from the other side (giveaway inside!)

All things are better on the other side of a great night of sleep. Trav offered to take over baby duty on Tuesday night, and Gwen slept so well that night, that he offered to do it again on Wednesday night. Lucky me!! I have some great friends who commiserated and offered advise, and all in all, I'm feeling much more positive. I got a lot done at work, balanced the checkbooks, we had two nights of yummy (non-thrown together) dinners, and I have some plans in the near future with friends and family.

Also awesome and making me feel great... after a week plus of hard work (pumping longer, pounding the water, more milk plus, oatmeal, milk maid tea, brewers yeast, etc) yesterday and today I pumped my normal amount for the first time since the big stinky stomach bug! Not to mention Gwen was able to nurse easily, fully, and contently at bedtime. Phew!

So.... in honor of all that, I'm going to do 10 Things I Love/Want to Remember about Breastfeeding!!  :-)  And at the end... a rockin giveaway and discount code! You're welcome.

Without further ado:

10 Things I Love or Want to Remember about Breastfeeding!!

  1. Amazing sleepy snuggles at bedtime... and two free hands to do it with. I get to snuggle Gwenie close with one arm... and use the other not to hold a bottle, but to brush her hair away from her face or rub her back. 
  2. Boobie Yoga. Sometimes when she's antsy, or getting close to done with nursing, Gwen does what I lovingly call bobbie yoga. She is still latched on, but she will throw her legs up in the air, twist around so she's kneeling, or, my favorite - balance on one leg and put an arm above her head! Not kidding. Girl is silly.
  3. No bottles to pack when we go out together. No formula to mix in the middle of the night. No paying for formula, period! 
  4. Instant comfort. For her and me. 
  5. More fat, and more easily absorbable fat, then cow's milk... a good thing for my skinny-mini. 
  6. Lower risk of SIDs for Gwen, lower risk of breast cancer for me! 
  7. When she wants to nurse and is feeling impatient, Gwen will grab my neckline and try to pull my shirt down... funny and embarrassing all at the same time! 
  8. Nursing in the side-lying position! More sleep on weekend mornings!! ;-) 
  9. Her little hand coming up to pat my face (sweet). Or when she sticks it down the front of my shirt between my boobs (silly). LOL.
  10. That its something only I can give Gwen, and that only we share. We'll have other mama/daughter things as she gets older, but for now, this is only ours.

In honor of Breastfeeding, the amazing Tara from Maternitique is giving away a box of Milk Maid Tea to one lucky visitor. And, I have one to give away too! So that means 2 lucky winners will both be sipping their way to more milk soon!  :-) 

Tara is also providing everyone with a great coupon code, MARCHMOM - which will get you a whopping one-time 25% off everything in the store if used by March 14!! Pretty amazing coupon there! So if you've been wanting to try some of their other amazing products, now's the time!

Buy: Use code "MARCHMOM" to get 25% off! Now through the 14th.

Enter to Win: Simply comment on this post telling me what Maternitique product appeals to you.
Two (2) winners will be selected, and each will receive one (1) box of Milk Maid Tea.

Optional Additional Entries for:
1 extra entry if you follow this blog publicly with Google Friend Connect (I'll check, so no cheating!).
1 extra entry for liking A New Day on facebook (leave first name, last initial in comment so I know who you are).
1 extra entry for liking Maternitique on facebook and post on their wall that you found them through A New Day.
3 extra entries if you blog about this contest (post the link back to it in your comments).

An email address is required to enter. Please leave it in your comment, or make sure one is visible for me to find in your blogger profile. If you qualify for additional entries please comment separately, for each extra entry earned, telling me which options you have used. A winner will be chosen via The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen. This contest is open to 18 + USA only. Ends on 3/10/11, 11:59PM EST. Winner will be announced the 11th or 12th, after the winner is confirmed.

Normal Disclaimer: I am providing one box of tea at my own cost. Maternitique is providing the other at no cost to me! Because they are awesome!


  1. I *love* the maternity gowns - "Maternity Hospital Gown - Antoinette" is my favorite.

  2. The Maternitique product that appeals to me is the 3/4 Sleeve Striped Maternity Nursing Henley - I love the different colors that it comes in!

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  3. I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect. (Sarah Hull)

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  4. I wish I had known about Maternitique earlier. Their nursing bras look great!

  5. I like the hospital gowns. So much better than the ones they have in the hospital! I also like the massage gel. They have a lot of stuff that would be super useful!


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