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My Motherhood Experience In Weeks

April 20, 2012 10:46

Week One: Wha?!?

Week Two: Oh my god what have I done?

Week Three: OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!

Week Four: Maybe this isn't going to be so bad.

Week Five: I LOVE YOU. I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE YOU. YOU AMAZE ME.

 


Enter Makaboo's Ultimate Mother's Day Sweepstakes Featuring Simplisse!

April 16, 2012 12:30

5/15/2012 Update: Thanks to all who participated in our Ultimate Mother's Day Sweepstakes featuring Simplisse!  We've selected all our winners:

Grand Prize - Kari Burmaster!!!

First Prizes - Alisha Hernandez, Megan Devers, & Victoria Baecker.

Second Prizes - Emilee Slater, Mitchell Jenkins, Andrea Walter, Lori Champion, Rachel O Clark, Sarah Doran, Rebekah Yellis, Krista Pisciotto, Karen Norman, Elizabeth Berry, Kimberly Sabus, Maggie Keuth, Kate Baker, Shannon Lebedev, Suzanne Brown, Barry Steinberg, Tera D. Kaiser, Jessica Gaffney, Cindy Bazzel, Christina Lomasney.

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I am so excited to announce Makaboo's Ultimate Mother's Day Sweepstakes, featuring some fantastic products for new moms from Simplisse, another great baby/kids company based here in our hometown of St. Louis. It's our biggest giveaway ever and includes a Simplisse Breast Pump, a full Accessories Kit, a Gia Breastfeeding Pillow and Cover, and a $250 Makaboo Gift Certificate - a grand prize package is valued at close to $600!

As a seasoned mother (it's been almost five weeks) I can speak from experience when I say that Simplisse's breast pump and Gia Pillow are second to none. I had the good fortune of getting both a Simplisse and a pump from the old-standard pump manufacturer, and the Simplisse pump is so much more gentle. If you had trouble pumping in the past or are worried about the pain of pumping with a little one on the way, then the Simplisse will be your new best friend. I intentionally didn't say your new breast friend, because there's actually a product by that name. And it competes with the next awesome Simplisse product in our Sweepstakes, the Gia Pillow! Again, I was given both a Gia and the other brand that is ubiquitous in the breast feeding pillow space, and mama mia I love my Gia! It is so much more comfortable, has a much better angle for Walt and for me ... if I position him just so I can actually have BOTH hands free in which to massage his little head or write this blog entry, for example.

I love that Simplisse is an upstart taking on the big guns in a hyper-competitive industry - we're kindred spirits in that way! And I also love supporting another local company. The fact that their products are so great is all the more reason that I'm so happy we get to partner with them to offer our fans such a cool contest!

And of course, what would a Makaboo contest be without some Makaboos! The grand-prize winner as well as 3 first-prize winners and 20 second-prize winners will all win Makaboo gift certificates to make the most adorable personalized baby gifts the web - and world - has to offer. So happy Sweepstakesing and be sure to tell all of your friends to enter too!


We'd Like to Thank the Academy: WE WON A CRIBSIE!

April 3, 2012 13:33

You like us! You REALLY like us!

We so weren't expecting this. We don't even have a speech prepared!

First of all, we have to thank the Academy - we mean the voters - who made Makaboo the Greatest Baby Gifts winner in the 2012 Cribsie Awards. We couldn't have done it without you!

We'd also like to thank our fellow nominees, among whom it's such an honor to even be compared. Barney's, you had some amazing gifts this year. Ralph Lauren Baby: your stuff always shines! And Red Envelope: our money was on you!

We'd also like to thank our designers, developers, embroiderers and packagers, who have worked tirelessly to make Makaboo what it is today.

And finally, we'd like to thank our families. Mom and dad: this one's for you!

Seriously though, we are so honored and humbled by the support of our fans and friends.

As a thank you, we've created coupon code CRIBSIEWIN for 15% off any orders over $80 through 4/30/2012. Enjoy and thank you thank you thank you!

 

 

Makaboo Personalized Gifts Cribsie Award


The Internet Is Raising My Baby

April 2, 2012 13:30

What on Earth did people do before Google?

Things I have Googled in the last 20 days:

  • How do I bathe a newborn?
  • How do I care for a newborn's belly button?
  • How do I care for a newborn's circumsized penis? (Baby's daddy was especially concerned about this one)
  • Why does my baby's diaper keep leaking? (Answer: point the penis down into the diaper, not up out of the diaper - genius!!)
  • How do I know if my baby's diaper is too small?
  • How do I apply diaper rash cream?
  • How do I know if my baby's eating enough?
  • How do I know if my baby's eating too much?
  • Why is my baby awake all night and sleeping all day?
  • How do I keep my baby's arms from coming out of his swaddle? (Answer: SwaddleMe swaddlers - could not survive without!)

Things I have ordered for overnight delivery:

  • Diapers
  • More SwaddleMe Swaddlers
  • Sound machine
  • Swing
  • 2nd Boppy Newborn Lounger (love!)

I thought I loved the Internet before. But it's a whole new world!



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