GIVEAWAY: Surviving the (work) day.

It hasn’t been easy coming back to work 8 weeks after having baby. Everyone has been too kind telling me how great I look after having baby #3.  My standard line is “sleep deprivation, starvation will do all sorts of things.”  Yes things, including that sick to my stomach exhaustion, inability to focus, wit and smarts that are always a few behind.  Feeling like I am running on fumes, with mood swings that will make you dizzy — don’t ask about the missed night feedings, I may have an aneurism telling you the story. To do lists that keep getting longer and longer, three added for every one checked off.

And yet I am still smiling.  I feel so completely blessed.  I love being at work, cohorting with my fellow new moms on the unit.   I love getting home and having my children run into my arms with so much excitement at seeing me.  I rush to clean up so I can snuggle and give a million kisses to my baby.  When my two older kids have gone to bed, I rush to check off a few things off my to do list and then spend every last bit of energy I have to play with my baby.

plum-vpm4s[pullquote style=”right” quote=”dark”]It’s the small things that really do make things a little easier.[/pullquote]

I already loved pouches to get me through a tough work day before I was pregnant.  They were the perfect healthy snack I could digest quickly when things got too busy to eat.  I was thrilled to discover Plum Organics Mighty 4 pouches.  Filled with 4 essential nutrients and 4 food groups… I am committed to getting my body back after pregnancy and not letting time just pass me by and weight to keep on adding.  So instead of stuffing myself with the plentiful junk food available at the hospital, I am making the healthier choice and choosing Plum Organics Mighty 4.

122Black-Aida_Pregnant_WBMy favorite nursing bra company Bravado Design just launched their revolutionary Essential Embrace Bra. This bra has been three years in the making so when I say it has been life changing, it is putting it mildly.  This bra is perfect for a mom who nurses and is a nurse.  I work 12-13 hour shifts and many times I am unable to pump on a set schedule.  I am lucky if not too much time has past before I become engorged.  The Essential Embrace Bra gives my the perfect amount of support for my ever changing bra size which ranges from a B to a D cup any any given point in a work day. Yeah, OUCH!  Made from the proprietary Bravado DynatexTM fabric, it combines the benefits of cotton and microfiber, resulting in a silky smooth and breathable fabric that feels luxurious against your skin.  Gone is the days of weird bumps and lines, it is a single layer fabric, with no pilling after multiple washings. The seam-free, molded cup provides superb support while gently stretching to accommodate and enhance your natural silhouette, think t-shirt bra, making it perfect for every stage – from pregnancy to nursing. I’ve finally graduated from being a nursing tank only mom to a more flattering me!

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GIVEAWAY
The awesome team at Bravado Design is giving (2) lucky Mom Confessionals Mamas a chance to win an Essential Embrace Bra. You must answer, “What piece of advice did you wish you knew before having baby?”.  You have several additional entry options if you’d like to increase your odds of winning!  ALL ENTRIES ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE WIDGET.  Good Luck!