Saturday, October 4, 2014

Multiple Blighted Ovums Means Something

You know what is worse than having a miscarriage? Finding out that you are going to have a miscarriage within the next 10 days or else be scheduled for a D&C.  You can't start to heal until it physically over and the waiting time is extremely painful.  I'm in a waiting period and had a little glimmer of hope that I saw very light spotting when I went to the bathroom a short time ago. I didn't think that I would look forward to the physical part of the miscarriage, but I am. I want it to happen now. I want it to be over with. I want to be able to move on. As long as it is hanging over my head, I can't try to move on.

I just spent the past hour reading about other people's experience with blighted ovum and it's sad that there are so many posts about how a blighted ovum usually only happens once. Blighted Ovum happened twice to me. The first time was before my first son was born. The second was now, four years after he was born.

I was told that it wouldn't hurt much when it bled out, but it was actually quite painful. It was more painful than when I gave birth to my live baby because I didn't have an epidural.  The cramps were incredibly painful and it lasted approximately 3 hours. I bled quite a lot. I found it most comfortable to put a towel on my bed and lay there rather than sitting on a toilet like my doctor said may be helpful for the mess.  The only good news was that once those 3 hours were over, I didn't have any further physical pain. Unlike post-delivery of my healthy son at full-term, recovering after the blighted ovum miscarriage did not cause down time. I didn't need a D&C. I could go on a run that evening if I wanted.  (At least, this was my first experience with blighted ovum. Some people don't fare as well.  We'll see how the second one goes.)

So, here I am again, waiting and waiting in hope that it will happen soon so that I can be done physically and work on healing. Wish me luck that this passes quickly.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Trendy Xtrema FridgeX Food Storage Line

Xtrema FridgeX Food Storage Line and an Easy Meatloaf Recipe
I recently received a trendy food storage set that can be used for both cooking and storage. It is also relatively light-weight and collapsible for easy storage. It is the 16-piece FridgeX Silicone Collapsible Food Storage Set from Xtrema. The photo below shows half of the containers that are fully opened and the other half that are collapsed for easy storage. 
Let me share the product description and then my personal experience with the products. I'll even share a recipe that I made using one of these containers!

Here are the features of the products:
  • Use Hot & Cold: Healthy & SAFE-- FridgeX can be used for both cold meals and baking hot meals. Oven up to 430° F & Microwave safe.
  • Shock-proof: Go from the freezer right to the oven and vice versa … it will always retain its shape.
  • Non-stick & Stain-resistant: Foods don’t stick and they don’t leave behind discoloration or odors.
  • Easy Storage: The pieces collapse down and then nest together for convenient, space-saving storage.
  • Durable: Although lightweight, FridgeX is extremely durable. It will not leach chip, break, or stain.
In my experience, these are trendy because of the great features that they offer. They can be used hot or cold. They can even be used in the freezer! I like that they are durable and easy to clean. They are also easy to store. These are great for trendy moms that have young children since the containers won't shatter if they drop one. My son is a preschooler and he likes to help me to prepare dinner.  I was never able to allow him to help carry containers of food from the refrigerator to the table because our old set was made from glass.  The new Xtrema FridgeX products are great because I am able to let him carry them to the table.