Peanut. Not just a nickname we call Jack. It's an app I've told several people about and I can't stop raving about it. It's like Bumble but for new moms to meet other new moms in their vicinity. (For my parents who don't know what Bumble is, that's a dating app). Peanut came in really handy for me in the most critical time - when Jack was just about 2-3 months old and I was tired, anxious, losing my mind, feeling alone...ya see, most of my close friends that have had kiddos live far, far away. No one in my work environment is in the same stage of life as me and neither are any of my DC gal pals. This app helps you connect with other local moms that have similar interests! Even if you don't actually get to the point where you meet in person, it's so nice and relieving to be able to chat with someone that's in the exact same stage of life - and may have some tips that she's recently discovered for whatever concern you may have.
I've met a couple moms and their babies now - in a way it was great that it also forced me to get out there and meet up at a park when at the time I was struggling to get anything together. Now I'm a basically a pro when it comes to heading out with stroller, pooch and baby, plus everything else you need in tow. Also, new mom's just get it when you don't answer a text back right away or even a few hours later. They get it when you have to cancel last minute because baby hasn't gone down for a nap or because you are just so worn out. Everyone gets it on this app - the frustrations, the worries, the mini victories, the milestones (like baby's first solid poop!! hooorayy!!!). And once you've made the connection, exchanged phone numbers, you can continue to chat via the app or whichever way you prefer.
You can upload photos of you and your new little family if you'd like. You can pick three interests from baking to working out to city living to couch potato-ing. You can pick a radius so if you have a car or can only walk you are able to meet mom's in the area you can get easily get to. It's for expecting moms, it's for new moms, it's for 2nd, 3rd time around moms. Honestly, it's a really great app even if you do have your gal pals around. It helps you and your community so I highly recommend this app. If you or you know of someone that is expecting/has had a baby, please let them know about Peanut because I think it would help out anyone greatly. I often found myself on it during the late night feedings with Jack and now I've got a good group of local new mom's I can reach out too. Bonus, the husband gets to meet new dads too via the connections you make!
*Not sponsored, just a really great way to make connections in this modern world.
March 3rd was the day to celebrate Baby Halbrook and Baby's Daddy! "Nacho Average Baby Shower" was thrown by soon-to-be Auntie Julia, Auntie CC, soon-to-be Grandma Michelle at the Halbrook home. With margaritas a plenty, this was indeed a very different baby shower!
Mexican themed decore engulfed the Halbrook home while Latin American tunes filled the rooms. Guests feasted on shrimp tacos, tamale pies, chips with homemade guac, homemade salsa, cupcakes, brownies and cookies. Yes, there were beer and as we mentioned earlier margaritas, made with jalapeno infused tequila! The soon to be dad was the center of attention as he opened the thoughtful gifts friends and family gave us for our baby boy. Pete and his buddies got to experience what was once a type event given only for new mamas, and it was a riot! Baby Daddies deserve a little celebration too!
After all, the man that helps his preggy wife feel good about herself, makes sure she's comfortable, fixes her back pains, deals with the mood swings like a champ, and cooks healthy meals to make sure she and baby get all the nutrients they need. Pete, you're going to be a great dad!
We'd like to thank all our friends and family for showering us with so many helpful and fun gifts for our little guy. He's going to be one very stylish little man, just like his dad. We're overwhelmed with all the love and excitement everyone is showing - it feels really good to have all this support!
This lucky boy has many Tios (and Tias) lined up to teach him how to dress sharply, how to play sports, make him laugh with silly jokes, and even how to speak/read Spanish! What a lucky lil' dude! Tio Luis even got big sister, Jolene, a gift so she wouldn't get jealous that all the toys weren't for her and she got a lot of attention at the party as they know she's got a big role coming up too!
The night ended with the gang dancing up a storm in the family room into the wee hours, not unlike any other Halbrook party. This kiddo will have some big dancing shoes to live up to!
Thank you, thank you all, for your love.
What to pack when you're going to Michigan in the dead of winter for your baby shower? Well, first and foremost, a fun party dress to show off the bump. Secondarily, warmest sweaters, snow boots, maternity jeans and comfortable clothing for the airport - god forbid I get a middle seat on the plane at 7 months pregnant, need to make it to the bathroom and be sitting with restrictive clothing. I flew out of Baltimore late Friday night, only to return Sunday night (aka Super Bowl night).
All in all, everything went off without a hitch despite the snow massive snow fall that started Saturday afternoon and did not stop even after I left. There was about 4 inches of snow when I left and they were getting even more this weekend! Baby shower? More like Baby Snow Storm.
Finally, we're exited to share with you....
if we're having a boy or a girl...
joining Mama and Jolene with April birthdays...
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