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*Originally posted February 15th, 2009* Holy Goodness! When was the last time you looked at the prices of baby stuff? [Update: This message is even more important now, as DH is currently laid off and seeking a new job. Enginerd positions, anyone? I’ll give you more specifics if you want to know…] Just FYI, if you missed the memo. I am 14 weeks and almost two days pregnant! [Update 36 weeks and almost 5 days pregnant *wink*] Yay!! We are so excited and just starting to look around at the things we will need. It is completely shocking to find out the prices of the crib, pack ‘n play, high chair, swing, car seat, stroller, glider, and on and on. [Updated to add: DIAPERS!! Which we are going full-time cloth to save $$, but starting out is still a kick to the purse strings. We would also like to get. . .
Announcing a fully revised and updated new edition of the only best-selling pregnancy and childbirth guide written by a doctor… Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis, OB/GYNand Judith Schuler, M. S. Sixth Edition My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the category of pregnancy reads, I would say this is one of my favorites and most useful books. In the category of weekly updates of what is most likely happening in your pregnancy, this is by far the best book of it’s kind. I had so many recommendations to read a different book that has been around, but I am so glad that I found this one, in comparison the “other” book has nothing on this one. When curious about this book in it’s republication, I found several negative reviews that talked about how it could cause a person to become neurotic knowing all the possible things. . .
New Mom’s Guide to Dealing with Dad, The by Susan Besze Wallace New moms run into a host of new challenges once baby arrives, including getting back into shape, developing a parenting style, readjusting schedules, and interacting with their husbands in new ways. With compassion and humor–and always the privilege of motherhood in mind–The New Mom’s Guides go straight to the heart of these matters, offering moms guidance and encouragement in this new season of life. Each of the four books in the series offers real advice from women who have been there, done that, and want other moms to benefit from their trials and triumphs. A perfect gift for baby showers, Mother’s Day, or any day, these small volumes are compact enough to take along in an overstuffed diaper bag and designed for the mom who can only find a few minutes of peace each day to read. My. . .
Expecting: Praying for Your Child’s Development-Body and Soul by Marla Taviano Wrap Your New Baby in PrayerJust as the heart of your baby begins to beat and as little ears take shape, speak words of prayer asking for a heart that beats for God and for ears that listen for His leading. This beautiful prayer book will guide you as you pray for your child’s physical growth as well as his or her spiritual growth. The precious forty weeks of creation will become even more meaningful as you reflect on the illustrations that depict your baby’s development. Each week you will be blessed with: – A prayer for your child’s body and soul – A devotional message – A carefully selected scripture – An inspirational quote – A “body and soul” reflection for mom – A space for you to journal your own thoughts and prayersCreate a keepsake you and. . .
The Postpartum Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Postpartum Depression by Paul Meier Eighty percent of all pregnant women struggle with depression during or after their child’s birth. But there is good news about postpartum mood disorders—they are almost 100% treatable. In the definitive guide to postpartum depression, written from a Christian perspective by a team of experts including best-selling author and popular psychologist Dr. Paul Meier (Happiness Is a Choice), The Postpartum Survival Guide explains why this depression occurs, who’s at risk, how to treat it, and where to find God in it all. Coauthor Lynne Johnson, RN, provides a woman’s perspective on the issues of motherhood and depression. Using real-life stories and practical advice from medical professionals, The Postpartum Survival Guide offers hope-filled solutions that will help new mothers enjoy this special time in their lives. Plus, it also contains helpful resource for fathers, family members,. . .
Pregnancy is a very interesting thing and it is incredible the amount of changes that my body is going through. One thing, during the early months of pregnancy that I was not expecting, but was shocked to discover is that my normal natural deodorant was not good enough anymore. It was very upsetting and I had to start using regular stuff, until one day I discovered another natural deodorant specifically for pregnancy from Fairhaven Health and it is fabulous! It works and I can stay natural, which makes me a very happy preggo Mama to be. • Natural, roll-on deodorant designed specifically for pregnant women. • Effective, all-natural ingredients provide long-lasting odor protection. • Subtle, yet fresh scent – ideal for pregnancy. • Contains no harmful forms of aluminum, parabens or propylene glycol. • Formulated by an internationally recognized naturopathic physician • Manufactured in the U.S. by a GMP-certified facility. . .
Squeal! Need I say more? I’ve never been much of a pink person, interesting to see how my individual picks lined up, hah.
*This was originally posted on A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts* *Look for new extra entries opportunities for the Posh Pads giveaway at the end of this post* Today I have an AWESOME guest review on Posh Pads by Margaret from Creative Madness: In case you missed the memo, I am currently 29 weeks pregnant, with about 11 weeks to go. I am so eager to meet my little girl, but goodness me do I even know my body anymore? Some days I sincerely wonder… When, my Mama blogging buddy Lindsey from A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts asked me if I would do a guest review for her Bamboo for Baby event, I thought sure, that would be great, one less thing for me to buy, yet to enjoy. To find out even more about Posh Pads, see Lindsey’s original Posh Pads Giveaway post (giveaway ends June 5, so hurry and get your. . .
Stretch marks are probably one of the banes of pregnancy for most women. When I first became pregnant I was terrified of after pregnancy what my poor stretched out belly would appear to look like. At 7 weeks, to me and my husband I was already showing a bit, but it was not until my third or fourth month when the first dreaded stretch mark appeared. Soon after a friend of mine acquired a fabulous product for me that I wanted to share with you today. Dream Belly info straight from their website: DreamBelly is uniquely formulated to address the dermatological needs of pregnant women during times of sudden bodily change – particularly when bellies are dramatically growing and delicate tissues and sensitive skin are required to rapidly expand. More than just a deep-moisturizing skin cream, Dream Belly was designed specifically for the dermatological demands of pregnancy, and works in. . .