Monday, April 25, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Pello Luxe Floor Pillows for Children

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!



Pello was started by Cindy, a mother who wanted comfort for her child on the floor and then branched out her business to give it life and help other kiddos around the world be safe, comfy, and stylish on a Pello floor pillow. 

Having sold or given away all our baby stuff thinking we were done in our journey of having children, God surprised us with little Maximus, so I felt like a first time parent all over again. Not only because he will be our first son and everything left over is pink, but also because I was trying to find new up to date baby items and there's a lot out there these days!! I stumbled across Pello one day on the internet and instantly fell in love with the idea of this product instead of baby items sitting all around my house that would only be used for a short period of time. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Getting Kids Ready for a New Baby w/ JC Toys

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!


Established in 1993, JC Toys is a family run and operated business that has continued to grow its product line to include many doll categories. Each doll and doll accessory is carefully designed to ensure that the end user is 100% happy. Our goal is to make all of our dolls loveable and to ensure that everyone, from a first time baby doll mommy to the most demanding doll collector are completely overjoyed with our quality and superior design.


Having four little girls, we have a lot of JC Toys baby dolls. From reviews to our purchases, they have probably half a dozen babies and love them all dearly with their "real" dolls being girls like they are. As soon as I found out we were adding a little boy to our family, I thought of JC Toys and knew whether review or purchase, they needed a "Real Boy" doll to get used to the idea of a brother and how different boys and girls are. While I have friends with little boys, they're not one to watch diaper changes and hover around so I know having a brother and seeing him bathe, change, and have diaper changes will be new and different. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Michelle's Pregnancy Journal: Week 38


There is only an estimated 2 weeks left of this pregnancy and I cannot believe it! My body and mind has been put through quite a bit, but as this home stretch closes in, I can't help but have mixed emotions about the next journey that's starting. It'll be a huge change for us all having a baby in the house again, especially a little boy, and I know we're all excited about this next step! I'm starting to picture what he'll look like or how the girls will react to seeing him for the first time and it just swells my heart with joy. 

I've been having some Braxton Hix contractions and his kicks and rolls are starting to hurt, but I try to still take it in knowing he's my last and I'll miss these feelings soon!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Dino Babies: Crochet Hat and Loafers

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!



Dino Babies is a SAHM based company ran by Alex. She has three children, two girls and one boy, and crochets from home for extra income. She's had her Dino Babies store on Etsy for several years now and it thrives from quality pieces and word of mouth. Today I'll show you a small sample of what she can do! 


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Totally Hooked Crochet: Handmade Teddy Bears

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!



Totally Hooked Crochet is owned by my best friend. She's a stay at home mother of a little boy, and she crochets in her spare time for extra income. She's been doing it for several years and makes so many different things besides what I'll be featuring today. 


I tend to randomly look around Pinterest (as does Angelina) and I stumbled upon a pattern for the bears you see above. I instantly fell in love with the look of the bears and Angelina decided she would gift us five bears to represent our children as a new gift for each of them when baby Maximus arrives. She made up her own pattern, hit trial and error as she went along, and came up with these five adorable bears in my choice of colors you see above. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Lakeon Paints Custom Name Plaques & Wall Decals

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!



Lakeon is a wife and stay at home mother to two children, Chloe and Brantley. She is also my amazing co-blogger here on Mama's Baby Cupcakes, and while she's always making things for us, I wanted to highlight with this post some great new items for Max's room! 


All Lakeon's orders are painted by hand in her spare time and come from a smoke free home. She can paint pretty much anything requested, and will also match colors/themes if requested by the purchaser. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Belly Bandit "Thighs Disguise" Shaper

I received products/compensation in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!



Belly Bandit, is a company devoted to creating top of the line postpartum compression garments. As pioneers in the “body after baby” marketplace, the concept for the original Belly Bandit came from reinventing and modernizing the ancient practice of postpartum compression. In doing so Belly Bandit revolutionized today’s shape wear industry.


Thighs Disguise is a wardrobe essential that helps smooth your silhouette! With a light squeeze of the thigh and a lift of the tush, we’ve constructed an incomparable piece. It's also perfect for wearing under your dresses, skirts and pants.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Undercover Mama Nursing Camisole

Thank you Undercover Mama for the tank to help with this review




The Undercover Mama is a strapless camisole that attaches right to any nursing bra. Layer it under any shirt, keeping your style without having to invest in a whole new wardrobe of nursing shirts. Essentially, Undercover Mama easily transforms any shirt into a nursing shirt! With two attachment options included with every shirt, Undercover Mama will work with any nursing bra...and you can continue to use it as an undershirt with your regular, non-nursing bras when you are finished breastfeeding.


I've nursed all four of my girls to one extent or another, but it wasn't until our third child was born in 2012 that I heard about Undercover Mama and their great design of nursing shirts! I'm comfortable in my own home nursing my children, and don't really care who sees what, but when I'm in public I like to respect other people and try to be as discrete as possible since not everyone can be a fan of the healthiest form of feeding a child. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Michelle's Pregnancy Journal: Week 37


There is only an estimated 3 weeks left of this pregnancy and I cannot believe it! My body and mind has been put through quite a bit, but as this home stretch closes in, I can't help but have mixed emotions about the next journey that's starting. It'll be a huge change for us all having a baby in the house again, especially a little boy, and I know we're all excited about this next step! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Welcome Little Man: Baby Extravaganza Announcement



With the upcoming arrival of our little boy Maximus, I've emailed, pitched, searched, and came up with some amazing companies that are must haves for baby, parents, and siblings! Having four little girls ahead of Max means we're starting brand new, out with the pink, and I hope you all enjoy this event! I had to move the start date from April 1st to today's announcement of 14th, so this next two weeks will be nothing but BABY BABY BABY!! 

Sponsors include items for moms, babies, siblings, and other varieties. Once we hit May I'll be featuring several of the companies in to one big giveaway for one lucky person to win a variety of the items I feature and I hope you'll all follow along and learn more about each company as we count down to Maxi's arrival!