Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Boutique Showcase #22: The Linky Party Featuring Your Online Shop

I'm back!!  Never in my wildest dreams did I know I would be holding my baby in my arms instead of in my belly at this point in April (I was due in early May), but God had other plans.

So happy to say that we are home after a 3 week stay in the hospital NICU after my early rupture of membranes at 33/34 weeks, and all is well.  Our baby girl has done so well and really just needed a bit more time to mature.

Our family has been richly blessed (and challenged)by different people we encountered in our journey and know that God had us on that path for a reason.  No one would choose to go that route for sure!

My pregnancies are never normal, but this is certainly out of the norm for me having a preemie, but at the same time very similar to my firstborn with induction with a hospital birth.  It was a very trying time for my entire family, having only seen my children two times in 3 weeks (they got very sick and could not come near the hospital).  Sometimes things get worse before they get better in 3 weeks...our chest freezer died, my husband got some news at work, sick kids, car breakdown, you name it we had it!

Enough about me....what have you been up to?  (I may share more baby details in a later post)

I'm ready to get this linky going and see all your shop's goodness!

*Just a reminder that this linky is for online shops or boutiques and not to showcase your blog posts.  All link-ups should have a permalink to your item that is for sale.
The linky party that is open to anyone with an Etsy Shop, Online Shop or Boutique. No worries, you don't have to have a blog to join in, but if you do it would be fantastic if you would grab the marketplace image below and place it somewhere on your blog, just to let your readers know about this wonderful shopping experience.
Link party button for Prodigal Pieces
<div class="Prodigal Pieces-button" style="width: 350px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.prodigalpieces.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t625/ProdigalPieces/marketplace3copy_zps3a70f49d.jpg" alt="Prodigal Pieces" width="350" height="216" /> </a> </div>

The best part...You can link up to three of your individual shop items or shop blog posts. Just make sure these items you are linking are actually available FOR SALE, and link up using the permalink directly to the item or post to make it easy to find. 

A new party begins each week at 8 AM (EST) Tuesdays, so mark your calendar!

Are you here to shop?  Be sure to check back throughout the week because new items are always being added. 

Let's party!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Baby Time Update

This update is long overdue, but I am just now able to post, thanks to my brother loaning me his iPad while I'm in the hospital with our newest addition....a baby girl!

We are beyond joyous to welcome our little sweetheart.

Although the norm for me is a glorious home birth with my kids all around, that was not to be had this time.

At 33, almost 34 weeks, my water broke, which, as you know means a trip to the hospital when you're at this stage of the game.

My birth was nothing like my experiences I've been blessed with at home.  No peaceful setting, no food or water allowed, and lots of stress.  NO FUN.

I would love to be able to show you some pictures of our baby girl.  But that will have to wait until we get home since I don't have a way to upload them here.

A truly heartfelt thank you for your prayers -  we needed every one!

Everyday is a blessing and we are ever-thankful as she progresses and hopefully we can be home again soon.  My kids and hubby have had a nasty cough and have not been able to co me near her yet.  It's been such a trying time, but we do know things could be much worse.

God is in control and is taking care of our every need.

I'll try to update as much as I can.  In the meantime, keep praying!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's Baby Time!

This is going to be a short and sweet post. 

On Thursday of this week, my water broke early morning during my 33rd week of pregnancy. I was just a couple days short of being able to just let labor happen at 34 weeks. 

So, I am currently on bed rest in a very good pediatric hospital, but will be allowed to start labor tomorrow and let baby come.

Obviously, I'm going to be busy and will not be able to do The Boutique Showcase for the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, we covet your prayers for baby's breathing and hope we have good news to share soon. 
We know God is in control and are confident all will be well. Stay tuned for baby news!
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