Monthly Archives: May 2014

Week 13: Freedom

On October 30, 1990, George Michael released the song, “Freedom.” On May 19, 2014 I was released on parole—also known as the end of my first trimester. Yay, for the second trimester! Yay, for an appetite! Yay, for finally rounding … Continue reading

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The not so newbie

Hi, my name is Adam Rust, and I’m new to Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. However, I’m not new to the experience of pregnancy and newborns. In fact, my wife and I currently have four children, ages 7 years, 5 years, … Continue reading

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Week 32: Things are getting real

We had a little arrival today. I was expecting it, obviously, and my plan was to leave it in the box and stuff it away somewhere in the very back of the garage. Then the delivery guy ruined everything by … Continue reading

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Mimo Baby Monitor

I like to think of myself as a cautious mom. (My husband likes to think of me as paranoid.) For the past couple of years since I’ve had kids, I have run up and down the stairs about a dozen … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Christina Ricci expecting first child

Congratulations are in order for Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen. The Now and Then actress, 34, and her husband are expecting their first child Us Weekly reports. In a surprising baby bump reveal, the mom-to-be debuted her growing belly at LAX airport in L.A. on Friday … Continue reading

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A year of firsts: Enjoy it

 The balloons have deflated. The dust bunnies on the floor have taken their place. The cupcakes are stale—well, the one I didn’t eat, anyway. The Kid knew something was up, because there were lots of people staring at him while … Continue reading

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Week 20: Secondhand savings

I’ve always loved a good deal, but lately it’s reached a whole new level. After my first pregnant shopping trip to Babies “R” Us, sticker shock set in when I started to realize just how much a baby needs—and how … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Book Pop-Up

I absolutely love the Peg Perego Book Pop-Up. It’s like the Ferrari of strollers—a fitting comparison, considering this flashy, smooth-driving beauty is also made with painstaking care in Italy, where Peg Perego has been producing quality baby goods for close … Continue reading

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A feverish week: The birth of Wayne Norman

Wayne Norman Riley was born October 28th 2013 at 12:51 am. It was a crazy whirlwind week before and after and I have barely been able to get my mind around it all. The week leading up to Wayne’s birth … Continue reading

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Baby’s first haircut

Rowan’s baby book has a spot to record all of his many first achievements—rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, etc. I am usually a mix of happy and sad whenever he reaches one of these milestones (happy that he is … Continue reading

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Win it: Skip Hop

Congratulations to our winners; Jocelyn, Jennifer, Krista and Shannon.   Sending your older kids off to day camp this summer and taking care of a baby at the same time? Summer can be a busy time for moms! Luckily, our … Continue reading

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Meet Adam

Please welcome our new Dad’s Eye View blogger, Adam Rust! As a soon-to-be dad of five, Adam always has a story to share. Be sure to check out his bio below, and stop back next week for his first post. Adam Rust loves … Continue reading

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Week 12: Back to sleep

I’m currently taking advantage of my final weeks where I have the option to either sleep on my back or stomach. Of course, I’m already not really sleeping. I’m just turning myself around for eight hours, like a rotisserie chicken, with … Continue reading

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Week 31: Third trimester, baby!

You’d think that four pregnancies into this whole having kids business, I might remember details like when the third trimester begins. Can I blame this on pregnancy brain? And let me just say that our beat up old baby book … Continue reading

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timi & leslie Kate Convertible Bag

After a long winter, I’m always ready to shed some layers, and this year’s rough weather made me especially itchy for a change. At the top of the list for my new look was undoubtedly a new diaper bag, as … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Rosie Pope’s nursery inspiration

  Actress Rosie Pope enlisted the help of designer Vanessa Antonelli to create the perfect nursery for her 2-month-old daughter Bridget Monroe. Vanessa Antonelli  created a feminine, functional space in the actress’ home. CBS: We’re so excited to hear all about the new baby … Continue reading

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It will change

A Baby Bubble is a weird thing. As a mom stuck on the inside for almost a year now, I finally understand it. (Well, as much as my Baby Brain can understand. Anyone seen my car keys? Oh, they’re in … Continue reading

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Adventure awaits

We created a spunky, imaginative land for little ladies in our May issue. Pick up your copy today for the full design!   wall rack / lamp / hanging decor / crib sheet / rabbit / rug / wall decals / crib

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Week 19: It’s a girl!

Nothing could have prepared me for the pure joy and elation I had when the ultrasound technician looked over and told us “You’re having a girl!” Going into that moment, we had no idea what to expect. Our families were … Continue reading

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Mom date

Even though I’m happily married, I’ve found myself desperately wanting to get picked up. It’s shameless, really. I bring Rowan out to grab coffee, pick up groceries, play on the swings, and I can’t help but wish someone would chat … Continue reading

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My pretty girl: The birth of Sofia Michelle

I was at my 38 week check up on Wednesday, November 28 when the nurse took my blood pressure a few times before the doctor came in. When he did, he told me I was 1 cm dilated and my … Continue reading

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Win it: Baby Aspen

Congratulations to our winner, Renita. Planning to spend some time digging around in the garden this summer with your little one by your side? Be sure to dress baby for the part! Baby Aspen has a new “In the Garden” … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger Vue

When I agreed to test out the Vue by Baby Jogger, it became the third in our ever-growing fleet of strollers. And you would think that between the other two, I would have no reason for a third. But the … Continue reading

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Bellybuds Facebook Giveaway – May 17th

  The Bellybuds baby-bump sound system consists of specialized speakers that gently adhere to the belly of moms-to-be and safely play memory-shaping sound directly to the womb. A baby’s hearing develops in utero around 20 weeks. Memories begin at 30. … Continue reading

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Week 11: The Doppler effect

I had my second prenatal appointment, it was a Doppler ultrasound—this means I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat. I also got to keep my pants on. Last month, when I arrived for my first prenatal appointment, I knew to … Continue reading

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Ergobaby Four Position 360

There are a lot of carriers out there today, and as a mother of five children, I have some considerable experience with them. It has been a challenge to find a carrier that my husband is able to use and … Continue reading

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Done for now

I first began writing about pending fatherhood nearly a year and a half ago. Knowing that my wife and I were expecting, I kickstarted Awkward Story, a blog about my thoughts on the transition from a childless existence to one … Continue reading

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Growing pains

I’m slightly obsessed with my kid. Hopefully, this is not the kind of obsession that finds me going with him on his first date or being his college dorm RA. I just really love being around him. Sure, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: First Mother’s Day celebrations

In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest matriarchs who celebrated their first Mother’s Day last weekend. From Kim Kardashian, to Jenna Dewan-Tatum, to Olivia Wilde, to Fergie, look through our list of 15 star moms celebrating for the first time … Continue reading

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Week 18: Benefits of prenatal massage

Having a birthday shortly after announcing my pregnancy was amazing: not only did I receive several maternity tops, but I also received two gift certificates for prenatal massages. Since I’m terrible at delaying gratification (can anyone relate?), I wasted no … Continue reading

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Giving birth to life: The birth of Zoe Nicole

“That was a nice long shower,” my husband groggily says to me as I step out of the en suite bathroom while he still lay in bed. “What time is it?” “It’s 4:30 a.m.” I respond as I dry off … Continue reading

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Win it: Psi Bands

Congratulations to our winners;  Ruby, Samantha, Daniel, Chrissy and Lana. Invented by a fellow mom who wanted to relieve her debilitating severe morning sickness, Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh” bands) are the only stylish, drug-free and FDA-cleared wristbands available for the … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Lift LX Travel System

As a brand-new mom, I could not have been more excited to try out the Safety 1st Lift LX Travel Stroller, and I have been very pleased with how easy it was to assemble and use. The user manual was very … Continue reading

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I’m that mom

I’m that mom. The one who obsessively keeps track of when her son falls asleep and wakes up. The one who doesn’t like to hand him over when people are all too ready to pounce and hold him. The one … Continue reading

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Week 10: Woe to the first trimester

For me, the first trimester is the most unpleasant because it’s the only trimester where I experience 40 different personalities in under a minute. My body transforms into a foreign entity that causes things I can’t control like: 1. Exhaustion I was never … Continue reading

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Britax Affinity

When we were asked to review the new Britax Affinity, we were very excited. Our first glimpse of the stroller was online as it was not yet even available in the United States at the time. We loved the looks … Continue reading

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One year

I have no idea how this happened so quickly, but my child has now spent an entire year on earth. Despite all the times I asked him to stop growing, he turned a year old this past week. That’s right, … Continue reading

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You’re a mom if …

We are coming up on yet another milestone—but this time it’s one of mine. Mother’s Day. This is my first Mother’s Day as a real mom. Last year, I was a huge baby-and-water-retaining preggo, and I remember thinking, “Next year … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Kendra Wilkinson is ready to pop!

Kendra on Top star Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett cheered on their 4-year-old son Hank at his soccer game in Canoga Park, Calif. on Sunday (May 4). Looking ready to give birth any day now, the reality star, 28, wore a blue maxi tank dress over … Continue reading

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Week 17: No man’s land

I apologize in advance if this post isn’t super inspiring or thought provoking … I’m just trying to keep it real! As I began thinking about what to write this week, I realized life has been uneventful. While I’m past … Continue reading

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D-Link Systems Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L)

My husband and I were excited to try out the D-Link Solutions Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-825L). We were tempted to buy a Wi-Fi video monitor when we initially bought our baby monitor but ultimately decided against it, opting for a … Continue reading

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A gut feeling: The birth of Eva Rose

January 31st, my expected due date, came and went. I was praying that something would happen that day, but it didn’t. The entire pregnancy I just knew I would deliver early, but I guess baby had another plan. My mom … Continue reading

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Win it: Aqua Sphere

Congratulations to our winner, Elysia. With baby on the way, its easy to forget that summer is also just around the corner. But as temperatures heat up, swimming is a great way for moms-to-be to stay fit and cool all … Continue reading

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Can you see me now?

You know you’re a parent when you find yourself saying, “We didn’t have that when I was growing up!” I’ve heard it numerous times over the years before I was one myself, and now I’m hearing it come out of … Continue reading

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A new dating game

You’re both at your cars, conversation is dying out, and suddenly, you’re feeling bashful. Shuffling your feet and avoiding eye contact, you take the big step. “So, what are you up to the rest of the week?” Your heart pounds, … Continue reading

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Lunchtime pumper

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Capturing every moment

Kelly Pappas, mom of two in San Diego, has only a few memories from her first birth three years ago. She knows she labored alongside her loving husband in the hospital and that it was a peaceful experience overall. But … Continue reading

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Hot wheels

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The big push

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The prenatal diet du jour

There’s no question that what a woman eats during pregnancy can play a huge role in fostering the health of both mom and her tiny tadpole. And if you’re already making smart dietary choices by eating foods like salmon and … Continue reading

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