Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First Cleats Review

I absolutely adore these little shoes! I wish my son could fit into them but his feet are too big and when he was 0-6 months he had big feet to so not sure they would have fit him then either lol Definitely check them out!

Also, check out my review/giveaway on YouTube:

Some background about First Cleats:

First Cleats are the world’s first and only soft and safe, sporty newborn baby cleats. They are designed after big kids soccer, baseball, football and golf cleats.  Our First Cleats make every baby an MVB,  Most Valuable Baby.

First Cleats is headquartered at 5400 Carillon Point in Kirkland, Washington.  We are a daughter/ mother team, my daughter, Karrie is the President and I am the Vice President which is a reversal from prior years when I was the CEO/President of Satellite Travel Systems and she was the Manager of my Leisure/Group Travel Division and Director and Star of our “Just Go Travel Show”.

My grandchildren , her children are Cody, age 14 who is Team Captain for Eastside FC Boys U14 A team.  Gracie is 9 and plays for Eastside FC Girls U10 A Soccer Team.  Dallas is 6 and is a budding soccer, baseball and flag football player. 

  The idea for First Cleats was born in early 2010 as my daughter and I spent way to many hours driving to/ from and watching sometimes in the bitter cold and pouring rain all of the above sporting activities.  With the help and inspiration of a close friend the concept came to life. Our first shipment of “First Cleats” arrived in late March 2011 and are selling all over the nation.

Our “First Cleats” are just that. Meant for pre-walking little kickers and golfers, 0 to 6 months is the only size they come in. They make a fun sporty gift for all to give a MVB, Most Valuable Baby.  “First Cleats are soft safe infant crib shoes designed after big kids soccer, football, baseball, and golf cleats. 

We are finding that not only do infant boutiques like to sell them but also soccer shops, sporting shoe shops,  and golf shops and Nordstrom. They bring a whole new dimension to the otherwise pretty bland new born merchandise marketplace.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moving on up!

My son Ryder will be 2 in September! Crazy how time flies. We're transitioning from his crib to a toddler bed as we speak, scary I know. My parents bought Ryder a Toy Story toddler bed for Christmas, and yes we put it together that day :) I wasn't quite ready to take down or even take him out of his crib, its a very big transition for all of us, he's growing up right before our eyes. I'm so proud of the toddler he has become but miss the little baby, probably why I'm starting to get baby fever again ;) Anyways back on track, so we have kept Ryder's crib as well as his toddler bed in his room, hoping he'd get the hang of getting on and off of it so when the time came to move him he would know exactly what to do. We thought we'd test it out a couple times during nap, which worked out great, but it was really hard for me to fathom him being in there ALL night, he may have been ready but I wasn't, that was until recently. I know its time and I know he's ready so we're attempting this whole night thing tonight, I'm paranoid as a new mom would be, but i know he's gonna do great. i really wish I had a video monitor so I could watch him but I'm so scared of someone else being able to pick up that video feed, not a comforting thought thinking someone is watching your baby sleep. Luckily I do have a monitor so I have hear every little movement and every little noise, but that doesn't stop me from going in there and checking on him every like 30 minutes :) He looks like such a little man and I'm excited to see what he does in the morning, I'm so proud of him and I want him to be excited that he's making such a big step. Hopefully all goes well! :D Next step... getting the paci! ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Experience with Mirena

After many failed attempts with other birth controls my husband and I decided to give Mirena a chance. I always do lots of google searches about a product before trying it, and thats what I did before I called and made an appointment with my Doctor. I had read about 75% good reviews and 25% not so good, but I weighed the pros and cons and thought about how my body might react, and decided to give it a try. if me or my husband didn't like the side effects we could always have it removed, right? No biggie. I made an appointment with my doctor to have the Mirena put in, I was super excited and couldn't wait, so was my hubby! I went in one morning, I had read and heard from friends to take some Ibuprofen before because of the cramping I would feel during and after, so I definitely made sure to do that. The Doctors office got me into a room extremely fast, the Doctor came in explained what he would be doing and showed me the Mirena, he told me all I should feel is a little cramping and that would be it, not so bad so I thought. As I lay there on the table my Doctor asked if I was ready i replied "ready as I'll ever be". My Doctor really seemed to be struggling and it seemed to be taking longer than normal, I began to worry that this wasn't going to happen. The little bit of cramping I thought I was going to feel turned into the most pain I have ever felt, mind you I had a c-section. Finally it was in! Come to find out the reason my Doctor had so much trouble is because my cervix was so tight and the Mirena wouldn't fit, he actually almost gave up. Usually when you have a baby vaginally your cervix never fully closes, well because I never dilated my cervix was never open so thats why I felt so much pain. I was so glad it was over, now to wait and see what side effects I would have. I ended up spotting for about 2 months then it stopped thinking "ok maybe now I wont have a period" boy was I wrong I still had those and on top of that the spotting would come on for no reason, I was not a happy camper neither was my husband. Well, recently my brother in law and sister in law were in town, she is pregnant with their first child and boy did we get some baby fever lol My husbands family and my family kept pressuring my husband into giving it up for baby #2 . They must have done a pretty good job, this past Thursday I had the Mirena removed :D I was so scared to have the Mirena removed afraid I would feel the same pain as when I had it put it, but nope it literally felt like I had a tamponed pulled out *TMI* and now me and the hubby are BDing every other night so hopefully we get a BFP in the near future ::Fingers Crossed::