LaborLooks Maternity Gowns

It was about two years before AppleBlossom was born that I started blogging and I was a quilt blogger first, and then a book blogger. But when I became pregnant the first time all that changed as naturally I wanted to share the word about some fabulous products that I just fell in love with during my maternity months, and then soon after baby months. While in the two years since she was born I have come across some of my favorite products, by far my most favorite maternity product was something that I got to use during OrangeBlossom’s birth and how I wish I had it when AppleBlossom was born. After AppleBlossom was born we had an extended and highly unpleasant stay in the maternity ward. I know that LaborLooks Maternity Gowns would have helped! This time around in pregnancy I couldn’t help but want one, so I begged. . .

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The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen {Review}

In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the whole holiday. Joy’s patience runs out as the baby’s mishaps pile up. A sweet surprise turns the tables on Joy, who eventually appreciates what her baby brother adds to the holiday.

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ryan Wood pair perfectly for this funny holiday book with a sibling-appreciation message that will make readers laugh and sing along with every reading.

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Making Babbies…

When I was a child I had a “lamb babbie”. It was a two piece flannel blanket that my aunt made me. I literally loved it to pieces. I was about nine or so, when a cleaning lady at my cousin’s house disposed of it while we were gone for the day. Needless to say I was devastated. But in her defense, I guess I should admit that it was in shreds. So much so that I actually kept it in a lingerie mesh wash bag so as to not lose anymore pieces. *ahem* My sister came up with something all too fabulous for babbies when it came to her girls. She bought the good ole Gerber Flat Fold Diapers (disastrous idea for cloth diapering, but fabulous for burp cloths and babbies)! She dyed them using Rit Dye, blue for her oldest girl, green for her middle girl, and then. . .

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Pirose for Nursing

Invented by a nursing mother, Pirose is a lightweight, breathable nursing scarf like no other on the market. Designed for new mothers who refuse to sacrifice style for function, the revolutionary Pirose works as a multi-way nursing scarf and fashion accessory providing discreet coverage and a stylish touch.

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More Pink and Purple Please!!!

Life is slowly calming down… We closed on our house 3/18 and moving took a few weeks. We are fully in our new house and hopefully our former rental has a new tenant so we’ll be done with that! 20 weeks pregnant, with a 20 month old helper. We just found out it’s another girl! So I’m in the market for internet nicknames. As you may know, I’m CherryBlossomMJ, my toddler is AppleBlossom and my husband is the Enginerd. So what ____Blossom suggestions do you have for our new addition? We got internet back on March 24th, but then we’ve had a few days here and there without power that has really slowed me down with the blog… and it’s storming today… so until I can get a special serge protector I’m a little worrisome about being online too long. (Macs don’t take kindly to power outages…) So it’s a. . .

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Potty Training Girls the Easy Way

Why are girls ready for toilet training earlier than boys are? Why are girls more prone to accidents? How do I know if my daughter is ready? From the authors of Potty Training Boys the Easy Way, this guide provides a clear, step-by-step plan for training girls, including strategies for making potty-time fun, parenting differently for different personalities, and handling specific situations, such as what to do when there is no toilet nearby and ways to stay dry throughout the night. Practical and reassuring, Potty Training Girls the Easy Way will give your family the confidence to successfully achieve this important milestone.

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Baby Bond – Modest Nursing & Conversing

BabyBond Original is worn like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. Wear with shirts that are accessible to nurse from the top. Separate the layers of fabric to achieve latch on. Double panel keeps breast covered above and below. Mom’s postnatal belly and back remain covered with her own shirt. Built-in 9 x 12″ double layer terry velour burp cloth. Rolls up compact and stores in matching pouch. Machine washable. 100% cotton. Made in USA.

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AppleBlossom Less than 1st Percentile

In previous posts, you may have heard minute mention about my daughter AppleBlossom being small. Well today we went to see an Endocrinologist. Our pediatrician said, it was not “absolutely necessary” at this point, but might be a good starting point to see why she is so small. Her height is fine with an average mama and above average father (according to the endocrinologist) at 30 inches, she’s growing there fine, I believe that is now the 25th percentile, when she had been steady at the 10th. Not a problem, just fine and neat. It is her weight that is in question. Up until about 12 months she was right on proportionally, but then she lost weight, and has since then not really gained any back. No it was not when she started walking and no it was not when she changed from 100% breast milk to some whole milk. . .

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Winter Clothes???

It’s cold. Really cold. What am I suppose to dress AppleBlossom in? The rental house we’re in has gas heat, so we’re keeping it low and have a few little electric space heaters to save some money. It works, but it’s still cold in whatever area the space heater is not. I’m good with long johns, long sleeves, sweater, jeans whatever, but what about my daughter? I know the whole layers bit, but what kind of layers? Today she is in a onsie, fleece pants, and a fleece shirt set. But that’s the only one of those I have in her current size. Right now she’s wearing some 12 months, some clothing her torso is toward an 18 month size, but her legs are definitely still in the 12 month size. I’m not sure what the onsie is she’s wearing today, but one she wore last week was a Carter’s. . .

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Neatnik Saucer Review & GIVEAWAY

Neatnik Saucer® Coulson’s Crib, LLC Neatnik Saucer® is a patented, mom-invented product that keeps food and toys off the floor and covers everything within baby’s reach while dining in a restaurant. It’s an integrated high chair liner, placemat and germ barrier that works with restaurant high chairs. With Neatnik Saucer in place, Mom can relax knowing that dirty high chairs and tables are no longer a health risk. The sturdy rim and toy fasteners keep food and playthings off the ground, eliminating parent frustration and embarrassment over spills and dropped toys. High chair straps fit through openings in the seat liner and should always be used to secure baby in the seat. Stylish and safe, Neatnik Saucer is available in a variety of water-resistant fabrics that are easily cleaned with disinfectant baby wipes or soap and water. It measures 28 inches in diameter to define baby’s space at the table, yet. . .

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Boon Odd Ducks – Not Your Average Rubber Ducky

Have you seen the Boon Odd Ducks? They are awesome! As a matter of fact the more I learn about Boon products, the more impressed I am. AppleBlossom’s first rubber ducky experience was not quite a normal one either though, as that Elegant Baby duck is lavender with white polka dots… Not Your Average Rubber Ducky. Kids are all different shapes and sizes, shouldn’t rubber ducks come that way too? Meet Slim, Bob, Jane and Squish. We’re not trying to encourage a rubber ducky smackdown, but Odd Ducks are PVC-free, unlike those other mucky ducks. And ours do not hold water, so they won’t grow that black mold that kids always try to suck out. Meet Jane, she’s my favorite. Her only downfall is that after a good bit of play she started to take on water. She’s not suppose to do that, but we still love her anyway. (It. . .

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Robeez – October deals!

AppleBlossom’s latest shoes she picked out herself. Surprisingly I haven’t found a picture of her in them, but I’m sure there are plenty somewhere. Our Robeez are to go-to pair of shoes for a quick run in the driveway or to go out and help daddy. They are especially great while we are in between sizes on our beloved pediped shoes. Free Shipping* on orders of 2 pairs of Robeez Footwear or more! –Restrictions: Offer applies to contiguous U.S. and Canadian addresses only Let us help you determine the right shoe for your baby or toddler with our detailed shoe type descriptions! Find the right shoe for your baby or toddler with Robeez’s detailed shoe type descriptions.

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No Slippy Hair Clippy — Clipettes!

We love our NSHC collection. Nothing else will do quite the same and I’m just ecstatic about their new collection of Clipettes! Could Clipettes be any cuter? As of July, the latest innovation from No Slippy Hair Clippy introduced five different bows all created from top-quality solid grosgrain ribbon! These modern ribbon prints and bows are a perfect everyday value! Clipettes are fully lined grosgrain hair clips, and feature No Slippy’s trademark “non-slip clip” design, to hold the wispest hair securely without damaging it. And to make them completely irresistible, Clipettes bow range from $4.95-5.95 USD Clipettes – cuter than ever, and hair to stay! www.hairclippy.com My kid is cute. There is absolutely no way that anyone can argue that AppleBlossom is not one cute little girl. Yet, part of that cuteness shines through when she is wearing these adorable baby clothes made for cuteness and then her hair is. . .

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