Aug 20, 2009

Government Spending. Have you ever wondered how their budget looks..

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My Baby Fell Out of His Crib !

This post is another FYI for new mothers out their. My 8 month old son, what an adventurer he is... It was a normal morning I was getting him ready for the sitters and placed him in his crib as I went to run the water for his bath. I turned my back for a split second. I immediately heard a Giggle, Thump, and a high pitched scream. My little guy had fallen from his crib and landed on the back of his head. I immediately grabbed him and he had a ginormous bump on the back of his head. To make a long story short I rushed him to the emergency room, and there he got his first cat scan. The cat scan was negative and they send us home with instructions of a cold compress and Tylenol. Thank goodness he was OK, but it just didn't' sit well with me I didn't know how he was able to reach and fall over the crib. It was lowered and we had one more level, but it still didn't' add up he should have been successful in his adventures. That night I placed him in the crib and watched like a hawk. To my surprise he used the crib bumper to as a stepping stole to make his escape. Just to those mother that don't know like me. I know its cute, but remember as soon as your baby can pull himself up, remove the bumper, it will save you a trip to the ER.  Try this method to get your baby sound

Aug 12, 2009

Starbucks Or Teavana. Is loose tea leaves the new lata ?

For as long as I can remember I have always been a Starbucks fanatic, even before they joined McDonald's to conquer the world of franchise. It was unknowingly though that I stumbled across the next best thing.

Its called "Teavana" A high end gourmet tea cafe. The smell of the fresh tea leaves hypnotizes you right into the shop. And I must say the free samples didn't help me stray away from purchasing a cup. What I love about the shop is that each featured tea of the day, displayed its beneficial value. The tea samples are lightly sweetened. They can be ordered hot or iced, in a 16 ounce cup. For get trying to memorize different sizes in another language just ask for a 16ouncer and your set. And if you want to create your own mix, or purchase it to make in the comfort of your home you are welcomed to purchase their loose tea leave in a convenient decorative large size can. Great gift idea for a special occasion, birthday, or holiday. I've always loved tea, and now that I discovered this place, I am instantly hooked. So try it and give me your feed back on what you think....

Aug 7, 2009

Fevers may be caused by not just "infant teething", but "infant mouth sores" ?

It started Tuesday night. My 8 month old son was turning 9 months the next day and I was so proud at how quickly he was developing into a healthy bouncing baby boy. I just thanked GOD for his great health. During that night I would have never expected he would develop a low grade fever. It was the summer months so I initially thought it was due to the weather and lowered the air conditioner five more degrees. But he seemed to get hotter. When I checked his temperature it was at exactly 101. 8 Degrees. A low grade for his age, but remember I was just stating how he never got sick. I gave him some Tylenol and his temp lowered to 100. 4 and it remained there for the next day with no luck of it going down. The same night I called the Dr. to make an appointment for the next day. He was miserable, lifeless, irritated and wouldn't eat. He kept pulling at is mouth so, I assumed since he had no other symptoms like diarrhea or vomiting that it must be his teeth, to put a mothers heart to ease till the doctor can confirm.

Te next day at the doctors, as usual it took forever before the nurse called us to the patient room. The Nurse did their usual checked his weight and vital signs. I was growing quite impatient. My energetic, full of life, bouncing baby boy, looked like a form of "happy baby kryptonite" got hold of him. Finally the Dr. entered the room. After checking and canceling out stomach virus, ear infection, and teething, she shined the light to the back of his throat and there lay the culprit. Over a dozen spots all over the roof of his mouth leading to his throat. What is it I asked ? How did he get it ? A thousand questions .... came spilling out of my mouth. Dr W gave me a look and said "Lets find out" she pulled out a large q-tip... (SWAB) and ran it across the top part of his mouth,. It was taken to the lab. I was now tremendously impatient. What seemed like years finally came to an end. Dr. W stated that my son had caught " viral mouth ulcers" a baby version of the cold sore, but they get it inside their mouth. She said it most likely was from a person with a cold. It would last about 7 to 10 days and to just give him some ibuprofen so the swelling will go down. How could such little spots bring my baby to such a crawl.. but it happens. A lot of moms aren't aware of this type of virus.. Just and FYI, next time your baby is feeling a little under the weather check the back of his throat he may need another kind of pain medication opposed to the one your giving them. Motrin worked great to bring the swelling down from the ulcers.

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