Monthly Archives: October 2013

Week 15: Pregnant again, after loss–leaning into excitement

Being pregnant with baby No. 2 has been a bittersweet journey.  My first baby, my daughter Nora, was stillborn at 40 weeks, after a PERFECT pregnancy, due to an infection that happened just hours before she was to be born.  … Continue reading

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Perry Mackin Rachel

My love for handbags has evolved into a sizable collection ever since high school. In particular, I’m keen for a specific type: classic, double-handled, medium-sized purses with plenty of secret compartments and a top-zipper closure. I figured these types of … Continue reading

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A peek into the P&N office from an intern’s perspective

After four years of undergrad and two years of grad school, I’ve had a lot of internships. This makes nine. That’s right, nine. I counted to make sure. They’ve all been rewarding and educational in their own way, but I’m … Continue reading

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Where, oh where has my sleeping kid gone

I can hear you. My Super Mom Hearing not only allows me to hear my baby crying from a completely different time zone, it also allows me to hear your giggling. I can hear you all, all you moms quietly … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! In celebration of the spook-tacular holiday, we’re taking a look at how some of our favorite celebrity families get festive. From Heidi Klum‘s big brood putting “spider webs and skeletons and pumpkins in every corner,” … Continue reading

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My son the athlete

At five and a half months old, little Oliver has become mobile.  While the little guy cannot yet crawl very far, he has begun rolling up and down our carpet. On one occasion, he rolled from his mother over to … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Cold weather attire

How should I dress my baby in cold weather? I don’t want him to freeze—but I don’t want him to overheat either! It’s important to keep babies warm from the inside out. Start with a wonderful meal. For babies, this … Continue reading

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Meet Lindsey

Please welcome our new Knocked Up blogger, Lindsey Henke! She has an incredible story to share, so be sure to check out her bio below, and stop back on Thursday for her first post. Lindsey is a baby loss mom, … Continue reading

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Jessica Timmons

In a nutshell—freelance writer, editor, redhead and mom of four (none of them redheads). Eight years ago, after a stint in advertising and the arrival of her first baby, Jessica switched to a freelance position and dove headfirst into the … Continue reading

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Motherhood cliches

Now that I’m a mom, I’ve realized that the clichés I heard before the birth of Rowan are true. Well, some of them anyway. Others don’t quite epitomize my experience. “My child is perfect and the most beautiful baby I’ve … Continue reading

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An unexpected miracle: The birth of Matthew

I have three boys. The first was born vaginally and the second one was a C-section. It was pretty much out of my hands because the doctor said that the baby wasn’t dropping. I felt terrible afterwards, and even went … Continue reading

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Win it: Just Hatched Gift Basket

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Every mom wants to give her babe the absolute best—which is why the professional mamas behind Just Hatched created their own line of baby care products. This week, we’re giving away three gift baskets from … Continue reading

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What do you need?

My wife and I got into a huge fight last week. Broken down to a very simplistic, childish level, it could best be summated like this: WIFE: You are not meeting my needs! ME: Well, you didn’t meet my needs … Continue reading

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A galaxy far, far away

Dreaming of a nursery that’s out of this world? Here are a few fab picks to get you started. (See more in our October issue, on stands now!) A galaxy far, far away by pnmag mobile / blanket / glider … Continue reading

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How to make a bottle at 3:00 a.m.

A lack of sleep can confuse even the best of us. I thought I knew what it was to experience little or no sleep, but staying up to watch the Royal Wedding one night a couple years ago didn’t prepare … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Magic in the numbers

We’ve called on numerologist Cassandra MacLeane to predict the future and nature of the top celebrity babies of the year. How do they match with their famous parents? What will their personalities be like? Let’s take a look at some of the most … Continue reading

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Exciting times

This week, I realized that it has been an entire year since my wife and I started telling people that a baby was on the way. It was such an exciting time, and I am pleased to say that the … Continue reading

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Shrinkx Belly

For the past six weeks, I’ve been giving the Shrinkx Belly postpartum belly band a try. I have never tried anything like this before, but I had read about them in pregnancy magazines and wondered if they worked. The verdict? … Continue reading

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An early delivery: the birth of Rowan Arthur

Admittedly, I put off some things longer than pre-pregnant me thought I would. Being the anti-procrastinator, I imagined Roo’s nursery would be completely assembled and photo-ready two months before his due date. I assumed I’d have my hospital bag ready … Continue reading

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Win it: Palmer’s pampering + SpaFinder gift card

This giveaway has now CLOSED.   You deserve a little pampering before holiday madness officially begins next month. That’s why this week, we’re giving two lucky winners Palmer’s newest facial rejuvenating product, plus $100 gift cards to use on SpaFinder.com. … Continue reading

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Advice for newbies

We recently had a couple over who are about to join the parental team any day now. We’d never met them; the guy was a brother of a friend back home, yadda yadda. The important thing is that we met … Continue reading

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Mom uniform

People with important jobs wear uniforms: Police Officers, Firemen, Baristas at Starbucks, and me. According to Oprah I have the most important job in the world, and who wants to argue with her? I am a Stay-At-Home Mom. I have … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Snooki on being a mom

New mom Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is debuting her Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi line of headphones and electronic accessories in the “Fashion You Can Hear” line by iHip, available at Walgreens. The Jersey Shore star opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about … Continue reading

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Making progress

My wife and I have been joking that our baby is advanced. He tends to hit milestones early, and we have been quick to brag about it. He rolled over fairly early. After it happened, I called relatives, sent some … Continue reading

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An all-natural gift: The birth of Parker

My husband awoke at 2:45am on Monday, March 18th to the sound of my shuffling slippers. He found me in the kitchen attempting to make a midnight snack. I had been timing contractions since 2am when I finally realized I … Continue reading

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Dear Issac

Dear Isaac, As your first birthday approaches, I can’t help but reflect over the last year and all the changes that have taken place. A year ago, we were anxiously awaiting your arrival. It feels strange to think back to … Continue reading

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Win it: Rachel Florio-Urso Prize Pack

Celebrity Baby Trend Expert Rachel Florio-Urso is giving one lucky reader a BIG prize pack of her favorite pregnancy and newborn goodies! Here’s what’s included: 1. Wubbanub Baby Dino — a cuddly pal to keep pacifiers close. 2. For Two … Continue reading

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Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra

We welcomed a new baby in early June, and his arrival made us a family of six. That’s four kids and two parents—so needless to say, a double stroller to secure at least the smallest two children while we’re out … Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls

Our last trip to the library netted us a book about a pig. I won’t name names, but let’s just say this female protagonist has a very precious item destroyed. Her mother tells her they can fix it, knit a … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Stars in Stripes

Are stripes the new black? We couldn’t help but notice several striped garments on some of our favorite celebrity families. From January Jones‘ matchy-matchy look with her son Xander, to Sarah Jessica Parker‘s mini fashionista twin daughters, to Charlize Theron‘s adorable tot, let’s … Continue reading

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Halloween costumes, again

As the Halloween season approaches, my wife and I continue to narrow down baby costume options. We still plan on using more than one costume, but we have also accepted that buying a gazillion costumes is beyond feasibility. We lack … Continue reading

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Rollin’

I’m behind. I haven’t written in my baby journal for months (well, since the baby was born, really). I’ve missed jotting down those all-important milestones. I keep believing that I will have time later, and suddenly later arrives and I … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant, part 3

Our trip home from vacation was….challenging. It all started when we realized that, as many times happens, our luggage had multiplied while we’d been traveling. We had bought things to take home, and things we forgot, and needed more room. … Continue reading

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Welcome, Vivian Jayne!

We’re pleased to announce that Vivian Jayne was born September 26, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. Congratulations, Suzanna! Welcome to the world, Vivian. Birthday: September 26, 2013 Weight: 7 pounds, 13 ounces Length: 20 and 3/4 inches As you can see … Continue reading

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Cybex Twinyx

Being pregnant with twins was one of the most exciting times of my life. The anticipation of adding two identical girls into our growing family made it difficult to wait the whole nine months. It was somewhat daunting, however, when … Continue reading

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Win it: Mama Mio

When you’re carrying the littlest love of your life on the 9-month path to motherhood, you should feel as good on the outside as you do on the inside. (Admit it; you were smitten before you ever met your babe!) … Continue reading

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Little Dragon: The birth of Anaïs

I was given three due dates: March 5th, 7th, and 9th. By the time my 40th week arrived, I was really hoping that the first of three would be my ticket to deliver. So for the first four days, I … Continue reading

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Week Six: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week Six of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Work out six days this week for at least 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Go through this week’s workout … Continue reading

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Valuable lesson

I recently went away for a couple days. Not in a metaphysical or transcendent sense; in a very real, concrete, out-of-state kind of way. I was gone a total of about 54 hours, just enough time for things to go … Continue reading

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You spin me right round, baby

Though the thought of becoming a parent can make you feel a bit woozy, it’s not the culprit behind that spinning sensation. Vertigo is a common pregnancy side effect and can happen during any trimester, but is most common around … Continue reading

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Guess who’s here?

We’re pleased to announce Charli’s baby boy arrived two weeks early! Congratulations, Charli! Welcome to the world, Rowan Arthur Dennis North! Birthday: September 28, 2013 Weight: 6 pounds Length: 20.5 inches Everyone is happy and healthy and getting settled into … Continue reading

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Mountain Buggy POD

When first having a baby, many thoughts run through your head, and pretty much all are associated with time management and priorities. You may be bombarded with thoughts of the responsibility you have for loving and caring for another human … Continue reading

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Breaking up with sleep

Dear Mr. Sandman, Since you won’t see me anymore, I’ve decided to write. I know you may not read this, but I really need to tell you some things, and this seemed to be the only way to get through. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Hollywood’s coffee craze

Some of our favorite celebrity parents are just like us — addicted to the java! From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s frequent coffee dates at the Brentwood Country Mart, to Heidi Klum‘s regular stops at Starbucks, let’s look through 10 high-profile moms and dads … Continue reading

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More firsts

This month, little Oliver had the chance to engage in several firsts. The little guy attended his first baseball game, saw his first giraffe, and went to his first Viking festival. He is growing up so much faster than I … Continue reading

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October and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

Click below to view the giveaways for our October issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. October 2013 Free Stuff Buyer’s Guide 2013 Free Stuff

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October 2013 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our October issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes October 31, 2013. … Continue reading

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Essay Contest: A stitch in time

From the sweet and touching to the funny and unforgettable, a myriad of moms submitted their sentiments about this journey called motherhood for our first ever reader essay contest. Although we enjoyed reading each and every one of your essays, … Continue reading

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Perfect ten

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