GIVEAWAY! With Bump and Bae

GIVEAWAY! I’m really excited to be working with a Canadian boutique located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada 🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦
Bump and Bae offers a curated collection for maternity and mama-friendly. The tank top I’m wearing has hidden zips on either side for nursing. You’d be none the wiser, I bet if I didn’t even tell yas! This tank doesn’t have ruching at the sides so you don’t have to be pregnant, or even a mama to buy/wear this. I’m definitely not giving this one away after my pregnancy/ nursing time is up! It’s such a good basic.

And these jeans? They’re from Bump and Bae too. They’re ankle grazers and fit great. I love both pieces, they both have washed up well (I always wash in cold and hang most of my clothes to dry anyway, always the safest bet) and they look super stylish and fit incredibly well. For reference I’m wearing a medium in both the top and bottom.

GIVEAWAY:
1. Like this photo on Instagram
2. Follow me @spiffykerms on Instagram
3. Follow @bumpandbae on Instagram
4. Tag a friend on that Instagram photo in “rule No. 1” (one tag per comment so you’ll get more entries 😂🙌🏻)

Winner will recieve a Bump and Bae hospital bundle-the mini.

Giveaway is open to anyone in Canada and the USA. Closes on Friday August 7 2020 (9pm PST). This giveaway is Not sponsored, nor endorsed, administrated by, nor associated with Instagram. Prize will be fulfilled by @bumpandbae

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Bebs is a big brother!

Bebs is going to have an adventure buddy for life!

Our family has been growing for 20 weeks, and I’m excited to announce we’re expecting baby # 2 due late November. Already growing well and measuring ahead (another big baby!). We’ve found out the gender of our baby quite early on – but wondering if you have any guesses as to what we’ll be having? I’ve been dying to share this new with you all for so many months. Being pregnant with bebs I announced it at 18 weeks.

At my last OBGyn appointment the other week, I questioned my Dr as to why I hadn’t been having so many appointments with this pregnancy as I did with bebs. He told me “well, for a non-dramatic person, you certainly had a lot of drama with your last pregnancy, didn’t you?” – even though he only saw me from 37 weeks on, since I switched OBgyns/Insurance at the last possible minute and it was the best decision of my life (although a little stressful, trying to get in with that “fave doc” of mine). It all worked out! Well, who knew – I mean, I kinda knew there was some high risk stuff going on with bebs but seeing as it was my first pregnancy I had no idea what was “normal” and what wasn’t with regarding seeing so many Docs. Ha! Consider my naive. 

Routine OB appointments have been strange of course, as I’ve been going alone. Scott hasn’t been allowed to join me in the doctors offices for these joyful moments of seeing baby on the ultrasound screens or hearing the heartbeat. Hanging out in the waiting room with other women, trying to smize with your eyes to be friendly with everyone quietly sitting in the waiting room while we all wear face masks and remain 6+ft apart to promote safety and to meet COVID guidelines. 
 
Now I need another Instagram handle to come up with (see @minikerms here), heehee!!
 
Hooray the news is out! The end!
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9 months postpartum

So! What details can I fill you in on, this month with our bebs?

Well for one, the day goes by so much smoother if we’re outside the house more than inside! So I’ve taken a notice to that, and made sure we regularly take Alfie and bebs out for a walk, and we go to the library three times per week (some weeks, more!).

He now has 6 teeth. Madness. At this rate he’s gotten two teeth every month for the past few months.

Beb’s has started to show signs of possession in his 8th month. Whether it be a handful of grass he ripped from the ground, a piece of fluffy dust he’s found, or his toy for that matter – if you take it away from him, he will let you know he’s not pleased with you. It’s interesting seeing that developmental stage come through, since it was clearly never there before. Watching his personality is incredibly amazing to me. I can’t wait to head back to Canada (not sure when we’re going) for him to meet all of our families. He still has a set of grandparents to meet, and tons of cousins, aunts and uncles. I wonder if he’ll be in the stage of stranger-danger come then… I hope not!

I’m super happy one of his aunt’s has come down for a second time to visit our bebs. Although it was a super quick visit this time around, our little boy loved every moment spent with him bonding with her.

Baby visited his first pumpkin patch in month 8, along with dressing up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Michaelangelo!) for Halloween – I don’t know what I’d do without my amazing friend Nicole handing me down her two son’s clothing (the Halloween costume and 80% of his wardrobe is from her kiddos).

Month 8 he went to his second birthday party for one of his little Canadian buddy’s first birthday party. He’s starting to know his baby-friends so well, that he’s become quite an outgoing baby. I love seeing him take off scooting (not quite crawling) across the room, or on the picnic blanket, to go hang with his pals he’s known his entire life (lol). Most of us delivered at the same hospital, and have babies relatively close in age with one another.

I bought him some Puffin print pants. ‘Cause you know, gotta represent Newfoundland (it’s the official provincial bird for Newfoundland). Cute hey? They’re a bit too big for him now, but I bought them for him to grow into them.

Loves:

  • his teddy bear
  • any and all food
  • music and dancing
  • his “popsicles” (frozen fruit in a mesh feeder)
  • bath time and his rubber ducky
  • trying to get Alfie’s attention
  • popping onto his knees from a belly down position
  • plays in his crib and does the “downward dog”
  • making a hilarious girggling noise when tired

We’re still loving, and using California Baby products on him (I’m not paid to say this at all, genuinely love their stuff). I’m on my 3rd jar of super sensitive cream with him (not necessarily “super sensitive” for any reason, I just love the subtle natural scent to it). It’s the only cream that has touched his skin post-baths, and I always love to massage it in, and he keeps calm and still when getting his little massages. It’s so sweet. I keep talking about this specific cream in general, because it’s one of my favourite products that they make. Did you know that California Baby has a 100% plant-based lotion now? It recently happened, although was always the main goal of the owner when creating the products years ago. Congratulations to them!

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