Monthly Archives: September 2012

PeekaBoob Nursing Cover Review & GIVEAWAY!

After my son was born and I knew I was going to breastfeed I really never thought a nursing cover was a necessity. I just thought ‘hey ill just use a blanket tossed over us.’ Well, after flashing a couple people, in a couple different places..  I now knew i needed a nursing cover to breastfeed in public & knew that I wanted to look darn good while doing it. I went out to my favorite baby boutique Westcoast Kids [of course!] and I seen 3 or 4 different companies that made the covers. After looking through all of them comparing prices, quality, fabric choices etc. Peekaboob seemed to be the best overall. PeekaBoob makes some seriously stylish nursing covers! Now that ive been using it for about 2 months, this is one of my favorite baby/mama buys! I love that this cover is comfortable, breathable, soft, and spacious! It’s hard to choose a favorite part of this cover but the highlights for me are the stylish fabrics, the rigid collar to make peaking at your baby easy, and the built-in terry cloth corner for easy clean up after a spit up! What i like about this company is that Not only is it Canadian, but as is the fabrication of the cover which supports local companies, making a stronger Canada.

The Giveaway
One of my lucky readers is going to win this Nursing Cover

PeekaBoob Nursing Cover

Giveaway: Pattern ‘Soo Deco’

This giveaway is open to Canadian & US mailing addresses!
click this link a Rafflecopter giveaway to find out how to enter!
CONGRATS TO MICHELLE K. FOR WINNING THE PEEKABOOB NURSING COVER

*This is my opinion of the PeekaBoob Nursing Cover. I purchased this item myself from one of their retailers. I am not affiliated nor have I been paid for this review/giveaway.*

4moms mamaroo!

When I first started looking at ‘swings’ for my son I looked at all kinds. I knew I wanted one with a small footprint so it wouldn’t take up my whole living room, I also knew that I didn’t want one that ran on batteries. lets face it kids love swings and batteries are expensive. I also knew that I wanted one that was cozy & comfy for my sweet little baby. I asked around to all my mommy friends and I got opinions on various swings from various places and various prices, and i spent my time looking at them online and just not finding the one. After a couple of months, I went into a local store Westcoast Kids and seen the ‘swing’ of all swings. she’s a beauty, a REAL jaw dropper! I’m not one for real babyish things all around my house so this ‘swing’ for me, fell under all the categories for what I was looking for.

 

Oakley says HIIIII from his MAMAROO!

The 4moms mamaroo is cutting edge! It has 5 unique motions including car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye & ocean. As well as built-in nature sounds & MP3 player, to plug-in for example your iPhone. The ‘swing’ also has a seat recline so those brand new babies can pretty well lay flat, and once baby is older it can be positioned more upright. Included is 3 monster toy balls set in a mobile. Black & white for newborns and color on the other side for older babies. No matter your style 4moms has it covered. It comes in 5 unique patterns including blue plush, multi plush, silver plush, green plush, classic black and classic silver.

My son seriously LOVES this swing. For the first couple weeks of his life he even slept in it! I believe it’s partially due to the comfort of the swing & unique movements, but also that this swing doesn’t just go back and forth left or right. The 5 motions mimic the movements of moms and that to them is very comforting. To me the mamaroo is the best investment and worth every penny. Valued at $269.99cad for the plush version & $249.99cad for the classic. You’ll see in my photos the infant insert [reversable to match the monster toys] which retails at $39.99cad.. excuse my photography skills & quality as some photos are from my Iphone. without further ado, meet the mamaroo.

  

 

                       

*colour shown in plush blue, w/ infant insert.

*This is my opinion of the 4moms mamaroo. I purchased this item myself from one of their retailers. I am not affiliated nor have I been paid for this review.*

The Love Of A Mother

no one will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside – unknown

I never understood the bond that a mother could ever feel for her child. Before i got pregnant I always thought to myself , I wonder if I’ll ever REALLY feel that? I know I’ll love my baby, however how much love could I give him, and will I love him like everyone says you will? Well the answer to that is simple, YES. YES I love him to death, YES I love him so much i could burst, YES I would die for him, YES its a love you will never understand until you’re a mother. When I found out I was pregnant on Oct 10 2011, I was over-the-moon excited. I was just 3week4days pregnant, and all i could think about was ‘omg i’m making a baby inside of me’, which I said over and over for 9 months, That’s when the love started. When I was just 7weeks5days pregnant I starting bleeding. I was an emotional rec. I instantly thought I was losing my sweet baby that I hadn’t even had the chance to meet. Off to the Dr’s I went, got my requisition for an emergency ultrasound, and booked it that day for the following day. All I could do all night long was worry and worry and worry more. Was I having a miscarriage? why is this happening to me? what did I do to hurt my baby unintentionally? everything was racing through my mind from the time my head hit the pillow till the time I got up for my ultrasound. 8am I woke up and drank and drank all my water patiently waiting for my appt time to come..10am I walked in with my sister-in-law [thank the lord for her – she helped me through it all] to the ultrasound facility. 1015 I got in my gown, and waited again, patiently, for the receptionist to call my name. after what seemed like an eternity my name was called and we walked into the room, I laid on the bed and the sonographer started the ultrasound. I was too afraid to look at the little monitor they have in the room as I did not want to see a lifeless baby in there.. and then she said

‘There’s your baby, do you see that little beating motion in the middle, that’s your babies heart beat’

It was literally like a weight lifted off of my shoulders. I was so happy, I cried. Even though I was only 7weeks6days pregnant, I couldn’t bear the thought of losing my baby. Fast forward 1 week, I got a call from my dr.. my ultrasound results were in. As I sat in the room waiting for the dr all the thoughts were rushing through my head again, was something else wrong with my baby?? WELL all the worry stopped when I heard ‘your baby is ok.’ It’s like I don’t remember the next little bit after that because I must have been in such bliss.. WHY was I bleeding? Well it turns out I had a tear in my placenta 1.5cm, long, so I wasnt out of the water, however with a modified work arrangement & a prescription to help heal I was going to be all right. Most importantly, so was my baby.. The LOVE of a mother is something I felt that Oct 10, and when I thought I was losing my baby, that’s something i never want to feel again. In that instant i truly understood the love that a mother feels for her baby.

‘I never knew how much love a heart could hold until someone called me mommy’

18 week ultrasound

First Official Post!

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to start blogging! when I found out I was pregnant I wanted to blog my journey but soon found myself not having enough time in the day between work, getting ready for baby, selling and buying a new home, and all of life’s other normal activities I also had going on. Now that Oakley is here and I’m on maternity leave, I find myself having a lot more [still not a lot] free time than I used to. This blog is going to be everything about my life as a wife and a mother. Adding in all my personal favorite items for each month, food recipes that I’ve made and enjoyed, and all my fun DIY projects that I do! I’m so excited and hope everyone continues to follow the documented journey of my life! xox

happy hump day baby day everyone!