Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Adult/Couples/Maternity Halloween Costume Ideas

15 Sep

After my post a few weeks ago about kids Halloween costumes I got a request to do a post about Halloween costume suggestions and ideas for adults, couples and preggos so I decided to run with it.  The Most popular costumes this year will include Alice and Wonderland characters, Avatar characters and vampires a la Twilight Saga.

Adult/Slutty  – If you don’t want to be a “Slutty ________” then most online costume stores are not for you.  But if you do there are some really fun/sexy costumes if you have the body and money for them.  Some of my favorites include Rainbow Bright, Princess Jasmine and the Sailor but there are litterally 1000s of these types of costumes all over the internet…simply type Sexy Whateever you want to be” into a Google search and you will find what you are looking for. Also good news is that most of these types of places carry plus sized costumes now so if you are not a size 2, you can still look hot on Halloween.

I love the idea about really iconic costumes that people recognize put are not mass marketed, so you really stand out at a party b/c there is no one in the same costume.  I saw a cool costume for a Dharma Initiative Worker from Lost that was so great.  Making a Smruf/Smurfette costume would be really cute especially with the new movie coming out.  They have Smurf costumes online but they are kind of cheesy.  I also really like costumes that reference people from our generation would remember Doug Funnie, Rugrats, Wild and Crazy Kids etc.  can’t be originality

Couples – There are 100s of cliche costumes for couples, Ragedgy Ann and Andy, Salt and Pepper, Wilma and Fred Flinstone, but some of my favorites include really off the wall stuff, Doug Funnie and Patty Mayonnaise would be great.  I also saw some funny gay couple costumes, The Ambiguously Gay Duo Ace and Gary Costume is great and would be sure to get you noticed at your party Mario and Luigi would also be great.  Forrest and I were Sweeny Todd and Ms. Lovett a few years ago, we made our costumes but now they offer costumes for it.  I wore a  beer maid costume and carried a rolling pin and Forrest wore a pair of gray suit paints, a pirate shirt, black pirate vest, black wig with white stripe but the bloddy towel in his belt made the costume.

Preggers – Having a great costume for Halloween while pregnant is a challenge. There are the cliche items, Bun in the oven, barefoot and pregnant, pregnant nun etc.  I would suggest painting your stomach to incorporate it into your costume if you can.  Many sites offer maternity Halloween costumes if you must but I would suggest being creative and making something yourself.  Parents magazine has a great article with ideas and real life photos that are great for inspiration.  The “mother of pearl” is to die for. But some of these “costumes” could be done really easily and inexpensively.

Good Luck and Have Fun!!!!!

-Drama mama out

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October 15th Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

13 Sep

For those of you who don’t know my family and I sufferred a great loss about 2 months ago, we lost a baby at about 13 weeks gestation. This loss came as a complete shock to us and we were devastated.  With much love and support we have gotten to a place where we are dealing with the loss and leading as much of our past normal lives as we can.  We still think of what could have been and what should have been each day but we thank God each day for our family and the lives we lead.

That said, I wanted this post to be a “shout out” of sorts for October 15th which is the national Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  When I was going through some of the roughest times I looked to the internet to find information about organizations, associations etc where I could channel my efforts, feelings and look for support, but there was nothing out there.  Pregnancy and Infant loss is not highly supported even though it affects 1 in 6 pregnancies.  I did come across a few great sites with message boards where I was able to talk with other women in my situation that “understood” like no one else did.

I befriended a great woman named Patty who like me had 2 healthy children and to her surprise and horror lost her third child near the end of her first trimester.  I stated in an e-mail to Patty “Hopefully one day we won’t talk about our loss and simply be friends who happened to meet by a series of unfortunate events” and it seems that we are at that point, which makes me so happy.  Don’t get me wrong, I have my good days and my bad days but at this point my good days out  number the bad and I find real strength in that thought.  Just the strength for me to post this, knowing that it would be made live to 100s of people makes me feel good to know that I am in a place where I can handle people knowing.

Back to Remembrance, I registered for an event here in Lafayette to support other mothers and families suffering the same loss that I have.  The event, The Forget me Not Walk to Remember is the 1st annual and will be held in   Youngsville, LA October 9, 2010.  Its the only event of its kind in our area and its the first year.  I want to get the word out about this event because pregnancy and infant loss awareness is not promoted like other groups and it should be.  I challenge you to participate in this walk to support the families that have suffered a great loss as my family has.  You can register easily through the website and if your not into walking I am sure that you can volunteer.  Do it for you, do it for someone that you know that has gone through this tragedy or do it for Penelope Pearl who was taken from us way too soon.

Join me on October 9th in Sugarmill Pond for the walk, if not light a candle in remembrance on October 15th.

-Drama mama out

Mederma Stretch Mark Lotion, Does it work???

14 May

I recently had a baby, my second and for some reason this baby left me with dreaded stretch marks on my lower belly.  I find this very odd as I didn’t get stretch marks for my first child and was always told “If you don’t get stretch marks the first time you won’t get them later” LIE! The weird thing is that I didn’t gain a whole lot of weight so I am wondering why I got them this time, is it because I’m older? Is it becuase every pregnancy is really different?

These LOVELY  stretch marks have put me on a mission to see what is out there to make them go away.  So far I have tried Palmer’s Stretch mark cream.  This is the cheapest option out there and needless to say it doesn’t really work.  Another bad thing about this product is that it smells horrible.  I don’t understand the marketing people for this product.  This product is made for pregnant women with disfiguring marks….you already feel bad enough about yourself and you have to use “special” lotion….why not make it at least smell good so that you can feel good about using the product.  My next option is Mederma stretch mark gel.  This is a bit pricier and many people use it for scars.  I began using it about 3 weeks ago and I ahve not really seen a major different but I will continue to use it until I run out….I guess we will see.

And that brings me to my latest find.  Mederma Stretch mark lotion.  I saw a commercial for this lotion on TV and it is a special formula made by Mederma especially for Stretch Marks.  When I saw the commerical I immediately started looking for it in stories.  I looked at Wal Mart, Target and no one had it yet. I recently went to Walgreens and asked about it and the sales women found it for me.  I was so excited that I hurried to the register without checking the price.  The cashier rung it up and $39.99 for 5 oz which I guess isn’t that bad but its tough to spend that much on a lotion that you are not sure is going to work and may just be a glorified moisturizer.  I put the lotion back so that I could do a bit of research on it before purchasing it. If it works like the ads say it does I should look like a Victoria’s Secret Model in no time 🙂

Has anyone used it? Does it seem to work? How does it smell? Is it greasy?

-Drama Mama out