These tasted so amazing and were fun to make!
Instead of dying my frosting I added a couple spoonfuls of jelly to change the color.
You can use any type of jelly or jam for the filling!
"Our personal(ized) storyEveryone is the hero of their own story. No, literally. At Hooray Heroes everyone actually is the hero of their own story. Our personalized books starring your little one as the hero of the story will whisk parent and child alike off to a land of endless imagination.
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... and this is why we do thisWe do it for the kids. We don’t want to get all mushy on you but it is as simple as that. We do it for them. For their smiles, their inquisitive minds - we do it because there is nothing more important than giving them a place where they can shine. Allowing them to feel special and unique - books have the power to do that. Well, at least our books sure do.
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Children are the true heroes of our books, and that is why we do what we do everyday. Sometimes it’s a battle, but just as our stories say: if you try and try and believe, in the end you will defeat the dragon, fulfill your destiny and make your fairytales come true."
I am so excited share these books with y’all 💞 I was able to personalize the entire thing - you can add your child’s name, make the character look like your baby and even add yourself into the book! Such a neat & fun idea! You truly get to personalize the books. Use code Sydney15 for 15% off your order.
(This is also a great gift idea!)
Zaky Hands www.nurturedbydesign.com/en/thezaky/parents-hospital.php (We slept with ours so they smelled like us before we brought them to the NICU). It's funny how the little things can make you feel better, Leaving Brooklyn every night was so hard but I liked the idea of my smell and my husbands wrapped around her with our "hands".
Octopus for a Preemie octopusforapreemie.com
NICU Diary www.amazon.com/Our-NICU-Journey-Activities-Intensive/dp/B073DPY1CF Writing in a journal while in baby is at the NICU is very helpful! We use to look back and see what she weighed a week prior or how many self resolves she had a month ago. I still look at my NICU journal and cry reading everything we wrote about our journey!
Preemie Clothes www.preemiestore.com/Itty-Bitty-Baby-Preemie-Pink-Hearts-NICU-Shirts--3-5-lbs_p_12992.html Some are WAY to big and not preemie at all haha but this store has true preemie clothes!
Milestone cards tags4tots.com/collections/milestone-cards
Carseat tags tags4tots.com
Preemie Book www.amazon.com/Preemies-Second-Essential-Parents-Premature This book helped me a lot! I'd read it when I was at home pumping and away from my baby girl. (Good tips on bringing home baby on oxygen). I actually passed it along to my best friend who just had a preemie as well.
www.amazon.com/ My sister found this on Amazon and gave it to me for Brooklyn to use for her head. The Nurses ended up loving it so much they asked where it was from so they could get it approved for all of the NICU babies.
Bring books to the NICU and read to your sweet baby. Anthony and I read books everyday to Brooklyn. Sometimes we would laugh so hard from the silly books we read. It really helped lighten things up at times.
Bring your favorite baby blankets to cover up your little ones isolette! We would bring a clean new blanket every week. The small things really help when your baby is at the NICU. Setting up her "room" and adding a cute new blanket helped me.
And bring your favorite thin soft blankets for their "sheets". (If you don't bring any don't worry the NICU will have you covered!)