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Book Reading, Panel Discussion and Q&A: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Place: 336 3rd St (bet. 4th & 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Price: Tickets are $10 online & $15 at the door

Momasphere and Bump present a probing panel discussion & book reading that examines body image and motherhood. Whether you want to become pregnant for the first time, you’re currently pregnant, 4 months out of pregnancy or 10 years out of pregnancy, this book deals with body image and fitness issues that last a lifetime. Beauty activists Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei surveyed more than 400 women, including those who are considering starting a family, moms-to-be, and mothers. They offer a much-needed forewarning on what to expect from your changing body, exposing the myths, challenges, and insecurities you’ll face throughout pregnancy and beyond—and what to do about them. With startling confessions of women’s unspoken fears and advice on how to remedy them, this essential compendium of girl-friendly advice will help champion any woman to feel her best about her body, herself, and her role as a mom.

I will be there, and am really excited because this is such an important issue. Every woman in my life has struggles with body image, and self-esteem issues at one time or another. Please come, you won’t be disappointed, and there will be great raffles (we contributed) and goody bags.

Ughh 3 Months Pregnant and Can't Get Things Moving

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of complaining. I’ve been nauseous, tired, bloated, irritable and not all that much fun to be around. To make matters worse, I have the pooping habits of a sloth, except when a sloth comes down from the tree once every two weeks to do his business, he doesn’t need the help of a glycerin suppository.

About two weeks ago I broke down in tears and called Dr. Brennan (if you live in Brooklyn, I love Dr. Brennan) and told him of my woes. He recommended Dulcolax, Mineral Oil or Milk of Magnesia. The Dulcolax worked, and then a week later the Milk of magnesia, sorta kinda worked. He assured me that worse case scenario he can remove any blockage in his office, OUCH and YUCK!!! I can’t let it get to that!

I am finally able to eat green things again, I’m drinking lots of water, and trying to get some walking in, and still NOTHING NADA Zip. I am only 3 months pregnant, and showing, like showing to the point where I am getting subway seats, and I know it’s not the baby, but poop.

Sorry for the complaints, but I feel bad for Fred (husband) already and thought I would vent here. If any of you have some home remedy miracle cure you can pass along, please do.

Big Baby Bodyguards Announcement

It is with great joy and excitement to announce that we are expecting an addition this April to the Baby Bodyguard’s family.

Between bouts of nausea and complete exhaustion, I have set out on a fun quest to find Baby Bodyguards “Must Haves”. Products that I didn’t know existed when I was pregnant the first time around, but will definitely be adding to my registry this time.

Stay tuned for product reviews and great giveaways. all part of the Baby Bodyguards Baby Shower Bash, from now till April!

Healthy Hydration For Moms and Moms to Be Behold GLOW MAMA

So, I wrote about my recently found Twitter addiction. It is a great way to network, and I am meeting moms around the globe who are also passionate about keeping children safe and healthy and products designed for that purpose.

I came across Glow Mama, a great tasting drink designed for and by moms and moms to be. During my pregnancy, I had such a difficult time giving up my Diet Coke and iced coffee, had I known about Glow Mama, I would have had an easier time.

My son, with 101 fever, glad he is staying hydrated

Glow Mama has many of the important vitamins, minerals and fiber (4 grams great for preggo constipation) needed during this special time. As soon as I opened up a bottle to taste Glow Mama, my two year old grabbed it out of my hand and started chugging it. I looked at the ingredients and breathed a sigh of relief, because it is so healthy, I was glad he was enjoying it so much. It is quite refreshing and I chugged the other bottle. At only 70 calories per bottle, I had nothing to feel guilty about.

The website, has great Mocktail recipes, that I think would make any baby shower a lot of fun. They also have cool gift packs such as the Mocktail Gift Pack, The Eco Gift Pack, and functional packages, such as the One Week Sampler. At less than $15, it is a steal!

Now, if only Glow Mama comes up with an equally cool drink for toddlers!