Friday, April 26, 2013

Zipaboo Giveaway!

Welcome to the ZIPaboo Giveaway!

Hosted by: The Nurse Mommy! 
 This is your chance to win a sleeper that will change the way you look at night time diaper changes! 

ZIPaboo is an adorable sleeper, designed by exhausted mama, Erin Lang, during a 2am diaper change. 

What she says about ZIPaboo:

 I had spent months trying to figure out a way to change his diaper in the middle of the night without disturbing him so he would easily fall back asleep. But, nothing worked! I would try to change his diaper with the absolute least amount of light possible to get everything unpackaged, cleaned, repackaged, suited up in pajamas, and back in to the crib. It was always a struggle because whatever type of pajama I used seemed to take too long to change, always woke him up, and resulted in us watching reruns of the Golden Girls every night together. I started using pajamas that had snaps in the legs and up the chest, but I spent so long re-aligning snaps that he perked up and was ready to play.Or, I used a zippered pajama and would practically have to get him completely undressed to change his diaper. My favorite aspect to the zippered pajamas was playing pretzel leg with my five month old to get it crammed in to the awkward side. It did not make any sense to me. I was growing more and more frustrated with traditional footed pajamas.

And this was the moment that ZIPaboo was born! I stood over my sweet little boy and thought, “This is crazy! Why isn't there a round zipper that gives me direct access to what I need?” The next morning, I loaded Jake up in the car and we drove to a local tailor to create our first prototype. I received it back after a few days and we tried it on that night. It worked GREAT! I actually surprised myself by how easy and functional it was to use.

For details of the review and some seriously adorable baby pics,
see Katrina’s ZIPaboo Sleeper Review

Giveaway runs from 4/22 – 5/7 midnight. ARV $36. US only. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Please enter via Rafflecopter below!

 Disclosure: Katrina received a ZIPaboo sleeper in exchange for review, see review for details. No other compensation was received for this posting. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets. Links enclosed may contain affiliate links.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Week #1 Pinterest project

So remember back in March, seriously, a month ago, when I said I was going to start a weekly pinterest project and share it here with you? Well life has obviously been a little crazy. I have done a couple different things but have yet to post about them... so here is my first official week of pinterest posts.

Before I got pregnant I saw all these different pictures of cool announcement and cute ways of telling people about baby, then I got pregnant and didn't even think of it and just told everyone on Facebook. Then right when I got pregnant I saw all these cute pictures of weekly pregnancy photos and planned on doing something like that. Then all of a sudden I was 20 weeks pregnant and huge and had only taken two pictures the whole pregnancy. I decided then I was GOING to make a cute shirt that I saw on pinterest.

So I got all of the supplies and started on my own :) Of course I wouldn't get the skinny "before" pictures because I was already 20 weeks pregnant. But I figured its better than nothing! So here is how it went.

Items needed:
A shirt that will fit you your entire pregnancy
fabric paint (2 colors of your choice)
Numbers 1-40 in whatever font you want (I tried to choose something plain that would be easy to cut out) typed on a piece of paper 
clear packaging tape
Exacto knife

First, I tried to use some stencils I had on hand from cute "I'm going to be a big brother" shirts for my boys when we told my husband I was pregnant. Those turned out to be to big and ended up not working. So I got creative. I went on the computer and typed up the number and printed out the paper to trace onto the shirt. A site I found recommended trying freezer paper for a stencil, so I tried that:

I traced the numbers onto the paper, and used an exacto knife to cut them out. That ripped so easily I got frustrated. I ended up using the actual paper I printed off, putting clear packaging tape over it to make it thicker and using my exacto knife to cut the numbers out. 

It ended up working out pretty good, a few numbers got tricky and ended up a little dis formed. But I was still pretty  happy with how it all turned out :) Here is the final product

Now the hard part is going to be actually taking pictures every week. I am so bad at procrastinating. If you haven't caught onto that yet. Here is the first weeks picture. I may have underestimated how big my belly is going to get with this baby, and I am really hoping it will stretch enough!

My first pinterest project is finally complete and posted :) what is something you have been working on lately? any fun posts you want to share??

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Zipaboo sleeper giveaway!!

Great New Blogger Opportunity here for you bloggers!

And a sneak peek at an exciting upcoming giveaway for you Mommies!!

Zipaboo Sleeper Giveaway ARV $40

We're looking to team up with 10 bloggers to help us promote a giveaway running starting the week of 4/22.Giveaway will run from 4/22-5/7.

Free option available. Only one co-host/secret word task page spot available. First come.

Sign ups: on Google Docs

Questions? Email Michelle from The Nurse Mommy

Saturday, April 6, 2013

How daddy can help when breast feeding

So I came across this article... On Pinterest of course :) but for real, it's a pretty good article. It is a list of ten things dads can do to help out a breast feeding mom. This is something that a lot of people don't think about during pregnancy, or even right after baby is born. I have nursed/pumped with both of  my boys, I know how exhausting it is. Dad can't get up in the middle of the night, Dad doesn't have to deal with the pains of nursing, Dad doesn't understand what we go through for our sweet little babes. I will post the list below, but Here is a link to the full article if you wanna check it out yourself.

1. Learn about breast feeding

2. Keep water bottles full, and withing arms reach at all breast feeding stations

3. Know where all breast feeding tools are and be ready to bring them to her

4. Prepare the breast pump

5. Provide some entertainment to keep her sane

6. Step up in doing household chores ( YES! This is the best help!)

7. As often as you can say positive, encouraging things to your wife

8. Freely and frequently give back/neck/foot massages ( another huge one)

9. Keep other children/ pets occupied so she can focus on the baby

10. Ask her what she needs

So next time your husband says " I don't know what to do to help" here is a little list to nudge him in the right direction. I have an awesome husband who will pretty much do anything I need in those first few weeks at home. I am a person who has a hard time accepting help, but as a new, exhausted mommy you NEED to make sure and make you are taken care of.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Diono Radian RXT giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Diono®.  Winner is responsible for reading and understanding the child restraint manual, and properly installing and using the child restraint; should winner require assistance with the child restraint, winner should contact the manufacturer for assistance as soon as possible. Sponsors and bloggers hold no liability for adverse outcomes related to the use of this child restraint. My opinions are my own and Mommy Living Life was not compensated for this posting. Life With My Littles is responsible for prize fulfillment.

We are pleased to bring you Safe and Sound: A Diono® Radian RXT Giveaway Event hosted by Life WIth My Littles and Water Rolls Uphill

This giveaway is sponsored in part by Just Kids Store and every blogger found in the Rafflcopter widget.

One lucky winner will receive a Diono® RadianRXT child restraint, approximate retail value $269.99.

This giveaway runs from April 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM to April 16, 2013, at 12:00 AM, and is open to US residents ages 18 and over. 

The Diono® RadianRXT features include:

  • Accommodation of a wide weight range of children from 5 pounds to 80 pounds in a five point harness;

  • An infant insert for superior fit and comfort;

  • Head wings, steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, and adjustable head support;

  • Extended rear facing to 45 pounds;

  • Forward facing from 20 to 80 pounds (and up to 57");

  • Allowing for use as a high weight harnessing booster up to 120 pounds;

  • SuperLATCH and being rated for LATCH to 80 pounds;

  • Sits low in vehicle for easy boarding and exiting of the seat;

  • Narrow seat width to allow for a three across child restraint configuration, in many vehicles;

  • Extensive safety testing and NCAP crash tested;

  • A ten year seat life.

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