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Momm-eez Nurturewear giveaway!

January 19, 2010

Check out Momm-eez Nurturewear at Birth Boutique! “Nurture yourself and your baby.” These outfits are great for lounging, nursing and sleeping–even wearing out of the house!

I brought mine with me to the hospital during labor and wore it during recovery–soo comfy and perfect for breastfeeding the lil guy. I could live in this outfit! I wear it around the apartment a LOT and am glad it looks nice enough to wear out, too. The top also has small slits in the sides at the bottom to help accommodate that post-pregnancy belly!

*Snap down flaps for full access to breast

*Wide shoulder straps conceal your bra

*Soft and stretchy fabric for comfort

*Machine washable with minimum shrinking

*Outfits for all seasons: sleeveless or 3/4 sleeved tops, pants, capris, or shorts.. mix & match!

*Black with trim colors sage, pink, light blue or cream

About the Birth Boutique: created in 2001 by Shari Criso (mom of 2, certified nurse midwife, and board certified lactation consultant) with her husband as her business partner. In 2008 they created a breastfeeding DVD that has rave reviews (see OUR review – and giveaway! – of this DVD soon!) They offer classes, bra fitting services, a gift registry service–all designed to help out new moms! You can check out their products and find more information at their site: Birth Boutique.

Want to WIN? One lucky reader will receive their own set of Momm-eez loungewear!

Mandatory Entry (must do this one first before extra entries will count): Visit the Birth Boutique and tell me what other product from their shop you love!

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry – follow me on twitter

1 entry – tweet about this giveaway: “Win a Momm-eez loungewear nursing/maternity outfit from @babydickey! http://bit.ly/7uWuzK” (can tweet once per day)

2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – subscribe to this blog by RSS or email

2 entries – Subscribe to Shari’s Birth Boutique newsletter (right side of site)

1 entry – vote for us on Top Baby Blogs just by clicking this link (no other action needed)

3 entries – put my blog button on your site, leave a link so I can find it

3 entries – blog about this giveaway, leave a link to it

1 entry enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

**Giveaway ends January 27th, 2009, at 11:59 pm CST. Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

Goodbye umbilical cord!

January 19, 2010

Baby is growing up…. his umbilical cord finally fell off! Day 23. It was hanging by a thread when I changed him in the middle of the night and when we got up this morning, it was off… I found it inside his onesie. And no, I did not keep it…. haha, gross. But I did think about how he’s almost a month old already! And how exciting it is that we get to give him a real bath now!! (yep, the small things that excite us these days ;))

Cute lil belly button!


And I had to take a picture of the onesie he’s wearing… it says “I’m the fastest swimmer” 🙂

Sorry for the crappy quality photos, but I can’t find the charger for my camera!! These were taken with my phone…

and just because he’s adorable, this is Ryan sleeping on my lap this morning:

Baby’s First Journal giveaway!

January 19, 2010
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Glow Baby is the home of Baby’s First Journal–a comprehensive log book that lets you track eating, sleeping and diapering schedules of your baby! Founded and owned by a mom of 2, Glow Baby is dedicated to providing “unique and user friendly” scheduling tools for parents.

*Comes in green, pink or blue
*Portable–just throw it in your purse/diaper bag! (5.5″x7.5″)
*Contains 3 months of scheduling
*Track both breastfeeding and bottle feeding
*Space to include daily notes and mark off a daily vitamin and bath

I’m a list maker, which made this journal perfect for me! Before it arrived, I was trying to record breastfeeding timesand dirty diapers in the notepad app of my iphone. It was messy and annoying. Using this journal has been great! Especially for pediatrician visits. Also, it helps us see what kind of “schedule” the baby is on… even though he feeds about every 2 hours, I sometimes forget when I fed him last (my days and nights run together, I have lost all concept of time! haha). I know this will be extremely handy when I go back to work and I have to track pumping too.

Glow Baby has other useful products too that you should check out… medicine pads, shopping lists, to-do lists, and babysitter notes. Like I said, I’m a list maker and all of these items would make my life easier! Each of these notepads are only $5.95!

And great news! Glow Baby won the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award! So you know it has to be good 😉

You can buy Baby’s First Journal for $15.99 or the other notepads in the Glow Baby shop.

Or.. WIN one here! One lucky reader will win their own copy of Baby’s First Journal in pink, blue or green.

Mandatory first entry: Visit Glow Baby and tell me which color of journal you would choose: pink, blue or green

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry – follow me on twitter
1 entry – follow Glow Baby on twitter
1 entry – tweet about this giveaway: “Win Baby’s First Journal from @lindsayGlowbaby and @babydickey! http://bit.ly/7VB4mz”  (can tweet once a day)
2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – become a fan of Glow Baby on facebook and leave a comment on their wall
2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – subscribe to this blog by RSS or email
1 entry – vote for us on Top Baby Blogs just by clicking this link (no other action needed)
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – put my blog button on your site
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – blog about this giveaway, leave a link to it
1 entry – enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)
1 entry – follow the Glow Baby blog with google friend

**Giveaway ends January 26th 2009, at 11:59 pm CST. Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

3 weeks with baby

January 18, 2010
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Yesterday we hit the 3 week mark with Ryan. My days go something like this:

*Co-sleep with Ryan, in bed around 11pm
*Wake up about 3-4 times during the night to feed/change diaper (including around 4-5am when Steve gets home from work)
*Get up with Ryan around 9am
*Put him in his swing while he’s wide awake = I get enough time to go to the bathroom and pour a bowl of cereal before he starts crying (every morning, without fail)
*Sit on the couch and feed Ryan and let him sleep until Steve gets up around 2pm. (Sometimes I try to put Ryan down in his bassinet after he falls asleep on me, but I never get more than ~10 minutes… just enough time to grab a snack..)
*Steve gets Ryan and I get to shower (usually)
*Steve and I trade off with Ryan for the rest of the day until Steve goes to work at 7:30pm–if we’re lucky, we’ll actually get him to sleep for about an hour in his bassinet.

In other news… Steve sent me for a 30 min massage Saturday morning–it was heavenly! And we had a date Saturday night–we went out for dinner and it was sooo gooood. Grandma&Grandpa Dickey watched Ryan for us for a couple hours. It was a wonderful weekend, but SO exhausting. I think I’m still recovering from it! I’d kill for a full night of sleep 🙂

3 weeks old–with Daddy<3

What’s Ryan up to? He is awesome at holding his head up and he loves tummy time. He’s starting to focus and follow us with his eyes and we’re seeing lots more smiles–although they’re just gassy ones so far, we’re pretty excited to see a real one soon! 🙂

ModMomME: diaper clutch review

January 16, 2010
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I LOVE the products at modmomME. When I got pregnant I had never even heard of Etsy and this is one of the shops that introduced me to it and started the love. I swear, I’ve tried at EVERY giveaway and contest with modmomME’s products. I never won, but was recently sent my favorite item from the shop—the wipeME and dipeME clutch. With my almost 3-week old newborn, I brought this handy thing to my mom’s—prefect for diaper changes there!

modmomme clutch
It’s an all-in-one changing station! The front flap has a velcro closure… open it up and you have a changing pad (28” x 13 3/4”), a pocket for 2-3 diapers, and a spot for a wipes case held in by 2 elastic straps:

modmomME pad  modmomME wipes

It also has a little strap to hold around your wrist or snap to your stroller. This is PERFECT if you’re in a hurry, hate large diaper bags, to keep in your car, to give to a babysitter (or grandparents, in our case!), or for quick trips to the store. Sometimes a huge diaper bag just isn’t necessary, but then where would you carry your diapers and things? OR… another great idea is to keep this handy little thing INSIDE your huge diaper bag. If you’re out at dinner or something, you can just grab this clutch and run to the bathroom for a changing. No need to lug the huge bag (which still has other things you may need, like a change of clothes).

porta poo bag Ok, I just have to show you the other things in her shop. The first thing I saw of modmomME’s was the Porta Poo Bag. It’s 4 1/4” x 3 1/2” in size and holds about 15 plastic bags… for disposing of baby’s OR puppy’s messes! Sometimes you’re out and need a place to dispose of a dirty diaper… walla! And she has so many cute patterns, plus you can just attach it to your diaper bag, stroller or dog leash.

Next up… the Key Fob/Key Chain: slides over your wrist and you’ll never lose your keys! The Nursing Clip: hold a blanket/cover around your neck while breastfeeding.. or use it to hold up your baby’s blanket while they’re riding in the stroller! The Paci Clip: no more dropped and dirty pacifiers! This clips right onto baby’s shirt. The Bib Clip: this will save you when you’re out without a bib! Take a napkin or burp cloth and create a bib. The Nursing Cover: measures 35”x29” with adjustable straps. The neckline has boning sewn in so you can watch your baby!

About modmomME: Kristen is a SAHM of 2 kids who also claims to be a “boo boo kisser, translator- fluent in baby babble and toddlernese, monster exterminator, butt wiper, personal stylist, maid, circus tamer, chef, human alarm clock and calendar, referee, num num giver, tv operator, and many other job titles for which I cannot afford to remember at this time.” 🙂

You can find her at these places: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Etsy! Enjoy!

Parazul designer handbag giveaway

January 15, 2010

Introducing Parazul: designer handbags and accessories! Parazul’s products are inspired by the beautiful vacation destinations where they are sold: the Caribbean and Alaska. I was pretty excited to be able to review one of their products because they’re sold in St. Lucia–our honeymoon destination!! I thought it’d be a great reminder of our wonderful trip 🙂

What’s awesome about Parazul? You can design your own bag to match your style! They have a few different styles of bag and you get to customize the color, matching scarf and charm–all inspired by Caribbean colors and Alaskan wildlife. I was sent the pink scarf bag with matching pink logo scarf and Parazul charm. I love that I can order extra scarves in different colors to make it look like a whole new purse!

You know what I also LOVE? This is a large bag….. DIAPER BAG! I never bought one for myself (bought one for hubby instead). But now I have this! It may not be meant as a diaper bag, but it has multiple pockets inside and 2 exterior pockets. The bags are canvas, making them super durable, and the inside is a pretty blue lining.

In their shop, click here to see their bags, scarves, charms, and accessories (wallets). And go here for the fun: Build Your Bag!! Use our discount code and get 30% off the entire site!! Just enter PARAZULPERK006 at checkout!

WIN a Parazul designer hangbag here! One lucky reader will get the Classic Bag in beige with matching beige/black logo scarf and Parazul charm (seen below; retail value of $250!)

Mandatory first entry: visit Parazul and tell me what your favorite handbag is!

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entry – follow me on twitter
1 entry – tweet about this giveaway using a link to this post and @babydickey (leave a link to your tweet, can be done once per day)
2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – subscribe to this blog by RSS or email
1 entry – vote for us on Top Baby Blogs just by clicking this link (no other action needed)
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – put my blog button on your site, leave a link so I can find it
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments)– blog about this giveaway, leave a link to it
1 entry – enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

**Giveaway ends January 22nd, 2009, at 11:59 pm CST. Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

(Tomorrow’s New Mom Event: ModMomME diaper clutch review)

Dr. Carey’s Baby Care Kit giveaway!

January 14, 2010


Introducing Dr. Carey’s Baby Care Kit! Dr. Carey is a dad and pediatrician with his own private practice in California. Included in his kit:

  • A 96-page book on baby care
  • Baby blanket for swaddling
  • A&D diaper rash ointment
  • GumDrop pacifier
  • Squirt bottle for (homemade) saline solution
  • Digital thermometer
  • Nose suction bulb

We loved everything in this kit… you can never have too many swaddling blankets, diaper rash ointment, pacifiers, or suction bulbs! We like to keep multiples of things like this around the house so they’re easy to access. Plus, this book has made for great reading! It includes colored pictures to help explain skin issues, how to swaddle, developmental stages, dirty diapers, etc. At 96-pages, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for quickly and the images help you to be sure you’re dealing with the right issue. We’ve already used it multiple times!

The kit comes in a nice package that Dr. Carey suggests you use as a memorabilia box for baby’s stuff! This would make an awesome gift for new parents at a baby shower or birth.

You can buy Dr. Carey’s Baby Care Kit here for $49.95 or… WIN one here!

Mandatory first entry: visit Dr. Carey’s and tell me which item in his kit you’d like to have the most!

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

1 entryfollow me on twitter
1 entrytweet about this giveaway using a link to this post and @babydickey (leave a link to your tweet)
2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – become a fan of Dr. Carey’s on facebook
2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – subscribe to this blog by RSS or email
1 entryvote for us on Top Baby Blogs just by clicking this link (no other action needed)
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – put my blog button on your site, leave a link so I can find it
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – blog about this giveaway, leave a link to it
1 entryenter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

**Giveaway ends January 21st, 2009, at 11:59 pm CST. Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

(Tomorrow’s New Mom Event: Parazul designer purse review & giveaway)