Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by Candy at 11:09 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Posted by Candy at 6:23 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Do you remember the triplets that I made the tiny bereavement gowns for? My friend just told me that Michelle was admitted over the weekend with contractions and is on mag. Michelle is 30.5 weeks pregnant with twins this time. Please pray that she can keep the little ones in a bit longer. She gets her 2nd steroid shot for the babies' lungs tonight. If I remember correctly, the maximum benefit is 24 hours after the last shot, but don't quote me on that.
Posted by Candy at 7:40 AM
Baby Hunter lost his fight for life last night. I just got the news from Kathy. I know my Em was up there welcoming him with open arms.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. I believe Kathy's original email said that they had already lost a 18 weeker. There are just some things that we will never understand. I have a lot to ask the man upstairs one day.
Posted by Candy at 7:36 AM
Monday, March 17, 2008
These little bonnets were made over the weekend (between power outtages due to the tornados) and mailed to Teresa today. Teresa is a Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographer in Ohio. I sent her some little gowns last week from Emmazing Grace and she requested some satin bonnets to go along with them. I've had the privilege to view some of her photographs and they are just amazing. And, what a blessing the NILMDTS photographers are! I swear, she must be on the road non-stop to the hospital. In addition, I can't imagine seeing loss like that so frequently.
Posted by Candy at 1:46 PM
These are a few things for Baby Hunter. This is a little friend of Kathy. He was born at 1 lbs 5 oz. Over the weekend, he contracted NEC, the same intestinal infection that Emma was unable to beat. He had the procedure to put a drain in his intestines. This is the same procedure that was being performed when Emma's heart stopped for the last time. I am fighting for little Hunter like you wouldn't believe. His little footprints have already left his mark on my heart.
I made a little blanket for him. I hope that he can at least lay on it if he can't be wrapped in it. I'm sure it will be quite a while before he can have things close to his skin. Micro-preemie's skin is so very delicate. You can actually see through it in the early days.
"Peanut" is the name of the elephant. I dug it out of some of EGF's things and thought it was so appropriately named for the little peanut that Hunter is. The journal is for Mom and Dad. I bought it a couple of weeks ago in the $1 bin at Michael's.
I tried a new applique stitch (for me) per Amy's encouraging. I did ok with it....could have been worse, could have been better. It's not as nice as Amy's strawberry for sure!
Posted by Candy at 1:43 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Posted by Candy at 5:57 PM
I've never been to one of the big consignment sales. Last night was pre-sale shopping for consignors. It was NUTS!!! I got there about 5 mins before it opened and the line was out to the parking lot. Everyone had laundry baskets in their hands to carry the items around. Thankfully, I still had one in my car from when I dropped my items off on Monday night. It was madness. People were taking everything off the racks, moving to the corner, and sorting what they really wanted.
I spent $193. YIKES!!! But, didn't pay more that $6 or so per item....other than the Leapfrog Learning Table ($12) and the train table ($75). The train table was my frivolous purchase and I kind of wished I had not done it now. It's a big table with 6 bins underneath. There are some tracks with it, too. Hannah doesn't play with her trains anymore (although she may now that we have a table) and I could have waited a bit longer for Austin to be big enough.
I got a 6 pc Gymbo set that is like new. It's the yellow and green line, not sure the name of it. I may split it up and sale what I don't want. I also got a Hartstrings capri set, blue with strawberries. That's really the only namebrand things I was able to pick up. When checking out, I realized all the bathingsuits and nicer Easter dresses were on a rack up front. I'll do better next time now that I have a little more experience. LOL!
Posted by Candy at 8:43 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Posted by Candy at 8:50 AM
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
NILMDTS was on the Today Show this morning. If you want to watch click here, but grab a tissue first. These photograohers do amazing work! I've been in touch with one in Ohio and her photos are breathtaking.
Posted by Candy at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Posted by Candy at 6:59 AM