A Helpful Guide to a Changing Life!

firstcomesSo things have changed a bit in my life for the last couple of months. I would like to say that things are also about to get very interesting come August… and as much as I am scared, nervous etc. I am very excited because….

I am pregnant!



First off, I want to make it clear that things with Extra Sparkles Please will not be changing from the Lifestyle blog it is, just adding a little something that even more women out there are able to relate to.

In the next couple of weeks I will find out what the gender of the growing avocado in my stomach is, but in the meantime, I have been doing my research into things that are a total convenience and must haves to make life easier once baby comes. So here is what is taking up space in my spare bedroom and its super fun!

First thing I had to have was the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One (and no not because I have seen people like Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and like a million other people wearing it…but that helped). The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is a four-way front and back carrier which has an adjustable design with a pressure-relieving waist belt and shaped, padded shoulder straps (I would like to note that this will make it alot easier while picking up the latest pair of Louboutin’s and expecting them, then grabbing a tissue out of my pocket as I put them back). What is great is how this carrier offers not one, but three front carrying positions along with one back carrying position for older babies. That being said, Baby Carrier One is such a convenience and long term investment because it can be used straight from birth without the need for infant inserts to up to three years old. I love the idea of being able to walk around while my little being is hanging out observing the world and all the latest fashions around us. They retail from $129.99- $199.99 depending on the carrier you feel you NEED!Baby Carrier One

I then ran into the Ubbi Diaper Pail and have fallen in love with it… I mean this mechanism is nicer than the majority of the garbage pails I have seen and is something I totally do not mind having out in the open for people to see. Talk about making dirty diapers totally chic. The Ubbi diaper pail is made of powder-coated steel to help as much as it can with odor control (thank goodness). At the top it has a sliding lid, keeping the smell inside the pail as much as possible. While meeting the needs of today’s parents, this award-winning nursery essential offers convenience and ummm how amazing is this? You can use any standard trash bag or reusable cloth liner… I love this because I have seen alot of diaper pails in which you have to use their bags for it to work properly (that being said you can still purchase Ubbi garbage bags). The chic looking Ubbi diaper pail includes a child-proof lock and is available in 12 adorable colours (the pastel pinks and blues melt my heart every time I see them). “All the style and none of the smell – a promising solution for every nursery.” Get yours today for $89.99 and have your nursery look that much better…click the link provided here and find out where you can purchase your’s today –> Oyaco ! 🙂Ubbi_Pails2


Blooming Bath has to be one of the cutest things I have ever laid my eyes on, not to mention, I have nothing but amazing things in regards to safety and comfort for the little peanuts around the world. And for $49.99 I had to get the gender neutral Canary Yellow Blooming Bath!  Its recommended for infants 0-6 months and is a great alternative to hard plastic tubs early on. This super soft bath keeps baby happy and comfortable during bath time. Wring out and hang dry, or machine wash and dry. It’s as simple as that!yellow-plain-large

Crane Humidifiers is a product that I have loved for a while now and works wonders! One thing my doctor said to have in the room, besides, of course, a crib is a humidifier. So why try something new when this is already a great product in my eyes. Whether it’s for you or your little one, breathe easy with this beautifully-designed humidifier that adds moisture to dry air. The cool mist helps fight congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation and dry skin (dry skin is something that I am having a really hard time with right now *tear*). The one-gallon tank runs up to 11 hours, and its quiet operation will hardly be noticed. Available in a bunch of stylish colors, along with adorable little animal shaped ones which are the sweetest I must say, and it can be yours today for $69.99. This humidifier does not require a filter to operate (woohoo).c26-B0046A6WJI-1-l

My baby album with Sophie the Giraffe is something I love to fill out so far, alot which also has to be filled out after little nugget enters this world. It has designated pages for parents to record all the milestones and details of baby’s life (first bath, first smile, first words, first lock of hair . . .) and plenty of space for precious photographs. What’s fun is everything you can fill out before baby is even born like your family tree, what were your first thoughts, baby name ideas. My mom had done one for me with a ton of detail and I love everything about it. So, to be able to do the same thing is something that I truly feel is a need. Buy it for yourself or as a great keepsake gift for $15.00!81mcd8AbkGL



Click the links below to find out what more these brands have to offer!



Blooming Bath


Sophie the Giraffe

Does anyone out there know of any amazing mommy to be notebook where you can write down all the things you went through and felt throughout their pregnancy?

Also if anyone wants to send me a Sophie The Giraffe, the baby Sloth stuffed animal from Indigo or the Mamaroo that would be greatly appreciated.


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