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Cayia’s 4 Month Update {And a Giveaway!}

I know this is going to sound cliche, but where is the time going? How is it that Cayia is already 1/3 of a year old. I blinked and it happened.  

So what’s new with baby girl? Cayia is a such a sweet girl. For the most part, she’s a really happy baby. She’s cooing and babbling a lot. It’s the cutest thing. She loves to laugh, especially at her daddy, and she just rolled over from her belly to her back a few days ago. She’s really starting to look around and respond to her surroundings. When she plays on her play mat, she bats and grabs at the toys that hang down. 

Porter loves his baby sister! He constantly wants to hug on her and kiss her (sometimes a little too much!) His favorite thing to say is still “She’s so cute!” and she’s one of the first things he asks about in the mornings. (I say one of because he often asks about waffles first.)  Cayia watches Porter a lot and Porter loves to announce “big smile!” whenever she gives him a big ole’ grin. 

I’ve been posting a side by side picture of Porter and Cayia each month because I love to see how similar they look. Here’ s this month’s sibling side by side. 

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Here are some other favorites!

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Don’t you just love baby headbands? I know I’m a little biased, but I happen to think she looks quite adorable in them. I love the way they seem to dress up any outfit, even a simple onesie. She’s also wearing one in some of her previous monthly photos (2 month, 3 month.) 

I bought these from Our Chic Littles–aren’t they the cutest?  I especially love this pink striped one that she’s wearing in her photos this month. I can’t wait to buy some more! 

Are you pregnant with a baby girl, do you have a baby girl, or do you know someone who does? Well, you’re in luck, because Kelcie from Our Chic Littles is giving away two headbands to two different winners! Use the giveaway tool below to enter!

This giveaway will end Tuesday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m. (central time).  Winners will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim prize. 

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Fairhaven Health: Fertility, Pregnancy, and Nursing Products {and a Giveaway!}

Disclaimer: This giveaway is brought to you by Fairhaven Health. I did receive the product in exchange for review, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

There are a lot of ups and downs when it comes to being pregnant, so when Fairhaven Health contacted me to see if I would review their pregnancy bundle, I couldn’t resist. After checking out the bundle, I saw that most of the products were geared towards the not so glamorous side effects of being pregnant.  I said “sign me up!” and I’m so glad because I probably never would have discovered some of these products if I hadn’t! 

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The pregnancy bundle is full of goodies that any expecting mom would appreciate. 

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The first item I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the Dream Belly Stretch Mark Butter.  I’ve tried a lot of store bought products, and I even experimented with making my own, but holy moly, I know why this has the word “dream” in the name. First of all, it doesn’t smell like the traditional stretch mark butter or cream. I don’t mind the cocoa butter scent, but the scent of this body butter is so refreshing to me. It has grapefruit and rosehip oil as two of the ingredients, and it is my new favorite thing. It is so moisturizing and it’s a “chore” that I look forward to each morning and night! 

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I was also excited to try the Tea-for-Two; it is designed to support a healthy pregnancy, tone the uterus, and relieve nausea and morning sickness. I tried it after I had gotten past the morning sickness stage, so I can’t attest to whether it helps with that, but I did not mind the flavor at all.  I’ve had it by itself and with a little honey, and it has a mild flavor either way. I think I will start drinking this more as we get closer to baby #2’s arrival, but I really enjoyed it the times I’ve had it so far. It is a loose tea, so a tea ball is needed in order to brew!

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The pregnancy bundle also comes with PregEase for Morning Sickness and Heartburn. Again, I can’t attest for how well this works with morning sickness, but I’ve been experiencing more heartburn and acid reflux lately, and I can say that I truly think these chewable tablets help. They are much tastier than Tums (in my opinion) and taking one before bed each evening has helped the discomfort I tend to feel when I am lying in bed. 

I am waiting to sample the last item, the Sitting Pretty Soothing Spray, until after birth, but is it strange that I am looking forward to it?  Every mom knows that it takes quite a while for those delicate areas to heal after giving birth.  And if there’s any tearing involved, just forget about it. This soothing spray includes witch hazel and other essential oils, all designed to help soothe and heal.  I (unfortunately) remember the discomfort I experienced after having Porter, so I know I will use this spray. It is definitely going in my hospital bag! 

If you’re trying to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, know that you will try to get pregnant in the future, or know someone who is pregnant, Fairhaven Health is a website worth browsing. They offer free shipping on all U.S. orders and they carry such a wide variety of products.  

And lucky for you, Fairhaven Health has agreed to send a pregnancy bundle to one of you! This would make a great gift as well, so this giveaway is not limited to people who are pregnant or trying to conceive.  In fact, the belly butter is reason enough alone to enter (pregnant or not!) Enter below!  There are multiple entry options to increase your chances of winning! 

 

 

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Some Changes to the Blog + a Giveaway!

I’m not much of a New Year’s Resolution type of person, but I did make some goals for myself in terms of this blog, and I’ve finally made some changes that have been on my to do list.

First of all, as you can probably tell, the blog has gotten a little makeover. I hope you like it. I’ve added some new features, too, so hopefully it’s a little easier to search and navigate. Let me know what you think!

Also, it’s taken me awhile, but I finally created an instagram (@babyblytheblog) that is purely dedicated to the blog. Please follow me here! I don’t have much posted yet, but that will change! If you follow my old account, you are welcome to continue. Nothing will change on that account. 

If you follow me and/or comment below, you can enter to win one of the beauty and skincare products (of your choice!) that I featured in my recent Natural + Organic Beauty and Skincare Products post. If you decide to leave a comment, tell me which of the beauty products you would choose if you won! 

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So follow me on instagram and/or comment below to enter the giveaway! 

 

 

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Royal Fluff Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway

When Royal Fluff contacted me and asked if I wanted to review one of their cloth diapers, I checked out their website and immediately accepted! 

Royal Fluff was started by a work-at-home-mom and the company aims for ultra soft, comfortable, 100% waterproof durable cloth diapers with original designs. They have multiple designs for both boys and girls, and they also carry plenty of gender neutral designs. Their one-size diapers  are designed to fit a baby anywhere from 9-35lbs+. 

Royal Fluff sent me this diaper several weeks ago, but I wanted to use it a number of times before I felt like I give it an honest review, and I have to say, I kind of love it!  

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Royal Fluff Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway!

The print is bright, and since most of my diapers are solid colors, I love that it is different from most of the diapers I have. The exterior of the diaper is made of a 100% polyester knit with a thin, flexible water-proof polyurethane laminate on the inside (PUL). 

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All those snaps means that this is a one-size diaper. Sometimes I am a little wary of “one-size” diapers as I’ve had a difficult time getting a good fit with some brands who claim to be one-size before; however, I can get such a snug and trim fit with this diaper. I do wonder if I would have been able to get such a snug fit when Porter was a lot smaller, but at almost 22 months, I can get a perfect fit! 

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The inside of the diaper is lined with a soft fleece that is safe against baby’s skin. The insert (stuffed in the pocket of the diaper) is made out of three layers of microfiber terry cloth. So far I haven’t had any issues with the microfiber, but I imagine that I will eventually replace the microfiber insert with a cotton prefold (Read more about that here.)  Compared to some other pocket diapers, this diaper does seem a little more difficult to stuff with the insert. 

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Overall, I am very happy with Royal Fluff cloth diapers. I would definitely not hesitate to purchase some of their diapers in the future. So far this diaper has worn well and washed well. There are no stains (as you can see) and I love the snug fit I can achieve.  Plus, Porter has never leaked when he’s worn this diaper, though I haven’t tried it at night, only during the day. 

Royal Fluff has been kind enough to giveaway one of their diapers to one of you! The winner will have the option of a boy, girl, or gender neutral print. Please enter below! 

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