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we are moving

25 Mar

so, I decided to change the blog name, if you want to keep following us –

http://www.raisingoandm.wordpress.com

Sassy Baby Pack Give Away

2 Feb

I just recently bought a few Sassy toys and found this great giveway to share.

Enter the give away at Babyrazzi.

One (1) lucky BabyRazzi reader will receive a “Sassy Baby Pack” valued at $100 including:

  • Rock Star Developmental Gym: 15 developmental activities in one emphasizing gross and fine motor skills.
  • Rock Star Guitar: Inspire touch with through familiar children’s songs with a rock twist to help baby discover cause & effect.
  • Rock and Roll Ring Stacker: Baby is challenged to learn how to crawl.
  • Teething Feeder (2-pk): Perfect for home or travel, the Teething Feeder is a great way to give your baby whole, fresh, age appropriate foods while reducing the risk of choking.
  • Stay-Clean™ Silly Squirts™: Winner of the 2010 JPMA Innovation Award, these bath toys have a unique 2-piece design that helps prevent mold growth.

http://www.babyrazzi.com/2011/02/01/enter-to-win-sassy-baby-pack-2/

Favorite Things

6 Jan

I have been meaning to sit down and write this for awhile but of course just haven’t had a minute to do it. The days just fly by with the babies! Some days I am lucky if I get to finish my morning coffee or eat! I have to get better about making the time to do eat though.

Now that’s it’s been two months, I wanted to share some of the things that we love. I would roll my eyes when my mom’s friends would laugh at my long-ass registry and now I can see why. There were so many things that I thought would be a necessity and wound up never even using. I am learning that less is definitely the way to go.

  1. Amazon Mom/Subscribe & Save – Hands down the best thing ever. It’s such a huge relief to just have diapers, wipes and formula shipped home. 30% off and 2 Day-Free Shipping, can’t beat it.
  2. Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher – I have 4 of these pitchers and it’s such a time-saver. Having bottles and formula ready to go at all times makes my life easier. If only they could make the pitchers a little bigger to reduce the spilling.
  3. The First Years Babypro Quick Serve Bottle Warmer – At first I didn’t think we needed a bottle warmer, I just kept warming them up in a bowl of hot water. I had the Tommee Tippee warmer and hated it. We had to switch Olivia’s formula and it was so thick it wasn’t warming up as fast. This is quick, cheap and I love the handy water dropper.
  4. Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack – I have 2 of these on my counter and love them. They don’t take up too much space, look nice and I can pile it up with bottles and their million pieces. \
  5. Fisher-Price Deluxe Infant-to-Toddler Comfort Rocker, Alpha Fun – Originally we had the Bright Starts Comfort Bouncer but the mobile never snapped in and as they got older I knew that 1) they would pull on the mobile and 2) would get bored. This one goes up to a higher weight and they love all the colors.
  6. Seventh Generation Diapers & Wipes – We switched to these pretty quickly after Olivia developed a burn from the Dry Max diapers. They have been great, no more diaper rash issues.
  7. Munchkin – seriously everything I have purchased I love.

I have a few more things to add when I have time.

Etsy Love

17 Sep

Sorry for not posting more, you would think being home on leave that I would have more to say but I have been a slacker. 😦

What better to post about than my new favorites on Etsy.

At the last ultrasound, the tech joked that both babies had more hair than Martino. 😉 Now I can’t help but think of all the bows and frills I can put in Olivia’s hair. I love both this little cocoon and headband. I have a feeling she is going to come out with a head of dark hair just like her Aunt Stephanie did.

beautiful vintage green headband sizes newborn and up – $18/Little Diva and Dude Design

Of course I had to find something equally as cute for lil Marco

GREY SKULL AND CROSSBONES KNITTED BEANIE HAT – $20/Charlie Mae

32 weeks

17 Sep

I have officially been home on Dr.’s orders since August 9th. This in itself has been a challenge for me. 😦 It’s for a good reason and so far so good. Yesterday, I went in for an ultrasound and the babies look great!

Lil’ Marco is 4.9 lbs and curled up in a ball since his sister is somehow curved around him and weighing 4.10 lbs. The belly is already measuring 40 weeks!!  I still have another 6 weeks to go!  I can’t imagine how much bigger this belly is going to stretch. :o)

I have to say that for each day these babies continue to cook I am grateful. I am grateful for a body that may have had a hard time getting pregnant has managed to carry these 2 babies and for the most part I really have not had any issues other than the normal pregnancy aches and pains. It’s definitely getting harder to walk around and trying to sleep is torture but all in all things are moving along.

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 29 lbs.
Maternity clothes? yes and no, but now that I am under house arrest, it’s yoga pants and tee’s
Stretch marks? no and no. Mama Mio boob tube & Bio-oil everday
Sleep: Not really. 😦 It’s hard to get comfortable and my hands hurt with pins and needles.
Best moment this week: Getting to see the babies at our ultrasound!
Movement: Movements are not as strong as before since these two are pretty cramped in there but I love playing music and feeling them dance around.

Food cravings: not many, my belly is in my throat and the heartburn pretty much squashes all cravings. I have been eating my new fave cottage cheese with cinnamon and honey

Gender: Boy& Girl
Labor Signs: NO
Belly Button in or out? It’s still an innie but barely.
What I miss: SLEEP! I miss being able to feel my hands.
What I am looking forward to: Hopefully, getting to visit a friend who just had their baby girl yesterday!
Weekly Wisdom: Going to try and increase the fluids and protein to hopefully help with the swelling in my hands. Even though I don’t know how much water I can drink!

29 weeks

26 Aug

How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 22 lbs.
Maternity clothes? yes and no, but now that I am under house arrest, it’s yoga pants and tee’s
Stretch marks? no and no. Mama Mio boob tube & Bio-oil everday
Sleep: Yes, but can someone please explain how the hell you are supposed to get out of bed. I get up every hour to pee and feel like a turtle on it’s back. I can’t move!
Best moment this week: So sad, but getting out of the house for a lil bit for a trip to Ikea AND my little sister might be stopping by today for a visit. yay for visitors!
Movement: Yes! Marco is so low down, it feels like a lil worm squirming around and Olivia is a dancing machine in there, the little girl does not stop.

Food cravings: Blueberries, it’s been my breakfast staple for the past 2 weeks
Gender: Boy& Girl
Labor Signs: NO
Belly Button in or out? It’s still an innie but barely.
What I miss: being able to get up off the couch or bed without assistance, lol
What I am looking forward to: Martino cleaning out the nursery so we can get started. Furniture is being delivered Sept. 8th
Weekly Wisdom: As much as I feel limited right now, and frustrating not being able to do everything I want. I am grateful for my body that has been doing a pretty good job of cooking these lil ones. They are both the same size and growing.

24 weeks

22 Jul

I am starting the weekly bump updates a lil late.

How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 18 lbs. yikes 😉
Maternity clothes? a mix of mat and non-mat. I can still wear some dresses and tunics but some have gone to looking like belly shirts!
Stretch marks? no and no. Thanks to my sister, I started using the Mama Mio boob tube this week and have been using Bio-oil on the bump and hips.
Sleep: Yes, please.
Best moment this week:Getting to see the lil ones at our ultrasound yesterday. They were moving all around, Marco kicked himself in the head, lol and Olivia was non-stop movement
Movement: Several times per day…I love it.
Food cravings: Nothing really this week except I really want a red velvet cupcake from Carousel but trying to hold out until the shower for the red velvet cake.
Gender: Boy& Girl
Labor Signs: NO
Belly Button in or out? In but it’s getting shallower, lol
What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes
What I am looking forward to: hitting the beach on Saturday! (please don’t rain, please don’t rain)
Weekly Wisdom: stop stressing about all the things I can’t control and to enjoy the present. easier said then done but going to try 🙂