Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Little Beasties Review and Giveaway

First of all, I would like to start off by thanking Julianna from Little Beasties for being so patient with me while it took me a while to get this review and giveaway up.

This is the pocket diaper that that I got for the review.  And I have to say, how hilarious is this!!!  Caution hehehehe.  This diaper is an embroidered diaper with a hidden layer of PUL so that the PUL is never touching your child's skin.  I really like this.  My youngest, the one in diapers, is not as sensitive as my older son (he used to get horrible rashes on his legs from the PUL), I still would rather that not touch his skin if possible.

In the inside of this diaper you can see that there are inner gussets.  To me, inner gussets are probably one of the best options there are out there for cloth diapers.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE inner gussets due to the fact that they really hold up against all the messies that come with diapering!  

I am also LOVING this insert.  I love the snap down option available on the insert.  I believe this makes for a much better insert and a MUCH better fit.  It makes the diaper less bulky as well.  This insert is three layers of microfiber with flannel on the outside.  With the flannel on the outside, it would be okay to also use against your child's skin as an AI2 if you would rather!

As you can see from this picture, my son had the chunky thighs like WOAH!  It is so nice when I find a diaper that hugs those legs perfectly and this one does it and had never left a red mark yet!

As for absorbency and leakage, this diaper takes the cake as well.  I was able to leave this diaper on for nape time with no leaks.  Now, if I wanted to use it for longer than nap time, I would probably have to add an insert to the insert that it comes with, but my son is also a super soaker at night.  

All in all, I believe this diaper may be one of my favorites yet!  Not only that, I can't WAIT to have the money to go shopping and add this one to my collection as well:

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bears for Angel Babies

Hello everyone and sorry it has been so long since I have written. But today, I just have to tell you about what is going on and how I could really use your help!

I decided to tell you about this by giving you a little about me and my situation first. I recently lost twins. I lost the first one on 4/27/13. After I lost that baby, I immediately had a sonogram. I will never forget the hope that day brought me because what I found out that day was that I was having twins. I saw my second baby and his/her heartbeat! It was a wonderful 120 beats per minute and the baby was measuring great. Even my midwife was filled with hope. Two days later, the contractions started and on 4/29/13 my second baby was born to heaven. I was devastated. I didn't know what to do with myself, I didn't know how I was going to continue living knowing that my body turned me down that hard until I joined a support group on Facebook. I realized something then, when you have a full term, healthy baby there is one thing you always get and that is a special present from your loved ones. They all bring you and/or the baby something. A balloon, flowers, and bears. Well, when you loose your babies, you are brought nothing. You are left with not even a baby to hold. You are only left with a positive pregnancy test and sometimes a sonogram. The one thing you get is, “I am so sorry.” I needed to change that.

And so, with that said, Bears for Angel Babies was born! Bears for Angel Babies is a new charity that is dedicated to giving as many Angel Babies the gift they didn't get when they were born to heaven, a handmade bear free of charge. I opened the Facebook page on 5/1/13 and gained about 80 likers and 26 heart filled requests for bears in the matter of hours! And since then, me and my fellow crocheters have sent out a total of 11 bears already but the orders keep coming! I was so excited, but now I am just overwhelmed too. I could really use some extra support. I am hoping to bring in more crocheters that are open to help make some bears. I also really need more monetary support to be able to keep this page going. Other things that could really be helpful are yarn, patterns, and even coupons. I am hoping that as the page grows there will be more and more help, but right now I am asking you to help make a difference. You can donate to Bears for Angel Babies by sending a donation by clicking on this link: If you would like to crochet, donate yarn, or donate coupons you can email me at to get directions or a mailing address.
I want to thank each and every one of you for reading this and at least giving Bears for Angel Babies a thought for a wonderful charity to donate to. If you would like to see the good will being done or would just like more information, you can check us out on Facebook at Thank you again!
I also want to give a shout out to some lovely women who helped me right from the beginning. Special thanks and a special place in my heart to: Stacy Krumel-Rhoads, Jennifer Forsberg, Bethany Wallen, Crystal Fink, Savanah Songer, Lori Luh, Carolyn Strough, Donna Neubeck, Sumi Funayama, Chelsea Ayers, Abby Haritos, Jeanette Burnett, Trel Welker and Sarah Fisher. You all are amazing ladies and thank you so much for helping make the bears, donating when you can, and being an amazing support!