Author: Cantando Nanas

External cephalic version

In one of the last checkups of my pregnancy the gynecologist told me that the baby was breached… the horror!! This surely meant a cesarean and even more surely with my bad luck… He told me to come back in three weeks, and that if by then the baby didn’t flip by herself they would like to try an external cephalic version. An external cephalic version is when a doctor manually turns the baby while monitoring its vitals. This medical procedure is recommended by the OMS and it’s a pity that despite its simplicity, it is not practiced everywhere.

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Saying goodbye to cosleeping: how to get them to sleep in their own bed

I have occasionally told you that we are convinced “co-sleepers”. It was amazingly practical to sleep with Eva on the same bed for many reasons: she fell asleep quicker, if she awoke she’d go back to sleep inmediately as son as she saw she wasn’t alone, it’s really convenient when we travel…

But then came Samuel’s pregnancy and along with it the urge to speed up everything. We needed Eva to leave our bed mainly because it wouldn’t fit the four of us (or at least not comfortably), not to mention that if the baby cried during the night he would wake her constantly.

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Yoyo by BabyZen

We have a new stroller and I LOVE IT!!!! I had been eyeing it since I was pregnant because it’s perfect for traveling due to its lightness and how simple it is to open and close. We have finally decided to buy it for several reasons:

  • Eva’s weight is already considerable and she moves more. Baby-carrying is really convenient for some hours but the whole day (when we are abroad for example), can be too much.
  • If we want to eat out, mainly during trips, the stroller is way more practical because she falls asleep immediately in it.
  • She’s cooler in the stroller than in the carrier, and depending on the destination of our trip we are both thankful for that!

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