10 05 2009

Thank you to everyone who entered the amazing giveaway sponsored by Cara from Bubbles & Bows Boutique!!!! And….

Congrats to WHITNEY

Whitney is one of my bestest friends! I’m so thrilled for her to have won this!!! 😀


Reading List

7 05 2009

I shared way back in March (why does that seem like eons ago?!) what I was reading. You can also see that list down and to the right…

Well, since I am starting my training to become a certified doula, I have a big ol reading list.

So, I went to our libraries website and reserved some books. This is what I currently am reading through –

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Fisher and Ury. This one is to help deal with those pesky doctors who want to intervene so they can make tee time…or get home for breakfast…or whatever ‘better’ thing they have planned.

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. This is more for those who have a desire to seek out their CNM license…I don’t but, I still think I’ll find it interesting!

Heart & Hands by Elizabeth Davis. Another one geared toward midwives, but, see above 🙂

Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus. Title says it all 🙂 Mine helped me! 😉

There are a couple on the list that I read in preparing for my VBAC that I can’t wait to read again.

The Birth Partner by Simkin

Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preperation by England and Horowitz

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Heidi Goer

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Any of the ones I’ve already read, I would HIGHLY recommend to any one pregnant or thinking about trying! It is NEVER too early to think about the birth you desire!

ABC’s of Me – I

7 05 2009

*Ice Skating – I’ve only been once or twice…I hate it…lol

*Ice that is crushed – my favorite!

*Ice on the raods – NOT a fan!

*Icee’s – YUMMY!

*Iguana – a friend and I used to sing the intro to The Lion King like, “Please, mama, bring me an iguana..” Listen to it, you’ll hear it! 😉

ABC’s of Me – G & H

6 05 2009

I’m so not good at this, lol….


*Gummy Bears….one of my favorite treats

*Grease….that movie/musical annoys me

*Green has become my new favorite color


*candy Hearts – YUM!

*Heat – I rather enjoy ‘sweltering’ summers (just not when I’m pregnant, like last summer)

*Handful – I have two boys that definitely are just that

*House – so thankful to finally be in one and not an apartment!!!

Give It Away Now!!!!!

5 05 2009

As promised, here is the giveaway. I apolgize for it not going up until today, but it’s been crazy….

Cara has an adorable shop, Bubbles and Bows Boutique. In it you can find everything to pamper the sweet baby in your life!

Cara has offered an awesome prize for the winner of this giveaway – a custom tote bag filled with goodies (total will be approximately $100 worth of fun goodies!)! (Goodies will depend on winner – pregnant, new mom, age/sex of child, etc…)

Some items could include:

* Personalize Taggy Blanket
* Personalized/Customized Burper
* Personalized/Custom Blanket
* Custom Nursing Cover
* Custom Onesie/T-Shirt
* Custom Wet Bag
* Custom Wipes Container
* Custom Boppy Cover (Pillow Not Included)
* Custom Cloth Diaper
* Custom Hair Bow
* other misc items for Mommy 🙂 (Not custom made, just fun, mommy items!) 😉
Cara will pick the items, but will be in contact with the winner to make them to his/her liking!
So, how can you get in on this awesome giveaway?? It’s easy peasy!
First, this is required – don’t do this, your other entries will be disqualified (I’m mean…lol) Head over to Cara’s shop and look around, come back and tell us what your favorite item is…easy right?
Want more entries? Of course you do!!! For each thing you do, please leave a separate entry…
For ONE extra entry – Tell me who will be getting this prize package if you win (and yes, it’s totally fine to keep it for yourself!)
For FIVE extra entries – Buy something from Bubbles and Bows Boutique (I will confirm with Cara…)
And if that wasn’t incentive enough to buy something, Cara will be donating 10% of all sales to Make a Wish for the next six weeks! That’s good enough reason there! 🙂
*This is open to US residents, only. Sorry!
*Giveaway ends Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:59pm.
*Winner will be drawn first thing Saturday morning.
*Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

ABC’s of Me – F

4 05 2009

*Fish – we do NOT like to eat fish

*Funny – my boys keep me laughing all day

*Fresh Fruit – need I say more? Yum yum!!!!

I did it!!!

2 05 2009

I talked about it…and talked about it…and now I finally did it! I registered with ALACE for this summer’s doula training! I’m giddy! I’m nervous! I want to jump up and down! I want to throw up!

Now. I just have to wait til June. The training is June 26-28th. I’ll have to drive almost an hour away each of those days, but it’ll so be worth it!

I’m so excited!

…now, I need to find 6 births to attend in the next year! Whew!