7.24.2012

Our Experience with Moms On Call - plus a special discount & giveaway!

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If you have been reading my blog since last spring, you may remember our Moms On Call rescue. That's what I like to call it, anyways. I have blogged about it many times, but these posts jump out at me - here here .


Knox and Sloane were two weeks old and I was running on empty, but full of adrenaline. I was nursing both babies, one at a time, and that was on demand. We were letting them do as they please, as any baby should for the first few weeks. Needless to say, it was quite stressful.

Brent and I felt comfortable as parents, but we weren't confident. We wanted them to be okay. I think every baby is different and since it was our first time to have babies at home, we were learning. You can't learn their cries and signals right away, but they do come pretty quickly.

All I knew was that Brent would be heading back to work a month or so after Knox & Sloane were born and neither one of us could function, successfully, on what little sleep we were getting. Don't get me wrong, I sat awake with the babies' thanking God for them and holding them tighter than they probably wanted to be held. However, when dawn broke, I was pretty much a walking zombie. I wanted to give them my best around the clock.

I wanted to play with them good, feed them good, help them sleep good and I wanted them to thrive.

Moms On Call assured me all of this was possible. They agreed that of course two babies is quite a bit more tricky than one baby, but is definitely doable.

Both of the Moms On Call nurses, Laura and Jennifer, had a set of twins. Not only did they have twins, they had other children, too. That alone gave me confidence. If they could do it with lots of children, I could do it with two.

I knew I could do it. I was never that person that could imagine a career in anything besides being a mom. Don't get me wrong, I went and got my degree and I was successful, but I've not looked back for a second.

Laura came to our house when Knox & Sloane were about two weeks old. She was there for about 24 hours. She taught us things that of course we would have figured out. However, it was nice not having to waste time doing so. She was right about everything. The babies loved the way she taught us to do the bath; They did great with the schedule; They learned to stretch nighttime feedings. The list goes on.

Going back to sleep training. I know there is a big debate between letting your baby cry it out and not letting them. That is totally a personal decision. I honestly feel like we never dealt with it. We started so early, that they learned to be soothed quickly. They went back to sleep. If they woke up three times, we fed them. The next night they went a bit longer in between feedings. It was maybe only fifteen minutes, but it was longer. By three months, they were sleeping through the night, for twelve hours. It wasn't until almost ten months later that either of them woke in the night and it was only because of sickies.

True, they might just be good sleepers, but it might have just been what they knew. Babies form habits like anyone else.

So, Brent and I, along with all of our family that watched us do 'this' first hand, agree that Moms On Call was such a blessing to us!

I've done the "Email Support" from early on, with Laura. Basically, I can email her any question I have and she writes me back. THIS has been SO helpful. She is quick to respond and she knows what she is talking about. She will respond to an email I write always faster than the ped's nurse calls me back.

Laura wanted you all to have the opportunity to utilize this support, too!

If you sign up within the next three days, you can get THREE MONTHS of UNLIMITED EMAIL SUPPORT for $50. You guys, that's a great price. I would say it's way worth every penny plus many, many more. To get this special discount, email Laura - lauramoc@comcast.net - Tell her you would like to sign up for this special and indicate "Megan" sent you :)

****This offer will EXPIRE after THREE DAYS. So Thursday at midnight is the latest you can sign up.

I also highly recommend the online seminars. They were SO helpful. They can show you how to swaddle right there in the video!

She also wants to give one of you one of the new Moms On Call book! It's for 6-15 months! If you don't need this, let someone know that does! Or, it would definitely make a great gift. You can find out more about the book here.



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67 comments :

  1. Excited about this giveaway! I would love to know how to transition into eating solid foods.

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  2. I would love to win, even if it's just to give the book as a gift! :)

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  3. What a great giveaway! My second baby is coming in about 2-3 weeks and this will help me tremendously. My first didn't really have issues sleeping but I know that it's now a different ballgame that I have a toddler.

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  4. I have been contemplating a phone consultation but mainly to get the e-mail support. How in depth can you get with that? Can I e-mail our schedule and get advice on how to tweak it, or does it just cover specific questions with quicker answers? Also, the book would be a great addition as our son will be 6 months in September.

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  5. I used their online seminar for my newborn last fall and LOVED it! I will definitely use their method for any future children. My child was sleeping long stretches at an early age and so many new moms were envious..the system works!

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  6. I would love to win to pass on the book to friends that are currently expecting!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! We are trying to get pregnant with our second baby and could really use some sleeping tips! Thanks!

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  8. My first child was a dream as far as scheduling is concerned. My second? we're at 7mos and still no schedule or good sleeping at night. I definitely need the help!

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  9. as mother of 2 (I have a nine year old and a 4 1/2 month old) I feel like I am literally starting over like a brand new mom. there are so many things that i just don't remember about the first time around. I would love to be able to use this book as a reference.

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  10. I would love to learn about newborns sleeping through the night.

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  11. I so need to remember Moms on Call when the time comes to have another baby!! They sound like lifesavers!

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  12. I NEED this! My 6 month old still wakes up every 2 hours during the night! I think we both need more sleep!

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  13. My almost 6 month old is a HORRIBLE sleeper! We're lucky to get 3 hours out of her before she wakes up and will NOT be put back down. She "sleeps" on me for the rest of the night. Sometimes waking up 3-9 more times to "eat" or we might just stay awake for 3-4 hours at a time. I NEED help!

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  14. Oh wow!! What a great giveaway... I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant with my twins and completely terrified of how feeding and getting them on schedule is going to work. (I have a 3 year old son- but never have 2 at the same time!!)

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  15. Excited about the book! I'd love to know any and all information, seeing as I am about to have my first baby at home!

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  16. I would love to win this book!

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  17. What a great giveaway! I'm pregnant with our first and starting to get nervous about our future zombie states. We definitely need this book!

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  18. My little man will be three weeks tomorrow and the nights are starting to get rough. Moms on Call would definitely be helpful!

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  19. This sounds so helpful! Heaven knows I need all the help I can get to figure out how to take care of these precious girls coming in December!

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  20. I would like help with temper tantrums!

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  21. I would love to have the book! I have utilized two of the online seminars and they are excellent!

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  22. I'd love to give this a try on my next baby. I would lend it out to my sister for now though...she just had her first!

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  23. Always, sleep is my #1. I can't get enough of it, but getting the kid to sleep isn't always so easy.

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  24. My little one is coming in October so I need help with everything!

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  25. I am in desperate need of a full night's sleep! I also would like to know how to get my baby on a good schedule!

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  26. My boy is pretty good at sleeping through the night but the times he wakes up nothing will calm him until I rock him back to sleep. I'm hoping there's a technique for self soothing !

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  27. My little one sleeps well at night, but not a good napper. I need help getting him out of his swing and on a better schedule!

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  28. I recently bought the newborn seminar and book. Love them. Id love to have the email support to help with feeding questions in the beginning.

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  29. I'm not a mom yet but I think this company is an AMAZING idea! I can't wait to use it!

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  30. I would love all the advice we can get. We're on;y 10 weeks along but I'm sure 0-3 months will come quickly :)

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  31. I would love to find out more about babies schedules and how they change as they become toddlers, and to pass this book around to my friends who are moms!

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  32. So excited for this book. I have a 7 month old and would love to know more about feeding and teething.

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  33. I would love to know more about getting my 6 month old to sleep though the night. He has digestive issues which wake him up. Maybe there is something I'm missing that can help him learn to soothe himself and go back to sleep.

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  34. We never had to let E cry much either since we started Moms on Call from the beginning. She has NEVER woken up at night... ever... since she was like 5 weeks old. PRAISE THE LORD!

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  35. I am SO thankful for Moms on Call. I have a 5 month old and would LOVE to have the second book to help with starting foods.

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  36. I have a 10 month old having sleep regressions and would love to see if they have any suggestions! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  37. I have a 6 week old so this would be great! :)

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  38. I have a 1 month old and would love to learn about how to begin stretching time between nighttime feedings.

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  39. Would love this giveaway.... Especially since we will be having our first baby in just a few short months!

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  40. Would love to win this! I am also a mom of twins and could really use the information!

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  41. We're about six weeks away from welcoming our first little girl into our family. She has two older brothers. Any help we could get will be great. Time will be of the essence!

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  42. I have a six week old and am about to go back to work in a few weeks. I have two older kiddos as well, and am very much in walking zombie mode! Def need help with sleep. :) Great giveaway!!

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  43. Awesome giveaway!! I would love to win this for a friend.

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  44. I'll take all the help I can get! :) Everything is new to us! :)

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  45. What a great giveaway! Even though I have a 5 year old, it's so different with my 4 month old already. They were both/are both super easy kids, but still always looking for more suggestions, thoughts, etc.

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  46. thanks for the great giveaway! would love to become more knowledgeable!

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  47. Fletcher is 4 mths now...just in time for the giveaway!:-)

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  48. I wish I would have heard about this service when I had my first child. I felt like a MESS!!

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  49. Our son is 11 weeks old and would love any tips to get more sleep!

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  50. My twins arrive in October and I'd love to read this!

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  51. Now that our baby is needing discipline and we are really focusing on trying to introduce a sippy cup and wean, I'd love to read the MOC take!

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  52. I have boy/girl twins too, and they just turned 6 months old. I have had so many questions about introducing solid foods and how that is going to affect their current schedule. I've read your blog for over two years now and love the fact that we both have twins :)

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  53. i actually just bought their first book yesterday! our little one arrives in february!

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  54. Even if I don't win the book finding out about Moms on Call could be the answer to our prayers.
    God Bless!

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  55. Would love to have some advice on getting longer stretches at night for my 2 month old!

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  56. We've been doing moms on call since our son was 2 weeks! He's 4 months now and i'd love the new book! Their plan works!

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  57. I would love help with developing a schedule and sleep routines!

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  58. I just know Marianne would be excited if I won this book!

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  59. would love the MOC book! awesome giveaway :)

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  60. I am due with my first in October this would be such a blessing!!

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  61. I have a three month old and am just starting to think about sleep training and getting him on a schedule. This would be perfect!

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  62. I need this book!!! I have an almost 6 month old baby boy and we could use some serious sleep help :)

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  63. So excited about this giveaway! My hubby and I are in the process of trying to have a baby, and I would love to have this for the future!

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  64. My sweetie, Presley, turns 6 months on Aug 8, so this is perfect timing for me to help her learn everything she needs to be the best baby she can be! Hope I win!

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  65. So excited about this giveaway! I am having twin girls in December, and would love to use this book.

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