Monthly Archives: April 2011

May freebies

Written by: P&N April 29 2011 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of May, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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The p-word

Written by: Suzanna April 28 2011 As if I didn’t already know, being in my current condition has made me even more aware of the fact that I am a prude (and always have been except for the regrettable years … Continue reading

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Baby talk

Written by: Josh April 27 2011 One of the lesser-known benefits of parenting is the lexical growth and transformation your vocabulary will take on. Here is an old-school matching exercise, filled with words I personally have Rosetta-Stoned in the last … Continue reading

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Logitech Alert Monitoring System

I was intrigued when the opportunity to review the Logitech Alert came up, because I like the idea of transforming a baby monitor into a home video security system once it’s baby-monitoring days are through. I mean, who wouldn’t? That’s … Continue reading

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Night-before-birth memories

Written by: Mindy April 27 2011 I’ll be the first to admit my memory isn’t that great. It’s a good thing, really—I tend to remember only the positive things about major events that happened in my life. This drives my … Continue reading

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Win It: Swimsuit from Aerin Rose

Written by: P&N April 26 2011 Don't let the baby bump keep you from enjoying your poolside parties this year! Aerin Rose has a gorgeous shirred-tie halter maternity swimsuit up for grabs this week. Show off those curves and cool … Continue reading

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Thirty-six hours and a TKO: The birth of Liza

Written by: Sarah April 26 2011 Evidently my body never planned on going into labor. I mean, why would it? The baby it was growing was fed, safely surrounded by a water bubble, and happy. Once out, these things would … Continue reading

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Maintenance plan

Written by: Josh April 26 2011 Much like a Camaro or a bonsai tree or even a salt-water aquarium, babies need routine maintenance to promote optimum performance levels. At about four months B.C. (Before Child), I did my share of … Continue reading

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Three little words

Written by: Suzanna April 25 2011 As a writer, I’ve always been fascinated by the power of words. Just two or three small words can change your life forever. (I guess that makes them a lot like a baby—they pack … Continue reading

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Baby showers and loads of love

Written by: Mindy April 25 2011 Today I had a “surprise” baby shower. I say that because I knew about it, I just didn’t know any details. My sister broached the idea of a shower months ago, and since she … Continue reading

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Zooper Waltz

In the market for a hip and functional stroller? Here are the top 10 reasons I think my new Zooper is so super. 1. Strollers should be fun. A new mom’s life is consumed with yucky things like rectal thermometers … Continue reading

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Back labor and a beautiful bundle: The birth of Violet

Written by: Kathryn April 24 2011 Ask anyone who knew me before I had my little girl, and they will quickly confirm the fact that I was never thrilled about the whole pregnancy and delivery part of having a baby. … Continue reading

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One day at a time

Written by: Suzanna April 21 2011 Yesterday, was a big day for me and Tom. We found out at 16 weeks and some odd days that our little one is still healthy and kicking. And, (drumroll, please) we finally have … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Select

I can honestly say I spent HOURS searching for the perfect stroller to fit our lifestyle. Why are there so many strollers? Why can’t there be one stroller that is everything I want? I remember being nine months pregnant and … Continue reading

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The pampered baby

Written by: Josh April 20 2011 Like most men, I’d venture to say, I had never changed a diaper before I changed my son’s. While the actual procedure is pretty self-explanatory, there are a couple of things you can do … Continue reading

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Win It: Pevonia Lumafirm Freeze Dried At-Home Intensifier

Written by: P&N April 19 2011 Need a lift, ladies? Pevonia to the rescue! This week, 10 marvelous moms (or moms-to-be) will receive Pevonia's Lumafirm Freeze Dried At-Home Intensifier! Perfect for the delicate face and neck area, Lumafirm Freeze Dried … Continue reading

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Waiting and wonder: The birth of Lily

Written by: Mandi April 19 2011 I was never one of those pregnant women who “glowed.” Actually, if I had to make an apt comparison, I’d say I looked mostly like one of the monsters from Where the Wild Things … Continue reading

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If one more person asks me if I'm having twins …

Written by: Mindy April 19 2011 I have a theory. It’s that tall women — or at least women with long torsos — have a nice, lengthy space to grow a baby, while women who are neither (tall nor long-torsoed, … Continue reading

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Crazy cravings

Written by: Suzanna April 18 2011 Having admitted my weakness for furry creatures in a recent post, it should come as no surprise that at the near top of my all-time favorite movie list is Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. … Continue reading

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The gentle art of discrimination

Written by: Josh April 18 2011 A lot of people like babies. Me? I could pretty much take or leave them. They’re kind of like that smiley neighbor. Or macaroni salad. It's nice to see them once in a while, … Continue reading

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College connections and cord complications: The birth of Aiden

Written by: Beth April 17 2011 It was three o' clock in the morning when I jumped out of bed to the sensation of a large water balloon popping between my legs. I yelled at my husband to get up, … Continue reading

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A big, risky (exciting!) decision

Written by: Mindy April 17 2011 When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I didn’t hesitate to give birth at our local hospital. It helped that our hospital was pretty progressive. As in, you get a midwife instead of an … Continue reading

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Bright Starts InGenuity Perfect Place High Chair

To be honest, I was not even in the market for a highchair. We had a hand-me-down that was going to work, but when I was asked to review Bright Starts’ InGenuity Perfect Place High Chair, I decided to say … Continue reading

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Skip Hop Versa

I have a confession to make:I’m a bargain shopper. I don’t know if it’s just my inherent nature, or the fact that my husband and I were perpetually cash-strapped graduate students for the first eight years of our marriage, but … Continue reading

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Making room for baby

Written by: Suzanna April 14 2011 In my post last Tuesday, I lamented dealing with “morning” sickness for the past couple of months. Being in Puddleglum mode, I failed to mention that the condition has some unexpected perks, too. For … Continue reading

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Isoki New Yorker

I, for one, am a fan of the standout handbag (in this case, super-dope diaper bag). And although I love me some style, I also appreciate that it’s what is on the inside that counts. On account of the aforementioned, … Continue reading

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Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bag

Two things have me head over heels for Orla Kiely bags: big, bold prints and easy-clean oilcloth exteriors. I would purchase every item in Ms. Kiely’s line if I could, so when I had the opportunity to try out her … Continue reading

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Harveys Diaper Bag

If you are anything like me, you might find it hard to keep your diaper bag in mint condition. With all the tugging, dragging and rushing about, diaper bags can scratch, stain and fall apart easily. What’s a mom to … Continue reading

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Pottery Barn Kids Harper Madras Diaper Tote

I love the preppy madras plaid covering this Pottery Barn Kids Harper Madras Diaper Tote. What else do I love? The simplicity of its design. The bag boasts two exterior bottle pockets, one exterior slat pocket, a small interior zipper … Continue reading

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Dyson Digital Slim

If ever there were a brand with street cred among the mom crowd, it’s Dyson. Even before I was a parent with crumb-trailing kids, I had heard Dyson’s praises sung from rooftops. So when I opened up my new Digital … Continue reading

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Dyson Digital Slim

Written by: Rachel April 13 2011 If ever there were a brand with street cred among the mom crowd, it’s Dyson. Even before I was a parent with crumb-trailing kids, I had heard Dyson’s praises sung from rooftops. So when … Continue reading

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What's up, docs?

Written by: Josh April 13 2011 I just fired our pediatrician. He doesn’t know it yet, but he has been given the fated pink slip of ‘Yeah, I’ll call later to schedule the next appointment.’ Read: axed. Terminated with extreme … Continue reading

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House hunting and husband hurrying: The birth of Taylor

Written by: Dorothy April 12 2011 The day before my daughter was born, I went house hunting with my mom, climbing in and out of the back of a Jeep 72 times. My dad had recently and miraculously gotten a … Continue reading

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Story of a (pretty darn near) perfect birth

Written by: Mindy April 12 2011 Most women I’ve come across describe their birth experiences as wonderful, but only because they ended up with a beautiful baby at the end of the process. Few are as ecstatic about the labor … Continue reading

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The morning sickness misnomer

Written by: Suzanna April 11 2011 Before I got pregnant, I generally thought of anniversaries as pleasant things used to mark an occasion of happiness or fond memory, such as a first date, wedding or the start of a new … Continue reading

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Putting the “I” in Daddy

Written by: Josh April 11 2011 Has this happened to you yet? You’re out with some buddies, maybe a couple beers in, and somebody suggests some food. You with your irregular eating habits are about ready to implode, so you … Continue reading

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Water and warmth: The birth of Lohi

Written by: Ryann April 10 2011 Just 5 days before Christmas, I awakened at 3:00 a.m. with lower back aches and cramps, feeling unsure as to whether or not I was actually in labor. I had been experiencing this feeling … Continue reading

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Can you birth without fear?

Written by: Mindy April 10 2011 Hubby and I had a barbecue the other night with one of our favorite couples. They have a little girl just one month older than Caden. The mom, Janie, and I actually met in … Continue reading

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Clean and healthy tips for a germ-free nursery

Playtex recently shared with us some pointers from one of their germ experts, Dr. Benjamin Tanner, on how to help keep a tiny tot’s space disinfected. Check out his helpful advice below: Maintaining a clean and healthy nursery for your … Continue reading

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And puppy makes three

Written by: Suzanna April 07 2011 Since being pregnant, I have discovered that there are three conversation starters that commonly occur between the non-pregnant/pregnant population. First, there's rubbing the pregnant lady's belly. (Goodbye, personal space!) Then there's talking to her … Continue reading

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Don't fear the reaper

Written by: Josh April 06 2011 Don’t fear the reaper: Timeless advice passed down from a friend (via Blue Oyster Cult) in Vegas when saddled with the much-maligned 15 or 16 against a dealer face card. You know it could … Continue reading

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Arm's Reach Original Co-Sleeping Bassinet

Written by: Candace April 06 2011 Before I had my son I was certain that we would not be co-sleeping. He would sleep in his crib and my husband and I would sleep in our bed. Fortunately, Charlie had another … Continue reading

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Milkshakes and hamburgers: The birth of Sophia

Written by: Neely April 05 2011 “Make sure you eat a good dinner before you come—check in time is at 8 p.m.,” said the cheerful voice on the other end of the line. I hung up the phone, feeling like … Continue reading

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Getting the baby booty in gear

Written by: Mindy April 05 2011 Officially, I still have three weeks to go (in terms of being pregnant, that is). Three more weeks of eating everything in sight and demanding pie on a regular basis. Three more weeks of … Continue reading

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Win It: mountain buggy urban jungle and freerider

Written by: P&N April 05 2011 This week's Win It is the mountain buggy urban jungle plus the freerider—a sweet stroller with a cool buggy board attachment that converts to an independent scooter for an older sibling! The urban jungle … Continue reading

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Stereotyping

Written by: Suzanna April 05 2011 I’ve always considered myself to be a little bit of a rebel. Not in the leather pant-wearing way (the world breathes a sigh of relief) but in the sense that I like to break … Continue reading

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The birth of Rosie Mae

Written by: Rachel April 03 2011 It was five days past my due date, and my husband and I had spent the majority of the afternoon focused on some mild cramping I was experiencing, hoping that it would get more … Continue reading

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Welcome to the start of the wild and rewarding baby-coaster

Written by: Mindy April 03 2011 To All the Parents and Parents-To-Be Out There, Hi! My name is Mindy, and I’m one of the new bloggers here at Pregnancy & Newborn. I’ll spend the next year sharing all the highs … Continue reading

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Babies who come early

Written by: P&N April 01 2011 Several of our Birth Day contributors experienced the whirlwind of premature birth. Here are their stories. “I was told there was simply no time for any sort of pain medication and that they normally … Continue reading

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Scary symptoms

With your body going through so many changes at once, it’s hard to know what’s normal, and some pregnancies bring unexpected symptoms that can be downright frightening. If you’ve been spooked by any of the following indicators, read on to … Continue reading

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