me home but she wanted to keep me there. It was so painful and long. They then put me on pitocin and broke my water. Was that all necessary I question now? Then this pregnancy she already took 3 sonograms and I am only 8 weeks. Then she had me convinced that because she didn't see anything that the baby was ectopic or its not developing. Thank God, everything is okay. I just don't want my health and my baby's health in her hands.

>My Own Shower

>I was recently given the opportunity to review My Own Shower.

My Own Shower is a a special showerhead designed for Children. Its a Kid Friendly design and a Kid Friendly height. Upon receiving the item to review I thought it would be complicated to setup. You have to attach My Own Shower onto the current showerhead. Neither my husband or myself is very handy. But to my surprise- he did it!!!

Once we got My Own Shower on we suctioned it onto the wall and now theres a shower just Samantha's size. We showed her the shower and asked her if she wanted to go in. My husband went in with her to help her wash up and assist her so she doesn't fall. Then Samantha told him "no Daddy, get out, this my shower, I do it." She just turned two and its full force- she knows everything and can do everything herself. You can definitely tell that she felt like a big girl with the shower. It was a fun little fish that squirted her with water and just her height. Now rather than every night her asking for baths she says "how bout a shower?, my shower?"

The only thing I did not like about it was it made the water pressure on my shower a little bit lower. But sometimes you have to make sacrifices, and Samantha loved it enough that its totally worth the water pressure being a little less.

My Own Shower sells for $19.99 - $24.95. Each comes with one character. You can Purchase My Own Shower on There are 3 different characters, you can buy additional characters for $5.95 each.

Here are some pictures of Samantha loving her new My Own Shower.

Here is how the bathroom shower looks:

* I was not compensated in any way for this review.

>Wordless Wednesday


Have a Happy and Safe Halloween this Saturday.
 Samantha loves to imitate the Tigger and Pooh in front of our house.

Monday, October 26, 2009

>Aliens In The Attic DVD Review and Giveaway


It’s summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth! Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat thealiens and save the world -- but the toughest part might be keepingthe whole thing a secret from their parents! With its eclectic cast, fun hijinks and a PG rating, AliensInThe Attic appeals to kids of all ages!

I was sent a free screener of Aliens in the Attic to review. There are also five copies to giveaway. Friday night is family movie night. Once it first came on Samantha said "no, thats not my movie." She is used to cartoons and animation. However, once she saw the aliens she started calling them "cutie pies." Then she warmed up and loved the movie. I thought the movie was very funny. There were a lot of parts that Samantha was laughing hysterical over. Just watching her laugh makes any movie worth it. However, it was a little violent for my two year old. The story was cute, it was about aliens that are trying to take over. The only ones that are able to stop the aliens are the children. The movie was cute and the aliens were adorable.

Blu-ray Disc And Standard DVD Bonus Features: (DVD Catalog #2261096)
(Blu-ray (BD) Catalog #2261096)

Disc One:

Introduction To Film With Ashley Tisdale
The Ashley Encounters
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
Behind The Zirkonians
Meet The Zirkonians
Disc Two:

Digital Copy of Aliens In The Attic (Blu-ray (BD) Exclusive)

Street Date: November 3, 2009
Pre-book Date: October 7, 2009
Screen Format: Widescreen – 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles
Total Run Time: 86 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: Yes
As I mentioned, I have 5 copies to giveaway.

*The contest has ended*

The contest ends November 10, 2009. Five winners will be chosen using The winner

has 72 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

* I was sent a free copy of “Aliens in the Attic" to review.

I did not receive any other compensation for this post.

>$10 off Tinker Bell Blu-ray/DVD Combo Coupon


The New Tinker Bell movie comes out tomorrow- October 27, 2009.
Here is an awesome coupon for $10 off Tinker Bell Blu-ray/DVD Combo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

>“Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One Review and Giveaway (ends 11/05/09)

No villain is safe from the kung-fu capers of three crime-fighting chickens when “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One attacks on DVD October 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment!

Wasabi World’s most egg-cellent crime-fighting chickens fly into action in this award-winning animated series! Full of wacky adventures and martial arts mayhem, “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One is bursting with thirteen episodes of awesome fun. Chick P, KO Joe and Chuckie Chan are up to their beaks in bad guys as they patrol the gigantic shopping mall run by uber-evil Dr. Wasabi! Battling virtual villains, karaoke crazies, rogue robots, prehistoric predators and even fast-food fiends, they must use all of their super-spy gadgets, martial-arts skills and incredible ingenuity to keep Wasabi World safe! But with a little luck and lot of team work, these fine-feathered friends will not only save the day – they’ll even teach the crooks that crime doesn’t pay – and that’s no yolk!

I sent a free copy of "Chop Socky Chooks" Volume One to review and five copies to give away. and I must say it is very unique. The show airs on the cartoon network for ages 7 and up. It is actually a very funny show. The characters are very cute but the show is very violent ~ I would definitely not let Samantha watch it. She is only 2. However, my husband loves it. He is into action and violence. Me on the other hand, I like cute, sweet and sappy. But even though, I still thought it was funny.

The episodes are compiled onto 2 discs:

Disc One:

Game over Chooks
Big Bad Bubba
Kobura Strikes
Now You Coliseum, Now You Don t
Double Trouble
If Looks Could Kill

Disc Two:

Do You Want Thighs With That
In Your Dreams
Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Breath
Snake In The Class
His Master s Choice
Chop Socky Whoops
The Level That Time Forgot

* The Contest has Ended*

The contest ends November 5, 2009. Five winners will be chosen using The winner

has 72 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

* I was sent a free copy of “Chop Socky Chooks” Volume One to review.

I did not receive any other compensation for this post.

>Thank You

>I want to thank everyone who said prayed. It worked!

Thank you sooo, sooo much!

So I went to the sonogram place yesterday and it was a long long wait. They told me to come in at 5:30 and I was not seen until 6:45. But whatever, it was so worth the wait!

Once I went in, the nurse began the sonogram and as soon as I looked on the screen I said thats the baby, and there is the heartbeat! It was amazing!!! She said I have to wait for the doctor to come in but to take a deep breath.

Once the doctor came in, he showed us the baby again and the heartbeat. We got to listen to the heartbeat. The baby has a strong heartbeat (162). My husband and I were in tears cause it was so emotional. We are so happy.

So, the doctor at the sonogram place said I am 7 1/2 weeks. The due date is June 5th.

My regular ob/gyn had me convinced I was going to miscarry. I mean on Monday I went there and sat down with her to go over the blood results which the hormones are going up and she said she would have seen something by now. She was not very optimistic. I feel like in the last week I have been to hell and back. I think I am on a mission to find a new one. This made me loose a lot of trust in her.

But omg it was so awesome and I am so happy. And thank you so much for your prayers and support.

I know during this rough time, I read a lot of stories from other parents who went through similar circumstances. Many of the stories I read gave me hope. So I hope that one day someone will read this and it will comfort them. Just because they are doctors it does not mean that they are always right.

One of the sites that helped me out during this hellish week was There are stories on there from many woman that everything turned out to be okay.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

>Winner of Boca Beth Beginner Set

>Congrats to # 43!

"susan said... 43 WE use cds and books to learn a new language. Susan

October 20, 2009 4:30 AM "

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>I have kind of been quiet on my blog because so much is racing through my mind. I wasn't going to say anything until 3 months have passed, but I decided this is something that I want to share. This is a situation that I could really use some prayers and support.

So.. the story goes:
I found out in mid-September that I was pregnant.
I have been to the doctor three times and all three times all so say was the sac.
So I continued to go and get my hormone levels tested. She said that they are going up normally and would have expected to see something by now. That gives her reason to think the pregnancy may be ectopic. She gave me a referral to a sonogram place to get another sonogram done. I am going tomorrow, so I will share the results once I know. They will be able to tell if it is ectopic or whats going on. She said if it is then its better to find out sooner because the longer you wait the more dangerous it is. i had a miscarriage over 3 years ago, before I had Samantha and omg the heartache and sadness still lives with me every day. I do not want to go through that again. I am hoping and praying that the baby is ok and that she just wasn't able to get a good view. The way it sounds from the doctor is that odds are against me but maybe with a little bit of hope and some prayers everything will be ok.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

>Winner of Eebee Board Books

>Congrats to Lucky #7 !

"Tj and Amy said... 7 tweeted. "

October 6, 2009 8:50 AM

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Monday, October 19, 2009

>Giveaways ending soon! Low and Easy Entries

>I have 2 great giveaways ending this week. I am wondering why the entries are so low.
Perhaps its cause I was on vacation last week?
Anyways, I don't think you want to miss out.

Eebee Adventures: 2 board books (ends tomorrow)
Boca Beth Language Set (ends wednesday)

Both are great and have really low entries.

>Vacation is over- I am back

>So I took my vacation last week.
For those who live in New York, you know it was a pretty crappy week.
Here is the how our vacation went:

My husband and I decided to take our vacation last week because Samantha's birthday was on October 13th. So my husbad and I wanted to make it like a very special birthday week for her.

On Sunday we went to Sesame Place. Have any of you guys been there recently? Perhaps it was because we went at this time of the year when they are only open on weekends. But that place was nuts beyond belief! We got there about 11am and left at 5pm. It was expensive to get in, but we expected that. We had luch which costed $35, our dumbasses figured lets just get to the park and eat there. Big mistake! Then the park was so crowded. I honestly think they should prohibit strollers. In such a small place it is very very dangerous. I can not even tell you how many times my daughter or myself almost or did get hit by a stroller. So then we waited online for about 45 min. to get a picture taked with Bert. We waited online for and hour and a half to see the Elmo's World show. Which we were one of the last people in. Then the parade at the end of the day was totally crazy. We paid a ton of money and feel like we didn't really get much from it. I thought Sesame Place would be a lot like Disney in the sense that the characters would be walking around. None of them were. We only saw all of them in the parade at the end of the day. The lines for the rides were over an hour and a half long. It was either we saw a show or went on a 30 second ride. So we decided the show instead. Samantha had a great time. If she was an adult though, she would have left there very very frustrated. We ran into other parents that felt the same way we did and even a couple of kids that whined that they wanted to go home. At Sesame Place, the children shouldn't want to go home. They should be having the time of their lives. But you really couldn't blame them for feeling that way. It really sucked.

Then another day of our vacation we went to White Post Farms, a petting farm in Long Island. Samantha had a blast there. She got to feed the animals and ride on the hayride. We picked pumpkins and played in the playground there.

On the 13th for Samantha's Birthday, we bought her the Loving Care Dollhouse from Fisher Price, then had a little party with family. She loved it. She loved the dollhouse. It is all that she has been playing with since.

Then on Wednesday Samantha started not feeling too well. The weather started getting crappy. Samantha started coughing that night and we had an appointment for thursday for her 2 year checkup. Well, she was sick so it ended up being a visit for that. The Dr. said she has the croup Croup is a condition that causes an inflammation of the upper airways — the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It often leads to a barking cough or hoarseness, especially when a child cries.( So the rest of the week we spent trying to make her feel comfortable and get her better. It is the worst at night. So its been a couple of sleepless nights.

I want a vacation Do-over. It was not much of a vacation!

>Winner of Baby Signs Potty Training Giveaway

>The winner is # 37 ~ chosen by

"Andrea B said... 37 Follow Baby Signs Blog


October 13, 2009 9:30 PM "

The winner will be emailed shortly and will have 72 hours to reply with the shipping information.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


>I am on vacation this week.
I will return on Monday.
Everyone have a great week!
I will tell you all about it next week.

I will never ever go to sesame place again !! Like I said I will tell you all about it next week.

Friday, October 9, 2009

>Three Great Giveaways

>I have three great giveaways going on right now and all of them have very low entries.

Baby Sings Potty Training Review and Giveaway (ends 10/14)
A great program that teaches your child how to sign to use the potty. The giveaway includes A DVD, A board book, A whistle and stickers

Eebee Books Giveaway, Make it Happen & From Here to There (ends 10/20)
Award winning Eebee has two new board books which are awesome and fun. Enter to win both board books: Make it Happen & From Here to There.

Boca Beth Review and Giveaway (ends 10/21)
Boca Beth is an award winning language program that teaches children a second language. Enter to win "The Boca Beginner Set" which includes: 1 DVD "Mi Casa/My House", 1 CD "My First Songs in Spanish", 1 BOCA the lovable puppet, 1 bilingual coloring/activity book with more than 40 pages of Spanish & English fun and A How To Guide for second language instruction

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

>Eebee Discount and Events

>I just got an email from Stephen Gass with more great information on eebee.

If you are interested in purchasing any eebee products such as the new board books I just reviewed, you can purchase them on Then use coupon code eebee at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.

Also, check out Barnes and Nobles for a special eebee storytime. Fun story, activites, games and songs.

>Boca Beth Review and Giveaway (ends 10/21/09)

>Neither my husband or I speak a second languange. When I was given the opportunity by Boca Beth to review their CD "My First Songs in Spanish" I was very excited.

About Boca Beth:
Beth Butler is the founder of Boca Beth. Beth Butler is a bilingual educator of young children and strives to create better communication within our increasingly diverse society. She is the founder of the internationally acclaimed BOCA BETH language learning series which has garnered various parenting awards including but not limited to the following: 2008 Editors' Choice Award/Family Review Center, Learning Magazine 2007 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, Best Educational Product of the Year (2005 & 2006) –Parent to Parent/Adding Wisdom Award.

Boca Beth Recently sent me their CD "My First Songs in Spanish" for free to review. I though that the Cd was great. There are songs in which children sing along on the CD. Within 2 weeks of casually playing the CD, my daughter who will be 2 next week was singing along to parts of the songs. She really likes the CD a lot. I thought it was a great beginner spanish CD for my daughter.

Boca Beth would also would like to give away "The Boca Beginner Set" to one of my readers.

"The Boca Beginner Set" includes:
• DVD "Mi Casa/My House"
• CD "My First Songs in Spanish"
• BOCA the lovable puppet
• Our bilingual coloring/activity book with more than 40 pages of Spanish & English fun
• A How To Guide for second language instruction

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>Wordless Wednesday-My Princess Painting a Princess


My Princess Painting a Princess

>Wowzers... My Snow White Experience

>So, as most of you guys know - Snow White came out yesterday.... and wowzers!

I printed out the $10 coupon from my previous post. Then after work my husband and I rushed to Toys R Us. We got the last one. It was sitting all lonely on a seperate shelf where it didn't belong. We grabbed it up! We got the last one in the store. It was a really close call!!

So then we went to the register to pay. It was on sale at Toys R Us for $19.99. So with the $10 off coupon it came out to $10.99. Then Toys R Us gave a $5 gift card with purchase. So if you deduct that... the grand total was $5.99.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

>$10 Off Snow White DVD & Blueray Combo Pack


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>What a Long Weekend I Had

>I have been gone a couple of days due to my brother in laws wedding out of state. And wow was it memorable, not so much in a good way either.

So, we arrive in New Jersey at the DoubleTree Hotel around 2. Everything went well. All the gues started arriving. We got Samantha down for a nap. Then prepared to go to the (NON) Rehearsal dinner which was hosted by my husbands parents. It must have costed a ton of money and was very nice indeed.

Then, we go back to the hotel. My husband was changing Samantha's poopy and all of a suden the fire alarms go off. Yes, you heard that right.. FIRE ALARMS. I rush out with Samantha and my husband. Initially you always think its a false alarm and act on it as though it is for real. Well, this time it was definitely for real. The restaurant toward the front of the DoubleTree hotel was on fire. Wouldn't you take a fire at your hotel the night before your wedding as some kind of sign?

Well we were outside from 10:30pm to about 1:00 am. Luckily a nice lady let me sit in her car during this time. It happened to rain also while everyone was outside due to the fire.

The next morning we woke up and there was no hot water. So we all had to take bird baths. Brother in law said don't worry about foor, once we get to the place of the wedding there will be a whole setup. Well, there wasn't. The morning of the wedding it was raining. So once we arrived at the site, it was muddy and wet and very very dreary. The wedding was suppose to be outside, howvere, the place setup the entire wedding to be indoors due to the rain and mud and dreariness. This was absolutely not good enough for the bride. She wanted the wedding outside. Therefore, she will have it outside. The place had to set everything up outside. I don't think they were too happy about that. Then came the cocktail hour and reception, I can complain about that too but I won't.

Hold on... One big complaint.... The brides mother had and beat breast cancer. We had left a bag outside and saw her smoking a cigarrette!!! How ungrateful and unappreciative. How can you take surviving breast cancer for granted like that. WOW, That made me very very very angry!

Well, after the reception we head back to the hotel. Now, the bridesparents were suppose to host a sunday breakfast. However, the restaurant caught fire so there is nowhere to cook. But, there is a Mcdonalds, and at least 3 diners within 1 mile. So here is the question. Are you allowed to take credit for a free continental breakfast that was given by the hotel? I mean my husbands parents spent well over $1000 for the rehearsal dinner. Don't you think a free continental breakfast is like a middle finger up. There was 30 people at the dinner and only like 15 at the breakfast. Why couldn't she do it right and have it in the diner? ugh.. whatever..

So we came back home sunday afternoon. I took the day off yesterday. Samantha was drawing and she said look mommy fire. You never know how much these little ones pick up. She did not actually see the fire but expressed it on paper.

What a long weekend I had.

>Twitter Party


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>Eebee's Adventures: Book Reviews and Giveaway! (ends 10/20/09)


I was very excited to hear that Sterling Company recently published two beautiful new board books from Every Baby Company: Eebee Adventures Make it Happen and From Here to There. Both board books are beautifully photographed and priced at $6.95. They are for ages 6 months and up. Every Baby company is an award winning infant and toddler brand.

I was given the opportunity to review these two new books from Eebee's Adventures. Every Baby Company sent me a free copy of each to review. I must begin by saying that love everything that Eebee represents. He represents the importance of children learning through play. Eebee shows how children learn through exploration and discovery. There is something about eebee that makes children love him. My daughter will be two in a couple of weeks and was very very excited once she saw these books.

Eebee's Make it Happen and From Here to There teach children through play just like the dvd's do. The books are very colorful. They shows eebee along with other children discovering new things. Make it Happen shows opposites by displaying different activities such as turning a flashlight on and off. From Here to Thereshows how things get from one place to another, such as toddlers discovering stairs and slides.
Enter To Win Eebee Adventures: Make it Happen and From Here to There. Please leave a comment for each entry with your email address. Contest ends October 20,2009 at 12 noon EST. The winner will be selected at random using

*Contest has ended*

Thursday, October 1, 2009

>Too Much To Do!

>I know that everyone has the feeling mostly every day of "I cannot wait until my workday is over" or "is it 5 o'clock yet."

But id you ever get that feeling when you are like "geez its already 1pm", "I don't want the workday to be over", "Things will be too crazy once I leave here."

Well, thats the feeling that I have today. Today is the last day of my work week because it is my brother in laws wedding. (Ahhhhh!) Today once I leave work, the beginning of a nonstop crazy weekend will begin. I am so NOT prepared for it!

Today I have to go with my husband and his parents and grandpa to dinner and to pick up their tuxedo's. By the time we get home will be around about 9pm and we still have not packed. The wedding is a weekend event beginning tomorrow. We are staying in a hotel in Jersey.

We plan to take Samantha to playgroup from 10-12 tomorrow. During that time I have to get shoes and a sweter to go with my dress. Yea... talk about waiting until the last minute. Then we will pick Samantha up and go home. My husbands parents and grandfather is going to meet us at our house at 1pm. Then off to Jersey we go. Check in is at 3 pm. Then there is the rehearsal dinner, I think its at 8 (and there isn't a reahearsal, I dont get it!!)

Then on Saturday is the wedding. We have to be at the place like 9:30 his brother said (why?) From there the reception and back to the hotel to spend time with everyone.

Then on Sunday the brides mom is throwing a brunch. From there we leave and head on over to my husbands sister in laws brothers house. There they plan to sing happy borthday to Samantha and her cousin. Both of their birthdays are coming up.

I took off on Monday to recover. It's going to be a crazy weekend. Oh and on top of that, this is the first time we are staying away from home with Samantha. I am very nervous about it!!!