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Week 39: Time marches on

It’s a little surreal to be writing these words, but the time is nearly here. My life as a single unit, free of anyone else’s say-so, is nearing an end. I’m 39 weeks today—39 big ones! I had my appointment … Continue reading

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GB Qbit Lightweight Stroller

When I opened the GB Qbit Lightweight Stroller box in a bit of a hurry, I was happy to see it was mostly pre-assembled except for the wheels, cup holder and car seat adaptors. Phew! I paged through the user … Continue reading

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Not-so-good night

Well, unfortunately co-sleeping is not working for our family anymore. Our sweet little boy is a wild man at night, kicking and flopping about. He also thinks he should have 24-7 access to the “breastaurant,” which is keeping me up … Continue reading

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Words to live by

Ask for help When your baby needs something, invite your firstborn to help, suggests Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. “She needs to know that she has … Continue reading

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Officially pregnant

When I announced my second pregnancy at P&N (first to our esteemed editor in chief, Lacey, and then to the rest of the staff), I acquired a special status in the office. All at once, I was blogging at pnmag.com … Continue reading

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September 2015—Sunrun giveaway

It’s easy being green One earth-loving family will win 10 eco-conscious baby registry picks, personally selected by Lynn Jurich, a new mom and the co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, a leading residential solar power company. Her favorites include items from … Continue reading

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Hot rides for small fries

A. Doona, $499 Designed for babes between 4 and 35 pounds, this cutting-edge car seat has a built-in mobility system, meaning it can go from car seat to stroller in a matter of seconds. All we can say is: game changer. … Continue reading

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Week 16: The one where the milk almost killed me

Last week I decided that I had to give up exercising altogether. Until that point, I’d been working out three times a week since I decided to stop being a lazy jerk back in January.  When the SI joint pain started … Continue reading

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September 2015—Jewels and Pinstripes giveaway

Star treatment One lucky little one will win a Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity “BUMP” Bag, featuring goods and gear from Ana Brandt Photography, Playskool, WubbaNub, Stride Rite and Novena Maternal Skincare.

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2015 September and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

We have more than $4,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our September issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. September 2015 2015 Buyer’s Guide

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September 2015—Aveeno giveaway

  Spa day Five happy households will win an Aveeno Baby Essential Daily Care Baby & Mommy Gift Set filled with specially formulated washes and lotions to pamper both your newborn’s skin and your own.

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September 2015 Free Stuff

We have more than $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes September 30, 2015. Aveeno Baby Essential … Continue reading

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Brow better

Transform your eyebrows into groomed perfection with expert advice from Umbreen Sheikh, founder of Wink Brow Bar in New York City. Follow the rules Have a brow specialist or your favorite gal at the cosmetics counter measure your natural brow, which will act … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Drinking during pregnancy

Q: Is it safe to drink an occasional glass of wine during pregnancy? A: No, says Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, past president of MotherToBaby, a service of the international nonprofit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and the world’s leading researcher on … Continue reading

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September 2015—PacaPod + Kushies + MAM giveaway

On-the-go essentials One mommy-and-me pair will win a PacaPod Samui bag, a collection of Kushies bibs, burp pads and snack bags, and a selection of MAM bottles, drinking cups and other feeding essentials.

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Name that grandparent

For Grandma Grams, Gran, Gigi, Nana, Nanny, Mimi, Mimzy, Mami, Maymay, Masey, Mia, Babs For Grandpa Papa, Pops, Gramps, Grampy, Pappy, Paddy, Pop pop, Popo, Peppy, Bubba/Bub, Buster, Buddy/Bud Go global Look to your family heritage, and use the word for “grandmother” or “grandfather” (or a variation of it) in another … Continue reading

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The name game

Some parents have an inkling of what their newbie’s name will be long before they ever stare down at those two pink lines. Others wait until baby is in arms to see what name suits her best. Wherever you fall on … Continue reading

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Root of the problem

Q: Can I dye my hair while expecting? A: I advise my clients to ask their doctor. Usually the reply is not in the first trimester, but other medical professionals suggest using off-scalp color—which translates to highlights. Q: I’m itching to cover … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Prepping for breastfeeding success

Q: I’m expecting for the first time and really hoping to breastfeed my baby. What can I do now to set myself up for success?  A: There are important things that you can do ahead of time to help ensure success … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Sound machines and infant sleep

Q: Can using a sound machine really help my baby sleep better? A: The white noise generated by a sound machine is similar to the sounds of the womb, such as a mother’s heartbeat, the amniotic fluid sloshing around the baby, blood flowing, and even the voices … Continue reading

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Baby builder

A healthy diet is always a good idea, but it’s particularly pertinent when you’re growing a baby. The various vitamins and minerals you consume work together to ensure the bundle inside you develops and thrives. While the list of essentials … Continue reading

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Picture perfect

Go pro “Newborn photography is unlike any other kind of photography,” explains Jennifer Blakeley, co-founder of NewbornPhotography.com, an online resource that connects parents with more than 4,000 professional newborn photographers. “Your photographer is not only skilled in camera artistry, she is … Continue reading

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Missed connection

I had always prided myself on not becoming one of “those” moms. The ones who refer to themselves as “Mommy” at dinner parties (“Mommy’s getting tipsy!”), who listen to kids music 24/7 and whose relationships with their husbands don’t exist … Continue reading

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Fluid check

Flow chart During pregnancy, a mom-to-be’s circulatory system goes through rapid and dramatic changes, says Oliver W. Jones, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Denver. Blood volume starts ramping up as early as five weeks’ gestation, and by the end of the … Continue reading

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Snap happy

1. I’m a tech-savvy girl, but I still love having my favorite photos printed. —Alexis, Editorial Intern Kate Spade album, $25 2. This scarf camera strap is as pretty as a picture. —Ginny, Contributing Editor Bluebird Chic camera strap, $75 3. For … Continue reading

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Real talk

If this is your first pregnancy rodeo, you’ve probably already discovered a few of the undisclosed aspects of growing a baby. After all, few people voluntarily strike up a conversation about the stray hairs cropping up on their chins or … Continue reading

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Pajama party

1. A unique shape lets baby snooze with her arms up. Love to Dream Love to Swaddle UP Lite, $30 2. A generously sized leg pouch provides ample room for healthy hip development. HALO SwaddleSure, $15 3. A vented front … Continue reading

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The family way

Make room for two with a spot that’s just right for both your baby girls. light / changing table / mobile / crib sheet / crib   light / pillow / toddler bed / plush / sheet set / blanket … Continue reading

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September 2015—The Pump Station + Kids in the House giveaway

Get schooled Ten novice moms and dads will win Baby Care 101: The Ultimate Baby Manual, thanks to The Pump Station along with Kids in the House. The all-encompassing DVD shares what every new parent needs to know to survive … Continue reading

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Win a New Mom Essentials Pack from Cake Maternity!

  Enter to win a New Mom Essentials Pack from Cake Maternity!

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Joovy TooFold

Multipurpose is the best word to describe the Joovy TooFold stroller by Micralite. It can transform from a single stroller to a double stroller, a single stroller with a standing platform, and even a single stroller with a huge storage pack. It’s the … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Tanya!

Our Knocked Up blogger Tanya recently welcomed a new little family member. Click here to read the story of her home birth.

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Win it: Knock Knock

During your nine months of pregnancy, you’re hard at work prepping your home for a wee one and giving serious thought to how you’ll bring your babe into the world (not to mention how you’ll raise her in the years after). But this sweet … Continue reading

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Right at home: The birth of Akira

For those of you who have followed along during my pregnancy, you know that in what has now become my last Knocked-Up blog post, I was having some false labor and a whole lotta Braxton Hicks contractions that were leading me … Continue reading

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Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1

I was excited to receive my Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 car seat. This car seat is perfect for those ever-growing toddlers. Its three stages can accommodate your child until they are ready to lose the car seat altogether. Not only … Continue reading

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Graco 4Ever All-in-1

With kids constantly growing in to and out of their car seats, tripping over or trying to find storage for seats in limbo was getting old. When I began dreaming of the extra space I would acquire if we didn’t … Continue reading

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2015 Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

We have more than $2,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Buyer’s Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes September 30, 2015.   … Continue reading

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Week 38: She makes me brave

In a past blog post, I wrote about the anticipation Darrin and I have about what baby girl will be like when she arrives—the parts of us she would acquire, and those we hoped we could spare her. I wrote … Continue reading

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Newton giveaway

Safe siesta One slumbering sweetheart will win a Newton Crib Mattress, which is hypoallergenic, completely washable and made without foam, latex or adhesives.

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Lullaby Earth giveaway

Sleep tight One little dozer will win a Lullaby Earth Breeze Crib Mattress, boasting a breathable surface, food-grade waterproofing, seamless reinforced edges and dual firmness.

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CelebrityBabyTrends.com giveaway

First rate One happy household will win a First Year Bundle by CelebrityBabyTrends.com, featuring a RaZbaby Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier and RaZ-Buddy Ethan Penguin, Poe Wovens Babywearing Wrap, Squooshi Baby Food Pouch Starter Kit, Bella Bundles On-The-Go Blanket, Evoli Foaming Baby Wash, … Continue reading

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Preggers.com giveaway

Treat yourself Two chic mamas will win The Ultimate Maternity and Postpartum Support Shopping Spree with a $250 gift card to Preggers.com.

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Konfidence + pediped + b.box giveaway

Package deal One lucky little one will win a $200 gift certificate to pediped, $200 worth of swim gear from Konfidence and $100 worth of fun finds from b.box.

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Naturepedic giveaway

Rest easy One sweet dreamer will win a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight 2-Stage Crib Mattress, providing the perfect combination of firmness and comfort.

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Stuff4Multiples.com giveaway

Twice as nice One mom of multiples will win a Twingaroo twin carrier and diaper bag, as well as a twin pool float, mother of twins necklace and twin baby journal, courtesy of Stuff4Multiples.com.

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Chicco 100 Day Giveaway

We’re giving away 100 Chicco products and prizes every day for 100 days—hooray! From strollers to car seats to feeding essentials and even shopping sprees, there’s something for everyone. Enter on Mondays to win a stroller, Tuesdays to win a … Continue reading

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Signing off

Our little guy turns 1 year old this week. This event also marks the end of my journey writing for Pregnancy & Newborn’s Dad’s Eye View blog. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share a bit of my journey in … Continue reading

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It takes a village

There is a saying: It takes a village to raise a child. As a new mother, I’m realizing more and more the importance of finding your village, your community. As hard as people try, no one can prepare you ahead … Continue reading

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Week 15: The one where there are so many other thoughts to think

I can remember back to my first pregnancy when I basically had nothing else going on in my life. I mean, I was working but only part-time, teaching a class at the local university and going to graduate school, and … Continue reading

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Win it: Pilatesology.com

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Olivia (MD)! It can be tough for new and expectant mamas to find time for a workout, when the gym seems farther away than ever and your sweatpants seem more suited for the couch … Continue reading

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