Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
I wish someone had told me just how leaky postpartum
was. Now, I know we talk about this in
the Bradley™ classes we teach because it was such a shock to me after the birth of our first Sweet Pea.
Quite frankly, I
don’t remember hearing about all the different ways things drip out of you
after you birth your baby when we were Bradley™ students (and, twice!! Two teachers and no mention of this). I wonder if you, like me, just think that
postpartum is going to be sparkly and magical because the pregnancy is over and you are
holding your baby.
Consuming the placenta has been found to be beneficial in the postpartum period to help alleviate postpartum hormone fluctuations (aka "baby blues"), increase milk supply, and reduce postpartum bleeding. More and more women are choosing to ingest their placentas to take advantage of these benefits, and you can read about other benefits of "placentophagy" HERE
Did You Just Insinuate, “Placenta” and, “Eat” in the Same Sentence?
Why, yes. Yes, I did.
When we first heard about it, both Bruss and I were completely grossed
out and questioning if the natural birth community had finally gone off the
HAPPY First week of summer! I wish you lots of shade and cool breezes...we are loving our mister tube that Coach Bruss bought from Lowe's Home Improvement - it makes sitting outside while the kids play bearable!!
Disney Summer Play Days @ Chandler Fashion Mall
Tuesday 6/24: Doc McStuffins @ 11:30 am
Wednesday 6/25: Crush Showtime @ 11:30 am
Thursday 6/26: Marvel Trivia @ 11:30 am
Friday 6/27: Avengers Showtime @ 6:15 pm
Thursday June 26
Welcome to the week - hope you have a great one!!
Disney Summer Play Days
These are the events for the Chandler Mall store – please
call ahead to confirm as they sometimes change due to cast member changes.
Monday, June 16: 6:00 pm – Art of Animation – Simba
Tuesday, June 17: 6:00 pm – Mike’s Trivia Challenge – Boo
Wednesday, June 18: 11:30 am – Showtime – Mickey Mouse Club
Thursday, June 19: 11:30 am – Storytime – Sing with Pooh
Friday, June 20: 6:15 pm – Art of Animation – Mickey Mouse
This is a great week for neat events happening around the
Phoenix, AZ area, starting with special play days at the Disney Store. Click on
the image below to go to theirwebsite
There is also aSpecial Eventon Wednesday morning at the
B&N store in Chandler to celebrate the45th anniversary of The Very Hungry
Last but not least, be sure to check outTHIS
post to read
about the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest happening this Saturday in Orange
County. We are so excited to be flying
in for the day to cover this amazing event, and we have one Family Ticket to
give away to a lucky SPB reader.
We start the week with an homage to the brave men and women who have given their all for our freedoms...
A little Memorial Day
information from About.com:
“The U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs
, in its history of Memorial Day, reminds
us that even is we can't get to a memorial service, we can participate in The National Moment of Remembrance
All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died
in service to the nation.
Ready, Set, Baby Class
Saturday, May 10
Ready, Set, Baby will talk about what happens right after the
birth of your baby and how to help mom heal better and feel better. We will
practice bathing, dressing and swaddling babies; please bring a doll. This
class also covers: Normal newborn appearance Newborn procedures Signs and
symptoms of newborn illness Safe sleep/Co-sleeping Infant CPR This class
briefly covers breastfeeding, please sign up for Breastfeeding Basics for
Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Free Admission; food and beverages will
be available for purchase
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Día de los Niños Children’s Day
12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Sign-up for Chihuahua Races
2 p.m. – Chihuahua Races (Watching the races is also free)
Crowning of King and Queen Chihuahuas immediately following
Chandler Downtown Public Library Courtyard @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
100 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Welcome to another amazing week! Where will you be with your Sweet Pea this week? Prenatal yoga, breastfeeding support, birth circles, postpartum support for expectant and new parents...Nat Geo Kids Club in three locations this week, storytimes, bubble play for those of you with Sweet Peas on the outside...and Farmer's Markets for everyone :)
Have a great week!
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Saturday, April 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
6111 S. All America Way Ramada #5 Tempe, Arizona 85283
The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place on Saturday,
April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.
What a great line-up of events this week: birth circle, breastfeeding support, and lots of fun for the Sweet Pea toddlers in your life!
Reminder of this week's Wordless Wednesday theme:
Feelin' Green~ Show us the ways you are “greening” in your home, nursery, school, workplace
Each featured picture this month earns you an entry into our raffle for Sweet Pea logo gear. Send us as many pictures as you want - I will select those that best represent the theme, and you may get multiple chances to win - go for it!