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Archive for April 21st, 2009

stjudestoreNear the St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton is a little boutique called Mother-Baby Boutique inside the St. Jude Wellness Center. I found this store using le•top’s store locator. Unfortunately, when my husband and I got there, the store was closed. But that didn’t stop me from peeking through the windows. The store is similar to gift shops you would find at the lobby of a hospital, but much smaller. They carry only a select few items, but what they sell are premium products, such as the Parent Award Winning Miracle Blanket and specialty clothes for mommy and baby, such as le•top and other designer brands. (I swear I spied le•top baby’s Pretty Primrose receiving blankets rolled up and tied with fancy bows displayed in their wicker baskets!)

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This little boutique is located in the perfect area: 1901 Sunnycrest Dr., Mother-Baby Boutique, Fullerton, CA 92835. It’s near the St. Jude Medical Center on Harbor Blvd., where if you were visiting a friend who may have recently given birth, you could pop in the Mother-Baby Boutique and purchase a le•top baby gift for their newborn!

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bigsiscryLast weekend we drove down to Los Angeles (from the Bay Area) for my cousin’s baby shower. The drive there was a piece of cake. It took us about 8 hours with only 2 stops. Amazing, considering we had a newborn. Meanwhile, my 4-year old was her usual self asking us what number to count to before we get to LA, and repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?” (Click here to read about our memorable trip to San Diego.)

The drive home was a completely different story. It took us almost 12 hours with so many stops that I vowed never to drive a long trip like that ever again! For some reason, my 3-week old was hungry EVERY HOUR. “Didn’t I just feed you?” And other times he would howl and cry, and we couldn’t figure out why. He wasn’t hungry. He wasn’t wet. He wasn’t hurt or sick. He just wanted to be on Daddy’s lap or in Mommy’s embrace. I guess I’d rather have that, too. But after so many stops for no reason other than to take him out of his car seat, we’d had enough. Our so-called “solution” was to let him scream in agony — while we listened in agony! Then, miraculously, Big Sis saved the day. Miranda sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and Paulo stopped crying! The first time it happened, we thought it was just luck. But it happened a couple more times, and it worked every time. One time she even sang a different song (some song from “High School Musical”), but it didn’t work. So we asked her to stick to his usual request because that’s what Paulo liked. She gladly complied.

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