Monday, November 18, 2013

Hi there!!! I was just signing on to post a picture of the most recent SSK hat that was sent out to a 6 pound cutie born a few weeks early.  I hope he and his Mom and Dad love it!!! Here is his special gift:


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sweet Savannah Knits Makes a Donation!

Last year around this time I was a busy bee knitting up Christmas hats to donate to the Preemie Project ( The Preemie Project collects and donates hats/booties/blankets and all kinds of things to NICU's in the Iowa area.  I loved loved loved doing this donation because the hats and booties turned out so cute and I just know they brought smiles to the parents that have babies in the NICU during the holidays.  As much as I would love to make such a large donation again this year, I just won't have the time to complete so many with our own little bundle coming in just 3 weeks (or if he's ready, possibly sooner).  I decided that I wanted to be sure Sweet Savannah Knits contributed and helped this holiday season so we did just make a 50 dollar donation to the "Black Friday" donation fund to the Preemie Project!!!! Every year on Black Friday they go out to the fabric stores and purchase tons and tons of supplies at extremely cheap prices. These materials are used to make blankets, sleepers, hats, you name it, all year for the tiny babies. They have workshops during the year to sew!! I was so proud to give some of SSK's money to them with all that they do!!! Check out their website for more info on them!  Even with this donation I do hope I can at least send a couple Christmas hats/booties their way this year!!

We received a teddy bear hat request for a little boy born at 34 weeks weighing in at 6 pounds yesterday!! He is a great weight but still needs breathing assistance. I started his little hat this morning and will show pictures when it's finished!
We are getting close for baby D2's arrival!!! Official c section date is December 3rd. Three weeks away from tomorrow!!!  Tomorrow is my first weekly doctors visit and I'll start getting NST every week. Just to make sure his heart rate sounds good and he's not in any kind of distress in there.
Last weekend we had our 2nd baby shower!! We are ALL set for baby that is for sure! The past week I've been a crazy nester putting everything away and going back and forth to Buy Buy Baby making sure we have everything we need for his home coming!! Here are some pictures from our absolutely beautiful shower. Thank you to my Mom and big Sis for such a wonderful day!!!
Yummy cup cake cake
Adorable center pieces with bottles and tons of much needed diapers!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Savannah's Headstone

It has been awhile but our sweet girl finally received her headstone. It is such a strange thing to be excited about but for some reason we are.  I'm just happy to have her resting spot look so cute and beautiful, just like her.  In some way having her headstone brings another level of closure. It's hard to explain really.  I'm really excited for spring now because I plan on planting a little flower garden right in front of the stone.  We chose the teddy bear because, as most of you know, teddy bears was Savannah's "thing." So it just fits her perfectly! I hope you love it baby girl. We will do anything for you and love you so much! Here it is:

Last weekend we had our first baby shower for Baby D2!! Wow, are we so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. We received so many wonderful gifts. Baby D2 is already so spoiled!!! Thank you to my Mother in law and Aunt in law for throwing such a beautiful shower!!!  Here are a few pictures from our wonderful day:

Scott, Me and Baby D2 at almost 34 weeks
Yummy cake from Sue!!! Delicious Creations!
Gorgeous hand sewn blanket! Thank you Maggie!
We had our 34 week ultrasound on Tuesday and it went great!! Baby currently weighs 5 pounds and 3 ounces! Keep growing little guy!  He is head down and pretty low so we were not able to get a good profile shot of him. But he looked great on the ultrasound machine. Doc did a thorough check on his organs, placenta, fluid and measurements. He is measuring in the 47th percentile!! I'm one proud mama. Keep watching over your little brother Savannah!!  Oh, and scheduled c section is officially  set for Tuesday December 3rd!! 4 weeks from this Tuesday. Holy Moly!!!
 The nursery is all ready!!! We hung up all the wall hangings, including his name (which is still a secret) and just waiting to fill it with more stuff from shower #2 this weekend!!! I'm having so much fun organizing all of his stuff and getting the house all ready for him. I've even  gotten in the Christmas spirit (WAYYY earlier this year then ever for me) because this year will be so special. I'm always dreaming of all our memories we will have with our rainbow!  I decided to take some pictures of the nursery today with our fancy camera. Little obsessed you ask?? Maybe = )
Basket o' stuffed animals!
And of course Theodore the GIANT teddy bear. He is actually Savannah's but she's letting her little brother have him!
Sweet Savannah Knits has been a little slow lately with requests. If anyone knows or has a baby in the NICU please request a gift!!!  I've been looking into ways I can use some of the generous donations to donate toys or anything needed for the NICU babies this Christmas. Unfortunately I won't be able to make many Christmas hats this year since the baby will be taking up most of my time for awhile. I still wanted to be sure SSK did something special for the Christmas NICU babies this holiday season!! If anyone has any ideas of suggestions please let me know!