Friday, July 12, 2013

Woombie Air and Mox Mittens Review and Giveaway

The Woombie Air is one of the coolest swaddles I've ever seen.  It was designed by a nurse with both safety and comfort in mind. It's perfect for all seasons and allows for proper ventilation.  So no matter what season your baby is born in, the Woombie Air will come in handy.   Heat can easily escape allowing for your baby's body temperature to be properly regulated.  The Woombie Air Swaddle is easy to use and safer than swaddling with a traditional blanket.  

I have always swaddled my babies and I truly believe that it has helped keep them calm and relaxed after coming into this crazy world.  The Woombie Air Swaddle is just going to make my job that much easier.  I plan on using this little gem from my moment my little man is home from the hospital.  

Mox Mittens retail for $14.  They are available in several colors and sizes that range from newborn to 36 months.  These are definitely going to come in handy once my little one makes his arrival.  Clipping their little fingers nails can sometimes just make them sharp.  These Mox Mittens are a great way to keep your baby from scratching himself.  I love that they are long which will make it more difficult for your little one to wiggle them off like a traditional mitten.  

Now for your chance to win a Woombie Air and a set of Mox Mittens!!!

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*Mox Mittens and Woombie Air provided for purposes of this review.  My opinions are, as always, my own. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pregnancy Week 29: 3 Hour Gestational Diabetes Testing and Thigh Cramps

Hey everyone!! I'm recapping week 29 today, as I am now 30 WEEKS PREGNANT!! 10 weeks left to go.  I still can't believe how close I am.  While 10 weeks is still ahead of me, I feel like my due date is right around the corner.  

Since we sold our house, I have no where to nest.  We can't move until we close but it's pointless to prepare for baby in this house.  I have slowly begun to get things for him together.  I will wash his clothes and things as we get closer to his arrival.  For now, I am concentrating on getting the things together that I will need for him in the first few weeks.  Over the next few weeks, I'll get my nursing essentials together and get ready to pack my hospital bag.  I tend to procrastinate but since there is so much confusion going one with moving and everything, I will probably be prepared way in advance.  

I went this week for my 3 hours Gestational Diabetes test.  That test was pretty bad.  The drink made me nauseas and I felt like I was going to puke for the entire 3 hours.  Thankfully, shortly after returning home from the appointment, my doctor called to let me know everything was normal. However, she did mention that I am now anemic, my iron levels are really low.  I am now having to see a nutritionalist and take iron 2x a day.   I'm building up to taking it 2x a day but so far I'm tolerating it.  Iron supplements have made me sick my entire life, so taking them while pregnant leaves a lot to be desired.  

I'm still 141 pounds so I haven't gained any weight this week.  I am actively exercising several times a week and walking at night.

I have a new symptom this week.  I have been having thigh cramps daily.  It has actually been hurting to walk up the stairs.  It's very strange.  My lower back was hurting this week again.  The braxton hicks contractions are getting more intense and are no longer going away after resting or laying down.

Acid reflux
Shortness of breath
Restless legs
Thigh cramping
Braxton Hicks 

Ice (low iron, always does this to me)

Here is this weeks video:

Thank you so much for checking in with me this week!!

10 weeks left to go!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Giveaway!! Baby Journey's Comfy Cozy Tub & Towel Warmer: A Little Luxury For Our Little Ones

Baby Journey's Promise to you:
"Our innovative products offer safe and insightful solutions to make everyday parenting easier so you can focus on what matters most...your baby"

The Comfy Cozy Tub & Towel Warmer set is the perfect gift for every new mom.  This tub grows with baby.  The sling cradles newborns and the extra large tub will accommodate your child up to 2 years old.  The detachable legs adjust the height of the tub so you can reach baby easily.  

The towel warmer is a little bit of added luxury that can be used for the entire family.  It can warm a full sized towel in 10 minutes.  It also warms hooded baby towels, onesies, and blankets safely.  It is also equipped with auto shut off, so that is one less thing a new mommy or daddy has to remember.  

As a mother, I have had many tubs.  I had a sling tub to bath my newborn in when they couldn't be submerged in water.  I had a regular baby tub and when my son's out grew that, I had a tub that was inflatable.  This set eliminates the need for multiple tubs and as it grows with baby, mommy's are happy  they don't need to make additional purchases.  

I love this tub! Now that I am expecting another little man in just a few months, I won't need to pull out an additional tub for him.  I can simply use the sling to bathe the newborn and retract it when it's Declan's (my one year old) turn.  When there is so much baby gear everywhere after a new baby comes home, an item that can be used on two of my kids is awesome.  Anything that can make my life easier, I greatly appreciate.  This has already been an amazing tub and Declan loves it.  I can't wait to use it with our newest addition in just 10 weeks!

The Baby Journey Comfy Cozy Tub & Towel Warmer set make the perfect baby shower gift and can be purchased at Babies R' Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Baby Depot.  

But here is your chance to win this for yourself or as a gift for someone you know who is expecting or trying to conceive.

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*The Baby's Journey Cozy Tub and Towel Warmer set were provide to me for the purposes of this review.  This was not a paid review and my opinions are always my own.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Juppy Baby Walker: Help Your Baby Walk Without Hurting Your Back

Don't break your back to help your baby walk, let the Juppy Baby Walker do the work. 

To be honest, when I first saw this a few months I thought it was gimmicky and something that was totally unnecessary to purchase.  Fast forward to now, I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant and my 12 month old still needs help walking.  Bending over is no longer as easy as it once was and my back hurts twice as quickly.  

The Juppy Baby Walker is like a harness for baby, helping to teach them balance while building their confidence in walking.  It has 2 straps that adjusts for heights between 4'11 and 6'11.  The straps have plush hand grips to insure your comfort while helping baby walk.

For me, the Juppy Baby Walker has been amazing.  It has helped Declan walk, while easing my discomfort that caused me additional lower back pain.  While it's not something we pull out all the time.  We have been using the Juppy around the house and walking to the mail box.  He loves it and you can tell he feels like a big boy and he's proud of himself.  

Thank you so much for reading and checking out my thoughts on the Juppy!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

June's Review In Photos

I wish I was better about doing this every week, but here are some of my favorite pictures from the month of June.  I hope you enjoy!

Declan's first birthday! He loved his cake!

Declan's Cake!

My baby is 1!

Me and Dax at his end of the year program.  Of course, I cried.  My little guy is growing up way to fast!

Kiddy pool action.

My handsome boy.

Nap time with my littlest man.

Silly faces.


Thanks for checking out my month!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pregnancy Week 28: Cravings and Symptoms

Hey everyone!!  It's time to recap week 28.  I am now 29 weeks pregnant and only have 11 more weeks to go.  This momma is totally starting to get pumped!

I went to the doctor this week for my glucose tolerance test and to receive my Rhogam shot because I an RH negative.  The glucose tolerance test is when they give you a sugary drink and make you sit and wait for an hour.  Then at the end of the hour they draw your blood.  For those of you who don't know, if you are RH negative, I am because I have a negative blood type,  you need a shot around 28 weeks.  I'm not a doctor, so I won't go in to the specifics, but I had to get mine this week. 

 After taking the glucose tolerance test, I was notified that I had failed.  =( So sad.  I now have to go back to take the diagnostic test for Gestational Diabetes.  That test is 3 hours long.  I'm not looking forward to that at all.  Diabetes doesn't run in my family, so fingers crossed I just failed the test and the results from the diagnostic test will all be normal.  

My heart burn has continued to get worse this week.  Without a Zantac, I am having trouble eating and drinking just about everything.  My restless legs are now manageable, check out my post on how I've been dealing with them.  

I am up to 141 pounds now.  I'm going to have to start watching what I've been craving.  LOL  I've actually been stress eating with all the stuff going on with selling our house.  It has gotten a bit out of control and I have got to get a handle on it.  

28 weeks and 2 days.  I'm wearing a Coobie Bra. They are seriously the most comfortable things to wear while pregnant! I live in them!!

My new BUMP NEST body pillow.  This is seriously the BEST pregnancy body pillow I have ever used and I've used several. 

Sad and snuggled with my Bump Nest pillow.  I just failed my glucose tolerance test.  

Check out this weeks video:

Thanks for checking in withe me this week!


Friday, July 5, 2013

Getting Relief From Restless Legs With Zensah and Mama Mio Lucky Legs

Since I became pregnant, I knew it was inevitable that I would get restless legs.  I have had restless legs as a symptom of pregnancy in all of my previous pregnancies and I knew this one would be no different.  

From the moment the restless legs began, I was on a mission to find some relief.  After doing some research and trying a few things I found a system that works for me.  

I have been applying Mama Mio's Lucky Legs every night.  After letting it dry for a minute, I put on my Zensah compression socks.  I immediately feel the compression from the socks and after a few minutes I begin to feel a tingling cool sensation from the Lucky Legs.

Since I have been using this system, I can actually relax and stop kicking my legs all over the place.  While, this hasn't eliminated the problem all together, it has made a significant difference and made my nights much more comfortable.

Lucky Legs "revive tired legs"
I have been using Lucky Legs any time that my legs feel achy and tired.  I love the cooling and tingling sensation that this gel gives to your legs and feet.  Lucky Legs has a spearmint scent and is made with Yarrow, Chamomile, Aloe Vera, and V-tonic which helps to promote circulation and repress water retention.  That is something that any women in her third trimester can truly appreciate.  

Zensah Compression Socks are knee high compression socks.  Zensah uses graduated compression that will enhance blood circulation and oxygen flow.  These socks were designed for athletes but work amazing at combating the restless legs of pregnant women.  

I highly recommend the use of compression socks to help get some relief from restless legs during pregnancy.  If you have the luxury of going to bed prior to your restless legs beginning, I suggest doing that.  But with 2 little ones and legs that get restless prior to their bed time, it isn't in the cards for me. 


**Disclaimer** I am not a doctor! This is simply what has worked for me.  I am making no medical claims.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Transition From Formula to Milk Is A No Go! Oh No!

Good morning everyone! So, almost 2 weeks ago we celebrated Declan's 1st birthday.  Shortly after that, we started mixing his formula with regular milk in hopes of easily transitioning him completely on to milk. Well, we've had no luck there, at least not yet.

Declan has been refusing to drink the milk on it's own.  We have had to repurchase formula just to mix it with milk to get him to drink it.  We are contemplating putting him on a toddler formula and continuing to mix it for a few more weeks until he is down to just milk.  He is quite a pill.  He is very particular and stubborn. 

Any mommy's out there have any tips or tricks to make the formula to milk transition easier??

Thank you!!