Monthly Archives: April 2011

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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To wean or not to wean?

Written by: P&N April 11 2011 Nursing while pregnant is safe as long as you feel up to it. Here is a rundown of what to expect. Decreased milk production Hormone changes may impact your milk supply. Keep an eye … 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

Written by: P&N April 10 2011 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 … Continue reading

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Sarah Jane

Written by: Candace April 07 2011 One of my newest, favorite artists is Sarah Jane. She creates the most amazing illustrations of childhood. Every time that I look at her work, there is a new piece that I am absolutely … 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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Back in the day

Written by: P&N April 07 2011 A look at outdated pregnancy advice from years gone by. [1940] Curb your enthusiasm “Do not attend any sporting events. The excitement is not suitable for a pregnant woman.” — The Canadian Mother and … 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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That's eggscellent!

Written by: P&N April 06 2011 Your mom was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Kick off your morning with a nutritious dose of good-for-you (and oh-so-affordable) eggs. These shelled treats are an outstanding source of … 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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Rain, rain go away

Written by: P&N April 05 2011 We hope it’s dry where you dwell, but the weather here in Georgia has been a smidgey-poo volatile. If you roll up your cuffs, tuck in your jeans or just wear a skirt or … 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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Cloth diapering 101

Written by: Candace April 04 2011 When my son Charlie was about 4 months old I decided to take the plunge into cloth diapering. I had contemplated cloth diapers throughout my pregnancy and finally got up the guts to give … Continue reading

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New blog kickoff!

Written by: P&N April 04 2011 This week we've gained a new Knocked Up blogger, revamped and renamed our Design to Die For blog and added three more totally new blogs. It's a blog-a-palooza! You all know and love Candace, … 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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Happy, happy, soy, soy

Written by: P&N April 03 2011 April is National Soyfoods Month, and the folks at the Soyfood Association of North America are spreading the message near and far:Enjoy soy! Soyfoods can be found in any grocery store and are an … 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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Eat up!

Glowing skin, doubled cup size and shiny hair are all often touted as side effects of pregnancy. But there are other symptoms usually kept quiet (you know, the things that are a little less fun to include in conversation), such … Continue reading

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Back-to-back babies

Before my husband and I got married, we planned to wait two years to have children. However, the minute we were pronounced husband and wife, I caught the fever—the baby fever. Within six months we were pregnant with our first … Continue reading

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Baby care: Babywearing basics

You count down the days until you can cradle your long-awaited bundle of joy, and once he arrives you’d like to do nothing more than hold him around the clock. But as nice as it would be to ignore daily … Continue reading

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Lassig Backpack

Written by: Jillian March 31 2011 When I first had kids, I was a big fan of the stylish, leather, mom-friendly diaper bag. Then my kids learned to walk, run and argue, and I realized that what I really needed … Continue reading

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Amy Butler for Kalencom Meris Duffel

Written by: Lacey March 31 2011 Before beginning this review, I have to confess that my views might not be completely unbiased. You see, I am a huge fan of Amy Butler and anything she designs. You could show me … Continue reading

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Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original

Simply stated—the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Original is classic. It is very stylish and sleek and is available in 5 gender-neutral colors: city black, city blue, new navy, pinstripe, and chocolate brown. This carrier is a piece that will certainly last … Continue reading

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Beco Baby Butterfly 2

With the Beco Baby Butterfly 2 Carrier, I think my little guy may just become my new favorite accessory. And with eight different patterns to choose from, you could find a new favorite too! The Butterfly 2 was created to … Continue reading

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Catbird Baby Mei Tai

The Catbird Baby mei tai baby carrier is a comfortable way to carry your baby with a number of options for positioning. I was unfamiliar with this type of carrier but found it to be much better to wear than … Continue reading

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Serene Sling

Let me start off by saying I love the fabric styles and colors! The Serene Sling is absolutely the most stylish sling and has a color or pattern to suit all tastes. I have the black and white flower pattern, … Continue reading

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Sleepy Wrap

Written by: Megan March 31 2011 As a first time mom, the Sleepy Wrap has made life a little easier. I am able to grocery shop, clean the house, go on a stroll, even hike with this baby carrier! My … Continue reading

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Fabulous spring footwear

Written by: Candace March 31 2011 Nothing says spring like sandals. I am so excited by all of the new adorable shoes coming out for spring—bright colors and fun prints are everywhere! When shopping for children’s shoes it is key … Continue reading

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Sweatpants and breast milk

Written by: Suzanna March 31 2011 When I first learned that I would be P&N Magazine’s newest “Knocked Up” blogger and that my blog’s debut would fall on April Fool’s Day, I couldn’t help but giggle at the irony. Not … Continue reading

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April freebies

Written by: P&N March 31 2011 In addition to our weekly giveaways posted online every Wednesday, we've got over $2,600 worth of glorious goodies up for grabs, so you won't want to miss out! This month we've got a travel … Continue reading

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March Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N March 31 2011 Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo of the Month contest for March! Watch the video below and see how difficult our jobs as judges are: March Photo of the Month from Pregnancy & … Continue reading

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