By Abbey Khan
Maybe you’re new to the baby thing, or maybe you’re on your second one. Either way, this time things are going to be different! Here are some things you should know about, during and after your pregnancy.
Having a baby is a beautiful thing. Why not photograph this amazing period of your life and make time stand still.
Heather Hart of A La Mode Photo captures the beauty of pregnancy. She takes breathtaking photos that make you look like a piece of art even if you don’t feel like one. Hart creates poetry in motion by photographing you on the sands of the beach as the sun sets into the night.
A picture of a pregnant you is just the first step. As your baby grows, so does your photo album. Hart also takes memorable children’s portraits.
Contact Heather Hart at (310) 770-2676 or see her work at www.alamodephoto.com. These are one of those precious moments you’ll be glad you held on to.
Whether you’re waiting to have the baby or just had the little bundle of joy, you don’t have much time to think about your wardrobe. It doesn’t mean you can’t dress like a fashion diva.
You want comfort. You want style. You want Loaded. This hip line has comfortable, yet stylish tees, tanks, and sweats that you can just throw on and still look like a million bucks. It’s glamorized streetwear without the hefty price tag.
Since Loaded has already caught on overseas, you’ll be one of the firsts to sport this best-kept secret. Log on to www.loadedclothing.com to find your style.
Your baby’s finally here! Hooray! But after hours of labor, you’re too tired to shout it out to the rest of the world. No problem. Baby idesign does it for you. With their custom birth announcements, they do all the talking for you.
If you haven’t already sent thank you cards for the baby shower gifts, they have those too. Their stylish and sweet stationary also includes holiday cards and invitations, and they design stickers, calling cards, and return address labels.
Check them out at www.babyidesign.com or visit the following Los Angeles stores: Letters, Pulp & Hide, and Black Ink.
Now that you’re out and about, the last thing you want is to lug around all your baby necessities. This is exactly why you need Diapees & Wipees. This fashionable carrying bag holds two to four diapers and a travel pack of wipes. If I didn’t love the name so much, I would call it “smart and simple.”
Celebrity moms like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, and Angela Bassett are keeping their hands free with these adorable bags.
Diapees & Wipees come in twenty fun designs, including Eiffel Tower, Funky Monkey, and Black Disco Dots. The bags retail from $14.99 to $19.99. For more information or to see other designs, go to www.diapeesandwipees.com.
Don’t freak because your body’s going through so many changes! It never stops, especially with your breasts. First, they filled out while you were pregnant, then they ballooned up when you first started nursing, and all of the sudden, they’re smaller than they’ve ever been. What’s up with that?
Your breasts are so small, that you can’t even find a bra that fits. So you lurk around the Junior’s section, and pretend to shop for your non-existent teenage daughter. Not anymore.
Lula Lu comes to your rescue! They specialize in lingerie for petite women and post-pregnancy bras that range in sizes 30AA to 38A. With their great selection of pretty bras, panties, and camisoles, you’ll feel like the sophisticated and beautiful woman you are.
Visit the Lula Lu store online at www.lulalu.com or call 1-800-798-8354 for store hours and directions.