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Aden and Anais Mod About Baby burpy bibs

 

I am a huge fan of Aden and Anais.  I have their swaddles and two sleeping bags.  A short time ago, I purchased the second Aden and Anais sleeping bag for Baby J.  I was so excited since this would be his second one and it was in the next size up so he could grow into it.  I find that the muslin material is perfect for summer.  It keeps Baby J from overheating at night.  Unfortunately, this second sleeping bag frayed at the seam in the wash.  So I contacted Aden and Anais customer service and explained the situation.  They were so quick to respond and didn’t hesitate to send me a new one.  Well I opened my package yesterday, 11 June, and I was so surprised to find not only that they had replaced my sleep sack but had also sent me burpy bibs.  I had considered buying one but Baby J has so many bibs and burp cloths, I restrained myself.  I do have a tendency to buy things for Baby J that he may not necessarily need or use for very long.  I am so happy that I received them.  They are great – soft and absorbent.  Plus they have “wings” so the bib goes around the entire front of the baby.  Most bibs leave the sides open and food gets on your baby’s clothing no matter how careful you are.

It is rare to find such good customer service these days and I am now a huge fan of Aden and Anais.  I hope that you try out their items.  I can say that they are worth every penny.

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blue bootiespink bootiesI know that not everyone finds out the gender of the baby ahead of time.  I give a lot of credit to those who wait to find out.  Tom and I are driven by our “ids” and need to know right now. 

Today we found out that it is a boy.  Is the first ultrasound like a first opinion?  Do you wait for a second opinion or possibly third?  And I have to wonder if the first opinion could be wrong.  I am holding out hope that the second ultrasound could bring different results. 

Does gender disappointment make me a bad mother-to-be?  I don’t think so but know that others will disagree and think badly of me.  After I found out I was pregnant, I was fully upfront with the fact that if this is a boy that I will be disappointed but would get over it.  I am not one to disappoint and am still getting used to the fact that there will be a Hunter, not Sarah, that we welcome in November 2009.

I took a poll of everyone who thought I was having a girl vs. having a boy.   I have to say that it was pretty evenly matched but figured my women’s intuition would win out.  I guess I was wrong.  For those who said I was having a girl, there was a lot of mention of them not being able to imagine me having a boy.  I wear pink, I love girlie things and am truly a girl’s girl.  I have to agree with all of the above statements.

I figured that I would get my girl first then take a chance with a second for a boy.  I could live with having two girls but never thought that two boys would ever be a possibility.

And for all of you critics out there who are thinking what a horrible person I am.  You must be thinking, Doesn’t everyone just want a healthy baby?  Perhaps but gender disappointment does exist and I am suffering from it.

At the end of the day, I am so excited that the pregnancy has gone so well and the baby is healthy.  Boy or girl, I will love this baby with all that I have.  Goodness knows that this baby is very wanted and was planned out to the extreme.

A wise person once said that no one ever says, “I want the sick girl, not the healthy boy”.  She was right and I will definitely take the healthy boy.

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