Wednesday, November 26, 2008

5 Minutes For Mom Giveaways!


I have been reading 5 Minutes for Mom ever since the Bloggy Carnival when I first started blogging. Now, I'm entering all their Christmas Giveaways...how fun. They have gifts for your children, your home and ...you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Baby Thoughts...

I am very excited about this new baby! I haven't been to the OB yet, but will go Monday...can't wait to get my first pictures taken!

I'm giving myself daily injections of Lovenox to make sure that I don't get another DVT (blood clot). It's not my favorite thing to do, but it's really worth it!

I did an online due date calculator and it came out to be July 9, 2009...but I suppose it could be earlier if the doctor suggests this one be a C-section...oh yeah, I'm not 45, but I'm considered "high risk". I guess I'll find out what special treatment this label will get me!

DH wants to find out the sex and I don't. He says he'll find out and gladly keep it secret from me...even if I bug him...we'll see how that goes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scootababy Baby Carrier vs. Mei Hip Baby Carrier

Ellaroo Mei Hip Baby Carrier
Scootababy Hip Carrier

So many people have asked the question about which of these two carriers are best. Of course, the answer depends on the person and what their specific babywearing needs are. Both of these carriers are meant to be used on the babywearer's hip. So, if you have a baby that prefers to ride on your hip...look no further!

The Ellaroo Mei Hip Baby Carrier is an organic baby carrier. It is unstructured. By this I mean that the waist and strap that goes over the shoulder is floppy and not stiff. A positive of this is that you don't feel restricted with the Mei Hip and it folds up small. A negative of this is that it doesn't give you as much support as a structured carrier. You can wear the Mei Hip with babies that are only a few weeks old-toddlerhood.

The Scootababy Hip Carrier is made from super high quality materials....malden mills fleece and large, custom buckles. Scootababy is a structured carrier. This means that the waist on the Scootababy Baby Carrier has some stiffness to it (and bulk) in order to distribute the weight of your baby between your shoulder, back and hips/waist. The pro of this is that your baby will feel lighter because of the structured waist, but a con is that it's a little more restrictive for the babywearer and it makes the carrier not as easy to fold up and stuff in a diaper bag. The Scootababy Hip Carrier is made to be used with babies 5 months old-toddlerhood.

I have both carriers and I can say that they both have their purposes. Right now, Kaelin is going through a "no baby carrier/babywearing" stage (cry). She'll rarely let me put her on my back, but she will let me put her on my hip and the Scootababy is the carrier that I reach for. I can even go for a walk around the block and not have an achy shoulder or neck when I'm wearing the Scootababy. I know that it's from the structured waist on the Scootababy.

Both Scootababy and the Mei Hip are available at Heavenly Hold and if you find one of them (or any other carrier) that you like, I'm currently allowing customers to put carriers on layaway and pay a little each week for however many weeks they need. I realize that carriers are expensive, but they shouldn't have to be a luxury item...as far as I'm concerned, they're a neccessary baby item!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Teething Bling Sale!!

Teething Bling by Smart Mom Jewelry is one of my favorite, innovative, mom products. No need to give up wearing jewelry once you have a curious baby that likes to tug and suck on your necklaces. Teething Bling is jewelry that is 100% safe for your baby to tug, chew and suck on. It's PVC free, BPA free, lead free, phlthlate free and it's made from the same material as teething toys, but looks like stone.
Teething Bling has some new colors out...the Sweet Tooth colors and Metallics! You can see them at Heavenly Hold. AND you can take 15% off of your Teething Bling order now through the end of November with the code: BLING15 at checkout.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kaelin Are You Hungry?



Lately, my daughter has not been a very good eater. Off and on this has happened, but we've been "off" for a while now. Monday was lasagnae (yum!) and she shook her head and refused and disdainfully shouted "NO!" Kaelin ate a few carrots and some strawberry applesauce...or rather "drank some applesauce" as seems to be her new thing.

Last night I made a great creation! Potatoes O'Brien, Smoked Turkey Sausage, green and red chopped peppers and eggs and cheese all cooked on the skillet together. I actually got a little excited because I thought she was going to eat some turkey sausage and eggs because she grabbed right for them, but...they ended up on the floor. Kaelin ate: mozzarella cheese, crackers and mandarin oranges.

I tried just not giving her anything and letting her be angry and have to sit in her high chair, but she DOES NOT give in.