giggle link love: October edition (giveaway!)

The contest is now closed, y’all! But the rest of the post is still good. This month, we’re excited to share the chance to win a $50 gift card on to one lucky reader!

But first, I want to share a few favorite mobiles. Since I’m on my third baby, acquiring a mobile wasn’t high on my list. Now that Sawyer is looking around more, I’m trying to find the perfect one so I can do indulgent things like shower and make dinner.

Here are a few contenders:

This jungle mobile of plush animals is made with organic cotton. So cute.

These floating sheep are relaxing and peaceful. I also like that it doesn’t scream BABY which makes me think I could hang it somewhere in my home as art (or is that like thinking you’ll wear a bridesmaid dress again?).

I’m embarrassed to admit, but I think this infant stim mobile makes a baby smarter. My friend Val had one for her daughter six years ago and I was jealous.

This skwish mobile might be the right combination of relaxing and stimulating.

Am I overthinking this? Argh. I hate indecision!

On our giggle GAB blog recently:

On Celebrating Baby’s First Halloween: As worked up as I personally get over Halloween, I realize it’s not for everyone. So if you are not an observer of Halloween, rest assured that you get a pass during your first year as a parent. Your baby will be none the wiser. Be warned however (insert wicked laugh), that as you move forward in your parenting career, expectations will heighten.  More »

My Pregnancy Bucket List: The last few weeks of pregnancy are tricky. Not only is it a huge mystery when the baby will actually make an appearance, but also I’m uncomfortable, itchy and cranky. My proposed remedy is to fill my calendar with nurturing fun activities to keep myself amused and entertained. This is my third pregnancy, so I’m strategic: I will also throw in a few nesting tasks so I can cross some items off my to-do list.  More »

Win $50 on giggle! It’s easy. Visit giggle and tell us in the comments what you’d like to spend it on. We’ll choose one winner at random on November 1. U.S. residents only please.