Kotex articles, information, free samples and sweepstakes

Did you know that Kotex has an area of their site dedicated to information about post-pregnancy and pre-pregnancy? Well I didn’t. They have a few articles on what to expect as far as your period goes after pregnancy that you might want to check out. They also have a free sample form you can fill out in order to receive, you guessed it.. a free sample! On top of all that they are holding a…

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5 ways to discourage breastfeeding

So you’re thinking about breastfeeding and then someone comes along telling you horror stories, giving bad advice or just making crude comments. What do you do? Ignore them at all costs! Things I may or may not have experienced myself (In no particular order): 1. Bombard the father-to-be as soon as you find out about the pregnancy with emails about how your child likes to suckle from your breast and how great it is, making…

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Will I be a good mom?

The day you discover you are pregnant, once reality sets in and you completely understand that “this is really happening”, one of the first things that may run through your mind is “Will I be a good mom?”. It won’t be the last time you think that either. You’ll have 9 long months to ponder the question. 9 long months to fret and worry and prepare as well as you can. 9 long months to…

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Carter’s baby clothes may cause rash

So I’m sitting here catching up on the news on CNN, like always and what do I see? “Feds warn Carter’s baby clothes may cause rash”. Great! considering 75% of my babies clothes come from Carter’s. Just what I needed with a son who has super sensitive skin. But, it’s not as bad as it may seem. Apparently it’s the fall 2007 line and that only includes approximately 110 million articles of clothing! Needless to…

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Babies first tooth

At approximately 3 months old Vincent started what I thought was teething. He’s started drooling up a storm, sticking anything and everything straight into his mouth and acting fussy. I thought for sure he’d have a tooth in a few weeks. Haha. Then when he stopped sleeping nights, in my head I blamed that on teething too! But apparently I was wrong.. I guess it’s just a stage babies go through? I don’t know. I…

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Baby Milestones: Rolling over

Most parents expect that around 2 to 3 months their babies will begin rolling over from front to back. However, that’s not always the case. My son rolled over for the first time when he was only 2 1/2 weeks old. I’m sure his weight of 10lbs had a little to do with it, but it just goes to show that all babies develop differently and sometimes what you read doesn’t always apply to your…

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6 month well baby check-up

Vincent had his 6 month well-baby check-up just a couple of weeks ago. I believe the shots he got were the Diphtheria–Tetanus–Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Polio, Pneumococcal Conjugate, and Rotavirus. He had the 2nd of his Hep B shots at his 3 month check-up so he didn’t get another this time. Either way, it’s a lot of shots at once. It’s 4 shots. 2 in each leg and one of them is oral. It’s…

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Hugs and Kisses from baby

At around 3 months of age I thought for sure my son was going to say “I love you”.  He tried so hard to say it but he couldn’t manage the “lah” sound and the “you” was even harder.  Just last month after 5 months of “kisses for my baby boy” on his cheek and millions of “I love yous” He almost had it down.   Him and I were up alone one night and he…

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