Archive for January, 2012

1 New Thing

I try my hardest to learn at least one new  thing everyday. It keeps me fresh and new and makes me more excited about the day In front of me. Now since I’ve become pregnant, I’ve had no problem learning at least one new thing every day if not more than that. One thing I learned recently, I decided to share with you since it could possibly be a helpful little piece of info!

As you probably know by now, I have been on a hunt for bottles for the new baby… We call him Thor at home, just for fun since we don’t know the gender yet,  anyways, bottle hunt for Thor. I’ve been searching everywhere online for a bottle brand called mOmma that I found a few months ago. It’s a kind of crazy design and really caught my eye. The bottles are round, and come with softest nipple I’ve ever felt on a bottle before. The nipple is supposed to pull out as the baby sucks on it which allows the holes under the head of the nipple to let air into the bottle.

Anyways, can’t find them anywhere. They are an eastern Asian country and don’t have stores here in the states. Crazy thing is, and this is part of my new learning thing, Wal-mart had them on their website! Now they don’t carry them in most stores, and they most certainly don’t carry the full line of products. What I did find out was that Lansinoh has partnered with mOmma and somehow Wal-Mart got ahold of these bottles. Best part of the whole deal is… Anything you find online on Wal-Mart’s website, you can have shipped to your house for a shipping fee, or you can have it shipped to your local Wal-Mart for free and pick it up at the store! Woo! So that’s what I did anyways, and here’s what the bottle looks like.

5oz mOmma in box

This is how the single bottles come in box when you order them from Wal-Mart’s site. This is just a single 5oz.

mOmma

This is how it looks outside of the box. Round shape makes it easy for baby to grab onto the bottle and learn to hold on their own. The only thing I wasn’t happy about when I got the bottle home was that the air vent that is made to let the air into the bottle as baby eats is not there. There is a hole in the nipple but not in the right place and not going into the bottle as a vent.

The american website is http://www.mommatechnology.com/ so you can go ahead and check it out. Let me know if you do! I’ve got Adiri Natural Nursers on the way so once they arrive, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think!

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Pumpkin Pie & Apple Crisp

Ten and a half weeks and GROWING!!!

I feel like the most widely heard way people guess that they are prego is because they get morning sickness. Now I’m not trying to brag, but in my ten and a half weeks, I still have yet to throw up! I’m feeling good about it mostly because I have a good friend who gets SOOO sick every pregnancy that she has to go into the hospital and get hooked up to an IV a couple times a week. I think it’s a blessing to not be throwing up every five minutes.

Being almost at the end of the first trimester of this pregnancy, my partner and I are just about ready to start telling the most important people in our lives that we want to know about our exciting news! We will be telling my parents, and the rest of my immediate family members. We also decided to tell the people we plan to ask to be God Parents. On top of that, I’ll have to tell me boss so we are prepared in August when baby gets here.

The most fun part so far has been deciding on baby products that we’re going to use! Although I had most things picked out already, it’s been fun showing “D” (my partner) why I chose these products and why we all are going to love them! Most of them we will be ordering online, but I decided that as soon as they come in, I’ll share with you all the reasons behind the decisions and the plan behind the chaos.

Como Tomo Bottles

So far, we’ve gotten in BOTTLES!!! Of course we won’t know what type of bottle the baby will like or what will work best for him, but I found a few that I liked. We only ordered a few for now since it’s still early, but I’ll tell you why I chose them and why he loves them.

The Como Tomo bottles are silicone. They consist of the bottle, the nipple, the neck and the cap. Main reasons I chose these bottles are because of the air vents in the base of the nipples. They let air into the bottle every time baby sucks and keeps the baby from getting colic. The best part of the vents is that they don’t leak while they are doing their job! I also love that the silicone and the shape of the bottle make it easy for baby to grab onto the bottle and hold it himself. After hearing about the other benefits of the bottle, I think the most exciting part of the bottles for “D” was that they can be turned inside out to be cleaned so he doesn’t have to use a brush or try and get his large hands into the bottles to clean them.

So until the next fun toys come in, I’m off to eat my fresh apple crisp.

 

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Let’s Start at The Beginning…

I’m going to try and stay as clean as possible while telling you all about the changes that will occurring with me and my body, relationship, life… I guess everything. I am also going to be as honest and realistic as possible. I won’t make anything sound better of worse than it really is, but I also will be giving my opinion, and explaining what is going on with me and not the stereotypical woman in my situation. So here it goes!

I’M PREGNANT!

Woo, sure felt good to get that out. According to the nice lady on the phone at the doctor’s office I’ve been growing a little human being inside of me for a little over 9 weeks now. Did I know? Not until I had a really off day and told my hunny that we HAD to go pick up a test. Although I had been expecting it for a little while, and one of my closest friends, who also happens to be prego, was pretty much begging me to go get conformation, I was still just telling myself my period was coming… Boy was I wrong.

My wonderful mother, whom I have yet to inform of my situation at this point in time, is actually the one who made me decide to get the test in the first place. I was asking her questions about her pregnancies and whether or not she had been very sick during them the last time I was home. She informed me that of course I made her the sickest of all and that she lost so much weight due to first off, not being able to keep anything down, and second, anything she did manage to keep in her stomach seemed to come shooting out the other end… in liquid form of course. So my poor mother spent the first trimester of her pregnancy with my on the toilet or with her head in it, but informed me that with my brothers, it was mainly the diarrhea that caused her to remain in the bathroom for the beginning stages of gestation.

After a long day at work, and an espresso shot too many in my last coffee, where did I find myself but at home, on the toilet, praying that this was not really what I was thinking it was, and that I was just having a bad day. By the time I was able to leave the bathroom for longer than a period of 5 minutes, I knew it was time to take the test. Off we went to the nearest Walgreen’s to get to the bottom of whatever was going on, and within 30 seconds of getting home, we knew. Of course I had informed my pregnant friend (we’ll call her K) that I was going to buy a test and she wanted a play-by-play of the details. K is now elated that she has another pregnant buddy to share all her fun with, and I am hoping I make it through all this is 1 piece!

I pray that I leave you all in good health and I will be back to share more of the excitement with you next time.

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