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A NICU Journey #PrayForLittleMiss

#PrayForLittleMiss
#PrayForLittleMiss

For a little over four months now, our baby has been in the NICU. It’s the hardest journey I’ve ever been on. Every day is a constant roller coaster, and frankly I am not a fan of roller coasters in the first place. Constantly my emotions go up and down. Pain is an ever present pressing feeling in my heart. People tell me I’m strong, that they admire me for the strength I have. I don’t think they fully understand and I’m thankful most can’t as I’d rather no one have to go through this journey.
What I am sustaining with is not anything near strength. It’s the strongest love I have ever felt. It’s helplessness. It’s a circle of handing it to God then taking it back, only to be reminded I can’t handle it and hand it over again. In these four months I have prayed, cried, pushed away, begged and thanked God for every up and down we’ve had. I know He has her in His ever loving hands and deep down I know He is going to take better care of her than I ever could as He heals her. My pain doesn’t subside. My heart aches for her, for me and for my family. Always.
One day, the story of our journey with Little Miss will be used as a tool to show God’s mercy and love even in times saturated with darkness and storms. He has been merciful and loving, He has strategically placed amazing people around me that lift me up and help me each day. He has strengthened our marriage and has shown us the depths of love, marriage and parenthood. I am thankful for these things. Thankful He has cleared out some of the ‘trash’ in our lives, thankful He has taken this time to help form the people we need to be in Him.
I am also tired. Not just physically but emotionally. My spirit cries out to Him daily. Each day I pray with my daughter, I want her to know how to pray and that He is always there. Especially since our natural tendency is to doubt and run from Him. I pray she will be healed, that she will be a living testimony to His glory. At the end of the day, it’s about Him. Even though the mommy in me wants it to be about my beautiful baby, wants her healed in MY time, on MY terms.
I’m learning though, to submit to God. To understand that I don’t need to understand. Yeah, wrap your mind around that. An incredibly wise woman recently told me that in the moments where I feel like He isn’t hearing my prayers or I’m too broken to pray that I need to remember that many others are praying and even if I doubt He hears me, He hears them. I hope you’ll pray for Little Miss with me.

You can find pictures and such using the hashtag #PrayForLittleMiss  I appreciate your comments and support.  May God Bless you and Keep you.

Originally posted 2015-04-27 20:22:51.

Wordless Wednesday.. Not so silent!

UntitledI hope you’ll excuse my absent as of late. We’ve been a little busy welcoming Little Miss into our lives. She was born with a congenital heart defect and has had heart surgery but is on the mend now. She will have others down the road. We are sitting at over 2 months in the hospital right now and it has been quite a stressful roller coaster! We are praying she will be home soon and things will get back to the new normal at the Zoo!

In the meantime, prayers would be fabulous! We’ll be getting some great giveaways up soon so keep an eye out for us! Will share some adorable photos to keep you smiling today!

Enjoy our Not so Wordless Wednesday!

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Originally posted 2015-03-18 00:08:38.

See N Store Multi-Media Organizer from #BabyBeeHaven

BabyBeeHaven_026 seeNstoreCollage Gone are the days where there is nothing to keep the little one’s entertained while Mom is trying to shop.  Not only can they watch movies while we shop, they can also play interactive and educational games!  I saw a 2 year old playing educational games on a tablet, how crazy is that!  No more blocks I suppose!  Though, I do think the classic toys teach important skills, keeping them busy while we shop is one awesome thing of technology.  When Monkey drives me crazy, I toss the phone at her.  She would mindlessly follow after that, as she is gone in technology!  It works with little kids too!  LOL.

One worry is that they will drop the rather expensive little entertainment devices, but that worry is no longer with the Multi Media Stroller Organizer.  It connects to most any rear-facing or traditional stroller so that the device is secure.  It holds most iPads, tablets and portable DVD players and also gives you a little space to stick your phone, a bottle, a clip for your keys and even has an expandable trash bag!

I’m really amazed with the quality of the organizer and if you don’t have a device, it will still come in really handy as the place that holds the tablet/DVD player could easily be utilized to hold other things, perhaps a wallet so you don’t have to carry your purse, some snacks, or whatever you’d like to stick inside.

One safety warning is that they suggest making sure that your stroller won’t tip with the extra weight and suggest a max of 5 lbs.  They also warn not to place hot drinks in the drink holder as there are always those possibilities that you’d spill it on the little one!

Overall, I’m impressed with the See n’ Store Stroller Organizer.  I think that Baby-Bee Haven has made an amazing, quality product which is harder and harder to find these days!  If you’ve got a little one, you’ll want one.  Be sure and check them out!

From The Company

Stroller rides can’t all be as easy as a walk in the park. Whether you’re running errands or waiting in line, sometimes mom needs to keep baby entertained on the go. Finally there’s a stroller organizer that does it all, featuring multi-media storage as well as room for all your must-haves!

  • Keep baby entertained and engaged on the go!
  • Contain, carry, and protect all mom’s must-haves
  • Secure, viewable holder for tablet* or portable DVD player
  • Protective sleeve offers multi-media storage (for traditional strollers)

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Originally posted 2013-08-09 00:01:56.

Lullapop Lullabies CD & Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends 3/7

Music plays such an important role in the development of children, but why shouldn’t we enjoy it too? Lullapop Lullabies is a disc of today’s biggest hits made just for baby!

Lullapop Lullabies

There are so many studies regarding music, for babies and for uplifting spirits.  While many don’t particularly enjoy listening to lullabies, this little collection is a perfect combination for both the little ones and the parents.  Lullapop Lullabies holds a collection of today’s hits made into lullabies.  An interesting combination.

NEW YORK — Innovative independent record label Razor & Tie offers a fresh take on bedtime, naptime, or anytime for the littlest music aficionados with the digital release of Lullapop Lullabies onNovember 17, 2017. This irresistible 21-song album is designed with the millennial family in mind, offering enchantingly “lullafied” instrumental versions of current chart-toppers made famous by the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sia, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, and more.

The gentle, elegant orchestrations on Lullapop Lullabies hit just the right note when it comes to helping babies and toddlers drift off to dreamland. Glockenspiel, harp, and piano blend their sounds, transforming distinctive Top 40 hits like Justin Bieber’s “Despacito,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Adele’s “Hello,” and DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” into serene-and-soothing lullabies for the four-and-under set.  This collection gets an A+ for putting smiles on the faces of parents who already know and love the familiar melodies.

Lullapop Lullabies will be available for streaming and download at all digital service providers, value priced at $7.99 per download. A physical release will follow on January 26, 2018, when CDs will be available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers.

I have many friends whose little ones get stuck on various main stream media music and they tend to get old fast for the adults.  I love the kids music, personally, as it is totally silly and fits my silliness at times.  I highly suggest you check out Bear HuntMonster Suit!  If they aren’t up your alley, perhaps this one will be!

Lullapop CD and Parents Magazine Giveaway Ends March 7

One lucky winner won a copy of Lullapop Lullabies CD and a 2 year subscription to Parents magazine!

 

Bible Verse Gifts Review

Through the years I’ve seen many different name meaning prints.  I love this one because it is unique.  The certificate doesn’t tell the root of a name meaning or some superstition, rather it tells the recipient verses that may very well something that they need to hear.  With each letter, up to 20, there is a verse.  All of the verses start with the letter of the name.
I had this printed as a gift for my new little baby cousin.  It makes a beautiful addition to her nursery wall and bears a little more sentiment than the normal decor, a Christian message is always a good thing to grow up with.  Of course, the nursery isn’t the only place this would work.  They have different designs and backgrounds that will fit any decor or occasion.  One of my favorites is the wedding certificates.  What a special gift for the bride and groom.  They can do any occasion: birthdays, holidays, graduation, baptism, pastor appreciation, Mother’s day and anything else you can think of!
Certificates fit nicely into 8 ½” x 11″ certificate frames, 10″ x 13″ frames (matted to 8″ x 10″) and 11″ x 14″ frames (matted to 8″ x 10″). All these sizes are commonly available, and can be purchased for very reasonable prices.  They are available in English and Spanish and can be customized for any occasion.  Bible Verse offers free shipping for orders over $50.

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