Grammy Nominated Music to Add to Your Lullabelly Playlist

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Lullabelly

 

One of my favorite award shows is coming up next month, The Grammys! The ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on February 10.

Why not create a 2013 Grammy playlist for your Lullabelly musical pregnancy belt!?! It’s a great way to mark the timeframe of your pregnancy, and year’s later, when you hear one of these songs, you’ll remember your pregnancy with a smile (and you might just break out into song and dance!).

Here are a few of our favorites to share with your little one:

Stronger by Kelly Clarkson – an instant classic from the first American Idol winner, a great “Mom” anthem to stand taller and be stronger. 

Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye – this is one of the most played songs of the year and the ultimate song about love gone bad. 

Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO –  this is a total booty shaker and will have you working out your pregnancy lady bits.

Some Nights by Fun. – if you like this one, check out the version by the Glee! Kids and enjoy this upbeat tune.

Charlie Brown by Coldplay – this one is a bit on the softer side to help relax you and baby.

I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons – who doesn’t love a little banjo picking and this catchy tune?

We Take Care of Our Own by Bruce Springsteen  – you have to introduce your baby to The Boss early on, right? It should be required listening.

Lonely Boy by The Black Keys – this band is here to stay and you and your baby will get your grooves on!

What are some of your favorite popular songs from the past year that you play on your Lullabelly pregnancy music belt?

Post-Baby: Tips for Getting Back in the Love Sack

Posted January 9th, 2013 by Lullabelly

 

 

After the birth of my first daughter, I felt so connected to my husband for bringing this beautiful child into the world with him. I could hardly wait the regulated six weeks to be romantic again.  It was slow going at first, as we wanted to be safe, but our sex life remained about the same after baby and led quickly to another pregnancy.

After the birth of our second daughter, I was a bit more hesitant to get busy again. I was older, tired from taking care of two kids and the two vaginal births I’d endured in two years had taken their toll.

I needed a little help to rekindle the fire. Here’s what I did:

Make Time: It can be really easy to skip over sex when the laundry is piling up, you’ve been nursing and changing diapers all day, and you’ve hardly had a minute to wash your hair. Being spontaneous will not be easy. Agree on a day, pick a 30-minute period of time after baby has gone down for the night and schedule a little session. 

Repeat Often: It might take a few times for you to feel that special spark again, but don’t give up after the first try. In those first few times you’re intimate after baby, there might not be that same pleasurable sensation down there, but trust me it will come back. Instead of focusing on the feeling, focus on the emotional connection with your spouse and the rest will follow.

Use Props: You’ve still got the extra baby weight you want to lose, so maybe sexy underwear is not the right choice for setting your mood, but there are other fun things you can do. Kissable dusting powder, dirty dice and other fun props are a great way to put a fun spin on your romp.

Lube: The fact is after childbirth our hormones are still regulating and you might be a bit dry down there. Using lube will make sex easier and more enjoyable for both you and your partner. There are lots of fun (and flavored) varieties on the market, so go wild! But remember not to use an oil-based lubricant if a condom is your birth control method of choice.

When your doctor gives you the go ahead, get back in the sack as soon as you feel comfortable. It’s an important way to stay connected to your partner in the hectic time post-baby.

 

 

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