Posts made in October, 2013

Fit Pregnancy: Signs of Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Fit Pregnancy | 4 comments

Fit Pregnancy: Signs of Gestational Diabetes

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Pregnancy fitness is a passion for those of us here at Baby’s Own Room. This week we are helping to spread awareness of gestational diabetes. We’ll be looking at 5 signs you can watch for in yourself or your favorite mom-to-be. 

The tricky thing about gestational diabetes is the fact that many signs are similar to typical pregnancy symptoms. Unfortunately, many moms overlook things like nausea, fatigue, and frequent urination. Who hasn’t experienced one or all of these during pregnancy? I’ve heard that there are some lucky ducks out there, but for the most part we don’t get to avoid these rights of passage. Adding to the problem of early detection is that many moms suffering silently from gestational diabetes don’t have any symptoms at all!

The good news is that it’s treatable and once diagnosed, you and your healthcare providers can closely watch and care for you. If you have not been tested or diagnosed in your pregnancy, keep reading and have a chat with your Dr. as needed.

Due to the serious and potential complications, you’ll want to watch out for the following signs:

  • Nausea and vomiting ► For some women, nausea is a sign of gestational diabetes.
  • Increased thirst ► During pregnancy, you are drinking enough water for two, but remember that increased thirst is a common sign of diabetes.
  • Fatigue ► Low energy may also indicate that the body is not metabolizing sugar properly — another sign of diabetes.
  • Frequent infections ► For those with gestational diabetes, bladder infections may occur more frequently.
  • Increased urination ► Diabetes also affects how the kidneys work, so increased urination could be an indicator of gestational diabetes.

We’re not Dr.’s and this, by far, is not a complete list. It also is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. You can find more detailed information regarding Gestational Diabetes at the American Diabetes Association, ADA. Work closely with your caregiver and take care to have a fit pregnancy and healthy, happy baby. ~ Baby’s Own Room

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Animal Themed Kenya Pink and Gray Cheetah Baby Bedding Sets

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Baby Bedding Collections, Nursery | 2 comments

Searching high and low for the perfect baby girl bedding in an animal theme? If soft and delicate colors appeal to you, along with a fun and adorable animal print; the Kenya Pink and Gray Cheetah Baby Bedding Collection by Sweet Jojo Designs is perfect! Take a look at this quality baby bedding set and complete collection of matching  accessories available now at Baby’s Own Room

Animal Themed Kenya Pink and Gray Baby Bedding Collection by Sweet Jojo Designs

What’s really nice about this design is the feminine touch. The details scream “It’s all girl!”, with a sassy and subtle splash of Cheetah. You’ll have no trouble at all creating a stunning animal setting for your space. In addition to the pieces in our complete crib bedding set, Baby’s Own Room has everything else you need to decorate your baby girl’s nursery.

This Pink & Gray Cheetah Crib Bedding Set Includes:

  • Crib Blanket: 45in. x 36in.
  • 2 Window Valances: 54in. x 15in. ea.
  • Crib Skirt: 52in. x 28in. x 15in. drop
  • Fitted crib sheet: 52in. x 28in. x 8in. pocket
  • Bumper: 158in. x 10in.
  • Diaper stacker: 15in. x 6in.
  • Toy bag
  • Pillow 10in. x 10in.

 

Your baby girl will love the femine and fun Kenya Cheetah Collection by Sweet Jojo Designs

The crib skirt on this set really sets it apart from any other set by Sweet Jojo Designs with a feminine 3 layer cascading skirt.

Kenya Cheetah Collection Matching Musical Crib Mobile

 

Musical Crib Mobiles are a must in the nursery! And this pink & gray heart Cheetah pattern mobile is just what the modern nursery needs! Created by Sweet Jojo Designs this mobile includes frame, canopy with hanging toys and matching sleeve cover. It plays Brahms’s lullaby and fits standard cribs.

*Baby Tip: When your baby starts pushing up onto her hands and knees, (usually at around 4 to 5 months of age), it’s time to get rid of the mobile — she could reach it, and that’s dangerous.

Don’t forget to add some of these items to your baby registry! Also available in a 5 piece Toddler Bedding Set. The 5 piece toddler bedding collection by Sweet Jojo Designs will create a stunning boutique setting for your little one.

What are some other must-have baby room accessories needed to complete the look of any modern nursery? We’d love to hear from you. 🙂 

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