Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Best Stroller Ever

I know I posted about our stroller before, but now that Nathaniel has arrived and we use it I have to post it again because we are in love with it. I cannot imagine a better stroller. It's such a smooth ride, incredibly easy to fold or expand, and even though it's not light it is easy to carry thanks to the thoughtful design, plus it folds quite compactly. Basically, it's a dream.

Behold, the Baby Jogger City Select -

CLOSEOUT!! 2010 Baby Jogger City Select In Ruby

This is a link to the 2010 version that we have (which is on sale now - it's a great deal!) but there is also a 2011 version with a slightly more padded seat and a new deep purple color.

The bassinet attachment has been amazing for taking our little guy out around the neighborhood -

2011 Baby Jogger City Select Bassinet Kit In Ruby

But there is also the car seat adapter that allows you to snap your car seat onto a frame so there is no need for the seat.

Baby Jogger Single Infant Car Seat Adapter For City Select Not Chicco

I love that, it's less bulky and really streamlined. Just pull the stroller frame out of the trunk, snap on the adapter and then snap the car seat into it. It's got the ease of the snap and go but the quality and smooth ride of the best stroller ever.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Favorite Nursing Tank and Bra

While I've only been nursing for less than 6 weeks, I feel like a pro already (as well as a dairy cow!) Before going into labor (almost 3 weeks early) I had bought some nursing tanks. I planned to get bras as well but little Nathaniel had other plans. I bought three different kinds of tanks, 2 of the expensive brands that everyone talks about (Glamourmom and Bravado) and one from Target. After a very short time, I had a definite clear favorite -

This Bravado tank is so supportive, actually attractive and flattering, and comfortable. It puts the other ones to shame. The glamourmom tank just has a weird shape that doesn't flatter, and the target one is such crap after one wash the straps were stretched out and the seams on the neckline were coming out. This Bravado one holds up so well and is so great, I've already bought more of them AND this nursing bra by them as well -

This company is making nursing a little easier for me, and allowing me to get back into regular clothes! The tanks are great under looser tops and cardigans, and the bra works under anything. It makes a big difference to a new mom to like what we see in the mirror so I'm extolling the virtues of these products.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm back!

Hi there. It's been a while and I have been quite busy  - basically doing ALOT of research for this blog. Mainly because our son Nathaniel was born on December 9th, and now I have 5 weeks of experiences with all kinds of stuff I can't wait to write about - if I have a minute during a nap to get it typed and posted! In the meantime, a picture of our adorable little guy -