Sunday, September 30, 2007

Babies, Babies Everywhere Babies!

Oh my lol I know about 14 or so pregnant ladies right now in my moms group and more and more keep popping up! We had a baby shower for 6 of our moms last night that's due the next few months and it was great fun! We had 20 ladies and lots of food, games and fun.

I think the shower went well, we played a word search game, find the safety pins in the rice, the clothes pin game and the dirty diaper game. The most fun was the diaper game! If you haven't ever played it, here's the gist of it. You get about 7 to 10 different chocolate candy bars (Twix, Snickers etc) and some newborn diapers. Take the candy bar or a piece of the candy bar and put in the diaper and then nuke it in the microwave for about 15 secs. Check on it and continue to microwave a few secs at a time until melted ooey gooey goodness LOL or messiness. Some of these will LOOK very disgusting. That's the idea! Number your diapers and make a list of the answers for yourself. Pass the diapers around to your guests and have them make their guess. They can open them, look, smell and even taste if they choose. Then they'll write down their guess to which candy bar it is. The person with the most right wins! I suggest having a tie breaker diaper just in case. We had lots of laughs with this game.

I thought for sure with all these babies I would have baby fever and I do to a certain degree but not bad. Hubby and I can't decide if we are done with having kiddos or not. I am about 60/40 right now with yes, but it all depends whether or not hubby gets his promotion and we move next year. We shall see!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

On a brighter note

My Tupperware business has been going well. I had 2 parties in September and have 1 coming up in Oct and likely 1 in November as well. I am having awesome sales and Tupperware has had some awesome discounts and specials for my customers. I am also trying to do a couple vendor shows this fall, even if I do not get sales I am hoping to plant the seeds.

I am so glad that I made the decision to join Tupperware because it's really made me appreciate a long time business and even though people get antsy about joining it's a great company. I really suggest taking your time and looking into any business you are interested in and see if its the Perfect Fit for you.

Follow up with ENT

Well the news not so good... I am apparently pretty deaf in both ears with my left ear being the worst. It seems to be a hereditary issue as my mom is deaf in her left ear (she could have surgery) and also being fair/blonde is another factor per the dr. I had to do a hearing test that lasted about 30 mins between both ears and couldn't hear quite a bit of the sounds etc they were doing.

I have 2 options to "remedy" the situation. I can either have surgery in both ears to try to fix it or I can get hearing aids for both ears. I have not decided what I am going to do at this point, I am a bit down right now as I was worried that my hearing problem was serious. I do have a consultation with the hearing aid specialist in early Oct and then the surgeon in early Nov and once I weigh out all the options then I will make a decision on what to do.

The surgery isn't a "major" one, however 1% of the patients lose total hearing in the ear. If I was to have it done I would start with my left ear since its the worst , literally can barely hear anything at all. The dr showed me the chart on where I tested at, and there is the gray area which is average and anything in that is good, but I can barely hear the "average" on any of the sounds they were all below average and my left ear was way below closer to being zero hearing I think.

The name of the problem is Stapedial Otosclerosis if anyone is curious. I appreciate everyone's kinds thoughts as the last 2 days has been kind of rough.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Trying to catch up

Well it's been a month since I last posted and that's not good! I am trying to post a few times a week but life got in the way. Unfortunately I am still battling the sinus issues and that has been rough. I finally made an appointment with the doctor and went this past Tuesday to check my hearing, change my allergy meds and had them look at this rash on my foot. They did change my medicine from Allergra D to Zyrtec so hopefully it will help. The Allergra D was keeping me up most nights so then I was taking Melatonin to help sleep! I also got some cream for my foot thing so hopefully it'll clear up.

On a brighter note I have an appointment with the ENT tomorrow morning for my hearing. I don't know if I posted about being a bit deaf in both of my ears or not but apparently I am. I have been having trouble for the last year or so and really should have already gone in, but I was scared. My hearing in my opinion is pretty bad, I can't hear it thunder, I can't hear the tornado siren that's 2 blocks or less from my house (if I am inside) and I can't hear ambulances or firetrucks that are less than 20 ft from me when I am in my car. So I am very worried about what I'll find out tomorrow.

I'll be back tomorrow to update from my doctor appointment. Keep me in your prayers and/or thoughts if you are inclined.