Motherhood Essentials Giveaway!

Good morning mamas! Ohh.. I am bursting at the seams I'm so excited about this amazing Motherhood Essentials giveaway that I get to host today in part with PacaPod. When I was asked to host this I couldn't wait to reach out to some of my favorite brands to donate some items to one lucky mama! In my opinion these are my motherhood essentials and just make the whole new mama thing much more enjoyable, fun and stylish. :)

This giveaway is open to US and UK entrants only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Read on for prize details and entry options below. 

For Mama

PacaPod is the only designer baby bag on the market with the clever 3 in 1 organisation system (designed by a mum herself), which includes an insulated feeder and changer pod to store baby’s essentials. I own a couple PacaPod diaper bags and they are pretty dang awesome. I always get compliments on them because they don't look like a typical diaper bag. Take my Firenze, pictured above, for instance. The leather is so creamy and the gold details are so stunning. It has the look and feel of a designer handbag which I love.
Prize: 1 Changing Bag of the Winner’s Choice

Promptly Journals makes it easy to remember the little details of life with your baby. This beautiful journal includes prompts that are tailored to every phase of your child’s life, from pregnancy through the teenage years. I've already started filling my Promptly Journal up everything Finley and I already can't wait to give this to him for his 18th birthday. Yep, it has entries from conception to 18 years. I'm so excited to get one for Copeland as well. This little journal is so sweet and a total game changer to the baby book world. 
Prize: Shop Credit for 1 Journal

Fillyboo Maternity offer the most beautiful maternity wear and bonus, most of the pieces are nursing friendly as well! I wore this dress up until I was 40 weeks pregnant and now I get to enjoy wearing it while nursing my sweet babe. This dress is an absolute treasure to me. I hope I'll be blessed with a daughter someday so that I may pass this piece onto her just as my mom passed on some of her beautifully embroidered dresses, that she loved, to me. 
Prize: A Dress of the Winner’s Choice

For Baby
DockATot has made a name for itself as the ultimate lounging, playing, resting and snuggling dock for your baby that you can take anywhere. This little dock is pretty dang amazing and nifty. Finn loves it and I think I'm needing to order a second one soon because anytime our DockATot isn't in use by Finn, Copeland snatches it up so quick! It's his go-to movie watching spot. 
Prize: $100 Gift Card to use towards a Dock of the winner’s choice

Oilo Studio is my new favorite you guys! And how fitting that we are using the collection "Finn". I know you mamas will love their modern and chic designs. And I love how soft this sateen sheet is for my sweet baby. 
Prize:  $100 Oilo Gift Card

Margaux and May designs sweet and sophisticated swaddle blankets in adorable printsI can't say enough good things about Margaux and May. I have so many swaddles for Finn. I went a tad overboard because holy! There are so many cute prints out right now but I've got to say that Marguax and May are by far the one brand of swaddles that we use the most around here. They keep getting softer and more plush with every wash and the prints are the sweetest around!
Prize: 1 Set of Swaddle Blankets in the Print of the Winner’s Choice

Winter Water Factory offers so many adorable prints and I love that their pieces are certified organic. We adore Winter Water Factory and I can't wait to get my hands on the outer space jumpsuit for Finn.
Prize: $50 Gift Card to Winter Water Factory

Je Porte Mon Bebe makes babywearing simple with their carriers and wraps. We love our PhysioCarrier and has been the perfect addition to our wraps. Even Josh was excited about this one. He loves wearing Finn almost as much as I do!
Prize: 1 PhysioCarrier

Nature’s Purest makes a wide array of products that are safe for sensitive babies and use the highest quality materials. My little chunk in his bonnet is the sweetest sight. This set makes the coming winter seem not so bad if I get to look at that cute face wrapped up in his Nature's Purest pieces. 
Prize: 100% Bamboo Knitted Blanket, Hat and Mitt Set - (it's also the same set that Princess Charlotte came out of hospital in!)

Moba Moses Baskets, I know you can't see this, but my little squishy is inside that cute basket sitting there, just a babbling away. I love that he will lay in there contently and I can easily move it from room to room while I pick up after Copeland ;) 

Prize: 1 Moba Basket of Choice

Good luck mamas! 
I'm SO excited for whoever ends up with all this amazing product from these great brands!

Motherhood Giveaway

Alpine Loop

We headed up the canyon to drive around the Alpine Loop this past weekend (along with about 1,482 other families) to check out the pretty leaves turning and it was insanely gorgeous! I get to take some of my girlfriends family photos next weekend so we went to scope out some places. We even decided to make a pit stop at a pull off to snap some family photos for ourselves. Copeland was in heaven running though the fields we found and Finley was just taking the scenery all in. On the way back we decided to head to a local burger joint and get some yummy sliders + fries for dinner. It tuned into a pretty darn good night. 

Also, this fall weather that Utah is having is so nice! I swear in past years it's insanely hot one day and freezing cold the next so we are totally enjoying this 70 degree breezy weather and the fun styles that come with fall.

Haha I had to add in this picture because Copeland was sitting on a log singing "sitting on a log and eaten it chomp chomp! Eatin' it! chomp chomp! Eatin' it!", while Josh snapped this picture of me and Finn. He is such a goof that boy! 

3 Things.

1. As much as I hate winter and snow and just wish summer would last forever, I'm actually looking forward to the cooler months so I can wear all the cute fall booties like these, these, these and these. Ughhh.. take all my money! 

2. Josh's company gives him a "spouse appreciation dinner" allowance each month and it's pretty much the greatest thing in the world. This month we went to Top Golf with our friends and it was our first date without Copeland in months.. so many months. Thank goodness for grandparents who love to babysit :)

3. The other night Copeland woke up at 4 am crying about his bum hurting so Josh took him to the bathroom to see what was wrong when I hear Copeland crying about how his bum is hot (diaper rash) so I jump up and get out the diaper rash cream and help him. When I go to tuck him back in bed next to me he looks up and in the sleepiest, sweetest little voice says "thank you mommy. I love you". You guys, I've never witnessed something so touching. It was the first time Copeland has ever told me thank you for helping him without me having to tell him "say thank you" or "what do you say?". I melted and decided right there I want 10 more babies ;)

Coffee Dates

sweatshirt / shorts - similar here and here / shoes old but LOVE these ones! / diaper bag 
hat / tee / shorts- similar here 
 swaddle / teether- our absolute favorite! / sunless tanner 

Before we welcomed Finn into our world and it was just me and Copeland, we use to go on little day dates together. We'd go to the park, to get frozen yogurt or head to Starbucks down the street for a little treat and sometimes stay for lunch. Since Finn our dates have been slacking big time. We kinda rarely leave the house unless Josh is with us because I'm that worried and anxious mom who is still figuring out how to maneuver outside the safety of our house with two babes. Things are slowly getting into a groove and so we've slowly been venturing out more and more on our own. 

I'm excited to start taking both these boys on day dates together. They definitely help us with our cabin fever while we I count down the hours until my little slice of heaven, Josh, walks through the door. I keep telling myself "the days are long but the years are short" and ain't that the truth! 

On another note Finn is doing so well you guys! SO so well. I'm working on a post that shares a little bit of the past few months with him since coming home from the hospital. But now that Finn is doing well, Copeland is starting to act out. When it's not one, it's the other right? Gosh, being a parent to two little ones is hard work. Trying to give both them the attention they need while still being a wife to Josh and also trying to find myself again and not get lost in all of it is definitely hard work. I'm getting there though. Very slowly getting there. 

Mommy Must Haves GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to be partnering with Bambobies, Mom Sense and Le Tote today for such an awesome giveaway! I think it's the perfect postpartum giveaway :)

Bamboobies: You guys, these nursing pads are amazing! I honestly wish I would have bought them when I first started nursing. Instead I used one time use scratchy paper ones. The Bamboobies are so incredibly soft. They would make a great shower gift or just get these for yourself instead of the throw away ones. I also love that I can purchase these at Target or my favorite, Amazon Prime! 

Breastfeeding is beautiful…but it’s not always easy! Our bamboobies® breastfeeding support products address a variety of pregnancy and new mom breastfeeding needs and really work (as our growing, vocal base of moms will tell you!). Mom-invented bamboobies® are premium, eco-friendly nursing essentials. 

MomSense: This is another product I wish I would've purchased when I brought Finn home from the hospital. Nursing is so stressful for me. I've had really great nursing babies but I stress myself out wanting to know if I'm making enough milk and if they're getting fed enough to keep them happy. This little app and headphones lets you know exactly how many ounces your little one is getting and you can actually see each time baby swallows as he nurses. It's pretty amazing technology! It keeps track of everything and gives you a report daily.

I remember during the night I was nursing up to 8 times! Neither one of us were getting any sleep and our doctor suggested putting him on formula. I would have loved to have been able to know if he was/wasn't getting enough milk so that I could figure out the exact reason he was waking up so much.

Made by moms, for moms. The Momsense Smart Breastfeeding Meter informs moms how much breast milk their baby nursed by providing real-time data and reports. Thus allowing moms to experience peace of mind, anywhere and anytime.

Le Tote: The last brand for our giveaway is Le Tote. An awesome clothing rental service that delivers outfits straight to your doorstep! I was talking to my girlfriend the other day about how hard it is to dress your postpartum body. After being pregnant for 9 months, I got use to dressing my pregnant belly but then once the baby is here none of my pre-preganncy clothes fit just yet and I really don't want to go out and buy a bunch of new clothes when I know that I'll be able to get most of this weight off... eventually haha. This service is great as you can tell them what your current size is and what type of style you like. They then will create 3 looks for you and you choose which one you want before it ships. Once you receive you can wear it for as long as you want. Once you send it back they will send you out a new outfit! You can try out amazing clothes in your current size without the commitment to purchasing them.

Le Tote is a fashion rental service perfect for work, weekend and everything in between. Receive a personalized box of clothing and accessories that you can wear as long as you want. Return and repeat all month!

I can't wait for one Lucky mama to win all of this! 
Enter below! Good luck mamas! 

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In sponsorship with Amplify, Bamboobies, Le Tote and My Mom Sense. All opinions are my own

Blooming Bath Time

^^must be pretty comfy! He always falls asleep during bath time^^
^sweet daddy^

Blooming Bath / Washcloth (on sale!) / Baby Shampoo / Nursing Maternity Dress (most amazing nursing friendly dress EVER!) 

** I wrote this post weeks ago when Finn was still having such a hard time. I'm so excited to share how things are going currently in a post coming up soon!**

We went and got some Grip Water today you guys and I"m really hoping it will help sweet little Finn. Yesterday was pretty bad. He was unhappy most of the day which was hard. I can't imagine what he must be going through during his screaming cries. My heart breaks every time. 

Bath time however usually always calms him down and he almost always ends up falling asleep. Maybe it's the warm water or the comfy Blooming Bath, whatever it is, we sure do love bath time around here! Our doctor told us though to limit baths because it can dry out their skin. Has anyone else heard this? So as of now we limit baths to once a week (unless we've been swimming or have been outside a lot oh! and Copeland is a different story. That kid needs baths nightly haha!) 

Copeland loves helping me with bathing Finn! He also thinks it's the perfect time to give his dinosaur a bath haha 

// just a little side note before I go, have you heard of or used Blooming Bath? When I saw this at Buy Buy Baby I already had a Puj bath in my cart but I mean really, who wouldn't want to lay on a big soft flower during bath time? I'd still like to try the Puj but Finn seems to really love this little flower. It seems so comfy not to mention It's pretty cute too :)