Big congratulations to sweet little Abigail, the winner of our Halloween costume contest! How cute does she look in her chick costume?? We couldn't help but melt as soon as we saw her, and then we were further moved when we heard that she has been through a lot in her short life, and was actually recovering from heart surgery when this photo was taken. Here are a few words from her mom Trisha:
"Thanks so much for your kind gift of the Baby Box! It was fun to see all the 'likes' on Abigail's picture with her chick outfit! She was thrilled when the hospital volunteer brought her the outfit to wear on Oct. 31st. Even though she wasn't feeling the greatest in that hospital bed, she sported that outfit with a big, bright smile!
We have been through a rollercoaster journey since Abigail's open heart surgery on Sept. 17, 2014. What was expected to be a 7-10 day hospital stay at Sick Kids Hospital in Ontario ended up being 6 weeks due to multiple complications. It has been almost a week now that we have been home and she is doing quite well. Throughout all these weeks, we have continued to tell ourselves that we will not be given more than we can handle OR we will be given strength to get through whatever may come our way.
Abigail has Down Syndrome, which has opened up a whole new world for our family....a wonderfully blessed one! We feel so lucky to be given her and will do our best at bringing her up like any other child.
During these 6 weeks of hospital life, our 5 other children were at home with a babysitter and dad (on and off between hospital and work), which was not very easy on them. The changes were overwhelming, and the time seemed to go much too long for them. We are all SO happy to be together as a family again and pray it continues this way! Tomorrow we will get Abigail's heart checked again by her cardiologist with an echo and hope all is well. Since she has moderate leakage of one valve, she will be followed by her doctors for her lifetime.
Throughout this journey, we have been surrounded by the support of family, friends, acquaintances and even people we have never met! We have been so blessed! If you would like to follow Abigail's journey, we are on Facebook at Believe in Down Syndrome.
Thanks so much for what you do, and I wish you all the best!"
Shh, We're Having a Secret Sale!
As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to reflect on how grateful we are for you, our lovely customers! Just for you, we are having a secret sale -- simply enter code THANKS at checkout for 20% off between now and midnight PST on November 30th.
The Cutest Customers
We are in love with this adorable picture of Teddy that was recently sent to us from Al of The Dad Network! Remember to email firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of your baby in one of our Baby Boxes, and we will mail you a free Aiden + Anais swaddle blanket.
Here are a few of our favorite links from the past month. Enjoy!
- 3 Versatile, Fashionable Products For Parents By Blogger Jenn Barre (you'll find Baby Boxes on this list, naturally!)
- Incredible C-Section Photos Show The Beauty In Every Type Of Birth
- A Working Mother's Plea To The President
- What Fatherhood Looks Like
- 20 Years of Protecting Infants During SleepBabies
Pasadena Theater Ticket Giveaway + Discount
We thought those of you who live in So Cal might be interested in winning a FREE family 4-pack to see Sleeping Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse! Simply email us at email@example.com to enter the giveaway. The winner will be emailed and announced at 12pm PST on November 30th, 2014.
You can also purchase a family 4-pack directly from the Pasadena Playhouse's website for just $99 using promo code FAMPAC4 at checkout.
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