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Top 5 Newborn Products

Top 5 Newborn Products

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Thanks for checking out the products I love.  Below are a few extra details on the products with links to where to buy! Hope you enjoy!

Haakaa: If you didn’t know the Haakaa Breast Pump is made of 100% silicone and sticks to any flat surface with its suction base. The increased capacity lets you express even more milk at once!

Hatch: If you didn’t know this is a sound machine, night light and a time to rise alert machine all in one!

Ollie Swaddle: If you didn’t know the Ollie Swaddle reduces waking suddenly due to the Moro reflex or spontaneous arousal and helps to maintain supine position.

Ollie Swaddle and DockATot
Swaddle & DockATot

Binxy Baby: If you didn’t know the Binary fits most standard grocery store carts (even a Costco cart at the narrow end)!  It can hold the car seat and support up to 50 pounds in weight.  Ideally used for babies approx. 6-8 months until they sit up on their own.  ***BONUS ITEM*** Lulabu Soothe Shirt:  If you didn’t know this is a “kangaroo” pouch that allows you to baby wear with out the hassle of a wrap or carrier.

Binxy Baby
Binxy Baby

DockATot: If you didn’t know the DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger.  It comings in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months).

All of these products are lifesavers in the newborn days.  Make sure to check out the video on my thoughts on each product and why I love it!

I am getting a lot of questions on the nursery and how the rug I talked about HERE is holding up. The nursery is almost complete (2nd kiddo problems).  The Lorena Canals rug is wonderful.

What are your must have newborn products?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

baby, Family, Fashion, Favorite Things, love, Maternity/ Pregnancy, OOTD, Things I Love

Year ONE

 

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As I sit back and reflect on the last year I just cannot believe how fast it has come and gone.  The saying is true that minutes can seem slow but the months go by so fast. Tripp has taught me so much in such a short 12 months.  These months have taught me patience, empathy and to be more care free. My type A personality has definitely been challenged but in a good way!

So, I thought to wrap up twelve months of motherhood, I would give you twelve tips I’ve learned.

  1. Don’t be afraid to take the baby out.  It is a big production but it is worth your sanity to get out and about.
  2. You do you.  Go with your gut.  If you need to sleep train do it, if you want to give the baby a Paci do it.  Don’t worry about the judgmental moms out there you need to do what is right for you and your family.
  3. Do something for yourself every once in awhile.  Coffee with a girlfriend, a pedicure… anything to help relax and rejuvenate.
  4. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.  The crying is HARD but I PROMISE it is temporary.  Positive self talk is very important in those days with lots of crying and little sleep.
  5. Get a yeti cup.  If not you will reheat your coffee 5 million times a day.
  6. Find a good support group.  You will have a million questions and that group will save your sanity.  DR GOOGLE IS THE WORST SUPPORT GROUP.
  7. Take a shower.  Put the baby in a bouncer or a safe space and take 5 minutes for yourself.  You will feel like a new person.
  8. Breastfeeding is HARD.  I will say after 6 weeks for me it got significantly easier.  We have made it to one year and I am so proud that we did! But do what you and your baby need. FED IS BEST.
  9. Buy yourself something cute. Those first days are hard but having a nice fresh (stretchy and comfy) outfit does a world of good.
  10. Continue taking your pre-natals and have lab work done to make sure all your levels are good…. turns out I was vitamin D deficient and once I started taking supplements I started feeling SO much better!
  11. Ask for help.  Even if it is just for 30 minutes when you need a break you need a break.
  12. The kitchen doesn’t have to be spotless.  This is the hardest lesson for me… they say to sleep or rest when the baby is resting but I tend to try to tackle the never ending to do list.  I have tried my best to learn that it is ok if the house isn’t perfectly clean for one day or if the laundry waits an extra day. The stress is NOT worth it.  Spend this time with the family and worry about the chores another time.  Honestly, sticking to a schedule has really helped me to not feel overwhelmed by the amount of things to get done in a day!

What are your tips for first year moms?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

PS Aren’t are pictures the cutest?! Shoutout to photo guru Chandi!

PPS Here are the outfit details: floral dress [under $25!], Cold Shoulder Top, Jeans, Sandals.

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Beauty, Dates, Favorite Things

LuLaRoe Love

Okay y’all; being a mom of a high needs baby [more about that later], I am looking to stay fashionable but comfortable. LuLaRoe has made that SO easy.

They have signature styles that I can easily purchase and add to mix and match into my collection.  The leggings are seriously AMAZEBALLZ. SO soft.

I love that you can stay classic with solids but that they also have fun prints too! Styles range from comfortable to work place classy so there really is something for everyone.

Many pieces work for breastfeeding and could easily transition into pregnancy wardrobe.  WHICH I LOVE.  There are very few “pregnancy” pieces that I purchased because I love things that have more than one use.  This brand is perfect for that!

For those of you unsure about sizing, consultants are great at helping.  For reference I am 5’2″ and about 115-120lbs. Also, for the busty girls I am a DD-DDD just to help you out.

Okay first off here are the leggings.  I am an OS.  I have not tried tween yet but I think I maybe able to wear them. These are what LLR is known for.  They are so soft and flattering!

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The Nicole: This is my favorite dress! It is so flattering but so comfy! Also, it is easy to nurse in. Something that many of my pre-baby dress are NOT.  So this has been a great piece to add to my wardrobe.  I am an XS.

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The Amelia: Oh this dress is so fun! It has a great zipper detail and you can wear the zipper in the front or the back! It also has pockets!  I am wearing an XS.

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The Carly: A very comfy and versatile dress.  You can style it a TON of ways.  You can pull this dress off around town with some chucks on or heals for a date night! I am wearing an XXS.

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The Cassie: A fun skirt.  Great for work! It has the stretch of leggings but looks so professional.  It is so comfortable too not tight and constricting like most skirts! I am an XS but could do a Small as well.

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The Lindsay is a fun layering piece since it is a kimono.  This has been perfect for wearing with nursing tops! This is a small.  If they made it in XS I would probably get that but alas they don’t.

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The Classic Tee [Left]: Love this shirt to wear with leggings or to rock with a pair of jeans! I am wearing and XS.

The Irma [Right]: A wonderful tunic top.  Can wear a ton of ways! I am wearing an XXS.  I will say I have a few of these and the back length varies a little bit but all are pretty long!

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**I also have a maxi skirt not pictured that is an XS.

Here are links to my FAVORITE consultants! Be sure to tell them how you found out about LLR.  If you have questions let me know and I would be happy to help!

LuLaRoe Jenna

LuLaRoe Christina

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

Dates, Favorite Things, Maternity/ Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Versatile [pregnancy] Style

Style and function is something that I have been looking for when I enter the new mom world.  Harper and Bay came across on my instagram account and I fell in love!

This dress not only works now during my pregnancy days but it has cute zippers to make breast feeding easy! I will probably even wear it when I am out of those seasons of life!  I have heard over and over again from my mom friends that finding clothes that make breast feeding easy can be hard to find… Especially dresses! These are seriously so perfect and Harper and Bay carries great on trend styles!

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**In the top right picture you can see one of the TINY zipper pulls to unzip.  It zips between the light pink and dark pink**

PS I can’t wait to repost on this dress after baby Tripp makes his debut!

Dress [Harper and Bay]

Flip Flops [Tory Burch]

Jean Jacket [Similar]

Purse [Louis Vuitton]

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger