Feb 182013
 
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Thanks to Premama and MommyParties, I was chosen to host an event for Premama Prenatal Vitamin Powdered Supplement Mix . I was sent samples of the product to distribute to other moms along with a gift card to go out and purchase beverages to sample the mix in.  Plus, I had a prize to giveaway.

 

Premama Event Goodies

 

Premama’s Prenatal Vitamin is 100% Natural and comes complete with key vitamins and minerals including Folic Acid, Iron and DHA. It is Kosher, Gluten Free and BPA Free. Premama packs in Ginger, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to help with nausea and digestive relief.* CLICK HERE–> Premama Nutritional Benefits  for complete nutritional details.

 

  mom drinking premama

 

We tested the mix out in Tea, Lemonade, Fruit Juice, and Orange Juice. Other options would have been sport drinks, Crystal Light, or milk. It is not recommended to drink this in warm beverages or plain water.

 

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I had actually reviewed this product in the past, and liked how it could be dissolved into liquid versus taking giant horse pills. CLICK HERE–>Review of Premama Prenatal Powdered Supplement Mix. A Drinkable Prenatal Vitamin!

 

mom drinking premama 2

 

The moms had a great time hanging out and testing the product, and the kids had a fun time playing. I received only positive feed back about the taste and some moms said they did not even notice a difference in their drink with the mix in.

 

premama event

 

This was such a fun event to be a part of, and I am glad I had an opportunity to share with other moms!

To learn more about Premama visit drinkpremama.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/drinkpremama or Twitter at @drinkpremama

FFM

Frugal and Fun Mom did not receive compensation for this post however I was provided a party pack with samples to distribute.  Opinions expressed are that of my own.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak to your Doctor before beginning a new medication or supplement.

Aug 022012
 
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Last Thursday morning around 2:00am, my water broke and by 7:45 am I got to meet the newest addition to our family, Baby Nicholas. He was 9lbs 2 ounces 21 inches, and is just the sweetest little baby.

We made this a family event at the hospital, with Dad,  both kids, my Mom, Sister in law, and Mother in law.  We were all pretty sleepy, but we wanted the kids to be there when this little guy came into the world.

 

 

Since I had a C-section, I recovered for 2 1/2 days and we came home from the hospital Saturday afternoon.  I am happy to report the first doctor’s appointments went great for both of us and Nicholas is even gaining back the weight that he lost in the hospital.

 

 

Since he has been born, the kids have been beside themselves wanting to hold their little brother and feed him, so this past Monday we finally let them. As you can tell by my daughter’s face, she was ecstatic.

 

 

Thankfully hubby is home with me this week and will be working part-time for a couple of weeks, so we can start to make the transition from having 2 kids to 3. What is really awesome, is I have actually been sneaking in naps here and there.  I am definitely thankful to have a supportive family and hubby around.

 

So today Nicholas is officially a week old and we are so glad to have him be a part of our family.

FFM

Jul 252012
 
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So here I am at 37-39 weeks and counting and I feel like I am about to burst!  My bag is packed, the baby’s room is finished, and everything has been sterilized.

Now I get to wait and see if I make it to my C-sec date, or I go earlier. These are definitely exciting and nerve-racking times!

I just wish the terrible indigestion would go away, but other than that I feel great. (Plus a great excuse to eat ice cream!) I am still cooking and cleaning, and I even went to play-date with the kiddos this morning.

I will definitely update everyone once this bundle of Joy AKA Nicholas makes his appearance. I’ll just keep nesting, hanging with the kiddos,  and working on Frugal and Fun Mom in the meantime.

Wish me luck!

FFM

Jun 262012
 
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Thanks to Premama and MomSelect, I was chosen to review a new Prenatal Powdered Supplement Mix here on Frugal and Fun Mom.

Personally I am not a fan of big horse pills  and was excited to hear about a prenatal vitamin that came in a powder form that could be mixed with water or other drinks.

Premama’s Prenatal Vitamin is 100% Natural and comes complete with key vitamins and minerals including Folic Acid, Iron and DHA. It is Kosher, Gluten Free and BPA Free. Premama packs in Ginger, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to help with nausea and digestive relief.*

CLICK HERE–> Premama Nutritional Benefits  for complete nutritional details.

I spoke to my Doctor’s office in advance to make sure it was O.K. for me to try this product, and after reading the ingredients to them, they said it had the correct vitamins for a Prenatal Care. For 6 days, I tried the mix.  I had it in just water alone and although it did not taste bad, I definitely prefer it with some type of flavored drink. It can either be taken in a full dose form in 12 ounces of liquid, or split it into a half dose in 6 ounces of liquid.

One of the things I really liked about this product, is that it encouraged me to drink liquid, which is really important to do when you are pregnant.

To learn more about this product visit drinkpremama.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/drinkpremama or Twitter at @drinkpremama

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak to your Doctor before beginning a new medication or supplement.

 Giveaway Has Ended

And, thanks to Premama one (1) lucky Frugal and Fun Mom reader will receive a 30 Day supply of Premama!

Giveaway Ends July 20, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org.*

Up to (6) entries per person for this giveaway.
You will need to make an individual comment for each one of the entries below.
The Mandatory Entry
-Follow Premama on Facebook, Premama Facebook Pagethen leave a comment on this post that you did and include your email address.
Additional Entries
- Follow Frugal and Fun Mom AKA At Home Moma on Facebook Frugal and Fun Mom Facebook Page, then leave a comment on this post that you did and include your email address.

– Sign up for My Daily Email Notification on the right side of the page where it says Receive Daily Emails From Frugal and Fun Mom! Never Miss A Post Again!” and then leave a comment on this post that you signed up and include your email address.

-Follow Frugal and Fun Mom via Twitter CLICK HERE–>@athomemoma, Then, leave a comment on this post that you did and include your email address.

-Tweet this giveaway by clicking on the Tweet Button below adding @athomemoma @drinkpremama #Giveaway at the end of the sentence. Then, leave a comment on this post that you did and include your email address.

– Tell us How far along are you in your pregnancy?, by leaving a comment on the post. Also,  include your email address.

* Participates must be 18 years or older to participate and live in the contiguous United States. Odds are based on the number of entries, and by participating, you agree to these terms. Entries will only be accepted through comments and Frugal and Fun Mom is not responsible for disruption of the page or service which could cause problems with entering. The winner will be contacted through email (make sure you check your spam or junk mail) with the Subject line “Winner of Premama 30 Day Supply” Shipping information, including email, phone, and address will be collected at that time. The winner has 48 hours to respond, after that an alternate will be chosen, and so on and so forth.  Frugal and Fun Mom did not receive compensation but was provided items for free to review.  Frugal and Fun Mom does not sell personal information.  Frugal and Fun Mom does not share information with 3rd parties unless specifically expressed in a specific promotion or giveaway.

Good Luck!

FFM

MomSelect provided infromation, and a free 6 day sample of Premama for review.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Jun 192012
 
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I had my 32 or 34 week (depends who you ask) appointment today, and the C-Section has been officially set for the first of August.

Now do I think that I am actually going to go that far “No”, but it is a nice idea.  My son was not a scheduled C-Section, and my daughter came 2 days before hers, so I think this little guy is going to make his debut when ever he feels like it.  However, the reality is setting in that in around 7 weeks, we will have a  new member of our household. We almost have the bedroom ready though, so I feel somewhat prepared.

I’m a little nervous though, since it is major surgery and this will be the 3rd time around. Plus, I always have the dreaded thought that I may end up with a spinal headache like I did with my son. At least, I know what one is this time so I can hopefully stop it before it gets too bad.

So I wondered 2 things:  

First, how many of you delivered on your due date?

AND

Second, if not your due date, were you early or late?

Feel free to leave a comment below.

FFM

Jun 122012
 
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Maybe 8 months or not?

So I have entered the last trimester of this pregnancy, and I am starting to get really slow moving.

Just getting out of bed is a struggle and I feel like my back is going to give out on me at any moment. What is weird, is this is the first pregnancy I have felt that way.  I do have more places to clean, and more kids to take care of this go round, so that could be the cause.

We had an extremely busy weekend, and yesterday, I announced to the kids that it was a do nothing day.  Now what that really means is, “We aren’t going anywhere and you aren’t watching TV all day, so go find something to entertain yourselves”.

However, I still had to do laundry, make the beds, do dishes, and feed everyone, so it was a partial do nothing day for mom.

I think the kids can tell I am struggling though, because they helped strip their beds and helped me make them up. Plus my son helped with loading up the washer and volunteered to help more. He really is a helpful little man for only being 6.

I’m just hoping that I get some last minute nesting energy so we can get all of the last minute baby items out for this new little guy.

Wish me luck!

FFM

May 292012
 
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When I became pregnant with my first child, I definitely was on a roller coaster ride of education.   Of course, I bought a ton of books, read the materials the doctor gave me, and listened to all of the stories and incidents my friends and family filled me in on.

One of the interesting things that I learned about myself was that I needed a Rhogam Injection. I was like “Well what is wrong with me now?”.  Well, nothing was really wrong with me, but because my blood type is O Negative (Rh-Negative) as a precaution they gave me this Rhogam injection just in case my baby happened to have Rh- Positive blood.

According to the Rhogam site, “When a Rh-negative woman carries an Rh-positive baby, small numbers of the baby’s red blood cells may get into the mother’s bloodstream… the mother’s immune system sees the baby’s Rh-positive red blood cells as foreign and goes to work to produce antibodies against them…the antibodies attack and destroy the baby’s Rh-positive red blood cells, causing anemia (low red blood cell count), jaundice, and in severe cases, heart failure. This condition is known as hemolytic disease of the newborn, or HDN”.  

And since I am not a medical professional and don’t have all the answers, CLICK HERE–>Offical Rhogam Site  for more information.

I realized that this was what caused “Blue Babies”, which was a common occurrence back in the old days. A little scary needless to say.  Thank goodness though for scientists and modern medicine because otherwise I may not have had my little guys with me today.

So a couple weeks ago I went for my 1 hour glucose test and my RH test.  Everything was fine, but I did need to go ahead and have the Rhogam injection again. I made an appointment at the hospital, they gave me a shot in my rear (fun for a big pregnant mommy and feels great by the way ), and then I was good to go.

So had you ever heard of this before?  And, have you had the shot and how did you feel when they told you that you needed it? I would love to hear your thoughts.

FFM