Not A Typical Where Have I Been Post

November 15, 2012 by  
Filed under General

I guess it has been awhile since I have posted anything personal on my blog.  Life has been crazy over the past months, and I honestly don’t know where to begin.  The boys started school, so that has had me running a whole lot more than I am used to.  It seems like once they start school you are running to a classroom event, here and there and then plopping down at the table to look at some form of homework.

With all of that though, I must say I am enjoying seeing what they are doing and how much they are learning.  I keep their art work, and love when they talk about their day.  Kids tend to see the world with a much greater enthusiasm.

I turned 39 back in February, and I honestly didn’t feel much older.  I also can say, that I am not one of the typical people that dread turning 40.  I guess it is because my children are still young, so I have to keep the old lady blues out of my repertoire.  This year has brought a really nice surprise with it however.  I am happy to say that doublebugs is growing, and not going to be so double anymore!  Sometime in May, we will be welcoming our third child into our family!  And even more exciting, is that we are having a little girl.  Before finding out I was pregnant, I could only dream about all the pink ruffles, bows, and shop for everyone else who had a girl.  Now, I am in seventh heaven because not only do I get to shop, I get to experience that special relationship between mom and daughter.  It was a chance that I didn’t think I would have.

I hope to be updating you more as the time goes by.  I abandoned my blog for a little while because I mostly had my head in the toilet but for good reason.  I can’t wait for you to meet our little girl.

 

 

Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump Review And Giveaway

April 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog Tours, Contests, Mom Central, Product Reviews

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After having the boys, I was so overwhelmed to say the least.  After 16 weeks of bedrest and 8 of those weeks in the hospital, and the fact that I was a first time mother and pregnant with twins, was a pretty big deal.  As a new mother you have so many questions about how to do things and what you should be doing, but I had always known that I wanted to breastfeed the boys.  I had not realized the importance of breastfeeding until they were born 6 weeks early and spent close to three weeks in the NICU.

For preemies, providing them with breast milk as soon as possible was something my nurses encouraged because they say that the milk you produce then is different and would provide my babies with a lot of things they needed.  I can remember the first few days at home, and crying because I wanted to give up pumping, but my two tiny little men in the NICU, made me keep on going.  I would pump all through the night and visit them sometimes 2-3 times a day and bring them all my pumped breast milk.

I never quite got the hang of breastfeeding them together, and one of my little guys has a tongue tie that prevented him from feeding properly so I would pump for him and for both of them when I needed a break. Pumps can be a lifesaver, and are great when you need the break or if you have two babies and one doesn’t do well at the breast, you can still give them pumped milk in a bottle.

I was excited to review Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump because since I am a breastfeeding mother, I like to see what is out there on the market currently and for in the future when we decide to have another child. The pump itself is very easy to use, and easy to hold, and comfortable and this is important.  It is not overly noisy which was a pet peeve of mine with one of the pumps that I own.  At three in the morning the last thing I want to be hearing is a loud squeaking noise, and especially with sleeping babies nearby.  I had no trouble using this and all parts are easy to clean and better yet BPA free.

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About Evenflo Breast Pump

  • NEW! All components, including milk storage bottles are without BPA and contain less than 0.01% phthalates. Bottles can be purchased separately.
  • NEW! Improved cycle time for more effective milk expression.
  • NEW! Improved vacuum performance at all settings between min and max
  • NEW! Regulated power adapter ensures consistency in performance.
  • NEW! Dual motors for better production allowing individual settings
  • NEW! Includes 2 additional overflow valves for additional convenience! Valve color has changed to lavender.
  • NEW! More stable bottle stands to prevent possible spillage.
  • 4pk sample of breast pads with redeemable coupon.
Another thing I like about this particular pump is, it isn’t overly heavy and is fairly compact, which makes it easy to take with you.  This is great for all the road trips that we take as a family as well.  The price is reasonable and definitely a worthwhile investment if you are breastfeeding or intend on breastfeeding your child. The Evenflo site offers some good resources that you can check out for breastfeeding and Mom Central  Mom Central has a  page dedicated to the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump.  This page  features a special section where moms can share breast pumping tips.  Every mom that shares a tip will be entered in a giveaway to win one of three Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pumps and boxes of nursing pads!
Also, here at DoubleBugs, we will be giving away an Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump and 2 Boxes of Breast Pads to one lucky reader!

This Contest Is Now Closed!

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Here’s What You Gotta Do

Mandatory Entry Requirement
Visit the Evenflo site and check out some of their valuable breastfeeding information and come back here and leave me a comment on something you learned from one of their resources.  In addition please tell me why you would like to win this pump.

For Additional Entries

  • Blog about this contest and leave me the link
  • Grab my button and post it in your sidebar
  • Tweet about this contest using #evenflocomfort and a link to my contest
  • Add me to Twitter

Contest Starts April 20, 2009 and Ends Monday May 11, 2009

Thank you to Mom Central and Evenflo for this wonderful opportunity!