Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Knocked Up - DVD

I have seen this film numerous times when not pregnant, but thought I should watch it while I was... I did still find it funny, but I must say that the birth scene kind of freaked me out... I have made it a rule to not give the birth much thought until closer to the time, but the scene where the head is coming out shook me right up! When the film ended I decided to go back to not thinking about the birth and not to watch that film again until after the baby is born!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Belly Band

Pumpkin Patch Belly Band

Now this picture isn't the actual band in question, it is just to give you a visual of what a belly belt looks like...
After the awfulness that was the Target Belly Band I had some fear of buying another one... But then I was checking the Pumpkin Patch website and saw a dress I liked, and noticed that their belly bands were on sale for $15, I thought it was worth trying and purchased... There is an immediate difference in quality, the material is stretchy, and fits, then grows with you... Have had heaps of use out of this, possibly the best pregnancy $15 I have spent so far... Highly Recommend!!!

Ralph Lauren Shoes - Myer

Ralph Lauren Shoes - Myer

Ever since Olivia (Annettes daughter) was born I have wanted these little heartbreakingly beautiful Ralph Lauren shoes for her... They were $69.99 which was the reason why I never bought them... But I have continued to look at them, cruise them, talk about them, ever since... At the Myer midseason sale last week I had to show Mark them, and so we made our way to the kids shoes section, they were nowhere to be found, I was pretty upset that finally we are having a baby, she is a girl and we cant have these shoes... We mosey on to the clearance section and there they are, on sale!!! We bought them, for the bargain price of $39.95, just divine... Had to share the joy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Target: Belly Band

Belly Band
Now this picture isn't the actual band in question, it is just to give you a visual of what a belly belt looks like...

The first belly belt I bought was from Target, not wanting to spend a great deal of money on something I wasn't sure whether I would like, or even if I would be able to stay in my own clothes for long enough to use one... Well I am 21 weeks, still in my jeans, but this is not the belt I would choose to buy...
When I got it home it was immediately apparent that it was super stretchy, like 8 months pregnant stretchy, so it hardly even stayed up on its own... Clearly an inferior material, and should I reinstate it to my wardrobe I will review it again, but so far from 12 - 21 weeks it has been useless...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Palmers Olive Butter Formula

Palmers Olive Butter Formula

In that first trip to Priceline when I bought a few new Palmers products to try, I thought I should change my daily body moisturiser to one with vitamin E... The usual Palmers that I used didn't have it, so I opted for this... Now, it doesn't smell as good as Cocoa Butter, but it does go on and in to your skin beautifully and luckily I wasn't allergic to this one... Pretty sure I will stick with it through the rest of the pregnancy, and hope that with all of these lovely lotions, stretch marks aren't too prevalent!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Teeny Tiny Swap Shop

Time and Place
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 'The Hungry Catterpillar' kiosk
Street: 43a Union Street
City/Town: Armadale, Australia

A Swap Shop for the Teeny Tiny. (sizes 000-3)Bring up to 10 of your pre-loved items to swap with something you will use and love just as much! We all have clothes our kids have used that we think are too good to toss, so bring them along and swap them! $8 entry (play area and park available to entertain the small ones, and a cafe to keep the bigger ones caffeine fix in check)

Palmers Organics Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for stretch marks

After the dismal effects of the Tummy butter I was definitely worried about trying any new products on my newly sensitive skin... But once the red and itching had cleared we still wanted to continue the ritual of a tummy rub every night... So try it we did...
It went on very smooth and easy, smelt yummy, rubbed in quickly and ultimately feels really good... I don't know what the difference is between the two ingredients wise, but whatever it is it make all the difference between a lovely experience and an allergic reaction... We have been using it for over a month and its still as lovely as the first day... I highly recommend it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Palmers Tummy Butter

The minute my pregnancy was confirmed I rushed out and bought some Palmers products, am a massive fan of loads of their products and use one or another every day... I wanted to start a ritual so that Mark could bond with my bump and thought that getting some yummy creams and lotions to rub in on a nightly basis would be the perfect bonding experience for him, and pampering for me!

I bought a couple of products but wanted to start with the Tummy Butter because I liked the sound of the ingredients, and thought the lavender would be nice before bed...

It went on thick, but smelt nice and felt nice, maybe a little waxy... After using it for a week or two my tummy was itchy and red... I thought it might have been because my tummy was growing or something, but it was continuously irritated, and after a week or more of scratching it occurred to me it might be the butter... So we stopped using it, and it cleared up within days! I was bummed out because it sounded great and my body had never been allergic to anything before... But here we were, so I gave the butter to a pregnant friend, and pondered whether I should use something else, or give up completely because it was a bit scary having such a reaction...

I decided to try something else, and it was fine, will review it tomorrow...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Swisse - Pregcel Multi Vitamin

I was given a sample of the Pregcel Multivitamin in the Cabrini show bag... On my trip to the Gold Coast in September I thought they would be easier to cart along then my folate supplement, and so I did... The first morning I took one I felt mildly sick afterwards, but assumed it was getting used to the heat... I hadn't had any morning sickness, and thought it strange that it could start at 16 weeks... The next morning I took one I felt even worse, sipping water to fight back the nausea, still not twigging that it could be the supplement... On the third morning I was ill, physically, and it became very clear that it was this multivitamin causing the tummy upset... Stopped it the next day and felt fine...

My point is not to slate these pregnancy specific multi vitamins, but I think if you are eating a balanced diet, and taking your folate supplement, maybe its an extra cost that isn't necessarily beneficial?

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Just thought I would start a bit of a blog with bits and pieces about pregnancy, parenting, reviews, bits and pieces, whatever really... Just didn't think my other blog was really suitable for this stuff... So we will see what happens!