Baby sunglasses

Another thing I learned this morning that I should be doing: Ben should be wearing sunglasses!

Or a hat or something to protect his eyes.

Is this common knowledge?

I saw this on lilSugar this morning and then had to investigate. Apparently, it’s a good idea.

Rebecca M Gruber / June 28, 2011 8:27 am
It’s no surprise that Rachel Zoe’s lil one is already sporting a pair of oversize sunnies. The stylish 3-month-old tot was spotted accompanying his mama on some grocery errands yesterday, where both were protecting their eyes from the sun’s strong rays. It’s never too early to shield lil ones’ peepers from UV rays, and there are plenty of trendy pint-sized sunglasses to do the job, including the John Lennon-esque version ($7) baby Skyler wore on the outing. Check out other fun picks for infants and toddlers below.

From top to bottom: One Step Ahead Sun Smarties Wrap Shades ($10), Babiators Blue Angels ($20), Baby Lennon Sunglasses ($7), BabyBanz Adventure Banz ($16), Julbo Looping($32).



Weird purchase: a pump bra

Hands Free Pump Bra

Since I’ve been back at work, I’ve been having to pump 3-5 times a day to keep our supply up at home for Blake to feed Ben. That takes a chunk out of my day, causing me to have to work on my days off to make up for the time I took to be a milk machine.

So I bought a pump bra. >

So strange, I know! Jenna and I saw these at Target and joked about how strange they are. But I figure it’ll allow me to go into a corner room at the office and pump while typing or doing other work. Or doing stuff at home. I thought it’d allow me to pump while driving but Blake was categorically against that for some reason (although the author of the website I bought it off of reported pumping during her commute!)…

It’s due to arrive in the next couple of days. We’ll see how it goes.

**Update: I received the bra. When I tried it on, it had slits cut out on the nips, and had padding behind it. The slits showed through clothes! I tried to wear it and a normal nursing bra over it, for both concealment and extra support. When I tried to put the pump horns in the bra, they got all stuck and then didn’t work right. I ended up in the parking lot at work for 45 minutes tangled in two bras with pump horns stuck to me. Oh it was a mess. I’m in the process of trying to send the bra back. At least I tried.


Razor extender thingy for pregnant shaving

I saw this gadget in a pregnancy magazine a few months ago and thought, “How stupid is that?!”

However, as I’ve gotten bigger, and more tired and less flexible, I’ve begun to resemble a man, frequently opting to wear long pants in the Florida heat to avoid shaving.

Just tonight, I attempted to shave in the bath to avoid slipping and dying in the shower and even that’s frickin’ hard! (Yes, karma is a mother…)

So now I’m kind of drooling over this stupid gadget…


Fun delivery gowns

Fun for the delivery of a baby boy...

In perusing through all the preggo mags, I saw an ad for these delivery gowns with fun patterns on them.

At first I was like, who gives a crap? You get a “free” one from the hospital.

Then as I marinated on it in my mental database, I starting thinking that it is actually a fun idea because I’ll be photographed after the delivery and I look horrible in white. Plus, in all that agony of childbirth, I read that it’s soothing to personalize your hospital room and whole experience.

I dunno… weird? Fun?



Pregnancy t-shirts

I found these funny pregnancy shirts online. Love them! Which one’s your fav?

For Blake:




Gender predictor test

So my doctor gave me all these pregnancy magazines so I’ve been looking at all these kooky products. How much crap does a 7 pound baby need?!? Goodness!

Thought this was interesting, in a funny way. Seriously, I can wait for my sonogram. It’s funny that something like this exists!

Know as early as 10 weeks

IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Testâ„¢ … a fun pre-birth experience for moms who can’t wait to know! Discover whether you’re having a baby boy or girl weeks before the sonogram can tell you. Only $34.95!

A simple test you can take at home

IntelliGender’s Gender Prediction Test™ is an affordable, simple-to-use urine test that provides immediate gender results in the privacy and comfort of the home. In minutes, the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test indicates your gender result based upon an easy to read color match.  Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl!

When can I use it?

As early as 10 weeks into your pregnancy (8 weeks post- conception)! Most women find out the sex of their baby at their 20-week sonogram as long as Baby chooses to cooperate. The Gender Prediction Test bridges the curiosity gap between conception and sonogram!


Breastfeeding product thing – what do you think?

I’m not sure how I feel about this product. I plan to breastfeed because I have the increasingly abundant equipment (ahem), it supposedly makes babies smarter, and, well, it’s free food. Apparently there are all these accessories that are necessary to do so: breast pumps, nursing bras, nursing pads, etc. This product sounds kind of like a combo of all three. If you’re not too weirded out, please comment about what you think of it. My overall thoughts are that it’s a good product because it catches leaks while allowing me to store that milk and means less pumping which does not sound pleasant. Oh it’s so weird though! 🙂 $25.95 each or $44.95 for two. Worth it?

Milk Saver Image Our patented design allows you to breastfeed anywhere without worrying about embarrassing leaks or uncomfortable nursing pads. Slim and portable, no one will even know you are wearing it. Best of all — it collects your leaking breast milk when you nurse, allowing you to store extra breast milk effortlessly.

At Milkies, we care about the safety of the materials that make up our products. The Milk-Saver has been rigorously tested to ensure zero chemical leaching and contains no BPA or phthalates. Download our test results to learn more.

As an environmentally conscious company, we give breastfeeding moms an alternative to disposable products. The Milk-Saver has exceeded all expectations for functionality and simplicity. It has received accolades from lactation specialists, pediatricians, and breastfeeding moms the world over.