Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alva Baby OS Diaper Giveaway!

I wish this was a post about my own review and giveaway of the Alva Baby OS pocket diaper. Sadly it isn't but head on over to Purple Baby Brigade for her review and giveaway of this versatile diaper. Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

$120 cloth diaper giveaway!!!

One of my favorite blogs is Change-Diaper.com (formerly known as Fitteds and Pockets and Snappi's, oh my!). Her cloth diaper reviews are great, she includes lots of photos so you can really see the diapers. To celebrate having 1000 followers she is hosting a $120 cloth diaper package giveaway! Check out her blog for more info and good luck!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And we're back!

My last post was September 13, 2010. Not so coincidently, that is the day I went into labor. My precious little boy is now 5 months old. Wow how time has flown. Having a baby is so much more time and energy consuming than I ever could have imagined. We took all the classes and read several parenting books but really there is no way to prepare for the life changing event of having a baby. I am so thankful that my husband is such a great team player and really does do his fair share of caring for our baby. Even with a great partner we both became exhausted from the high demands of a newborn very quickly. We were zombies for the first 3 months and it still amazes me that our bodies can function with such high stress and on so little sleep. My son has taught me so much about myself in the last 5 months. He has shown me that I am capable of more than I thought and continues to keep me on my toes. I plan to blog more frequently and share some of my favorite this about being a mom.

Monday, September 13, 2010

$1000 Super Stash Diaper Giveaway!

Want to win some fluff? Head over to cloth diaper blog. They are having a giveaway worth $1000. There are 4 great prizes:
Grand Prize – $500 gift certificate to Diaper Junction to buy whatever you want!
1st prize – 12 pack Fuzzi Bunz One size diapers in your choice of colors
2nd prize– GroVia “Half Time” Package in your choice of colors.
3rd prize – 6 pack bumGenius! 4.0 One size pocket diapers in choice of colors.

The giveaway ends October 12th so hurry over to enter. Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cloth Diaper OORAH Event

Coupon Mommy of 3 is having a cloth diaper giveaway event over at her blog. Check it out if you would like to win some great fluff. The event lasts through the month of September so there will be lots of winners.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A wrench in the plan

38 Weeks and what a crazy week it has been. My pregnancy was going pretty smoothly until...

I had my 37 week checkup last Thursday and my doctor informed me that my blood work showed my platelet levels were dropping significantly below normal. Very early in my pregnancy they were found to be low but she said now they had dropped further. I am going to a Hematologist tomorrow to discuss causes/treatment. She also told me that most anesthesiologists wont administer an epidural in patients with low platelets because of the risk of bleeding into the spine and causing permanent damage (yikes!). I am a little scared because although I would like to see how it goes during labor before electing for pain medication, I would really like to have the epidural available to me if I want it. Many other pain killers are also off the table because they thin your blood. My doctor suggested that she would like to induce me later this week before the levels get dangerously low. At a certain point, the routine things to do is completely put the patient under general anesthesia and perform a c-section to avoid risking internal bleeding with a vaginal delivery. I am crossing my fingers and praying that when I visit the Hematologist tomorrow, he finds that my platelets have improved and I can safely have an epidural (whether I am induced or not). If I am not this lucky, I will probably take the induction even if it means having to do it without medication. :cringe:

Car seat

Here in California, the Highway Patrol offers a free service where they will inspect and install car seats to ensure they are being used properly. We decided to take advantage of this service and I am so glad we did. My car is equipped with the LATCH system for installing car seats, but when we tried to install the base as per the car seat instructions it did not feel snug and secure in there. The officer told us that we were correct in installing the seat in the center of the back seat but that instead of hooking the LATCH hooks to the ones hidden under the middle seat, we had hooked them to the ones for the side seats. I was a little embarrassed, but considering the correct hooks are only a couple inches away from the incorrect ones I bet we aren't the only ones who make this mistake. Boy does that couple inches make a big difference. The officer also explained to us how the harness and straps should be adjusted which may seem like common sense but I appreciated him explaining it so that when we leave the hospital we can feel confident that we are actually securing him in there properly.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

Here I sit at 35 weeks and 3 days. I feel giant, I can't even imagine how I will feel over the next 4-5 weeks. little t has been so active lately and boy is he strong! I can see his kicks and punches popping out all over my belly. I am very appreciative when he kicks out and not up into my ribs or down into my bladder. He gets the hiccups at least once a day. They are usually so low in my pelvis that only I can feel them. Yesterday they were up by my belly button, so his daddy could feel them too. I sure hope that doesn't mean he has gone from head down to head up!

His room is almost done, I will post some pictures when it is. We just need to get the curtains up. I can't wait for my little guy to be here but I am so nervous because I don't know a thing about being a mommy. I hope as baby is delivered, so too is my standard issue delivery of mommy knowledge. Happy Friday and have a good weekend, everyone!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cloth Diaper giveaway event

Coupon Mommy of 3 is having a cloth diaper week where she is reviewing and giving away several cloth diapers. Today she posted a Softbums giveaway. I have been eyeing this diaper for a while and am dying to try it out on my little one, I hear such great things. Head on over to her blog this week to win yourself some cloth diapers.

Manic Mother

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday!

Well here I am at 33 weeks and 3 days, is it over yet??? I do find myself saying "its hot in here" an awful lot lately. My poor husband tries to be understanding but with the A/C on full blast in the car he starts turning into a popsicle. The crib and mattress came and although it took a couple hours to get it together it looks beautiful. Now I just need to get a dust ruffle and some curtains to make it look complete.

This weekend is an in person cloth diaper workshop hosted by a local mom who owns and runs angelbunz.com. My husband and I are going to attend together and he will get his first taste of prefolds. We have both been leery of them and are hoping that some hands on practice will help us with confidence before we order a bunch for our little one.

Those of you who cloth diaper, what covers do you find work best for a newborn? I have heard good things about Thirsties XS covers. What about the duos, I don't want anything too bulky but I'd like to get something he can wear for more than 2 weeks as well. Know what I mean?