Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I love my baby monitor

I'll tell just about anyone who will listen about how much I love my baby monitor.  It's not the cheapest one on the market but I got mine from amazon.com with a 20% off coupon code as part of the Amazon Mom program so I feel like I got a good deal.  This thing is just awesome.

We're an ifamily, we both have iPhones and iPads.  This monitor shows you what's going on in the nursery by way of a free app for any iOS product and now Android too.  The monitor runs off of your wired or wireless network so you don't have the security vulnerability of the traditional radio monitors.  To enable a device to be able to use the monitor you have to configure it individually by a bluetooth connection, so you have to be within close range of the monitor; you can't randomly activate it over the Internet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No poo day #9

So, my hair still feels kind of gross.  I increased the amount of baking soda in my "shampoo" and it felt slipperier than before which is good I think but it still feels cottonny dry.  Add to that super static and it's pretty much awful.

I took a picture yesterday and to me my hair looked kind of greasy but it doesn't look like it in the mirror.  Today's totally a ponytail day, we'll see if it gets better.

Friday, May 24, 2013

No poo day #5

Ok, so a quick update on my no poo adventure.  It still feels really strange to not have any lather when I'm in the shower, but I'm getting used to it.  I still don't know if I'm using enough or if I'm using too much.  Yesterday when I washed it I left the baking soda solution in my hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out.  I've read that you need to rinse it really well, so I did, about 3 times longer than usual.  I either didn't rinse it well enough or I'm in that "cotton hair" period.  The roots of my hair feel like there's powder in it, kind of like rubbing a cotton ball.  It doesn't look powdery at all and isn't greasy so it's fine for me.

Monday, May 20, 2013

No poo day #2

Ok, so I kind of procrastinated at the whole no poo thing, I kept waiting for the right day to potentially make my hair completely unmanageable.  It never came so I decided yesterday was going to be the day.  I made up my new hair cleanser and "conditioner" and put it to the test.

The recipe I used was:

Monday, May 13, 2013

No poo for me?

I've read posts here and there about how ditching shampoo can be the best thing you can do for your hair.  Ever since having O I have had the worst time with my hair.  Aside from it falling out constantly it seems greasy all the time and never feels clean.  I got some new Pantene shampoo made especially for long hair but it's awful, I rinse and rinse but it feels oily right after it dries.  My Herbal Essences shampoo is better, but still not great.  When my hair doesn't feel oily it is perpetually tangled, before O my hair was never really tangly, it was smooth and soft.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Amazon love

I'm the frugal one. I feel like it's a crime to pay full price for anything, if it's not on sale (or even better, clearance) then I don't want to buy it.  In that respect, I also hate spending the time to shop around and I can't seem to get this whole coupon thing. I forget to take them with me, I forget to give them to the cashier, I let them expire.  I just stink at coupons. This is why I <3 Amazon so much.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Am I psychic?

Way back when O would sleep through the night, at least as much as I did.  It was wonderful.  Those days are just a distant memory now and I wonder if it's because either he or I are psychically connected.  I know, I sound crazy.  With the little sleep I've had lately I'm pretty sure I am crazy, but hear me out anyway.