Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guess What?!

I'm sure you've noticed that it has been pretty quiet on The Little Hedgehog lately. I have definitely had a good reason (and exciting reason) for that! 


I'm pregnant!

 Hubby and I are growing our family and will be adding baby #2 to our family this fall! My due date is November 25th (funny enough, that is the same due date that little man had!!!). Little man was born 2 weeks early on November 12th, so it looks like we may be having a little turkey day baby...although I do hope that baby #2 isn't born right on Thanksgiving! I guess we'll see what God has planned! 

I'm 14 weeks along now and just starting my 2nd trimester! I can't believe so much time has already flown by! This pregnancy has gone exactly like my first with little man- during the 1st trimester I felt exhausted most of the day and nauseous (but not much throwing up - thank goodness!). The first trimester was a bit rougher this time around, since I couldn't really nap whenever I needed to, since little man needed his mommy's attention. :) I felt nauseous throughout most of the day - it helped if I snacked consistently and didn't let me stomach get too empty (great for the waistline). It has been so sweet to see how  compassionate little man is. If I was feeling sick and reaching for my saltines, he would say in such a sad, sweet voice, "Mommy's sick!"
I am usually a night owl and get my creative spark after little man is in bed. But, since becoming pregnant, it seems like things have flip-flopped around! Initially, I was was exhausted by 9pm and in bed by 9:30! That is usually when I did my blogging! Ugh! It was rough! But, I figured that this is my body's way of telling me that I need the sleep. During the day, with little man being so active and wanting mommy to play with him, I rarely have the time to blog. I am able to stay up a little bit later now, but my brain just doesn't get the creative kick anymore. So, I am trying to take an afternoon break and let little man play on his own a little while I get as much done as I can. :) Now that my 2nd trimester is starting, I am hopeful that I will have some more energy and have more time to work on The Little Hedgehog! So, while I will try to blog as much as I can and I definitely feel like I am getting some of my energy back, I may not be blogging quite as often as I used too. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day!

I am so excited for baby #2, our little "sprout", to be here! My belly bump has definitely sprouted out sooner this time around and I am starting to look pregnant, not just like I ate too many bowls of ice cream! Haha! Little man already knows that there is a baby in mommy's belly and loves to point at my belly and say, "There's a baby in mommy's belly!" We ask him if he wants a little brother or a little sister and usually he answers with, "a little sister." (we shall see!) He's so cute! Speaking of boy or girl...we'll be finding out in about 4 weeks! This will be our first ultrasound and I can't wait to get a peek at our little one! 

This time around, hubby and I have also decided to have our little one at a birthing center with a midwife and a doula. I love it! I love the natural take on birthing and it feels like such a personal and family-like environment. I am excited (an a little nervous too) to experience birth this way. I know November will be here before I know it, but in some ways, it can't come soon enough! Haha! Baby #2...we are so excited to meet you!

Are any of my readers pregnant, trying or did you just have a little one?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Silly Daddy


Congratulations to Coley, the winner of the Incredibum wet bag giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered and a big thank you to Incredibum for sponsoring this wonderful review and giveaway opportunity!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Incredibum Wet Bag Review & Giveaway!

You might remember that a few month ago, I had the opportunity to review the Incredibum Bamboo Cloth Diaper and then previously the Incredibum Bum-boo Incrediwipes. I feel so lucky to be part of the Incredibum Incredimom blogging team! Well, this month I am happy to share a bit about the Incredibum Wet Bag with you!

Incredibum is still a fairly new cloth diaper company that carries cloth diapers, cloth wipes and wet bags. The cloth diapers and wet bags come in some really wonderful and vibrant colors and the diapers and wipes are made with bamboo! 

When I received my package from Incredibum, I was so excited to see what color wet bag I would receive! There are three different wet bags to choose from and each is reversible. The color choices are: Ocean/Firecracker, Firecracker/Sunshine and Sunshine/Caterpillar. I received a small wet bag in Ocean/Firecracker. I love the blue color and when I saw the red (which is so bright and vibrant), I realized that I never got a red diaper for little man! (gasp! how could I?) It is such a happy red and the blue is so pretty. I also love that all of their wet bags are great for a boy or a girl. 

 Ocean blue on the outside and Firecracker red on the inside - you can choose to use whatever color you are in the mood for!

The small wet bag can hold approximately 3-5 diapers. Incredibum also carries a large wet bag that would work perfectly for diaper laundry and can fit in an 8-gallon pail. One thing that I really like is that since it has two layers of fabric, it lends a very sturdy, thick feel to the bag. Also, both wet bags come with drawstring closures that closes up nice and tight. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like a drawstring closure, but I have found that is a great closure! I have been using it to keep a spare set of clothes and an extra training pant or two for little man when we go out for the day.   

There is a pair of pants, a shirt and two training pants in here, with room to spare!

I have really enjoyed using this wet bag! I love how sturdy it is and that it comes in such nice, vibrant colors. The small size is perfect to store a couple diapers, training pants or even a spare set of clothes in! It will also be perfect for this summer when we go to the pool (to store wet or dry suits it). I also think that the drawstring would make the perfect loop to hang this wet bag in a bathroom for dirty diapers after being rinsed. Overall, this is a really nice, quality wet bag!

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