Sunday, September 29, 2013

What's been going on!!!

I've been a bit MIA and for good reason! The a week ago last Tuesday while changing my now 5 month old little girl I felt a lump near the base of her spine. I took her to the doctor just to have it checked.... the three words that came out of his mouth shook me to the core "Spina Bifida Occulta."

Now, when I hear the words spina bifid I automatically think a debilitating condition that would effect my daughter the rest of her life. The doctor told me I would need to have an ultrasound done on her spine to determine the severity!
I made it out the door, half way to my car and started weeping! I was so afraid, so unsure of what all of this meant, and could mean for us!

I spent the next 3 days on the phone with the insurance company trying to figure out a place to have the scan done. Two days later I called again and was given an appointment at the children's hospital in Nashville, TN.

In the mean time I took my baby girl to me to Bible study (Minivan Mayhem) and shared the news with my group. I asked whomever felt led to come forward and lay hands on my daughter and pray!
About a dozen moms came forward to pray!
The Bible tells us to pray specifically! So that is what I did! I prayed that when her spine was examined there would be nothing found! I had to be strong. I had to trust that God Himself had not only me, but my whole family in His grip of grace! I had to lay her on the altar once again and give her over to Him! So I did! I had such an amazing sense of peace in my heart. Knowing that no matter what the diagnosis was, that it was going to be ok. Romans 8:28 says that God uses ALL things for good for those that love Him. Not just the good times, the times of rejoicing and peace, but also in the midst of the storm when we are so afflicted, confused and hurt that we can't seem to find solid ground to stand on!

Then came the day for the appointment for the ultrasound!
My neighbor graciously went with me and we had the scan done (she cried through the whole thing)!
The next day I scheduled an appointment with her doctor to give us the results. I received a call from his office that day telling me that they did not have the results yet and it would be awhile before they did. More waiting!

Finally the phone rang! The lady on the other end told me that the scan showed NO ABNORMALITIES!!! My baby girl had been healed!

I have seen God work in my life, and in the lives of those around me these last two weeks like never before!

I stand in awe of Him!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Thursday, September 26, 2013

BG 4.0 Cloth diaper Winner

A huge thank you to all of you that voted for my baby girl for the Citrus Lane contest, we didn't win, but it sure was fun to enter and see all those adorable babies!
The lucky winner of the Bumgenius 4.0 cloth diaper is Kathy W.
Congrats mama, you have been e-mailed.
You have 48 hours to respond to claim your prize before another winner is picked!

Don't forget there is currently a giveaway on the blog for a one size pocket diaper and medium wet bag from Lone Star Baby Rumps! You can find that giveaway HERE!

~Mama of the Littles~

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lone Star Baby Rump cloth diaper and wet bag review and #GIVEAWAY {US/Canada}

I was so excited when I found Lone Star Baby Rump while searching the net for #clothdiapers!
I was even more excited when I found out I was being sent a large wet bag and an 'ABC Rump' pocket diaper to try on my little girl!

This is what I received:
I am super impressed with the cuteness factor on both of these! The wet bag has a snap handle which is great because it fits right on the doorknob next to my changing table!

The minky pocket diaper came with two inserts. The white one is a microfiber insert and the off-white one is bamboo!

The inside of the diaper:

 The adorable "ABC" print:
 The pocket opening! Looks a bit small but really does stretch so you can easily get the inserts in and out without any issue!

This diaper fit my little one very well!
We had not issues with leaks, or gaps around the legs or anything like that. The diapers are a really nice fit, even on a skinny Minnie :)
**sorry for the blurry pictures, these were taken from my phone**

The diaper is a bit bulky, but considering it's a one size diaper and had the two inserts inside, I'd say it's very comparable to other one size diapers on the market!

Here are some of the cloth diapers and wet bag prints currently listed for sale at Lone Star Baby Rump:

You can purchase a medium-sized wet bag directly from Lone Star Baby Rump for only $14.00! The pocket diapers are also available on the website for $13.50

Thanks to Lone Star Baby Rumps, one of you is going to win a one size pocket diaper and a medium size wet bag (which will hold 4-7 cloth diapers)!!!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents
US winner to pay $3.50 in shipping fees! Canadian winner to pay $7.50 in shipping fees*
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bumgenius 4.0 Cloth diaper #GIVEAWAY (ends 22 September, 2013)

Bumgenius 4.0 #clothdiapers giveaway!!
Simply click on the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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*this giveaway is sponsored by me. It is an optional giveaway, meaning, you don't have to enter!
Winner will be drawn Monday 23 September via and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chosen!
Winner will be able to choose a Bumgenius 4.0 cloth diaper in choice of color/print and closure!!
Good luck and have fun!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Only $67.50 for an Ergo??


Right now Amazon has the ErgoBaby Original Baby Carrier on sale for only $57.50 (reg. $115)! Please note only the camel color is available at this price. Shipping is FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
You can also get the Organic ErgoBaby Baby Carrier, Black for just $67.50 (reg. $135)


Friday, September 13, 2013

Grovia Kiwi Pie fitted diaper review!

I LOVE fitted diapers! I turned to Grovia in my search for a night time fitted diaper that would be very absorbent and CUTE for my little girl.
I was sent a Kiwi Pie fitted diaper in the Ellie the elephant print for my review! This is what I received:

 The Grovia Kiwi Pie fitted diaper is a one size diaper that fits babies from 10-30 + lbs. I had to wait to put it on my little girl as she just hit 10.5 lbs at 4 months! It is made of 50% micromodal (which comes from Beech trees) and 50% pima cotton!
The Kiwi Pie does require a cover as it is NOT water proof!
The shell has a lay in soaker:

 The soaker simply snaps together and lays inside the diaper:

The diaper on it's smallest setting: 
 Largest setting:
Here is the product description *taken from Grovia's website*:
Why Kiwi Pie™? Kiwi Pie is GroVia®'s nod to old school cloth diapering that incorporates modern materials and luxurious style. Sewn right here in the United States, key elements for Kiwi Pie are milled here at home. Inner Body: 50% Micromodal/50% pima cotton | Print Layer: 100% cotton What makes MicroModal™ so special? •Modal comes from Beech trees •It is 50% more hygroscopic (water-absorbent) per unit volume than cotton •It stays soft wash after wash •It is more resistant to mineral deposits from hard water •Includes two 4-layer soakers that can be used apart or together, depending on absorbency needs •REQUIRES A COVER. Your favorite GroVia Shell or Kiwi Pie Wool Cover will work perfectly!

We really love this diaper. It's one of the ones I reach for at night time! Pair it with a wool cover and it's bullet-proof!

You can buy a Grovia Kiwi Pie fitted directly from the Grovia website for $27.00
You won't regret your purchase. I only wish they would have fit my little girl sooner!!

Thanks to Grovia for sponsoring this review!

~Mama of the Littles~

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bumgenius LOT giveaway!! {US/Canada}

#clothdiapers #giveaway Over at the new BG b/s/t page there is a referral contest (only 4 entries so far)!! All you have to do is click this link join the group then have your friends join and comment under the referral picture which looks like this:
with your name... please don't put my name, as I'm an admin on that page and we are not competing!! The odds are great... the prize is all for 1 winner and it's what you see in this pic!!
So what are you waiting for?? Go enter!!
The winner gets everything pictures!! 1 OBGE in butternut (used) one EUC BG 4.0 in lovelace, the white chew bead necklace, two hemp inserts, and a monkey wet bag!! It's an awesome prize!! I'd love it if one of my readers won this prize!!
It's open to US and Canada, Canada winner to pay $20 shipping fees!
Good luck and have fun!!
~Mama of the Littles~

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Round 9 #NBFLUFFNSTUFF Giveaway winners!!

Two lucky winners here to announce.
But before I do I'd like to take a moment to thank each one of you for being a faithful reader of my blog.
The newborn event is winding down (though I do have a few more things up my sleeve)... and I'm taking a much needed break from the blog and FB and enjoying the business of this new season in our lives. My oldest started Kindergarten and my 3 yo goes to a preschool program 2 days a week. My little baby girl is almost 5 months old... where oh where does the time go???
I'm starting back up with CrossFit and am super excited about that!

Here are the lucky winners for round 9!!

The winner of the Beach front Baby water wrap is Ashley B.
The winner of the Cuddly Wrap by Peapod Creations is Summer P.


It has been brought to my attention that some of you that have won prizes from me have yet to receive them. I will do my best to contact sponsors to get the prizes shipped to you, but I am in no way responsible for prize requests that do not get filled!
Please be patient with me and the sponsors as this is a very busy time of year for us all!

Thanks again!!
Oh, I just posted a new #clothdiapers giveaway (self-sponsored) and you can find it HERE!!

Good luck and Have fun!!

~Mama of the littles~

Brand new one size #CLOTHDIAPERS giveaway {US only}

Who would like to win a one size cloth diaper?

I am trying to win a referral contest and I need your help.

Those of you that help me out will be entered to win a one size cloth diaper of my choice. Will it be a Fuzzi bunz, a Bumgenius 4.0, or OBGE, or a Babykicks…. You’ll have to wait and see what I pick!!

I will also be giving away a $5 GC to Sweet Bottoms baby boutique to one of you as well!!


The contest is being held over at The Tootie and Willie FB buy/sell/trade page.

Here is what I need you to do in order to be entered…

1.     Go to the Tootie and Willy B/S/T page on FB HERE and ‘request to join the group.’

2.     Once your request is approved, look on their wall to find “Angela Ross Heffner’s Referral link” and underneath that simply type “Angela Ross Heffner sent me.”


Once the contest is over (the end of this week sometime), I will choose one of you that commented under the link mentioned above to win a free one size cloth diaper in my choice!!


Giveaway is open to US residents only… sorry Canadian mama’s but shipping to Canada is outrageous!!


Thanks and have fun!!
~Mama of the Littles~