Peanut’s Birth Story

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This is the story of one little man’s entrance into the world.

On Sunday night, after a barbecue at my MIL’s house, SC and I were driving home on the freeway. There was a tall truck in front of us that ran right over a tire shred in the middle of the road. SC had no time to swerve and avoid it before we hit it in our Camry. SC pulled over to check out the car and make sure nothing was damaged. It was right then, around 7:00 PM, that my contractions started again. Since they’d been coming and going so frequently over the last two weeks, I was almost afraid of saying anything (even to SC). But, when we’d gotten home (it’s almost a 40 minute drive), I had counted more than four contractions. That’s at least one every ten minutes. At home, I started keeping track on my iPhone app. They were between 7 and 10 minutes apart and at least a minute long. And they lasted like that through the whole night. Up to that point, whenever I relaxed enough to go to sleep my contractions stopped. That night, I slept through most of them, but I still felt them consistently all night and woke up with them. They never stopped.

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SC went to work and I did what I had been doing all week: walk, relax, sit on the ball, repeat. I had my 40-week doctor’s appointment that morning. He said I was dilated to one centimeter and that he expected to see me in Labor and Delivery within the next day or two. I got home and ate an entire pineapple for lunch (what? It was going bad!). And then at about 2:00 PM, maybe twenty minutes after scarfing down the pineapple, my water broke all over my brand new bed. It felt like I was riding down a water slide at Hurricane Harbor. My first thought was, “Get your ass up off this bed!” Then I realized I’d have to walk across our brand new carpet in order to get to the bathroom. So I carefully and briskly made it to the bathroom, where I stood in the shower, not knowing what to do.

I turned on the water, rinsed off, and got out quickly. Then I sent out texts to SC and our doula. SC was home in less than ten minutes. I put on what felt like the biggest pad in human history to catch the rest of the leaking water (which never stopped until he was born) and ran a load of laundry to wash my sheets. I made SC do the dishes and take out the trash (those things are important!) while I started tracking these new, much more intense contractions. The doula showed up within the hour and we labored all over the house: on the ball, over the back of the couch, laying on the couch, standing and leaning on the bed, in the shower, etc. Nothing really eased the pain. Nothing felt better than anything else. By 5:00 PM, I was ready to go to the hospital. I knew I’d have to get at least one round of antibiotics in my system (I tested positive for Group B Strep bacteria) and felt that I was progressing pretty quickly.

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We got to the hospital at about 5:30 PM and went directly to Triage. I was measuring about 5 cm, but there were no available Labor and Delivery rooms. They let me know that it could be upwards of four hours before I was able to get a room. They also only let one person in the triage area, so our doula sat outside for over an hour before I demanded that they let her in if I wasn’t getting into a room. My contractions became so painful sitting on that gurney because it was so uncomfortable. I tried to lean over the back of the gurney, but it just made my legs fall asleep. Then, I tried to go to the bathroom and felt immediate relief sitting on the toilet. So I labored there for another hour. The nurses in Triage kept yelling at me to come out because they wanted to monitor me, but it was the only place that I felt really comfortable. I yelled at them to get me a regular bed if they wanted me to get off the toilet.

Eventually, I went back to bed and then shortly after (honestly, I lost track of time) they found me a room. When we got settled in the Labor & Delivery room, I asked the nurse to check my dilation. I was measuring at 10 cm, but needed to let the baby get down farther before I could start pushing. Unfortunately, my body was pushing involuntarily and I was having a hard time just stopping those pushes from happening. I found out that my doctor and backup doctor were both unavailable for delivery, so I was stuck with the on call doctor for delivery. The extremely unfortunate part is that the on call doctor was the only one in our town that I was really against delivering with. She has a reputation of not following “alternative” birth plans and terrible bedside manner.

Before I knew it, we were pushing and I wasn’t sure if the doctor had read my birth plan or even cared because I hadn’t talked to her. She walked in and I made sure that she knew I did NOT want her to give me an episiotomy. There were maybe five things on my birth plan that I was not going to budge on, no matter what. An episiotomy was one of them. I planned on gently birthing the head, but because my body was pushing and I wasn’t able to stop, things happened more quickly than I’d have liked. So, because of that, I tore in a few places. I pushed for about twenty minutes, maybe ten pushes in total, before his head came out. And I did not have to push the shoulders out, he just slipped out all in one push! Peanut was born at 11:41 PM on September 29, just 19 minutes away from his due date. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce and 22 inches long.


They put him right in my arms and we cried together while the doctor stitched me up (and was not gentle about it). After about twenty minutes of delayed cord clamping, we were ready for daddy to cut the cord. We did at least a full hour of skin to skin. Then a few family members were able to come in and meet him before we moved over to Couplet Care where we’d be staying. It was four in the morning before anything started settling down. Peanut was having a hard time eating because he had swallowed a lot of amniotic fluid during birth. We didn’t know that was the reason until 6 AM when he puked it all up. His tummy was really upset for most of the day, but he finally latched and started eating at 8 PM the following night. We also realized that Peanut was born with two natal teeth. Peanut passed all of his tests and we were released from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, after just over a day and a half.

Review: SpookyEyes Contact Lenses

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I received the Violet Sparkle Contact Lenses from and etailPR. This was my first product review of any kind through eTailPR and I was pleasantly surprised. This post was actually due to come out last month, but because of some shipping issues (on my end, not theirs) and lots of craziness in my life right now, I felt I didn’t have enough time to review the product fairly at that point.

About the Product

Spooky Eyes Contact Lenses are high quality fashion contact lenses. They are soft and breathable, with a high water content that makes them very comfortable to wear. These violet purple color contact lenses keep your eyes feeling hydrated and comfortable all day long. They are easy to use and clean, working in complete harmony with your eyes. These soft lenses have a 12 month lifespan once opened, are suitable for all eyes, and are FDA approved. Spooky Eyes always offer free shipping on all orders! 

  • Included: One pair of soft, non-vision altering contact lenses.
  • Retail Price: $27.95 plus free shipping
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My Review

I have never tried colored lenses before this review. I was so excited to do so, as I have been wearing clear, corrective lenses for over a year now. I’ve always wanted to have fun altering the color or shape of my eye for special occasions. I’d never wear contacts like these on a daily basis. I’m just not that flamboyant of a person! My experience with these in particular, because my vision is bad enough that I can’t see without some correction, was tough. I could only wear these in addition to glasses, and I guess that was the hardest part about trying these out for review. If I could go back, I’d probably not have selected this for review due to these circumstances.

Aside from that, though, these lenses were very comfortable to wear. Sometimes I have a hard time getting comfortable in a new pair of lenses, and these were not irritating at all from the moment I popped them in! The website says that the colors show up bold, even against dark eyes. I didn’t find them to be especially BOLD against my very dark eyes, but I could tell a difference in color. They also made my eyes seem quite larger.

There are many, many more types of lenses on, inclusing UV effects, witch and zombie effects, and white irises for halloween (or any other ordinary day!).

  • Likes: The comfortability of the lenses and the color suited me, as it was not too vibrant. 
  • Dislikes: The fact that the company does not offer vision-corrective lenses for order.
  • Would I Purchase? I might purchase a set for a halloween costume, but I’d rather choose a product that also has corrective properties.

What do you think about the SpookyEyes Contact Lenses? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Review: Perlier Royal Elixir Facial Serum

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I received this Perlier Royal Elixir Facial Serum, which is a really fancy way of saying amazing honey face lotion that keeps you looking young,  from iFabbo. Honestly, this is only the second time I’ve qualified for a product from iFabbo, even though I interned for them for three months, so I was super excited to receive it!!

About the Product perlier2 This innovative, anti-aging serum incorporates fresh Royal Jelly from African bees known to stimulate collagen production and provide vital nutrients and anti-oxidative properties to the skin.  Additionally, all the water has been replaced by extremely pure rose distillate that has moisturizing and toning properties. A truly cutting edge product that envelopes nature at its prime. perlier1 Follow Perlier on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Included: 1.6 fl. oz. Honey Royal Gold Elixir
  • Retail Price: $99.00 plus shipping
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My Review perlier3 I opened this baby up and started using it right away. So that means I’ve been using it for about a month now. First, it has a light fragrance, but it’s not overwhelming. Contrary to my expectations, it doesn’t smell sweet or like honey. It’s kind of fresh smelling, but not like in a clean-linen sort of way. The scent is unlike anything I can think of. All I know is that my pregnant nose isn’t overwhelmed, so I’m super happy about that. perlier_swatch Also, I do not nor have I ever owned or put something on myself that costs as much as this product. So, HI LUXURY! It’s creamy and comes out of a little pump. It’s not too watery so that it slides off your finger, but it’s also not something that you need to really spread across your face. It sort of melts into your skin before you know it, so that’s really nice as well! As far as performance, I have noticed that my skin is really soft when using it. And I don’t even need to use it everyday, either. The moisture lasts. It’s truly regenerative, and not one of those products that only works right when you use it. It also has a tiny bit of sparkly stuff inside (not like GLITTER) that you only really notice in the sun and it makes you ABSOLUTELY GLOW.

  • Likes: Light scent, soft skin.
  • Dislikes: The price.
  • Would I Purchase? Let’s face it, I’m a drug store makeup kind of gal. There is no world in which I would spend $99 on any beauty product. But it IS nice.

The Giveaway! (CLOSED)perlier4   So, somehow (gasp!?) I ended up with an extra product. I could just keep it for myself because it’s crazy luxurious, but I’m SO GENEROUS that I decided the best thing to do would be to share the love. In the spirit of love and sweetness (honey, get it?), there are a few ways that you can enter to win. You can share this contest on Twitter and Pinterest every day. The more you share, the more entries you earn! YAY!

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And The Winner Is…

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Thanks everyone who entered!! Juliana, be sure to check your email so I can get the product sent to you ASAP!


What do you think about Perlier Royal Elixir Facial Serum? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it? Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Watching it Burn

I googled my ex today (God, this already sounds like an AA monologue). The Ex. And only partly because Facebook has been throwing him in my face on a weekly basis for months. YES, I’M FUCKING SURE I DON’T WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH THE MAN WHO RIPPED MY HEART OUT AND LIT IT ON FIRE. But, speaking of fire.

I know that he lives in San Diego. And nearly all of San Diego is literally on fire. Part of me just wants to know he’s safe. The more curiouser an stalker-y part of me wants to know if he’s been evacuated. Because if he has, he may be staying here in town. And that means we might run into each other. DEAR GOD SAVE ME IF THAT HAPPENS.

I just need some information. Because before he ripped my heart out, it was his for four years. Still longer than anyone else in my life. Still longer than my husband. And that love that we had, that crazy-always-ending-and-never-ending-at-the-same-time love is completely different from the grounded-and-sane-and-totally-normal love that I have now. It’s like night and day, honestly. That crazy love is not what I want or need or feel fulfilled by; but it is part of me.

I have rarely talked about this or compared my feelings because I don’t want to risk making my husband feel like I am comparing him or like there was ever someone else for me. But this is my truth. And, at one time, there was someone else. And that’s never going to go away completely. This is the way I’ve always dealt with things, the only way for me to really release these thoughts and stop letting them affect me.

I still feel guilty for writing this. For feeling the need to Google in the first place. Because my husband doesn’t have a previous love in his life. He’ll never relate to how I’m feeling. He’ll simply feel jealous. But that doesn’t discredit my feelings.

In the end, I didn’t find out anything. I don’t know if he has been or will be at all affected by the fires. Either way, it doesn’t really affect me. Curiosity just got the better of me. Because when I thought I might find something out before I started all of this, I felt like it would change something. But it didn’t.

My lesson: It’s okay to care. But it’s also okay to just let it go. Because there’s nothing I can do about that situation, and it doesn’t affect me. If something happened that really would affect me, I would find out. The universe would bring that to me. Until then, I’m going to worry about watering the green, green grass (that’s not burning) on my side of the fence.


Free Product Review


I was contacted directly by the brand to review this STEAMCREAM moisturizing product. The tins for this product are always changing, though the product inside is always the same. The brand offered me a choice between two limited edition Valentine’s day-inspired tins, and I chose the one named Thalia, which was red with white flowers on the lid.

About the Product

STEAMCREAM represents the latest concept in skincare. Freshly handmade using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam. This unique method makes the cream very lightweight, providing long-lasting hydration for the face. The texture also makes it a perfect nourishing treat for your body and hands too. 


STEAMCREAM uses top-quality ingredients like neroli oil and rose absolute that are often used in the most exclusive perfumes. Neroli oil is so precious and beautifully scented that it was named after the 16th century princess Anna-Marie di Nerola, who used it to scent her gloves and bath water to help to seduce her lovers! Each kilo of rose absolute is made from the petals of thousands of roses, picked at exactly the right time to produce the most natural, seductive scent. Instead of a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day why not try something a little lighter? STEAMCREAM is packed with cocoa butter, but is far better for your skin. It is also full of antioxidants and vitamin E, leaving skin smooth and soft.

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  • Included: One Limited Edition tin of SteamCream moisturizer
  • Retail Price: $20.00 plus shipping
  • Availability: on the SteamCream website or on

My Review


I have been trying this product out for months and I can say that this is a product that shows it’s results dramatically. Sometimes, when you use moisturizing lotion, you know that you don’t really feel dry or itchy but you also don’t notice a HUGE change in the overall feel of your skin. Not to mention, you have to keep reapplying in order to feel moisturized. I have really dry and cracked feet, so  I thought that would be the perfect way to truly test out this product. I would slather in on my feet before bed and then put some thick socks on. After only TWO nights, my heels felt so smooth and the effects lasted at least a week before my feet started feeling dry again.

Just recently, my skin has been getting these scaly dry patches as a result of my pregnancy. Regular lotion just wasn’t cutting it so I decided to try the SteamCream. First, I want to say that the scent is light, and not at all overwhelming for my hyper-sensitive nose. Second, my dry patches have already lessened and as I continue to use the product I can see the difference in my skin before I apply the lotion the next day.


  • Likes: That it actually works, and fast!! It’s not too overwhelming for my nose and the scent is so soft that my husband will even use it. 
  • Dislikes: I wish it were a bit thicker, as it can easily spill out of the can if it is tilted and it tends to drip when picking it up with your fingers.
  • Would I Purchase? If I run out before this pregnancy is over, I’ll have to purchase!! 

What do you think about SteamCream? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Review: Ozeri Green Earth Textured Nonstick Pan

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This is my second review for the Ozeri brand, you can find the first one here. Since I loved the first pan so much, the company offered to send me a larger one with a textured coating to see if I still felt the same way. I loved the first pan so much that I immediately responded: YES, YES, YES!

About the Product

The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. With the Green Earth Pan’s GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature – not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan’s ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance.

  • Included: One 12″ Ozeri pan with textured non-stick surface and one pan-protecting felt “flower”.
  • Retail Price: $38.95 +free shipping with Amazon Prime
  • Availability:  On

My Review

I received the first Ozeri pan late last year, probably around October? And it still works amazingly. It’s our official Omelette Pan. Now, with the larger one, my husband (the designated breakfast chef of the family) is able to make perfect pancakes without pulling out the bulky griddle. The texture doesn’t get in the way of cooking at all, and the non-stick propertise are exactly the same. This larger one, 12″, even comes with a little felt flowery looking thing that you can place inside and still stack other pans on top in your cabinets, for extra protection of the coating. We have been using this pan for at least four months, the smaller one for at least seven, and the non-stick on both is just as great as ever!


  • Likes: The large frying surface, I can make a one pan meal that is super easy to clean up! Even Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice was cleaned off the pan with just a quick wipe of the sponge. The perfect non-stick coating and the flower protector (what do you even call that thing?) are really great  as well. 
  • Dislikes: Really the only thing I can complain about is that it’s too large to hang on my ceiling pot rack without running into it. But, you know, it IS 12″ and that’s what I also love most about it!! Sacrifices!
  • Would I Purchase? I would love to own the whole line of Ozeri products and wish they’d come out with pots! Cooking on these pans is honestly a breeze and I am so grateful!

What do you think about the Ozeri 12″ Textured Non-stick Pan? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

We’re Having a Boy!!

I know I did an update on each week of the first two months, and then I stopped. I stopped for many reasons. But basically, my life and routine were turned upside down (more on that later) and I stopped writing down what I felt each week altogether.

The majority of what went on in those weeks is actually pretty boring. I kept throwing up every morning for the rest of weeks 9-12, then when I hit my second trimester the nausea lightened up tremendously. I still get nauseous in the morning, but as long as I keep up my morning routine I probably won’t get sick. And I feel great for the rest of the day.

Three days before my 14 week appt, I got an excruciating migraine.  The doctor swore he couldn’t prescribe me anything except tylenol (even though I know women who have had other migraine prescriptions while pregnant!) and he said to take that sparingly. Regular Tylenol simply didn’t work. He gave me a small amount of Tylenol 3 and that (combined with a soda) took the edge off the migraine.

When we saw the doctor at week 14, he gave us an 85% chance that we were having a boy, but he couldn’t be sure just yet. Baby was being very modest and wouldn’t uncross his legs!

Then, in week 16 (on SC’s Birthday!) my aunt (the ultrasound tech) had us in for another ultrasound and she gave us the wonderful news that we are definitely having a boy!!


Old Wives Tales (or what’s going on with my body?!)

Since we are so close to finding out what our wittle baby will be, I thought it would be fun to answer some of the Old Wives Tales that we all hear about with what’s happening to me! SC and I are both hoping for a boy and we’ve been asking loved ones to “send boy vibes our way!”  But we will certainly be elated to have a girl, too! Right now I am at 14 weeks and 4 days. We had an ultrasound two days ago and the doctor was about 85% certain that he could tell the gender, but we just can’t announce until we are 100% sure!!


Old Wives’ Tale #1 – Linea Nigra

This isn’t showing up for me yet at all (at least not that I can see!) so we’ll have to come back to it. Honestly, I won’t be upset if it never shows! I could only be SO lucky!!

What does it mean? Unknown.

Old Wives’ Tale #2 – Carrying High or Low?

I am showing a little now, but I don’t think we can really tell if I’m carrying high or low. Though, I do FEEL like that baby is sitting low. At least, my bladder feels that way! I can hardly sit up for five minutes without feeling the pressure to use the restroom.

What does it mean? Unknown.

Old Wives’ Tale #3 – The Draino Thingo

We decided against this test.

What does it mean? Unknown.

Old Wives’ Tale #4 – Is Your Skin Dry or Soft?

I just started noticing extremely dry patches on my elbows. My legs are always very dry and my hands have been extra dry lately, but that could be from the extra hand washing that I’m doing lately.

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #5 – What’s Baby’s Heart Rate?

At the first ultrasound (7w3d) it was 165, at the second (14w2d) it was 154.

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #6 – Your Flowing Locks

My hair is definitely healthier and growing faster. It takes me so much longer to blow dry. On the other hand, it’s MUCH more frizzy.

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #7 – Where Are You Carrying Extra Weight?

So far, I’m only carrying weight in my front belly. I already had some extra weight there, though, and I haven’t gained any weight yet.

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #8 – Chinese Gender Calendar

The gender predictor that I looked at when we first found out said that it would be a boy.

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #9 – Sweet, Salty or Sour?

I’m craving mostly sweet things. My first craving ever was buttercream frosting. But I also crave protein a lot and I know that if I’m feeling sick, eating some meat will help settle my stomach.

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #10 – Wedding Ring Test

We haven’t done this test yet!

What does it mean? Unknown.

Old Wives’ Tale #11 – Got Morning Sickness?

I was sick every single morning throughout weeks 6-12 with all-day nausea as well. It has let up a bit since then, but I still get sick about 1-2 times a week in the morning. The all-day nausea has subsided.

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #12 – How About Those Cold Feet?

I haven’t noticed a change in feet temperature, though I do normally get really cold feet that I tuck under my husband’s legs every night. He grumbles, then I scratch his back as payment and all is well.

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #13 – How Do You Look?

My MIL told me that I was glowing before I had even the slightest idea that I was pregnant. At that time, I was officially 4 weeks along. Since then, I have been super lucky that I haven’t had pregnancy acne (just the regular old stuff that I always get, and even that has lessened!) or dark spots on my face.

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #14 – The Breast Test!

My right breast is (and always has been) bigger. The difference is DEFINITELY more noticeable now since I’ve grown two cup sizes already!

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #15 – North or South?

My pillow sits on the north side of my bed? I’m not really sure about this one!!

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #16 – Pimples, Schimiples…

I have gotten less acne since being pregnant! This is a major advantage for me!!

What does it mean? BOY!

Old Wives’ Tale #17 – Are You A Lefty or a Righty?

I sleep (and have always slept) on my right side. Can’t fall asleep any other way!

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #18 – Check Out Your Wee!

Um. TMI? This depends on when I’ve taken my prenatal and how much water I’ve had during the day. It can vary a lot, but most of the time I would say that it’s light in color.

What does it mean? GIRL!

Old Wives’ Tale #19 -What Does Your Belly Look Like?

It’s too early to tell for this one, but I suspect that I’ll look more like a watermelon.

What does it mean? Unknown.

Old Wives’ Tale #20 – Hairy Legs?

All of my hair grows insanely faster now than before pregnancy. I feel like as soon as I get out of the shower I’ve already got stubble on my legs.

What does it mean? BOY!

BOY = 9

GIRL = 6

So, it looks like the Old Wives are pointing to us having a boy. We’ll have to wait and see!!

I’m a Premama Ambassador

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Prenatal vitamins have never felt this good! Everything Premama® does is to make every single moment of your pregnancy feel just a bit better. We feel every trying-to-conceive, expectant, and lactating mom deserves access to pharmaceutical-grade, healthy prenatal vitamins. This includes developing Premama® products with patented, licensed quality vitamins and minerals often found in prescribed prenatal vitamins. Effective prenatal nutrition and health should not be exclusive. That’s why we’ve made it available to everyone at your local pharmacy, maternity store, grocery retailer and online. And at Premama®, we consider this your peace of mind.

About the Product


Premama® prenatal vitamins are packets of all the essential nutrients developing mamas need from their prenatal vitamins. One packet per day dissolves into your favorite drink. It’s proven to soothe morning sickness, avoid constipation, prevent birth defects, provide DHA and ALA for baby’s growth, and support healthy energy. Premama® is also 100% vegetarian and GMO-free with no artificial coloring or additives.

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  • Included: 1 30-day supply of Premama® Essentials and 1 30-day supply of Premama® Plus
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My Review

Seriously, companies that provide their nutrition label online are just about the best ever. I automatically trust them 10x more because they are willing to be so transparent before you purchase anything from them! They have faith in their product and it’s ingredients and they know that you’ll purchase even after seeing the ingredients!


I love that the packets have DHA in them, as I’ve been taking a separate DHA pill every day. Premama® offers a citrus flavored version with the Plus product, and a flavorless version with the Essentials packet. I’ve tried both packets and I really think that it depends on how you’re taking the vitamins. If you like smoothies in the morning, you can easily throw one of either kind of packet into the mix and never even taste it. I tried to add the flavorless version to my anti-nausea tea one morning, however, and I think something reacted wrong because it turned my clear-yellow lemon tea into a grey color and had a horrible smell! So, don’t do that! I prefer the citrus flavored packet, myself.

Right now, I’m having a hard time taking any pill because my morning sickness is so touchy! I’ve actually found that the regular pills are best for me because I don’t have to taste or feel anything from the drinkable or chewable vitamins (both of which I had a great time with in the first seven weeks)! I’m hoping that with the second trimester, I’ll be able to incorporate these packets into my morning routine a bit better.

  • Likes: Convenience, flavored-packet, DHA. 
  • Dislikes: Didn’t mix well with my hot tea.
  • Would I Purchase? If I do better with them in the second trimester, I’ll definitely buy.

I really believe that these will either work so well for you, or they won’t. And that’s okay! Lucky for you, I’ve got samples! If you’d like a sample of one or both of the Premama® products, please send me a message ( and I can mail you a few packets!!

What do you think about the Premama® Packets? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below (and request your free sample!) or on twitter @jennbizzle!

Month 2: Pregnancy Updates


We’ve developed a theme of calling the baby whatever food it resembles during that week. We especially liked the sweet pea week!

Week 4: Poppy Seed


This is technically before Month 2, but since I actually started having symptoms in the fourth week I thought I’d record them here instead of making a separate post for one week.

I first started having nausea on Monday, January 13. That was day one of my fourth week. Looking back, I can see that it was because I generally don’t eat anything in the morning so by noon my stomach was completely empty and baby wasn’t happy with that.

I had a negative test on Wednesday, January 15.

Week 5: Apple Seed


In week 5, I felt really great. I had a positive HPT on Monday, January 20 and told SC on Tuesday, January 21. Having my suspicions confirmed was a relief for me. I didn’t feel like a crazy person anymore! I regulated my eating patterns (many more small meals throughout the day) and was able to curb most of the nausea I was feeling the week before. I really believe it’s all about finding my groove with eating and sleeping patterns. I had tons of energy and I didn’t really have any mood swings. One day, I think SC had to snap at me because I was being really snappy with him and didn’t realize it.

I also had my first craving this week: Buttercream frosting. Not like, Betty Crocker from the can. It had to be bakery style frosting. Luckily Stater Bros. sells individual slices of cake so we didn’t have to go get a whole Costco cake, because if that’s what it took I was going to have some frosting!

Week 6: Sweet Pea


Week 6 brought the decline in energy for me. I threw up for the first time on Friday, at 6 weeks 4 days. Then we went to Disneyland since we had some gift certificates from Christmas that we needed to use before I got too big. While there ,I ate something that gave me food poisoning and we came home early. I spent the next three days in bed and had everyone worried about the baby. Luckily, everything was fine.

This week, I was finally able to schedule my first OB appointment (trouble with insurance!) for March 5. By then, I’ll be 10 weeks & 1 day.We also scheduled an appointment with my aunt, who is an ultrasound technician, to go in after hours and get a little sneak peek in week 7.

Week 7: Blueberry


That brings us to week 7, where I was still recovering from the poisoning on days 1 & 2. The rest of the week was spent battling nausea and throwing up some more. Same low energy, same overall feeling. I really started having an aversion to a lot of smells/foods. I decided early on not to give up coffee completely (they say you really don’t need to) and instead just limit my caffeine consumption. No going for that second cup or extra shots of espresso! But this week, coffee in the morning just didn’t seem like something I’d be able to keep down so I skipped it.

We saw our first ultrasound and got to listen to Blueberry’s heartbeat on February 13 at 7 weeks, 2 days. Blueberry is measuring right on time, within one day of our expected due date!

Week 8: Raspberry


I’m still in the middle of week 8 as I write this, and it’s really been much of the same. I am having a hard time cooking food, as the smell really overwhelms me and makes it hard to actually eat once I’m done cooking. We’ve (sadly) had to adjust to eating a lot of frozen food for the time being. I can also barely eat one serving of food at a time. We went out to eat for Valentine’s Day at Outback Steakhouse and I really just nibbled on everything. And then our movie plans got sidetracked after I found myself dry heaving in the parking lot of the grocery store because the MEAT COUNTER/SEAFOOD is a pregnant girl’s worst nightmare and why did I not think of that?!

Stay tuned for more pregnancy updates, and probably way more TMI than you could imagine, as I journal through this new journey! 

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