sandyalamode You know you are in #California (or some other big city) when you can get some really good ramen... and other random sides like taro chips and mochi cheese. 4h

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sandyalamode My heart is so full seeing these boys play so well together! #family #cousins #boys #california #vacation 14h
  •   momma_tanglee woohoO! so cute to see them together! gotta post more of the kiddies together! 14h

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sandyalamode Love my little family of 3... soon to be 4! ♡♡♡♡ 2d

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sandyalamode Many congrats to the happy couple! #wedding #weddingday #k&lwedding #barnwedding 2d

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sandyalamode Getting ready for #k&lwedding to begin! #wedding #bridesmaids #cowboyboots #barnwedding 2d

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sandyalamode Bride and bridesmaids the night before L + K's special day! #rehearsaldinner #wedding #girls 3d

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sandyalamode Wearing a @bdmaternity tunic dress and the best ever @shopriffraff sandals on the blog today! Photos by @jessakaephoto! #riffrafflove @madewell1937 #totewell @kendrascott #fashion #ootd #maternity #utahblogger 4d

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sandyalamode We've been faced with two delayed flights today... but at least we have corn on the cob and cars to keep us occupied! #toddler 5d

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sandyalamode Baby girl's nursery is coming along! Kudos to my parents-in-law for helping me put up the pink, gold, and gray triangle wall decal from @wallsbymur! Prints from @thelandofnod and @childreninspiredesign and elephant from @ohjoy line! Pssst.... there's a hint to baby girl's name in here! Any guesses for those who don't know it yet? :) 5d

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sandyalamode Getting the little man down for a nap/bedtime can be a real struggle sometimes. Is it wrong to admit that I look forward to a little "me" time once in awhile? Our days are limited as a family of 3 and I'm ready, but nervous about having a newborn all over again and not getting much sleep! Any tips on helping a toddler adjust to a new sibling on the way? 5d
  •   haolepinos I wish I could sum it up in one comment. The best thing I can suggest is have a neighbor of friend be able to take him out in play dates. It's truly the best way to sleep when baby sleeps and also the best way to keep him stimulated and active when you just feel too groggy. The obvious, is letting him help as much as possible. Let him grab the diapers or burp cloth. Let him be the one to throw the diapers away. Small responsibilities will make him feel important and valuable. Also a reward program is a nice thing to start. We do ping long balls in a jar. He gets a new ball every time he f@does something awesome or follows direction. When the ball jar is full he gets a special treat and it naked him sooooo happy and it really helps on those days when you seem to be fighting against him in everything. 5d
  •   hanamik Making sure big brother gets one on one time with you! Even if it's 5 minutes before bedtime just talking and listening and letting him know you love him so much. I like taking my guy out to the library to read and pick out new books w/o baby so it's like a date for the two of us. Also I think it helps to be sensitive to his feelings of wanting to be big but also still your baby. Just because he is now a big brother doesn't mean he was ready for that role or feels big enough to be treated like a big kid all of a sudden. If he regresses in some areas, just remember he is still so little and it's OK, it will work out. 5d
  •   kdscope I have 4 and never experienced any jealousy or acting out. I think it helped that we called the baby " their " baby. We always let them help and hold. Also get out at least once a week just the two of you. 5d
  •   happilyeverlyafter Oh, all I ever want is ME time! and I count down the minutes until the kiddos are down. I read my son lots of sibling and new baby books before my daughter was born...I think it really helped. 5d
  •   lisacng A book helped our son (I'm a big brother) and also speaking on baby's behalf. Like V can't wait to meet you, Austin. 5d
  •   fashionplatekc The best tip.is to.include your oldest child in.helping. never yell if they are doing something wrong just politely correct them. Lastly take the oldest on mommy date night's to have one on one time with mom. 3d

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sandyalamode Vacation has officially begun! We have two weddings coming up in the next two weekends, can't wait to see family and friends!! First order of business though, was going to #oldnavy and having Austin pick out his own present to bring to the hospital for his baby sister when she is born! ♡ 6d

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sandyalamode Having a baby soon or know someone who is? @sandyalamode @puttingmetogether and @fizzandfrosting are all pregnant Mamas who want to celebrate with the ultimate #VirtualBabyShowerGiveaway! We are so excited to team up with these fab shops for this Mama + baby giveaway!

@bravadodesigns - A Nursing Wardrobe worth $230 which includes The Essential Nursing Tank in Mykonos Blue, The Bliss Nursing Bra in Chai, The Body Silk Seamless in Jungle Berry, The Bravado Essential Embrace Nursing Bra and The Sweet Pea in Pink Lemonade
@twolittlekings - A pair of leggings
@willowandfig - $25 shop credit
@lilacclothing - Any of their Lilac Demin
@paperdollclothingco - $25 shop credit
@littlehipsqueaks - $50 shop credit
@maybematilda - Crochet baby bear hat
@sahndamarie - Any one pair of shoes

Giveaway rules:
1. Follow all giveaway hosts and shops.
2. Repost image with #VirtualBabyShowerGiveaway and tag @sandyalamode @puttingmetogether and @fizzandfrosting.
Extra entry - Tag 3 friends in your repost.

Feel free to enter once a day!
Giveaway open to U.S. only.
One winner takes ALL! The party ends on 7/23/14 at 11:59PM MST.
Good luck!!
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sandyalamode Slowly, but surely, getting our house in place from our recent move to Utah! Love this @luluandgeorgia doormat to greet visitors!! :) 6d

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sandyalamode Wearing @lilacclothing on the blog today! Their pieces are great for maternity and non-maternity too! 6d

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sandyalamode Literally just met @jesslincheesman and @sarahtyau this week and already love them so much!! :) #utah #utahblogger 1w

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sandyalamode Found all the Asians in Utah!! ;) Or just at @amaradayspa haha! #asiansensation #utahblogger 1w

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sandyalamode Bump and I eating all the desserts in sight at @amaradayspa! 1w

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sandyalamode Ready for a night of glam, makeup and fun at @amaradayspa! #blogger #utahblogger 1w

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sandyalamode The little man is taking a nap, the laundry is going and I'm taking a break from photo editing by enjoying a raspberry lemonade while wearing my smooth like butta @agnesanddora leggings I got from @amongtheyoung at the #brightnightevent! Seriously, I need to get my hands (or legs) on more #agnesanddora leggings, pencil and maxi skirts! 1w

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