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Daily Prompt: Learning

Today’s my baby boy’s 8 monthiversary from the day he was born I knew my life had changed forever. I knew that from that moment forward it was going to be a lifetime of non-stop learning. Learning how to hold him, how to change him. Learning about all the different methods of parenting.

Everyday as he grows older, I become more a more scared that I might not be doing things the right way.

But then I think to myself there is no better way of learning than by trail and error.  No one is every born knowing how to do things the right way. We learn something knew everyday.

My baby boy teaches me something new everyday and some days are struggles, but I love learning from him. I love learning how to become a mother with him.

 

with love

-pris

via Daily Prompt: Learning

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K-E-G-E-L-S

New mommies if you’re not already doing them, start them now. Its time to tone your lady parts!  

I know you’ve heard of Kegel exercises, but uh … what’s the deal with them again? Kegels are exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The muscles that support your urethra, bladder, uterus, and rectum. There basically to help women with urinary incontinence, or diminished bladder control, which can happen after childbirth.

How do I do them?

Imagine that you’re trying to stop yourself from passing gas and trying to stop the flow of pee at the same time. The feeling is one of “squeeze and lift” – a closing and drawing up of the front and back passages. Make sure that you’re squeezing and lifting without pulling in your tummy, squeezing your legs together, tightening your buttocks, or holding your breath. In other words, only your pelvic floor muscles should be working.

If you haven’t been doing Kegels, start by holding each contraction for a few seconds before releasing, and relax for a few seconds after each one. As your muscles get stronger, you’ll want to work up to holding each Kegel for ten seconds, then relaxing for ten seconds after each one. If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence, try to hold a Kegel while you sneeze, cough, or lift something. You may find that it helps keep you from leaking.

*Week 1

  • Warm-up, 10 sets — Contract PC muscle for five seconds, five-second rest
  • Standard contractions, 10 sets — Contract PC muscle firmly 30 times, then take a one- minute rest
  • Flutter, three sets — Contract PC muscle quickly and repeatedly for 10 seconds, rest for 10 seconds

 

*Kegel Exercise workout designed by Gregor Schmidinger

 

 

Hope you guys find this post a bit helpful!

Love

-pris

 

 

 

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In Need of Baby First Food Advice

12 September 2016

So my baby is about to be 6 months this month on the 23rd, and I am really excited to start feeding him solids but at the same time I feel kind of nervous. As a first time mommy I am not sure which baby food brands are the most nutritious and health for my baby and what to start feeding him first.  So today I went baby food shopping and I bought a couple of different brands. 

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Any mommys out there that could give me some advice, I would really appreciate it. 

Which kind of baby food works out best for you?

Which what fruit and veggies did you start your baby with?

Any special meal plans or baby menus you use with your baby?

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mini-vacation

summer deals!

So it was my baby’s first time at the beach, and let me tell you guys he loooved it!  I was really worried he was going to be fussy and bothered by the sun and sand or scared of being in the pool. Yet he was enjoying every minute from discovering the sand by digging in and rubbing the sand with his tiny toes to enjoying a splash in the pool. It was a huge success 🙂

Love

-pris

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What’s in my Diaper Bag?

The new-mom motto? Be prepared!

Being a parent means being prepared. A well-stocked diaper bag can save the day. But what do you really need in there? It depends on how old your child is, how long you’ll be out, where you’re going, and how prepared you like to be. Here are some tips on what to keep in your diaper bag so you are ready to meet Baby’s needs.

The ESSENTIALS

Diaper bag tips

  1. A waterproof lining and shoulder strap are helpful features.
  2. Multiple compartments can keep your items organized and easy to find.
  3. Prevent leaks by packing medicines and snacks in resealable plastic bags.
  4. Consider buying two diaper bags – a small one for quick trips and a larger one for longer outings. Some moms keep a basic diaper bag or changing supplies in the car at all times.
  5. Show off your style! You’re not limited to babyish prints these days, so go for fun colors or patterns or shop for something more sophisticated.
  6. Sometimes the best diaper bags are those that are designed for other purposes, such as tote bags or backpacks. If you don’t find something you think will work well for you, broaden your search.

 

My first few months as a mother, I wanted to carry everything in my diaper bag. But as a result it just made getting a single item out extremely difficult. Looking for the pacifier meant taking everything out just to find it.  I have learned keeping my diaper bag light and organized with just the essentials. 

Take a look inside my diaper bag!

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Hope you guyss find this post useful.

Love

-prisgracia 

 

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Back

It’s been two months since my last post and I really want to apologize for that. I’ve been going through many down falls but I pray to God everything will turn right as he has planned for me.  Yesterday was my baby boys 5 months anniversary, he just makes me so strong to keep on fighting and moving ahead.

5months

Love

-pris

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How To: Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

Easter is right around the corner, and when it comes to this spring holiday, dying eggs is one of our favorite childhood memories. Instead of store-bought kits and food coloring packets, let your little ones get involved in creating natural dyes from common fruits, vegetables and spices.  What You’ll Need:  • Yellow: Turmeric powder, curry powder  • Dark Purple: Red cabbage (boiled), grape juice  • Pale Blue/Lavender: Red cabbage (boiled)  • Pink: Beets (boiled)  • Red: Raspberries, pomegranate juice, cherries

Source: How To: Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes