Saturday, January 28, 2012

Birthday Break

I may or may not be taking a break from blogging next week. You see, it is my birthday tomorrow, but my husband let me open my present this morning....To say I am obsessed would be an understatement.

Adios. I will be up all night I am sure.

Image via google images

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fashion Friday: Designs by Alix

Searching through Facebook and Etsy I came across this beauty. A local to the Napa Valley, Designs by Alix are a step up on your normal wipes case. This case holds your changing pad and your diaper and is amazingly adorable. Image from HERE

Check out her ETSY shop HERE

She just added some great new items that I am excited to see more pictures of. Go take a look and tell me what you love. If we spark enough interest we might have to work on a giveaway.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Did you check out today??

The I Like Book

55% off

Seriously a steal. Ashley already has these for her kids and I just picked up a pink and a purple one for my girls.

Check it out HERE

and the I LIKE BOOK website

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Sunday, January 22, 2012


Did you miss our Survey??

The contest giving away a free gown is over with, but we would still love you to fill out a survey to help improve Laborlooks!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fashion Friday: Loading

Have you heard of the website ??

My husband starting searching through all the onesies... thinking about the day he will have a son to "geek out"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gifts for providers

Today I received a potted flower of hyacinths from a patient of mine. I helped to deliver her baby over a month ago. They are gorgeous and smell amazing and it was really thoughtful of her. As I held her sweet newborn boy I was reminded of the precious gifts that are given to us on this earth.
I also wanted to touch on the topic of gifts for providers, nurses, or anyone else that may have taken care of you during your time of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and beyond.

The most obvious answer of what to give is food. When you are in the hospital those night shift nurses loved an evening pizza, or bagels in the wee hours of the morning. Cookies or brownies or a home made treat are amazing at any time of the day or night.
Remember, we are NOT expecting these gifts. These gifts are unexpected and sweet and while, yes, it is our job and we will take care of you no matter if you bring us gifts of not, it is such a highlight to our day/shift/ week if someone does recognize that we provided great care.

Not in the situation to bring a gift? Write a simple note and leave it behind. Most hospitals have a program in place where they recognize nurses who have been praised by patients. It is an amazing thing to see a sweet note- it lasts longer than cookies.

What suggestions do you have for a thank you gift for someone who treated you well?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Special Guest Sunday: Nursing Wild Animals

Jessica at the Leaky Boob HERE posted a video recently of wild animals nursing. It makes me laugh as I tried to compare the way I used to feel when I breastfed with my wild little ones. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Trusting Tuesday: Dinner Time

How do you deal with dinner time?
Tonight my daughter sat at the table for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
She wouldn't eat. It was potatoes, eggs, cheese, and a tortilla.
I need ideas and help and suggestions! I feel like I have tried them all, but I am sure I haven't.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mommy Monday: Hiking

I enjoy doing things outdoors. I especially love Phoenix for that reason. I can do things outdoors for so many months of the year.
I am trying to instill my love of the outdoors with my children. Being a mom we have so many goals and hopes and dreams for our children, but they have minds of their own.

But for now I will take the time to take them hiking.

This picture is from this weekend when I took them and a couple friend's hiking in Tucson. The weather was amazing.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We started out our New Year with a Bang!
Yes, it was 80 degrees here in Phoenix, Arizona today.
Instead of cleaning the house like we should have (notice picture background- laundry, Christmas, toys, etc.) we decided to celebrate and go swimming!

Swimsuit from SnapMe Swimwear!