Baby boy arrived at 9.08 pm on Tuesday 16th December, two and a half weeks before his due date, weighing 6lb 11oz. I have lots more to say, and thousands more photos to choose from, but for now here are a few photos from his birth day.
If you read my last post you will know that this is a special weekend for Beebies Baby Store. There’s lots going on to celebrate because they have been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Loved By Parents awards. Voting closes tonight, so there’s still just about time to vote here. These are my reasons why #welovebeebies.
They are a small independent business and that reason alone makes me want to support them. Yes I know it’s stating the obvious when they are up for a Best Independent Retailer award, but I wouldn’t like to pass up the opportunity to mention that I’m not a fan of big faceless companies and I will always try to support independent retailers as much as I can.
The company is run by the very lovely Ami who has built the business up from scratch. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Baby Tilda Barn Dance, and she was just as nice as I expected from the way she comes across on twitter. It’s good to know that if ever there were any problems with an order there would be a friendly person at the other end of the phone or an email to sort things out.
The range and quality of the products is excellent. I’ve been browsing the website, looking at the lovely maternity and baby clothes, and also
playing with testing toys at several Lullaby Trust fundraising events. I am very much looking forward to having an excuse to buy some of them for baby number five.
Another reason we love Beebies is because they work with several charities, including the Lullaby Trust. Ami has worked tirelessly to help Jennie in her efforts to raise money since her little girl, Matilda Mae, died aged 9 months from SIDS. It has been wonderful to see the support and encouragement she has given to Jennie, and their fundraising achievements together have been truly remarkable.
And finally, we love Beebies because of the personal touch. This is shown by the way Ami interacts with her customers on twitter, and the friendly personal service. We were also lucky enough to be sent a party pack to celebrate with Beebies this weekend – I thought it was a lovely idea, and I particularly liked the handwritten message on the parcel. It’s so much more fun and rewarding working with, and shopping with, small independent companies.
Well done for all your hard work Ami and I really hope you win the award. You deserve it!
I am proud to be supporting the very lovely Beebies Baby Store as they launch their #WeLoveBeebies weekend. Beebies has recently been shortlisted as “Best Independent Retailer” in the Loved By Parents awards, and to celebrate they are planning a weekend-long party! Come and join in the fun and help get #WeLoveBeebies trending on twitter and facebook.
Here’s what’s happening this weekend:
Friday 27th June
12-3pm The Beebies Baby Awards hosted by @ChelleMccann with lots of prizes on offer
3-5pm Ask the Owner – live Q&A with Beebies owner Ami Holt.
Saturday 28th June
Tell us, on your blog, why Beebies Baby Store will be getting your vote as “Best Independent Retailer” for a chance to win a £100 Beebies voucher!
Tweet your blogpost with the #WeLoveBeebies hashtag before 9pm on Saturday 28th June and the winner will be announced on Sunday 29th June.
Sunday 29th June
10am #WeLoveBeebies competition winner announced
1-3pm Beebies Top Tips – tips from parenting experts with a very special guest or two!
8-9pm Join Beebies for #BabyHour where they will be sharing their favourite Maternity, Baby and Toddler products with some fab special offers!
Please have a browse on their lovely website and join in with the party this weekend. You can vote for Beebies in the Loved By Parents awards here.