July 31, 2012

Product Review- Soleil Savvy Razor

So I got to try out this razor- it's kind of a cross between a disposable and non-disposable razor.

Each package comes with a handle and 4 blade cartridges.  Once you use up all 4, you just buy a new package, not just refill cartridges.

So far I really like this razor.  I typically buy those cheap-o disposable razors that have like 10 in a package.  I think they have 2 blades each.  They do the job, but I usually have to go over my legs twice to get spots that got missed the first time around.  The Soleil Savvy has 3 blades and has a little bit of pivot at the head to better navigate your curves.  And I didn't have to go back over my legs because this razor got everything the first time!  It's so nice to be able to get a smooth shave, and quickly!

I haven't been using it for very long, so I don't know how long each razor head will last before the blades need replacing.  But since the package comes with 4 cartridges, I'm not too worried about needing to buy new razors for a little while.

I do wonder about the handle though.  If they make it to be disposable after using the heads that come with it, will the handle be in really bad shape by the end or will I be throwing away a perfectly good handle because you can't buy cartridges separately?  Not sure.  I guess I'll find out as I keep using it.

All in all, a good alternative to disposable razors.  And they sent me about a billion coupons too, so let me know if you want some.

My friend Janae tried this razor too, check out her review here.

*I got this razor and coupons for free from BzzAgent*

July 22, 2012

The Verdict is in...

We had our 20 week sonogram on Friday!  Gummy Bear is a wiggly baby, and really flexible too.  At first the ultrasound tech couldn't find out the gender because Gummy Bear was sitting with legs crossed, perfectly covering up.  Eventually, she sent me to the bathroom to empty my bladder and we tried again.  This time, we were able to see that....

Aaron and I are both really excited.  I was smiling like crazy for the whole day after we found out.  I had really thought it would be a girl, but I think that's just because I kept seeing all the cute girl baby outfits at the store and wanted an excuse to get them :)  Aaron says he knew it was a boy all along!

Aaron's going to be such a good daddy- I have no doubts about that!

As far as we could tell from the ultrasound, Gummy Bear is doing well, even if he is a little camera shy (he was covering his face with crossed arms for part of the time too) and he's measuring in with an estimated arrival date of December 12.  The ultrasound tech said that measurements are normal as long as they are within 14 days of the due date, which is December 10.  So probably our due date won't change based on this sonogram.

Can't wait to meet him in about 20 weeks!

July 16, 2012

Gummy Bear Update- 19 Weeks

Just got back from the doctor, checking up on Gummy Bear.  And I got to hear the heartbeat again.  (Doctor: "Couldn't be any more perfect if we tried!")  It's so reassuring to hear that sound- it's been 5 weeks since the last visit and I was getting anxious.  Sometimes it's hard to remember that there is a very good reason I'm tired and fat and sick all the time!

But I've also been feeling pokes and flutters in my belly recently!  At first I wasn't sure if it was the baby or not, but it's happened enough now that I'm fairly certain when I'm feeling Gummy Bear dancing and swimming around in there.  (I still have times when I doubt though, especially when I'm feeling bloated and/or gassy... hey, no one said pregnancy was comfortable!)

But Aaron and I are REALLY looking forward to finding out Gummy Bear's gender!  It's really coming up- our sonogram is scheduled for the end of the week!  (Vote on the poll above- do you think we're having a boy or a girl?)  Let's see what the old wives have to say:
  • Chinese Gender Predictor:  Based on my age and conception month.  GIRL.
  • Carrying: If you carry low, it's a boy; high, it's a girl. NOT SURE?  I don't feel like I'm carrying especially high or low...
    Heart Rate:  Girl is over 140bpm, boy is under 140bpm.  GIRL.
  • Feet Temperature: Boys cause cold feet, girls don't change mom's feet temp. GIRL.
  • Morning Sickness:   Have it?  Girl.  Not so much?  Boy.  GIRL.
  • Cravings:  Craving sweets = girl. Craving salty/sour = boy.  BOY.  I haven't been craving salty/sour foods so much, but I've been pretty anti-sweets since I got pregnant.
  • Boobs:  Which one is bigger?  Left = girl. Right = boy.  GIRL.
  • Sleeping Position:  Preference for the left side means a boy, preference for the right means a girl. GIRL.
  • Headaches:  Boys cause headaches, girls don't.  GIRL.  (I've had headaches, but no more than before I was pregnant.)
  • Sympathy Weight:  If the husband gains weight, it's a girl.  If not, a boy.  BOY. (I think)
  • Opinion of the Mom-to-be:  In a study that asked women with no previous knowledge about their baby's sex, the moms-to-be correctly guessed the gender of their baby 71% of the time.  GIRL.
Looks like the old wives are leaning toward guessing girl?   Either way, we are excited to find out!  Hopefully Gummy Bear will cooperate this week!