This week I'm featuring here a newborn lifestyle session, I love these kind of photos because it shows something magical and spontaneous, I love to see the bonds that the new parents have with their new baby. These fabulous pictures were taken by this amazing photographer from New York called Michael Kormos. He has a studio at 1201 Broadway, New York, NY and if you like his work here is the link for his website.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I'm in love with the theme of this baby shower from Hostess with the Mostess Blog, it's a fresh sea breeze theme, and is perfect for the summer, and also for outdoor shower! You can do it anywhere you feel like, at the beach, by a lake or in a beautiful park, anywhere goes with this theme, that's the beauty of it!!
– Production, Styling, Printables, & Food (Macarons, Merinuges & Sandwiches): Anders Ruff
– Photography: Becca Bond Photography
– Photography: Becca Bond Photography
– Glass Bottles & Straws: Shop My Little Love
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
When you are pregnant you can easily get uncomfortable on any stage of your pregnancy, so after some trial and error I got down to 10 essential things that I couldn't live without during my pregnancy. I'm not done with it yet, but the products that I've selected here have kept me sane and cool in this new adventure of my life!!
1. Body Pillow
A good body pillow is a MUST for nearly all stages of pregnancy. While the body is demanding more sleep, it gets harder to find a comfortable position as the baby continues to get bigger, the pillow will give you the support that your back and belly will need.
2. Body Lotion
Don’t wait until you have stretch marks to start using it, I started to use as soon as I found out that I was pregnant. I try to buy the ones that are thick and have some kind of butter in their formula like cocoa butter or Shea butter. Oil (like almond oil) is also a good choice.
3. For Pain and Heartburn
I take tylenol for my back pain and some eventual headache, and Tums save my life when I have heartburns, and believe you me you will have them! So keep them handy and whenever you start to feel the discomfort take them, there’s no need to be in pain just because you are pregnant.
4. Drink Water
I think I drink from one to two gallons of water a day, I’m not kidding, if I don’t drink water constantly I start to feel nausea and heartburn, and eventually headache. So keep yourself hydrated all day to avoid those unnecessary discomfort during your pregnancy.
5. Heating Pad
For those days that my back start to kill me, this is a really good way to relieve the pain.
6. Pregnancy Belt
Think of this kinda like a bra for your belly. Beyond the cosmetic aspects, it’s super helpful for your back and hips, since it gives your belly a wider support base. It streamlines your figure without compressing like a corset, and helps you keep and get back your pre-pregnancy figure faster and easier.
7. Prenatal Vitamins
Your doctor probably will prescribe the best kind for you, just make sure you take them everyday, since it’s so important to take all the vitamins you need to make sure that your baby is having everything he needs to develop.
8. Health Snack
I couldn’t go out without them, don’t wait until you get an empty stomach, that’s when the nausea and heartburn would kick in without any mercy! So before even to start feeling hungry I was already munching on something.
Thats the name of the game, you have to keep moving, it doesn’t matter if you do Yoga, Pilates or just walk around the block you. I feel a big difference for the better in my body and in my mood the days that I exercise.
10. Lemon Drops and Citrus Juice
Citrus anything! Especially lemon drops. Aside from the aforementioned snacks, which definitely helped keep morning sickness at bay, I only wanted citrus – lemon, orange, grapefruit, doesn’t matter! For some reason the flavor calmed my nausea and always tasted great.
Now I want to know from you, what are the must have on your pregnancy? Please share here if you have any tricks or secrets that helps you to keep sane during your pregnancy.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Many people associate childbirth to pain, discomfort and suffering. What a few people know is that simple techniques adopted during pregnancy or at the time of giving birth can relieve tension and help the mother to give birth normally or even in a shorter period of time.
It is impossible to predict the intensity of pain for each delivery. Each woman is unique and every birth is experienced differently. Several factors may influence on the intensity of the pain experienced by a woman in labor, such as tension, anxiety and fear of childbirth, the motivation for childbirth and motherhood.
And thinking about all the discomfort that a woman in labor feels I gather here a list of some natural methods that will help you to relieve a little bit the pain so you can focus on the most important part, that is to give birth to your little miracle.
· Low light
· "Peaceful" sound (seems to be better the sounds of nature (like birds, rushing water, waves).
. Privacy (in some places it is a bit difficult but can be accomplished with some sort of divider like those curtains hanging from the ceiling for example).
· Rotating your pelvis
· Lying on pillows
· Dancing "slow song" with your partner
· Sit on an exercise ball
· Lift your abdomen
· Strokes on the area of the pain
· Applying some pressure on your lower back
· Bathing in warm water
· Warm Shower
· Warm compresses
· Breathing techniques
· Do not focus your attention on anything (attention to all the sounds, smells, touch sensations without focusing)
· The presence of someone you know and trust with you all the time, it can be your partner, mother, a friend or a doula.
Labor pain affects each woman differently. Some women may have mild discomfort and others may experience intense pain. If you try natural childbirth and during labor you begin thinking about using pain medication or anesthesia to cope with labor pain, know that it’s okay to change your mind. Don't feel like you let your baby down or gave up. Only you know how strong the pain feels. It’s okay to talk with your provider and do what you think is best.
Friday, March 22, 2013
"There are no words to describe the love a parent feels for their newborn baby! The newborn stage goes by quickly in a blur of nighttime feedings and diaper changes and before you know it, your "newborn" is all grown up! You will look back and long to remember their tiny toes and fingers, their silky soft skin, their little yawns, and the way their bodies seemed to mold so perfectly in your arms. We don't remember days...we remember moments. I want to help you remember this special moment!" These are the words of our featured newborn photographer of this week Ember Nelson, from Ember Nelson Photography her is studio is in Louisville, Nebraska and she is specialized in Custom Newborn photography. Here is a little bit of her work.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Since elephant has been a big trend lately for nurseries and baby showers (and who doesn't think that they are the cutest thing?) I just found this adorable aqua, gray and white nursery from the House of Rose Blog, and I really wanted to share it with you.