Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Will the newest addition to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's family arrive just in time to ring in the New Year?
Cameras spotted a very pregnant Garner and Affleck arriving at a Los Angeles area hospital today. No word yet on whether the family is ready to welcome a little brother or sister for their 3-year-old daughter Violet.
There were 124 passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 59 when it left the Netherlands. There were 125 when it landed in Boston.
A woman who was eight and a half months pregnant started having contractions about five hours into her flight. Two doctors on board helped her deliver her new baby girl, Sasha.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Baby Center's Booty Caller texts ovulation alerts directly to your cell phone! Receive a series of 3 text messages per menstrual cycle that let you know when you're most likely to be fertile and provide helpful fertility advice.
1. Your fertile window starts in 1 week. Find out if your chances of getting pregnant are better in the morning.
2. Your fertile window opens today and lasts 5 more days. Stress can get in the way of conception so relax and get a massage, meditate, or take a yoga class.
3. Today is your last fertile day! If you get pregnant during this cycle, your due date will be on or around 6.25.2009.
"Grey's Anatomy" Star Chyler Leigh is expecting Baby No. 3. She is four months pregnant, but her pregnancy won't be written into upcoming episodes.
I didn't realize she was old enough for three kids. But she was born in '82, married in '02, had her first child in '03, second in '06 and is expecting her third in '09. That's a busy mama/actress.
Monday, December 29, 2008
I came across this post, "Time Management for Bloggers with Babies" on BlogCoach and it got me thinking. Is blogging more often (or blogging less often) part of your New Year's resolutions?
I think I'll have to add "blogging more efficiently" to my own list. Where does the time go when blogging and blog hopping?
Let us know if blogging is part of your New Year's resolutions in the comments on this post. You may inspire fellow baby blog addicts or get inspiration for your own New Year's resolutions regarding blogging.
Labels: blog watch
Bristol Palin gave birth to her much-anticipated baby son on Sunday, People.com reported this evening.
The first grandchild of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, weighing in at seven pounds, four ounces.
It is also being reported that Bristol Palin could earn $300,000 for the baby pics. According to one source, bidding for the baby photos began at $100,000. People won out in the end, but In Touch was the only other weekly to make serious bids, according to several sources involved in the process.
Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the heads up on the FREE copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting".
Labels: free stuff
Sunday, December 28, 2008
After a refreshing getaway, during which we covered about 1,600 miles by car, we're finally back at BBA HQ in Central Florida. As we get ready to begin the new year, remember we're always looking for your funny Baby Blog Addict stories and videos. We ask you to continue to spread the word about BBA and help us make 2009 another record-setting year.
- Scott and Jennifer
Lance Armstrong may be busy baby-sitting between two major races next year. Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive years after overcoming testicular cancer, and his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, are expecting a baby in June.
A spokeswoman for the Lance Armstrong Foundation says that the baby was conceived naturally. Armstrong had three children with his ex-wife, Kristin, using in vitro fertilization with sperm he had banked before undergoing chemotherapy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Baby Blog Addict is taking a holiday break and will return on Sunday, December 28th. In the meantime, if you're new to BBA or a regular, you can browse our extensive, categorized archives.
Dad's Diary and Who Knew? are written by us...the BBA creators. Other BBA contributors can be found here. You can also check out headlines from throughout the year, baby news, products, recalls, parenting tips, funny videos, great websites, recipes, health stories, funny blog posts from fellow Baby Blog Addicts and more. The full list can be found by scrolling down the left sidebar.
Thanks again for a great 2008. Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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MemoryEscape.com is a new photo personalization company that has created an exclusive coupon code for BabyBlogAddict.com. Photo Books are perfect gifts for family and friends.
Capture all your memories...baby books, baby's first year, birthdays, sports and vacations. Save seasonal memories with holiday books: Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. Professional Artists and Entrepreneurs can create photo books to show to friends or potential clients. Wedding Books are some of the most popular types of photo books...capturing that magical day.
Get ready for 2009 with a new calendar with photos of friends and family. Collage posters allow for up to six photos on each poster design. It might be a little too late to make your Christmas cards with us, but you can make your personalized thank you cards!
Take advantage of this offer as soon as possible because it ends at the start of the new year... January 1, 2009.
Congrats to Crystal (comment #10) She is the winner of our giveaway for the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox and Glow in the Dark Bottle Collars from FunStuff4Babies.
"If I won this, I would be giving it to my cousin who is expecting his first child in March! So exciting!!"
Goodies that will make your toddlers WANT to get ready for bed: Firefly Blinking Toothbrush and Disney Cars Slippers.
A 45-year-old woman carrying her two-year-old grandson in her arms was hit by a car as she tried to cross the street in San Antonio, Texas.
The impact sent the woman crashing to the ground. Her grandson flew from her arms and smashed into the car's windshield. The toddler then rolled up the windshield and through an open sunroof and landed safely on the car's passenger seat.
We know some Baby Blog Addict readers live in a climate where gloves or mittens are an absolute necessity during the fall and winter months. But here at BBA headquarters in Central Florida we don't know about such things. It was in the 80's today.
If you're dealing with bundling up the kids every day, here's a look at some gloves/mittens that will not only keep the hands of your baby, toddler and pre-schooler snuggly and dry but they also will stay on and you won't end up with just one glove.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
By Shera Wheeler
Grayden got himself stuck in the bathroom today. He went in, shut the door, and opened the bottom drawer so that no one could get in. He was having all sorts of fun in there. We tried to close the drawer with a pencil...Then we tried telling him to shut the drawer, but seeing as he is one-year-old, he did not listen to us. He thought it was so much fun. He kept peeking through the little hole. Luckily, he accidentally bumped the drawer with his knee and it closed.
Labels: blog hopping
Monday, December 15, 2008
"Here's a priceless Santa picture of my 16 month twin girls. I love it that Santa is still smiling!"
-Amy, Faithful reader in Indiana!
Picture 2 below - "This is our Christmas Card picture this year."
Brace yourselves bargain shoppers...are you familiar with babySTEALS yet? They sell one quality baby or maternity product every day at 50-80% off until it sells out. It's not just a deal, it's a steal! A 'BabySteal'!
Their new "steals" are posted at 9am MST. Check out today's steal for Aden and Anais swaddling blankets. They retail for $49.95, but are available for $24.98 for 24 hours or until they sell out. Sign up for their feed or daily email alerts to make sure you get the steals you want.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
By his own description, Barack Obama was "a skinny kid with a funny name," but that isn't stopping proud parents from Romania to Indonesia from naming their newborns after the U.S. president-elect.
Romania's downtrodden Gypsies -- once enslaved, like African Americans, yet still struggling to overcome deep-seated prejudice -- seem particularly inspired.
By Diana Stacey
Something happened tonight that is so funny and gross I just have to share it. We were having our "Game Night" like normal and when we do, Davis gets to play his games on the PlayStation while we play Rockband or Little Big Planet on the PS3.
Anyway, Davis is still going through the whole potty training thing. He just gets so busy doing something fun we have to make him stop and go potty. Well tonight was no different, so I sent him in to the bathroom to make sure he didn't have a accident. I peeked in on him because he was taking a little too long and what do you think I found?!? Well, I found Davis with his head IN THE TOILET! He actually had his head in the bowl and when I asked him what he was doing he rubbed his nose and I noticed it was wet. He had put his head so far in that his face got wet in the PEE WATER!!!!
What was my child doing you ask? Well the only thing I can figure is he was trying to blow the bubbles in the toliet to get rid of them (he loves bubbles). Now I feel like it isn't safe to leave him alone in the bathroom anymore! And yes I washed his face and hands REALLY, REALLY WELL!!!!! Oh the little thrills of being a parent!
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shooshoos has come out with a new shoe called shooshoos smileys. I love these adorable shoes.
They are offering all BBA readers a 20% discount on their new smiley sole shoes. Just use the promotion code "smileysole" which is valid until December 20.
Friday, December 12, 2008
One of our favorite quad moms, Gen McNulty, sent in their Santa reject picture. She said, "I just couldn't help myself. This years photo is worse than last years!!" Click over to the McNulty blog for Gen's story about their experience.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
:: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO SEE IF WE HAVE A CURRENT GIVEAWAY ON BBA.
A few weeks ago, we held a very popular giveaway for a Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox. Now, the masterminds behind the product, husband and wife team Julie and Chris, are offering another giveaway in honor of their daughter Sophia's 1st birthday this weekend!
This time they are giving away the Glow in the Dark Baby Bottle Collars (perfect for late night feedings) along with another Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox to one BBA reader!!
Here's how to enter the giveaway for the Toolbox and the Bottle Collars:
1. Go to FunStuff4Babies and check out their site.
2. Come back to this post on BBA and leave a comment letting us know who you plan to give the toolbox to if you win. It's ok if you plan to keep it for yourself too.
3. Make sure we have your contact info (email or blog address) in your blogger profile or comment itself, so we can contact you if you win. Only one entry per person per giveaway.
This contest runs: Wednesday, 12/10 - Wednesday, 12/17 at 7:00 PM ET. We'll select a random winner then post their name here on BBA after the contest ends.
The family behind funstuff4babies:
The birthday girl's picture is in their logo that they put on every toolbox. Here's what the proud papa told BBA...
"She took her first step yesterday...well more like a step and roll (haha). We wrote letters to Santa tonight with my 6 and 4 year old sons Alex and Brodie. Did you know you can send letters to Santa at northpolar.com and get a letter back! I wish I would have thought of that!!! Warm Regards, Chris & Julie"
Happy Birthday, Sophia! Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck to all of you Baby Blog Addicts!
Doctors in St. Louis say they have successfully transplanted a full ovary from a volunteer, allowing her infertile twin sister to give birth to a healthy baby girl. According to the reseachers, it is the first time an entire ovary has been transplanted and resulted in a live birth.
Harlow Winter Kate Madden and Caleb James Bice are the best celebrity baby names of 2008, according to a poll taken on the popular website BabyNames.com. Among the worst? For girls, it was Jagger Joseph Blue Goldberg. For boys, Bronx Mowgli Wentz gets the prize.
Click here for the full list.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
In this economy, everyone is looking for ways to save money. One of the hardest decisions a mother can make is how to cut costs without compromising what is best for her baby. Parents can be conflicted when they see a shelf full of different formulas at the store. Is it really okay to purchase the cheaper formula for my baby?
Of course, mother's milk is the safest and best option for babies. But if a parent chooses to formula feed, a store-brand formula is just as good as a name-brand formula. The FDA has strict regulations ensuring that all baby formula meets the same nutritional standards. Yet store brand formulas are as much as half the price of the national brands.
So, the best baby formula for your little one may also be the cheapest. Store brand formulas can be found at retailers such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Kroger, and Walgreens. To learn more about baby formula and earn a coupon to your favorite local retailer, visit BabyFormulaQuiz.com.
Monday, December 8, 2008
As we near the end of 2008, Jennifer and I would like to thank you, the loyal Baby Blog Addict readers, for allowing us to achieve unprecedented growth during the first half of our second year. We now reach about 20,000 Baby Blog Addicts each month!
What started in mid-2007 as an idea on our front porch over a couple of Corona's quickly turned into a venture that, along with my full-time job, Jennifer's online business Jackaroos Boutique and an active three-year-old, keeps us quite busy. But we wouldn't do it if we didn't enjoy it.
The site isn't always updated every night, but we devote as much time to it as we can. We make every effort to post new, interesting items Sunday-Thursday and take a break on Friday and Saturday. Sometimes unforeseen events disrupt that schedule, but we usually stick to it. That being said, we're taking a Christmas break from Dec. 18-27.
We hope you'll continue to spread the word about our site and help us grow even more in 2009. In the coming months, we plan to redesign BabyBlogAddict.com to make it more entertaining, informative and interactive. We also will introduce new advertising options.
We started accepting advertising on BBA in June and the response has been great. We currently have seven advertisers in our right sidebar and our first "sponsored post" will appear tomorrow morning. If you're a mompreneur or have a business that caters to babies or toddlers, we invite you to check out our advertising options and let us work for you.
If there is something you'd like to see more of (or less of) on BBA, please let us know. Our e-mail address is babyblogaddict[at]yahoo.com.
Thanks for a great 2008!
"I still laugh at this one…Sarah had ENOUGH of taking pictures!" - Cherie
"Here are a few of our rejects (Baby Henry 2 mos.)" - Paige
"SO NOT IMPRESSED with Santa last year. This year is still a mystery. We will know tomorrow." - Nicki Glenn
Check out The Life, Faith and Creativity of Jessica Turner blog this week. She is a mommy/crafty blogger who is hosting, "The Best in Baby Scrapbooking," Dec. 8-12. She will feature a different baby scrapbooking product each day and will be giving away prize packages of the featured items every day. All giveaways will be open for seven days.
Labels: blog watch
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here are a few pictures we've already received from BBA readers. These are great - both funny and adorable! Send us your Santa pictures and holiday photo cards, including "rejects," too. We'll post as many as we can over the next few weeks.
"Here are our Christmas Card pictures. Rejects will come when we go visit Santa!"
-Jen Jordan (Jordan Triplets)
"Since we moved to Colorado I have wanted a snow picture Christmas card. Kayden does nothing but cry in the snow. The day after Thansgiving we had beautiful white snow and I got them dressed and brought them outside to try a quick picture. As soon as I put him down he sticks his hands in the snow to put it in his mouth and then did nothing but cry because his hands were cold. Kind of funny!" - Shannon
"We stood in line, he waved to Santa, told us Santa said "HO, HO, HO" and we thought maybe just maybe he would smile for a pic. No chance!!!!"
-From the Mommy who really did not want to be in the picture either!!! Robin Villarreal