Thursday, July 29, 2010

LP bows

I have been working on this blog for three days, well here it is. I recently contacted "LP Bows"to do a review and she sent me three clips ( pics later)

First,she sent me a purple korker bow,its the first korker bailey ever recieved and i love it .its very sturdy& even with bailey pulling it throwing it & chewing it it stays in good condition and still bounces back :]

Next, she sent a crocheted light pink flower, i LOVE crochet so i of COURSE love it.It's so cute, of course bailey pulls it out of her hair to chew on it but its still cute when i can get her to leave it in her hair, and its so cute , i even wear it :)

finally she sent a hot pink flower clippie that i can clip onto a white headband and make any outfit cute. the bows are very well made & well worth the price..

if you'd like to see her bows check her out on FB

she also has a refferal contest going on,check it out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One year ago today

One year ago today. i met this pretty girl - 4 lbs0oz,16 7/8 inches long came into the world screaming at 11:00a.m -She's my world.


One year ago today. i met this pretty girl -

Monday, July 19, 2010

"the cherry on top bows" review

I contacted "the cherry on top bows" to do a review of her bows,and she graciously responded yes.
I Recieved from her two bows, and a red/white sparkle tutu.
First, the tu-tu is so cute and it's an adjustable tu-tu that i can tie to fit her as she grows ( and yes, it fits she'll be in it for awhile). The one downside to it is the glitter comes off no matter how much you shake it before you put it on , but thats okay bailey didnt mind being sparkly.Bailey loves the tutu and loved crawling around in it.
The bows are also VERY VERY CUTE , unfortunately bailey has reached the phase of life where she pulls the bows right out of her hair,but she'll get over that :] The bow's were made beautifully and high quality.

I will post some pictures later on as my camera is out of use right now.In the meantime visit her etsy shop or her facebook and place an order.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

BoobToob Review/Giveaway

As many of you know, I'm a big breastfeeding supporter, and although i didnt get the chance to breastfeed bailey due to the nicu time as well as poor production. I did, however get the chance to breastfeed brennan and we are still going strong.Well, the first time i nursed in public, all i had was a blanket that he kept knocking off of me with his hands, so i started to search for a good cover. I had heard about the boobtoob a search page and saw it on another blog, so i decided to contact the creator and request a review. She graciously said yes and sent out a red hawaain flower boobtoob. They say you can place it with one arm over the boobtoob and one arm under which i tryed and i didnt find too comfortable, but i did place it on me as a 'toob'top (lol) and it works great, brennan is completly covered as am i, and he LOVES it.. He even likes to just sleep in it snuggled to me.
I unfortunately do not have photos of me in the boobtoob yet, but i will and as soon as i do , i will post it.
They have some on sale for 22.99 and regular priced at 24.99 -
ONE lucky winner will recieve a boobtoob at no cost.

Mandatory entry - Visit her ETSY shop and come back here to comment and tell me what fabric print you would like. Also include your email address in the comment.

EXTRA entrys ( Mandatory MUST be done first or all comments get deleted )
-visit BooBToob On Facebook and like her, and post on her wall that you entered to win a BooB*TooB on LAAPM.

-Visit the BOOB*TOOB youtube page and Watch one of her videos and tell me what you learned.

giveaway will end on august 10th at 12noon EST.

Woombie & MoMo review.

I was recently given the opportunity to review a Woombie with brennan and a MoMo with Bailey.
I waited anxiously to recieve the items in the mail and sure enough, friday they arrived.
First I will review the woombie.
The woombie is like a sleeper sack but it has no arms, so baby feels like he/she is in the womb again. Brennan is so calm when he is placed in his woombie- You can have one arm free, both arms free, or both wrapped. It's also a double zippered sack so he/she can have their arms wrapped but legs free for stroller ,swing,or easy diaper changing.This is the best thing i've gotten in along time in reguards to a sleeper because he can eat, lay down, and he'll stay asleep for about 6 hours through the night wearing it! I love it 100%
This is what the woombie website says about the woombie "

Swaddle your baby Safely and Effectively with The Woombie ... designed to ease your mind and comfort your baby so you may both achieve a better nights sleep. The Woombie is the safest & most NATURAL way to Swaddle your baby, encouraging baby to softly stretch extremities as needed, just like in the womb. The Woombie comforts, softly confines arms & gently compresses baby's unique curves to hug baby... preventing Startling issues, face scratching, overheating and also preventing dangerous loose unraveled blankets from covering baby's face.

The Woombie is a proud winner of the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved), Moms Best and Creative Child Awards. We have been seen on television, in numerous popular baby magazines and are endorsed by Doctors, Doulas, Postpartom Baby Instructors, Nurses and countless moms and dads worldwide. In a nutshell, The Woombie is a great easy swaddle for babies with the Startle Reflex & who are in need of a cozy yet gentle confinement."

I agree with the " startle reflux " statement..Brennan has the startle reflux still and he is easily shocked.this makes him feel more protected. He also has reflux and likes having his self in a ball which makes the woombie a perfect item for him.

A woombie looks like this -

- they also make woombie convertables,and woombie leggies.

An organic woombie Retails for $28.99 and they

are worth every penny.A regular woombie is $26.99 -

Now onto the MoMo- A momo is a little lovie blanket that is minky on one side and satin on the other.It measures 13x13" and has a little velcro tag to attach a pacifier to. I wanted to keep this til bailey's first birthday but she got sick and wanted to snuggle to something so i gave it to her. She fell in love, she grabbed it and held it right beside

her face and fell asleep. She loves to snuggle blankets, so any time she gets a blanket its a happy moment for bailey. She is constantly reaching for her momo and grabbing the loop to hold on to it with one hand. If you would like to purchase a mo'mo you can purchase it at for $15.00

Mo'Mo Blankie looks like this .

Please be sure to fan the woombie makers on facebook,twitter,and visit their website at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dr.Brown's Bottles Review and Giveaway.

I was recently ( okay, not so recently,2 months ago ) sent a newborn gift set of Dr.Browns Bottles to review when brennan was born...Well i have a stubborn baby who does not like taking bottles at all..So,I brought in my alternate baby- BAILEY!
First, a tidbit of info from the Dr.Browns site to explain just how the vent system they've created works
"Our Dr. Brown’s bottle features a patented two-piece internal vent system that works unlike any other bottle design. The vent system fully vents our bottle for vacuum-free feeding, which we call positive-pressure flow, similar to breastfeeding. As the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system, bypassing the breastmilk or formula, to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with the breastmilk or formula which minimizes oxidation and helps maintain essential nutrients like vitamins C, A and E.

Babies feed more comfortably because the vent system allows them to nurse without fighting the negative effects of a vacuum or the discomfort of ingesting air bubbles. This helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping, and gas. The breastmilk or formula flows freely, without nipple collapse. "

No better way to explain it than through the words of Dr.Brown's -

Now, I was not a huge fan when i first saw them because really, who wants to /who has the time to take a part a bottle, clean it out, and then put it back together to feed a baby? Well, Little did i know ,they send you little vent brushes so its alot faster and easier for you to clean... it takes me a total of 3 minutes to scrub the whole set of bottles and get them ready to wash-

When i first pulled out a Dr.Browns bottle Bailey was more interested in the blue thing inside the bottle( the vent ) than actually drinking it...but she quickly learned that it was for eating as well as playing ( who says you can't play with a baby

She can drink while moving around ( she never sits down lol!) but doesn't get all those icky air bubbles in her belly.Trust me, with bailey..thats a good thing.If you all remember- She has a gallstone, as well as sludge in her gall bladder ,and she had Necrotizing enterocolitis in her tummy when she was a week old, which made her tummy veryy sensitive* she was on 58$ formula for the LONGEST time* so anything i can do to prevent a stomach ache, i will do.

My favorite thing about these bottles is THEY DONT LEAK! I have seen numerous bottles with vents that will leak, these don't!! They are really awesome..

I recommend these for ANY moms, but most importantly moms to preemies as well as moms to babys with stomach issues(such as reflux,which bailey and brennan both have!)


Dr. Brown's is willing to give one lucky reader on my blog a bottle set as well..

To enter you must " LIKE " Dr.Browns on Facebook, and then leave me a comment back here saying you did so , as well as include your email address so i can easily contact you to get your address.THIS is mandatory,no other entry will count unless this is done.

for an extra entry please write a status on facebook and tag my self and dr browns in it.then come back and tell me you did ( All entrys must be seperate and at least ONE of your comments must include your email address)

example"Life as a Preemie's mom & Dr.Browns Have teamed up to give one reader a set of bottles.Head on over to to enter"

Entrys are open from now until august 1st. winner will be chosen by at 13pmEST and announced here on the blog and on my fan page.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

MAMA*D* Review.

I love entering contests online-comment contests are the best- well, i won a couple of things from MAMA*D* and couldn't help but review her items!!

For Brennan i recieved a little lovie-that looks like this-

She also sent bailey a lovey with a girly'peace'fabric( no pics,sorry! )
and she sent bailey this gorgeous dora dress ( without the straps!)

I was VERY pleased with the quality of her products! they are soo cute and i think her prices are very reasonable!!In fact, if i was her i would probably charge a bit more!!

The dress is still a bit big on bailey(shes a short stuff!) but she'll grown into it! Bailey loves both of the lovies(yep,she stole her brothers!) and i love all three of the items! If you are ever in the mood to buy a blanket,hair bows,flowers, etc- check out mama*D* on facebook -

Thursday, July 8, 2010

bubble chocolate - review & giveaway! !

Who here is a fan of chocolate?Okay, i know the better question who ISN'T?! Chocolate is so delicious and so many different types of it,white, dark, or milk chocolate & you can add just about any kind of flavor you want to it! Orange, Rasberry, Peanutbutter, its all out there..i love it.......every bit of it.Well I've finally found a chocolate i've never heard of. Bubble chocolate( Technically known as Aerated chocolate)Which is quite literally,bubbles wrapped in chocolate!It might sound crazy and wierd but it is oh so delicious. There is a way to eat bubble chocolate- You place it on your tongue and let it start to melt, and then chew ( now, you can eat it without letting it start to melt, BUT its kinda chalky..which i like..but some people might not!) this stuff is soo delicious!! here are some pics of "bubble chocolate "
It comes in TWO flavors - Milk chocolate, and 60% dark Chocolate
Bubble Chocolate's® mission is to introduce a truly bold new taste and texture experience to the US confections marketplace. Already thrilling millions of consumers worldwide for decades, chocolate-with-bubbles is now destined to captivate the sophisticated American cocoa palate as well. "

now, you can find bubble chocolate it some stores ( LISTED HERE )
you can order it online ( LINK HERE )
you can be 1 of 5 lucky winners ( yes 5 winners! ) to win a set of bars ( 1 dark chocolate,1 milk chocolate!)

How can you win, you ask?
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! People continue to forget parts of the entry!

MANDATORY-You must do this before any other entrys count!-Visit Bubble Chocolate on facebook (Link HERE)

- Extra entries -
1 entry- Follow bubble chocolate on twitter ( HERE )
1 entry- Follow Life As a Preemies on facebook ( HERE )
1 entry- Follow life as a preemie's mom with networked blogs ( Right sidebar )
1 entry- Follow Life as a preemie's mom with google friend connect ( Right sidebar )
1 entry- Tell me why you want to win bubble chocolate!

- Entrys accepted until 7.20.2010- Winner's will be randomly selected by bailey ( yes, this time she gets to pull papers out of a bowl! )
remember - 5 winners!! Spread the word! -

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Joy Of Soap! Review *Giveaway*

*Disclosure - All opinions in this blog are my own. I was sent three bars of soap and soap holder ( pictured under all soaps on their site!) for review, No other compensation was given!*

I love soap, I wont lie.....I love buying soap , i love smelling soap..I'm just a huge soap fan! :) When i heard about " The Joy of Soap " I had to check them out..First off, They have scents like NO OTHER!* ginger snap,feeling frisky,manly man soap,etc.*
I recieved "ginger snap","Kiss me kiwi"," feeling frisky".
First i tryed Kiss me Kiwi..WOW ! It smells AMAZING...Especially in warm water..YUMM!.
Next, Ginger snap- it is a very STRONG scent but smells amazing- it really does smell like fresh ginger snap cookies fresh out of the oven.
I have yet to try the " feeling frisky" but i can tell you it smells AWESOME! There is no way to describe the scent really beyond that...
So these soaps...They smell GREAT!They make your hands/body feel sooo soft and smooth,and make you feel refreshed...Thats not the best thing though....They are CRUELTY FREE & Vegan!( Not tested on animals!!!)

They can even custom make a scent for you if you can not find one that you like -
here are a few pictures so you can see what these soaps look like.

BUY IT! Visit - and purchase the soap ( Regular 3.50 -7.50 , Some on SALE for 2.50-6.50! )

WIN IT! - Two lucky readers will each win a Gift Certificate worth $20.00 ( Sent through EMAIL!) to -

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FINISH THE MANDATORY ENTRY FIRST!All Entry's will be deleted if you don't!! Sorry but it is only fair to those who do it right! YOU MUST ALSO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE ENTRIES ( AT LEAST THE FIRST ENTRY - Must include it in ALL ENTRIES if you are not a google connect follower! )

Mandatory entry - Go like THE JOY OF SOAP ON FACEBOOK - and post on the wall that you entered the giveaway on LAAPM!
-Extra entries-

LIKE life as a preemies mom on FB

FOLLOW my BLOG On Google Friend connect ( on the right side bar!)

FOLLOW my BLOG with 'networked blogs' ( Again ON RIGHT SIDE BAR!)

Contest will end July 15th @12:00pm EST!