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{GIVEAWAY} Baby Bubbles Customizable Onesies

We were graciously given onesies for review. All opinions are that of the blog contributor. Don’t forget to visit the end of the post for the giveaway!

Inspired by the premature birth of her niece in 2013 Ruby, Teresa Skrepenski was inspired to create Baby Bubbles, a clothing line of onesies and interchangeable Velcro patches with traditional and cute messages like “Baby Trucker” or “Daddy’s Girl.” Baby Ruby weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce and was 14.5 inches long at birth and her early start even inspired the name. The name Baby Bubbles is a take on how preemie babies begin their lives. Skrepenski said, “When preemies are born they begin their lives in an incubator (bubble), where their environment is controlled and sterile.” [Read more]

{Book Review} Peanut: A Storybook for Mighty Preemie Babies

Sometimes preemie parents take their traumatic NICU experiences and turn them into something positive. Preemie mom, Lindsay Nolan, is one of these parents.

Lindsay never expected to become a preemie parent. “I come from a family of nine girls,” said Lindsay, “so I figured if my mother could handle pregnancy that many times, my first pregnancy would hopefully go nice and smooth.”

Unfortunately, Lindsay developed preeclampsia early in her pregnancy and her son Henry arrived at 32 weeks gestation weighing 2 pounds 15 ounces. He quickly dropped to 2 pounds, 5 ounces.

“My NICU experience had its ups and downs.” said Nolan. “I was so in love with my child. It was rare that I left the hospital in the two months I was there, only to grab a few necessities from home and return.”

To cope with the stress of having her only child in the hospital, Lindsay began writing a “love story” to her preemie son. “It was my way of documenting what happened for when he was older.” Eventually, the private love story transformed into a way to offer other preemie parents hope. [Read more]

{Giveaway} BABYBJÖRN

We have an exiting MEGA giveaway this month for two baby products from BABYBJÖRN, a Babysitter Balance  (bouncer) and Baby Carrier Miracle (infant carrier). BABYBJÖRN Babysitter Balance The BABYBJÖRN Babysitter Balance can help babies with motor skills and balance as they enjoy the gentle rocking motion. These ergonomic bouncers are baby-powered which means – no batteries required!  The […]

Three Winners!

I would like to announce a surprise for the giveaway – we have three winners!  Michele Kemper has agreed to donate two additional copies of “A Pound of Hope” for our readers in hopes of spreading prematurity awareness and brightening lives this Christmas season. So, without further ado, the three lucky winners are: Michaela, Jodie, […]

Giveaway!

I’m hoping that all of you had the chance to read my review of “A Pound of Hope”.  It’s an incredible book and I recommend it to all of you, to your families, and to your doctor. The authors generously gave me a free copy to award to the winner of this giveaway.  Yippee! So, […]