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Mermaid Maternity {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Raise your hand if you cringe when I say the words “maternity swim suit.” It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, or how “tiny” or “wow, are you  having twins?” your stomach is, most maternity swim suits are just horrible! They’re unflattering, uncomfortable, unfortunate, and you inevitably end up feeling dumpy and large. Well, ladies, rejoice! I have found a company that will forever put that stereotype out of your minds: Mermaid Maternity!

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Mermaid Maternity is a swimwear company dedicated to offering well-made, supportive, super cute maternity swim suits. Believe me when I say I like all of their designs and had a really hard time picking which suit I wanted to review! They don’t have a million to choose from, but that guarantees that they have taken the time to truly perfect the styles and patterns of the suits that they do offer.

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Their basic model is this: you pick a top you like, then pick a style of bottoms you like and voila! you have a swim suit. In tops they offer a V-Insert style, a Halter V-Insert style, a Bandeau style and a Wrap-Around Bandeau style. For the tankini top, you can choose from three different patterns or four different solid colors.  The bottoms are all black (a smart, flattering choice, in my opinion) and come in several styles of briefs, shorts, skirts and board shorts. They vary in length of the short as well as length of the maternity panel at the top. They also offer a few Rash Guard tops  and a selection of Plus Size swim choices.

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I chose to review the V-Insert Top in Raspberry with the Fold-Over Panel Maternity Swim Shorts, and let me just say I. LOVE. THIS. SUIT!!! First of all, it’s comfortable. The top is supportive and gives me the coverage I need while still feeling like a swim suit. The V-Insert style is flattering and I love the knotted details in the fabric along the shoulders. The adjustable straps can be worn straight down the back (like a bra) or crossed in an X. I like the X because I feel like it gives me that much more support, which I need with this pregnancy chest! The fabric is thick and stretchy and feels like it will last through several more pregnancies (assuming I have any more!). The best part of the suit, however, is the tie on the side. Every Mermaid Maternity suit comes equipped with this drawstring hem to grow with you as your belly expands, and the tie allows it to conform to your shape as well as stay down in the water when you’re swimming (unless you like your top floating up and around you like a skirt underneath your chest…).

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The bottoms are another favorite part of this suit. They are tight and short enough to look like bathing suit bottoms but not so tight and short that I feel uncomfortable in them. My legs (especially my upper thighs) are definitely not my best feature, and these little shorts allow me to cover them right up! Plus, let me tell you how awesome is it to not have to worry about trimming up around the sides every time I’m going to go swimming…you know what I mean, ladies!

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I’ve already worn this suit to the pool a few times and to the beach once, and I’ve chased around my two kids and walked miles in the sand in it, and I’ve yet to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. In fact, I feel great in this suit! I’ve gotten several compliments on it from both friends and my husband, and every time people are amazed at the quality and craftsmanship that have gone into this swim suit. That said, they’re not cheap. The tops run between $60-68 and the bottoms are anywhere from $32-52, depending on the style. DON’T LET THAT DETER YOU! This is one purchase worth spending the big bucks on! Trus me when I say this suit will not fall apart or stretch out after one pregnancy/summer. I fully intend to wear this suit at least twice a week all summer long and still get more use out of it in a few years. Mermaid Maternity’s customer service is superb, so if you order something from their online store and discover you don’t like it, they will work with you to help you find the perfect swim suit for your beautiful, pregnant body. Now go do some shopping! And then enter to win $100 to their online store!

Win $100 to Mermaid Maternity and pick out the suit of your pregnant dreams!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 20, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mermaid Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Milan Maternity {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Think about your wardrobe: do you have at least one top that is so comfortable and so flattering that you can put it on with anything–dress pants, jeans, a skirt, sweat pants–and instantly feel glamorous, even if your hair is a mess and you have no makeup on? I found one of those tops from Milan Maternity, and to feel that way while also being pregnant is no small feat!

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Milan Maternity is an online maternity boutique whose mission is “to provide designer style that flatters your new shape at prices you can be happy about.” And boy, have they got some cute styles! They have gorgeous tops–some that are dressy and some that are more casual–and don’t even get me started on the dresses! Super adorable. Most of their clothes can be worn before and after pregnancy, making them even more of a great deal! Here’s just a sampling of their cute collection:

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The shirt I chose to review was the Adriana in Bordeaux. This top is one of their “transitional” pieces that can be worn before and after pregnancy, and while nursing! There are hidden snaps and a shelf bra-type insert in the top that allow for convenient, discreet nursing while wearing the top. So much better than exposing my entire back and flabby middle while trying to feed a fussy baby! I can’t wait to wear this top with a tiny belly and try out the snazzy nursing feature.

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The quality of this top is top-notch. The fabric is soft and stretchy and the ruching along the sides is long enough to to stretch over my growing belly (with plenty of room to spare!). It is well made and the style of the top is classic–I’m a total sucker for the faux-shrug style. My only complaint is that the “hidden” snaps for nursing end up showing more than I’d like them to. The fabric that is supposed to cover them gets bunched up, revealing the snaps most of the time. Surely a small snap on the outside to hold the extra fabric down over the snaps would solve this problem quickly, but it is one thing to be aware of.

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This beautiful top sells for $39, which is a deal when you consider that you can wear this shirt for years and years to come, not just 6 months of pregnancy.

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I am super impressed with Milan Maternity’s selection of maternity and post-maternity clothes and would totally recommend their clothes to anyone! You can only buy their clothes online, but they have excellent shipping methods and great rates. And one lucky reader will get to choose a maternity top of your own for FREE!

Win a Top of Your Choice from Milan Maternity!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 8, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Milan Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

MommyLicious Maternity {Giveaway}

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If you missed my maternity review yesterday, you also missed the fact that I said that because I am pregnant, I am focusing on maternity companies for my giveaways for the next few weeks. So if you’re pregnant, hold your bladders, because I’ve got several amazing maternity giveaways headed your way! Here’s the first of many maternity giveaways to come: MommyLicious Maternity!

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MommyLicious Maternity is a site dedicated to pregnant and nursing mothers. They carry affordable and stylish maternity tops, bottoms and dresses in regular sizes as well as plus sizes. Plus they offer nursing clothing, nursing pajamas, maternity bras, and maternity lingerie! These ladies are dedicated to helping you look and feel good while you’re pregnant and beyond! And their customer service staff is available to help you with any questions you have about their clothes, sizes, styles, etc. Check out some of the cute tops they carry below:

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I had a hard time picking just one top to review because there were so many different styles to choose from! I eventually decided to review the Yacht Bound Maternity Top in Teal/Banana. I love stripes, so this one immediately caught my eye. The teal/banana combo is so summery and since I will be pregnant all summer long I thought it would be perfect. The top also comes in peach/banana striped (also summery and cute!) and black/white striped.

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I love the fabric of this shirt. It’s thin and lightweight, perfect for hot summer days. The material (100% Rayon) is soft and stretchy and glides smoothly over my big belly. The length is pretty long and can stretch down to my mid-hips, but because it’s a thinner material it usually creeps its way back up to the top of my hips after a few minutes.

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The neckline is a generous scoop but I didn’t feel it was too low to show off too much cleavage. In terms of size, I feel like it ran a little small. I was a medium pre-pregnancy, but since my chest has grown considerably in the last few months, the medium was a bit tight and I would probably feel more comfortable in a large. The good news is because it’s so stretchy, I will be able to wear it post-pregnancy and no one will know it was ever a maternity top (except those people who saw me in it every week for the past 6 months!).

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This top is only $19.99, and most of their tops run about $20-$30. These clothes really are pretty affordable and should last you through a few pregnancies, so go ahead and check out their collection of maternity pants, skirts, sleepwear and dresses–including bridesmaid and wedding dresses! One lucky winner will get $25 to spend on anything at MommyLicious Maternity!

Win $25 to spend at MommyLicious Maternity!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of March 11, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mommylicious Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own. The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Cake Lingerie {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Yesterday was the day to end all pregnant days.  I was up all night the night before because I was uncomfortable, I could hardly clean my house or do laundry without feeling pain in my lower back and hips, and I swear that I had to go to the bathroom every half hour throughout the day.  I have had a fairly easy pregnancy so far, but yesterday was my “Welcome-to-the-third-trimester” wake-up call.

And, really, it’s not going to get much easier for several more months!  I’ll continue to get larger and larger and my body will ache more and more, only to have the baby and find that although my body is no longer as heavy as it had once been, my body shape has inevitably changed and will continue to change while we all figure out nursing.  Don’t get me wrong — I love pregnancy and I especially love the end result of welcoming a new baby into the world, but sometimes, this part of womanhood can be difficult to embrace.

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Cake Lingerie brings you delicious fabrics and indulgent details that give you a taste of your individual self. Within the practical world of pregnancy and breastfeeding we find the feminine in you. Although you may be a mother, here you are a woman first.  Feel confident knowing that each item has been innovatively engineered. From our flexible wire bras that mold perfectly to your changing body to technically constructed soft cups and seamless transition bras, each piece is as intricately unique as the different stages of your changing body.”

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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Toffee Clear Strapless Maternity Bra and Brief Set (which also happened to be last month’s Bra of the Month!) from Cake Lingerie, especially during this time when I’m not feeling especially feminine.  This maternity bra can also be used as a nursing bra, with cleverly hidden straps near the floral additions.  I really love that the fabric on the outside of the bra is a neutral tone that I can wear under light-colored clothing, but that the inside lining is a floral print material.  The bra straps can be worn in three different ways, which is helpful as I never quite know what set-up will feel comfortable from one day to the next.

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In addition to bras and briefs, Cake Lingerie also offers camisoles, robes, shorts, and pants that can be used through pregnancy and maternity months and well into the nursing stages.  I love that these pieces can be mixed and matched to work through all seasons, from the warm summer months when the shorts and camis are enough to cooler fall and winter months where a robe would come in handy.

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1. Choc Vanilla Short

2. Apple Crumble Robe

3. Choc Vanilla Camisole

4. Choc Vanilla Lounge Pant

Head on over to take a look at the number of classy pieces that are available through Cake Lingerie, then come back here and enter to win a Toffee Clear Strapless Maternity Bra!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Wednesday, July 31st, and emailed within 24 hours.   If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Cake Lingerie, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Milan Maternity {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I have to admit that my absolute favorite stage of pregnancy is RIGHT NOW — I’m 26 weeks along, meaning that I’m not too huge but actually look pregnant, my morning sickness is completely gone, and I have tons of energy.  **So sorry to those of you who are still throwing up around the clock or already have swollen ankles — I really lucked out this time!**

My favorite part of pregnancy, though, is having the baby bump.  I hate to think of it as an accessory, but I really feel like I look cute in just about anything I wear because I have a baby bump!  I’m more willing to try new styles because I figure that if I can’t pull it off, people will just think, “Oh, too bad — it’s hard to be pregnant and try to find clothes that fit you” and not “Yikes.  No sense of style on that one.”

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I discovered Milan Maternity about a month ago when I was looking for a few pieces that would work for all stages of pregnancy and maybe even for the postpartum bulge and nursing “trimester” (that lasts about a year…).  I immediately fell in love with the pieces from Milan Maternity because they’re cute and stylish, appropriate for a variety of seasons, transitional, and completely affordable!

“Pregnancy is a time to be celebrated and every woman deserves to have a great wardrobe during this special nine months!  However, most of us don’t have $80 to slap down for a single designer maternity top, and also don’t want to settle for frumpy, unflattering styles either.  Our mission is to provide designer style that flatters your new shape at prices you can be happy about.”

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Adelina Powder Blue

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Luciana Watermelon Dot

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Vittoria Mocha

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Evalina Caramel

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Gabriella Vintage Blue

I’m not kidding when I say that I literally took hours to select an item to review!  I looked through everything, decided that I wanted it all, tried to pare down my list, went through my closet to see if I was missing a certain color/style, etc.  I am serious when I say that I could have gotten anything (or everything!) from Milan Maternity and been completely happy!  I decided on this top to use in the fall/winter time when I will be nursing:

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Julietta French Roast

I tried it on immediately and it fit so well, even on top of my growing belly!  The fabric is high-quality, and I’m sure it could last quite a while and could easily be used past maternity and nursing stages.  I especially loved that the bottom part of this shirt didn’t flare like other empire-waist maternity tops do; this certainly makes this top a “transitional” piece that doesn’t scream “MATERNITY!” when worn.

Can you find a favorite?  Enter below to win any top of your choice from Milan Maternity!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the   morning of Friday, June 28th, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the  winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be  drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Milan Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

BeHereSoon.com Baby & Maternity Boutique {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’m one of those incredibly annoying types who loves being pregnant (until about Week 37 when I just start to get anxious), and I’ve been blessed to have fairly easy pregnancies without many complications or problems along the way.  Although there are times when I wish that pregnancy would fly by so I can hold my new bundle of joy, I really like the anticipation that comes with having so much time to prepare and get ready for the excitement of a new addition.

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 BeHereSoon.com is a great Baby & Maternity Boutique that celebrates babyhood through all stages, from pregnancy to labor/delivery to infants and even for siblings.  They have lots of fun products as well as some practical ones, and I especially love the personalization that gives a special touch for sweet gifts.

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It was just coincidental that this Personalized Little Brother Sibling Shirt would be a top pick for other customers, too — it immediately caught my eye since I’m currently expecting my third little boy!  I love the idea of announcing that the newest addition has older siblings to love, and there are also “Big Brother/Sister” and “Middle Brother/Sister” shirts to make for the best family picture.

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 BeHereSoon.com also features clever shirts with sayings like this “Womb with a View” Maternity Shirt that announce to others that you have a bun in the oven.

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I was especially taken by this Maternity Labor Bag / Pregnancy Announcement Bag because I thought that it was the best idea!  You would want to have something fun to take to the hospital for this special day, but I have a hard time justifying purchases that aren’t multifunctional.  This bag is the perfect labor bag to take to the hospital and is also a fun pregnancy announcement that can be used in the months beforehand.

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This Starter Pregnancy Gift Set, though, is going to be absolutely necessary in the next few months – I’ve already started to itch on my stomach and back, and I know that the combination of heat, humidity, sand, salt water, chlorine, and pregnancy itself are just going to do me in.  This Starter Pregnancy Gift Set includes a starter pregnancy oil bottle that can be used during all phases of pregnancy to keep the skin moisturized and another bottle of body polishing best used during the second and third trimesters to cut down on the itchiness.

One Dandy reader can win this Starter Pregnancy Gift Set from BeHereSoon.com!  Enter below to win!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning  of Saturday, June 22nd, and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does  not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by BeHereSoon.com, but all  opinions are strictly my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PinkBlush Maternity {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Well, hello, summer!  We had an amazing Memorial Day weekend with gorgeous weather, a couple of barbeques, late nights outside eating popsicles and watching the boys play, and even a camping trip with some friends.

While I’m very much looking forward to trips to the beach, playing the swimming pool, and watching baseball games over the next few months, I’m definitely anxious for the hot, humid, summer heat from coastal North Carolina.  We’ve been through two summers here already, and I’m not sure if that prepares me or just scares me for what’s to come.  And, even worse, I’ll be in my third trimester expecting a September baby through the thick of it all.

I kept most of my summer maternity clothes that I wore when I lived in southern California (also in my third trimester expecting a September baby in the dry, 110+ degree Mojave Desert heat — remind me not to do this again!), but most of those clothes were dressy since I worked through my entire first pregnancy.  Literally.  As in, I started maternity leave on Monday and had my baby on Tuesday.

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I desperately needed a few new pieces of maternity clothing that would be more versatile for the mom-of-two-young-boys job that I have now, and I was thrilled at the chance to review for PinkBlush Maternity!  You might remember the maxi dress that Camille reviewed a couple of months ago?  Well, I’m also convinced that the stretchy maxi skirt material is perfect not just for maternity wear but for postpartum/nursing and even when I’m not pregnant at all!

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This Burgundy Striped Maternity Maxi Skirt is amazing!  I love the stretchy material that will no doubt fit in a couple of months when I’m bigger but that I could have easily worn a couple of months ago when I first found out I was expecting.  The panel is wide with great support, and it can be adjusted to make the skirt longer or shorter as needed.  Here are a few other pieces of trendy maternity clothes that I’ve had my eye on:

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Tops:  Brown Multi-Colored Fitted Maternity Top

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Dresses:  Basic Black Maternity/Nursing Dress

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Activewear:  Fuchsia Waistband Maternity Yoga Pants

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Bottoms:  Black Maternity Bermuda Shorts

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Nursingwear:  Light Grey Button Front Maternity/Nursing Tank Top

One Dandy Giveaway follower can win a $25 Gift Certificate to PinkBlush Maternity! 

(If you’ve won a PinkBlush Maternity gift certificate in the past six months, though, you are ineligible for this giveaway.)

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** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Pink Blush Maternity, but all opinions are strictly my  own.

Mermaid Maternity {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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As much as I have loved going to the beach and pools over the past couple of weeks, my ever-growing belly is just not fitting into anything that doesn’t have the word “maternity” or “stretch” linked to it.  We have fun plans for a water party tomorrow morning with the kids at a friends’ house, the beach is not even 30 minutes from our front door, and the outdoor pools on the base will be opening this weekend.

I knew that I wanted to find something cute and comfortable to wear swimming this summer, and Mermaid Maternity was the perfect fit (ha!) for all of my picky swimsuit needs — modest coverage, tankini top, boy short-style bottom, and no halter tops.  While I’m not so concerned about having something to hold in my stomach this summer with the tummy tuk, I am definitely looking for some support while I’m playing with my two boys.

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There are so many options for mixing and matching through Mermaid Maternity to make your own perfect maternity swimwear!

The founder of Mermaid Maternity tells customers in her About Us section, “I am not a bikini bottom person. I have always found swim shorts to be more comfortable and more flattering. When I became pregnant I looked high and low for maternity swim shorts and was stunned that I could not find any. I made the decision that when I was past the ‘new baby’ stage with my daughter and had more than 2 minutes of free time per day, I would create and sell maternity swim shorts.”

“In the spring of 2009, Mermaid Maternity was launched … with one product for sale. The swim shorts were a huge success, and since then many more maternity swimwear separates have been added – always with the same criteria in mind: comfortable, flattering, functional, and unique. Our mission is to give moms-to-be more OPTIONS in what they can wear at the beach or pool so that they will feel confident and comfortable in their swimsuit.”

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 Wrap-Around Bandeau Maternity Tankini Top – Lilac / Maternity Swim Brief – Black

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Bandeau Tankini Top – Midnight Bloom / Fold-Over Panel Maternity Swim Brief – Black

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V Insert Maternity Tankini Top – Black with White Polka Dots / Maternity Swim Shorts – Black

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Maternity Rash Guard Swim Shirt – Tropical / Maternity Board Shorts – Black

I love the top of the Mermaid Maternity swim suit that I received, but I am really impressed by the swim shorts!  I received the Maternity Swim Shorts in Black (shown above), and I loved that there was an insert inside to keep everything covered up while allowing for flowy shorts to keep cool in the warm weather.  They are perfect for my growing belly from the first trimester to the third since the wide panel fits under my stomach.

One Dandy reader is going to win $100 to use at Mermaid Maternity!

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** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mermaid Maternity, but all opinions  are strictly my  own.

BUMPED by BLANQI and a $25 Target Gift Card! {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Already, this pregnancy with baby number three has been quite the adventure.  While my morning sickness was off and on for only about six weeks (hallelujah!), my body started changing almost immediately.  By about six weeks along, my belly button was flat and a bump was emerging.  I had difficulty bending over by about eight weeks along, and I was firmly in maternity clothes by twelve weeks (though, let’s face it, I’m in love with stretchy maternity pants!).

This past month, though, one of the worst changes has been my muscles stretching and round ligament pain that I’ve never had before.  For some reason, I had it in my head that my muscles had already stretched twice before, so they knew exactly where to go and didn’t need to be stretched any further.  (Don’t laugh — no one writes the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Third Time”!)  Evidently, that’s not the case.

When I discovered that the Open Bust Maternity Support Cami from BUMPED by BLANQI was going to be released at Target.com this month, I was elated to be invited to review the product!

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Here are some of my favorite features for the Open Bust Maternity Support Cami from BUMPED by BLANQI:

Seamless, under-bust support — I like that this cami has a low scoop to avoid having to wear so many layers (especially during the hot summer months!).

Comfy, knit-in support belt — This is my saving grace!  I can notice a huge different when I’m wearing this belt, which seems to hold up my growing stomach and alleviate back aches.

Bottom bellyband – I have a couple of non-maternity capris that fit well everywhere else but can’t be buttoned.  This extra bellyband is tight enough to keep unbuttoned pants in place.

Moisture-wicking fabric — This feels great during some of our warmer days lately and is perfect to wear while working out.

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BUMPED by BLANQI also released a nursing cami for moms to use in the months after giving birth.

“The Postpartum & Nursing Smoothing Cami with Built-in Belly Band from Blanqi soothes and supports hips, back and sides. It features an open bust for easy access when nursing and provides perfect coverage for modesty. The bottom bellyband keeps unbuttoned and loose pants in place. Easy-care Nylon and Spandex ensure comfortable, long-lasting wear.”

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These two new BUMPED by BLANQI products are incredibly affordable ($34.99 through Target.com), and they both come in cream and black colors.

Enter to win a cami from BUMPED by BLANQI (maternity or postpartum, black or cream) and a $25 Target Gift Card!

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** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by BUMPED by BLANQI, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Jacks and Roxanne {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really love living in a small town and especially love the sense of community, and I admit that I can get a little over-excited when I think about community workers — there’s just something about the idea of each person having a specific job or role that contributes to helping other people.  I think that the mail service is ingenious, and I’m almost more excited about seeing the garbage/recycle truck each week than my two year old is.  Teachers and police officers are saints, and I love feeling like I’m doing some good by pulling over to the side of the road while the fire engine and ambulance go roaring by.  I’m so grateful for doctors during our well-baby visits and during our sick-baby visits, and I can’t imagine what I would do without our trusty Shell Oil station nearby to change the oil on our vehicles every few months.

I feel this same way about skills and talents, and I know that mine are to teach piano lessons and comma splices.  I love that there are people who like to cook delicious meals, create amazing cakes, clean and organize homes, and sew beautiful creations.  Mostly, though, I love these people because then I can focus on teaching piano lessons and comma splices in exchange for their services.  🙂

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 The creators of Jacks and Roxanne are two of those women who have amazing talents and skills related to sewing and crafting, and their creations are perfect for moms-to-be and young children.

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 My favorite item in their shop is the customizable, hand-painted Maternity Shirt that announces when your baby is due!  Gone are the days of being told that the baby should be coming any day now (when you’re only in your second trimester) or having questioning stares as to if you’re really pregnant or if you just ate a little too much.  These are perfect for maternity pictures, and I love the simplicity of the font that keeps these shirts looking classy.

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After baby comes, this Monthly Onesie Set is the perfect way to see the baby grow each month and to document the changes that take place.  You can choose different colors for the onesies, along with the fabric for the numbers and whether or not you’d like the name included.  These are a great baby shower gift for a friend or family member!

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 Jacks and Roxanne also offers other adorable onesies with appliqued designs, like this Baby Chick Easter Onesie that is perfect for springtime in general!

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They also offer larger sizes with appliqued designs, like this Striped Airplane Toddler T-Shirt with, hands down, the cutest model.  🙂

I know that it’s baby season on my Facebook News Feed right now, and I can imagine it would be about the same for you!  If you’re looking for a fun, personalized gift for someone you know is expecting or are looking for something special for yourself, head over to Jacks and Roxanne!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of April 26th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Jacks and Roxanne, but all opinions are strictly my own.

 

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