Monday, November 8, 2010

CLOSED! GIVEAWAY: Babycenter.com (Great for baby showers or for pregnant moms)

If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you probably already know that I am currently expecting my 5th child. He (well, it looks like it is a boy-we will verify that for sure next week) is due on April 5, which is my second child's 7th birthday. We could not be more excited about our upcoming new baby.

You would think after 5 pregnancies/babies, I would be a baby/pregnancy expert, but really I am still learning with each pregnancy. So, I was super excited to get the chance to learn about and check out babycenter.com.

Before I get into the Giveaway and review can I give you some information given to me straight from babycenter.com?

In an effort to be there for mom during her pregnancy and parenting journey, wherever and whenever she needs it most, BabyCenter continually strives to offer valuable parenting tools. Among the latest and greatest include:

BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today App
This new, free application for the iPhone and iTouch, guides expectant moms through their pregnancy journey, offering award-winning, medically reviewed health content; advice from obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, and other experts; daily activities and reminders; and conversation and connection with other moms-to-be in BabyCenter’s community.

BabyCenter “Preparing for Labor and Birth” Online Class
The BabyCenter Class is a convenient, at-home option for moms who can’t attend hospital childbirth classes due to hectic work schedules or being put on bed rest. And the price is right, too! For only $39.99, the all-new 2-hour instructional course lets you hear from doctors, ask your questions, and build confidence for your big day. Preparing for Labor and Birth includes: An explanation of the signs and stages of labor; What to expect during labor; Labor and birth stories from new moms; An overview of your pain-management options; A tour of a delivery room; Suggestions for creating your birth plan; A checklist to help you prepare for the big day and more.

BabyCenter Parenting Books (BabyCenter® Pregnancy and BabyCenter® Baby)
These two new practical and reassuring books provide pregnant women and new mothers with all of the information and support they need during this exciting new time in their lives, with a blend of expert advice and true “mom wisdom.” Both are great, highly visual, reference books to keep on the nightstand for that nagging question or concern that inevitably pops up in the middle of the night.

Mom Answers
This new interactive tool gives BabyCenter moms an emotionally supportive environment where they can ask questions and get answers straight from other moms who’ve had similar life experiences. It’s like having access to 8 million best girlfriends 24/7.

Milestones
The new Milestones tool provides BabyCenter moms the ability to quickly and easily record important pregnancy and childhood milestones and share them with friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, and the BabyCenter Community. It’s a fun way to create an online “baby book.”

Babycenter.com through MyBlogSpark provided me with a prize package that includes two new BabyCenter parenting books (BabyCenter® Pregnancy and BabyCenter® Baby), a package of Seventh Generation diapers, a gift card from BabyCenter partner, Shutterfly and a BabyCenter bib. They also gave me access to their Online classes.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much wonderful information is available! Even as a 5th time mom I learned a lot from their tools. I thought the online classes had great useful information, and I loved being able to get that from home without finding a babysitter and going to the hospital for a class. LOVED the convenience.

The books they send were organized well and easy to read and follow and to find what you want to read about. Lots of great information! I have really enjoyed these items and thanks to Babycenter.com through MyBlogSpark, I am able to offer one of my readers the chance to win a Prize package that includes two new BabyCenter parenting books (BabyCenter® Pregnancy and BabyCenter® Baby), a package of Seventh Generation diapers, a gift card from BabyCenter partner, Shutterfly and a BabyCenter bib!!!  Check it out:

If you are pregnant, a new mom, or think you might have a baby in the future, this would be a great giveaway for you to enter!! It would also make a great baby shower gift if you are not expecting yourself!!

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Just leave a comment sharing your favorite pregnancy or parenting story.

Once you have done that, you can get up to 6 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Become a Google Friend follower of my blog (You can do this over on the right side of the blog where the followers box is). If you are already a follower, just let me know that in your comment.

2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

3. Refer a friend to this blog and leave a comment after they become a follower or subscribe.

4. Become a Facebook fan of the blog here.

5. Tell me how you found this giveaway/blog.

6. Follow me on Twitter here.

This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Saturday November 27, 2010 at about 11:59 PM Central Time (My sister's birthday-Happy Birthday Melanie!).





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66 comments:

Erica said...

I loved being pregnant with my first 2. That is my favorite memory, the feeling of carrying life.

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shirley said...

My story is, just so happy I did not break my first child, that's all I could think of-DON"T BREAK HER. After a few weeks I stopped thinking about it so much, but I sure watched, when others had her.
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Laura said...

Actually, I am not nor have I ever been pregnant. However, my best friend is currently expecting her first. I have enjoyed sharing in her delights of buying tiny little clothes, reading books and magazines, and stocking up on her diaper collection. This is something I know she would truly love!

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Christie said...

I have no pregnancy stories of my own, but have awful memories of having to help my sister-in-law poop after she had a third degree tear with my niece.

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shelbers434 said...

My favorite thing about pregnancy was the first time I felt him kick it felt like little butterflies
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Vicki S said...

My cousin told me that unlike many mothers, she did not feel a connection to her babies until they were born.

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Captain Coupon said...

My favorite pregnancy was my 2nd! I was more relaxed and could enjoy the baby more!

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Staceybug said...

My favorite parenting/pregnancy memory: shopping for all the cute little baby clothes for my friends.

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AmyLynn said...

My favorite pregnancy memory was when I attended my SIL's ultrasound where I saw baby for the first time.
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7mom said...

Ha! My favorite pregnancy/parenting story was when we announced that we were expecting our 7th blessing! Some reactions were hilarious, some were irritating-but we knew we were blessed regardless!

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One Cryptic Mama said...

it's an odd memory, but the day I had my u/s for my 1st child, my husband ended up having an u/s couple hours later & then had to have an emergency appendectomy. I always said I got the better outcome

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Nicole-Lynn said...

My sister tried to conceive my niece for almost 2 years. She had a lot of complications, but finally got pregnant. I remember her being so happy! She's a great mom!

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I already follow via google friend connect (Nicole-Lynn).

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Over the Mountain Mommy said...

I felt so beautiful being pregnant, I loved the smiles I would get in public, so genuine and not like creepy when a man smiles at you when you aren't pregnant. :|

Noelle said...

I loved when I was pregnant and my baby would have the hiccups :)

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Katy said...

My favorite memory was the first time I saw my son's face and the doctor said "its a boy"! (we didn't know before that moment)
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Robyn said...

My favorite moment was seeing my husband hold his son for the first time. Won't ever forget that moment!
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one frugal lady said...

I love being pregnant so much that I have actually considered surrogacy!
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April said...

I remember going to see the Rockettes when I was pregnant and my son kicked the entire time. We were both exhausted that night!
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Anja M. said...

My favorite thing about my pregnancies was, when I felt my kids kick and when I saw them through the ultrasound.

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colleen said...

My friend is expecting in april,2011. I would love to win this for ababt shower gift.
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twifanheather said...

While I'm not a parent, I always enjoy shopping for cute baby clothes for my friends. I'd love to win love to win this for a friend!
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