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The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

This Thursday (9/14/17), Carter’s is celebrating the ORIGINAL BODYSUIT DAY! All day long, they will be having contests + offers – you can’t miss it!

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

Gracie is 2 years old and she’s been wearing Carter’s original bodysuits since birth! We’ve always loved Carter’s quality + cute designs. And they fit amazing!

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

To celebrate Carter’s and their Original Bodysuit, there will be tons of fun offers tomorrow!

FIRST: Win $100 Carter’s Gift Card! 

You can get so much with $100 to Carter’s! To enter, all you have to do is post a photo of your baby in a Carter’s bodysuit using the hashtag #bodysuitsweepstakes on Instagram or Twitter from 10am-6pm est.

5 lucky winners will get $100 Carter’s gift cards every hour from 10am-6pm est.

One lucky winner will get the grand prize – a YEAR OF CARTER’S BODYSUITS!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., DC, U.S. territories and PR, 18 yrs. and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins 9/14/17 on or about 10:00 AM ET and ends 9/14/17 at 6:00 PM ET. For a copy of the Official Rules, visit the www.carters.com/originalbodysuitsweepstakes . Sweepstakes is sponsored by The William Carter Company, 3438 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 1800, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

SECOND: Double Points! 

Another awesome event Carter’s is having is Double Points on Bodysuits (all day, Thursday 9/14, in-store and online).

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

Rewarding Moments members will earn double points on their bodysuit purchase on bodysuit day!

Boy Bodysuits

Girl Bodysuits

*Some exclusions apply.

To learn about Rewarding Moments, click here.

Carter's Original Bodysuit Day - Tons of events + offers all day long!

THIRD: Twitter Chat Sweepstakes

Carter’s will be hosing a Bodysuit Day Twitter chat from 1-2pm est. Twitter chats are so much fun- especially when there are prizes involved! RSVP today and join the fun using #cartersbodysuitsweepstakes for more chances to win big!

There are so many fun events happening tomorrow! All to celebrate Carter’s Original Bodysuit! I can’t wait to see your posts + chat with you at the Twitter Party!

Gender Reveal Sneak Peek!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

AHHH! We know the gender of Baby #2! Actually we found out at 9 weeks. There is this awesome company called SneakPeek. They make an at home blood test kit that detects the gender of your baby around 9 weeks! Are you dying to find out what we’re having??!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

It’s a BOY!!!!!!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

 

I took my SneakPeek test at 9 weeks pregnant. The test comes in a little box with all the necessities inside. You prick your finger with the little needle kit provided and you ship your sample to their lab! Within 24 hours of receiving the sample, they will email you the gender of your baby! And guess what?! They are 99% accurate!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

How does it work? 

SneakPeek® utilizes the natural process of shared fetal DNA circulating inside the mother’s bloodstream. From the small sample of blood you supply via a finger stick they are able to test for the presence of male DNA. If it is detected then the baby’s gender is male and if it is not detected then the baby’s gender is female.

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

Because of this science, there are a few rules when using this kit. You don’t want it to pick up on any male DNA (besides your baby, if it’s a boy!). So because of this, Dave was not home when I did the test. I didn’t want to contaminate it by having it pick up Dave’s DNA. You should also do this on a table (clean it throughly, first), as opposed to the bathroom.

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

How do you actually get your blood sample?

The kit comes with these easy little finger prickers. It comes with more than one just in case you need another one. You take the top off, and push it into one of your finger tips until it pops. Then you fill up a tiny blood sample bottle by holding  your finger over it. The finger pricking part didn’t hurt at all, however my finger was a bit sore the following day. Getting the blood into the little tube was the hard part for me. I thought I was not going to have enough blood, but OMG. blood was literally going everywhere LOL! It honestly looked a bit like a murder scene on my kitchen table.

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

Would you recommend this? 

Yes!!! I am horrible at waiting. I loved being able to find out the gender at 9 weeks instead of at the 20 week ultrasound. This kit arrived SO fast, and it was fairly easy to collect the blood sample. Everything in the kit is very organized and clean. And once you ship the sample out, they notify you every step of the way. They let you know when they get the sample, and then they email you so fast with the gender results! It’s awesome!

The kit also comes with cute tattoos so once you find out the gender, you can rock the tattoo!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

We are SO SO SO excited to have a boy!!!!!

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

SneakPeek Gender Reveal at 9 weeks! Read more at www.gracefulmommy.com

Get your SneakPeek kit here! 

It’s a Boy Onesie can be found here.

18 Month Toddler Talking

18 month Toddler talking

Gracie talks our ears off! All day long! And I love it. It’s the cutest sound ever. She babbles on and on, and I understand about half the words she says. Gracie loves watching videos of herself. She thinks it’s so fun to see herself on mommy’s phone. So, I wanted to record her talking so she could watch it back. Well, it ended up being ADORABLE and I had to share it with you!

This is only like 1/4 of the words she says. She talks the most in the bathtub or when she’s outside. But, in the video you can hear her cute little voice and get an idea for her chatter! I also encourage you to make more videos of your kids. You don’t have to share them, but I do know that you will begin to CHERISH these videos. Gracie is only 18 months, but I LOVE re-watching her old videos of “when she was young”. Gracie loves watching them too. Don’t worry if you don’t have an expensive camera, just video SOMETHING. Video captures SO MUCH MORE than photos.

Enjoy!