Cue the Beatles everyone, because they say it’s my birthday today!
That’s right – this Tall Mom was born on one of the best days of the year, Cinco de Mayo, which, naturally, I have dubbed “Cinco de Mary!” I love celebrating life, and believe that my birthday is not just one day, but an entire week long of awesomeness.
In light of that awesomeness, here’s my gift to you, my lovely readers. To celebrate the fifth day of the fifth month, I’m going to be giving away 6 items from 5 FANTASTIC companies! These are all brands that I love and adore, and I believe are are an absolute necessity when have a newborn baby.
1. NuRoo Pocket & NuRoo Nursing Scarf
First, you can win two, yep, TWO fantastic items by one of my favorite companies – NuRoo. I’ve already written about my love for the NuRoo Scarf, and the NuRoo Pocket. The NuRoo Pocket is an extremely comfortable shirt that allows you the ability to wear your baby with full on skin to skin contact and was a staple of mine for the first couple of months of Itty Bitty’s life. I absolutely adore the two Rhode Island women who own and operate Nuroo, and highly recommend their products to any new parent. Because they rock so much, they have offered to giveaway 2 items – their scarf and the pocket! Whoever wins this is one lucky devil 🙂
2. Boppy Pillow
Secondly, the winner will get a Boppy Pillow. I don’t know what I would have done without my Boppy Pillow. From day one, this pillow has not only acted as a breastfeeding support, but was also the main pillow for my head while I stayed in my recovery room at the hospital. I still use this pillow occasionally because it is THAT comfortable. The Boppy Pillow will instantly make your most baby-holding-fearful-friend suddenly confident. Everyone who visited Itty Bitty while he was young raved about using the pillow. It’s just easy and awesome!
The third item is a WubbaNub. WubbaNubs are probably the number one thing I recommend to new moms. They are adorable pacifiers that have a little stuffed animal sewn into them. Super easy for babies to hold or find in their crib. We love WubbaNubs so much that we actually own three!
4. $20 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card
May the Fourth be with You. Haha, okay, that was yesterday’s joke. The fourth item is a $20 gift card to Dunkin Donuts. Dunkin Donuts was like a best friend to me during the first few months after giving birth. It was always there for me. It didn’t judge me if I was wearing the same pajamas multiple days in a row. And it was always a pick me up. You, your partner, your parents or friends – all deserve some good ol’ Dunkin Donuts if there’s a newborn in the picture. Whether you are sharing a Box of Joe, or treating yourself to a daily iced French Vanilla, get yourself some caffeinated goodness!
Last, but certainly not least, is a SwaddleMe. Babies are born with this crazy reflex that makes them slap themselves in their face. Seriously, I’m not kidding. Their hands and arms flap around when they are sleeping, and it startles the poor buggers! It’s because of this face slapping behavior that you will most certainly want to swaddle your tiny baby. Now you can either try to swaddle your little one in a blanket, or you can save your sanity and invest in a super easy, affordable, and wiggle proof SwaddleMe. Thank your lucky stars that Velcro was invented, and embrace the ease of these SwaddleMes! They are like a comfy cozy cocoon.
Note, I have not been compensated at all to host this giveaway or gush about these products. They are just freakin’ awesome, the companies are amazing, and I want to share the love! That counts as a disclosure right?
Enter below – and make sure you leave a blog post comment. Keep checking the blog Monday thru Friday for the rest of the Giveaways – and good luck ! Now go celebrate Cinco de Mary and eat some tacos and grab a margarita (or lemon lime seltzer water if you’re pregnant.)
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I love to celebrate multiple times! One time with all my family, one with just my husband and then just a night out with the girls. It's a week-long event for me! 🙂
Ooo that's a really cool idea. Who gets to celebrate with you on the actual day? That's the big question!
My birthday is this week too! Cinco de Mary is optimum reason to celebrate, as is Mama's Day on Sunday…duh! Margaritas all around! (have two for me…I'm prohibited in the third trimester. And second, and first.)
Yahoo! Tauruses unite 🙂 It means May is going to be extra special for you next year 🙂
Our future adopted baby would LOVE all these items. 🙂 Happy birthday, Mary! Cinco de Mary makes me giggle!
Yes your baby would! Can't wait for you 🙂 I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you get the phone call any day now!
What an amazing giveaway! As a first time "soon-to-be-mommy" all of these prizes would be amazing for my baby girl due September 6th!!! 🙂
Congrats Kerin! So incredibly excited for you and your little girl. September is my mom and sister's birthday month
My husband takes over kid duty for the day. 🙂
That sounds like heaven if you ask me!
I love getting a big yummy cake – since my brother and I share the day we usually get 2 different cakes!
Yummy! What flavor is your top pick? Mine is chocolate peanut butter
Each year my kids get to pick out a different animal that they want mom to try to make a cake out of – it's usually a disaster, but a lot of fun.
Do you get a mold or do you just free form it? I am lucky if I can make a rectangle or circle cake 😉
I can't wait to try a NuRoo! They didn't exist with my first and I'd love one for baby-to-be:) I'll be drinking faux sangria to celebrate Cinco this year!
Yahoo! Faux Sangria is just as delicious – especially with floating fruit 🙂 NuRoo has made some of the BEST baby products!
What a great giveaway – all of these products are great! I just saw Nuroo at a recent expectant mother event and loved all of their products!
So happy you were able to meet the lovely ladies behind NuRoo. They are so kind and thoughtful 🙂
Happy birthday, Mary! I celebrate my birthday the same week as my husband, son and daughter (and several other relatives). I'm not making this up. I'm a tax day baby – yours is a lot more exciting – hee. But, having all April birthdays is a lot of fun, and a little chaotic. This year, we were excited because ALL of our birthdays were celebrated by April 21, the day we left for a family vacation to D.C.! And yes, I consumed more birthday cake than I care to admit! 😉
That was so smart to celebrate everyone's big day together, otherwise you'd have a month long of birthday cake.
Actually, that doesn't sound like too bad of an idea
I fail at blogger. What a great giveaway! Happy Cinco de Mary! My favorite birthday tradition is getting a Heath Bar crunch cake from Greggs. Yum!
I never used to celebrate my birthday with anything significant before my husband and I started dating. He's made my birthday pretty special, especially since I reached my 30s a couple of years so. Last three years we've gone on a weekend trip – Claire
Aw Claire thats so sweet. I'm glad he makes you feel special!
I love getting to choose where and what we eat for the birthday dinner! I am not a fan of cake, but I enjoy the love I feel from all the birthday wishes.
Ooo thats a good birthday – choosing dinner!
Happy Cinco Dr Mary! Margaritas and cake!
My favorite birthday tradition is gathering my family for ice cream cake :). I love that they remember my favorite cake isn't really cake at all… It's the Dairy Queen's ice cream cake, which is all ice cream with a layer of cookie crumbs covered in fudge… No icing, just yummy, yummy vanilla ice cream…
… Can you tell I'm really hungry right now?
Now I'm drooling 🙂 Thanks for the bday wishes! I love ice cream cake – those cookie crumbs are the best
Happy Birthday!!! Great giveaway. I'm due in July and I could put all of this stuff to great use. I'm especially interested in the Nuroo products and have seen them recently at some nearby stores and CT and RI. Thanks, Leslie
Hi Leslie, Congrats on your pregnancy! July is such a fun time to welcome a baby 🙂
I love eating cake as a tradition
You can't go wrong with cake!
Hmm, birthday tradition… Well, since moving to upstate NY, I have a new one… Fun bar, tasty food, FREE LITER OF BEER IN A GLASS BOOT (as this comment may indicate, lol, I'm entering on behalf of a bestie who's expecting her first, not for myself… Hope that's OK 😉 )
Free beer?!? In a glass boot?!? That's pretty much the coolest thing I've ever heard of. I may need to ask you for the name of this place if I ever visit NY!
And yes, you are more than welcome to spread the love with your bestie 🙂
Birthday cake! Just enjoying spending time with family and friends.
What's your favorite flavor Heather? Cake is the best. I could eat it every day
Haha, I'm not picky! I had my son's 3rd Birthday cake for breakfast this morning. Oops!
I love the sleeping in part and getting served breakfast in bed! It only happens once a year so I milk it!!!!!
Joy – it should happen on your bday AND mother's day! Start a new tradition
I take a picture with my daughters on their birthdays and we are making a book with one page for every year. For me, birthday traditions haven't been a big deal since having my daughters.
That is such a sweet idea – I'm going to have to remember the photo idea.
Haha you don't fail I promise! I checked the raffle app and you entrered correctly in that as well 🙂
cake cake cake! its all about the cake right? LOL Cards, hugs from my little ones and snuggles with the husband!
Hell yeah! I can't wait for homemade cards from Itty Bitty
We always go out to brunch on my birthday! Pancakes every year 🙂
Brunch is my all time favorite meal
All of these looks great and would be wonderful for a new mom!
every year I take a vacation day on my birthday 🙂
Chocolate cake with my family
Family time (and cake!) are definitely some of the best birthday traditions!
Happy Birthday Week Mary! What a fun time of year! It certainly beats the Ides of March… although I always pretend that I'm eligible to celebrate St. Patrick's Day instead!
I get fireworks on my birthday – love going with family!
I always use a vacation day on my birthday and just relax and spend it with my family.
Kind of boring – but my favorite birthday tradition is cake. I could eat it every. day. And it's been my #1 craving during both of my pregnancies. Soooo, cake 🙂
My favorite birthday tradition is having others cook for me! 😉
my husband loves to bring me a potted flowering plant instead of fresh flowers coz he loves to see them grow w/ me & that i can harvest its flowers all year round (if applicable) he also gives me a very sweet card all the time.
I love getting a pedicure on my birthday
The highlight of my birthdays are my birthday cake. I love cake!