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Baby shower games

Jun 25, 2014 - 0 comments
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Okay I have 7 games at mine but 1 of them doesn't have a prize because it's more of an activity.

1. Night time mommy diapers
-This is for at night when mommy has to change those annoying middle of the night diapers it's something to chuckle at. You get a box of diapers open it and put a basket next to it or another box and a cup full of markers and you have everyone write something for mommy to read when changing those nasty night time diapers (ex. "Isn't it daddy's turn""caution toxic"..etc) again there is no prize for this.

2.Diaper Raffle
-I have a poem on my invites that say "Bring a pack of diapers any brand any size and get a ticket to win a prize". So when people come they not only bring you a gift but a pack of diapers. You then put their name in something like a bowl or box and then towards the end you draw a name for the winner. It's a great way to get tons of diapers which are expensive and all you have to do is give out one prize.

3.How big is mommys tummy?
-Cut a piece of ribbon that wraps perfectly around your tummy. Then have everyone cut a piece of different colored ribbon than yours(so you don't mix up ribbons) to the size they think you are. You then pass around your ribbon and whoever was closest wins

4.Don't say "BABY" or Don't cross your arms or legs
-Give everyone that shows up a necklace made from ribbon and a baby charm then tell them they either can't say the word baby or you can do it where they aren't allowed to cross their arms or legs I'll be doing you can't do both. But if someone hears them or sees them do those things they call them out then they get all their necklaces whoever has the most at the end wins.

5.Poopy diapers
-Get about 6-7 diapers and a different chocolate bar for each(make sure you number the diapers) then melt the chocolate bar and put it in the diaper(make sure you write down which candy bar went into which diaper) then pass the diapers around along with pens and papers for everyone and everyone writes down which candy bar they think it is whoever gets the most wins.

6.How many skittle?
-Super cheap and easy game. Go to the dollar store buy a baby bottle and either skittles, smarties, jelly beans whatever you want to fill the bottle with. Count out the candies and fill the bottle to the top. Then have everyone guess how many candies are in there and who ever is closest wins. Also they not only get a prize but they get the bottle full of candy.

7. Safety pins in rice
-You get a bowl of rice(not cooked) and put tons of those mini safety pins in it(closed of course) then blind fold people give them 30 seconds to pull out as many safety pins as possible. It's super hard trust me I've tried I get like 2 you would think you could tell the difference between the two. Whoever gets the most wins


Now for prizes this is what I'm doing

Funny diapers no prize
Diaper raffle 25$ gift card(seems pricey but you'll get way more than that worth of diapers one box of 100 costs that much or more)
For the rest of the games I'm making super cheap but cute prizes
Candy bouquets inside cute mugs
I'm getting everything I need for the bouquets including the mugs from the dollar store
all my prizes including the gift card wont cost me more than 45-50$

Birthing plan template

May 29, 2014 - 0 comments

http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/Content/birthplan_pdf.pdf

Birthing position information

May 26, 2014 - 2 comments
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With my first I was 17 and didn't do any research and didn't really know anything that went on with my body. I also didn't know what a birth plan was and what positions I could do. Well 6 years later it's time for me to take the wheel when it comes to my pregnancy and labor. My first I was induced, had drugs(not epi), and was on my back. This time NO DRUGS FOR ME, I will get induced if necessary and I will NOT be on my back for it is actually the worst position to give birth in and is done for the convenience of the doctor and as far as I'm concerned the doctor doesn't even need to be there. So here is some info for you already mommies and mommies to be I hope it helps. By the way I will be trying all positions to find what I find more comfortable for myself but I'm really interesting in squatting or on hands and knees.

LABOR LAYING ON YOUR BACK
While in lithotomy(laying on your back), if too much pressure is exerted on the woman's legs, excessive hip abduction and external rotation occur which can further distract the joint, forcing the sides of the pelvis apart, resulting in excruciating postpartum pain as well as prolonged supra-pubic pain for the mother and lasting complications after birth such as difficulty walking severe enough to require the use of crutches or a wheelchair, or more rarely, bladder dysfunction. Dorsal lithotomy also restricts a woman from freely moving and puts greater pressure on the perineum, all of which can lead to other unnecessary interventions or complications like tearing, episiotomy, forceps delivery, or vacuum extraction. Not to mention this position will also cause the mother to be pushing upward and against gravity and we all know how great gravity is for a baby to come out. In addition, risk to the baby also increases.  Ineffective birth positions like lithotomy can compress major blood vessels which interferes with circulation and lowers maternal blood pressure, which can then lower fetal transcutaneous oxygen saturation as much as 91% decrease fetal heart rate or contribute to other forms of fetal distress, including cord compression, which may lead to continuous or internal fetal monitoring, increased risk of shoulder dystocia/problems with fetal presentation, or a prolonged pushing phase



HANDS AND KNEES POSITION(DOGGY STYLE)

Quadruped childbirth positions, which include the "crawl" and the "full moon", are beneficial for back labor, turning a posterior baby, and are often the best birth positions for birthing a large baby.



SITTING POSITION

Sitting positions combine the helpful force of gravity with relaxation.  A birth ball, rocking, or toilet sitting can be utilized to rest while gravity helps labor progress.


SQUATTING POSITION

Squatting positions are helpful in opening the pelvis to allow a baby to find the optimal position for birth.  Squatting can be performed through use of a birth companion or a tool such as a squatting bar.

SIDE LYING POSITIONS

Lateral or Side-lying positions are beneficial for resting during a long labour, promoting body-wide relaxation, and minimizing extra muscular effort.  They are best used in the latter stages of labor since gravity isn't able to speed the process.


UPRIGHT OR STANDING POSITIONS

Upright positions for childbirth use gravity to the mother's advantage.  They help the baby drop into the pelvis and prevent pressure from being concentrated in a particular spot.  They also allow the birth companions to apply other comfort measures easily.  They represent the most under-used birth positions.

PREGNANCY WEEKS TO MONTH CHART

May 10, 2014 - 3 comments

This is the chart I use. Most count it by every 4 weeks which makes your 10 months even some doctors count it by this. Either way you're pregnant for 40 weeks. I like to use this chart which I google imaged pregnancy weeks to month chart and saved a photo to my phone. I use this chart because most doctors use it and it makes me feel like I'm not pregnant as long hahah.


First Trimester
1-4 weeks= 1 month
5-8 weeks= 2 months
9-13 weeks= 3 months

Second Trimester
14-17 weeks= 4 months
18-21 weeks= 5 months
22-26 weeks= 6 months

Third Trimester
27-30 weeks= 7 months
31-35 weeks= 8 months
36-40 weeks= 9 months


This is how a lot count it but again you can just count every 4 weeks but that would make every month 28 days and we all know that is not true only February has that many days(every 4 years). But again you're pregnant for 40 weeks either way.