Yay, baby Simon is here!
And what better way to celebrate a brand new baby than by giving out free diapers and wipes — just think of it as Simon’s gift to you
Dave, Nora, and I are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker family… Simon John!
Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter about “sleep training” in my social media feeds — and while I honestly have nothing against sleep training, I know for a fact that it doesn’t work for everyone — even if you follow every single rule in those books.
If you’re a frustrated, sleep-deprived parent, you’ll want to read this post!
The whole feeding process has been a VERY long journey for Nora (and for me) — and one I promised I would talk more about.
So since I’ve gotten mass amounts of emails asking for more information about our “feeding journey”, I figure I better squeeze in this post before Baby #2 arrives and I need to start all over again!
Several of you have questioned if I’ll take a maternity leave or not… and what my plans are after this baby arrives. To be honest, I’m not sure!
Today I’m sharing my tentative “after baby plans” as well as a quick survey I’d be super grateful if you took. It should only take a couple minutes, and you could win a $100 Amazon.com gift card!
Since I made the baby quilt for our nursery before Nora was born, I knew I wanted to tackle another “quilt-type” sewing project for this baby — so when I saw the cute “Rag Quilts” on Pinterest, I decided they would be my project.
I’m happy to share that my quilts turned out really well and they were actually VERY simple to make. Come check them out!
Today is a day of love — and although I truly don’t buy into Hallmark Holidays, I thought it would be the perfect day to share a love story with you.
It’s not a traditional love story by any means — and it’s not even about Dave — but it’s definitely worth the read.
When it came to ‘baby wearing’ with Nora, I was totally against it — until I came to my senses and realized how amazing it actually was!
So today, I’m excited to give away the new 4G Carrier from Boba — it’s the cream-of-the-crop in terms of baby/toddler-wearing devices, and I can’t wait to use it with baby #2!
Looking for a REALLY quick and simple way to completely transform a blank wall in your home?
Pop & Lolli is an amazing company that creates HUGE fabric wall decals — specifically for kids — and best of all, the decals are all 100% removable, reusable, and “restickable”!
Can you believe we’ve made it through over 26 months of bathing a infant and toddler without a bath tub? It’s true, we’ve easily made due with infant tubs in the sink and Nora’s beloved blow-up bath tub!
Well today, I’m excited to give away the Angelcare Infant Bath Support — that just so happens to fit perfectly in our sink and inside Nora’s blow-up tub!
My “gift to myself” after Nora was born was a brand new set of comfy pajamas (such a good idea)!
I’m doing the same thing with baby #2 and I’m excited to share the super soft, super comfy line of P.J. Salvage pajamas with you today!
When we found out we were expecting baby #2, everyone told me we needed a gift for Nora from her new brother… and thanks to the Precious Little Tot Etsy shop, we now have that gift!
It’s an adorable plush elephant — and it’s so stinkin’ cute that we decided to give one away too!
Due to Nora’s sensory issues, feeding and oral care have been a struggle since the beginning.
Because of this, I’m thankful there are companies like MAM who specialize in high-quality oral care items for all stages of baby life — and I’m super excited to share a huge MAM gift basket with you today!
Over the past 26 months, it’s safe to say that Nora has made good use out our Angelcare Monitor!
Dave and I love our Angelcare Monitor and are excited to have another one for baby #2. I’m also excited to be giving away their newest video monitor today!
I honestly can’t say enough fabulous things about all the Glamourmom products — specifically their Nursing Tanks and Nursing Tops (which I basically lived in for 18 months with Nora!)
I’m so excited to be giving away some of the newest Glamourmom nursing gear today!
Even though everyone told me kids created clutter, it was still surprising to me just HOW MUCH STUFF kids bring into our homes!
I’m always on the lookout for space-saving kid-friendly items… and I’m loving this Lyft Booster Seat that folds down flat and is super easy to use!
Laundry is a never-ending chore for most families — especially families with lots of little kiddos.
However, with LaundryTree’s SoapNuts, you can make laundry just a bit simpler, and bit easier, and a whole lot nicer on the environment!
The Kushies Zolo Activity Mat is one thing I wish we had for Nora — and I’m so excited to have one for Baby #2.
I’m also excited to share it with you, as any new baby you know is sure to LOVE this activity mat!
It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2 here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with 12 fabulous giveaways — valued at over $1500!
This first giveaway is simply a thank-you gift from me, and is FILLED with all MY favorite baby essentials (plus an Amazon gift card for anything else you might want!)
My due date is officially less than one month away!
On one hand, 1 whole month seems like an eternity to be so physically huge and uncomfortable… But on the other hand, with only 1 month left, I feel like there’s a whole lot of mental and emotional preparations that I need to make.