Friday, August 28, 2015

Favorite Products for Twins -

Today I'm going to write about my favorite products that I have used from Birth - Now ( 10 months )

First are the Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swings
These are AMAZING for use from newborn to (Around)6 months...once your baby starts sitting up though... the baby ALWAYS finds ways to escape    ;) 

I got to use them until around 7 months.

 Best to take whenever we went to visit family and friends and the babies love the taggies on it!!!

Moving on to learning to sit, and playing we use the Summer Infant 3-in-1 Activity and Booster SuperSeat

This thing is PERFECT for contained play when mom needs to get something done, or for feeding  using the detachable snack tray . . . . . My daughters love gerber puffs and This seat is perfect for using when it is snack time, contains the puff mess. 

We are not fans of walkers and jumperoos, but we did like the exersaucer, although my girls only liked it for a few weeks, and decided they dont want it anymore. 

Monday, August 17, 2015


Today was Baileys Very first day of school!! The best part ?!? She never left!!! She is homeschooling and we are SO excited to take this new road in her life! She is attending K12- Ohio virtual academy . Some schooling is online and some is offline in work books, She did really well for her first day, jumping into her lessons without a problem! She is excited for tomorrow where she will begin science and history as well as continuing language arts and math! So far, her favorite class is Math , but we will see if that changes as the year goes on!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nuby™ Natural Touch Bottles

** I did not receive product or compensation for this post This is my opinion after a long search for a bottle that my daughters would take**

As mentioned on my 'About Me' blog , I have two older children as well as 10 month old twins . My 10 month old twins were born prematurely.  From the very beginning I pumped to make sure that they got breast milk to make them stronger and grow better so hopefully they could come home from the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). When we finally came home I was determined to get them from bottle onto breast, and after weeks of stress, tears, and moments of just wanting to quit, they FINALLY latched. Ever since then they've been great at latching and eating  never needing a bottle.. That was until, I had surgery. I was forced to give them a bottle and to my surprise , finding a bottle that they would willingly take was painstaking. They got so hungry that they gave up and took the bottle. They didn't like the ones we offered ( They were generic, given to us by the hospital when they were discharged) So I went on a search to find bottles they would take, in case of emergency..  Fast forward 5 months, we had tried every bottle, sippy cup, and regular cup I could think of and they just were not happy.. That was until yesterday, when on my shopping trip ( Where else? Meijer! ) I spotted some bottles I had never seen before.. Nuby™ Natural Touch bottles. The girls took to them instantly without a fight. These bottles are amazing . From the Nuby webpage :  Nuby’s Natural Touch bottle now comes with a NEW super soft nipple. The nipple is inspired by the shape, texture and natural flex of Mom’s breast encouraging babies to latch on more easily. With its wide breast like nipple and unique skin like feel, the Easy Latch nipple encourages natural latch on making it easier to combine breast and bottle feeding. The nipple also features 3 valves that allow air to flow back into the bottle resulting in a continuous feed and contented baby.

-- These bottles are truly the most breastfed baby friendly bottles that I have seen. My daughters take them without question and that is truly a testimony in and of itself . --  Miah-Lee is pictured enjoying her first bottle with Nuby, She literally grabbed the bottle and latched on perfectly! These are going to be our go-to bottles and I cant wait to start exploring more products Nuby offers!

You can find the bottles online for $4.05  I purchased a 3 pack with bonus pacifier for $12.99 at Meijer
While we were there I also stopped by the teething aisle because well.. both babies have FOUR teeth coming in at the same time .... so they are chewing everything!! That is where I found the  Nuby Chewbies™ Soft Silicone Teether which is a fan favorite for the girls they wont let go of them and they chew ALL day on it .
The website is quoted " The new Nûby™Chewbies™ teether’s unique textured design provides comfort to baby’s delicate gums. It provides stimulus to the lips and tongue which promote the transition from nursing to chewing"
and it has saved the day Instead of my finger being a chew toy they now play with chewbies!
The best thing is the chewbies are only $4.00 online here I believe I paid $3.99 instore at Meijer
Find out more about all of the nuby products here

Friday, August 14, 2015

Meijer Mperks - Ways to save :)

If you have a Meijer near you, I highly recommend you sign up for their program " Mperks" . Mperks is a program designed to clip digital coupons and earn rewards for use at checkout simply by entering your 10 digit phone number and pin . You can "clip" Mperks to your account for use on purchases, and there also rewards you can earn ( Such as $12 off a future purchase after spending $425 in total purchases in an allotted amount of time ) They also have a Baby reward program where you get $10 off a future purchase for every $100 you spend on ANYTHING in the baby section! I earn my credits there, especially with Twins in diapers and all the toys and food they need ( HAH! ) Below shows just a few of the current available mperks ( They typically change monthly )
By shopping at Meijer, since signing up for mperks on march 12 I have saved 440.45- $324.50 with their specials , $14.79 ( I just began using these... I haven't know about them long lol )  and $101.36 on Mperks . It may not be a big amount  but that is $440.45 I can spend on other things :)

*** This is NOT a sponsored post! I selected to write this blog myself as I love mperks and the ways you can save ***

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Starting New -

It has been a long time since I did a full blog. . . So I am starting new. That's right. New Blogs. At least ONE per week . About my family, about medical issues that we have faced, or are facing. Coupons available to help get you the best deals you can. Product Reviews  Maybe even some giveaways :) Every Friday there will be a new blog up :)

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