My Mama Adventure

Monday, July 28, 2014

HIPSTER™ Baby Carrier by MiaMily on Kickstarter

Alright all you babywearing enthusiasts out there! I'm really excited to present an amazing opportunity for a Kickstarter campaign!!

Here's the deal: Kickstarter is a platform that helps projects take off, and a way for people to be involved in helping a business for a product they believe in. MiaMily is launched their first project, HIPSTER™ on July 21st, and can use all the help they can get for everyone to get involved or even just help spread the word!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

That Time We Bed-Shared with Our Toddler

That Time We Bed-Shared with Our Toddler - My Mama Adventure

I have nothing against bed-sharing. In fact, I'm all for it if it's done safely! We did not co-sleep with M, but this was not entirely by choice. When M came home from the hospital he had a nurse with him for 8 hours every night until he was 15 months old. The original plan had been to have M in our room in his pack n' play for at least 6 months. Obviously, that did not happen. No offense to M's nurses, but it would have been really awkward to have them in our bedroom.

So, that's 2 1/2 years that M has been in his own bed, in his own room.

Until Sunday night...

Oh, Sunday night. What can I say about Sunday night? Well, let's start at the beginning, shall we? 

It was a day like any other but then we had an after dinner "belly ache."All evening M kept complaining that his belly hurt, but aside from some extra cuddles he seemed to be okay. By the time he had his bath he seemed perfectly fine. Hubs put him to bed and we settled in for a quiet night.

Then at 10:15 pm I heard M start to whimper, but he settled back in so I didn't think much of it. Until about 10 minutes later when I heard him again, this time more of a cry than a whimper. He was still semi-asleep, but I went back to check on him. Little did I know that an hour later I'd be tapping in Hubs to take a shift. I really thought that Hubs would get him back to sleep in no time - Hubs has that special touch sometimes!

By 12:30 am, it was very clear that M was not feeling well. Hubs said he started retching at one point. This brought back horrible memories of when M was a baby and would retch for hours at a time after a tube feed. Now, in case you don't know, M is physically unable to vomit or burp due to a surgery that helps with severe reflux. So, when M has the need to vomit, he just heaves and retches. It's horrible!!

Fortunately, this was nothing like what we dealt with when he was a baby. 

By 1:30 am, we had yet to go to bed, and M hadn't slept much in between his uncomfortable spells of nausea. Finally, much to my surprise, Hubs suggested that we just bring M to bed with us since he was sleeping best when we were holding him.

It was a first for us, and we both wondered if we were going to start a [bad] habit, but we both agreed, it was best to try to break the habit the next night than continue to get no sleep. Regardless, neither of us slept that much since we were both hyper aware of M sleeping between us. I was afraid to wake him when I moved or afraid I'd elbow him in the head, so each movement was calculated - meaning, I was awake. Same went for Hubs.

So, we spent our first night bed-sharing with our toddler. It wouldn't have been so bad - I enjoyed the cuddles - if M hadn't decided that at 6:15 am, he was ready to take on the day! Less than 5 hours after we got him to sleep, he was awake and ready to roll. *sigh*

It was a long - tired - Monday.

Do you co-sleep or bed share? 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Toddlerisms {"Oh, Crap!" Edition}

Well, it happened. One can only be relieved that it's not nearly as bad as it could be. But, M finally picked up a phrase that we would have preferred he would not have picked up on.

"Oh, crap!"

It certainly could be worse. We've at least adjusted our language enough that we aren't saying worse things in front of him. Which is to say a lot because when I'm not around M (or other kids), I can swear like a sailor. Hubs is actually better about his language than I am. However, around M I tend to say "Oh, poop!" or "Ruh Roh!" Obviously, one of us (*cough* not me *cough*), has been letting the crap word loose though.

Since he's learned this phrase, he says it quite appropriately! I growled one day (to keep myself from saying something worse, of course) and M just goes "Oh, Crap!" I just kind of stared and then asked him to say "Oh, poop!" or "Uh, oh!" instead. This of course is not good enough for M. I got "but why no oh crap?" or "No, oh crap!"

It's clearly a work in progress...

Make me feel better, please tell me I'm not alone!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Reflexion Yoga Giveaway


Sponsored by: Reflexion Yoga

Hosted by: What The Buzz Is All About

Reflexion Yoga was built with one very simple purpose in mind: to offer an online library of yoga classes and yoga exercises that you can access from the comfort and convenience of your home. Yoga improves not only your physical well-being, but your mental and emotional clarity as well. But driving to the studio, or paying the membership fees can be tough sometimes. Thus, Reflexion Yogg offers another option for you to discover and expand your yoga practice, all while getting guidance from Certified Yoga Instructors right on your computer monitor. They currently house a huge amount of videos and are adding more all the time!


My Mama Adventure is excited to be able to participate in such an amazing giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a one year online yoga membership courtesy of Reflexion Yoga. This prize is valued at $99. This giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous United States & D.C. 18+. This giveaway will end on August 1, 2014 at 11:59. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the giveaway ending. To enter for your chance to win please use the Giveaway Tools application below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: What The Buzz Is All About and participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize. The sponsor is responsible for the shipment. Winner may have to submit full address and phone number to receive prize. This is not the requirement of the blog but of the sponsor. Your information will not be traded or sold. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social network.

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway


Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!
Hosted by Conservamom
Sponsored by Sprinkles Media


Are you ready to enter to win a fantastic Kindle fire? What a fun gadget that will make life easier with great apps, movies and more you'll never be bored with it! My Mama Adventure is beyond excited to be able to promote such an amazing giveaway!! So head below and enter for your chance to win one! This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 8/21 at 11:59pm. Good luck!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Keeping Cool in the Sun #Giveaway Hop {Featuring Bitybean} #KeepingCool

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The temperatures are hot, but we're keeping things cool with some great Summer-themed giveaways! Check out all the bloggers and their fabulously cool giveaways in the linky below and don't forget to enter to win a pair of Long Sleeve Performance Crews from Montauk Tackle Company in the Grand Prize!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Toddlerisms {Big Boy Bed Edition}

Tuesday Toddlerisms {Big Boy Bed Edition} - My Mama Adventure

Last week we decided to move M into a toddler bed. We have a converter crib, but the conversion kit would have been $80+, while a mesh bed rail cost only $22 on Amazon (affiliate link to the one we bought). It was kind of a random decision to graduate him to a toddler bed and, to be honest, we may have considered keeping him in the crib for awhile longer, but there is possibly a Connecticut trip in the works and if we follow through, there is no way I'm packing our Pack n' Play - not happening. He's 2 1/2, no reason he can't be in a toddler bed, so toddler bed it was! **Side note: an overnight trip with a toddler seems really daunting to me - there will surely be a panic post to come!