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Dreaming of Violets from A Mother’s Boutique: a #breastfeeding #sleepwear review

Spring is coming! And with it, my favorite flower: violets!

I’ve always loved violets. The wild kind that grow in the yard, all haphazardly and wherever they darn well please. They were our wedding flower, which was great in theory until I realized how hard it was to find the seed packets I needed for favors and the candied blooms I wanted to top our cupcakes.

But I still love them. And I think that’s why I fell in love with this pretty , springy Violet Dreams sleepdress, designed for pregnant and nursing moms by Annee Matthew, and newly available at A Mother’s Boutique.

During these first few weeks of postpartum bliss, I can usually be found in yoga pants and a t-shirt. Not a nice t-shirt, mind you, but most likely one from a 5K I ran far too long ago. I’m usually sporting at least one or two very attractive wet spots from an overactive letdown that got away from me. On really special days, I might match…but probably not. That’s why this sleepdress is the perfect addition to my post-baby wardrobe. It’s pretty, functional, and just plain simple (since it’s one piece.) No matching needed, and while it’s comfy enough for lounging or sleeping, it’s also cute enough to be seen in if someone stops by.

…and it has violets, so it makes me happy. :)

I love the structure of this gown. The midsection is roomy enough to accommodate a little post-partum tummy, the length is flattering yet not too short, and the top is designed so that it’s cool and comfortable for warmer weather without exposing too much. (And let me tell you, posting a photo a mere 3 1/2 weeks postpartum – online, no less – was more than a little daunting. But if that model above can rock shoes with a nightie, I can too!)

Annee Matthew has designed comfortable pull-aside panels that allow me to nurse easily without having to pull anything up and expose my middle (which ain’t great right now, if we’re being honest.)

 You can see in the photos below that barely any skin shows at all when I pull the neckline access panel to the side to nurse. (Note: I tried to tandem nurse in this gown, and the way the panels are sewn doesn’t allow it. It might be OK for someone smaller, but for me there just isn’t enough stretch in the fabric. But I prefer to nurse one at a time, and that works perfectly in this gown.)

The upper portion of the sleepdress is definitely cut to fit snugly. It provides support, so no other undergarments are needed to hold pads in place (a plus!) but if you’re large-busted at all, I would recommend ordering a size up, just to be sure you get a good fit. Luckily, this gown is available in XS through 3X, offering the perfect size for any new mom.

The Violet Dreams Sleepdress by Annee Matthew is 100% breathable cotton, and can be worn through pregnancy and beyond. (Also available in Sweetpea, which is a pink version.) Find it at A Mother’s Boutique for a retail price of $69.00. Check out A Mother’s Boutique for all your breastfeeding needs, from bras and swimsuits to breast pumps.

Don’t forget to follow A Mother’s Boutique on Facebook – I’ve gotten my best deals that way!

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Pampered Preggie Giveaway Hop: Prizes to keep the mama-to-be feeling fit and fab! {Ends 2/1}

Going Green with the Grizls

First, the business…

It’s time for the Pampered Preggie Giveaway Hop hosted by Going Green with the Grizls, My Sippy Runneth Over and SewFatty.

A fantastic group of bloggers has joined forces to offer you a ton of prizes fit for an expecting mama! We know you’ll find some amazing new blogs along the way and even run across some new brands to add to your wish list or registries. Also, each blog on the linky below will have prizes to offer, too, so be sure to visit them and enter!

Our hosts have put together 3 grand prizes, each valued at over $400! You’ll see brands you know and love including: Amalou Skin Care, Bundles and Buzz, Oylent Vitalah, Cake Lingerie, Pink Blush Maternity, Undercover Mama, Family Bedrock, Be Here Soon Maternity Bag, Novena Maternal Skincare, Balm! Baby, Proud body, Three Lollies, Sacred Pregnancy, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga, Premama Vitamins, Boppy, Intelligender, Unique Pregnancy Gifts, Koodle Kids, and Newborn Necessities! Phew. That’s a mouthful!

Click here to enter the grand prize!

And now, in local news…

Wondering what my prize package is? Well wonder no more! I’ve got 2 great prizes especially for the preggie mom-to-be!

Prize #1: Something to help you stay healthy and fit! It’s a set of Knocked-Up Fitness DVDs {value: $36.99.}

Knocked-Up Fitness, created by Master Pilate Instructor and Core specialist, Erica Ziel, targets the sassy, modern mom who wants to maintain her fitness routine while preparing her body for labor, delivery and recovery. The videos address warm-up, core, and total body conditioning needs gently and effectively. Perfect for the expectant mom who wants to feel good during every stage of pregnancy! To learn more, visit the Knocked-Up Fitness website, or see my full review here.

Prize #2: Something soft, pretty and comfy just for mama!

This prize, sponsored by A Mother’s Boutique (one of my very favorite online shops!), is an Annee Matthew nightgown in the Violet Dreams print, available in sizes XS-3X {Value: $69.00} This is a very special “sneak peek” for my readers, because these nightgowns haven’t even arrived yet at A Mother’s Boutique, but they are on their way! I’m super excited to provide a review, too, just as soon as our little lady is born (stay tuned for late February!) I think this nightie will be just perfect for the hospital!

As you can see from the photo, this gown can be worn during any stage of pregnancy, and beyond through the nursing period. It’s not too light, and not too heavy, so comfort is a guarantee. Be sure to stop by A Mother’s Boutique to see all the new Annee Matthew arrivals, coming soon, and check out their blog for current mommy news. And did you know that A Mother’s Boutique offers a virtual bra-fitting service? After the challenges I had with my first postpartum nursing bras, I’m really looking forward to a good fitting from the experts! I’m definitely going to try it out…and report back to you, of course! :)

So, are you excited? One mama is going to win both of these prizes, with a combined value of over $100.00! That sounds like some good pampering to me! Entry period will be open through 2/1, so get all your extra entries in, and visit the other blogs on the linky for more great preggie prizes. Good luck!

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