Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mama pad giveaway!

Hey everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I'm blogged last! So much as been going on leaving me absolutely you'll see as you read on :)

Around the 10th or 11th of March, we went for a family walk on the board walk here in town and my 4 year old daughter (the one who did NOT want another brother or sister!) turns around and randomly says "Mommy! I want another baby!" I just looked up at my husband, laughed, and kept on walking!

Well, on Saturday the 20th I went to use the restroom and randomly got this feeling to take a pregnancy test! I went to grab a cheap one because my period should have been showing up any day and I didn't want to waste an expensive one on a "negative" well, I was washing my hands and just casually looked over and saw TWO lines! TWO! Ahh!

So of course, like any human being, I took another test lol I was SO excited! My heart was beating SO fast out of excitement and out of nervousness (4 kids is A LOT!)! So as I walked into the living room, I asked my husband if he was sitting down, and he was. So I proceeded to walk in with the two tests. I put them down on the end table next to him and reassured him that I was not pulling a joke (lol). His jaw dropped! He is excited too! Yay! The whole morning, I think we both we numb to the idea, but its starting to become more and more real! As we were talking about the pregnancy, I reminded my husband about what our daughter said about wanting another baby. I wonder if God was preparing her heart! RIGHT after I said that to him, I asked her if she still wanted another baby (she didn't know I was pregnant yet) and she said:

"YES Mama!! TWO babies!!"

I'm really glad I was sitting down for that! lol So, on wednesday (7th) we will have our first ultra sound and see how many babies there is! :)

Onto a different subject! For the past 6 months or so, af (aunt flo) decided to make it's return and I had decided that since I use cloth diapers on my kids, I should use cloth on myself also for aunt flo. While researching why I wanted to use cloth, I was reading testimonials of how cloth pads made womens periods shorter, less cramps, not as heavy as a flow, less infections, etc! So I decided to give it a try! Once I started using cloth pads, my periods shortened for 7 days to 3 days tops! I didn't have any cramps at all- I use to have to take Midol as often as I could to not be bent over in pain! So after seeing how well these pads worked for me, I built a huge stash of them! About 80% of my stash is from a WAHM called Pink Lemonade. Her pads are so nice and soft. They actually make me not mind when "that" time of the month comes along! 

For those of you who are not familiar with mama cloth (cloth pads), you wear them just like you would a disposable pad, and when it's time to change the pad, you put the pad in a wet bag. Once you need to wash your pads, you wash them in the washing machine and dry them like your clothes! I personally do a rinse cycle (to get everything off), then a full wash with detergent, then an extra rinse to get all the soap out. 

Pink Lemonade makes BEAUTIFUL mama cloth perfect for making you feel special during "that" time of the month! She was so gracious to offer up ONE mama pad to one of my readers! It is a 9" day pad with organic bamboo velour topped and fleece on the back (for waterproofing). 

I forgot to get a picture up of the pad that she is offering. I will try to do that tomorrow when the sun is out again. Here is a picture of one of her pads though so you can see what you'll be getting:

To enter this AWESOME giveaway:

Mandatory- Be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me so with your email address in it also!

Extra entries- Please leave separate posts for each entry!
-Visit Pink Lemonade's store and tell me something else that she makes!
-Blog about this giveaway and post a link to your blog entry (so I can verify that you indeed blogged about it) 

I will end this giveaway on April 16th with 

Thanks for reading! 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Doing the dishes with God...

Lately, I've noticed a small trend going on in my life...the more I get in the Word of God the less I like myself, the more "ugly" I see in myself. It's been quite frustrating to be honest with you. I was hoping that by getting in His Word and spending time with Him that I would become nicer, more well rounded, a wonderful housekeeper and helpmeet and just overall a better person. It's been quite the opposite though. I find myself being meaner, short tempered, lazy, and the list goes on. 

Tonight while doing the dishes, all the kids were in bed, Jason was doing school work, the tv was off. It was silent (besides the noise of the dishes clanking together). I found myself thinking of a situation that just occurred that was making my heart upset and irritated. After a few minutes of thinking about it, I decided to make a switch of thoughts- to hand those thoughts over to the Lords b/c it's not mind to dwell on, it's not good to dwell on those things that make you angry and upset. So as I was talking with God about the situation I also mentioned to Him my concern of how I've been acting and how I thought it was completely contrary to what I was hoping would happen by spending time in His Word.

As I stood there loading the dishwasher and washing the pots and pans, the Lord revealed my heart to me. He revealed that I was wanting to change things on my own- I was wanting to make myself be a better mom, I was wanting to make myself a better wife, a better housekeeper, a better EVERYTHING- but all my efforts are nothing... NOTHING...if the Lord isn't the One doing it in me, and the more I spend time in His Word, the more I'm going to see the "ugly" in me, but I need to hand it over to the Lord for HIM to do His Work in me.

"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..." 
Isaiah 64:6

Ultimately- it's not about me- it's about HIM. It's about what HE is working in my life- not about what I'm trying to make come to pass. It's for HIS glory!

"...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." 
Philippians 1:6 

I am nothing without Him. Thank You Jesus that you're working in my life, that You are consuming who I am, to work things out for Your glory.

Thank You for doing the dishes with me...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Raw Honey giveaway winner!

Thank you for everyone who entered! picked comment #3 which is Courtney from Fancy Farms!

Keep your eyes open for more giveaways! I plan on doing a wet bag giveaway and more items from Tropical Traditions!

Thanks for reading!!