Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Long overdue review on mederma stretch mark cream

On a previous post a few months ago I announced that I was going to start using the mederma for stretch marks cream and that I was going to share my results with all of you.I started it on 3/16/10.I did use it faithfully (missing an application a day once in a while, but rarely)for about 6 weeks straight 2 times each day like it says.And I have to honestly say that I have seen results.The marks are way less purple/dark than they were.They were about 60% better in color if I had to put a percentage on it.They have shrunk in size too. I am sure some of this can be attributed to my weight loss.But honestly I don't think all of it since I was using the cream quite a while ago and that is when I was starting to see results.I was losing weight then too but had not lost very much at all at that point.My end point for the cream would have been approximately April 19th.The cream does say you can continue use it for even better results which I have not done but I have considered.I do have before pictures that I took on March 16 so I know exactly what my marks used to look like. I looked at them after the 6 weeks were up and so did hubby we both noticed a large difference at that point.Of course now my marks are even better due to time and weight loss (they are almost the same color as the surrounding skin now and have shrunk even more) but there was a large difference even then.I don't think I am brave enough to post before and after pics on here but trust me DH and I both saw the results.

So my honest opinion of this product is that yes it is a bit pricey but there seems to be decent discount coupons available (at least $4.00) for it since it is new (which I used one back In march when I bought mine)

The availability used to be more difficult but I have now seen it more places.Walgreens, target, CVS, etc.

The smell, well I guess that is a personal opinion thing, and well I didn't like it at all. I would much rather have a yummy smell like a coconut or fruity fun smell.This smells like bad public restroom air freshner. Hard to describe has a "sharp" scent.I disliked it so much and it seemed to dry my hands out that I put plastic baggies over my hands before I applied it,the smell stays on hands even after washing them. (cheaper than gloves and I already had them in the house)

Results....I did indeed see results as I stated above.Would I buy again yes,am I hoping they change the scent heck yes! I am actually going to contact them to make a comment about it.

So in closing I will say that if you are looking for something that may give you results this is it. You might like the smell, I didn't. You can always were gloves or baggies to apply it (dried my hands out,plus the smell) Here is a link to a $4.00 coupon for you if you like. $4.00 coupon :-) There was also one inside the package I bought for my next purchase.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fund raising to bring home our embie babies

We are getting into crunch time for us and we are still falling short of our needed funds to bring our embie babies home. We had three goals in order to do so. They are and were the following:

1.DH needed to be hired in at his temp job (Done!)

2.I wanted to at least get to my prepregnancy weight before trying again but also wanted to get to my wedding weight preferably. Almost done. Only 1 pound to pregnancy weight and 20 until wedding weight, I know I can get the rest off , I have been walking my butt off and given up ALL, I mean all junk food and bad snacking period :-P (just weighed myself this morning haven't updated my tickers yet

3.The funds have to be raised/saved to bring our precious embies home
(our goal has not been met yet) :-(

What is partially frustrating is that we are spending money to keep them there that we could be saving to bring them home (yeah I know it is impossible to do anything about, storage fees are inevitable and expensive)

We are going to have a yard sale this weekend in hopes of raising some funds towards bringing them home.If anyone has any other fund raising ideas they are more than welcome.Please remember though we are in a relatively small area so things don't always work the same here as they do in bigger areas.

I have also finally added a donate button to my blog.I noticed quite a few fellow bloggers also have them, I thought I would at least have it on there just in case someone felt drawn to help bring our embie babies home.

We were really hoping for a fall or early winter transfer. But I am not sure it is gonna happen at this rate. I have found in my research that my chances of experiencing PPD decrease dramatically if I do not give birth in the winter months, around holidays or have a bad birth experience ( we will be trying to do everything in our power to change that this time too).So if I conceive in the fall/ winter then I will not be giving birth during this time which is optimal. Of course there is the chance that this won't even work, or they won't make the thaw,or...don't even get me started. I still have the same doubts and fears as the first time. But for now my biggest fear and concern is how are we gonna get our babies home.....

My snowflake items

My snowflake items
DH got me these after we officially accepted our set of snowflake babies