Friday, January 7, 2011

Fit into the Skinny Jeans! Shrinkx Hips Giveaway!

The struggle of a mom to stay haute always somehow involves weight, doesn’t it? I know one of my biggest fears when I found out I was pregnant had to do with the amount of weight that I would gain (and not be able to lose) during those nine months. If you have read this blog before, you are familiar with my early issues with getting back into my favorite pairs of jeans.

One thing that pregnant women are never told (well, one of the many things) is that part of squeezing back into those pre-preggy jeans may have to do with something more than just weight gain. A pregnant woman’s body begins to release a hormone called Relaxin which actually causes our joints and ligaments to loosen in preparation for childbirth. What does this mean? This means that in addition to the joy of childbirth, the stars are working against the haute mom to fit into all those hip clothes that were worn in the good ol’ days. For most, no matter how much you calorie count, exercise, or breastfeed, your post baby hips may have widened for good.

There is a solution. Upspring Baby, a company of fellow moms, developed a belt called Shrinx Hips to counteract this force of nature that works against us. The belt works with the hormone to actually narrow your hips back down to their pre-pregnancy. Because Relaxin stays in our system for eight weeks before the joints and ligaments harden in place, Shrinkx Hips provides constant pressure to gently guide your hips back to where they belong. It must be worn during the first eight weeks after delivery, is comfortable, and fits either over or under your regular clothing. It has an exclusive design so that you can control the amount of pressure on your hips to work towards the best possible result for you.

I received my Shrinx Hips on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in May when I was in the audience for her Mother’s Day special (just five days before my due date). Dennis Quaid was a guest (how handsome is he?!) who shared this product with all of us pregnant ladies in the audience because his wife is the haute mom behind Upspring Baby! In addition to modeling the belt (that was a sight), each one of us got to take one home! Click here for a clip from the show! I must say, now that I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, all of my jeans fit snug as a glove just like they did before. My only stubborn area has been my tummy thanks to all that skin stretching, but my hips were never an issue.

See how it works…


So for all of you haute moms out there who just gave birth, are about to give birth, or are planning to give birth again some day, I have a treat for you to ring in the New Year! Yep, I am giving away a Shrinkx Hips thanks to Upspring Baby! It normally retails for $54.99 so we are getting lucky here. Heck, if you know someone who could use this, be sure to enter. What do you have to lose? We can use all the help we can get after having our precious little ones so give it a shot! I did, and I am happily in all of my pre-baby clothes! My Shrinkx Hips is in a safe place awaiting baby #2!

To enter this giveaway you must follow Haute Mom publicly and tell me who you are entering this giveaway for. Are you pregnant, is it for your best friend, or maybe a thing for the future? Leave one comment telling me this and please include your email. You must do this before you complete any of the extra entries!

Extra entries – leave a comment telling me you have done each of these

  • Like Haute Mom on Facebook
  • Like Shrinkx Hips on Facebook
  • Follow Haute Mom on Twitter
  • Follow Shrinx Hips on Twitter
  • Follow Haute Mom on Networked Blogs
  • Visit Upspring Baby and tell me what other product you would like to try
  • Tweet about this giveaway (leave the link in your comment)
  • Post this giveaway on your blog (leave the link to your post

This giveaway is a good one and we are so lucky that Upspring Baby has been gracious enough to sponsor Haute Mom! The contest will end on Friday, January 21st at 9 p.m. PST. Remember, even if you don’t need one, all you haute moms know someone who does so enter!

55 comments:

  1. I follow you publicly (Kady) and am entering for a good friend :)
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  2. Like you on FB (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  3. Follow you on Twitter as AMomsWord
    kady@thbeerguy.ca

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  4. Follow you on Networked Blogs (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  5. I think the "Walking Wings" look pretty neat - wold save a lot of back pain!
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  6. I neeeeeed this!!! Just had a baby and have been shoving myself into prepreg jeans to pull my hips back into place. What a great concept!

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  7. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/scgirl816/status/23618575331758080

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  8. Following you on Twitter
    @scgirl816

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  9. i am a new follower , and i need this for my chubby self!!! after baby #4 , nothing looks like it should! thanks for the giveaway!
    http://divababies.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi,
    Nice blog!
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    Mika

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  11. I'm a public follower - thanks for linking up your giveaway with me and AAB on the Welcome Weekend Giveaway Linky!

    Michelle @ www.thingssentmyway.com

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  12. New follower from Saturday blog hop.

    Megan

    http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

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  13. Following you after fining Haute Mom on Upspring Baby's Facebook page!! I love the product and plan on using it after my little girl is born in March!!

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  14. i actually found your blog while shopping for this product, so that's so nice publicity :D i'm pregnant and due Jan 19th, this is number 3 for me, and my body was forever changed by my first one, so i'm excited about maybe getting some of that back!!!
    tracylittle@gmail.com

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  15. i liked your fb page!
    tracylittle@gmail.com

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  16. i liked shrinkx fb page
    tracylittle@gmail.com

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  17. following you as 'littleluckytracy'
    tracylittle@gmail.com

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  18. i'd love to try 'milkscreen' - i'm SO looking forward to my first post-pregnancy top shelf margarita!! :D
    tracylittle@gmail.com

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  19. I am following you publicly (elalona) and I'm entering for myself! I'm due in May :)

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  20. I follow you publicly and am entering for myself. I have a baby due in 2 weeks and my hips have expanded SO much during this pregnancy, I don't even fit into the maternity pants I wore in the 2nd trimester, so fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes seems like a dream!

    hugzeke@gmail.com

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  21. Upspring baby doesn't have a lot of products to choose from, but the walking wings do look like a good idea!

    hugzeke@gmail.com

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  22. i follow myself mverno@roadrunner.com

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  23. I follow your blog publicly through google friend connect. I would love to win this for my sister and I to share. She JUST had a little girl, so I would let her use it. My husband and I are trying for a baby this year so I would take it off her hands when she was done with it!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  24. I like your blog on facebook (Jessica Miller)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  25. I like ShinkxHIPS on facebook (Jessica Miller)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  26. I also like the Walking Wings from Upspring Baby
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  27. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/26920762040389632
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  28. I am entering for myself since I am pregnant and due March 7th. This would help me get my pre-pregnancy body back.
    diamond42377{at}gmail{dot}com

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  29. I like Shrinkx Hips on FB
    diamond42377{at}gmail{dot}com

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  30. I follow Haute Mom on Twitter as diamond42377
    diamond42377{at}gmail{dot}com

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  31. I'm a google follower. I'd like to win this for myself. My husband and I are currently working on making a baby. If one of my sisters beats me, I guess I'd let her use it first. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  32. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  33. I follow Shrinkx on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  34. I also like the blue walking wings. The interior print is really cute and this is a great price for this type of product.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  35. I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/27081255946297344
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  36. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    I would love to have this for my oldest daughter who is expecting our first granddaughter soon.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. I am a fan of ShrinkxHIPS via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. I would also like to try the Walking Wings.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. Follower, I'm entering for my friend Katie, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  41. I am a new, public follower and I am entering for my own Shrinxhips. Thanks! goodwitchglindaATgmailDOTcom

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  42. I would also like to try the Walking Wings. Thanks! goodwitchglindaATgmailDOTcom

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  43. I'm following your blog via gfc. I'd love to win this for myself...for the future. DH and I are trying for our first. Thanks for the chance.

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  44. I Like Haute Mom on Facebook - Amy H

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  45. I Like Shrinkx Hips on Facebook - Amy H

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  46. Following Haute Mom on Twitter - hillfam2005

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  47. Following Shrinx Hips on Twitter - hillfam2005

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  48. Following Haute Mom on Networked Blogs.

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  49. I'd also like to try the Walking Wings when the time comes.

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  50. i am a follower and i am entering for myself

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  51. public follower via GFC

    I would love to win this for a friend of mine who is currently pregnant. Wish I had one of these after my baby girl..that was 6 years ago and I still haven't got back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. Thanks for the contest and good luck to everyone who has entered.


    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I'm a follower! I would love to win this for my friend! :)
    hsemonick at gmail dot com

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  53. I follow your blog via GFC.

    I would like to win this for the event I ever become pregnant -- there's no way I want these hips getting any bigger than they already are!

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

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  54. I don't have any kids, but the Walking Wings look like they'd be a nice thing to have.

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

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