Saturday, February 6, 2010

Birth Story & Baby's First Phone Call - Giveaway (Four Winners!)

**Contest Closed**
Emma's birth story went pretty smoothly, for the most part.  My husband and I arrived at the hospital the night before to start the process of inducing labor.  The next day, full-on labor was underway and after a few hours of seeing what the pains of labor felt like, I got this one really massive contraction that lasted what seemed like forever.  As soon as it was over I told the nurses I was ready for my epidural, and from that point on all was right with the world.  My doctor had me labor down for a few hours, so when it came time to push it only took about 30 minutes for my baby girl to arrive.   It was 10:30 in the evening.  

I was looking forward to that sandwich the nurses promised me after an entire day of ice chips.  Then my doctor showed me the placenta.  That was lovely.  Believe it or not, I was still hungry!  My epidural was wearing off and I started to feel the excruciating pain from my doctor pushing on my belly to remove the afterbirth.  Then doc told me I needed a D&E to remove the rest of it.  That was scary.  I didn't really know what was happening and thought my life was in danger. 

By the time the surgery and recovery were over and I finally got back to my room, it was 3:30am.  I was exhausted, and I wanted to call everyone to give them the exciting news, but I was too tired.  In the morning, certain family members arrived who didn't leave until well after visiting hours.  Sometimes, visitors don't know when to give the patient a break!  Needless to say, there was absolutely no time to call all of the people on my list, and I felt bad that I didn't get a chance to deliver my special announcement to everyone.  It would have been wonderful to have had Baby's First Phone Call. 

With Baby's First Phone Call, expectant parents can enter the names and phone numbers of all of the people on their calling list.  Once your baby arrives, you record your very own outgoing message providing whatever details you'd like, for instance the baby's name and stats, the name of your hospital and room number, and visiting hours.  This is much more personal than receiving a text, as your friends and family will get to hear the tone of your joyful voice.

BUY IT!  There are several different plan packages, starting at $20.00.  You can also buy a gift certificate which make a fabulous gift idea for the expectant parents.  Currently, the service can only call U.S. telephone numbers.

WIN IT! Four lucky readers will receive a $50.00 gift certificate - save them for yourself (they don't expire!) or give to a friend!

To Enter: Tell me who will be using the gift certificate if you win.

EXTRA ENTRIES (after mandatory entry above is completed):
  • Follow this blog publicly via google friend connect (+1 entry)
  • Follow this blog in your reader (+1 entry)
  • Subscribe to by email and verify. Leave email address in comment (+1 entry)
  • Follow @PennyPinchingMa and @FirstPhoneCall on twitter and tweet this: (+1 entry each tweet)
Announce baby's arrival with Baby's First Phone Call! #Win a $50 Gift Certificate 4 Winners! http://tinyurl.com/yj23664 @pennypinchingma
  • Become a fan of Baby's First Phone Call and The Penny-Pinching Mama on Facebook. Leave your name in comment (+1 entry)
  • Add The Penny-Pinching Mama button to your blog, leave blog link (+3 entries)
  • Enter any or all of my other giveaways, tell me which ones (+1 entry each)
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this post. You must have at least 25 followers (+5 entries)
No compensation was received for the giveaway post. I was given a gift certificate of my own as a thank you gift.  Contest is open to US residents and closes at Midnight EST on February 25th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!

69 comments:

  1. Not me... lol

    but I have a friend who is pregnant who could def use it!

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  2. twitter followers
    @tictacdoughshop

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  3. got your button!

    http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

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  4. got your button!

    http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

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  5. got your button!

    http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

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  6. I would buy me lover man and I eel rolls- our fave sushi!
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  7. Wow, why couldn't I have that, seriously! Will have to tell my pregnant friends about it.

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  8. Hello, PinchingMama. Thanks for stopping by, I live in London so not near where your mother used to lived.

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  9. to my daughter-in-law who has twins girls due in march
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  10. If I won I'd give this to my cousin who is due to have her first baby in July. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  11. If I won I'd give this to my cousin who is due to have her first baby in July. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  12. I subscribe via email. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  13. I hope to win this for my cousin-in-law. Her husbands family is 3 hours away from where they live, and some of her family is over an hour away. They really could use it!
    Thanks!!

    stephanie_dunbar07@hotmail.com

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  14. I am also following via Google Friend
    :)

    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmail.com

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  15. And I blogged about your giveaway!
    #1
    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmailDOTcom

    www.thetravelingcoldwell.blogspot.com

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  16. And I blogged about your giveaway!
    #2
    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmailDOTcom

    www.thetravelingcoldwell.blogspot.com

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  17. And I blogged about your giveaway!
    #3
    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmailDOTcom

    www.thetravelingcoldwell.blogspot.com

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  18. And I blogged about your giveaway!
    #4
    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmailDOTcom

    www.thetravelingcoldwell.blogspot.com

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  19. And I blogged about your giveaway!
    #5
    stephanie_dunbar07AThotmailDOTcom

    www.thetravelingcoldwell.blogspot.com

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  20. my friend is due this would be great for her.

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  21. I'd use this for my daughter who is due in April.
    hernandezclan@gmail.com

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  22. Definitely me, well I won't be buying stuff for me, I love to spoil my nieces and nephews!!

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  23. I follow this blog!

    (who knows, I may get pregnant today! yeah right.)

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  24. I subscribe by email
    dunkellyann@hotmail.com

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  25. I've got the PPM button on my blog!

    grandpooba.blogspot.com

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  26. I've got the PPM button on my blog!

    grandpooba.blogspot.com

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  27. I've got the PPM button on my blog!

    grandpooba.blogspot.com

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  28. I entered cowgirl chocolate truffles!

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  29. I would give this to my dear girlfriend who is expecting a baby girl!

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  30. I have a cousin who is expecting and she would be using it.

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  31. sub via email sthompsonfoto@hotmail.com

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  32. follower on Twitter & tweeted (sthompsonfoto)

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  33. I will be using baby's first phone call, I am due in June

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  34. I have several pregnant friends who would love this!!

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  35. I would give it to my cousin who's expecting her baby next month!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  36. I would be using it this August for my new baby!

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  37. I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-pricilla-with-love-dozer.html

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  38. I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-pricilla-with-love-dozer.html

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  39. I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-pricilla-with-love-dozer.html

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  40. I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-pricilla-with-love-dozer.html

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  41. I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2010/02/dear-pricilla-with-love-dozer.html

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  42. I entered discoverytoys giant pegboard

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  43. I will give this to my neice if I win. She is expecting her first child and lives out of state.

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  44. I have a pregnant friend who could use this.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  45. I have a good friend who is due in May and she would be using this if I won.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  46. I entered the OnTray giveaway.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  47. I entered the Rainbow Brite CD giveaway.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  48. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/sthompsonfoto/status/9662085151
    sthompsonfoto@hotmail.com

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  49. I have a friend who is due in a couple of months. I would pass it on to her, as I am done haiving babies.
    skiandboard(at) verizon.net

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