Round Up – Issue 3: December 2012

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Hey Gang, ready for a round up? I FINALLY finished writing the Pregnancy Calendar so keep an eye out for that in the new year as well as more posts from me now that I have that monkey off my back – I think it’s epic, man. 

Here are some of the things that landed on my laptop that I thought were cool and worth mentioning.

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Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser: This lands under the why-the-hell-has-no-one-thought-of-this-before? It’s a wall-mounted diaper and wipe caddy that allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby. I can’t tell you how many times I cursed the wipe container because I couldn’t pull the wipe out with one hand while cleaning up a massive back-shit disaster. It also holds the diapers so your baby can’t grab five and drag them through said disaster (happened to me three times). It runs around $50 but it looks like some places have it on sale now.

 
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Campchickaree Prints: Someone sent me a link to these and I thought they would be great in a nursery. This is the grizzly from California and they also have a badger from Wisconsin. I’m hoping they have a whole series of states but I never actually checked with them. As soon as you show me a picture of a bear, I just run with it and don't look back. It’s $16.

 
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Dear Kate: At first glance these guys just look like they make pretty underthings, but all their underpants (I refuse to say “panties) actually have a built-in lining provides a leak-resistant, breathable layer to guard against leaks and other delightful surprises of motherhood. They sent me the pair in the picture (Which is exactly how I looked in them down to the noticeable space between my upper thighs. Snort.) Even though I didn’t test them through a wardrobe malfunction in white pants, they did hold up to sneezing on a full bladder and watching Community so I’d say they’re winners. I would consider them an environmentally friendly alternative to pantyliners. They also have a sale on now.

 
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TOMgirl Apparel: While we’re on the topic of underwear. I should also mention these brilliant nursing bras from TOMgirl. When Amanda emailed me about them I was a little skeptical about a bra being sold on Etsy ­– I think I picture two quilted triangles held together with hemp – but she sent me one and it’s beautifully made with no hint of hemp triangles.

The Perfect Pregnancy Bra has a back closure, made with Velcro that adjusts eight or more inches to ease you through weight changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. They don’t have underwires and they have the nice padding in the cups to minimize headlights and the charming drink-coaster look you get from nursing pads. You can sleep in it and the open hooks allow for nursing. They are made in the USA and they run around $47.

 
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Pregnant Banana Blog: Fantastic pregnancy blog where a woman chronicles her pregnancy. I’ve been meaning to tell you about this one for a while because I think it’s honest, fun and well written and as luck would have it, she just had her baby nine days ago!

 
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Ask Your Dad Blog: I found this fella through one of his articles, 5 Things I’d Forgotten About Having a Newborn, featured on Huffington Post and I just fell in love with his site. He calls his two kids The Duchess and The Captain and his chats with his daughter will just melt your heart. Go read it.

 

Shit Stay at Home Moms Say: A reader sent me this video and I nearly died. When I posted it on Facebook some people got testy about the whole stay-at-home-mom reference, but I think all mothers, including me, have said half this crap at one time or another. I just can’t decide if the original or the outtakes are funnier.

 

I also love these cats:

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I need these salt and pepper shakers (if they weren’t $125)

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And I love this kid and his innocent, beautiful, unshitted outlook on life:

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Lastly, I’ve stared a keepsake board on Pinterest that features all those personalized things that make us cry now that we have kids. Damn you sentiment!

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, my Pretties. Let’s have an amazing 2013, shall we?

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