Big City Moms Gift Bag

Big City Moms Gift Bag Review

I attended the Big City Moms Baby Shower in Miami this year and the Big City Moms Gift Bag was filled with awesome baby and mommy swag! The swag bag was filled with the goodies I have listed below and also I picked up a ton of other awesome swag by walking around meeting all the vendors. There was also a bingo game with big ticket prizes like the 4moms bouncer and Joovy Stroller. Check out the picture below with some of serious swag we walked away with! I thought I was going to have to walk this to my car, but they have transportation for your bags and will walk you to your car. What service!?

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The Mother of All Baby Showers

I attended The Mother of All Baby Showers a few weeks ago and had a blast checking out all the new brands and new goodies from the old brands. Cami is an infant, and I love finding good stuff that will help her learn and play. Also, I love finding ways to keep her safe that never occurred to me. Like the bumpers that go around the individual bars. They are called Wonder Bumpers! I am serious considering getting a set for Cami’s crib.

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Camilla Gray!

A little over a month ago, I gave birth to the love of my life, Camilla Gray. She came in to the world during a planned c-section in early July. She was 9 pounds 2 ounces, 21 inches, and was born with a full head of black hair. I have been recovering from my c-section for the past few weeks and I am finally starting to feel normal again. It does not help that I have not been sleeping as much as normal, but even with the lack of sleep, I am getting better. I just started really dressing her up in the outfits that everyone has bought for her. She’s actually already in size 3 month clothing. She went through the newborn clothing in about 2 1/2 weeks. As soon as she regained her birth weight, they started getting tight.

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5 Must Haves for Moms Post C-Section

My C-Section was planned because of the size of my daughter. She was estimated to be over 10 pounds, but came out 9 pounds 2 ounces. I had gestational diabetes that causes babies to be born at a higher birth weight. As with any serious surgery, you cannot really plan for the pain involved. Luckily, … Read more

Pregnancy Safety During Summer

Being pregnant during the summer can be very uncomfortable. You are already hot and the temperature increasing makes it more unbearable to be outdoors. Having a safe pregnancy during the summer does not mean giving up all the fun summer stuff. Whether you are in your first trimester or last trimester of your pregnancy, these pregnancy safety summer tips are important to follow throughout your pregnancy. If you have any questions, make sure to run them by your doctor!

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Diaper Bag Checklist

As a new mother and self-proclaimed fashionista, I have been shopping for a diaper bag since I found out I was pregnant. I bought a Kate Spade Polka Dot diaper bag, was given the Coach Bag pictured below by my dad, and was give a red bowler by Lassig. My husband received a manly diaper bag by Skip Hop at the shower from some friends. I think this covers me for all my diaper bag needs. Luckily, they are all cute enough to be worn again as regular bags. The Kate Spade bag is the largest and could easily fit all the stuff listed on my diaper bag check list. If I am going to be out all day, I will be taking the Kate Spade diaper bag, but if I only going to be out for a few hours, I can use the Coach or the Lassig bag. As you can see from my check list, the longer you will be out, the more diapers and stuff you will need.

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Beach Chic

I have not been to the beach in quite some time since we bought a house with a pool, but that does not mean I should stop looking beach chic this summer! Beach hair waves are so fabulous and I wish I had the energy to do it myself everyday! I have natural waves in my hair, but it’s just not the same as getting your hair done. I love the new era of hair salons where you can go into a salon and completely avoid the hair dye smell and just get a great look for a night out or photo shoot. My friend, Sahily of Pretty In Pigment hosted a blogger party at the local SoBlo Salon where they did everyone’s hair and makeup artists from Neiman Marcus YSL counter came to put the finishing touches on out summer looks!

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Leopard Print Trend

Leopard is a timeless print that can be worn by women of any age. My daughter just got a ton pink leopard outfits and shoes at my baby shower and I wear leopard print all the time and have been since college. There was a short period of time when I was anti-leopard, but that was during a very impressionable period of time in my life when I followed magazine advice to religiously and it was list on the out of style list. How times have changed!?

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Hospital Bag Checklist

I am putting together my hospital bag right now as the baby is coming very soon. According to my last ultra-sound at 35 weeks, my baby is 1 ounce shy of 8 pounds. That is amazing and I am sort of freaked out by how big she is. I am scheduled for a c-section because of her size on July 9. To keep my mind off of the c-section, I am packing my hospital bag with the use of my hospital bag checklist. When I say hospital bag, I mean hospital bags as I do not own a bag that will fit all of the things that I might need.

Hospital Bag Checklist

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DIY Noodle Massager

My husband and I took a Lamaze class recently and the instructor had a noodle massager that felt amazing on my back. She taught us how to DIY Noodle Massager. It is a great way to relieve pressure on your back during labor for almost no money. It is used like a rolling pin on your back and can give relief to your support person. Labor can be a very long process exhausting the mother and the support person.

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Beach Cover Ups as Maternity Tops for Spring

There are so many awesome beach cover ups to use as maternity tops out there. I wrote about wearing beach cover ups as maternity tops in the fall.  I found another one from Victoria’s Secret. I bought the bathing suit to match, but I have to wait until I go down a bra size before I can fit in it. Bigger boobs…benefit or draw back of pregnancy?! If you’re small on top, then I say benefit. If you are starting at a D, then I say draw back. At this point, my boobs are the least of my problems!

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How to Wear Crochet Vest

I found this amazing crochet vest in a chartreuse that is very 70s at Plato’s Closet. It has been sitting in my closet for a while I figured out how to wear a crochet vest. The challenge for me was not making the outfit so 70s or grandma. I put together the crochet vest with knee length checkerboard print skirt to add some rocker to the outfit.

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Sexy Maternity

Pregnant women can be sexy too! There is such a thing as sexy maternity clothing! I am a very curvy fashionista and pregnancy has just added an additional curve that I truly love. If pregnancy was only the belly minus all the other symptoms, I would be completely down with doing it again. My pregnancy has been rough! I am especially not loving the swelling lately. You’ll notice that my feet are not in the pics. That is because they are giant!

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Camo Chic

Camo is a print that normally reserved for the military and white trash. Did you see Honey Boo Boo’s mom’s wedding? It was a gown of camo and frightening! I believe that it is possible to make camo chic with a few pints to keep in mind.

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