Monday, August 1, 2016

Day #7 - the best day yet!

How about a giveaway to celebrate our good news leaving the hospital and continued pregnancy? 




Pink Blush Maternity has given me a $75 credit to their online store to give away to one of my readers. They have maternity AND women's clothes! Anyone can win unless you have won a Pink Blush giveaway in the last 3 months.

Comment on this blog post with your best parenting advice. Brennan will chose a random number and the winner will be chosen tomorrow afternoon. You MUST include your email address in the post.

25 comments:

  1. I'm SO glad things are going to be ok and you get to go home still pregnant! Best parenting advice (which you already know with Brennan): Laugh a lot and cuddle often!

    Email is ravesharp@gmail.com

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  2. Continuously praying for you and your family.

    Best advice; pick your battles sometimes letting them dress themselves is better then fighting over what you want them to wear lol

    JaziyaC@gmail.com

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  3. What great news!!!

    Best advice: be a living example for your children. They are more receptive to your actions, than your words.

    jjeanhilton@gmail.com

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  4. Best Advice: Let it go! They are only little once. Messy house, oh well! Hotdogs for dinner???they'll survive! Weight gain...but bigger clothes! Laugh a lot, play a lot, and don't take life so seriously! So happy to hear that you are going home!! Xo
    Minchillofamily@gmail.com

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  5. So glad to hear your awesome news! God is good! Best advice, Cherish every single moment good and bad. It goes by way too fast! hawa622@gmail.com

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  6. I'm so glad you're feeling better and snowflake is staying out!! Rest up and take it easy Maureen!!

    Best advice: don't take the little things for granted there will come a day they don't want to snuggle or play with us or hold our hand in public or even need us for a bath cherish every second ❤️❤️❤️

    martimalek@gmail.com

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  7. So happy for you and Baby Snowflake! Praying for a long (but not tooooo long), healthy pregnancy. :)

    Best advice would be to enjoy every moment you can (cliche I know...). In my short 10 months as a mom, I've learned how quickly she is growing up. When she falls asleep on me, sometimes it's ok to just lay there, cuddle, and nap with her, instead of rushing to lay her in the crib so I can fold some towels. :)
    SRNALLEY5@GMAIL.COM

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  8. Children do not think like adults. Things that don't mean much to you may mean the world to them. Try to remember that after a long shift and they are crying bc they want a certain cup and their food in a certain place on their plate. Also, if they get older and start talking about a certain boy a lot and you've heard the same story a trillion times. :)
    So excited you are going home!! Continued prayers. Just wanted to give simple advice and heartfelt congrats on busting out of there--listen to your mommy's heartbeat a Lil longer snowflake <3

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  9. So glad to hear that you are getting to leave the hospital with a healthy snowflake still nestled comfortably.

    The best advice that I have is to remember that we all have days when we don't handle stressful situations and conflicts very well & we throw out unkind words. In those moments with your kids sometimes the best thing to say is, "It sounds like you are having a tough day. Do you need a hug to help you reset your attitude?" That phrase has worked well on all 4 of my kids, and I think they are pretty darn amazing.

    So happy for you,
    Holly

    emerickfamilyadoption@gmail.com

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  10. Yay! I'm so glad you're doing so much better! We will continue to pray!

    My best parenting advice would be: you really *don't* know anything! Hahaha! Just when you think you've got things figured out, they go and switch things up on you! So just go with the flow & take things as they come. :)

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  11. So happy for yall and still praying!!
    Best parenting advice.. don't forget to still take time for your marriage. That was what started your family and it's crucial to keeping it growing. So in between cherishing your precious girls, remember to cherish each other as well :)
    Katielynhope@gmail.com

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  12. I'm so happy for you!
    My best advice is to pick and choose your battles. I used to stress about every little thing. I've learned to live in the moment and love my boys with everything I have. Rough times come and go. Stay strong and the good times are always around the corner. Sending my love all the way to your family.
    Email is amk0614@gmail.com

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  13. I'm SO glad that things have calmed down and they're letting you come home!! Praying that for you and baby snowflake!!

    Best advice- accept help when it's offered. Even when you can handle it. God didn't call us to be superheroes (although most of us operate as if it were a calling) lol

    Love y'all!

    Steph

    Smw.whiteside@gmail.com

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  14. I'm so happy you girls are doing well! Best advice is always spend time with your kids. Dishes and laundry will always be there but babies aren't babies forver. Love to you guys! God is good!

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  15. So happy to hear this wonderful news!

    My advice is: Follow your little's lead! She knows best when and how to tell you what she needs. Read your little more; read into universal advice less. When all else fails, trust your gut. Mama instinct is STRONG!

    morganeduffy@gmail.com

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  16. Maureen I've been praying for you all week and I'm so happy to hear you're getting to go home! Bed rest only seems fun in theory ;)
    My parenting advice is to try not to sweat the small stuff. Things that seemed like a big deal when my toddler was an infant now seem silly to me, and i'm sure a few years down the road i'll fee the same way about the "issues" I feel like I face today!

    kristinabaron1@gmail.com

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  17. Best news yet! Feeling them kick is so much fun (especially when others can feel it too). My best parenting advice - don't stop living because your child is "on a schedule". Sometimes my 18 month old goes down for a nap late because we were out having fun at the park. She'll survive. Sometimes she goes to be hours past her bedtime because we went to a baseball game. So far she's bounced right back and the next night goes down normally. I have friends who "can't do ..." because it interferes with nap/lunch/bed etc. Yes schedules are good but don't stop your life for them.
    bethany8892@gmail.com

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    Every child is so different and their needs are different, so my advice would be to lay down the expectations, schedules, and any ocd tendencys and go with your child's flow. I also love the idea of datenights with each child invidually every once in a while to show them each attention. Give yourself a lot of grace and my number one piece of advice: wake up FOR your child, not TO your child. I spent months and months waking up with my kids- cranky, no shower, pjs all day, no quiet time. I give them my best when I awake before them as much as possible- get my heart and mind right and get dressed everyone in a while ��
    Erica Gonsoulin

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  19. My best parenting advice is always to just follow YOUR gut. Everyone has opinions and what has worked for them. Honestly if I felt uneasy about something I didn't do it. And if I felt good about it I did. What works for some may not work for you. You'll just know. Don't second guess yourself. And if you don't know, ask for advice and allow others to help guide you. I am glad you are doing better and Little snowflake will be a snowball before you know it!!!��
    J1stutz@yahoo.com

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  20. My favorite advice is trust your body and trust your baby!
    seasidedoulaservices@gmail.com

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  21. So glad to hear everyone is safe and sound!!

    Advice: I know you want to breastfeed. It's a team sport. Mom, baby, AND dad. Let your husband bring you food and drinks. And have him be in charge of washing/sterilizing bottle/pump parts. Even brining the baby to you and helping position the baby is a huge help! We are 10 months and going strong because of all of my husband's help

    vmclean87@gmail.com

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  22. Wonderful update!!

    My best advice is to try and take in every moment. Though the days are long, the years are so short. I feel like I've barely blinked and my oldest is already 6 years old and starting first grade this week.

    Jess.r.anderson@gmail.com

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  23. I'm so glad you're going home! Praying for you and the baby! Bryce and I were just planning a visit. I'm glad you're both healthy though. We love you and reading your blog!

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  24. The best advice I ever heard was to be the last one to let go when hugging your baby! I hug Liam as long as he will let me and only let go when he lets go first. ❤️❤️

    Jenterry88@gmail.com

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  25. Hello soon-to-be neighbor! The best parenting advice I can offer is to start the big girl cup when you start the sippy cup. That way she'll always be able to take a drink even if you don't have a sippy cup available!

    colleenjbarker@gmail.com

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