Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baby Expo

Yesterday, I met up with my sister Amy, a friend of hers, and the friend's mother and aunt to go to a Baby Expo put on by a local radio station. It was a really great day...long... but great. I met them at 9, and we didn't leave until 3:30ish!!

The Expo included multiple vendors and service providers for expectant and new mommies. It seemed each booth had samples, goodies, fliers, information, and raffles! We of course signed up for every raffle, took all the samples anyone would offer as well as the literature about the best breast pumps, child safety, nutrition, and anything else. They gave us a bag at the entrance, but several of the vendors also gave us bags. I ended up with 3 canvas bags and a small diaper bag full of goodies! I came home with several lip balms, a large thing of Simalac, a big cuddly purple stuffed bear, a tee shirt, a diaper bag, a ribbon for measuring how big my belly is getting, a DVD of Christian children's songs, more pens than even I know what to do with, and samples of everything from diaper rash cream to lotion and Preparation H. I don't think I won any of the raffles, at least, I haven't been contacted yet! We ended up taking Ariella out of her stroller and carrying her in order to pile all of our bags and things on the stroller!

They also had discussion and question/answer sessions with professionals about different baby topics. We went to the feeding one as well as one that was a panel of moms answering questions about anything related to kids. It was really informative and interesting.

But, like I said, it was a LONG day and I was exhausted when I got home.

This is me sitting on the floor of the expo with Ariella. I just couldn't
stand up any longer, and she was out like a light!


  1. Yay for an update! I was just thinking earlier today that it had been a while since I had heard how things were going. Wow! Sounds like a super busy day... but hooray for free stuff! :)

  2. I know, it has been a while since my last update! Sorry about that! haha :) I LOVE free's the best kind of stuff! My sistr took a few pictures of all of our stuff but I have to wait for her to send them to me. I'll add it to the post when she does.