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Journey to Parenthood Event – Win Tickets!

We’re teaming up with Parental Hope for their upcoming Journey to Parenthood: An Evening of Hope event. Share this post on our Facebook page with your friends to a chance to win a set of tickets and one IVF raffle entry. Learn more at www.parentalhope.org!

I’ll be emceeing this event, and it’s a cause that’s near and dear to me and my husband (we battled infertility and went through IVF for our first little one). With our baby #3 due this weekend, I thought it was only appropriate that I shared this event with you before I take a little break from being out and about for the next few weeks.

I’ll be busy blogging though (hey I’ll be up all hours of the night any way! haha!) so be sure to check back here to see what’s new… and of course, I’ll post some cute baby pics once he arrives! 🙂

Review: Natural Nail “Shellac” at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

A little over a month ago I went to Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound to get a manicure and pedi before an event. I’ve been going for years and they have always had their pregnancy-safe polishes, but they never offered any type of “shellac” or gel nails because there weren’t any out there that were pregnancy safe… until now!

They now offer Dazzle Dry, which is like a shellac or gel nail polish that is SUPER long lasting (my finger nails lasted two weeks and toe nail polish is still going strong after 5 weeks), without all the chemicals that traditional shellac/gel products have — good for you, pregnant or not. It dries after just a few minutes so you can put your shoes or boots right back on and not have to worry about smudges!

Here’s a little more from a site I follow about Dazzle Dry and why it’s awesome! And here’s a post Becoming Mom did a couple weeks ago announcing that they’re now offering this service (and offering $5 off if you comment on the post)

Check it out for yourself at Becoming Mom! They’re in the Deerfield Towne Center in Mason, and there’s a new location opening soon in NKY! So exciting!

 

Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound: Massages

At 8 months pregnant, EVERYTHING is starting to ache and hurt. So, I’ve made a few trips to my second home (Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound) for some soothing spa services and it’s made all the difference! My favorite thing to get there right now is a massage… it just loosens up everything and takes the pain level down a few notches. Check out the video I took when I last visited for virtual tour through the new Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound space and learn what makes their massages unique, compared to other places that offer pre-conception, pre-natal, and postpartum massages! Learn more http://becomingmom.com.

Oh! And head over to our Facebook page to see how you can WIN a FREE 50 minute massage at Becoming Mom! Woohoo!! Free is for me, right?! 🙂

Cincy Chic Review: 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

I recently got a VERY cool 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound. Not only do I love going there for the “I can’t wait” package where you get to learn the gender a whole month earlier than at your doctor, but they also have the latest imaging technology where you can see your baby’s face in 4D for the first time! Watch for a virtual tour and video as I take you along for the special experience!

Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound Franchise Opportunities

As you can probably tell from me posting a million times about getting different spa and ultrasound services while I’ve been preggo, I love love love Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound.

Just in case you need a refresher though, they offer pregnancy safe spa and ultrasound services that you just can’t get anywhere else under one roof. From finding out the gender of my babies at 16 weeks – a whole month earlier than at your OB – and also coming in with friends and family for a HD ultrasound using the latest in imaging technology, I absolutely love it here.

Their ultrasounds are amazing, and so is the spa, which offers massages, facials and nail services using all pregnancy safe products. Their massage therapists and estheticians all have additional certifications to work with moms before, during, and after baby so it’s my safe zone because I don’t have to worry if the products or techniques are going to be safe for me and the baby, plus I love chatting with all the other moms who are clients and work here!

Becoming Mom is my go-to even when I’m not pregnant, too… I mean, if products aren’t safe to use while pregnant, why put them on you when you’re not? Everything they use is safe, healthy, natural, and good for you, pregnant or not. Plus it’s a great place to come for gifts! They have a boutique area with awesome products and gifts for moms and babies… I love shopping there!

Besides being a wonderful place for moms to be pampered and get special sneak peeks at their little ones, Becoming Mom recently started to franchise their concept for national expansion. They have a mission to empower and support women and moms to become their best personal and professional selves – not just at the spa, but also through franchise business ownership. For some women that might be rejoining the workforce after taking time out to start a family. For others, that might mean a new career track that can help juggle the demands of starting or raising a family paired with autonomy and control of your time that owning a franchise business can provide professionally. Women with a passion for supporting moms, drive, and leadership are the perfect fit to join the Becoming Mom franchise family. If you are great at leading a team, active in your community, enjoy connecting with people, and are looking to take the next step in becoming a new you, Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound franchise ownership could be the perfect fit for you or someone you know!

Get more details at http://becomingmomfranchise.com!

Cincy Chic Review : 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound

I recently got a VERY cool 4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound (aka my second home when I’m preggo). Not only did it allow me see our beautiful baby’s chubby cheeks for the very first time, but their big viewing room allows for the whole family to come see too! Watch for a virtual tour and video as I take you along for the special experience! Learn more at http://becomingmom.com.

Oh, and don’t forget to register for our FREE event at Becoming Mom THIS Thursday where we’ll have complimentary refreshments, swag and spa services. This event is great for moms and moms-to-be, as well as women who love getting pampered with all-natural products! Click here to learn more about the event and RSVP!

4D Ultrasound at Becoming Mom Spa!

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Wow. I can’t believe in a little over 10 weeks our little girl will be here in our arms. She’s been a few years in the making and it’s just unreal that she’s almost ready to make her big debut!

As you know, I’ve been practically living at Becoming Mom Spa during my pregnancy (LOVE that place) getting everything from pregnancy-safe pedis and prenatal massages to even finding out the gender early there! Well, we chalked up another special experience there this weekend when we got to see our precious baby’s face for the first time through a 4D ultrasound.

It took my breath away to see that black and white blurry regular ultrasound that you typically see on a small computer screen at your doctors turn into a 4D lifelike real-time window into the womb, projected on a big 40inch hi-def screen. For 30 minutes, we watched her wiggle, hiccup, squirm, rub her eyes, suck her thumb and even react when my husband started talking to her close to my belly. Unbelievable. As if that wasn’t great enough, we also got a CD and print-outs of our ultrasound images to take home and a DVD  recording of the ultrasound session so we could share the video with loved ones.

Really, really incredible. Looking back, our times at Becoming Mom have just made the experience and journey of being pregnant so much more enjoyable. From learning the gender early and getting a stuffed animal with the recording of her heartbeat inside, to seeing her face, hands and little movements in 4D… all of these things we wouldn’t have gotten at a regular doctor’s office… not to mention being able to enjoy spa services without worrying what kind of chemicals or products they’re using and if it’ll be harmful to the baby. It’s just been great. So if you know of anyone who’s preggo, definitely send them to Becoming Mom! It  makes “becoming mom” even more special! 🙂

Preggo Pampering at Becoming Mom Spa

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Last month, I went to Becoming Mom in Mason for their “I Can’t Wait” Package where they can tell you the gender of your baby a few weeks sooner than you OB typically does. That’s when we found out IT’S A GIRL!! Woohoo!!!

So excited to have a “mini me” on the way! Can’t wait to go shopping and spa-ing with her. Well, technically I don’t have to wait. I already started shopping for her (my first stop after the ultrasound was buying her a pair of shoes! haha!) and I decided to treat myself to one spa service a month for the rest of my pregnancy (these swollen ankles aren’t going to relieve themselves!). I’m officially half-way through the pregnancy as of today, actually! Can’t believe it!

Of course, there are a billion spas in town (many of which I love love love) and some even offer prenatal services. But I didn’t feel like doing the homework on what products they were using and confirming that my service provider was trained in working with pregnant women (even if it’s just a facial — I didn’t want to worry about my facial using chemicals I’m not supposed to have on my skin, or that the esthetician will lay me in a position I’m not supposed to be in.) 

I’m a worry wart about enough these days, so it’s just nice to book an appointment and know that whatever I need — a pedicure, massage or facial — will be with the safest products and people for my preggo pampering!

So, long story short, I booked all my monthly spa services at Becoming Mom as a little light at the end of the tunnel each month to give me something to look forward to! This month was a “Get that Glow” facial where they slough off all the dead skin and revive it with an all-natural pumpkin scrub. They also did a head, shoulder and hand massage, as well as a foot and leg rub. Soooooo nice. Next month? Prenatal massage! Woohoo!

IT’S A GIRL!

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." ~Marilyn Monro
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” ~Marilyn Monroe

Last Friday began as a regular day, but ended as one of the best days of my life so far. As I announced a couple weeks ago on Cincy Chic… I’m preggo!! And ever since we found out, I’ve been itching to know the gender so I can start shopping and decorating. A friend of mine told me that Becoming Mom in Mason has an “I can’t wait” package where you can find out the gender as early as Week 16, versus Week 19 or 20 when your OB/GYN typically does their anatomy check where gender is usually determined.

My husband and I in front of Becoming Mom in Mason, about to find out the gender!!
My husband and I in front of Becoming Mom in Mason, about to find out the gender!!

So, because I truly couldn’t wait to know, this was the perfect package for me! I made our appointment for Friday at noon, but I had no idea what kind of special experience I was in store for. We walked in Becoming Mom and it felt like a spa (which it actually is, in addition to a maternity boutique and ultrasound clinic). A welcome change from the cold, sterile ultrasound rooms at my doctor’s office. So, we step into a room that’s decorated like a cozy room I’d find at home, with a big screen up on the wall.

Little did I know that our little bundle of joy would shortly appear on that big screen so that every little movement, finger and toe was larger than life. The sonographer began the screen and immediately confirmed that we wanted to know gender — yes yes yes!! — and apparently our little peanut was ready to share what SHE is! Yes, it’s a GIRL! EEEEEE!!! A mini me!!! haha! So excited!

Then, for the next five or ten minutes, the sonographer continued her scan to show us each little arm, leg, foot, hand, finger and little toe. There was even a point where our little girl stood completely still on the screen except for one little hand bending, looking like she was waving to us through the screen. It completely melted my heart!

Speaking of heart… the sonographer then pressed a button so that we could hear the heart beat. She even recorded it and put it into a stuffed animal we got to pick out . So, now whenever I want to hear our little girl’s beating heart, I just need to give the little bunny they gave me a squeeze and the sound of her heart beating is loud and clear, warming my heart with each little thump.

I couldn’t help but let the happy tears flow watching my little girl squirm around on the screen. It was such a special experience. So, I HIGHLY recommend going to Becoming Mom if you’re a mom-to-be. I’m definitely going to be back to get spa services and visit the boutique when I can no longer fit into “real” clothes!

I’ll keep you updated with any more news about this itty bitty fashionista I have in my belly! For now though, I have lots of shopping and decorating to do!! 🙂