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Packing for the Hospital: Pre-Packed Labor and Delivery Bag!

Just 38 days until Ladybug’s due date! Time to pack my hospital bag! So continuing my Virtual Baby Shower, meet Babytime Bags!

Without a doubt, packing for the hospital has been one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy for me. It’s up there with decorating the nursery. To me it’s like packing for a big vacation. We will leave our home as parents-to-be and return with a new little munchkin. SO EXCITING!
It took everything in me to keep from packing my bags at the start of my second trimester. When I’m planning a vacation I love to shop and get my bags organized weeks in advance. Of course the daily hygienic things I keep out until the day before, but sometimes I go as far as to buy new travel-sized things just for the trip. I keep adding to the bag as I go and it’s just a fun thing I like to do to build up the excitement of my impending trip!

It’s the same way with getting ready for my trip to bringing Ladybug home, but trying to remember everything for this trip can be a little stressful, especially since there are so many things to remember: Birth wishes letter, my adorable hospital gowns, Ladybug’s special hats… Plus all of the regular stuff people bring like shampoo and toothpaste.
Problem solved with one of the most glorious things I’ve seen in all of my pregnancy, the pre-packed labor hospital bags from BabyTime Bags.
The woman behind them is Nia. When she was pregnant with her first son she was under an enormous amount of pressure trying to find a house to buy and she ended up on bedrest for the month prior to his birth due to her high blood pressure.
She wanted to pack her hospital bag herself and just couldn’t leave it to her hubby to do (which can’t we totally understand?) Being the web-addicted person she is, I tried searching for pre-packed hospital bags. Figuring out what to put in the bag was a bit overwhelming too, so she was hoping this would help.
“I searched high and low with all manner of search terms and only came up with one company {which is still in business and shall remain nameless},” she said. “I wasn’t that enthused with the bag and was even less so when I received it. But it served it’s purpose and I added a ton of stuff to it.”
“I’m a crazy multi-tasker and had been trying to come up with a business to start, but was still looking for that business idea that filled a void. Voila! I realized, ‘Hey, there have to be other mommies-to-be out there like me, and there’s only this one company and they aren’t that great. And I know I can do it MUCH better.’ And from there Babytime Bags was created!”
She wanted to start her own business(es) because she knows how hard it is to juggle a family and a career where someone else calls the shots. “As so many other mompreneurs have discovered, while you may work harder when you work for yourself, it’s more rewarding and can be done easier when your time and location is flexible,” she added!
So check out her marvelous invention! They sent me a bbLux bag, stuffed with all sorts of goodies! In fact, so much awesomeness I decided to vlog about it! So watch to see the goodies!

I love love love it so much! There’s also a letter inside that has a reminder of other things to pack that aren’t included. Knowing that I’d need to fit my birthing ball and my hospital gowns in too, (plus bows, blankets and hats for Ladybug… Oh, and my husband’s stuff) I did get an additional bag to go with it to pack the extra things they suggest (and more). I got this adorable coordinating duffle from The Groovy Mommy Etsy shop! She was so sweet too, and the bag and monogram was only $25! So… if you need more space, check her out. They could match any Babytime Bag you get (my little discovery!)
Nia has been married for 4 years to her law school sweetheart and they have one son and another on the way (our due dates are close!!).

She loves to travel, especially to Barbados, and doesn’t have pets cause she says her 3 boys are enough, but she has some great new mama advice for me!


{New Mama Advice}
“I think the best piece of advice is not to be afraid to let stuff go. Don’t try to do everything you did before AND get adjusted to a little one all at the same time. That is hard to do when you are a multi-faceted, hard-working, multi-tasking person and you’re used to doing everything {and doing it well}! But until you get the hang of it {and that could take a year or 2} it’s okay to focus on baby/family and get to the other stuff when you can. Delegate {especially to hubby}. Make sure you get rest. And enjoy every second of your little one.”
Great advice from a great mama! So, would you like one of these awesome bags?

{Get One}

The cost of a Babytime Bag is nearly HALF of what you would pay if you purchased everything individually that is included in this must-have carryall (not to say how much time you will save!). Also, as you will soon find out, this bag will come in handy with your new little one because you can never have enough bags.

They are fun and stylish for one, two, or even three trips to the hospital. Later, your Babytime Bag can be used as a stylish diaper bag or an additional bag for overnight trips. Learn more about Babytime Bags by following @BabyTimeBags on twitter or “liking” Babytime Bags on Facebook.

You can buy one of these on sale from Babytime Bags. She’s giving my readers a 10% discount UNTIL the end of the YEAR! Woohoo! Use the code: “FUTUREMAMA10” at checkout!

{WIN One} GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
Or take your chances here first at winning a bbBasic Bag for free! What’s in it?

A gorgeous and versatile quilted luggage piece by Quilted Keepers® in one of three vibrant patterns, embroidered with thebbPram logo and personalized for the mother-to-be.

Te bbBasic comes with many practical and indulgent items, such as*:

Evian® face spritz

Preggie Pops®

Altoids® mints

fluffy socks

headband and scrunchie

organic lip balm

hand mirror

clock

“who to call” list template

a Milkband®

Lansinoh® cream

Lansinoh® breast pads

pen and journal

all-natural toothbrush & toothpaste

all-natural mouthwash

little twig organic body wash

little twig organic body lotion

plush slippers

flip-flops

luxurious sleep mask and ear plugs

laundry bag

bbReference Guide For New Mothers


And that’s just SOME of what’s in it, not to mention the adorable diaper bag you get to keep! So…. Want to win one of these bags valued at $125!?

{To Enter to Win}
Check out Babytime Bags and let me know your favorite bag and color in the comments section.
{For Extra Entries: Leave an additional comment if you:}

Leave a piece of New Mama advice (I’m gonna print them on cards later!)
-If you
RSVPd to the shower
-Leave a comment on my Youtube video or subscribe to my Youtube page
-Follow @babytimebags on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with a link!
-“Like” Babytime Bags on Facebook and write a wall comment telling her you saw her on my blog!
-Email subscribe to my blog and confirm your email subscription
-Subscribe to my blog using this feedburner
-Vote for my bog on Top Baby Blogs (it’s way easy) 1X pr day
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-Comment on one of my posts on my Project Pregnancy Blog
-Post about this giveaway on your blog
-Unlimited comments for commenting on any non-giveaway post during the giveaway duration

Contest closes June 8th at 11:59pm. Random.org will choose the winner!
Good Luck!
*Thanks Babytime Bags for sending me a product to review and for sponsoring the giveaway. No monetary compensation was accepted. Opinions expressed are mine alone.*


Love the bbLuxe in Paisley!

Joanna says:

I like the blue paisley color. What a neat idea!

Jessica says:

Love the pink paisley. I would give it to our birth mom as a special thank you. She is due July 25th.

Joanna says:

I’m a feedburner RSS subscriber!

Jessica says:

I like you on FB

Sarah says:

BBPreme in Paisley Pink/Purple! Love Paisley!

Kathryn says:

Wow, this is such a cool idea! I still need to pack my bag, only 28 days left!

Amy Lynn says:

Oh wow. What a GREAT idea!! I love the black microfiber bag. I can think of at least 3 different ways to use this bag! Genius!

I really like the blue paisley, but I think the all black is perfect. I had no idea the bag was so big when looking at it next to the door until the pic with it on your shoulder. This is definitely something for me to bookmark for the future.

The bbpreme in purple paisley! I love this idea!

Mrs. Cline says:

I like the Black Microfiber bag and I NEEEED this. Please and thank you. 🙂

Mrs. Cline says:

I “Like” Baby Makin(g) Machine on Facebook.

Mama advice: Get professional baby photos. Do the little ceramic handcast. Buy your baby something really special just from you that she can treasure when she gets older.

Dad advice: I so wish my husband (or anyone) would have thought to buy me and the new baby flowers for the hospital room.

The Georges says:

I “like” Baby Making Machine on Facebook!

The Georges says:

I RSVP’d to the shower!

The Georges says:

I “Like” Babytime Bags on Facebook!

The Georges says:

I have a link to your blog on my blog page =)

Busted Kate says:

This is a great giveaway! I love love love these bags. I’d have a hard time choosing a color, but I think the all black with pink symbol would be the way to go.

Busted Kate says:

I RSVPed to the shower!

The Georges says:

I love the Bag in any of the Paisley Designs, but my absolute favorite would be the Pink Paisley! It would be perfect for the little girl I hope to have soon!

Busted Kate says:

I am following Babytime Bags on Twitter!

Busted Kate says:

I just “liked” them on Facebook, and left a comment saying I saw them through you 🙂

Busted Kate says:

I *love* Baby Making Machine on Facebook already (you’re on Busted’s pages).

Busted Kate says:

I have your button on my blog.

Busted Kate says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!

I love the black w/ pink…so cute

Hannah J says:

I love the pink paisley. . .SO cute.

I tweeted about your giveaway @domesticprncs

The Georges says:

Another bit of advice would be:
It is okay to let your baby cry once in a while. If you have done everything you can for her and know that there is nothing wrong with her and she is still fussy, let her cry it out! It is easier said than done, but in the long run, this will help you out tremendously, but most of all, it will help her be a strong independent child who can self-soothe and thus be a more happy baby overall.

I ‘like’ babytime bags on Facebook

Jenn says:

I love the pink paisley since we are having a girl in July ! the bbBasic

Ashley says:

So cute! I love the bbBasic that’s black with the pink carriage.

Ashley says:

I have your blog button on my blog!

becca says:

i LOVE the blue paisley. this is such a cool item. i’ve never heard of anything like it, i guess because there was only the one other company. 🙂

becca says:

i’m a follower!

becca says:

i voted for you on top baby blogs.

I like the bbLuxe black bag with the green pram.

Mary Kathryn says:

I love the bbPreme in paisley!!!

DesignerSam says:

BBLuxe in Black with Pink (since I’m having a girl) embellishment. These are so neat, what a stress reliever!

DesignerSam says:

I just had my shower and my favorite “New momma advice” cards came from my dad- they were all things we did as kids (like pouring flour all over the kitchen and having a “snow day” inside) and how not to let your kids do that. =)

Otherwise my favorite (and most common) was not to let the small things get to you, babies are tough work and trying to do it all will just stress you out- which will stress out the baby… take it easy and be calm and that is how they will be.

DesignerSam says:

I liked babytime bags on facebook and wrote them a comment. Not sure if I need to write a comment for each of these, but I will. 🙂

DesignerSam says:

I liked your facebook page

DesignerSam says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

DesignerSam says:

I voted for you on Babble

DesignerSam says:

I commented on your Project Pregnancy post

Josie says:

I LOVE the Paisley!

Josie says:

Im your facebook buddy! 🙂

Josie says:

Voted on top baby blogs

RainSplats says:

I like the black w/ pink buggy.

Something else to add to your list: Comfy undies that you can just throw away after you get home from the hospital.
AND
notes on how to breastfeed.

Josie says:

Voted on top baby blogs

RainSplats says:

Breastfeeding advice:
Watch this:
http://video.about.com/breastfeeding/Breast-Feeding-Latch-Position.htm
-don’t be timid, get a good grip on your breast and shove as much of your breast into her mouth as you can. be quick!
-put the lansolin cream on your nipples after every feeding (even if your nipples don’t hurt yet)(baby can eat the lansolin with no harmful effects)
-if baby’s not getting a good latch, let her practice sucking on your finger before trying to re-latch:
rub the roof of her mouth (front to back, front to back)with the pad of your finger. It triggers her sucking reflex because when she’s sucking correctly, the breast will rub against the roof of her mouth like that. (try it with your own mouth to see what I mean)
-never pull your nipple out of her mouth. always break the latch first by putting your finger in the side of her mouth to break the suction first. Otherwise your nipple will hurt sooner.
-Don’t let baby fall asleep instead of eating. rub under her chin. rub/tickle the bottoms of her toes. Talk to her. Unwrap her blankets. the milk makes her warm and sleepy…she should eat atleast 10 minutes before falling asleep.
-for letdown, take a deep/relaxing breath and as you breath out release all the tension in your body and imagine it falling down into the bottoms of your breasts.
-baby’s neck can’t be twisted. (try swallowing with your own neck twisted all the way to one side – it’s harder/uncomfortable to swallow.)
-Jaundice: if she has jaundice, let your hubby give her just 1 bottle of formula each day until the jaundice is gone. (it’s tons better than keeping your baby in the biliruben suitcase your first week home and it totally works.) Your baby can handle one feed a day without getting confused. Just repeat the roof-of-mouth trick…and hubby will appreciate the chance to bond like that.
-pump in the hospital to help your supply come in stronger. pump the watery milk off the second breast while she’s eating…then baby will get more of the hind milk on the second breast each time you feed her.
-it’s normal for baby’s to lose weight in the first week. don’t let the pediatrician push you off breastfeeding.
-if you’re going to breastfeed, commit to 2 weeks. It can take that long sometimes for baby and mom to get everything worked out just right. After that it’s easy peasy.

This is such a fantastic idea! I LOVE the black microfiber bag with the blue pram. It matches my little girl’s (due August 31st) nursery perfectly!

I also RSVP’d to your original post shower post!

AND just voted for you on top baby blogs!

Deanna says:

BBLuxe in Black with Pink

Sarah says:

I’m your fan on Facebook!

Melanie says:

Love love love this bag!!! It is so cute I’m checking them out right now. Hopefully I will get one for my due date in Septemeber. Thanks for sharing!

Quiana says:

I RSVPed to the shower =)

Melanie says:

I have RSVP to the baby shower.

Melanie says:

I follow you on Facebook.

Melanie says:

I follow Babytime Bags on Facebook.

Quiana says:

I liked and commented on Babytime Bags FB page

Quiana says:

My fav bag is the BBPreme in black microfiber with pink pram logo!

Island Girl says:

wow what an awesome hospital bag! It definitely has everything you’d need! When I went to the hospital to have my first I didn’t take tons of what I should have! LOL!!! I love the pink paisley bag, its so cute!

Ashton says:

How stinkin cute!! I love those bags…

And you pack like I do.. I’m a planner. 🙂

In the next couple of days, I will be getting the go ahead for a new store in another state– and in anticipation of a new start, moving, etc… I have been packing up everything but the necessities in our house. Craziness. lol.. I can only imagine how I’ll be when I’m nesting for real.. 🙂

Have a great day!!

Nancy E. J. says:

I would love any of their bags! The blue paisley one is definitely my favorite though. Sooo cute and such a great idea!

Domestica says:

Oh the Bbpreme bag is so cute, I love the paisley. What a clever idea!

Ali says:

I really like the BbBasic bag since it seems to have everthing you need. Any of the other stuff you might want you can add in your favorites. I also like the black with the pink stroller because you can still get it if you are having a boy since it isnt too girlie

Ali says:

I RSVP’d to the shower!

Ali says:

I “like” Babytime bags

Ali says:

I voted for you on Babble

heather says:

Oh I would love to win! (You see, I’m expecting again…shhhh)
But I love the black bag with the hot pink carriage. That one is my favorite.

Jenna Wood says:

What a great idea! I love the BB Basic in Pink Paisley.
six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

I like the the bbBasic in blue paisley

I love the green one with the print, but I also like the black one that you have. 🙂

mi55sweet says:

i love the Black Microfiber bag!

Nashelle says:

I really like the simple black microfiber with pink pram. This would be so awesome to have when we make our way to hospital in two months!!

Nashelle says:

“Liked” you on facebook!

I RSVPed to the shower!

I subscribe to your youtube (TractrG1rl)

I “Like” Baby Makin(g) Machine on Facebook

I get your email: andrea.dippner at gmail.com

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have your giveaway button:
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Stephanie says:

Oh my goodness, how adorably cute and great is that. I would choose the Black Microfiber with pink carriage. My favorite bag would probably be bbPreme.

Stephanie says:

As far as new Mama Advice…always makes sure you have the leg ruffles out on pampers diapers or else you will have a soaked outfit.

Stephanie says:

I RSVP’d to the shower.

Stephanie says:

I subscribed to your YouTube page.

Stephanie says:

follwoing @babytimebags and just tweeted. (@tweetmomRN)

Stephanie says:

Liking Babytime bags on FB and commented.

Stephanie says:

Liking Baby Makin Machine on FB.

Stephanie says:

Subscribed to your feeds via email.

Stephanie says:

Subscribed via myYahoo.

Stephanie says:

Voted on Top Baby Blogs.

Stephanie says:

Voted on babble.

Stephanie says:

Left you a comment on your Project Pregnancy blog.

oh wow, this would be amazing. I really love this:

http://www.babytimebags.com/index.php/buy-bags/bbpreme.html

the design is so pretty

lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Stephanie says:

I LOVE the bbPreme bag! I love that they include a “pretty” hospital gown AND a nursing gown in it! I love the EarthMamaAngelBaby stuff that is in this bag! And my favorite fabric is the pink paisley.

Stephanie says:

‘Like’ Babytime Bags on FB

Stephanie says:

Wrote on Babytime Bags’ FB wall and let them know that I found them through you, and also added their button to my blog!

Stephanie says:

‘LOVE’ your blog on FB=)

Stephanie says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs

Added your blog button to my bog

Added your giveaway button to my blog

Stephanie says:

I think, as a future mama myself, the best advice I got from my mom regarding breastfeeding was to look up a La Leche League group in my local area. I have been going since 4 months pregnant, and have already learned an invaluable amount of information. I look forward to continuing to attend with my little Caroline, once she is born, for continued info and support! If you’re at all interested in breastfeeding, I’d definitely recommend you do the same! And buy the book ‘The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.’ It is the breastfeeding Bible, in my opinion, and it also talk a lot about the nurturing attitude/character of being a mother. Love it!

Stephanie says:

I’m a subscriber through Google reader!

Stephanie says:

I RSVP’d to your shower!=)

Rebecca says:

I really like the black bag

Rebecca says:

i’m a subscriber to your blog!

Sammy says:

I like the Black Microfiber with blue/turquoise color.

Sammy says:

I’m a subscriber via Google Reader

Sammy says:

I RSVP’d on the shower invite post!

Awesome giveaway! I really like the black bag with the bright blue 🙂

I love the pink Paisley bag

~Katey~ says:

My piece of mom advice~ Always go with your gut! If you think something is wrong and friends and family are insisting your baby is fine~ Call your Doctor!

~Katey~ says:

I RSVPed to your virtual baby shower 🙂

~Katey~ says:

I love the BBLuxe in the pink microfiber. It would be wonderful to not have to worry about packing a huge bag when its my turn to go to the Hospital. My due date is Aug. 1st, 2010.

~Katey~ says:

I subscribed to your youtube page.

~Katey~ says:

I liked Babytime bags on Facebook and told her I found her though here.

~Katey~ says:

I “Like” Baby Makin(g) Machine on Facebook

~Katey~ says:

I have subscribed to your blog via email 🙂

~Katey~ says:

I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs 🙂

~Katey~ says:

I have you button on my blog 🙂
-Add my blog or giveaway button to your blog (1 each)

~Katey~ says:

I posted on your Only first time mommy’s buy post at your Project pregnancy blog about diaper warmers 🙂

~Katey~ says:

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog That Jakcsy Family 🙂

~Katey~ says:

I left a lot of comments and for some reason I’m not seeing them.?! It said they were published. I’m confused 🙂

I like the black microfiber with the blue buggy.

I like babytime bags on facebook

I left a comment on babytime bag facebook wall.

I follow your blog baby making machine

I follow your blog for parent.com and love all of the blogs, lol.

Jamie says:

bbluxe in blue paisley is lovely!

bbluxe in pink paisley is my favorite. Annie (my future daughter) agrees.

Nashelle says:

RSVP’ed to the shower!

Melanie says:

Do not give up on breast-feeding unless you absolutely have to. With my son I had a very hard time with figuring it out and getting him to latch on. I kept trying and was pumping at first but didn’t have a very good pump which resulted to a breast infection. I decided to try again and get him to latch on and one day we both seemed to figure it out and he was breast-fed until 18 months. You can do it, the beginning may be frustrating but keep working on it and you’ll get there for sure!

Brie H says:

I like the pink paisley basic bag
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Brie H says:

My piece of new mama advice (not that you would do this because you seem so organized) but write things down because youwill forget – maybe not tomorrow but you will forget before you pull out the baby book – so either jot it down for later entry or keep the baby book handy.

Brie H says:

I RSVP’d to shower
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Brie H says:

I followed babytimebags on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/14373548311

Brie H says:

I liked baby making machine on facebook
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Brie H says:

I subscribe to your email
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Brie H says:

I subscribe via feedburner
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Brie H says:

I voted on top baby blogs

Brie H says:

I voted for your blog on babble
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Brie H says:

I have your button on my blog
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Sapphire says:

I’d love the blue paisley bag. 😉

Carrie says:

I love the black bag! Gender Neutral!

Carrie says:

Also, I just “liked” you on FB!

Christina K says:

I like the blue and green paisley.

Miranda says:

I like the the bbPreme

Miranda says:

I follow babytimebags on twitter @gtpgirl19

Miranda says:

I “like” babytimebags on FB Miranda Lewis Allen

Miranda says:

I “like” baby making machine on FB Miranda Lewis Allen

Claude says:

I absolutely love the Blue paisley!
claudecampeau@videotron.ca

i so love this. seriously. i would use it all the time…even after baby. i love the pink paisley.

advice: have baby tummy drops on hand when you come home from the hospital.

Liz says:

I like the bbBasic in black microfiber with the little blue carriage on it.

Mary Kathryn says:

I liked you on facebook

Brittany says:

I like the bbBasic in Black microfiber with the Pink buggy on it! What a great idea this is!

Tj and Amy says:

the bbLuxe in the pink microfiber is my fav. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy says:

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Tanya says:

I “like” on FB!

Tanya says:

I LOVE the bbbasic in pink!!! What a genius idea. And way darling bag!! I NEED that!

Tanya says:

Mama advice: Don’t cook for a month. Seriously. the best thing that happened to me when my second was born. I had everyone else take care of it. Cooking was the LAST thing on my mind and the last thing I needed to do. Sleep instead and don’t feel guilty about it.

Samantha says:

Great idea!!! You can’t go wrong with the Pink Paisley color!
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Samantha says:

Mama advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps! Always!

So cute and creative!!

Marcia says:

I’ll pick the bbBasic in the greenish Paisley for my daughter who is expecting in December

katzkids says:

I love the bbLuxe in blue paisley cotton.It’s really pretty and I love the contents.Thanks for the giveaway:)
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Honey B. says:

I’m all about the pink paisley, so cute!!

Honey B. says:

I follow @babytimebags on Twitter! @thehoneyb

Honey B. says:

I voted on Top Baby Blogs!

Honey B. says:

I’m a fan of Babytime Bags on FB!

Courtney says:

I love the bag with the blue pram. I am having a little boy in Sept.

Courtney says:

Like both of you on FB

Courtney says:

Tweeted about giveaway @_courtn3y

Courtney says:

I follow @babytimebags on twitter

Courtney says:

Commented on babytimebags FB page

Courtney says:

Voted for your blog on Top Baby Blogs

Courtney says:

Voted for your blog on Babble

Courtney says:

Added both of your buttons to my blog

Cindy says:

I like the bbLuxe-Paisley. Very cool bags!

Courtney says:

Left a comment on your youtube video under MrsCmp1706

Cindy says:

New mama advice: Don’t confine yourself too much because you’re afraid you won’t be able to juggle the baby and everything else. Get out of the house within the first 10 days, even if it’s just to go to the park. You’ve got to learn sometime; might as well do it as soon as you’re physically able to! I know lots of moms who end up with PPD, and the biggest reason is isolation.

Courtney says:

Email subscribed

Cindy says:

Email subscriber.

Cindy says:

RSS subscriber.

Cindy says:

Voted on Top Baby Blogs.

Cindy says:

I voted on Babble.

Cindy says:

I have your giveaway button at http://getalonghome.com

Cindy says:

I have your regular button at http://getalonghome.com

Melanie says:

I would choose the black with pink pram

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Melanie says:

another piece of advice for you is to sleep when baby sleeps and enjoy your baby. Try not to be a bundle of nerves and set high expectations. Soak her in and get to know her. Give her all the affection you want to, and go on her schedule for a bit.

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Melanie says:

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Melanie says:

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Melanie says:

commented on project pregnancy blog on what to buy

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Melanie says:

baby fb fan @melanie b

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Cindy says:

Almost forgot. I RSVPed, didn’t I?

Ms. Autumn says:

if i had the money, i’d get the preme with black mircofiber with blue pram

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I adore the ponk paisley and the b;ack with pink carriage. How ingenius!

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I like the bbBasic paisley bag in blue and green.

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I wold love to get the Preme Bag for my Best Friend- we were due 2 weeks apart- and even though mine was lost- I am still so happy for her and want to shower her with the best gifts I would have loved to have! 🙂

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My advice- after 2 kids 12 months apart- my only advice is: LET YOUR HUSBANDS HELP YOU! I was so OCD and wanted to do everything myself and be super mom- and I almost came to a breaking point. Let your husbands help you- They actually WANT to do so much more than we give them credit for! And you will keep your sanity! 🙂

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I love the the bbBasic in blue/green paisley.

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wow what an awesome idea!!! perfect for baby shower gifts for mom ! I absolutly love the paisly print bag, so adorable

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I like the black microfiber with green pram.

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So cute! I would love the the bbLuxe bag in black microfiber (with pink embroidery). Thanks!

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I like the bbBasic in black microfiber!

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I like the the bbPreme in blue paisley cotton. seraphou@aol.com

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That is one the most useful looking items I have come across on the mommy blogs. Super cute and super functional.

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love the basic in black with blue pram

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love the bbLuxe in purple paisley!

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I like the Pink Paisley Design! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway, this would be great since I’m due this winter!

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the bbLuxe black with blue logo is very elegant

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My favorite is the bbLuxe in Black Microfiber with Blue Pram.
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I love the black microfiber with the blue pram logo. Absolutely adorable!!

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I love the bbluxe bag for $185 and also the bbbasic is a great deal at $125. I prefer pink.

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These are so cute! I think I would choose the black bag!
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I like the bbLuxe in Purple Paisley!

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OOhh I like the bbPremem of course in blue paisley

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My advice is to take naps when the baby does so you get a chance to recuperate:)

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What a great idea…I’m due with a little girl on June 23 and am in the midst of packing a hospital bag now! I’d love one of these. Anyway, my favorite bag – it’s a toss up between the pink microfiber and the pink paisley…both SOO cute!

I love all of them! Especially the paisley…

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My favorite is the the bbPreme in black microfiber with pink pram logo.

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I like the Blue Paisley Basic Bag.Perfect for a shower gift!
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My fav is the pink microfiber!
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Lindsey says:

Well oooobviously I love the bbPreme bag. 😉 Awesome! I think it only comes in the paisley. This is an awesome giveaway – wouldn’t it be nice to have to do minimal packing and maybe actually have everything you need? lol

Thanks so much!

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Lindsey says:

Okay let me think of more new mama advice… don’t fret about all the things people tell you you should do or the baby should be doing. I was worried that I should have had my baby on a nap schedule, she should have been eating this or that, or I should be … you get it. 🙂 Just relax and enjoy your baby! Excited for you!

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I love love love the black bag!! First time mom here, and can’t wait!!

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My favorite bag design is the bbBasic in Pink Paisley. courtneycopeland729 at gmail dot com

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I love the pink paisley bag!! Beautiful. What a wonderful idea!!

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I love the black microfiber bag w/ the aqua blue carriage on the front!
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I love the bbPreme in purple paisley.

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I love the bbBasic in Pink $125. I love the color and am giving birth in July to a baby girl so could really enjoy this soon :o)

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Kyle says:

Love the blue paisley. The basic is great, but the preme is fancy-pants. Love them all!

vwcoleybug says:

I love this idea and you have such quality products included. I like the black microfiber with the green Pram.I liked on facebook too! Good luck to everyone. Baby advice…Dance with your baby once a day. It’s a great way to bond and instill music appreciation. 🙂

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Always nap when the baby naps – the chores can wait. You need the sleep 🙂

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Absolutely in love with the bbLuxe in Black Microfiber with blue pram. I will add this to my wishlist for our son due in October after 12 years of TTC! Thanks for sharing this goldmine of a site, LOVE IT!

of course I love the bbPreme bag in purple paisley!

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i love the bbBasic in purple paisley
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Trina says:

I like the Purple Paisley the best.
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Trina says:

New mommy advice, my second child just had his first birthday, and I think the one thing I have enjoyed looking back at for both my kids is the daily journal I kept for the first three months of their life. I would write ten minutes at night about the day and I also used it to keep track of feedings, poops and pees, and also my meds for the first couple of weeks. I had C-sections.
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I like the bbluxe in black microfiber!

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Crys says:

BBLuxe in black microfiber with hot pink- my sister is having a baby and those are the colors of the nursery and what we used for the baby shower. I too tried to find a premade bag for her… I created a snack bag so her and her hubby would have some of their favorite drinks and snacks at the hospital.

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I like the Black BB BASIC with the Blue carriage on it!

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Try not to worry too much (I know, easier said then done) about every little thing. It will make it much easier to transition into your new role as a mommy. Plus, you will enjoy the whole experience much more!

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I like the bb basic. I like the black – it’s classy!

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i love the luxe bag in blue paisley 🙂

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I love love love the pink paisley.

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Black w/Green Pram is my favorite because it could be used for a boy or girl baby.

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I love the bbPreme in blue paisley (but without the “other” gown)

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I love your blog! Just found you through SITS. Just learned I am expecting my third baby! I love the the bbLuxe bag. Those are awesome. Would have been handy for the first two!

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My favorite is the Pink Bag with the Black Baby Carriage.
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Suz says:

I like the basic in either pink or blue paisley

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I love the Black Microfiber – with the blue baby carriage on it! SWEET! Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

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Of course I love the the bbPreme in the black microfiber & pink logo.
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My tip that I read somewhere once is how to get a new baby to go to sleep… When you put your baby to bed, put a light cloth over his eyes (not the nose) and the cloth will work to eliminate visual stimulation. Once your baby falls asleep, you remove the cloth.
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Amber says:

I like the pink one!

Louis says:

the bbLuxe in purple paisley is my favorite 🙂

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Love the bbPreme in blue paisley. It’s perfect because not only does it come with an outfit to wear home and a nice hospital gown (lord knows the ones in the hospital are horrid!) but the bag is a perfect weekender bag!

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Karen says:

The bbLuxe in black and pink is cute. I like that one.

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Giant Sis says:

I love the bbLuxe in black microfiber!

heather says:

My favorite is the pink paisley lux bag

Pamcakes says:

Love the bags. I love the bbluxe in black with the hot pink buggy. What a great concept!

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The bbPreme in purple paisley cotton is my favorite.

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I love the bbLuxe in blue paisley cotton–so cute!
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I like the the bbPreme in black microfiber

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Julie says:

My favorite is the pink paisley

Johnna Renee says:

I like the black bbPreme back with the blue embroidery. I’m a first time mom expecting a BOY! EDD 8/1/10 🙂

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New mama advice: always reserve time for you and your partner! Date nights are so important to get out of the house, have an excuse to dress up, and take time to talk about non-baby related things and keep your spark alive!

Stephanie says:

I like bbPreme in black with pink logo.

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I love the black microfiber bag!

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My New Mama advice is to do what you think is right for your baby. What worked for other people may not work best for your baby, and you know your baby best.

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I love the purple paisley design bag the best, thanks for the chance!

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I love the bbPreme in Purple Paisley!

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I think the bbpreme paisly blue/green is very nice looking

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I like the Black with green pram!

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The blue paisley is my favorite.

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bbPreme in blue paisley! great idea!!
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I think the all black with pink symbol. These are a wonderful idea and would also be great for a baby shower gift. Thanks

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the black microfiber! i just found your blog. so cool!

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The blue paisley is my favorite.

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bbPreme in blue paisley! great idea!!
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Love the bags. I love the bbluxe in black with the hot pink buggy. What a great concept!

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I love the purple paisley design bag the best, thanks for the chance!

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I love the bbPreme in Purple Paisley!

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Crys says:

BBLuxe in black microfiber with hot pink- my sister is having a baby and those are the colors of the nursery and what we used for the baby shower. I too tried to find a premade bag for her… I created a snack bag so her and her hubby would have some of their favorite drinks and snacks at the hospital.

Trina says:

New mommy advice, my second child just had his first birthday, and I think the one thing I have enjoyed looking back at for both my kids is the daily journal I kept for the first three months of their life. I would write ten minutes at night about the day and I also used it to keep track of feedings, poops and pees, and also my meds for the first couple of weeks. I had C-sections.
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I love this idea and you have such quality products included. I like the black microfiber with the green Pram.I liked on facebook too! Good luck to everyone. Baby advice…Dance with your baby once a day. It’s a great way to bond and instill music appreciation. 🙂

Kyle says:

Love the blue paisley. The basic is great, but the preme is fancy-pants. Love them all!

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I commented on your non-giveaway 35 week post. 🙂

Shawn says:

I love the pink paisley bag!! Beautiful. What a wonderful idea!!

I love love love the black bag!! First time mom here, and can’t wait!!

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New Mama advice: Grab a nap whenever you can!

What a great idea…I’m due with a little girl on June 23 and am in the midst of packing a hospital bag now! I’d love one of these. Anyway, my favorite bag – it’s a toss up between the pink microfiber and the pink paisley…both SOO cute!

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So cute and creative!!

First of all, your hospital bag must be the most stylish hosptial bag I’ve ever seen. Secondly, do you mind if I share my hospital bag experience with you and your readers?

You’re told to pack for a long labour. In fact, they almost make it sound like you are going on holiday. Advice like: buy yourself a nice new nightie and pack yourself some smellies to make yourself feel better – are completely useless. Now here’s my advice. Do NOT go to the bother of buying yourself a nice new nightie. You will NOT be wearing it. Nor would you want to as you will bleed afterwards and be very uncomfortable and who wants to ruin their new nightie? Just stick to the blue hospital gowns – yes the backless ones where everyone sees your bum and over which is written “Property of This Hospital”. Believe me, when you are in labour you really will not care what you look like. And afterwards, you will want to burn whatever you were wearing at the time.

As for the smellies, you will not be taking long lingering showers. Apart from the fact that you will be exhausted, weak, sore and bleeding, you just won’t feel like it.

My Hospital Bag consisted of the following:•Snacks for me for labour (never even opened)
•Snack for my husband for the labour (never even opened)
•A pack of cards (seriously, what was I thinking??)
•Romantic music (see comment above)
•Candles (don’t laugh)
•Massage oil (see comment above)
•Magazines for me (are you serious?)
•A book for my husband (not a chance he was going to read that)
•Nice new undies (remained new until the baby was 3 months old – no way I was ruining those)
•Nice new nighty and dressing gown (stuck with ‘Property of this Hospital’ gown
•Baby Clothes, nappies, muslins etc. (This was the only useful stuff I packed)
•My wash things (toothbrush, brush etc…made me feel human)
•Leaving hospital outfit, maternity bras etc. (Note: your pre-preggie jeans are not a good idea)

The only slightly useful items packed in the hospital bag were for the baby and my wash things. You’ll see that I was under the incorrect illusion that Hubbie and I would be spending lots of our labour eating gourmet delights, listening to romantic music by candlelight and playing cards. Not even close.
The one thing I will say is make sure you pack some soft baggy pants/ maternity leggings and a large floaty top for leaving the hospital. I was convinced that once the baby was out then I would fit straight into my pre-pregnancy jeans. Not only was I not even close to being able to fit into them, I really didn’t want anything tight on or around me. Jeans were the last thing I wanted to wear. So, pack yourself a floaty skirt or generous trousers. Anything that gives you ‘room’, and don’t forget the maternity bras to make feeding easier.

I hope that helps! Love Jacqui visiting from http://www.ifonlytheytoldme.com

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