Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Introducing Mr. Zachary Duke Reeder

Everyone meet Zac, Zac meet everyone!  Little Mr. joined our family on the outside June 6th at 6:51 pm and our littlest Reeder turned out to be our biggest baby yet, weighing 9 lbs. 11 oz. and 22 in. long!

The first things we noticed were his head full of blonde hair, his uncanny resemblance to Brad as a newborn and his strong set of lungs he had on him!  He came out whaling and didn't stop for a whole hour (maybe longer).  The nurses were trying to prepare me for a colicky baby and I was scared shitless.  I kept thinking this isn't right, I make calm laid back babies not loud colicky ones.  Turns out the little guy was just hungry because as soon as I fed him he never made a peep and has been our easiest baby to date!

Charlie and Brad have been the best big brothers ever. They love their baby Zac and want to be near him all the time.  Having a tiny baby around has made me see the older boys in a new light.  Charlie is so helpful and sweet and seems so much more grown up & Brad looks like a tank compared to Zac!

We are loving this time as a family of 5 and I'm trying my hardest to soak up every last drop of this newborn stage!  I'm so proud of my little family and feel so lucky to have three healthy handsome boys.  I don't know what I did to deserve all this love and happiness but I do know I won't ever take it for granted and will cherish every moment of this beautiful life we were given! 

Welcome to our family, baby Zachary.  We love you so much!  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fathers Day Gift Guide + JORD Watches Giveaway!

Happy June!  And happy littlest Reeder birth month!  I'm getting nervous for labor and delivery but feelings of excitement are overwhelming knowing we will have a tiny baby to love on any day now!  I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent a gift from our Babylist for little brother, we are definitely feeling the love from all our family and friends so thank you very much!

Since Father's day is fast approaching I've put together a gift guide for all the amazing dad's in our lives.  I get to collaborate with JORD wood watches once again to bring you an awesome giveaway!  This is the second year in a row I've used JORD in my father's day gift guide because they truly are the best!  I'm excited for Ben to have his own JORD watch because the high quality of the luxury watches mixed with the rustic wood is right up his alley.  Plus, I get to match him now with our his and hers watches!

Here's the fun part- giveaway time and everyone's a winner!  Just for entering, JORD will give you a $25 code to use toward any watch of your choice.  One lucky winner will receive $100!  Entering is easy, just click the link below to fill out your name and email. The giveaway will close June 18, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Winner will be contacted 24 hours after the giveaway has closed.  Please note that both the $100 and all $25 codes will expire on September 30, 2017.

Good Luck!

This post was sponsored by JORD watches. Watch Gift Ideas.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kids Fashion Friday Featuring SwimZip

As promised, I'm kicking off Memorial Day weekend with the best giveaway!  Head over to Instagram (@reederandco) tomorrow to enter to win a $30 store credit to SwimZip!  I remember first seeing them on Shark Tank and thinking what an awesome brand!  So when Betsy, owner, mother of two and skin cancer survivor reached out to team up for skin cancer awareness month I couldn't resist. Collaborating with an amazing family-run business working hard and bringing awareness to a serious cause was a no brainer!  I put together my favorites from the shop.  Blue is my new hue so I couldn't resist picking all the navy stripes!  And I am in love with the round beach towels!
Now is the perfect time to grab swim wear for your littles and I'm pretty sure most all the kids gear is $30 and under so if you win the giveaway..your taking it home for free:)  Good luck, friends!

Hope everyone enjoys their long holiday weekend!  We have a graduation party and a Memorial Day party to attend and I plan on finishing up packing my hospital bag and adding the final touches to little brothers nursery!  Also, thanks for baring with me these past few weeks as I try to get all my ads and collaborations in before baby arrives!  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mama & Me Maternity

Hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day weekend!  I got to hang out with my best friend home from Nashville who is also pregnant, got a mani, enjoyed my nieces dance recital and of course the best part was spending time with my boys.  I was so excited to get my Mama+Me photos last week!  I usually do my maternity photos between 29- 32 weeks but I literally forgot about doing them this pregnancy and my amazing photographer agreed to a last minute session on the fly.  We were trying to dodge the rain and had to do it during the week because #weddingseason and even though Ben couldn't make it I really love how they turned out.  I have always been open about how I don't typically enjoy being pregnant and am usually self conscious about my body during these long and grueling nine months but these are the days and they are fleeting.  So here I am in all my 35 weeks glory.  My biggest bump (and probably my biggest baby) yet.  Enjoy!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Fashion Friday Featuring Shēdo Lane

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and I'm super excited to have teamed up with UV apparel brand, Shedo Lane!  Shēdo Lane offers the cutest kids and adult apparel that help keep our skin healthy and safe all year round!  I've put together a collection of my favorite pieces including the toddler girls swing dress! So sweet!  And just wait until you feel how buttery soft their fabric is.  You'll never want to take them off!
I'm in love with their color collections too.  Makes it super easy to coordinate mom and me, family and sibling outfits because you all know that's my jam!
Thank you to all who participated in our $30 Giveaway on Instagram! The lucky winner is Oceana (@mamaoceanlove)!  Didn't win this giveaway?  Don't worry we have another exciting one scheduled with SwimZip at the end of the month!!
Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide

I mentioned awhile ago that I know so many ladies that are expecting and due around the same time as me.  Two of which are my best friends!  I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorites that would make awesome Mother's day gifts for new and expecting moms! 

Wolf + Cub has the cutest teething necklaces and starting Monday you can get free shipping  on all orders with promo code REEDERANDCO!

Covered Goods multi- use nursing covers are a must have for all moms!  Seriously.  You can you use them as a cute scarf, nursing cover, grocery card cover and my personal favorite, a car seat cover.  Not to mention a stroller blanket or blanket to lay baby on for changing or while at the park.  So functional!

I'm also loving the Sephora perfecting and brightening under eye masks right now!  Especially because Mama ain't gettin' no sleep these days.

I hope you found some fun ideas and happy Cinco De Mayo!  Have an extra margarita for me today, friends! XOXO

Friday, April 28, 2017

34 Weeks Bumpdate

How far along?  34 weeks

Total weight gain?  27 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Yes!

Stretch marks?  No

Sleep? Getting no sleep.  Sleep is for the weak.

Best moment this week? Little brother has a name!  Keeping it a secret though, sorry!

Worst moment this week? In general I'm in a lot of pain.  This pregnancy has been tough on my body.

Miss Anything? Cocktails 

Movement? So much pushing, especially on my ribs and bladder!

Food cravings? Coke, the hard stuff as we call it.  We don't usually drink pop.  When I'm not pregnant it tastes like syrup to me so we don't buy it or keep it in the house but lately whenever I'm out to lunch or dinner I order it and savor every sip.

Anything making you queasy or sick?  Hard boiled eggs from Easter!  Keep that shit away from me!

Have you started to show yet? Oh yeah

Gender? Little brother bear

Labor Signs? Some Braxton Hicks contractions

Belly Button in or out? In but could pop out any minute I swear.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood? Annoyed.  Mostly at how much pain I'm in.  It's getting to me.

Looking forward to?  Snuggling a tiny baby soon:)

Thanks to all who entered my Freshly Picked Giveaway on Instagram (@reederandco)!  I can't announce yet but I was super excited to see someone I know win, that usually never happens:)  If you didn't win this giveaway don't worry!  Next month is Skin Cancer Awareness month and I've teamed up with SwimZip and their sister site Shedo Lane to bring you even more fun giveaways!  Hope every has a happy weekend!