Monday, March 30, 2015

A wonderful spring-y visit to the Osh Kosh B'gosh Store with Ana #ImagineSpring #IC #sponsored

My beautiful Ana in her new Osh Kosh rhinestone sweater, striped tee, blue sparkly shoes and matching headband.
Dear Readers:

  **“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central     for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”  

Finally, finally after a really long, cold winter, flowers are starting to bud in our yard, the sun is shining down, birds are tweeting and Ana is ready to play. First, she needed to get some new clothes for spring and school. So we took a much needed road trip to the amazing Osh Kosh store at Woodbury Commons and could not believe the plentiful amount of deals and specials in the store. Everywhere we looked, Ana oohed and ahhed over sparkly cardigans, cute printed bathing suits with matching flip flops, bright summer dresses and matching accessories. I love bright colors for spring but we veered towards all the cute navy and nautical section first. Ana chose a beautiful rhinestone cardigan with a striped tee and matching headband with sparkly shoes.She wandered around the whole store from cute outfit to cute item, choosing what she liked and trying them on in the dressing room. She was so happy and having fun and the salesgirls were helpful and delightful to work with. 

         These pieces were such great foundation pieces for her spring wardrobe and into the school year for kindergarten. We went up one size, so the clothes will last! As Ana roamed the store we ended up piling more than a few sweatshirts, tees, skirts, dresses, accessories and bathing items. Osh Kosh has it all!! And everything matched or complemented each other. Fabulous! 

        A big pile to try what did she choose?? Not only were her choices perfect for Easter parties, spring break fun and back to school outfits, they were complemented by the cute accessories that she chose! Check out these shoes:

        So stylish and chic for a 4 year old , no??? She has impeccable taste, ahem :) And because she is so tiny, she can wear anything and everything and look wonderful! She has the best skin, hair and cute face for Osh Kosh. She could be a model for them! Osh Kosh is so much more than denim. They have beautiful, stylish clothes for all sizes of kids and babies. My fave sophisticated choice of hers:

I seriously want this in my size. I wish we could share. This made the yes pile for spring parties and fun!! 

Also  check out her new bikini and matching flipflops:

         It will be hot enough for lake time, beach days and pool parties soon, and my stylish pre-schooler will be all ready for summer fun too!!
       And the love sweatshirt made the yes pile for cool spring nights!

        Right now Osh Kosh has the best prices. They have incredible sales and coupons, promotions and fun in their stores. Check out the link below to print out your own coupon for 25% off your purchase of $30 or more.  And I went back to the store to buy more and a lot of items were 50% off. Win/win and go NOW!!!

Coupon Link:  

Some of our fave pieces on the site:

We love the jean jacket and white espadrilles and will be going back for more and her summer wardrobe. Thanks Osh Kosh!!

Important Links:

OshKosh Website: 
OshKosh Store Locator:  
Hashtag: #ImagineSpring

29 weeks and counting.... and my Birth Plan for Baby Boy Lee due late May/early June.

Hello Dear Readers:

  After a terrible terrible winter with complications for a no good pregnancy, I am finally stable and feeling strong and better. My contractions have been controlled by daily Progesterone, and it seems to be stable and no longer thinning. I am hoping to keep this baby inside until at least Week 36 and am preparing myself for a birth that is not ideal, not at my birthing center with my OB/Midwife team and not as I desire.  In the meantime, I have an updated birthing plan for my perfect birth (based on how quick Ana came into this world, I have cut out the nonsense).

28 and a half weeks and my bumpie is growing!!

My Wishes for Childbirth - Zoe Elyse Lee

Due Date: 06/10/2015 

OB: Dr Nathan and Midwife (Julie?)
Scheduled to deliver at Neugarten Birth Center

Dear staff of the Neugarten Family Birth Center:

  I would like to adhere to this list as closely as possible. Thanks for your kindness, patience, and understanding.


* I would like to be free to walk around during labor.
* I wish to be able to move around and change position at will throughout labor.
* I would like to be able to have fluids by mouth throughout the first stage of labor.
* I will be bringing my own music to play during labor.
* I would like the environment to be kept as quiet as possible.
* I would like the lights in the room to be kept low during my labor.
* I would prefer to keep the number of vaginal exams to a minimum.
* I do not want an IV unless I become dehydrated.
*  I would like to labor in the bathtub/water birth room if available.


* I do not wish to have continuous fetal monitoring unless it is required by the condition of Baby Boy Lee.
* I do not want an internal monitor unless Baby has shown some sign of distress.

Labor Augmentation/Induction

* I do not wish to have the amniotic membrane ruptured artificially unless signs of fetal distress require internal monitoring.
* If labor is not progressing, I would like to have the amniotic membrane ruptured before other methods are used to augment labor.

Anesthesia/Pain Medication

*  I would like to have a natural birth.
* :If I am in extreme pain, I will use the code word: Hamburger to indicate that i am serious about wanting drugs. (but I know, from my first experience, that I do not want any drug intervention)


* Unless absolutely necessary, I would like to avoid a Cesarean.
* If my primary care provider determines that a Cesarean delivery is indicated, I would like to obtain a second opinion from another physician if time allows.
* If a Cesarean delivery is indicated, I would like to be fully informed and to participate in the decision-making process.
* If Ceasrean is necessary for my baby and he is not in distress, Baby Boy should be given to My husband Duncan immediately after birth.


* I would prefer to have an episiotomy  so I do not tear and require hours of stitching as I did my first birth!!!!
* I would appreciate guidance in when to push and when to stop pushing so the perineum can stretch.


* I would like to be allowed to choose the position in which I give birth, including squatting.
* I would appreciate having the room lights turned low for the actual delivery.
* I would appreciate having the room as quiet as possible when Baby boy is born.
* I would like to have Baby Boy placed on my stomach/chest immediately after delivery.

Immediately After Delivery

* I would like to have My husband, Duncan cut the cord.
* I would prefer that the umbilical cord stop pulsating before it is cut. This may take up to 3-5 minutes. Please do not cut it before then.
* I would like to hold Baby Boy while I deliver the placenta and any tissue repairs are made.
* I plan to keep Baby Boy near me following birth and would appreciate if the evaluation of him can be done with him on my abdomen, with both of us covered by a warm blanket, unless there is an unusual situation.
* I would prefer to hold Baby Boy rather than have (him/her) placed under heat lamps.
* I do not want a routine injection of Pitocin after the delivery to aid in expelling the placenta.


* Unless required for health reasons, I do not wish to be separated from my baby.
* I would like to have Baby Boy Lee"room in" and be with me at all times. Until I beg you to take him while I sleep.


* I plan to breastfeed Baby Boy and would like to begin nursing very shortly after birth.
* Unless medically necessary, I do not wish to have any bottles given to baby (including glucose water or plain water).

 I would like Duncan to videotape the birth. (if he remains calm and remembers, lol)

* I would prefer that no students, interns, residents or non-essential personnel be present during my labor or the birth.

And lastly, we would prefer baby boy Lee be circumsized in a timely manner. 

Thanks so much, 
                  Zoe Lee   3/30/2015

Let's all hope for an easy and painless birth, like my first! I cannot wait, I am so excited to meet my son :0

Stay well, Zoe