Monthly Archives: January 2012

The girl who was

Written by: Rachel January 12 2012 Yesterday as I was swiping a finger across my laptop's trackpad, the notepad on the dashboard popped up on my screen with the list of girl names I had been keeping around for inspiration. … Continue reading

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Bring back breakfast

Now that you’re busier than ever getting ready for baby, you may have begun to classify breakfast as a luxurious affair reserved only for weekends. But if you’ve started considering the milk in your morning latte the first meal of … Continue reading

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Your bed rest survival guide

The thought of lounging around in your pj’s all day while someone caters to your every beck and call might sound appealing initially, but for expectant moms who have been placed on mandatory bed rest, the downtime is anything but … Continue reading

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Onya Baby The Cruiser and The Outback

Onya Baby’s The Cruiser and The Outback are wise choices for any parent looking for lightweight, easy-to-use carriers. The only difference I noticed between the two is the fabric. The fabric on the Cruiser is much more lightweight and made … Continue reading

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Revealing some fears about fatherhood

Written by: Christopher January 11 2012 This post will be published on January 11th (check the date if you don’t trust me), and by now I’m sure Baby Spicer has bounced into the world. (Ed. note:Christopher wrote this before the … Continue reading

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Soothing strategies

Written by: Suzanna January 11 2012 Ihave realized that even though he's only the ripe old age of three months, Jacob and I are fundamentally at odds with each other. He likes to cry and fuss, but I don’t think … Continue reading

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A primer on first year ailments

It’s inevitable. Just like the many other “firsts” of your child’s life, the first time your little one gets sick will likely be a moment he’ll never remember and you’ll never forget. The best way to get through the initial … Continue reading

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When there’s more than one heartbeat

For an increasing number of women, the miracle of motherhood comes with not just one new baby, but with two—or even three or more. If you’re among the moms-to-be-of-multiples crowd, you know how stunning it can be to learn there’s … Continue reading

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Chill out

Each month, members of Pregnancy & Newborn’s editorial team pick out some of their favorite products to feature in print. Here are the frost-free finds we chose to warm up our January issue. To me, any cold day justifies soup … Continue reading

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Creative photo tips from Adele Enersen

Our Crush of the Month for January is Adele Enersen’s book When My Baby Sleeps, which is based on her creative hit blog Mila’s Daydreams. We love the amazing tableaus she creates with her sleeping babe—it inspires us to do … Continue reading

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Photo of the month—the winner!

Written by: P&N January 09 2012 When we ask for cute pics, boy do the readers of P&N produce! (Pun intended.) December was no exception, with adorable bellies and babies galore. This little guy stole our hearts with his drooly … Continue reading

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She and him

Written by: Rachel January 09 2012 Yesterday all four of us in the family met up at the OB/GYN office after our work/school/ballet-packed days to get a glimpse at the fifth member of our posse on the way. Even though … Continue reading

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Defying every expectation: The birth of Nolan

Written by: Katherine January 09 2012 My pregnancy with my first son defied every expectation, beginning with the failed belief that I—like my mother and sister—would have no knowledge of morning sickness, and ending with the assumption that I—like most … Continue reading

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Body breakdown

Written by: Suzanna January 09 2012 Today marks the 3-month anniversary of Jacob’s arrival. And, although more than 90 days have passed, I am still feeling some of the effects of his birth. I have hesitated to share these details … Continue reading

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Chicco 360 Hook On Highchair

This is our third baby, but the first time we’ve had access to a travel highchair. Our poor first children had to make due in grownup laps or strollers, which I’ll be the first to admit is not ideal. Now … Continue reading

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Evenflo Summit Easy Walk-Thru Gate

Written by: Josh January 06 2012 There’s really nothing that compares to seeing your son on one side of a newly-installed baby gate, pounding on the bars, staring at you, his face a mish-mash of incredulity, rejection and confusion. It’s … Continue reading

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Website we love: Name of the Year

As moms (and dads)in search of the perfect title for your soon-to-be titleholder, you deserve a little break from the hard work of name-finding. We’ve got the perfect place to kick back for a laugh and realize that really, whatever … Continue reading

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A surprise early birth

Written by: P&N January 06 2012 In an unexpected turn of events, Tracy's water broke at 33 weeks and baby Braxton was born on December 26th at 2:52 p.m., weighing 5 pounds and 5 ounces. He spent a week in … Continue reading

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Integral moments that made me realize I’m going to be a father

Written by: Christopher January 06 2012 It is December when I’m writing this column, but you’re likely reading it either on or around January 6th. This date is actually two days after the due date for the arrival of our … Continue reading

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Garden party

In the dead of winter, I find myself daydreaming about spring—warmer weather, sprouting buds, the return of color. The best thing about a nursery (or any room in your home, really) is that you can create any type of environment … Continue reading

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Companies that care

California Baby California Baby founder and developer Jessica Iclisoy talks about the inspiration behind her business. P&N: How did California Baby come to be? JI: California Baby was born out of necessity almost 20 years ago when I set out to … Continue reading

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A powerful touch

On pins and needles As she watches her husband bike up the drive with their three 22-month-old girls in tow, Hester Vermaak of Ithaca, New York, recalls a time when the ride was not so smooth. Vermaak’s premature triplets suffered … Continue reading

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A life-saving option

A slew of thoughts ran through my mind when I found out I was expecting my first little bundle. Is it a boy or a girl? What color should I paint the nursery? Will he or she look like me? … Continue reading

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Organized eats

As a dietician, blogger and mom, I tend to approach eating during pregnancy in a way that celebrates food both for its flavor and the nourishment it provides mom and baby. Amidst the first trimester energy drain and the onset … Continue reading

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You’re so vein

Over the course of your nine-month journey, you’ll encounter countless changes and surprises both emotionally and physically. Many of these surprises are good, but some can be unwelcome. Among the latter are the oh-so-glamorous varicose veins, which can develop on … Continue reading

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Written in the stars

In case you can’t wait nine months, here’s a sneak peek at baby’s future personality. Aquarius Birthday: January 20 to February 18 Traits: Your tiny trendsetter will stand out from the pack right from the get-go. Let your independent babe … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Sleep problems

This month’s Ask the Experts topic is sleep. Anna Wahlgren, author of the Good-Night’s Sleep Cure offers up her solutions to your baby’s sleep problems (and yours too). When night falls, every child’s cry is a question. “Will I survive … Continue reading

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Family fun

Written by: Suzanna January 05 2012 Before Jacob was born, I put a lot of thought into how my role as a person was about to shift. I would add “mother” to my existing credentials as wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Win It: Mother's Joy necklace from Believe in Balance

Written by: P&N January 04 2012 Pilots receive their wings, Olympians win medals, Navy SEALs earn their trident pin, and moms don necklaces personalized with their children’s names. And though there are dozens of necklace styles available to celebrate children, … Continue reading

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Whimsy Lane

Written by: P&N January 04 2012 Sometimes between the diaper changes and feedings and days without showering, a mama just wants to be surrounded by pretty things. What better way to do that than to find fun accents for your … Continue reading

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Bump up the jam

Written by: Rachel January 04 2012 According to my latest OBappointment, I'm two weeks farther along than I have been telling everyone. The due date isn't any different than originally stated, I have just apparently been working in words long … Continue reading

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January freebies

Written by: P&N January 03 2012 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of January, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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Website we love: jog.fm

In search of the perfect music for your workout? This site can help you find tunes with just the right tempo. Simply enter your average walking or running mile time, and jog.fm will generate a playlist suited to your pace. … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Safe sleep practices for infants

This month’s Ask the Experts topic is sleep. This week, Anne H. Zachry, Ph.D., mother of three, pediatric occupational therapist and member of the American Occupational Therapy Association shares safe sleeping tips to practice with your infant. Without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Primo Infant Bath Seat

I am one of the lucky ones: My daughter loves bathtime. However, as a mom, I don’t love the fact that many infant bath seats are bulky, limited to use in the “adult” bath tub only, and difficult to store … Continue reading

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Top five insurance changes to make for a new baby

An additional family member calls for an assessment of your insurance coverage. Take these considerations under advisement. 1. Make use of tax advantages. Ask if your employer offers a flexible spending account or health savings account (HSA), as these plans … Continue reading

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A mystery and a wonder: The birth of Molly

Written by: Callie January 02 2012 The birth of our first child was such a mystery and a wonder. Due December 9th, it was so interesting to go through the holidays, a time of preparation for a birth, being pregnant … Continue reading

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The complications of a wandering soon-to-be-born baby

Written by: Christopher January 02 2012 I shouldn’t be surprised that my future child is a real mover in the womb. I couldn’t stand still as a kid even if I was promised a week supply of Mars bars, though … Continue reading

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When baby ain't happy

Written by: Suzanna January 02 2012 You know the saying, “When momma ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy?” Well, I have discovered that is only partially true for the mother of a newborn. From my experience, the cause and effect relationship … Continue reading

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Snowbirds

As we put the North Pole out of our minds till next year, let’s travel to the opposite end of the earth to visit to our feathered friends in the Artic. (Or, better yet, just scroll to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Kelty KIDS Junction 2.0

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