FEATURE: Dressed To Deliver +Giveaway

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Packing a hospital bag technically is easy. TECHNICALLY. You could easily just throw some overnight necessities for you, baby and baby daddy in a bag and call it a day. However planning and packing the perfect hospital bag can take some time, thought and worthy efforts. I won’t tap too much into this now as I plan to later this week with a Hospital Bag Must-Have’s list… however today I can’t help but wanna share the brilliance of a company that helps you deliver a baby in style. 

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Dressed to Deliver is a company that makes d-day as comfortable and beautiful as possible. I wished I knew of Dressed to Deliver 5 years ago when I tore apart a perfectly good jumper of mine to stitch together and make a comfy delivery dress. I knew I didn’t want to deliver a baby in the blue paper-like exposing hospital gowns they provide and therefore I took things into my own hands and did what I could. This time will be different, this time I have a proper delivery gown from Dressed to Deliver

D2D_logo_FINAL_B pngAt Dressed to Deliver, we strongly believe every woman deserves to feel comfortable, confident, concealed and beautiful – before, during and after one of the most important days of her life!  Every woman should choose to wear what makes them feel like the strong, competent, confident and beautiful mom that they are.

Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for us and I had a lot of appointments where I became VERY familiar with the deficiencies of the traditional hospital gown! Having had to wear one for months, during daily tests and ultrasounds, I quickly realized how uncomfortable, immodest and unfashionable the ugly blue hospital gown really was! I was ALWAYS focused on trying to conceal myself as best as possible as I scurried from the change room to the examination table and it was a VERY uncomfortable experience!

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As the premiere product that inspired Dressed to Deliver, every last detail of The 3-in-1 Birthing Gown is made with expectant mothers and the birthing experience in mind. It has all the features of a hospital gown with discreet access for fetal monitoring, IVs & epidural administration, as well as C-section incision inspections & healing access.  Dressed to Deliver 3-in-1 Birthing Gowns are ALSO cleverly designed so that they can also be worn as a maternity & postpartum/nursing dress with easy access for skin-to-skin contact & breastfeeding.

Our hope is that our 3-in-1 birthing gowns provide you with the comfort and confidence to enhance your experience of labour.

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During and after the delivery of Sofia back in 2011, all I ever really wanted were 2 things; to feel comfort and a sense of normalcy. I craved items that made me comfortable and gave me a sense complacency in my new role as a mother, my new normal. Finding this in clothing, music, and food was exactly how I handled it, however I did wish I had a few more things to really give the best overall experience. I was lucky that I thought about what I was wearing in the delivery room and the days following while in the Hospital. Thanks to Julie and Dressed to Deliver now you don’t have to go to the great lengths I did my first time around, you can get your own delivery gown and feel comfortable and beautiful on the biggest, most life changing days of your lives. 

…my Wedding Day was the biggest day of my life, up until the day I gave birth to Sofia Marie. I’m glad I put as much thought into what I was wearing during my delivery as I did walking down the aisle. 

Fullscreen capture 2016-08-22 33023 PMNothing (and I mean nothing!) makes me more excited than hosting a GIVEAWAY on the site, and since we’re on a roll this month (here and here), why stop now?! With so many fun ones we’ve had and that are currently running this month with the celebration and excitement of our newest arrival in September, Dressed to Deliver has decided to jump on board and spoil our readers some more. Yippee! Julie has so graciously offered to give away one of her 4-in-1 Babe Covers which works as an infinity scarf, nursing cover, car seat and shopping cart cover. GENIUS right?! So without further ado, enter now for your chance at winning one for you and your babe!

Good Luck Lovelies…

 

 

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IF YOU ARE looking at treating yourself to one of their brilliant Delivery Gown or even a 4-in-1 Babe Cover be sure to use Coupon LMMBP to receive FREE BREAST PADS with your purchase!

 

Disclosure:: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Dressed to Deliver. As always, the the opinions are my own and I truly love what Julie and her company are doing for soon-to-be-mamas. I will no doubt be wearing my own Dressed to Deliver gown on my own d-day and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

DIY: Project Playhouse (yard prep & painting)

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These past 3 weeks have been so busy! Sammy has been working like crazy at his 9-to-5 (with additional overtime shifts thanks to the hot weather) to come home and literally drop his lunch kit in the kitchen and head back outside to work on the yard and get this playhouse painted.  He's made quite the to-do-list for himself when he decided that he wanted to first level out the yard before the playhouse was built. He wanted the ideal canvas for this work-of-art and that meant a backyard with a level playing field. Sammy ordered in a truck of dirt and wheel-barrowed it from the front yard to the back, leveling things out with help from his dad. He rented a … read more...

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: Birthday Edition

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    {WORDLESS WEDNESDAY} well almost wordless; a cake like this and a face like that can't go without some explaining. It's no surprise Lindsay and I like to spoil one another, it's not very often you find a best-friend that is as close to a twin sister as you'll get; she literally completes me. This past week I had my birthday and though it was fairly low-key (Sofia caught a bug), we stayed in making the most of our Netflix subscription and had special visits from my mama and nana over the course of 3-days. It wasn't until this past weekend that I actually got a moment to go out and celebrate. Lindsay had planned an entire day of amazing-ness for me, … read more...

ORGANIZATION: Personal Planner +Giveaway

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Organization is something I crave, I love routine, I love knowing what's ahead and feeling like I am in control of my day (and in theory, life). Wow! That escalated quickly... So now that we have admitted to being a complete control freak, here you have a little inside look into how I do just that; control like a freak. My personal planner, my life, my little leather companion that if I misplaced, I would be a lost kitten without. Coming from someone who not only likes to feel a sense of daily direction, but someone who often bites off more than she can chew and double books herself, it's absolutely key that I have a planner where I can keep myself in check … read more...

FASHION: First Day Fashion Challenge

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It's August, which means with a blink of an eye it's going to be September and we will all be in back-to-school mode. From the shopping, to school supply checklists and getting back into a daily routine; I don't know about you but I for one cannot wait. Bring on the early mornings, cereal breakfasts and sense of structure! So for those of you who truly know me, you know I wouldn't back down to a challenge – especially a fashion challenge. So when we were approached to join a First Day of School Fashion Challenge with Walmart they didn't even have to finish the pitch and we were sitting pretty, front seat on that bandwagon!  Walmart … read more...

PREGNANCY: Day in the Life of Gestational Diabetes

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...I am beyond determined to manage my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise just as I did with my first pregnancy. I will do all I can to ensure insulin intervention is not needed, this is my word! This is how I entered into my appointments with my Gestational Diabetes Team after being diagnosed last month. As hard as it was to swallow the fact that I was again going to be struggling with this diagnosis, I was determined to ensure baby and me were going to be just fine. I did it before, I can do it again right? Well sorta', if only pregnancy were the same, if only I had control over everything, but I don't.  This time around things have been tough, where I … read more...

MOTHERHOOD: New Mom Gift Guide +Giveaway

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THIS IS MAJOR PEOPLE Like I'm talkin' HUGE... Today I'm not only sharing my TOP 4 New Mom Gifts but GIVING THEM AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!!! I told you it was huge! I couldn't be happier to share that we are working closely with an amazing group of companies to bring you this amazing Giveaway. These 4 items make up the ideal New Mom Gifts to give a woman who has just returned home from the hospital; your adorable baby outfits are totally appreciated and loved, but these are the things a new mom really needs. I dug deep for this one, sat down and really thought about all the things I wish had after giving birth to Sofia, all the things I will ensure I have now doing this … read more...

LIFE: Good ‘Ol Canadian Baseball Game

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...take me out to the ball game! AND BUY ME POPCORN! Went to a Vancouver Canadians game last week, a first for Sofia, but most importantly we went as one big happy family (the brady bunch 'aint got nothing on this crew). We got seats that were in the shade, irritated our neighbors with selfie stick group shots, and when things got slow we played with auntie Lindsay's snapchat and made ourselves into Sia (as you do). The afternoon was perfect really, we cheered loud and boo'ed hard, ate hot dogs and double dipped our french fries. We left with dirt on our shorts (thanks to running the bases after the game) and new baseball hats (because every outing is an opportunity … read more...