Blog - My Baby's Heartbeat Bear

  1. Why We Love Coconut Oil (For Mom and Baby)

    Why We Love Coconut Oil (For Mom and Baby)

    Even if you aren’t “Crunchy,” coconut oil is for you.  There is no denying its amazing abilities!  If it isn’t already in your pantry, it should be.  (With an extra tub in the medicine cabinet and by the bed!) Continue reading

  2. Making a Splash: Meet Susan the Octopus

    Making a Splash: Meet Susan the Octopus

    Eight long tentacles and a smile that can brighten any room, Susan the Octopus is a fun loving animal of the ocean!  She can make friends with any passing squid, and is always ready for a celebration.

    Spending her days sun-bathing near the top of the water, Susan enjoys watching the families on the beach in front of her.  She often likes to swim just close enough to feel their presence, but not so close that she scares them.

    Susan has a secret: she longs for her own family to build sandcastles with.

    One day, Susan was relaxing in the waves and enjoying a brunch with her fish friends as she heard something from the beach ahead.  A panicked yelling from what Susan knew had to be a mother.  She could not find her small child anywhere, and the lifeguards were beginning to search the waters.  Susan knew she could help.  She dropped her prawns and went completely still.  She tried to tune everything else out and listened for a sign of the child.  In the distance, Susan heard a faint “Mama” cry, but more intensely she heard a pounding heartbeat. She sprung into action. Continue reading

  3. Toddler Hell: Also Known as Bed Time

    Toddler Hell: Also Known as Bed Time

    What? Bedtime at your house is delightful? BULL. You wouldn’t be reading this if that were the truth.  We have experienced “Bedtime Hell” for the last 6 years.  My children do not fall asleep alone, stay asleep, sleep through the night, or any of that other crap that sleep trained kids do.  Hell, my kids still sleep with us 50-75% of the night, on any given night. (Did you read my post on bed sharing?)

    About 7:30pm each night, my husband casually asks, “Hey, are you going to start putting kids to bed?”  And then I give him THE LOOK. You know what I’m talking about… that look of death, like, “Why in the bloody hell can you not do bedtime E.V.E.R.”  (oh, because you either fall asleep WITH the children or BEFORE the children.) Continue reading

  4. Supplements for Pregnancy

    Supplements for Pregnancy

    *Always consult your midwife or doctor with questions about supplements, dosage, and other concerns.

    The supplement world is overwhelming and it is so hard to look at the shelves and figure out what to purchase.  I’ve broken it down for you, well at least with the information that I have found!  These are the supplements I take while pregnant:  (I have low iron, so that is always on my supplement list!) Continue reading

  5. What to Eat When Pregnant

    What to Eat When Pregnant

    Pregnancy does not mean “EAT.IT.ALL.”  You have 40ish weeks to grow the perfect baby, if anything, pregnancy should be a wakeup call and lifestyle change if you are consuming sub-par foods.  I know you won’t eat perfectly, duh, our society is full of Cold Stone Creameries on every other corner. But, there is a huge difference between enjoying a treat every now and then, and consuming processed, chemical-filled “foods.”  The sad thing is that our minds have been trained and warped to believe so much that is so wrong.  We think we are making good decisions, but in reality, we are being lied to and consuming (for lack of a better word) crap.   “Low Fat” “Low Sugar” all of these labels mean that chemicals have been added to the products.  What’s a pregnant mama to do?  Simple: EAT.REAL.FOODS.  Stay away from GMO’s and anything processed (boxed items), and buy local and organic whenever possible. Continue reading

  6. A Whale of a Tale: Meet Kane

    A Whale of a Tale: Meet Kane
    Kane is a Blue Whale, a mammal belonging to the baleen whale family.  He comes from a very long line of mighty Blue Whales.   Weighing in at 190 tons, Kane is use to others fearing him.  But Kane is nothing to fear, for he has a loving and giving heart.  He can sense when there are troubles in the sea and is always looking to help.  He provides rides to those smaller than him, a wonderful hiding place to anyone scared, and uses his strength to move, lift, and help any animal in need. One day, the seas turned rough.  The waters became darker and sands began to churn.  The animals of the ocean knew to stay home, for a great storm was on the surface.  But Kane could not sleep.  Even through all of the underwater storm sounds, he heard something: something new.  He knew he was being called to help. Kane set out against the waves and rough seas, following the sound that was calling to him.  He followed it to the surface, where he saw a sailboat struggling in the storm.  The night sky was painted dark blue, with clouds covering the moon.  The nearest land could not be seen.  This boat was in trouble.  Kane heard the sound grow louder as he swam closer to the small boat.  He had never ventured this close to humans before, but the sound called to him.  Suddenly, he could see aboard the boat: Humans, two of them.  The sound grew louder, the sound of a heart beating, but it was not from the man or the woman.  The noise that had beckoned Kane was a baby’s heartbeat. These humans were growing a baby! And this tiny, unborn creature was in danger tonight.  There was a family aboard this vessel and they needed Kane’s help to find their home. Continue reading