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Cool Swimsuits for Pregnant Women

You know there are so many cool swimsuits to choose from for mothers these day. I am not talking about the regular ones that make you stuff out and tight. Maternity swimwear to fit your lifestyle and personal choice. They come in many colors and are very sizable. Made for people who got bellies and stuff you didn’t think you would get when you first got pregnant. The best swimsuit for pregnancy is now here for all pregnant women to enjoy. No more going to the beach and having a look that is just awful. Now, you can throw away that t-shirt and try a one piece pregnant swimsuit. Considering this,view below for more on the maternity swimsuit.

The Maternity Swimsuit to Look For

There things and elements you should look for before you buy a maternity swimsuit. Look for one that has adjustable straps. The adjustable part is for you and your baby. You know what I mean. The size of your belly might enlarge more than you predict. So, get a swimsuit that can stretch and has straps that are very adjustable. It feels little weird at first because your use to tight stuff but you get use to it. Next, make sure the fabric is durable. Ask the people you buy it from or look at some reviews. Check to see how long the swimsuit lasts. I don’t know your situation, but you probably don’;t want to buy a new swimsuit each year. Once that is settled, look to see if the suit is chlorine resistant. You might go to the beach or the back pool. Be prepared to do both because why not.

What Color Should You Wear It In

The color you choose you always be a color you really want to wear. Most women will tell you to wear a swimsuit in black, but wearing a dark blue one is just as cute. Equally, wear what makes you happy. Its your money and your body. Teat the purchase like it is. If you happen to want to wear a pink swimsuit then wear a pink swimsuit. Do not get pressured to wear a color you don’t like. You are not in high school anymore. People need to like you or move out the way. Your too old for that you know.

How to Find the Right One

The right one is the one that is reliable and feels right. The best swimsuit for pregnancy you choose to wear for the next beach trip is only acceptable if you say. Feel it is the right one overall and it will be the right one. Make sure it is reliable for the baby, but colorful for your own personal taste. People have opinions and what not to wear stuff. But, you should where what you feel you should and wear wheat it reliable to be safe. That is really all you need to know.

Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner (A Josh Post)

Know what’s lousy?

When you go to Best Buy, lay down a huge chunk of money and walk out of the place with a space age washer/dryer that is (A) not a flat screen TV and (B) starts to smell funny after about a month.
Maybe I’m just being romantic about the whole thing, but when we had a crummy apartment with a secondhand top-loading washer, I don’t ever remember it smelling funny.
Our big fat high efficiency machine, on the other hand, gets really grungy and stinky pretty often. It used to, anyway.
So here’s the deal: You throw one of the affresh tabs in there and run an empty load. There are also some little wipes that you can use to scrub the inside and generally degunk the inside of the thing.
You do that from time to time and your fancy shmancy washer will smell less like an old washcloth that fell behind the toilet and more like that prancing bear that runs around in sunshiny fields on TV.
Oh. One more thing. When you do goofy maintenance like this on a major appliance, you’ll get a delightful sense of superiority. Seriously. Try it.

Sleep Training: Today’s Moms

Todays Moms

I’m reading Today’s Moms to review and I had to put up this post before I’ve even finished (a more thorough review will post later).  I just had to get some other parents’ input on this subject.

The seemingly epic battle is to cry it out, or not to cry it out.  Parents in both camps get pretty fired up on this subject, and I’m no exception.  I do believe that it can be discussed with courtesy and respect, though, so please keep that in mind if you share your story or input.
I’m pretty adamantly against crying it out, especially before the age of 6 months.  Something new that I hadn’t seen before was the reference of 12 pounds as the acceptable benchmark to start crying it out (p. 66).  Both of these benchmarks seem a bit arbitrary to me.  I can’t quite wrap my head around what’s so different about a four-month-old and a six- or eight-month-old, with respect to sleep training.
Yes, the older our precious babies get, the more they learn to be not-so-precious and do things like try to manipulate us.  “If I cry, they will come.”  I’m all about taking a stand against that during the day, and in a safe manner (when it’s crying to whine and not due to need).  But at night?  Not so much.
All I can think of is a baby, likely alone in their room, crying for someone to come and comfort them.  My daughter is a few days shy of being nine months old, and she’s just starting to sleep through the night, from about 8pm to 6 or 7am.  Until now, she’s had the pleasure of feeding on demand 24/7, which means that if she wanted a three minute snack-n-suck at 2am, she got it. I’m not saying that wasn’t frustrating and it didn’t suck – it absolutely did.
But even at my most desperate and tired moments, I have to remember that this time is fleeting, as cliche as that sounds.  That not a lot of kids are still having multiple night wakings after the age of one or two.  That I can manage the sleep interruptions as long as she needs me to, until she’s ready to sleep through on her own.  Sure enough that time came.  It would’ve been freakin’ sweet, had it come about three months ago, but honestly – I’m not much worse for the wear, either way.
My main beef with cry-it-out is the message it sends to the baby.  This quote from Today’s Moms really sums it up:  “She cried the first night for fifteen minutes…the second night for five…and then she gave up.  She figured if no one’s coming, might as well not bother, and by four months, she slept through the night.” (p. 70)
That makes me ache inside.  Especially when it’s just a four-month-old (still so new to the world!), but even age aside…that message just seems horrible to me.  “…if no one’s coming, might as well not bother,…” – that’s just heartbreaking to me.  When it’s spelled out that way, is that the message we want to send our babies?  That they’re crying and in need of comfort, but they might as well not try because we won’t come, anyway?  It’s a tiny baby, for pete’s sake!
The other thing that’s always mentioned alongside crying it out is how unbelievable painful and difficult it is for the parents.  Is it really wise to engage in parenting methods that make us cringe, make us cry, make us feel absolutely awful?  How is that good for us or our babies?  The notion of setting a timer and resisting the urge to tend to our babies is unnatural and painful.  But it’s worth the pain for both parent and child to get more sleep?  I guess it might be for some, or rather, that is must be for some, but again, I just can’t wrap my head around it.
I’m getting a little fired up here.  I think I’ve articulated my beef with cry-it-out.  Babies will sleep through on their own soon enough – is it worth sending that “don’t bother crying, I won’t come” message to get uninterrupted sleep a few months earlier?  I just can’t see how anyone justifies that.
So do tell, I’m sure we’ll have a lot of different opinions on this – what’s your position on sleep training and cry-it-out?

We interrupt this blog…

..for a quick note from me, Amy (the Happy Mom!).  Don’t jump ship yet!  I promise to be back tomorrow.

I think most, if not all, of you will understand when I tell you that life has just gotten to me over the past few days.  Things pop up (don’t they always?), the regular grind stuff still needs to be attended to, and then…WHAM!  You turn around and realize that there’s so much going on that your head is spinning and you’re in up to your neck.  The long weekend was supposed to be my big catch-up bonanza, but I fell quite short of that.  So sorry!
I’m going to dig out and be in top form ASAP…please stick with me for a couple days while I get life all sorted out again.  Bear with me in the meantime?
Since you’re being so patient, I think we’ll have a celebration week of BIG giveaways.  Stay tuned…
With much love for all of you out there reading this!
~Amy