Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Countdown Giveaway


Pigeon Silicone Nipple Shield Review

Baby Dragon turns 1 month today! Wow! How time flies! I have been exclusively breastfeeding him since Day 1 and I intend to keep at it. At day 3, baby was feeding so much that I suffered from extremely sore and cracked nipples. It breaks my heart to stop breastfeeding him just because of the pain, so I asked Daddy J to grab me some nipple shields. He got me some silicone nipple shields from Pigeon. I was so excited to test it out and had him sterilize it right away. As with everything that goes into your baby's mouth (especially newborns), you must thoroughly wash and sanitize them before every use.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bitten by the Music Bug! Bug and Kelly Winners

Have you been Bitten by the Music Bug???
Well, these moms surely have and Christmas have started for these lucky babies and moms! 
Please send me an email with your complete shipping address, contact details, and shirt of your choice. 

Thank you Bug and Kelly Kidswear for these awesome shirts!
For Boys: Please Don't Stop the Music.(In white, black, and red).

For Girls: Rolling in the Deep.

For Girls: Strawberry Fields Forever

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Baby Blues: Breastfeeding and Lactation Cookies

My little man is turning a month old in less than a week! I have only been breastfeeding him for 3 weeks yet I have started to feel the pressure that most breastfeeding moms do. It really isn't all rainbows and butterflies, I have realized it just now. There's the late night feedings, the on-demand feedings (this is especially hard when you're working), pump failures, and cracked nipples resulting from improper latching, among others. It's so heartbreaking to hear your baby cry as he asks to be fed when you're in the middle of a very arduous task or when you can barely get up in the middle of the night or during daytime when you haven't had a single wink. Nowadays, a 4-hour sleep is considered a luxury. Despite all these, nothing compares to the bond it creates between mother and child. The countless benefits of breastfeeding makes it all even more worth it.

When I was pregnant, the idea of breastfeeding was something very exciting for me. I started preparing myself so I can successfully breastfeed my child early on in pregnancy. One of the ways I did this was by consuming Lactation Cookies from Crumbs and Grubs. I also consumed these cookies as a healthy and nutritious option to satisfy my pregnant cravings/snacking. (See Article: Proper Diet and Healthy Snacks for Expecting Moms)

What are Lactation Cookies, exactly? Remember how older folks and your doctor would tell you to always include soup and malunggay in your meals to help with your milk supply? I know most moms don't have the time to make soup or can't stomach the bitter taste of malunggay. That's where Lactation Cookies comes in.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Teaching Your Baby Sign Language (A Guest Post)

Teaching Your Baby Sign Language

Many parents who are interested in supporting their child’s development use baby sign language from the age of eight months and sometimes even earlier. This is the time where their babies become more active and more entwined with the different sounds, symbols, as well as hand gestures they see. There may be no assurance that your children will learn immediately but they will certainly keep a part of this experience and learn from it in due time.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Good Taste, Great Pairings with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews

With the holidays fast approaching and our little man's first Christmas, I can't help but dream about the extra special and magical feasts we'll be having this season. "Tis the season to be jolly!" As they always say; with such joyous moments come celebrations, and with us, whenever a celebration is called for, there's always that special wine or a bottle or two of beer to commemorate the event.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

12 Months of Baby: An Early 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Moms and dads, ninongs and ninangs, are you looking for a unique gift for your little ones this Christmas? 
Here's a great Christmas gift idea: Cool and Unique Onesies and Statement Tees for babies and toddlers from a mommy-owned local company called In the Crib.
Pretty Printed Top and Pants

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Liebster Award Nomination!

10/26/12 3:46 PM
Philippines Time

(I wrote this as I was waiting to go into active labor. Unfortunately, I never got to finish and post it until today. Apologies to Kim for the late response.)

So I was just browsing around online while waiting for another wave of contractions (masochist, eh? nah, just extremely excited!), when I decided to creep up on Mommy Kim's Site. I got nominated for a Liebster Award! Yay! I know that Lieb means love or dear in German but, I haven't heard of the Liebster Award 'til now. I'm guessing it means someone likes what I do, wooo, I am ecstatic! :D

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby Talk: Calming and Understanding Your Baby with Baby Language

As all new parents would say, the first few days, weeks, or months with your baby could be a bittersweet mix of pure bliss and insanity. Holding your baby for the first time, bringing him home, and sharing his "firsts" is such a precious moment for parents. Then there's the sleepless nights, endless crying, and (if you're a breastfeeding mom like me) the on-demand feeding.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dealing with Contractions and Pain during Labor and Childbirth the Natural Way


Just last week, we welcomed our dearest little boy into the world. My childbirth experience was not as difficult nor as scary as others described it would be. I welcomed the birth of my son in a calm, collected, and relaxed manner. At 9:30 am, I started to go into early labor, with my mucus plug & bloody show coming out along with slight contractions. I breezed through the first few hours of early labor and did my usual tasks (I was even able to mop, disinfect, and wax the floors and do other chores).

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