Monday, September 28, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
-Don't worry about diapers the hospital will have lots of diapers.
-Since I breastfeed I always bring my breast feeding pillow it starts the feeding out as close to the conditions at home and it will make for a seamless transition to nursing at home
-Bring lots of outfits babies poop a lot and normally in my experience it is a blow out so make sure you have plenty of changes of clothes (My favorite outfits are footed zip up onesies they are so easy in the beginning and warm for your little one)
-If you plan to have any pictures done bring a cute outfit or two for the photos. My mom always crochets a beautiful blanket that is the center piece for our pictures.
-The baby book it is so much easier after you have your baby to let the staff take care of the handprints and footprints. You are going to have a lot going on and it is one less thing to worry about
-Newborn mittens or socks Your little one is going to have zero control over their hands and will probably end up scratching their face with those newborn talons.
-Car seat you gotta have it to get your little one home. If at all possible install the base before you get to the hospital so you are ready to go when it is time. When it was time to go I didn't want to spend another minute at the hospital.
-I have great intentions of reading a book or coloring something non stressful to distract me and every time I bring them they are never used. It isn't going to stop me from packing it this time though you never know. Music if this helps you with stress.
-The hospital will provide some oh so stylish underwear and pillow sized pads. Even though they seem a little odd I use them. But I always bring some underwear that I don't care if they get ruined.
-Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap for your shower. I remember being pretty weak in the shower so my washing time was subpar but it is nice to have the chance to wash off.
-A comfy nightgown that you don't mind if it get ruined in the hospital.
-If you wear contacts bring your glasses you never know if your eyes are going to be irritated with labor or any medicines you need to have
-I could care less about shaving my legs at the hospital I personally think you get a free pass after labor but some ladies have to shave so don't forget all your shaving items.
-Lip balm Your lips get really dry and chapped partly due to the sterile environment in the hospital
-A maternity outfit to go home in unfortunately you are still going to have to wear some of your pregnancy clothes in spite of all the delivery you just experienced.
-A charger for your phone/laptop whatever electronic you are planning on bringing.
For your Partner
A lot of partners don't think about packing but you might have to take the reigns on this
-Some changes of clothes for your partner with toiletries
-Try to remember to bring their chargers for their electronics. They won't forget the electronics the chargers are a different story
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Aurorae Aqua is a high quality towel that is durable and long lasting. It has great absorbency and it is really big at 32"x 68". We had the opportunity this past weekend to try out this towel for ourselves at the beach. It is a soft and plush towel and it would easily work as a towel blanket on the beach for 2. The color towel is a beautiful blue (Carribbean Blue) and it was really absorbent. It folded down really well even though it is a big towel it didn't take up a lot of room in my beach bag. This towel is made by a company that mainly has yoga products and this is their entry into a sport and swim towel. Another thing that really impressed me about this towel is that it dried much quicker than the 2 other towels we brought to the beach. They were still soaking when we arrived home from our time out but the Aurorae Aqua towel was dry which was pretty unbelievable.
***This product was sent to me in exchange for a review from Aurorae Yoga. No other compensation was exchanged for this review. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
Monday, September 21, 2015
We are doing a girls toys giveaway for 2 great toys for your little princess to celebrate my little ones impending arrival very soon!!!!
This prize pack is valued at $50.a Rafflecopter giveaway
***This prize package is not sponsored or affiliated with Fisher Price. The winner of this prize has one week to claim their prize. Winner entries will be verified. US residents only.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Their prices are
Infants 0-3 free
4 months-11 months $6+tax
1 year-5 years $10+tax
Don't forget your socks not just for your little one but for you too.
Friday, September 11, 2015
My boy has been doing a lot of reading lately and he helped me with the review of this book. It was an easy to read for a level 2 can read with help. The story kept my boy interested and there were a lot of illustrations that brought the story to life. It told the story very simply and easy to understand. Happy to have a book that brings a bible story to life for my little one. My boy especially was blown away by the age of Noah in print. It was pretty detail oriented for a kids book but not in an uninteresting way. If you are interested in buying this book for your little one it is available at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Noahs-Voyage-Read-Adventure-Bible/dp/0310746833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441985221&sr=1-1&keywords=noah%27s+voyage
***This book was provided to me for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for a review. No additional compensation was received in exchange for my honest review.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Let me start by saying I am well aware that Wednesdays are early release day at school. The first Wednesday of the school year last year they skipped early release and started the 2nd week and there were other instances of Wednesdays being full days throughout the year. The school system is crazy about sending out automated messages with reminders or information. I received a call on Tuesday night about Car Line Rules and no mention was made of an early release day the following day. The first early release day they had signs up to remind everyone. So I figured if it is an early release day surely there would be signs up. On Wednesday morning there were no signs and no reminders. The thought crossed my mind to call the school but I didn't I was busy. Then came the call at 2:30 that my son was in the office waiting to be picked up and it is an early release day. I quickly rushed to the school and the office was full of kids that hadn't been picked up. A reminder would have been nice but I felt horrible that I didn't follow through to find out for sure. I have been forgiven by my boy with a promise to always come early on Wednesday. I won't miss another Wednesday again buddy.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Friday, September 4, 2015
If you are interested in learning more about Lemon Lily Tea Room http://www.thelemonlilytearoom.com
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