Saturday, July 17, 2010

bebe-O Prenatal Vitamin Review

Aw, look at that baby belly! I am currently 36 weeks along and my due date is just under a month away, eek! 

I was recently sent a one month supply of bebe-O Prenatal Vitamins to review. I was very excited to try them out since a) I was out of my current prenatals and b) they are 100% all natural! 

Obviously we all know how important it is to eat well, but this is especially true during pregnancy. But let's be honest, that's easier said than done! Especially if you are dealing with morning sickness, nausea or food aversions. At that point you are just trying to eat ANYTHING that sounds good and will stay put. And if that happens to be pizza rolls, lemonade and Reese's Puffs cereal, so be it. 

Luckily the sick days are behind me and I try to eat well balanced, nutritional meals. Even so, taking a prenatal vitamin assures me that I am getting all of the proper vitamins and minerals that are so beneficial to my health  and well being. And more importantly, baby is getting them too! Bebe-O Prenatal Vitamins contain a 44 plant based whole-food ingredient blend, so you KNOW you are getting everything you need! And noe artificial colors, flavors or preservatives to worry about. 

When I first started taking bebe-O Prenatal Vitamins, I was just starting my third trimester and I was feeling a bit...sluggish. Well after a few days of taking the vitamins, I noticed I was feeling more energetic and more like my old self. I thought it was all in my head until I went away for a long weekend and forgot my vitamins. That sluggish, slow feeling came back! So after that I made sure to take my vitamins every day and made sure to pack them for all trips away from home! 

And get this, bebe-O Prenatal Vitamins GUARANTEE to relieve morning sickness! WOW!! I wish I would have known about them at the beginning of my pregnancy when I was suffering through all day sickness. 

Here is a peek at the label from bebe-O Prenatal vitamins. As you can see, they are chock full of great vitamins and nutrients for you and your growing babe!

(Image via bebe-O)

So what is my verdict on bebe-O Prenatal Vitamins

They rock! I highly recommend them! Thanks to bebe-O for the opportunity to review your amazing product!

I received the above product in exchange for writing a review. The review contains my honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

2 years, 1 month and 4 days.

It's been at least that long since I have spent any length of time at my house by myself. Not that I am complaining, just kind of crazy (sad? amazing?) to think about. 

Chris and Olive just hit the road for Grandma and Poppy's house....leaving me home alone for two whole days. Well, I am not truly alone. My original trusty sidekick, Jake, stayed home to keep me company. I mean, someone needs to be here if I spontaneously go into labor. He is going to have one heck of a time calling 911 though not having opposable thumbs and all. Maybe I'll smear peanut butter on the "9" and "1" buttons and hope for the best. 

Wow, I don't even know what to do with myself. I have a cup of coffee, music playing that does not involve a bus, a farm, a black sheep or a creepy guy named Billy (seriously, have you listened to the words of the song "Billy Boy"? The man has a wife that is too young to leave her mother. . . )  and a quiet house.  

 I could clean. That was the original plan before Mother Nature decided to turn Duluth into a sauna. The whole nesting thing has kicked in and I have that feeling that the house needs to be in ship shape condition because the baby will be here ANY MINUTE. I couldn't sleep last night (damn you spreading pelvis! Don't you know this is the time I should be stockpiling sleep? Why must you hurt when I try to roll over, get out of bed, fall asleep, sit, stand, walk all of the time??) and seriously considered cleaning out the pantry at 2:30am. The fact that it is in disarray was all I could think of. Like, "OMG the baby could be here any day and I have boxes of pasta, pancake mix and cans of soup that are helter skelter on the shelf! EEK, what am I going to do!!" Fortunately (?) it was too painful getting in and out of bed, so I just stayed put....until my next regularly scheduled pee break (11:55pm, 2am and 4:06am). The 4:06am  thought was to clean the bathroom. But that would have involved going downstairs to get the cleaning supplies and then coming back upstairs to clean. And doing stairs at that time of night (morning) did not sound appealing. So once again I went back to bed. 

But now I have two whole days to do all of heart is racing just thinking of the cleaning possibilities! Or maybe that's just the coffee. Or the heat. Or I am going into labor...Jake! Get ready pal! 

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm famous!

I am a member of a blogging campaign site called Business2Blogger that connects businesses with bloggers in an effort to get the word out  about their business and/or products.  

Last week in one of our email campaigns, I noticed that the lovely state of Minnesota was left out of the drop down menu of location options. I sent an email to one of the head haunchos at B2B and the matter was quickly resolved. 

Well lo and behold, I opened my email this morning to find this:

"Now don't hurt him, Margie.

I gotta hand it to our friends to the north.

No matter how I tried to exclude them, no matter how hard I tried to keep them down last week, they just kept coming at me, and trying to make me laugh.

I'm talking, of course, about those jovial, wonderfully-humored, and easy-going...

You see, last week as we were proudly rolling out our new software solution complete with new Blogger Submission forms, we managed to omit from the list of states, you guessed it, Minnesota. And for any of you who do business with large numbers of people over the internet, you know that faced with an error like that, a few people generally freak out and let you have it.

But not one flame was sent, not one person flew off the handle. In fact, you beautiful people sent me the funniest emails, and I needed to share a few:

Lindsay from Some Sort of Nonsense wrote: "Any particular reason why us Minnesotan's can't participate? I mean, I know we like to eat random food on a stick and wear long underwear 10 months out of the year, but really, we're nice people."

Mimi from Marvelous Mom Reviews wrote woefully, "Sigh...I'm feeling so left out. I'm sad to say, my state, Minnesota, isn't listed in the drop down menu. Poor Minnesota, always singled out. We're so COLD. Mosquitos are the size of Boeing 747s. And we talk funny."

When I told Stacie from The Coupon Sista to just enter another state for the time being, she wrote, "Thanks, I enter another country, so I hope that's O.K.".

And finally, a very maternal Angeleen from Accidental Reflections wrote, "Is this because Minnesota has some strange laws that don't allow you to operate? Or is it because you just don't like Minnesota? And if it is because you don't like it, I hope it hasn't done anything offensive. But if it has, I will have a stern talk to it using my 'mother as disciplinarian' voice." Naughty Minnesota. Naughty.

Holly, Shauna, Arthur and I continue to try to make B2B better for all of us, and when you show the kind of patience and humor with us that you did here, it reminds us that there are really fantastic people we are working with, and for. You. 
Jay @ Business2Blogger "

Eek! That's me! Wow, I feel so special! :) 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sushi on a Stick

I am all for sushi, as a matter of fact, I love it! But I am not so sure about this....


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Although, I have to admit, if I saw this at the MN State Fair, I would have to try it. 

And now I want sushi.

(image courtesy of Sushi Popper)