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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pregnancies Greatest Trial Labor

There are several things that have to be planned in advanced for baby's big day, their birth. During pregnancy, you will start to feel Braxton hicks contractions near the end of the pregnancy. These are somewhat like labor pains that prepare you for what is to come at birth. During the last month of your pregnancy, be sure to pack up a special bag for the hospital stay for you and your new bundle of sunshine.

When packing is sure to consider an up-to-date address book, it should have everyone listed in your family and those that are close friends that way when the baby comes into the world, you can call and inform everyone of your new addition to your family. You might need to include a prepaid calling card or your cell phone to make long distance calls.

Slippers are very important after you have your baby, these will come in handy when you are tired of sitting in your room and wish to venture outside for a breath of fresh air, putting on a pair of sneakers is excessively complicated and might be impossible for someone that has just had a cesarean. It is always nice to be comfortable after going through the pain of labor, so be sure to pack your favorite cozy bathrobe.

The outfit that you had on when entering the hospital might not be so clean now, so the need for new clothes while in the hospital will arise. Be sure to pack enough clothes for your stay at the hospital and clothes to go home in. You cannot forget about your bundle of joy, plan according to the weather what their outfit will be when coming home. You can choose to carry a few different outfits for the hospital; some allow parents to change their newborns while they are still admitted.

Batteries, the one thing that every home should have a large supply of, especially those with children. A camera is necessary have for pictures of the new baby, if you do not own a digital camera; a disposable one will do fine. If you have a camera that takes film rolls, be sure to pack enough film for the entire stay, there are never enough pictures to be taken.

The hospital that you stay in might have all the necessitates as far as snacks, meals, a television in your room, and all of your bathroom needs such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, or body wash; however, there are still some new moms that want to feel as clean as they do at home so they bring their own supplies. Whatever it is that you will need for your two or three night stay with your newborn baby, you should pack into your "hospital bag". Entertainment might be a good category to pack as well as toothbrushes and make up.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Look Your Best During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a joyous time for many women. It also brings with it many symptoms and body changes, which differ from intensity in different expecting mothers. Some women experience few symptoms, others have a very comfortable pregnancy, while others get every symptom in the books. However, one thing is for sure, symptoms or no symptoms; every woman wants to look her best during pregnancy.

Some of the changes may or may not affect a woman's skin. Some women look radiant while others get breakouts or dark spots on their faces. Proper cleansing of the skin to minimize breakouts is recommended. During pregnancy, hormonal changes determine much, and learning how to handle whatever changes a pregnant woman is experience will help her look her best during this time. Whether a woman is experiencing oily or dry skin, choosing the right mild cleanser is important. Fortunately, there are tons of products in the market, including special makeup, and many cater to pregnant women.

Following a healthy diet and doing a moderate amount of exercise, following the doctor's recommendations will help in not gaining unnecessary weight and keeping the body in good shape to receive baby. Fashion is important during these days. Although some of the symptoms may have a woman feeling sick and under the weather, there is no reason why she cannot look pretty during this special time of her life. Fashion for pregnant women has come a long way. Now, there are many fashionable items for an expecting mother to choose from and look gorgeous. Many styles available in the regular clothing departments are now available for pregnant women. One of the fun things to do during pregnancy is to choose a pregnancy wardrobe, which can double as a post pregnancy wardrobe, as many styles are versatile, especially dresses and tops.

Hormonal changes may have you smelling different from your usual womanly scent. Some pregnant women complain that they smell sweet or different. Choosing a great perfume to enhance your mood is also a great way to feel better.

Hormonal changes also bring blessings to many women such as a glowing skin, great head of hair, bigger breasts, and fast growing fingernails. Take advantage of these, and show them off. The texture and bounce of hair may change as well, making hair suitable to experiment with other types of hairstyles. This is the time to pamper yourself and feel good. Enjoy a pedicure or manicure and treat yourself to a cute necklace or earring set. Avoid rings or bracelets as your size may change. A pair of great and fashionable comfortable shoes will look amazing with your new wardrobe.

Overall, enjoy this time in your life - these nine months are about you and your body; feel like a goddess of creation.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Choosing Name While Pregnant

Most first time mothers find it thrilling to be able to name their child. This process is a very difficult one for most, so baby name books are bought and questions are asked to the other parent as well as to everyone they can get useful information from. There will be several different names both male and female that will strike interest in naming the baby. When planning a name for your new baby be sure to pick out both a male and female name, just in case.

Some names do not make any sense when said aloud, therefore, it is best to state every name that you like aloud with a middle name and the last that the baby will have, Haley Stewart might not sound too good when you add the middle name of Taylor. Remember that when your child starts to talk, their name might be a valuable piece of information that they can learn, but if their name is too hard to pronounce or learn, they might not be able to say it for years after they can speak in complete sentences.

When you decide the child's name, you should always think of what the initials will be before it being your permanent decision. Their initials might be an undesirable work when put together, such as Regina Anne Thompson; this person's initials spell RAT. Children are teased and picked on daily over little things, try to avoid giving them an extra reason to pick on your child. Some families pass down names as a tradition. If the name being passed down is not one that you agree with, you can possibly choose a different first and middle name altogether, or you can choose to incorporate that name into the middle name and call the child by their first name or vice versa.

Picking out a name can be difficult especially if you want it to stand for something. Most Ethnic names are beautiful when pronounced correctly; however, before choosing a name that sounds great when pronounced make sure that the meaning behind the name is that of good quality and fits your child. Angela is a name meaning Of Angels, but you could choose to name your daughter Angel, for the full effect of the name.

Choosing a great name for your new baby, is not that difficult if you already know their gender, you have a basic idea of what to look for. A strong tip for selecting a name for a child in a close-knit family is combining the name of father and mother. If the father's name is Justin and the mother is Maria Lynn, you could try using something like Justina Lynn. It is very easy to combine names if you know the basic names for both male and female, whatever you choose to name your child be sure that it is something they can be proud of 20 years from now.