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Our Nursery Room (for now)

November 11, 2015

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Our nursery room is slowly coming together. Baby shopping is an extremely dangerous activity. Everything for baby is so small and cute that it just becomes hard to resist not to buy everything you see. Here is what we have currently in the room:

1) My hand painted nursery wall

2) Pottery Barn Kids Reese crib

3) Fox blanket

4) Lamb and Ivy Woodland Tales Musical Mobile

5) Naturepedic Organic Cotton crib mattress

6) Pottery Barn Kids fitted sheet

7) Fox mug for mommy

8) Ikea Malm dresser

9) Babies R Us change pad

10) Gap Baby onesies, bear claw gloves and bear claw boots

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My First Baby Shower

November 5, 2015

‘When is your baby shower?’… At first, I was quite against the idea of having a baby shower. It seemed like an event that people were forced to get us gifts. And then our best friends told us that gifts were only one part of the event. The main idea was for our dearest friends to show us how much they love us and they wanted to spread the joy of welcoming a new member into our circle of friends. Also, there will be food, tasty pastries and sandwiches… So, we said yes to the shower.

The event turned out to be the most amazing baby shower with the most delicious food like I was promised. It got fox cupcakes (our favourite animal), freshly baked scones, fruit and veggie kabobs, cake, multiple selections of finger sandwiches and macaroons.

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Everyone brought a story book to the shower and each of them was signed with a special message to our baby. When the baby grows up and reads the messages, she will know how much she is loved by her parents friends even before she is born.

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Outdoor Maternity Photos

October 19, 2015

I never feel comfortable having my photographs taken by other people. I just feel awkward with a frozen smile. However, I do want to leave some record of me being pregnant (after all this is one of the most daunting yet weirdly exciting time of my life). I have decided to do my own maternity photos with a tripod and remote control. And here is the first of the series…

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Nursery Wall Idea

October 6, 2015

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For our new nursery, we want it to be really fun and colourful. I’m not a big friend of wallpaper or wall decal, so naturally when my designer brother offers to paint my nursery wall, I know I can count on him to bring my vision into reality.

There are a few must-have items I want on the nursery wall:

1) A bear

2) Simple and bold background

3) Gender neutral colour

After going to my friend Pinterest for some advices, I came across a post from Emily Henderson blog. That post gave me tons of inspirations and ideas. I created a mood board for my brother to illustrate what I’m looking for. A few days later, he gives me the design and it is exactly how I would imagine it…bear_wall

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Pregnancy Week By Week

October 5, 2015

Originally I want to take a weekly picture to document my pregnancy progress. It turns out I’m too lazy to do it weekly (well, I shouldn’t be surprised) and I’m highly unphotogenic when I’m pregnant. So I can only summon the courage to do three and here is the result…

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Free Baby Sample, Baby Coupons, Free Everything

September 30, 2015

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Everyone knows babies are expensive. I’m searching the web up and down to find free baby samples, baby coupons and sweepstakes. This list will be updated as I receive them:

Shoppers v.i.b. programs

Sign up on Shoppers website. You must be a Shoppers member to get the freebies.

Freebie: Bib, diaper, baby wipes, baby wash, Optimum coupons for baby products

http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/vib

Babies R Us

You must create a baby registry in store to get the freebies

Freebie: Newborn diaper, baby wipes, rash cream sample, baby wash, Playtex bottle, nursing pads, pacifier, baby wash cloth, coupons

http://www.toysrus.ca/registry/index.jsp

Nestle

Sign up on Nestle Baby website.

Freebie: Diaper bag, Nestle Good Start baby formula (340g), change pad, pacifier, 4 bottles of disposable ready to feed infant formula, diaper, coupons

https://www.nestle-baby.ca/en/register/begin?ref=/en

Similac

Sign up on Similac website.

Freebie: 8 bottles of disposable ready to feed infant formula, Similac Advance infant formula (352g), Similac regular infant formula (227g), coupons

https://similac.ca/en/similac-club

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Finding the Perfect Nursing Chair

September 19, 2015

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I have always wanted to buy an accent chair for our living room. Now that I’m pregnant, I finally have a reason to drop some serious money on the most comfortable chair ever… Just for ME… Well while holding my baby!

The search on finding the perfect chair is a lot of fun. I have never known how comfortable a chair can be until I try sitting in a nursing chair. It rocks, it glides, it reclines and it has amazing back support. Here are some of the nursing chairs I have tried and absolutely love. Now I just need to figure out which one to get…

1. Dutailier

2. West Elm

3. Dwell Studio

4. Monte