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Today’s giveaway features one of my less obvious must-haves for mamas and dadas…the Miracle Blanket.

 

It goes by many nicknames: The Baby Straight Jacket, The Baby Off Switch, The Miracle Mummy, etc. Whatever you want to call it, this blanket was a godsend with our first two babies and we plan on using it with #3 as well. Not only does it help prevent the newborn Moro reflex {you know…just as lay your peaceful, sleeping baby down to rest your arms, he/she becomes startled, flings his/her arms out wide, extends legs, starts crying and, well, there goes your break} and promote longer stretches of sleep, the Miracle Blanket offers other benefits:

  • helps reduce SIDS concerns by allowing parents to place babies on their backs for sleep
  • eases fussiness
  • prevents facial scratches
  • makes breastfeeding easier
  • keeps baby warm

The blanket works by securing baby’s arms with two flaps. There’s a pocket for baby’s legs and feet and then two larger flaps of fabric wrap around baby’s body to keep everything in place.

For new swaddling parents, this process might seem daunting but I assure you, once you do it two or three times, it’ll become second nature. Here’s my real life tutorial – if you can call swaddling a one-legged stuffed teddy bear ‘real life.’

1 – Lay blanket on large, flat surface {the floor, a bed or couch works well} with all flaps spread out.

2 – Place swaddlee on blanket with torso centered above leg pocket. The tops of the swaddlee’s shoulders should line up with the top of blanket.

3 – Wrap the arm flap on your right over swaddlee’s left arm then place rest of flap under swaddlee’s back to hold in place. The key here is to keep the swaddlee’s arm straight at their side – not bent.

4 – Wrap the arm flap on your left over swaddlee’s right arm then place rest of flap under swaddlee between their back and the other arm flap. Keep swaddlee’s arm straight at their side.

5 – Place swaddlee’s legs and feet into bottom pocket. You can skip this step if you think baby will be too warm, if placing baby in a seat with crotch straps {swing, bouncy chair, car seat, etc.}, or if baby is too long to fit inside comfortably. {This is the step I skipped when my babies were > 4 months old as they were too big for the foot pocket. I swaddled my babies until they were 9 months old and 6 months old.}

6 – Wrap shorter body flap on your right across swaddlee’s belly and tuck the end under swaddlee between the arm flap that’s securing the right arm and swaddlee’s back.

7 – Wrap longer body flap on your left across swaddlee’s belly. Keep the fabric pulled snug avoiding large wrinkles or twisting.

8 – Wrap longer body flap underneath swaddlee’s back pulling taught.

9 – Wrap excess blanket across swaddlee’s belly and tuck the end underneath swaddlee’s back to secure. FYI – How many times you wrap the longer flap around and around will depend on your baby’s size.

You’re awarded with a calm, happy, one-legged bear! Just what every new parent wants, right?

Again, I can’t stress enough how well the Miracle Blanket works in conjunction with The Happiest Baby on the Block techniques.

I believe in this swaddle blanket so much that I contacted Miracle Industries, LLC to see if they’d be willing to offer one up to a H*T reader. I was happy to discover that nearly all of their marketing success has been through word of mouth, so they were extremely willing to provide a blanket to a lucky reader!

Here are all the details on how to win a Miracle Blanket of your own:

  • PRIZE: one gender neutral Miracle Blanket valued at $25
  • RULES: You must be at least 18 years old to enter and have a shipping address within the U.S. One entry per email address.
  • HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “IT’S A MIRACLE!”
  • DEADLINE: Enter before Friday, March 16th at noon EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced later that same day.
  • WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Share a real life miracle you’ve experienced. I’ll go first. I was ~11 years old and browsing a local flea market with my mom. Somewhere along the way, we came across a large crowd of people gathered around an older man who had lost consciousness and wasn’t breathing. I’ll never forget how purple-gray his skin looked. My mom, having never performed CPR before but being the only person in that huge crowd motivated to take action, immediately yelled for someone to call 9-1-1 then began chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It seemed like forever until the EMT’s arrived. The man was still unconscious when the ambulance took him away. In our local newspaper the next day, there was an article about the man. He had survived the ordeal. I don’t remember the exact wording but it was something like ‘if it weren’t for the quick and thoughtful actions of a complete stranger, the man would have likely died.’ My mom had been a SAHM up until that point in her life. She applied for and got accepted into the nursing program at a local community college that same year. She was in her early 30′s with 4 kids to care for. She went to nursing school 3 years straight {no breaks}, graduated with honors, and attained her Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Now that I’m a mom myself, I can only imagine how difficult those three years of studying must have been for her.

images: 1-3 & 6) Miracle Industries, LLC  4 & 5} Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I’m expecting my first baby in August which already seems pretty miraculous that a little person is growing inside me! :) Even if I don’t win, I’m so registering for this!

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It’s a miracle! I have witnessed one miracle… my Great Grandmother was living in Denver (we live in Maryland) and my Dad said he just kept feeling a calling to go visit her. He went and she seemed in good spirits. He left and before he even had gotten to the airport, she had passed away.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I didn’t fully realize it at the time, but the birth of my son was truly a miracle. He was born full term, beautiful, and perfect . . . . he continues to be the joy of our lives. Three years later, after three late/unexplained miscarriages, it appears as though he may be our only biological child. I thank God for the gift of my son!

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

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13.March.2012

Its a miracle! I can’t think of any really exciting miracles in my life, but I have many small ones that I experience everyday!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! 2 words…. college algebra.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

Oh I’ve witnesses the miracle of these blankets with our first baby! However, I was borrowing one from my sister, but now our second babies are due around the same time so one of my own is on my list :)

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

We’re expecting our third baby in September – that’s a miracle in and of itself!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Honestly, I just think conception and birth are miracles. I mean, these two things unite, grow and become a baby. If that isn’t miraculous, I don’t know what is.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

The one miracle I’ve witnessed was my grandfather dying and coming back to life 10 minutes later! It is something that lives in infamy in our family.

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13.March.2012

ITS A MIRACLE! My little miracle is being able to have a second child, Im currently pregnant with our second boy, which we never imagined would be possible. After the birth of our first boy we waited a year before started to try again for the second. We figured it would happen fairly fast since it happened that way with our little man. But 3 years and 4 miscarriages later we where deflated, and where ready to give up. If all we where destined to have in this world was our one little perfect boy than so be it. We moved on, I started focusing on myself working out, getting acupuncture, just trying to get myself to a good healthy place. I woke up one morning feeling sortta sick, and feeling bloated, and i thought wow I must have eaten something not good. well that lasted a week. Finally, i was cleaning out the bathroom closet and came across an old pregnancy test, and i thought, nah it couldn’t be. But I decided to give it a shot, and there it was 2 pink lines, I have never cried so long and so hard in my life. I prayed and thank god for his blessing, and then called screaming for my husband. We are or will be a family of 4 soon, and so so happy. That’s our little miracle. :)

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My fiance being offered a well paying job for a great company before he even finished his masters degree in the midst of this economy? Pretty miraculous!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! There have been many miracles in my life, but my unexpected pregnancy has resulted in the greatest miracle of all–my two year old. I can’t imagine life without him. Doing grad school while having a toddler wasn’t in my original plans but thankfully I have a wonderful husband to help!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle.
We’re expecting our 2nd baby in 5 weeks! It’s a miracle in itself, but more of a miracle because I was on birth control at the time. Lucky us… we’re that 1%

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IT’S A MIRACLE! Now I’m feeling kind of bad – I can’t think of a miracle I’ve witnessed…

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Four years ago I was told that I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant and now I’m expecting my first little miracle baby girl in less than four weeks!! My hubby and I are beyond excited and I can’t wait to put your Mama Must-Haves to work!

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13.March.2012

Seriously, if I could successfully swaddle my (4th) baby, due in the next week or two, THAT would be a miracle. I am the worst swaddler!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!!

My miracle is my daughter, which may seem like a rather common one, but she has a chromosomal abnormality that has a survival rate of about 2%. Now she is a happy, and miraculously HEALTHY, 4 year old. And now I’m pregnant with my second child. I just used a large receiving blanket to swaddle my first daughter, but I would love to have this with my second!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle. First baby due in 6 weeks. Every time I feel him move (and as I have learned more about how the processes of pregnancy and delivery work) I realize what a miracle our bodies are.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

After being on Prednisone non-stop for seven+ years, my Crohn’s Disease is officially in remission! Medication free and now expecting our first child! The GI sees little evidence of any history of Crohn’s in my GI tract!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle. 30 weeks pregnant with number 2…

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I’m pregnant right now with my first child after suffering a miscarriage last year. I certainly feel very blessed to have this little life inside me!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Okay, I already have 3 of these but I promise I will share it with a mom who needs one (I work with a teen/young moms group) if I win.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My husband and I are expecting our first in July! It’s amazing experiencing the little kicks and tumbles I feel…I never understood a mother’s connection to her child until now!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I’m also pregnant with my first (20 weeks). But not only am I pregnant, my sister is pregnant and my two best friends are pregnant (not to mention various other friends). It’s kind of feels like miracle to have all these ladies to lean on and share experiences with during this exciting journey.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle. Not only is geting pregnant after many failed attempts and expecting our first in 6 weeks a true miracle, but having my sister in law wake up from a coma after 2 months is truly amazing. And she could remember everything people saidto her while she was in the coma!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Our first little miracle is due this summer…one of these blankets sounds like it would make first-time parenthood a lot easier! Also, it’s a miracle that just one week before we found out I was pregnant, my husband got offered his dream job. It means he is gone for training for most of my pregnancy (boo!) but also that I will probably be able to stay home with our little one when he or she arrives!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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IT’S A MIRACLE! At least, that’s how it’s going to feel when this little one is born!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE”
To make a long story short…I had a tubal pregnancy between my first and second child. I lost one of my tubes do to the severity of things. I thought I am going to have a really hard time ever getting pregnant again..little did I know I would have 3 perfect little boys after that with no help.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

My Dad tells the story of ‘The Miracle of the Pizza’. When I was in elementary school, my parents were barely getting by. We had had dinner that night, but our family of five was still hungry. And there wasn’t much at all to eat. Out of the blue, the phone rang, and it was Papa John’s Pizza. The man on the other end of the phone said they were new to the area and would like to send our family a complimentary pizza to get the word out about them. Within 30 minutes, a large pizza arrived at our door. My Dad has always been loyal to them since that day, and we were all grateful to God that He had used something as crazy as a pizza place to provide for us in a time of true need.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

It is a miracle that my husband and I have been able to get jobs, move, and get new jobs in this economy!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!!!

This past summer we were at our neighborhood pool with our three children (infant, 4, & 5) and another family was there with their two children. There is no lifeguard and we were getting ready to leave. I looked over to see the older son of the other family laying face first and lifeless in the pool. The father instantly jumped in and handed the boy to my husband. He was completely unresponsive, blue and not breathing. My husband started compressions and I called 9-11. It was a complete miracle that within a few minutes ( but what seemed like forever) the boy woke up crying. The boy went to the hospital and was released the next day – he was going to be ok! It was the scariest moment in my life, and yet the most proud! My husband 4 years prior had given up a very financially rewarding job to pursue his dream of becoming a firefighter. We knew the sacrifices with regards to money would be tough, but he wanted to do something he felt proud of doing every day! We are so lucky he was at the pool that day and not at work, because who knows what the outcome would have been if it was just me and our three kids! It was truly a miracle and one that grounds me in life each and every day!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

We had our “God trumps science” miracle baby 7 weeks ago. Two failed forms of birth control (one of them from CVS and I debated asking for my $50 back…) allowed for our precious #3 to exist. Can’t imagine life without her now!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE.

A truck was speeding and ran a stop sign and rammed into my driver’s door in October. When I look at the pictures from the wreck, I realize it is a miracle that I was able to walk away. It was also a miracle that my children weren’t with me at the time.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I’m having my first baby sometime in the next 6 weeks or so. Any baby is enough of a miracle, right? :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I almost died at birth. I weighed 11lb, 15oz (oy! my poor mom!) and my size, combined with a couple other factors, put me in stress. It “just so happened” that both of grandmas woke up at 2:30 in the morning with a prompting to pray for me.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I’m 31 weeks pregnant and I wish for a miracle. My dad has terminal brain cancer and I hope that my little girl and him get the chance to meet.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! and I need a miracle :-)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

I gave birth to twin boys on January 31st at just 27 weeks! Before that I was on bedrest for 11 weeks, and before that we lost our first baby at 23 weeks!

My twin boys, Elliott and Austin are a true miracle, they are doing great in the NICU and we hope to bring them home in the coming month!

You can read all about it on my blog. :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I consider finding my husband a miracle – of the millions of people in this country, how on earth did I manage to find the perfect man for me?!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

My biggest miracle is the birth of well, all my kids but specifically my 2nd child. He was born just a few days before his due date, and weighed a healthy 8lbs 13 oz but still had to go to the NICU. My first contraction was at 10:30pm and he was born at 11:43pm. We barely made it to the hospital, my midwife didn’t make it. I hemorraged and he swallowed fluid. My midwife said if we didn’t make it to the hospital(he came 3 minutes after our arrival) we both would have probably died. Fortunately there were no permanent effects from this, I had a healthy girl a few years later and he is a very healthy and happy 6 1/2 year old.

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13.March.2012

“It’s a Miracle!”. We just had a baby a few weeks ago..it WAS a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!! My husband and I are expecting our first child this May and would be thrilled to wrap our little miracle in this genius blanket!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle! Somewhat similarly to what happened to you and your mother, my father in law unexpectedly suffered a stroke at home with no one home except his son in law, who was right in between jobs, and happens to be an ex-police officer who knows CPR. No one should have been home that day, it was a miracle that he was able to perform CPR until the medics arrived. They said had it not been for him our Pap Pap would not be alive, or without severe brain damage today.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I am expecting my first miracle on July 25. My husband and I can’t wait to meet our baby girl. :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Wonderful story about your Mom.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I’m 35 weeks pregnant, due April 16 with our first baby. Feeling this little guy inside my belly is the miracle my husband and I have been praying for for quite some time. We feel absolutely blessed and can’t wait to meet our little one!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle! I’ve never witnessed a miracle but it’s hard to imagine that the tiny person growing inside of me is not a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

Not anything specific but I think it’s a miracle the way things end up working out in life. It may not always be exactly what you thought but it all ends up being OK–family, jobs, friends, location. My motto is “just go with it.”

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I am due in 9 weeks so this little baby inside me is definitely our biggest miracle to date! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

We’re having a baby! That is a miracle I’m amazed by pretty much every day

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!! I definitely think pregnancy-the fact that we can make people!-is pretty miraculous…

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

Its a Miracle! I”m due in 3 weeks and it will be a miracle if I can get everything together to be ready in time!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I, like many of these mamas-in-progress, feel my little one is a complete and total miracle. because i can’t believe my body can support life (my own, much less another one!), and also because i suffered an ectopic pregnancy just a few months before conceiving this little girl. i had an IUD for several years, and got pregnant 1.5 months later, and it was almost a missed ectopic because the dr thought i was miscarrying naturally. thank the Lord he caught it and i was able to be treated without any permanent damage to my fallopian tubes! as evidenced by the fact that we were blessed with a viable pregnancy only 6 months later – God is so good.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I am pregnant with our first baby and would LOVE to win this blanket! I think the miracle I’m currently experiencing is being pregnant! We are SO excited for our little one to come in to the world.

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IT’S A MIRACLE! Or it will be once I get pregnant following this fertility treatment I’m receiving! :)

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I think it’s a miracle that we are pregnant, I never thought it would happen. We are expecting our first in a few weeks. We are super excited, but I feel a little lost and could use any miracle [blanket] you’ve got!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! We are having a smooth pregnancy after a miscarriage last year so this baby is a miracle to us!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I hope I win this so I can give it to my best friend, who is pregnant with her first baby now. If not, I’ll definitely be buying one for her!

I’m a nurse on a burn/pediatric trauma unit and while I haven’t seen any miracles first-hand, I have seen many children and adults survive catastrophic events that should have left them dead or extremely disfigured/disabled. Watching the kids playing/laughing and moving on with their lives, and seeing adults walk out of here that couldn’t get out of bed on their own just a couple weeks earlier is the best thing ever.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I’m due in one month with my miracle baby. After trying to conceive for two years, he will give me a lifetime of miracles. The miracle blanket has been the one item moms always recommend to me. Thank you for the giveaway!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Our first baby on the way!!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! We’re expecting baby #4 this summer and would love to have a miracle blanket to help us all get a little more sleep ;)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I am 4 months preggo and am terrified… loved your article yesterday about baby must haves! Made me feel a little less unprepared.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Other than the birth of my son and baby # 2 that beens growing in my belly for the last 30 weeks….One miracle that I have lived to tell is when my husband and I were canoeing in the Ozark mountains. The river was high from all of the rain Missouri had gotten that year and only experieced canoers (?) were allowed to float down the river. We considered ourselves experienced, so we rented a canoe and off we went. At first the river was pretty calm but we did hit some high, fast spots. We were coming around a narrow bend in the river and there was another canoe with two men turned sideways. If we continued our path, we would have t-boned them. I paddled toward the sandbar on the left and my husband paddled toward the bank on the right. Between him and the river, we went to the bank…We crashed into low-hanging tree branches and the side on the bank and the canoe tipped. Down the river went us and our canoe. I ended up grabbing a tree root on the side on the bank but could not hold on for long because of the power of the river. I was rushed further down river to where my husband caught me and we were able to crawl up the bank into some brush and thickets. We were okay in the end but the real miracle is that I ever got into a canoe with him again!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Though I’ve not experienced a miracle first hand, I often take time to recognize the many blessings I have in my life that I’ve done nothing to deserve. I count those as my miracles.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

When I was around 18 months old, my mom and I went to Florida to visit my grandparents. At the time, they lived in a high rise condo with a pool. My mom had taken my swim wings off to go to the bathroom (to change my diaper…I don’t think I was potty trained that early). As we walked back towards the pool, my mom started talking to someone and I decided it would be a good idea to go back into the pool…without my swim wings. My mom turned around and found me floating face down. The man she was talking to, urged her to stay calm and talk very sweetly to me. And I was completely fine. No mouth to mouth needed or anything. Got the swim wings back on and off I went! It’s a miracle I was ok and also that I never had a fear of the water after that.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!! I would love to have this blanket for the little one that’s on the way!

I was in Australia in 2005 on a college trip. On an outing one day, I slipped on a rock in a creek in the rainforest and broke my arm quite badly. I had to have surgery in Australia and when I woke up from the procedure I could not move my hand at all. I came back to the States 5 weeks early and saw numerous specialists. No one could figure out what had happened or why I had radial nerve palsy. One year from the day of the initial accident, I had a massive reconstructive surgery, including a bone and nerve graft, scheduled to try to restore function to my hand. Two days before this surgery, my mother and I were sitting in church and in an instant my hand, which every doctor said would never come back, gained function. It has recovered fully and still no physician can believe that it has come back. The doctor I saw right after the function returned said “they tell you in medical school that you will see one or two miracles in your career–I think you are mine!” It has been quite the journey!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! …or it will be if I win it.

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13.March.2012

it’s a miracle! oh i would love to have one of these blankets for baby three:)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

My best friend recently had a baby boy after years of infertility treatments, high blood pressure, severe pre-eclampsia, and an emergency C-section 6 weeks before her due date. Four months later and Ben is growing like a… well I would say a weed but he is more like a tank. :) Happy, active, baby boy. She’s got the swaddling thing down with him, but I would like to win this for another friend who is having her first pregnancy… with twin girls!

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13.March.2012

It’s a MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! Just had a baby and would love to give this blanket a try.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I have to agree with the PP – especially having taken embryology classes and learning all the millions of things that have to happen, the fact that anyone ever has a normal, healthy baby is a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My friend is expecting a baby! 10 years ago she had to have one of her ovaries removed and has had issues with the other one, but she just announced that she is pregnant! If I win this, my friend will be receiving this miracle blanket for her little miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!

Wow, what a powerful story you shared!!!

For us it’s a miracle that we are expecting our 4th child totally unexpected after thinking we were done after the 3rd one :-) We are over the moon though!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! What a great blanket!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! Thanks for the insight and recommendations – very helpful to this first time mommy-to-be!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

It’s a miracle that I was able to pass any of my math classes in school. I’m that bad at math.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
My sister and husband are having a baby and I am really surprised and excited…I never thought it would happen!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I consider my daughter Grace to be a miracle, and the fact that I’m pregnant with my 4th a miracle as well.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!! I’m trying to win this for my sister who is expecting her first baby in May. Years ago she had a massive infection in her abdomen and almost died. Little did she know that the infection ate away her falopian tubes. After several rounds of invitro, and with only 2 embryos left, she finally got pregnant only to be told that the baby had major birth defects and probably wouldn’t survive to term. She was then told that a mistake possibly was made and the baby was fine! We are so excited! I would love to give her this miracle blanket for her little miracle!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle you are offering this as I just found out I’m pregnant with my fourth and gave all my baby stuff away!

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it’s a miracle! We don’t have babies yet, but my best friend is prego and she’d love one of these! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE….that I will become an Aunt later this year! I can’t wait to meet this special little person! Thanks for the Opp to win!! Best of luck to everyone!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

Wow, everybody else’s miracle stories are so awesome and fun to read. I really don’t have anything to rival them. I feel like it’s completely miraculous that my husband and I somehow scraped through college with not a penny of student debt, but that pales in comparison to life saving CPR! Good reminder to renew my certification…

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My husband and I are expecting our 1st baby and couldn’t be more excited..this will be our miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My husband and I recently watched the DVD of “the happiest baby on the block” (on your recommendation). The faces of the mothers and fathers in the program were all having an “it’s a miracle” moment. We look forward to using these techniques when our first is here in June.

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13.March.2012

I need this MIRACLE!! Little one of mine is being swaddled right now in a receiving blanket and tends to get his arms out!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I LOVE miracle blankets and tell all expecting friends that it is a must purchase. Expecting our 3rd baby and would love to get a fresh new one in the mix – one always seems to be in the wash!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I was pregnant with my first and I was driving home after visiting a friend, suddenly my phone ran and I looked down to see who it was. When I looked up again I was going direclty to a cliff and as I hit the breaks, I said: God please help me, I don’t want my baby to die! Miraculously the car stopped in a little ditch on the side of the road inches before the cliff… Truly a MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I had my Daughter at 29 Weeks!! She was born at 2.05LBS Today she is a healthy 4 year old with no complications!

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13.March.2012

its a miracle! My miracle will be the birth of our new baby, just a few weeks after yours. this blankie will come in handy!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I have two amazing, healthy boys….those are my two miracles! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I’m pregnant with my first and everything about it so far feels like a miracle! Cant’ wait to hold my baby boy!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! These wraps are such a help to colicky babies too!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
Like many others, the most obvious miracle in my life currently is my seemingly successful pregnancy–I’m 26 weeks, and with one recurrent miscarriage specialist in my arsenal, in addition to two chemical pregnancies, two infuriating OBs, three miscarriages, three D&Cs, and the strain of living in limbo behind me, the movement I feel regularly in my growing belly is a true miracle.

Your preggo /mama-related tips and your blog in general are fabulous, btw.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Baby will be here in six weeks and I might be feeling prepared…

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Last June, my husband (a police officer) survived a shooting. Still praising the Lord that he is now healthy and praying for his safety every single day. Now expecting our first child in September!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I would love to give the blanket to my cousin and his wife. They are about to have their first. My second child was born with a tight knot tight in her umbilical cord. The doctor and nurses even said it was a miracle that she didn’t have any effects from the decreased blood supply.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I was days away from my due date and was very close to being rear-ended by a driver going very fast. I saw them coming in my rear view mirror and said out loud ‘please don’t hit me’. I think about what would have happened if he would have hit me, it is a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!
Well, I’m pregnant! That in and of itself is a miracle because it was our second (and last) round of IVF. We are beyond thrilled/nervous :)
Thanks for the giveaway :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! With the poor economy my company has had to layoff many employees. My miracle is that I still have a job!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
My son, born via IVF, is a miracle!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I have no miracles to share. But I am (nervously) expecting my first, and am thankful for all your tips!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My favorite niece is having her second baby in October, and I would love to gift her this miracle blanket. She will need her rest since she has a 2-year old in the house also!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! 19 weeks pregnant with number 1

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13.March.2012

I’m due in 8 weeks!! It would be a miracle if I won!! :)
Great giveaway!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

My miracle is 10 weeks old today and slept 7 hours in a row last night… :)

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I’m expecting my second baby in September. :)

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

Its a miracle! I can’t think of any offhand – but I love reading everyone else’s – thanks for sharing!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I loved your story, and that is amazing how it spurred your Mom to be a nurse. My miracle today is two napping kids… and the kids are a miracle, too. :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! After 6 months of TTC, I am joyfully 12 weeks pregnant with my first baby! That’s a miracle for me and my husband!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

ITS A MIRACLE!!!!

The most recent miracle to me is that 2 weeks ago the diamond fell out of my wedding ring. We looked everywhere with no luck. The next day while standing at the stove I noticed it sitting right there on the counter! It might not qualify as a miracle in the life saving sense but it was a great joy to find it – maybe a mini- miracle?? : )

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!
I’m pregnant with my first child (due in Sept), my best friend is pregnant and so is my sister-in-law (and a couple other friends)! Can’t wait to meet all the new babies being brought into this world this year!!!!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
My daughter is expecting her baby (my first grandchild!) in August. I swaddled her 25 years ago with a regular receiving blanket – this would be so easy.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Well, I think my little one (due in October) is pretty miraculous :-)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!! I’ve yet to experience a huge miracle in my life. However, My days are full of small miracles and thats what it’s all about right?! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

It’s a miracle I am finally taking the leap to have a baby! I have waited a long time, and I think I am finally ready! :-)

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!” I know every one says it, but my daughter being born felt like a total miracle to me. After months of carrying her around as she hid out in my belly, all of a sudden there she was, my big cozy baby girl.

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!! 1 week prior to starting clomid for infertility I found out I was pregnant, due October 4th, truly a miracle and a blessing!

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13.March.2012

ITS A MIRACLE!

When I was 3 years old, my sister and I were at a pool party. I guess I got away from adult supervision and jumped into the middle of the pool unnoticed. I didn’t know how to swim and began to drown. My sister noticed all the bubbles coming up and also that I was missing. She saved my life that day..and still reminds me 22 years later. She is now pregnant and I would love to give her this as a gift :-).

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! We are expecting our first baby this summer. I think that will be my first miracle! :-) I’ve already ordered the book you recommended, too. Thanks!

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle…that I am finally getting the house organized over Spring Break!

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

We just brought home baby number 2! I think the whole labor and delivery process is quite the miracle! Such an amazing (and intense) process…this blanket looks great!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

it’s a miracle!!!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!! If I was going to be stranded on a desert island with just one thing and a baby…this would be it!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! We are expecting our first baby in June and have heard these are amazing!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Need this for soon-to-be grandbaby. :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

The little bambino growing inside of me feels like a miracle everyday!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
When I was pregnant with my 1st, from 34 weeks on I had high blood pressure, however, my practice/doctors weren’t stating any concern. My mom being a nurse was very concerned, along with a SIL who was a nurse, I was swollen like you wouldn’t believe–but just thought it was because I had added 65 lbs to my very slim frame. Anyway, it was an icy April when I was 38 weeks pregnant and I fell down a small flight of 6 exterior icy steps, on my back in the morning. I began having contractions, very mild, all day, intensifying as the day wore on. My water broke @ 11 pm and we headed to the hospital where I labored all night, and my sweet son was born at 6:50 that morning. ANYWAY, his cord was tight around his neck when he came out, and if he had “baked” inside me any longer, he most likely would have suffered oxygen deprivation as he grew bigger. I firmly believe that God used my klutzy and pregnant self to bring me a healthy vibrant little boy who at nearly six is reading and writing @ a 3rd grade level, I still have tears and thank God when I think about my sweet miracle.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!! Real life miracle — we just found out we’re having a baby in November…we weren’t really “trying” so it’s a complete surprise, but a miracle nonetheless!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

I love this Miracle Blanket! It is a MIRACLE! gave me back some sleep!

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I’m 33wks preggo with our first and these are still on my “to do” list to buy! I agree with the reader above that babies are miracles :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I have already registered for this – would love to win it! I have to agree with all the other readers that so far pregnancy has been the greatest miracle.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!”

It’s a miracle…. i’m at the point in life we are ready for a baby!!! Didn’t see that one coming!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I have a houseplant that has lived over 1 year despite my black thumb!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! We are expecting our first child in September and I just registered for this item after seeing it featured on your blog! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! And so are the TWO baby girls I’ve got holding there own little party in my belly! :)

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Doctors told my sister that her chances of being able to get pregnant were less than 1%, so they adopted their first son. They got pregnant just a few months after they adopted. They now have 3 boys, two of which she was able to bring into this world herself.

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13.March.2012

It’s a Miracle…..that I am finally pregnant!!! Just when you are about to give up….Bam, it happens!! Thanks for sharing this product and all your other house tweaking knowledge.

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13.March.2012

Its a miracle!!! Waiting for mine may 18th

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My sister will be giving birth to a baby boy soon, after 3 miscarriages, and while suffering through Lupus! God is good!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I just found out that I’m pregnant with my first at age 40 (and no science help!) THAT’s a miracle considering that we’d actually made our way to the fertility doctor but hadn’t actually done anything yet :-).

Oh, and I pulled some kids out of the ocean once – that was pretty damn cool!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My son is (fingers crossed) getting over another sleep regression and with any luck, we will all be sleeping better soon. I call that a miracle.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!! I had my first baby while I was still in school and finishing was a small miracle in itself. She wasn’t an accident – I always like to say she was planned…just not for right then. We have since had another and have one more on the way due in August – have never used the miracle blanket but would love to give it a shot!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

After putting my career first for many years, I am expecting my first baby in May! Very exciting to be living the dream I always wanted.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

We measured two weeks early today. Little Kayla might be an early May baby. :)

I think it’s a miracle I’m alive today. My mom was a hard core drug addict- one of her friends was a nurse and got her on a methadone program while she was carrying me. Besides a few glitches I am a happy, healthy (sane) 30 year old woman about to give birth to my own little girl.

My mom’s been in recovery these last 14 years which is something of a miracle as well.

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13.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!! I witness miracles every day – if we look around we can see miracles every where all around us!! And, I could really use this blanket for my colickly 8-week old baby girl….

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle.

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!!

My miracle is that I’m expecting! Took about 5 years for that to happen. :) Wahoo!

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13.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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13.March.2012

It’s a miracle! It’s a miracle my mom survived a car accident several years ago that cracked several of her ribs and punctured her lung. Where would our family be without her apple pie in a jar, concord grape wine, and tied flece blankets. My brother’s house still would not have painted rooms and my sister would have actually had to look into daycare. We love you Mom!!

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14.March.2012

It’s a MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Having two beautiful kids of my own. They are challenging some days, but the unconditional love they give to me…with lots of hugs and kisses make it all worth it.

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

My miracle…giving birth to my sweet baby boy! Now that, that’s something you can only call a miracle after experiencing it!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! That blanket is a miracle!!!! When I was pregnant with my first my mom found it online and bought it for us! What a life saver, I used the blanket until her hands could reach through to the other side and take it off. Even then I thought about trying to sew a bigger one! I love that you are spredding the word about this wonderful blanket!
Truly, its a miracle!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!
During an exam in my second year of university I was given two identical exam booklets. I only happened to use one of the two and when the exam was over handed in my completed booklet and shoved the other in my bag. Well it wasn’t until the next day that I realized I had mistakenly switched the booklets and handed in the empty one. By the grace of God (and my professor) I was able to hand in my exam without penalty. WOW.

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
I’d say my miracle was being able to get pregnant a second time. We had a very long wait between pregnancies and never thought it would happen for us. I’m 16 weeks pregnant now and over the moon!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!
We were told we may not be able to conceive only to discover we were pregnant! Our due date was the day my father passed away and when I delivered our boy, we named him Michel, after my dad. He looks so much like him, especially his beautiful gray-blue eyes!

PS – I just found out I’m pregnant (surprise!) with our third! So, seeing as we gave away ALL our baby stuff – I need this!
Praying for a safe delivery for you and baby!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!!

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14.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!” I am 21 weeks now!

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14.March.2012

ITS A MIRACLE!!
I am currently 26 weeks pregnant, and am so excited to be a mother, a few years back I had an ectopic pregnancy and lost one of my tubes as a result of the surgery and because of the internal bleeding the Doctor said that If I hadnt come to the hospital and went to sleep I wouldve died… Mind you I was only 23!! So for years I worried that something would go wrong when tryiong again to become pregnant and I wouldnt be able to be a mom… well my very own little miracle is growing strong inside my belly!!! and Im 6.5 months pregnant!! YAY !! due June 22 :)

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle. When my little sister was around 14 she was rushed to the ER and told she needed emergency abdominal surgery. The hospital had sent her x-rays to the childrens hospital for an unknown reason and a random doctor happened to see them and realize the diagnosis was wrong. His phone call reached the other hospital as they were wheeling my sister into the OR. All she needed was a minor procedure and went home the same day.

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

I would love to give one of these to my sister who just had a 10 lb baby a week ago! :)

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I enjoy seeing the miracle of God’s creation every day :)

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! On the side of very small miracles – but when my dad was alive, it was a family joke that he always somehow manage to get a great parking space, no matter how full the parking lot was. Now that he’s passed on, every time we end up with a good parking spot (and it happened at every store we went to last Black Friday), we joke that my dad is arrange parking spots for us up in heaven!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I’m due with our third baby on Saturday…and it’s a miracle I’m still at work!

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14.March.2012

it’s a miracle!! (:

my miracle is my fantastic fiance… every single day i am shocked to be with someone who loves me so much and who i completely adore! the Lord has blessed me so much!!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I experienced the miracle of birth… after the baby had been a misdiagnosed miscarriage. I chose to not have a D&C and instead of miscarrying naturally, we found out that the baby was growing as he should be. He’s my miracle baby!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! The best miracles I’ve experienced in my life are finding my amazing husband on the very first day of college orientation, and then the births of our 3 children. I am sure the birth of our fourth this June will be just as sweet!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My husband and I are expecting our first child in September! Definately a miracle after shortly starting infertility treatments!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

This a sad but wonderful miracle. I found out I was pregnant this past July but after some blood work it showed that I was most likely going to lose the baby. After weeks of them telling me that I would miscarry at any moment they had me come in for a sonogram. It was on my birthday when I saw my little one’s heart beat. Something they told me wouldn’t be possible. I still knew that I was going to lose the baby and I did a few short weeks after that. But I will never forget that miracle of a moment with my first baby.

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My daughter was born!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I am pregnant with my first child at 33 years old. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 26, and waited to have children until it seemed that the cancer wouldn’t be returning. The oncologist told me that getting pregnant may be hard after having chemo, but we got pregnant in the second month of trying!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My miracle is that, only 2 years ago, I lay awake in fear that my father wouldn’t be alive to walk me down the aisle at my wedding. Six months ago, he had a double lung transplant, and 8 months from now, he will meet his first grandbaby!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I am expecting my first baby in Aug so this would be great…thanks!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Thanks for your helpful simplified mama list the other day – we are starting our family this year and trying NOT to have a zillion things and spend $10,000 dollars.

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“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

Before I got the job I currently have, I interviewed for it and was a strong candidate. Then I got into an argument with HR over the salary (they said it was ‘entry level’ which was false) so I walked away from the opportunity. Fast forward 6 months, and the person who had filled that job left – so the hiring manager called me back and they offered me the position at the salary I had originally asked for, plus I got to keep my 3 weeks of vacation from my current job. It was a miracle that they remembered me, and I got what I wanted and now work a mile from my house at a great company! Funny enough, the HR lady that originally argued with me got fired for not knowing what she was doing.

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14.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! No miracle comes to mind, but I am also unexpectedly expecting my third child. We have 2 boys and I’m due in July with a girl and I never realized how much she was missing in my life. She’s the greatest surprise ever!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Being blessed with our first child (due in September) after experiencing a miscarriage last year. God has been faithful!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!!

It’s a miracle after trying to conceive for 6+ years we are finally preggers!! Couldn’t be happier!!!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My baby is 8 weeks old and I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I’ve been mostly employed through my husband’s military career. With 8 moves in the last 6 years, most of my friends haven’t been so lucky.

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!!!

Greatest miracle is being blessed with two little girls that we were unsure we would be able to have while under going fertility treatments. Truly a blessing!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

One day while the family was driving home from breakfast, my husband decided to take one of his notorious “shortcuts” home. While rounding a corner, we saw a very panicked man carrying a very blue and wet toddler boy. He was screaming for help. My husband screeched the car to a halt and ran out while I dialed 9-1-1 and put on a movie for our two toddlers. The little boy had fallen into the family pool and his dad was unsure how long he had been under the water- he wasn’t breathing. My husband snapped into action, putting the boy on his side and pounding his back as though he were choking. The boy coughed up what seemed to be an impossible amount of water. It was only a matter of a few moments of CPR before we began to hear the boy taking deep, moaning breaths. I had called his mother at work who rushed home just in time to jump onto the ambulance with her frantic husband and now, breathing baby boy.

I shudder to think what would have happened that day if we hadn’t taken that different way home. My husband, like your mom, seemed to know just what to do, despite any training. That’s as close to a miracle as I’ve ever seen. And thanks for the tip on the miracle blanket- I’m 20 weeks pregnant and this seems like such a smart idea!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Our first baby is coming at the end of the summer– a miracle to us!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!
I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer while pregnant with my first baby and as soon as I was recovered from getting birth I underwent a major surgery and radiation.. now I’m 26 weeks pregnant with our second child and I know so many others have struggled to conceive after having their thyroid removed, it’s such a miracle that both of my babies happened!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! I think having babies is a miracle, I’m due to have my third “miracle” join her twin big brothers in about a month!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

Having two children and a third on the way is a true miracle. Nothing describes the word better than the birth of babies!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

We just had our very first sweet babe, a little girl. The fact that she is even here is truly a miracle. :)

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I’m 31 weeks pregnant with number 2…

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14.March.2012

It’s a miracle! My 3rd baby is due soon and I’d love this blanket. Looks great!

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15.March.2012

Its a miracle! The best friend is preggers, and would love this!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I have a newborn and a 2 year old that is having a hard time adjusting. It’s a miracle I am awake and have some time to read this blog!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

My miracle happened when I was 10 years old. I was shot in the chest by a .357 Magnum. I have a 9 inch scar but no other damage.

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I am expecting my #2 in early May :)

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
Our daughter is our miracle. Born with Meconium Aspiration, she had some struggles the first few days. Apparently, while clearing out the meconium, the doctors caused a bubble on her lung. She needed to be on oxygen and in the NICU for 2 days. Happy and healthy now, though!
Her sibling is due in 7 weeks. I want to wrap him/her, but the one I had for Colleen was for the Winter. I’ll need a swaddler for Spring for this baby.

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15.March.2012

It’s a Miracle! I need one of these for baby on the way :)

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15.March.2012

It’s A Miracle. I’ve always swaddled my other two but I have had more problems with my second continually being able to get her arms out. I wonder how that would help her. She’s only 2 months as of now so I still have a while of dealing with her unswaddling herself.

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Similar story to your’s but a little closer to home….I was 5 years old and my mom had just had my baby brother. He was just a few weeks old and we were all three driving to my grandmother’s for a visit about an hour and a half away. My brother was sick and very fussy. My mom had taken him out of his car seat (this was 1978) and was holding him trying to settle him as she drove. Thank goodness she was because he stopped breathing. She pulled into the first driveway she saw. I remember it as a really long drive up a hill and an elderly man was moving his lawn. My mom honked the horn all the way up the drive and his wife came out and rushed us in. She took me to the kitchen while she called for help and I could see my mom performing CPR on my brother. The ambulance came and family then met us at the hospital. He survived and is now expecting his second child in April, just 4 months before my second in August. We are the best of friends and I can’t imagine my life without him! Thank goodness for miracles!!!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

Seriously, I could really use one of these. My 10-week-old baby has outgrown the square muslin swaddle blankets and is strong enough to pull them up over her head at night…a little houdini!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Our daughter was born 3 months early weighing just shy of 2 lbs. She is now a healthy happy 4 year old. We then struggled to get pregnant and found ourselves struggling through the winding roads of infertility. But just a few months ago welcomed twin boys to our family. Even though they were born 6 weeks early, they needed no special intervention or NICU visits. So after all of that ANY baby is a miracle in my eyes…oh that and the fact that the boys slept until 4 am last night. AMEN!

PS…Tell those geniuses over at Miracle Blanket that I puffy heart love their blanket…we have one from our daughter but I desperately need to invest in another for the boys.

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15.March.2012

It’s a Miracle! – I am currently sitting the hospital at 26 weeks pregnant thanking God for every hour and day He has kept our little girl in this belly of mine! Now to continue to pray for one more, day, week, month, anything to get our girl a little further along!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I am six weeks behind you, Dana. I agree with the person who posted that all babies are a miracle.

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15.March.2012

It’s a Miracle!

When I was around seven or so I was running home from my grandma’s house (she lived just across the street), because there was a tornado warning. I was picked up by a strong wind and carried several feet across my neighborhood playground and placed back down on the ground just before the wind would have dropped me down a steep embankment. I’ve always believed Jesus was with me in that moment. :)

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Hoping I will be using one of these very soon!!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
My mom and I were traveling back home from Texas when we had a tire blow and lost control of our car on the busy interstate. It is a miracle that the car didn’t roll and that we did not hit any other cars. We ended up in the patch of grass that is between the two lanes without a scratch! Someone was definitely looking out for us that day!!! :)

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My father, brother, and I found my cousin technically dead, but after working for a bit my father, who was an EMT, was able to bring him back to life – praise the Lord! And, only by the grace of the Lord, he is fine without any brain damage.

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15.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”

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15.March.2012

When my daughter was 5, we went camping with another family in the Sierra Nevada. We all decided to go swimming at a creek. I walked there with our two boys. When my husband arrived a few minutes later, I asked, “Where’s Reina.” He said, “I thought she was with you.” I raced back to our campsite, sick with fear that she was trying to find us in the woods. I’ll never forget the look of trees and brush speeding by in my peripheral vision. I got a little lost myself, so by the time I got back to the campsite, my husband was already there with our daughter. He found her inside our tent. When he asked her why she went inside, she said, “An angel told me to.” IT’S A MIRACLE!

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15.March.2012

“IT’S A MIRACLE!”
I agree, anyone that has given birth experiences a miracle. I soon hope to experience this magical moment.

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

We have a 5 1/2 year old son and for the last two years we have been trying desprately for another child. Well, I am due this July with a baby girl and consider it nothing short of a miracle.

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

When I was alomst two, I had shingles in my eye. It started to progress into the nerves arund my eye and was at-risk at entering my brain. The doctor told my parents that I could have severe damage to my brain/eyes as a result: brain damage, blindness, and even death. Fortunately, I came out of it OKAY! All that I have is a condition in which my left pupil doesn’t dialate… phew!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! When I was in college, I hit a deer in my tiny old Ford Escort and emerged completely unharmed. The car, however was totalled. Thank the Lord!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!
Giving birth to my beautiful daughter!

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! After years of infertility struggles, medications, one pregnancy and the loss of our first born- last October my husband and I were able to conceive our second daughter 100% naturally. Medically, there was an itsy bitsy chance that would ever happen so we consider it no short of a miracle that we are pregnant with her now :)

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15.March.2012

It’s A Miracle!

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15.March.2012

It’s A Miracle!!

My miracle is every day that I have with my precious family.

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15.March.2012

it’s a miracle:)

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My mother in law was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma… She was given a 1% chance… and she is cancer free today. The doctors have no explanation. BUT, like your mother, she was so inspired to help others heal, she, too, went back to nursing school, and is now a hospice nurse. Since she literally almost died, she’s fearless about death, and is able to walk closely with those (and their loved ones) down that road which is often full of fear…

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15.March.2012

IT really, really IS A MIRACLE! We loved our Miracle Blanket. Would love the chance to win one for a friend! Thanks :)

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15.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! These blankets are so great!

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15.March.2012

It’s a miracle! I’m pregnant with my 2nd child and I could never get the swaddling thing down. The nursing seem to do it secure and quick. They made it look so easy!! This would probably save me time and SLEEP! ;)

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16.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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16.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! It’s so amazing to think of this little one growing and developing inside my womb, truly a miracle to think about all the changes that are happening in a very short amount of time!

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16.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE!

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16.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! My firstborn was born on my grandfather’s birthday. Now our third child is due right around my grandmother’s birthday and she has now been passed away for 1 1/2 years. Hoping for a birthday close to hers…helps keep the family history memories going. This is the first great grandchild she will not get to see born so it would be special to be close to her birthday!

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16.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

I’m 21 weeks pregnant and just got diagnosed with brain cancer so waiting for my miracle :)

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16.March.2012

IT’S A MIRACLE! Every day that is :)

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16.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

Thanks for posting the baby essentials info! I am finding it so helpful to look at “real life” lists instead of just everything the stores think you need.

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16.March.2012

It’s a miracle!

The miracle I witnessed was driving up on an car accident (the car had flipped over on it’s roof) and when we stopped to help, we saw 3 people crawl out from the car, covered in mud from head to toe – w/ only minor injuries! It was something I will never forget.

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