Category Archives: pregnancy and babies

Kids and Truth: Sometimes You Want Them to Lie;)

On Thursdays I drive by CSUFresno on my way to get on the freeway after Bible Study and we drive by the horses and cows. The kids look forward to it every week. Well, this week the horses were out but only one cow was. The kids wanted to know where the rest of the cows were and I said that they probably took them inside to milk them. Then, NerdPie wanted to know why they needed to do it inside and I said that they hooked them up to a machine to milk them.

Well, as of a couple of days ago I have begun to supplement the baby with a bottle after nursing her. So NerdPie came down from her nap and saw me giving the baby her bottle. So NerdPie looks at my breast pump that was on a table and says, “We need to start milking to get milk for the bottle”. While it was a completely true statement, did she have to say it;). I quickly told her we call it pumping for a mommie not milking.

I have only one other thing to say, MOOOOOOOOOO!

Pregnancy Carnival

Hi everyone! Here is the latest edition of the Pregnancy Carnival. I don’t have any cute themes but so great articles none the less. Let us jump right in!

As always we are looking for ways to deal with pregnancy, its symptoms and its chaos. Mommin’ It Up shares her own chaos and life in Days of Chunder. Patricia Hughes at More4Kids gives us Stress Relief Tips During Pregnancy. asks “Why Exercise During Pregnancy?“. Busy Bee Mama tells us How to Go from Overwhelmed to Productive. Momat35 shares what she has learned from her experiences in How Pregnancy Influenced My Career and Ambition.

In the preparation for baby category we have some good entries. PotPieGirl at Unusual Baby Boy Names provides us with a list of Baby Naming Tips. I Love the Beach tells us How To Make A Beach Baby Nursery. asks “Is the triple screen for Down Syndrome right for you?”. APMFormulators says that Obstetricans have no Idea what non-medicalized Birth is.

Next we have a couple of post birth issues. Rebuild from Depression gives us Breastfeeding Diet: Vitamin D and Iron in New Moms. provides us with one of our raciest entries (yet needed for some) with Sexy Plus-Size Nursing Bra.

You have to have a little pregnancy politics to finish your day. Phil for Humanity gives us Abortion: Religion versus Practicality versus Morality. Two Babes and a Brain offer us OH…What the Hell… about NYC hospitals ban on freebie formula.

This wraps up this edition of the Pregnancy Carnival. If you might be interested in hosting the Pregnancy Carnival please email me at If you want to submit a piece for the next edition please go to BlogCarnival and fill out the form!

WFMW: Parenting Advice

The Works For Me Wednesday subject this week is Parenting Advice. While of course I have lots of advice I had to figure out the most poignant and needed piece. The most important thing is to pray but the next part is to invest in your marriage. Remember, while the world seems to revolve around you blessed little rugrats, you and your husband were a family all on your own. This means always show a unified front. And yes, if you are picking sides it is always Mom and Dad against the kids. Studies show that kids are more secure if their parents have a strong marriage. Ways to do this…

Have a daily conference time with your spouse. Mine and NerdDad’s is after he gets home and changes. Then while we put the finishing touches on dinner we talk. Kids have to entertain themselves or play in their rooms. This isn’t a time for deep relationship issues but just updating each other on the goings on in life. It doesn’t just have to be about the kids. This is often when we talk about news from our friends, who won the board game at DH’s work at lunch, or headlines in the news. Another thing is follow through on punishing kids for going behind a parents back. You know, kid asks one parent and that parent says no so they go in the other room and ask the other. Also respect your spouse and demand that your kids do too. There have been times when a child will talk back to one of us. Often the other parent will step in and make it clear it isn’t acceptable to treat their parent that way. Also, if something is important to your spouse but not you, make it important any way. This is a great way to teach your kids to respect a parent. An example, I have a friend who doesn’t mind if her kids go from project to project, leaving things out, as long as they clean up once a day. That drives her husband up the wall. So she has made it clear that the kids need to clean up after they finish each thing.

Remember your spouse is the only person you can count on in this adventure of raising kids. Also, when the kids grow up and leave (which they will someday) you are going to be all alone again so build, build, build.

Stretch Marks No More?

So I was reading Child Magazine the other day and I saw some interesting (and odd) news. First, apparently some people get laser treatment to reduce post-baby stretch marks. Secondly, there is now a new procedure, plasma skin regeneration, that is a treatment out there to rid us of our stretch marks. Supposedly there can be up to 60% reduction after 3 or 4 sessions. Interesting… I don’t know if I would ever do it but interesting.

Pregnancy Carnival

Welcome to the June 12, 2007 edition of carnival of pregnancy. Sorry that is it is so late in coming but I forgot to post it before I went to the hospital. I am proud to announce that we have made our final Nerdling addition. She was born Weds the 13 and was 8lbs 8oz and 21 inches long! We are happy but tired.

Pamm presents Homebirth Twilight Zone posted at We Survived The Teens.

Kate Baggott presents Unassisted Childbirth Considered More “Normal” posted at Babylune, saying, “Reclaiming nature or reintroducing danger to childbirth.”

Kendra presents Curious About Episiotomy Recovery? posted at, saying, “Scared of an episiotomy? Me too! Here are some tips for taking care of rips, tears, and cuts in your most private place.”

Kendra Dahlstrom presents Failure to Progress in Labor to Protect Your Baby posted at, saying, “If you felt like your c-section was a failure on your part, read this article to gain a new perspective!”

Hueina Su presents Practice Detached Involvement posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul, saying, “Parenting is one “risky business” with very unpredictable ROI. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you want it, despite your best intention & efforts. What can you do to save your sanity and inner peace?”

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Christian Bachmann presents Dental hygiene even more important when pregnant posted at Med Journal Watch, saying, “News from a scientific study that every mother-to-be should know.”

Sheppard Salter presents Breast Feeding posted at

Csara presents Amazing Pregnant Bellies! posted at Baby Talkers.

Julie Heath – More4kids Inc. presents Tips for Traveling During Pregnancy posted at Julie Heath – More4kids Inc..

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Carnival of Pregnancy

Welcome to the May 4, 2007 edition of carnival of pregnancy. I admit it, I am once again using a template but we have so many great entries I think it is east to over look;). For those of you that have been tracking me, I am now 32 weeks and on bed rest (when I can get it). Just a little over 6 weeks until my scheduled C-Section and I can’t wait.

Hala O’Keeffe presents Cherchez la femme posted at Retired Waif.

Dana presents Welcome to the world, little Peanut! posted at Principled Discovery.

Kendra Dahlstrom presents Finding the Right VBAC Physician or Birthing Professional posted at, saying, “This article is designed to assist women who are attempting a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) find a birthing professional. However, all pregnant women can take away some valuable information in reguards to physicians.”

Kristen Munson presents Help For Hypertension In Pregnancy posted at Love Shak, Baby.

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Leisa presents Yoghurt DVD posted at

Julie Heath – More4kids Inc. presents Pregnancy: Early Signs Of Labor posted at Julie Heath – More4kids Inc..

Kristen Munson presents Love Shak, Baby: Taking Sudafed PE While Pregnant posted at Love Shak, Baby, saying, “A must read about the safety of certain over the counter meds while pregnant.”

Julie Heath – More4kids Inc. presents Changes in the Eighth Month of Pregnancy posted at Julie Heath – More4kids Inc..

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