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Gummi Loves Little Bipsy

September 26, 2016


Little Bipsy | Jensen wears 12m in the watermelon shorts for a more snug fit 

Lifestyle - Parenthood

Ten Things You Can Blame On Pregnancy

September 25, 2016

As I reach the point of launching Little Gummi full time a few things are becoming more apparent so I created a list of the ten things you can blame on pregnancy. I’d like to add, it’s okay and natural to experience most or all of these things. A comment I frequently heard during my pregnancy was “you look so good” and sometimes “you’re so thin” but in my mind when I saw myself I felt huge, I felt as if someone had taken over my once wafered body and replaced it, and that’s exactly what happened; however, my view translated in to something entirely different than the others views of me. I experienced everything on this list but in a different context.

I looked normal but I felt estranged. 

  1. Tired all the time– inevitable, right? I thought I was invincible until suddenly I needed a nap…from taking a nap. 
  2. Hunger– I once read that growing a tiny human is the equivalence of climbing a mounting. Just remember that when you climb a mountain you don’t eat cake afterwards. 
  3. Nausea- “I think someone is smoking…it’s the guy in the car behind us” this happened and it made me sick. Everything. Made. Me. Sick. It’s normal just stay hydrated. Ginger everything. 
  4. Soreness- Bum soreness, am I right or what?! Something about the arse and a tiny human that just doesn’t mix so don’t be afraid to ask your hubs for a bum rub. 
  5. Cravings- Ask yourself, ‘all of those carbonated soft drinks OR sparkling water?’ Seriously, sparkling water tricks your mind in to believing you had carbonation without the syrup. Same decaf if you are drinking for taste/flavor. 
  6. Attitude- I think this goes without saying. Just try to think before you do the inevitable pregnancy rational speaking. 
  7. Gas- So, gas. Let’s face the facts. Pregnancy brings out our vulnerable side and this is just a lovely addition. No shame. Your hubby will find out one day that you do it so that might as well happen during pregnancy. 
  8. Memory loss- Uhm…?
  9. Peeing all the time- True. Still true. Just don’t confuse this with a bladder infection. Those come very easily while preggers. 
  10. Weight gain- right along with cravings and hunger. Eat what is right and think about options that will trick your cravings into thinking you had that cake or whatever your vice is. We don’t have to blow up like a balloon, we don’t have to eat for two. We have to be healthy. 

Playards - Reviews

4Moms Breeze Playard

September 24, 2016

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As we prepare to move, we found ourselves utilizing our 4Moms Breeze Playard now more than ever.

I swore to myself I would never purchase a playpen because of the hassle of putting them up and down, not to mention the horrendous mat that barely wraps around the closed playpen. Much like everything parenthood related, all thoughts change after that first born baby- at least our thoughts did.
When we first saw the 4Moms Breeze Playard we were a little hesitant to make a purchase right away because of the netting. Due to the thin soft material we weren’t sure it would hold up to strong bebe hands; we were certainly proven wrong. Our run with the 4Moms Breeze has been great so far and the 4Moms Breeze certainly does its job.

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My Son and Stars

September 20, 2016


It’s been such a long time since I have posted, we have been dealing with job changes, state changed and adding a new addition to our hearts that we thought we would be having 4 weeks early! As imagined, it has been a whirlwind. 

When the doctors told me I had preeclampsia and to expect our son around 35/36 weeks, we pack our suitcases full of clothes and my husband drove us and our daughter to my moms house in Kentucky where we presumed we would spend our birthing and after-birth days. As my husband was in Chicago packing our things up, trying to rent our house and gathering ourselves for this change we got a call that our self-employment days were done and the company we were under went down. 

We didn’t know left from right, where to go or what to do. All we knew was that our sweet boy would be arriving sooner than later (we thought!) and we needed to get shit done!

My husband was hired quickly and found an opportunity that gave me the ability to stay home with our babies and work on Little Gummi and things started to look up. 

As the days went on, we learned that the preeclampsia was false and the baby was healthy, in fact he was 8pounds of healthy!

Maybe not my best post, but as I collect my thoughts and get back in to the rhythm of life! I am so happy to announce the birth of our baby boy. He came in to the world 11 days late and I couldn’t not be any more proud of my body for delivering this boy unattended. I’ll tell his birth story later but for now;

Miller James Wallace

8-1 and 20″ long. 

Jensen isn’t too sure about Miller, but I love this photo of her first day being around him. Seeing both my babies together makes my heart burst out of my body. I cat believe these two humans belong to me. 


I’m pretty swollen from all my IVs in this photo and Jensen has been staying with Nana while we soak in the quiet, toddler free hospital. She also picked out her outfit! Ha. And she also doesn’t want any photos.

Not the best family photo but this is us. Tired and all.  

Reviews - Strollers

Uppababy G-Link Double Stroller

August 26, 2016

Little Gummi G-Link Review

This past season we got the pleasure of meeting the newest addition to the Uppababy family, the Uppababy G-Link Double Stroller which hit the market for 2016. The G-Link stroller is unique in the fact it is a double umbrella stroller with two seats that essentially work individually.

Uppababy has always had great specifications that go into each stroller making every individual stroller with the same standards as the next and the G-Link Double Stroller definitely did not fall short.

Something I loved right off the bat was that the Uppababy designed the G-Link with newborns in mind. I have rarely come across an umbrella stroller that has been equipped for smaller babies, let alone a newborn! I give Uppababy high props for this feature!

The Uppababy G-Link Double Stroller is an absolute must for quick outings and families that want a fast and easy stroller concept! Trying the G-link was a blast and opened a brand new door for our expectations in finding an umbrella stroller
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Hello Gorgeous- A Sweet Ellie Sue photo diary

August 16, 2016



Pointing at all the different colours on her Swaddle.


Spinning


…Spinning


Spun!!!


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Gummi Loves Sweet Ellie Sue

May 7, 2016


Hello Gorgeous Muslin Swaddle available here

Lifestyle - Playtime

Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals

April 9, 2016

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As a new mom, I find it sometimes challenging to find great toys and products for my curious family but after discovering Learning Resources, our educational play times have seen a drastic change, starting with the Jumbo Farm Animals- Mommas and Babies. As soon as we opened the box for these cute mini sized animals, Jensen was all over them: kissing, quacking and showing mommy and daddy her newest treasures!

_DSC0031 _DSC0037Nothing beats the soft touch of the Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals. The fact that our toddler, who loves to run won’t get hurt by the hard plastic that most toys of the like are made from is very assuring. She can grip the Jumbo Farm Animals with comfort and play with ease as she pretends to walk them from one edge of the room to another.
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We are huge fans of the mommy (or daddy!) sized animals and their mini companions. The Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals make teaching about family units easy in a fun resourceful way. Jensen was able to see that animals, just like humans rely on one-another for love, protection and fun and can relate in a way that only the Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Animals can provide._DSC0051 _DSC0055

Daddy telling Jensen what sound a cow makes and showing her the pig, which seems to be her favorite! I can’t write enough about these new, cute little friends Jensen has found. She is learning new sounds, words and play time memories without even knowing it._DSC0058

 

For your very own Learning Resources Jumbo Farm Ainimals go to Learning Resources or Amazon

Car Seats - Reviews

Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat

February 24, 2016

It’s no lie that I’m addicted to baby goods and car seats are one of those things I love to try out so it was inevitable we would review the Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat (which we also have for sale). 

The Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat is usually dubbed the “celebrity car seat” likely because of the unique paparazzi cover but status aside, this is one of the most up-to-date, safest seats on the market. Plus- you’ll never guess who makes them! 
 
A few specifics we look for in our car seats are with safety always in mind. Side infant protection is important as is the buckle closures, minimum and maximum weight and always the comfort because if bebe isn’t comfortable then no one is happy. Let’s not forget the car seat weight itself though!

  
 
Check out that side protection we mentioned!

The Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat is quite sturdy and comes in at around 10 pounds for the seat itself. The base is quite heavy though which is assuring because of its unique safety points. 

  
The Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat base has a twist into position attachment leading to extreme accuracy. Let me say, this base is not going anywhere when attached as directed. 

We are a big fan of the Ergo baby brand so it is no surprise to us that the Orbit Baby Infant seat would be anything less than amazing!

  
The materials of the Orbit Baby are designed safer than any other seat on the market, for that delicate touch on your Littles skin from day one. We love that everything is curated so careful, even down to the paparazzi shade!

  
Pros:

  • Durable
  • Easily adjustable straps
  • Seat rotates
  • Travel system optional
  • Strap holders
  • Easily cleaned

Cons:

  • Paparazzi shade can be tough putting up
  • The Carey handle seems to gather a bit in the middle, also gets worn down easily

Recommended for: We recommend the Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat for families with larger vehicles and lovers of the all-inclusive travel systems . We love the versatility of the   Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat and the many uses for it. The rotating ability makes any transition an ease! This is a great carseat for families bringing their newest addition home!

Purchase your Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat at Babys Den Here

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Gummi Loves Oeuf NYC

 
We suggest the hoodie for the older bebes

   As I was bebe gear shopping, as per usual, I saw this bunny hat and hoodie and immediately had to share. The perfect Easter addition for any Little out there. 

This was found on Design Life Kids