Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Missye K. Clarke

Okay, now I’m jealous.

Where were these Preggie Pop Drops when I was carrying my now 15 and 9 year old children? Sure, the lollies worked great, but when it’s not possible to pop a pop at work, visit http://www.mimimaternity.com to order the mini pops by the case ($72.90 for 16 containers) or by the pack ($3.50 for a 7 day supply.). You and your guy can have a fantastic Valentine’s evening as planned. Of course, the queasies aren’t invited.

Don’t mar a very romantic Valentine’s night with intervals of scratching an itchy belly. Motherhood™ on MiniMaternity.com offers an 8.5 oz. jar of all natural body butter available in three scintillating scents: baby powder, natural and jasmine. Cost: $15. Smell fab for the pair of you, set the mood for things to come and leave the belly scratching for your dog Lucy or the purry cushion Socrates.

Ah, you found the perfect pamper-for-her or spoiling-yourself-giddy set! Other than having a baby and it’s-a-sunny-day and the-boss-busted-her-collarbone-skating just because gift, MiniMaternity.com is the sole place that has this neat pink and white polka-dot tote. Palmer’s Just For Moms Tote Set includes an individual Palmer’s Massage Cream and Massage Lotion for stretch marks, Palmer’s Soothing Oil, and a bonus book: The Mother of All Baby Names (don’t expect Apple, Audio Science or Daisy-Boo to be listed in there.) The goody bag’s $22.00, but worth every dime to see that resplendent smile of hers completing her warm, I’m expecting glow.

Nighttime wear gets a long needed Valentines Day overhaul. Swap the tees for teddies, camis and PJs for stale sweats. This is one teddy parade not earmarked for the blessed event for a change!

Here’s an adorable V-Day Photo Box Sleep Set is a camisole/panti match bedtime outfit soaking in pink and red hearts, very Valentinesey, and, ta-da, it fits! The set, sold in a red photo box to hold the film memories of your loved ones nearby, is a darling bargain at $38.00, considering it’s machine washable cotton and surely can be worn post pregnancy.

If hearts covered camis aren’t your thing – can’t really say I blame you – go for the hot crinkle pink flyaway sleep set cami and short combo instead. Still in the festive Valentine’s Day pink, this cutie PJ is nicely contrasted with bubble-gum pink lace trim for the hot crinkly pink fabric, goes for $58.00 on MiniMaternity.com and like the other listed PJs, is also machine washable and can be worn post pregnancy.

For $34.98, this plush pink robe is ideal for the brief hospital stay, visitors, and trolling the hospital halls while walking the baby. This goes great with Motherhood Maternity’s pink PJ set with nursing cami, also for $34.98 and the polka-dot PJ set, complete with deep pink lace cuff ruffles and sold for $29.98, also available at Motherhood Maternity. All pajamas and robes are machine washable.

Light Chablis is chilled, candles are lit and strategically placed, a lovely sent of jasmine scentillates your airspace. An incredible Valentine’s Day dinner was planned and went flawlessly. Luther Vandross is doing that thing he does on the stereo. Now, you two go do that thing you do. Certainly can’t waste all this love in the air and after all … there’s no danger of pregnancy, anyway.

And, still need the pampering and massage for the swollen aching feet? Visit the grand opening flagship of Destination: Maternity on New York’s 57th and Madison Ave., due date, February 1st. Stocked with a juice bar, relaxation zone and spa, opening day class sampling, autograph book singing from Sue Fleming and her new book, Buff Moms to Be, and the siblings-to-be get a Kiddie Corral as Mommy’s waits in the book signing line.

Check out http://www.destinationmaterity.com/storeopen.asp for more details.

Originally published February 2006
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