My Spring Celebration Announcement + Shutterfly Giveaway

If you saw my big announcement a few weeks ago, then you already know that my spring announcement is baby #2. Unfortunately, the news came with LOTS of sick. Man, it has been tough. (Moms, I know you sympathize.) So for the first trimester, my big announcement, hasn’t been much of a celebration… Heading into my second trimester, I am happy to say that some of my energy has returned, but not all of it and the throwing up hasn’t ceased. (Seriously, how is this baby supposed to grow if I can’t get any food into me?!?!) Hopefully, as this trimester progresses I will find that big boost of energy I so desperately crave.

In the mean time, since celebrating the baby has been a little tough so far, I want to celebrate what has gotten me this far in my pregnancy — my husband and daughter. My husband has taken over all wifely duties to make sure this house is kept in some kind of order and there is something for my daughter to eat. (Seriously, left up to me, she would starve — I can’t set foot in a grocery store!) God bless him, he has taken over Dad and Mom roles — no wonder she asks for him all day long.

And my daughter, what a trooper. How many three year olds do you know that will sit and watch TV while Mom naps next to them without causing trouble? It’s a handful having to care for her when all I want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep until October, and some days it has been too much. But for the most part she deserves celebration for her patience and love.

Of course, as this belly continues to expand and I count down to the day when I can find out the gender, there will be many more days of baby celebration to come. (I can’t wait to feel the baby move!) And I know the day I find out the gender, I will begin in full force planning the nursery and the all-important baby announcements. Since I use Shutterfly for all of my photo projects, you can bet my birth announcements will come from there. And hopefully before baby #2 arrives I can finally finish the 6th installment of K’s baby book — yes, really it will take 6 nearly 100 page 12×12 Shutterfly photo books to complete K’s first year baby book 🙂

This is similar to what I did for K with the toes and fingers. Very sweet.

I LOVE this one with the D is for Dylan. Room for multiple pictures, and super cute baby font with a monogram.

I LOVE the idea of including K in the picture with her new baby – I think this will be a must for me.

Oh, there are so many choices!

Here’s hoping baby #2 starts to be nicer to mom and my energy returns! In the mean time, here’s a giveaway from my fav photo company.

Win it – One luck TheSuburbanMom reader will win a coupon code for a free 8×8 photo book!

Mandatory Entry – Tell me what you are celebrating this spring OR what memories you would use the photo book to capture.

Additional Entires: (Must do the mandatory entry first)

  1. “Like” TheSuburbanMom on Facebook. (Already a do, that counts too, just leave a comment below.)
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  3. Follow TheSuburbanMom on Twitter (@SuburbanMomClub) and tweet about this giveaway. “Enter to #win a Shutterfly photobook from TheSuburbanMom @SuburbanMomClub #cleverspring #giveaway”
  4. Enter the Scott Naturals and/or Veggie Tales giveaways.

Contest ends April 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM. Open to U.S. residents in the continental U.S. only. Winning comment will be chosen at random by and contacted for shipping information. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

64 thoughts on “My Spring Celebration Announcement + Shutterfly Giveaway”

  1. i would use the book for spring/Easter pictures to give to one of the grandmas for Mother’s Day.
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  2. The coupon drive at Praise Chapel food bank 590 bullhead city az 86442 and the success the lord grants them at this easter time

  3. I like you on fb and get your emails. What I’m doing next on Shutterfly is creating a photo book of my daughter’s first trip, which was funded by her grandparents – so the book is for them as a thank you for the trip.

  4. We’re celebrating the birth of our 3rd child, Anna Elizabeth, who arrived on March 1st! =o) She’s growing SO fast, but I’d love to use this book for her!

  5. Thanks for a great blog and for offering the chance to win a Shutterfly album! I would use it to make another baby book about my 14-month old son. I am constantly making them for my husband and I and each of our families as gifts. We all can’t get enough of looking at our first born (their first grandchild)! The pics I took with my son in a bed of daffodils last Sunday on Easter would make a perfect Mother’s day gift for the grandma!


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