10 months. That is how long pregnancy actually is. No one really thinks about the fact that 40 weeks is technically 10 months.
That would be 10 months of waiting, wondering, worrying. 10 months of eating right and avoiding everything we shouldn't have. 10 months of growing and caring for someone we have yet to meet, but who will change our whole world.
No one knows 10 months like a mother-to-be. And that is why mothers-to-be will love these cards.
Right now, there are cards to celebrate everything, to and from everyone. Need a graduation card for your niece from your cat? It's out there. Need a Friendship Day or Thanksgiving card? Those also exist. However, when you search for a card to a new mother, there are many options, but few from the person we are most excited to meet and see - the baby we have been creating and caring for during the past 10 months.
My friend recently told me of his new venture - MumMum Cards (cards to new mothers from their babies) - and it was like a lightning bolt. I couldn't believe these didn't exist everywhere and weren't already in every baby store possible. (With as much time as we spent in our local baby stores, I would have definitely noticed.) The "On My Way" cards are perfect for baby showers, or for showing mom a little love before the baby arrives, and the "I'm Here" cards are ideal for once baby arrives.
I can't tell you how much a card from my new little one would have been appreciated and treasured. I was fortunate with my first in that my pregnancy was a breeze, and our new baby was the easiest to care for, however, the birth was pretty difficult. I would have loved to have something tangible - aside from my obvious new pride and joy - to look at and know how much my pain, scarring, and sacrifice meant to my little one. It wasn't as if I didn't know this just by looking at him. or from the support I received from my husband and parents, but in those quiet moments, it really would have been nice.
I believe that every new mom could use some reassurance and thanking after a new baby - which is why I can't wait to suggest these cards to my friends.
They can be purchased here: http://mummumcards.com/
I know. It's a water bottle. A $23.15 water bottle. And we all already have a bazillion. Well, with the exception of my Brita bottles that have a filter inside, I am getting rid of the rest of my water bottles now. (The Brita bottles are great for any kind of trip outside the house. You can get water from a fountain and at least it is filtered.)
Anywho - back to the Intelligent bottle. I love everything about how this bottle is designed. The set up instructions are easy to follow, and like the rest of the bottle design are very user friendly and intuitive. The bottle design itself is genius: the straw part is locked in when you tighten the cap so it is always facing toward the front of the bottle where the screen is, the handle is perfect for holding on to and is not too large or too small, the placement of the buttons on the screen are also placed so they are easily accessible. In addition, the bottle fits in a standard car cup holder.
The screen has three modes. One is to tell you how many ounces you have had so far, a timer from when you hit the start button to indicate that you began drinking for the day and how many ounces you are drinking per hour on average. The second mode displays how many ounces you should drink per day, what percentage you have already consumed and your average per hour. The total amount of ounces you should drink per day are calculated based on your weight. The third mode displays the time of day and the date. All of these modes have options regarding how much you weight, ounces versus litres, and display options for the date and time (12 hour versus 24 hour, and the order of the date).
There are a couple downsides, but they are few. The straw, in order to make the counter on the screen go up, does make a noise when you drink. To some, this could be annoying. It doesn't bother me one bit. The other negative is that I wish the screen would remind you to drink. However, I could definitely see how that could also become annoying to many.
Overall I would highly recommend this bottle to anyone wanting to increase their water consumption, and what better time to do that they the new year!
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