Tuesday, May 21, 2013
free pattern I shared back in December with a few changes...
prints in the collection so Abbey can have a whole collection of little mini dolls.
Friday, May 17, 2013
This post brought to you by Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine.
I think as parents we all reach a point where we could write a book titled "I wish I knew..." We could fill it with all the things we discovered along the path of parenting that we wish we would have known from the start. I think it is why we value the advice from other parents so much. Those who have already gone down that path. For me it was the reason we stumbled through the first time parenting stage, but handled things a little more gracefully with each kid that followed. At the top of the list of things I wish I knew would be products that you can't live without versus products you should skip. When I had Jude I remember buying the wipe warmer, I was sure that changing a babies diaper with a nice warm wipe would be much better than a cold wipe. I was sure in my mind that this would avoid all crying at diaper changes and it would be like a day at the spa. I was so wrong. Fast forward to the 10th diaper change in a day and the wipes are dry from being over heated, and I was just trying to get the diaper changed before I got whizzed on by a baby who could care less if the wipe was warm or cold, he just wanted to be dressed. A nursing pillow though? I passed on that. It seemed bulky and awkward and I didn't see the value. Let's just say after a year of shoving pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals under my arm to support my elbow, a nursing pillow was at the top of my list when I had Abbey. I am not joking when I say it changed my life. So when I was asked if I wanted to try out the Comfort&Harmony Mombo nursing pillow with Penny. I agreed. I still had my old nursing pillow but I was more than willing to try out a new one.
I love the Mombo Nursing Pillow. It is the best nursing pillow It has a soft pillow on top, which is very comfortable, and it has a flat firm foam pillow on the bottom to help support you during a feeding and help support the baby. I also find that is sat really well on the floor due to the flat bottom. There is also a vibration option to help soothe baby. I know babies must like the vibration thing, we have a couple baby items that vibrate but Penny was not a fan of the vibration. Which is fine since it can easily be removed. Penny loves belly time even more with the help of the Mombo because her face and body stay up off the floor.
The Mombo is great for just propping her up so she can see the chaos that is her siblings playing and she has the best seat in the house for it. Even though at nearly 5 months I had to stop nursing Penny I still use the Mombo for all of Penny's feedings (which are about every 2-3 hours throughout the day and night) it helps support both of us even in the bottle feedings and I still feel like we have the bond, which is good because stopping nursing came pretty hard to me. I also just love the look and feel of the Mombo, it is soft and stylish so it doesn't feel super out of place when it is hanging out in the living room.
If you have a newborn or are expecting a baby I would check out the Mombo baby nursing pillows for sure. It is one of the things I wish I knew about back when I had Jude and I know I could not live without one now.
They are available at Toys R Us and Babies R Us.
Also we are giving away a Comfort &Harmony Mombo Nursing Pillow today!
Entry is simple leave a comment on this post telling us why you want a Mombo.
**Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway is open until May 24th 2013, please leave your email address so I can contact the winner. One comment/entry per person. Winner will be notified via email at the close of the giveaway to claim the prize the winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be selected**
Thursday, May 16, 2013
With Google Reader gone you can now follow us on Bloglovin (button coming soon :)
Friday, May 3, 2013
o-Ann Fabric and Crafts contacted me about working with some new fabric from the HGTV Home Decor fabric line. Seeing how I buy about 80% of my sewing and crafting supplies from Jo-Ann (it's literally around the corner from my house) I of course could not say no to the opportunity. They sent me two of the fabrics from the line to work with and come up with a fun project. The fabric is a sturdy home decor fabric so it was perfect for making a big tote bag since I knew it would be durable and I needed a big "carry all" bag. (everything else I used was purchased by me from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts)