Getting ready for Baby No. 2

I've been slowly preparing for the baby coming this May. Don't you wish you can just snap your fingers and whatever you need appears in front of you? Having a second baby a couple years after my firstborn really helps because we kept a few of the stuff we used the first time. It’s just going through our storage to find everything keeping me delayed.

Now that I am 36 weeks pregnant, I feel I’ve got most items ready to go. I was able to save most of Baby Maui’s clothing (including newborn sizes). I just did a final wash and reorganized the closet and drawers. Luckily, the Crib and Changer were still up. All we had to do was raise the crib and rearrange the room a bit. Here are a few items I added to our collection.

Lollipop Camera
This Camera was gifted to us by Lollipop Camera to review. I didn’t use a camera to watch over Baby Maui because I was always with him in the same room. Now that he is a toddler, he will probably be playing downstairs throughout the day. We decided we would need a camera this time because I might have to keep the new baby in his crib when he sleeps. A review of the camera will be coming soon, once we have been able to actually use it.

4Moms Mamaroo
I purchased the Mamaroo second hand from the Facebook Marketplace. I won’t have much help this time and I know I will be a lot more busier once the baby is out. I am hoping this will be able to help soothe the baby when needed.

Monte Bassinet
I was looking for a bassinet or a small playpen to keep in the living room. I found the Monte Bassinet on Facebook Marketplace and got a really good deal out of it. I felt I needed this to keep the baby away from the toddler and dogs.

Take a break with Heineken 0.0

“Treat yourself to a drink - you’ve earned it. According to a recent survey fielded by Heineken 0.0, almost a quarter of Canadians agree that the top benefit to cutting back on alcohol is to keep focused on taking care of the family. Having to choose either or seems unfair - so, don’t.” - Heineken

After a long and cold Winter, I am sitting here soaking up all the sunshine and enjoying Heineken 0.0 guilt-free. When I say guilt-free it’s because it’s a refreshing, non-alcoholic beer. It let’s me stay on top while I am with Baby Maui. Bonus - it’s perfect for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. While most of you mama’s may crave a drink, this alternative let’s you satisfy your craving without worrying about alcohol affecting you.

I am not your typical “wine drinking mom” - I’ve tried really hard to convince myself that I like it but it is not for me. I am glad I’m not, because if I ever did crave it - I wouldn’t have the chance to have a sip over the past three years. Not saying that I don’t drink though - I used to enjoy beer and shots. From what I can recall, my last drink was April 2016 on our wedding day. After that, I was unable to drink alcohol knowing I was pregnant with Baby Maui around May 2016. I thought I would be able to drink after giving birth, nope. Maui was all about the breastmilk and it had to come straight from me (no bottles). I breastfed him for over two years and was only able to stop a couple months ago. Of course, I am pregnant with my second, so any intake of drinks are not an option. Not to sound like I absolutely need alcohol but it would be nice to sit back and have a drink once in a while. Knowing that I plan to breastfeed the next baby, I am sure it will be a very long time before I can enjoy a sip of anything. That’s until Heineken came to the rescue! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give your non-alcoholic beer a try! It goes down smoothly and the only difference is this time I won’t have a hangover!

Indoor Photo Ops in Vancouver

The Confetti Box

Welcome to The Confetti Box - a Photo Op space located in Burnaby, BC. They have many giant art installations to create super fun photos. This also includes two adult size ball pits! The cost to get in is $28 per person for each hour (no matter what age). Great way for your friends and family to get together and have fun! Take a look at how much fun we had with Jermaine’s God Mother! We weren’t able to get a photo with all the amazing artwork because I was too exhausted going around with my big belly.

CANDY CANDY CANDY, Cake pops and Lollipops:

Donuts and Ice Cream!

Lovin’ the art here


These would be perfect for Christmas Cards!

Ball Pit Fun! Big enough for adults, Jermaine was drowning!

Musee Du Bonbon

Another place we found was Musee Du Bonbon - a “chic exhibition” located in Richmond, BC. They have many multiple rooms with fun backdrops and props. This one has has a crazy confetti room! The cost to get in is $28 per adult and $18 for kids ages 6-12. Children under 6 won’t need a ticket. Musee Du Bonbon will only be here until March 31st, 2019. It would be a great way to capture fun photos - especially during the spring break season!

Spent most of our time in the Confetti Room, Jermaine did not want to leave!

“Three” of us squeezing into a one person tub!

A couple super cute backgrounds, there were a lot more but this little guy wanted to play!


Cart fun with Jermaine’s Tia!

I usually depend on natural sunlight for my photos and will give a heads up that the lighting for BOTH locations were not so great. Most photos were taken by our cellphones, I would suggest to bring a nice camera (and a buddy who knows how to use it in indoor lighting).