Category Archives: Giveaway

Winter Solstice Giveaway!

Happy Solstice, Woah Baby readers!

A few months ago I bought this print for our bedroom wall from Gus + Lula, via Etsy:

It totally makes me smile! Continue reading


Baby safe – and a November giveaway!

UPDATE:  The giveaway goes to Abby Himes, who’s sister-in-law is expecting and will be lucky recipient of the soaps and belly balm! Thank you all for visiting, reading, and participating.

With the recent news of Johnson & Johnson’s resistance to removing potentially carcinogenic chemicals from its baby products, I’ve been more aware of what kinds of products are available that are safe, natural and still do the job of cleaning things that need cleaning.

This photo is (c) All Rights Reserved, used with permission

I’ve always been a fan of fabulous soaps and I was charmed when I came across a line called Biggs & Featherbelle at MOM’s Organic Market in Alexandria a couple of weeks ago. The soaps were all natural, packaged in pretty little corrugated carboard with artistic wrappers and smelled fantastic.  I chose two – one called Momma Bar (refreshing, with lavender oil – soothing, relaxing and antiseptic) and one called Barleqsue (seductive, with Ylang Ylang, geranium and patchouli).  Continue reading

Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Karen Lange, who “liked” Woah Baby on Facebook and won the giveaway, a copy of Idiot’s Books “The Baby Is Disappointing”.

And thanks to everyone for your support and enjoyment of this blog. Look for more fun giveaways in the future.



Good prenatal feedback

After my nerve-wracking last prenatal visit, I was happy to learn that I’m measuring no more than 1/2 cm larger than I was two weeks ago – which is to say that while measuring 35 cm at 30 weeks was a concern, measuring 35 1/2 at 32 weeks supports the likelihood that Red Bean had a growth spurt a couple weeks ago. I had a chance to read the sonographer’s report and discuss with the midwife, and she felt there was nothing to worry about – she said even if Red Bean is “a big baby” when birth time comes, big babies get born all the time. That’s what I like to hear. Everything else was great too – me and the Bean are doing fine.

We have our 36 week home visit scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving, and next weekend will order our birth kit – the supplies we have to have on hand for the birth.

Finally, don’t forget to “like” Woah Baby! on Facebook or leave a comment on the giveaway post – tomorrow afternoon I’ll put all the names into The Randomizer and announce a winner! And thanks a million, Robbi and Matthew, for announcing our giveaway on Idiot’s Books blog!


Woah Baby!’s One-Year Anniversary {giveaway}

On October 25th Woah Baby! will be one year old. October seems to be an auspicious time of year for Zach and I – we started dating in October six years ago, and we decided in October of last year to make a baby.

See what I wrote on October 25, 2010.

Woah Baby! started as a private blog where I could stash all the hopes and feelings of starting a family before anyone else knew what we were up to. Once the Redbean was officially on its way, Woah Baby! became a place to share updates with family and friends, post resources that might help other moms-to-be, and even a place to invite other moms to write and share their knowledge and experiences. Yes, there a thousand blogs like it, but this one is mine – and since Me is such a very cool person, I happen to think it’s a very cool blog.

SO, in honor of Woah Baby!‘s first anniversary, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY! I’ll tell you at the end of this post how to enter the giveaway, but first, here’s the skinny on the present:

Earlier this month Zach and I were roaming thr0ugh the first cold weekend drizzle of fall in DC at the Crafty Bastards fair in Adams Morgan. It was clearly hipster baby onesie year and we admittedly stocked up on a few of those. We also ran across the coolest little small press publisher IN THE WORLD, called Idiot’s Books. From a renovated hayloft in a converted barn on the Eastern Shore in Maryland, Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson write and illustrate what they call:

odd, commercially non-viable illustrated books…Sometimes they perplex. Often they amuse. Usually satirical and often irreverent, the books aim to exploit the possibilities inherent in the quarrel between pictures and words.”

They also have babies. From chatting with them at Crafty Bastards,  I learned they’re expecting baby number three very soon. Their lively blog chronicles the family’s adventures and misadventures – I love reading it.

Among their tiny books was an irresistible gem called The Baby is Disappointing – a woeful, tongue-in-cheek tale of the shortcomings of the wee thing that arrived with so much promise, illustrated with a slightly creepy vintage-esque baby failing, in every way, to live up to the expectations of normal life. It’s pretty hilarious. For example:

The baby is tremendously conceited, demanding our attention always. ‘Look at me,’ it seems to say, ‘I am so important.’ At least it cannot talk. At least we do not have to hear it brag.”

I hope if they see this they remember they gave me permission to use a picture from their website.

I’m giving away a copy of The Baby is Disappointing to one lucky Woah Baby! visitor, so you too can get a case of the giggles. Whether you win or not, you should check out their other stuff because Christmas is coming and you need cool presents that make people realize you’re way hipper than to just buy a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

How to enter:

1) Like Woah Baby!‘s brand-spanking new (and probably disappointing) Facebook page.

2) Leave a comment here or on the Woah Baby! Facebook page.

Each FB “like” counts as one entry and leaving a comment counts as an entry (but leaving twenty comments does not count as twenty entries). On Friday, October 28th, I will enter the names of all entrants (twice if you did both things) into a handy online randomizing tool and the name it gives me first will be the winner.