Aug 302012
 

If you are a regular reader of Hip little one you know that I had been preparing our trip to Holland for months. A lot of care went into packing our most beautiful summer clothes and organising the perfect gifts for all my family members. I shared most of the presents with you before we went but there was one little surprise that no one knew about yet… I can tell you that my family was very excited and now the time has come to share with all of you too:

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Yes you’ve heard it right, that is the beautiful, amazing, wonderful heartbeat of our 4th baby due in February. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and obviously we are very excited and feel very blessed to be adding another little munchkin to our family.

I am sure you can imagine that it will be pretty busy for me, in the months leading up to the birth but especially when baby has arrived. In less than 6 months time we will have four wonderful children under 4,5 years old, a busy bunch but all of them so loved and so wanted. Please forgive me if I start making silly mistakes, forget to organise things or miss a daily post here or there, you know there are no bad intentions!

This amazing recording was made using the Sonotech Pro Fetal Doppler from Parents Like Us, a fantastic device that lets you listen to and record your baby’s heartbeat from the comfort of your own home. It is so easy to use and has put our mind at ease quite a few times already. A Sonotech Doppler would make a gorgeous Father’s Day present for an expecting dad, even if he can’t make it to the appointments he can still listen to baby at home!

All Sonotech dopplers ship free of charge with tracking and come complete with 250ml ultrasound gel and 12 months warranty directly through Parents Like Us.

To find out more about Parents Like Us, to take a closer look at the Sonotech doppler range and to order online visit www.parentslikeus.com.au.

May 112012
 

If you are a regular Hip little one reader you may have read before that I am one of the many mothers who has lost an unborn baby. I don’t usually share my personal story but I know there are so many mums out there who have gone through this too and it is something that will always stay with me and has defined me as a person and a mother. After losing our first baby in a missed miscarriage I was terrified of it happening again when I was carrying the twins. The doctors ordered plenty of checkups just so I could hear/see the babies, but there were still many times that I wish I could quickly hear that reassuring sound of a beating heart and I would have loved to have my very own doppler to use at home.

At Parents Like Us they know a lot of mums feel like this, which is why they stock a great selection of fetal dopplers so you can listen to your baby’s heart whenever you want in the comfort of your own home. With a Sonotech Fetal Doppler you can share those wonderful moment with your husband, children or other family and friends who would love to hear the heartbeat of your unborn baby from as early as 10-12 weeks.

There are different doppler models available in store ranging from the basic Sonotech Lite Fetal Doppler ($69) to the Sonotech Xpress Fetal Doppler ($89.90) and finishing with the top-of-the-line Sonotech Pro Fetal Doppler ($149.90). This last model has loads of amazing features like a TFT colour LCD with diagnostic graph display, out of range fetal heart rate alarm indicator, crystal clear sound with noise isolation (very important) and much more.

Your new Sonotech doppler conveniently connects to two sets of headphones and computer for listening to and recording of those wonderful, amazing moments of hearing your unborn baby’s heartbeat, movements and hiccups. All Sonotech dopplers ship free of charge with tracking and come complete with 250ml ultrasound gel and 12 months warranty directly through Parents Like Us.

If you were thinking of getting yourself a doppler you are in luck, right now you can enjoy 20% off storewide at Parents Like Us. Simply enter the code ‘MUM20’ at checkout, hurry though as offer ends May 13, 2012.

To find out more about Parents Like Us, to take a closer look at the Sonotech doppler range and to order online visit www.parentslikeus.com.au.

For your chance to win a Sonotech Pro Fetal Doppler in blue or pink (RRP $149.90) simply like Parents Like Us on Facebook AND answer the following question: What do you like best about being pregnant?

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Competition ends June 11, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.