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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Boba carrier on Sugar Pop Ribbons blog =)

My neighbor who started entering cloth diaper giveaways recently entered one to win a Boba carrier and guess what?? Out of 4000+ entries she won!  This of course has encouraged me to enter to win a Boba for myself.  Now some of you will remember me doing a review and giveaway of a Boba carrier not too long ago.  Well I absolutely LOVED it.  It really was a perfect carrier.  However, since I had received another carrier for Christmas, I decided to give the Boba I received for the giveaway to a military family.  Ever since then I have not been able to stop thinking about that carrier.  No other carrier has compared to how comfortable the Boba was.  If you would like to win a Boba carrier for yourself and see how awesome it is Sugar Pop Ribbons blog is giving one away! I'll include the link below so you can go enter too! Good luck...but not too much luck...because I want to win!!! lol No, but seriously, Good luck my friends!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Boba Baby Carrier/Wrap/Travel Pack Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win a Boba Baby Carrier, a Boba Baby Wrap or a Boba Travel Pack! All products can be seen at With Boba products it is easier than ever to enjoy Freedom Together as a family and Boba wants YOU to get a chance to use their products. To enter to win, “Like” them on Facebook ( and for an additional two entries, follow them on Twitter (

Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby #2...

My lovely little boy is almost one. Not so teeny tiny anymore...but still very much my baby. Still nursing. Still waking at least once during the night. Still giving me big slobbery open mouthed kisses. Still has every bit of my heart wrapped around his still teeny tiny finger.

But I've started noticing more newborns...more pregnant women. How happily peaceful they look (it's probably their first child else they would look a bit more alert and sleepy haha) and I can't help but feel pangs of wanting to be in their position. I loved being pregnant. I loved how exciting and hopeful it all was. Preparing for this big life changing event. And then holding my warm squishy little miracle. The boy I'd prayed for and spent almost two years dreaming of. He was (and still is) absolutely perfect in my eyes. A part of me is ready to add another miracle to my life. He's been such a blessing so far why wouldn't I want to add more of that blessing to my life but something holds me back. I feel like I'd be cheating on him somehow. Giving some of his love away. I can imagine his little face as he'd tug at my pant leg wanting me to scoop him up and fly him through the air making him squeal with delight and then bring him in for snuggles and kisses. But instead of doing that I'd have another baby to tend to. I'd either be nursing or changing the new baby's diaper and I'd have to tell him "not now" or "hold on". I wonder if he'd be thinking I didn't want to scoop him up. If he'd be thinking I didn't want to snuggle him. Would he be resentful of the new baby...or me?

I just struggled to get pregnant for so long that I don't want to take any second with my son for granted. I don't want to miss anything...including every single baby kiss he wants to give me or excitedly thanking him for handing me yet another Lego piece.

I want to have my kids close in age so that they will appreciate one another, grow up together and have fun playing. But I'm not ready to share even the tiniest piece of my heart with another child...and I fear I never will be.

Oh baby #2 I dream about you already but it's still taking me time to make the dream of you come true.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Smartipants Cloth Diaper Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try out a Smartipants cloth diaper. When first looking at the diaper it looked a lot like all my other cloth diapers. However the first time I used it I found out this diaper had a ton of really cool unique features! For one, this diaper eliminates the need to pull out yucky wet inserts before throwing them in the wash. An wide open pocket both in front and back allow the insert to agitate out of the diaper in the washer. How awesome is that? Next, and probably my favorite feature, is the inside of the diaper is lined with a super soft stay dry material. That means no more struggling to stuff inserts against sticky PUL. The insert slides smoothly over the soft fabric that completely incases the insert. I also loved that Smartipants has a sewed on name tag on the insert. I know some people don't care which insert goes with which diaper but I always like to place the inserts which the exact diapers they came with and after collecting more than a couple different brands it gets harder to match them up. Smartipants makes it easy by labeling their inserts.

I do have to mentionb a couple “cons” or things that didn’t necessarily fit our family the best. While the option to not remove the insert before laundering is wonderful for some, I don’t mind doing it and would rather only have one open pocket in the diaper. That way I don’t have to make sure the insert is tucked in both the front and in back. The Smartipants diaper boasts “gentle stretch elastic” and while I love that this is one of the few diapers that doesn’t leave a reddish ring around my son’s chunky thighs I do wish that the fit was a little bit more snug. I haven’t had a leak yet with these diapers but it feels loose enough that it might happen at some point.

All in all I really like this diaper. It fits snugly but comfortably around my son's waist and it has some unique features that other diapers in my stash do not have.

If you would like to check out these diapers and purchase one for yourself go to

This is definitely a diaper you'll want to add to your stash!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A tear jerker to read to the kids =)

So I just HAD to share this with you! Ian and I just went to the library and borrowed this book. "Oh My Baby, Little One"...omg so cute! This book is a great read for anyone but especially those single working mamas <3 This book is about a mom who tells her "little one" how her love for him stays with him all day while he's at school. And how her love for him stays with her all day while she's at work. This book made me cry while I read it to Ian. I am a stay at home mom but my mother was a single working mom and so I can relate. I also books that rhyme and this one has a smooth flow to it. So check it out at your local library too, you won't be disappointed. P.S. I read one page to my mom over the phone and got her all teary eyed too!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Time for Solids!

Well it's almost that time. I've bought my Baby Bullet food processor and now I'm just waiting for that magic 6 month mark to introduce Ian to the wonderful world of food. I must admit I'm getting a little sad =( So far my beautiful baby boy hasn't eaten anything except his momma's milk. Though I hated breastfeeding for the first month or so I've come to really enjoy and look forward to our special nursing time. It's the time of the day when my rolly polly 5.5 month old will sit still long enough for me to cuddle him, stare into his eyes and comb my fingers through his soft baby hair. I often catch myself humming him a tune while I rock back and forth and pat his little bottom. The starting of solids means the inevitable weaning from nursing. Am I ready?? I don't think so. Just stay my sweet newborn a little longer won't you.
I am however very excited to see his face when he gets his first taste of something sweet, something sour or salty =) I love watching him experience new things so here goes....
Goodbye mustard yellow breastmilk poo, hello stinky brown solid food poo. Goodbye milk drunk face, hello messy orange carrot face =)
Letting your baby grow up is hard.

"Oh my baby, little one,
the hardest thing I do
is hold you tight, then let you go,
and walk away from you."
-Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Teething Bites!

Little man is teething...I see a little white bud under those cute pink gummy gums. He's a lot more fussy than usual but he has his good days. So far we've tried, teething tablets (fail!), amber necklace (fail!...though he does look super cute in it) and tylenol (Ding Ding Ding we have a WINNER!) He loves chewing on our fingers or anything else he can get in his mouth. He's able to hold on to toys a lot better so we've been giving him frozen teethers. He loves them. He also loves frozen washcloths. So mama's if your baby is still too little to hold on to toys try soaking a clean wash cloth and putting it in the freezer. They are able to hold onto blankets and towels a lot faster than hard toys =) Anyways we're getting through it. I'll keep you updated on tooth watch!