This is my third pregnancy and I do not by any means expect anyone to throw me a baby shower. I generally think that one baby shower per gender is a good rule of thumb, although I still think that every pregnancy, baby and birth deserves a celebration. I have thrown showers for friends expecting a second child out of love and excitement for their upcoming addition, and feel that it is a fun way to celebrate and connect with other mothers. I was just introduced to the term blessingway for this giveaway hop and I did a little research to see exactly what it was. Unlike a baby shower, which has a more product and gift based focus to help new moms get the essential items she needs, a blessingway is a celebration of pregnancy and motherhood.
I threw a blessingway of sorts a couple of years ago for five friends who were expecting their second, third, fourth or fifth babies who did not expect a baby shower. Many people brought gifts, but the theme and focus of the morning were centered around pampering the expectant moms and celebrating motherhood. There was good food, pedicures, foot rubs, games and great conversation. This is something I would love to have this pregnancy! My favorite ideas from the DiaperShops blog were a quilt square blessingway and a freezer meal blessingway. These would be two activities I would love to do with friends, although a “girl’s day out” or a potluck to eat yummy food and mingle with friends would also be welcome before the sleepless nights and chaos of the newborn stage.
I am excited to share with you a Blessingway Giveaway Blog Hop sponsored by DiaperShops to bless your upcoming addition or so that you can shower a loved one with some newborn fluff. There may not always be a lot of things that a mother needs for additional babies, but some baby gear may be getting worn or if they cloth diaper they may want to dive into the world of newborn cloth diapers if they have not already. Seriously, if you think cloth diaper are cute, newborn diapers are the cutest of the cute. I tried a balance of newborn and one size diapers with my son and I am already starting to stock up on additional newborn diapers for this little one. One size diapers can work, but they are bulky on my tiny newborns and the newborn diapers were always the first that I would reach for. Some new brands I have my eye on this time around? The sustainablebabyish Happy Little Clouds and the Swaddlebees Newborn Simplex.
In addition to this blog hop giveaway there is also a Virtual Blessingway Giveaway going on at the Kelly’s Closet Facebook page through February 15th so be sure to check that out as well as enter this giveaway in the Rafflecopter form below!Every Pregnancy Deserves a Blessingway ~Plus~ Blessingway Giveaway Blog Hop I would be tickled pink if you left a comment. To read more about my green(er) parenting aspirations, advice and adventures be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed or get updates via email.}