Thursday, March 31, 2011

An awareness story - Zach

I hope all of you will read Christina's story. She is the mom in the ambassador family for this year's March for Babies of Utah County (March of Dimes) walk, and has a wonderful story of trial, hope and whole lotta of love :)

My pregnancy started out perfectly. Everything was normal and progressing wonderfully.  This was our first child, and we were excited to be having a little boy!  While at work one July morning, I suddenly had a huge cramp.  I wasn’t having regular cramps, but it hurt to move or walk.  Scared and in tears, I called my doctor’s office and then waited for a reply.  I was 23 weeks and 6 days along.

The doctor advised me to put my feet up and wait for it to go away.  My boss drove me home and I spent the next hour talking with my mom on the phone.  During our conversation, the cramps kept getting stronger and closer together.  I called my doctor’s office again and was directed to go to the hospital immediately.

The first check at the hospital revealed that I was dilated 8cm with a bulging bag.  Suddenly a crazy mob of activity began all around me—IVs, shots, fluids, medications, people.  They were able to stall my delivery for about 12 hours, until the monitors were no longer picking up his heartbeat.  Suddenly it was pure chaos again.  Two pushes later, Zachary Joseph was born. 

He weighed 1lb 9oz and was 12 inches long. There he was.  It was surreal.  It was nothing like what you see on the baby shows on TV.  He didn’t make any noise—he didn’t even move.  The doctor held Zach up for me to see, and then he was gone. 

It was intimidating to go into the NICU for the first time and see Zach attached to all sorts of tubes and wires; but, underneath all that I could see a beautiful little boy.  It was amazing.  I talked to him and he held onto my finger.  At that instant I knew that nothing in the world mattered except for helping Zach get big and strong. 
Zach spent 133 days in the NICU.  Those days were full of challenges.  He survived a staph infection, pneumonia (three times!), level II hemorrhage in his brain, perforated intestine, septic shock, and heart surgery.  He was transferred to Primary Children’s Medical Center for part of this time, and it was very difficult to be so far away from my baby boy.  Zach pulled out his breathing tube four times.  Weaning him off of the ventilator was a slow and frustrating process.  Fortunately, he was a champion eater.  He was a better eater than any 23 weeker the nurses had ever seen!

And then, finally, it was time to bring him home!  It was such a rewarding feeling to know he survived!  After months of coming home alone, he came with us.  He’s been a joy and a blessing ever since.

-Christina Magleby

The walk is Utah County March for Babies:
April 30, 2011
Canyon View Park

1.5 Miles Up Provo Canyon
Provo, UT 84601 
Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM

Anyone can set up a family team or a corporate team to raise funds and awareness. There are also walks in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Logan, and all around the nation.

The Children's Corner is in no way affiliated with March of Dimes March for Babies, but we love them nonetheless!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Looks for Less

I've been hearting a little frenchie clothing line for months now. It is called finger in the nose. I love their looks, but I just can't justify spending all my pennies on a T. So, I've found these looks for a little less and they are much more accessible to me here in the U.S.

1. Stripe tee  2. Red skinnys  3. Jack Purcells [and on sale for $19!]  4. Jacket

1. Wrap  2. Romper

1. V-neck tee 2. Green skinny's

1. Gray polo  2.Navy track Jacket  3.Plaid shorts

1. Stripy boat neck  2. Troubadour sunglasses  3. Khakis

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baby cage

There are some moments on a hard day that I feel somewhat of a desire to place my child in a little cage and keep him there till he stops whining.  I would never actually do that though.

Now,  how comfortable would you be with putting your child out on one of these? 

A descrip­tion from Life:

“A nanny super­vis­ing a baby sus­pended in a wire cage attached to the out­side of a high ten­e­ment block win­dow. The cages were dis­trib­uted to mem­bers of the Chelsea Baby Club in Lon­don who have no gar­dens, or qualms about putting a child in a box dan­gling over a busy street.” [June 23, 1937]
Wow, I just don't know about that my friends.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Giveaway! - BABYBJÖRN Organic Baby Carrier

Thank you for all the wonderful e-mails about our "Kids with Style" post. I'm so so happy you are as excited about them as we are! I promise I will get back to you all this week. 

For now, Here is something else to get excited about. Today we are giving away a BABYBJÖRN Organic Baby Carrier! 
I know, right? So fun! And all you have to do is become a follower of our little blog, leave us some love in the comments section, and the winner will be picked next week. Blog, FB or tweet about us and get an additional entry!

Go on now and have a lovely Monday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kids with Style - Dash

Go ahead - kiss that little computer screen of yours. His name is Dash and I'm pretty sure he's used to it.

Can't even describe to you the magnitude of style this kid possesses, and his mum Nicole can capture it like it's goin' out. She is amazing and I want everything in her closet. How lucky is Dash and his cute dad? Go check them all out. Super lucky!

San Diego Padres Flat Bill Hat, Target Button Up, Neon Orange Shoe Lace as a bow tie (you can buy these everywhere, he has one in every color that he wears at belts and bow-ties... his signature look), his pants are Gap, and his Moccasins are her (and mine too) pride and joy from Freshly Picked

Happy Friday Friends!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Let's Color

Do your little ones love to color? I still love to color. Give me a brand new crayon, a fun coloring book and I'm good for an hour or so. I love these. Find the free printables and entire alphabet here

I've been on a map/globe kick for quite some time now. Loving these especially

These cute little masks would be fun for a play date or birthday party. I love anything that encourages the little ones to use their imagination. Don't you? Find free printable here and here, and a letterpress mask here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tea Princess

Remember this little princess? Well, in case you wondered where that darling little dress came from, it was made by Tea Princess. Here are my favorites, but they are all beautiful...go take a looksie!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Audio stories for your little ones

Lis­ten­ing to audio­books before bedtime was something that I loved to do as a child. Though not a replace­ment for tra­di­tional read­ing, it’s a great supplemental tool for building lis­ten­ing skills and their little atten­tion span:)

I recently dis­cov­ered Kid­die Records Weekly, which offers free audio stream­ing of clas­sic children’s records from the 1940s and 1950s. Since my little one is still too little, I haven't been able to try it out yet, but I think it is an awesome idea. Go check it out and let me know how it is!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Birthday Party - Milia

Do me a favor, and fall head over heels for this party. I'm so in love with the pink and green decor, the cake pops, and those milk bottles! Oh,  and that cake? Wowza. So perfect for sweet miss Milia!

Anyone else dying over her dress?

Check out the whole set up by Tammy and Bec here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love

Tomorrow The Children's Corner will be participating in the Bloggers Day of SilenceYou can go here to make a donation towards emergency shelters/supplies for those who have been affected by the horrible events that have, and are taking place in northern Japan.


Lucky day

Happy St. Patty's to everyone! Here are a few green things we're lovin' today.
boots skinnys diaper bag ducky truck camera espadrilles earrings clippy shirt scarf button up

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tatertots and more girly bows we love

Good heavens, give me a girl now. Can't even tell ya how much I'm totally and completely head over heels for these darling felt clippy's from Tatertots.

Find a gazillion more here

Also la la loving these:

Lou and Lee

Sprinkles on top

Wendy and Peter

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Have you guys seen Stella McCartney's spring line?
Whew....I'm dying over here! Check it all out for yourself aqui

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wall art

I'm kindof, sortof a fan of all this wall art that is shooting up everywhere. People can make it so inexpensively too that buying three or four is totally within price range. Here is a rundown of my favs...

Audrey Jeanne

Friday, March 11, 2011

Moms with style - Miranda

Meet Miranda. Cute, brilliant, amazingly talented and our very first moms with style feature. I love her mode. It's cute mixed with comfy, and with a burst of personality. What this mom can create is unbelievable. You see, what introduced me to Miranda was her fun little project. It's called Project Repurpose. She turns the old  things in her closet (or someone elses) to new again. You will never believe her transformations. See it all for yourself here.

[Left] Olive Knot Sweater: Anthropologie, Striped Tank: H&M,  Skinny Jeans: Mary Jane,  Boots: Born  [Right] Floral Sweater: Lia Molly,  Pompom scarf handmade by Miranda, Ruffled Dress and grey leggings: H&M, Knee high boots: Ugg Australia
[Left] Nautical Stripe Sweater: Banana Republic, Grey Tank: Gap Maternity, Cut Off Jeans: True Religion, White All Stars (not pictured): Converse [Right] Target and Repurposed by Miranda

And how about that cute little bump of hers? Makes me [almost] want to be prego again :)

Happy Friday my friends!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

DIY - Carseat Canopy

I loved having a car seat canopy when my little guy was a baby. It kept out light, germs, and strangers. So nice! I've even seen some people double it up as a hooter hider. Looking for cute fabric? I shop for mine here and here 

I found this easy tutorial on Christy's cute little site. Check out her baby skirt tutorial too!