Tuesday, June 18, 2013

40 SETS!!!!

This morning I just finished my 40th hat and bootie set!!!!! It's amazing that I have completed and mailed out 40 gifts to these beautiful babies and amazing parents. I feel so blessed to be able to do this for them.  I know I love getting fun things in the mail so I hope these gifts are bringing some joy!
Here is the 40th set for a sweet baby boy who was born at 25 weeks gestation weighing in at 1lb 8oz. He currently weighs 2lbs. Grow baby Grow!!!!!

And a little update on Baby D2:   I am 15 weeks today! It's actually hard to believe as time is going pretty fast.  Even though time seems to be going quickly I am trying to be sure that I'm soaking in every minute of being pregnant with this little peanut. I don't want to miss a moment!  We have another doctors appointment in a week from today and then in about 4 or 5 weeks we will be having our anatomy scan. Which means.......... we will find out the gender of the baby!  I can't wait to find out but I'm focusing more on the baby being healthy. The anatomy scan isn't only to find out the gender but to be sure baby is growing correctly!  Oh and for anyone wondering, Scott and I have picked out names for both boy and girl........ but you will have to wait until the baby is born to find out. Yes, I know, some may find this annoying haha. But you'll just have to wait = )
I hope everyone had a great Father's Day on Sunday!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Teeny Tears!!

As promised here are a few pictures of the latest hat/bootie sets that have been sent out!!  First one was sent to a sweet baby girl named Ellie Rose (beautiful name) weighing in at 3lbs and 9 oz.

Just yesterday I sent out a set of teddy bear hats for twin boys weighing in at around 3 pounds each. How cute will they look!!!
They also got matching booties but I forgot to take a picture before I sent the package..oops!!
We are currently at 39 hats/bootie sets sent out to the NICU babies!!! Almost to 40!! I can't believe it!
I'm so proud to say that Sweet Savannah Knits is on the Teeny Tears website!!!!! Check out Teeny Tears and Savannah's article:  http://teenytears.blogspot.com/2013/06/for-love-of-savannah-savannah-knits.html

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


We have BIG news in the Dussman household!!!!  Sweet Savannah is going to be a BIG sister!!!! 
Scott and I are happy to announce we are expecting baby #2 early December! I am currently 13 weeks along.  It has been a long journey but I feel with all my heart that come December we are going to be blessed with what we have been dreaming about for so long. I would be lying if I said the past 13 weeks have been blissful and easy. I've been a nervous wreck!! However, my doctor has been great and I'm so happy I'm out of the first trimester! I just knew from day one that this little bean sprout was going to be healthy.  I mean, after all, he/she has the most awesome and beautiful angel looking over!!!
Here is baby's ultrasound picture measuring right at 12 weeks!! I'm just smitten with that cute little face = )
12 Week Ultrasound
I know it has been awhile since I last wrote a blog. I've been very preoccupied as you can see!!!  I have, however, sent out a couple hat/bootie orders!!! Pictures to come as I'm still currently working on a set for baby boy twins weighing just 3 pounds each. I've been a busy bee today trying to get their cute little booties done (they must have warm toes) so I can get their sets out!!  So stay tuned!
I wanted to also, spread the word on a FANTASTIC movie that has been made. Maybe some of you have heard of it already.  It is called Return To Zero and it is about a couple who has a stillborn baby. It features Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein.  The whole movie is about the grief and hardships this couple goes through after going through this tragic event. This is a topic that has never been shown in a movie.   Per their website, their Mission Statement is as follows:
While this film is intended for a wide-release to audiences regardless of their life experience, RETURN TO ZERO fills a particular niche for a market that has gone unserved -- those who have or know someone who has experienced the devastating loss of stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death.
The statistics on stillbirth, which is the loss of a child after 20th week of pregnancy, are remarkable. In the U.S. alone there are approximately 36,000 stillbirths a year. That is equivalent to the amount of people who die in traffic accidents across this country every year. Yet, this topic has never been the central theme of a feature film.
The impact that one stillbirth has on the mother, the father, their family, and friends is devastating -- a shock-wave of pain, guilt and then, too often, silence. The majority of those affected, especially the mothers, suffer in this silence often believing that their grief and trauma is theirs to bear alone.
While planning to entertain and enlighten all audiences with a dramatic tale of the strength and resilience of the human spirit, RETURN TO ZERO intends to break through the silence and become a beacon of cinematic light to the millions in search of answers, understanding and healing.
The reason why I think this movie is Fantastic is because it is a great way to spread awareness and break the silence on stillbirth and infant death.  There is still such a taboo and a hush hush when it comes to this.  But why? It happens, sadly, all the time! The couples who experience it feel alone and feel as though they are the only ones this has happened to because NOBODY talks about it.  It is the most awful way to feel.   After losing Savannah I obsessed with reading stories that people posted online and others I connected with who had lost a baby. It helped me so much. It is so sad that most people suffer alone.   I am not sure when this movie will be coming out for us to view.  I know they director and producers are trying to spread the word on the movie and to show Hollywood that there is absolutely an audience of people who will go see this movie.  I pray it goes to the theaters. It will be a very hard movie for me to watch. I'll probably bawl my eyes out the entire time BUT it is something people need to see!   For more info on this movie go to their website:  http://www.returntozerothemovie.com/index.php
Like always, I want to give a HUGE thank you to those that have donated to Sweet Savannah Knits in the last months!!!! It is because of you that I can help provide warmth and comfort to the NICU babies and their parents!
I hope everyone is doing great and I will post pictures of the hat/bootie sets that I've sent our recently soon!!