Sunday, September 6, 2015

Being a New Mommy & Miracle Blanket Giveaway

    We had our baby boy...yay! He was born August 5th (his due date) and weighed over 9lbs! Crazy! I definitely never thought a 9 lb. baby could look so tiny! He is amazing and beautiful and we are completely obsessed. 

    He's just over a month old now. It's been quite the learning curve and things change everyday...literally every single day. Of course, the major thing every new parent deals with is sleep deprivation. It's funny, you hear.."sleep now because when the baby comes you won't get to"...and I always thought.."sure..yea..I get it"...I so didn't understand until now. 

    I went several nights the first 2 weeks of his life sitting up in a chair not sleeping at all..zero. I was terrified to put him down because he would just scream and cry. He wouldn't sleep in any sort of bassinet, crib,swing or even the rock and play. I would sit up all night researching ways to get a newborn to sleep...being criticized by people in Facebook groups telling me.."newborns just want to be held.".. "Why don't you want to hold your baby?"...of course I wanted to hold my baby..but after 19 hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing...I was still completely exhausted...add in days upon days of not sleeping, you get a zombie mom with raging hormones that cries her face off at the drop of a hat. 

   After a few days, I found that he would only sleep when he was on my chest...not good..not safe and yes I did this for a few hours on several occasions...I was desperate...I had to find a solution...

    I ordered swaddle after swaddle...some worked kind of..but it wasn't until coming across a blog post of the top swaddlers that I had discovered the magic of "The Miracle Blanket". The burrito type wrap would be my saving grace.

A little about The Miracle Blanket
(From miracleware.com)
  • Stops colic
  • Helps baby sleep better and longer
  • Helps keep babies on their backs 
  • Prevents twitching and “starting”
  • Prevents facial scratches
  • Easy to wrap and stays put
  • Made of 100% super-soft breathable cotton knit – perfect for any climate
  • 1 size fits all, up to 14 weeks 
  • Offers simplicity of design – no buttons, straps, Velcro, knots, or zippers
    This swaddle blanket is the only reason I've gotten ANY sleep the past month. Granted, my little boy wakes up every 2-3 hours at night...but that newborn "startle" reflex doesn't wake him when he is wrapped in the miracle blanket. He is cozy and secure with a similar feeling of being tight in my tummy. 

    After writing the wonderful people at Miracle Ware singing my praises, they have graciously sent me a miracle blanket to give to one of my blog readers. If you have a new baby or know someone that does, this is the ultimate swaddle. If you are expecting a baby, put this on your gift registry...they carry it at many stores, including, Buy Buy Baby. (The Miracle Blanket is designed for baby's up to 14 lbs.) If you would like to see how this amazing invention works, head over to The Miracle Blanket Instructions Page for more info.

Enter to win the Miracle Blanket below! 




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*All opinons are my own. I have not been compensated to write this blog post.

4 comments:

  1. This would be a wonderful gift for a friend who is expecting a grand daughter soon.

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  2. Being a new mom is HARD! Especially when everyone around you has opinions! Im so happy you found something that helps and works for sleeping!!! Now do a room reveal already!! ;-)

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    1. Oh its coming....im bummed I haven't been able to do it yet..but its in my calendar for next week:)

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  3. Words of advice is everyone's an expert ;) go with your gut

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