Henry’s (and Halia’s!) World

Their story from conception to the present

The green eye monster rears its head

Filed under: Expectant Parents, General — Ada at 1:55 pm on Monday, July 27, 2009
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In a big way!
I thought i had done pretty well preparing the older siblings for the new addition due in 4-weeks, apparently I missed something because Henry decided to take a rock and scratch the entire side of the family van :0.

Looking back at all I’ve done maybe he could be suffering from overload? He has been to most of the prenatal appointments and ultrasounds, but this past Saturday we spent a better part of the day purchasing the big ticket baby items (play yard/bassinet, stroller) and while we were mindful to pick up gifts for each of the kid’s I assume it was all a little too much for him to take.

Unfortunately I missed the last sibling class at my local hospital and the next one starts after baby arrives so I did a search of books that can be easily obtained from my local library, and hopefully that will have his cooler head to prevail.

“A Baby for Max,” by Kathryn Lasky and Maxwell Knight.
“Alligator Baby,” by Robert Munsch.
“A Place for Ben,” by Jeanne Titherington.
“Arthur’s Baby,” by Marc Brown.
“Julius, the Baby of the World,” by Kevin Henkes.
“The New Baby,” by Mercer Mayer.
“Will there be a lap for me?” by Dorothy Corey.

And a wonderful site to check out for prepackaged sibling gifts, check them out;

Compatible strollers for Chaperone infant carrier

Filed under: Articles, Expectant Parents — Ada at 2:12 pm on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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I received a Chaperone infant carrier to review and while I like the added safety features, I was not too crazy on the idea of paying $299 for the accompanying stroller. This may still be a good deal for those who can afford to purchase both the carrier and stroller provided you can show receipts for both, you’d qualify for a $100 rebate, but since I received my carrier free I am ineligible to participate.

So taking into consideration that the matching stroller would not be available till after I deliver in August (price aside), I was thrilled to find other brands of equal or greater quality that are compatible with the seat, these include;

* Baby Trend Snap-N-Go (with straps courtesy of Baby Trend)
* Chicco Cortina
* Graco Quattro Tour
* Maclaren Techno XLR (with infant carrier adapter frame and strap courtesy of Maclaren)
* Peg Perego Pliko P3

Most of these brands can be found at your local Babies R Us and other establishments that specialize in infant gear but most importantly you get a “feel” for how the system works as opposed to relying on pictures to tell the story.

Webster Technique

Filed under: Articles, Expectant Parents — Ada at 8:17 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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I had my weekly appointment with the chiropractor today, and it was great getting adjusted this late in pregnancy when at this point you feel like a disjointed rag doll. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my chiropractor is certified to perform the Webster Technique, which is actually a pediatric chiropractic technique, that is used on pregnant women to help open the pelvis in preparation of labor, and for getting breech baby’s to turn around, by concentrating on a pregnant woman’s ligaments in the uterus being more tense than on the other, which can cause the uterus to be “torqued”.

So far so good, baby has been down since 30-weeks, and is comfortably engaged in my pelvis, so I have no doubt it will not be moving up to my chest again, but it is comforting that my chiropractor is certified and has been performing this technique which I know is working since I can even feel the difference especially with the increased pressure when doing yogic squats.

Here is a great link that lists chiropractors that are certified to perform this technique, if nothing else, getting adjusted helps so much with the aches and pains common in pregnancy.

Find a Pediatric Chiropractor for your Family

On a kind of a sad note, I was having a pretty strong contraction with pressure in the perineum when my 4-year old son Henry comes bounding in for a good night hug and kiss, and I was so scared he’d hit my stomach that I grabbed his thumb and unknowingly squeezed it, but immediately realized what I was doing and apologized, but he said it didn’t hurt so I may have caught myself before I really hurt him, but it did have me worried for a second.

Sleeping choices

Filed under: Expectant Parents — Ada at 12:19 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2009
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I finally took time out yesterday to really concentrate on sleeping options for baby, and came up with two choices;
The Eddie Bauer Covington Bassinet in Newport Brown/Cream

and the Graco Travel Lite Crib with Bassinet in Marlowe both available via Target.

Now while I can’t write a complete review as I haven’t seen either in person, based on the specifications of size, and in the case of the Travel Lite Crib, I think I’ll be able to use the lower portion well beyond 15lbs which is a source of frustration with traditional bassinets that they can only be safely used for a short period of time before baby outgrows it. I also love that I can travel with and set up the Graco Bassinet with little problem, the color and patterns seem to work with either gender so that shouldn’t be an issue no matter what I have and at $89.99 it is a steal.

However, I’ll reserve final judgment till I actually view both and get a feel for what they can provide.

I’ve found my diaper bag

Filed under: Expectant Parents, General — Ada at 8:35 am on Sunday, July 5, 2009
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shantibronzelarge.jpgTo say that anything about this baby has not been overwhelming would be an understatement; from finding the right practitioner to deliver, to the right car seat, with so many selections available to expectant parents, the choices are becoming more detailed and hard to reach at on a whim.

I have been searching months for a diaper bag large enough to carry the essentials of my entourage, but still stylish enough to use as a purse for a lady on the go, and Bellablu Maternity gave me just that.

The Shanti Bronze Diaper Bag by Baby Kaed meets all my expectations, large enough to tote baby’s and siblings items without sacrificing my desire for style.

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