Happy February, Guys!
I’m just going to jump right in with the cool stuff I found this month.
They are these little on-the-go chewy bars they help support both energy and milk production if you’re breastfeeding (I didn’t mention this to my husband as he was polishing off the bag). They are allergen friendly (soy, dairy, gluten & nut free) and packed with nutritionally dense ingredients that are also great for kids. They aren’t the prettiest looking things but both Kelly and I hammered them and agreed they were damn tasty.
They’ve offered a 15% discount until April 1st to Pregnant Chicken readers if you use the code: PREGNANTCHICKEN. Good for 15% off any online order at www.mommemeals.com.
I don’t know how I happened upon this clever invention, but I thought it was so smart. It’s a Ride Safer travel vest that you can use in place of a car seat for kids that are 3-years old and up (30 – 80lbs.) Sure, a car seat is always ideal but they are pretty tricky to haul everywhere if you’re traveling, taking cabs, using rental cars, or having someone pick up your child that doesn’t have a car seat, so this is a nice alternative. How handy, eh? Here’s a little video that explains it more.
Love this article called “Everything You Know About Sleeping Through the Night is Wrong” I wish this article had been around when I had non-sleeping infants.
“For example, “sleeping through the night” is a phrase thrown around often, but do you know what it actually refers to? Five hours. That’s it. Sleeping through the night means a five-hour stretch.”
Planning on a water birth? VBAC? Scared of giving birth?
Labour and Delivery nurse, Chelsea Ann Wiley, started a website named Birth with Balance in order to help women heal, teach, and empower one another through their birth stories. She personally goes through each story and writes a title and short blurb to let you know what you’re getting into with every story. Certainly makes more sense than the stranger that tells you about her episiotomy in the grocery line – “No speaka the English, lady. Go way!”
Here’s another where-the-hell-were-you-when-I-had-a-baby services. There was nothing I found harder than writing thank-you notes after I had my kids – I was recovering, sleep deprived and knee deep in newborn haze. Well, now you can go to a site called, Postable, pick a thank you card, type your thank you in a handwriting font, and mail it without having to leave the house. You can check out the video and see how it works (the last line is killer.)
(It’s only available in the U.S. right now so we in the rest of the world still have to wearily scratch out “Blanket nice, nice. See soon.” to our relatives and friends.)
Hey, happy Valentine’s Day, guys! And happy Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week from February 7th through the 14th.
Here’s the Congenital Heart Defect post from my Scary Shit Series to get you up to speed on what they are.
I wanted to also let you know about a brand new charitable swaddle that aden + anais has just launched. The Hayden’s Heart swaddles benefit the Hayden’s Heart foundation, a not-for-profit that brings awareness to and honours all children fighting Congenital Heart Disease, the leading cause of infant deaths in the U.S.
It retails for $19.95 and come in Pink, Green and Blue and can be purchased at www.adenandanais.com. Nothing like being wrapped in muslin goodness while supporting a good cause.
Tieks sent me a pair of their Cardinal Red flats (hot damn, I love their shoes) to help us spread the word that heart disease is the #1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Wear red and share with the women you love in honour of American Heart Month. Done! (Once I dig myself out of the 400 feet of snow in my front yard.)
Here are some great visuals that I found to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or as I like to call it, the day before I buy a ton of chocolate on sale. I would have shared them on Facebook but I’ve already had my wrist slapped a couple of times for sharing “inappropriate content”. I’d say these would qualify.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. These stems smell like taint. Or maybe just poo.
He knows he’s done a great job. I can see the pride and confidence in his eyes. You’ve got this, sir!
I have never been made to feel so uncomfortable by a rock.
Remember when I posted that picture of the adorable child that I thought was going to get the shit kicked out if by a kangaroo? Many of you set me straight on Facebook and assured me that kangaroos were mild mannered, kind animals – after all, Australia is known for its gentle creatures. I just love this series (click on them to make them larger). Let me know if you know the source or if there are anymore.
This post called “25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding” is just awesome. It just goes to show how that this uptight nonsense about nursing is a new thing. Suck on that, prudes.
Speaking of tits, I love this video from Sparrow Folk called Ruin Your Day with Tits. After all, breastfeeding women are just exhibitionists!
This post from the Ugly Volvo called, What I Do All Day When I Am Home With The Baby, could have been written by me. Of course it would have had more spelling and grammatical errors.
“9:40 Sit on the floor and clap, hoping to teach baby to clap. Baby will not clap. Go online and Google, “How old babies start clapping?” and read article saying they start to do this more between 9 and 12 months. (Baby is 11 months old)”
Lastly, I found this image and thought it was so perfect. “Oh, Sam.”
That’s it, kids. Happy February!