Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whatever Goes Wednesday #209

 


Welcome to this crazy day of linky love and blog exploration! I love to see what is new out there in blog land. Get started clicking away to view everyone's creations!

Please stick around and click on at few a links before leaving. Don't be a link-and-run blogger!


 
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Are you looking for a cute Valentine's gift that isn't candy related? Then you've got to check out these cute little finger puppets from Counting Sheep Décor! You can purchase the patterns as an instant download or even purchase the kits with everything included. Easy Peasy!

 

AN UPDATE


Just a quick update about our sweet little preemie, Emmett. I posted about him month ago, but he's come a long way since then. He's about 6 weeks old now, is 4lbs 7oz, and is doing fabulous. We really couldn't ask for him to be doing any better. He's met 2 of the 3 benchmarks required for going home - breathing on his own and holding his own body temperature. He's using a bottle and nursing now, but we're still working up to 100% oral feedings (as opposed to getting anything through the feeding tube). He eats like a champ, he just gets worn out quickly. Once he's able to eat 100% on his own, then he'll be able to come home with us! We're hoping it will only be another 2 weeks, but it all depends on him. He's such a sweet boy though. He just melts my heart! The picture above was a little collage I put together one night while holding him. You can see the dates on the pictures, but they were taken exactly one month apart. He's definitely starting to fill out and get some baby chub. It's obvious when you look at his legs and his cheeks.


MOST VIEWED LINK LAST WEEK
Gooey Lemon Bars at sewlicioushomedecor.com  Ooey Gooey  Lemon Bars Recipe

These Lemon Bars from Sewlicious Home Décor look so yummy!! Delish!


 
GIVEAWAY DIRECTORY 
Don't forget to check out the Giveaway Directory tomorrow! It amazes me how few people enter giveaways. This is your chance at free stuff! FYI, this link is only open for two days. If you are going to do a giveaway and want to feature it here, make sure you link it up sometime on Thursday or Friday.



CATEGORICALLY CRAFTING


The Valentine's Day Categorically Crafting Party is open. We'd all love to see your Valentine's projects!

This coming Friday, the St. Patrick's Day Categorically Crafting Party will be open. Be sure to come back and link up your St. Patrick's Day projects.



ON TO THE PARTY!
You know what to do. Enter your project (up to 4 links), tip, idea, recipe, whatever. Visit others. Leave comments. PLEASE NO ETSY SHOPS! Come back again in the next few days as more projects are added throughout the week. Let the fun begin! Because blogging is not my full-time job, I will not be able to visit every link. I apologize for that because I know you all work so hard and take the time to link up here and I appreciate it! Also, we'll be highlighting our favorites throughout the week, so be sure to check back periodically! :)


36 comments:

  1. Hi Miranda I hope you have a great rest of your week and thanks for the party!!!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

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  2. What a wonderful picture of Emmett - he looks like he's doing so well! Do hope he's home with you soon, Alice xx

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  3. I'm glad he is doing so well! Hope he comes home soon!
    ~Jamie

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  4. What a cute little guy!!! So happy to hear he is doing well. :)

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  5. Miranda, glad to know Emmett is doing good...and thanks for a great party~

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  6. Your Emmett update is such wonderful news. Sending a prayer that he continues to grow stronger and healthier with each passing day and is able to go home soon.
    Suzanne

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  7. Your sun is so sweet, glad to hear he's improving!

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  8. So glad to hear about your little guy doing great. I will be praying for your family. He's God's child and I know God is holding him in His hands as he heals him. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  9. Emmett is adorable! He is filling out nicely.

    The cauliflower crust is a must.

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  10. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party. It has been a long while since I have been able to join in but am so glad that you are partying like crazy. Emmett is precious and I am so thrilled to hear that he is making progress. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  11. I hope Emmett is home soon, and I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of Jack!

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  12. Thanks for hosting!! Glad to here your little one is improving!

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  13. OH my goodness, I just read your story and I am so sorry about Jack. I'm amazed that you are still blogging through all this. I hope that Emmett gets strong quickly and gets to come home soon!

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  14. Miranda, he looks wonderful! So sorry to read about Jack, this must be such a bittersweet time for you. Hope you have your sweet Emmett home soon!

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  15. My heart breaks for your loss..you are one strong lady to be able to blog through all of this..praying for strength as Emmett continues to grow strong! Praying for you and your family as you walk this journey. Thanks for hosting today's party.
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  16. Thanks so much for hosting today's party! I linked up the Winter Olympic cake I made for my husband's birthday last week - hope you're enjoying the Olympics as much as we are!!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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  17. Your sweet pea has really grown. I hope and pray he is able to come home even sooner than you hope! Thanks for sharing his sweet pictures.

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  18. Congratulations on your sweet little boys progress! Btw, I love the name Emmett. It's been on our boy list for years. Hopefully, we will get the chance to use it someday too. :o)

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  19. So glad to hear that your little one is doing better! He's really adorable!

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  20. Just caught up on your baby story, as I am new here. So very sorry you lost dear Jack. I will keep your family and in particular, little Emmett in my prayers. What a little miracle he is! *Gentle hugs*

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  21. Thanks for the update on Emmett--he is so cute. Praying he'll come home soon! :)

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  22. So glad your darling little one is doing well! Thanks for the update.

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  23. Thanks for hosting! So glad to hear that little Emmet has almost met all the benchmarks.

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  24. So glad to hear Emmett is doing well! Thank you for hosting.

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  25. so glad to hear about emmett's improvements.

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  26. Your family are in so many prayers, so glad he is doing better. I appreciate the party and all you do in light of your family situation.

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  27. Emmett is adorable and I am glad he will be able to go home with you soon! Better get your sleep now, while you can! :) Thanks for hosting the party - it's very much appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your week with your little boy!

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  28. Oh I as so glad you gave us an update on your sweet little miracle. He has gotten so big! How wonderful! He'll be home with you before you know it!! =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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  29. Seeing your pictures brought back so many memories ! My son was 31 weeks, and started out at 1630 grams ! Or roughly 3 pounds and 5 oz. He was in the NICU for 6 weeks. I remember praying for all the same benchmarks to go home that you mentioned. It felt like every time they gave us " Okay you will be going home on XXX day " the day before he was to go home he would pull a " I don't feel like breathing while I eat today " and set off his monitor, and we would have to wait another 5 days ! But that same little thing, with paper thin skin, is now a very healthy almost 15 year old boy who is taller than me ! Congratulations, and I wish you all the luck in the world ! Amazing things come in the smaller packages !

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  30. Thank you for the update on Emmett! I'm glad that he is doing so well! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  31. New Bloglovin' follower here. Thanks for hosting :)

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  32. Hi Miranda, your Emmett is too sweet! Thank you for hosting this fun party.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for hosting!!!! Loved seeing the pictures of Emmett!
    -Karli
    www.somethingsplendidblog.com

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  34. What a little sweetie, I am glad to hear little Emmett is doing well. So precious. Thank you for hosting!

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  35. I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love. Thanks so much for all you do to put on this lovely party and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  36. So glad to hear that you're little boy is doing so well. Here's to him coming home soon!

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