Monday, April 12, 2010

why pumping stinks

I'm exclusively pumping right now. my baby is in the NICU, since he was born at 29weeks. He's now 4 weeks old and will probably be in the NICU for another month and 1/2 to 2 months. I starting pumping just a few hours after he was born. The night times are the hardest, it's one thing to get up and latch a baby on, but it's completely different to get up, assemble the parts of the pump, pump, then wash the parts, and store the milk in the freezer.

The other night I got up to pump, hooked the tubes to the pump and the cones and started pumping. a few minutes later, my lap feels wet.

Yeah, I forgot to attach the bottles to the pump. so the milk was just coming out and going nowhere. How embarrassing! At least I wasn't pumping somewhere else, just in my bed.

Sleep deprivation happens after you have a baby, whether or not that baby is home with you!! And that is why pumping stinks. At least with a baby I don't have to assemble them before feeding.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Aveeno Baby Review

I belong to a word of mouth marketing network called BzzAgent. They do several "campaigns" at a time and invite members to participate by trying out products and then telling people about them...

I'm really excited about my latest campaign "assignment." I got to try out Avenno Baby's Essential Moisturizing Shampoo.

And WOW!

My little guy has cradle cap. Pretty bad. And he has since birth. We've done a lot of things to try and get rid of it... frequent washings, lotion in his hair, adult dandruff shampoo, olive oil on the scalp and a fine-toothed comb, nylon bristle brushes... Nothing has ever kept if from coming back.

We have now been using the Aveeno shampoo for about 6 weeks and his cradle cap is gone. No more itchies, no more flakies... its just gone. I already loved Aveeno Baby products (they're diaper rash cream is really great... and I love the lavander & oatmeal baby cream for the poor kid's dry skin too), but I am sold on this shampoo.

Wanna give it a try? Leave a comment and I'll send along a free sample of the shampoo and the rash cream to you.