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Hi! I am a 39 year old stay at home mom (most of the time). I am a hairstylist that scaled back greatly when I had three babies within a year. The twins are now 5 and the youngest is 4 and I also have a 16 year old. All girls! I love working with vinyl, Jaded Blossom, Stampin' Up!, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, my Cameo and my Copics among other creative things! I enjoy cake decorating, stamping, scrapping, card making and most things crafty! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Miracle Blog Hop

Welcome to the Miracle Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Janet's blog but if you just happened upon my page and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Melissa's  blog. I am so excited to be a part of this hop and share my miracle story. It is a very long story so I'll try to shorten it up. Basically my twin girls survived a rare disorder called twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) This is a very rare syndrome that only occurs in a very small percentage of identical twins. In identicals they are sharing the same sac and placenta, blood source etc. Twin B (Megan) was the 'donor' Twin A (Morgan) was the 'recipient' meaning getting more than her share of  food, nutrients etc where Megan was not getting enough. I cannot even begin to describe the amount of miracles we endured during this pregnancy. One was making it to 36 weeks without surgical intervention, being induced and giving birth to two healthy, tiny little sweethearts who came home from the hospital with us weighing 4lbs 11oz (Morgan) and 3lbs 15oz (Megan). We were told from when we found out we were having twins (at 11 weeks) that they had TTTS and it was so early on that it is considered chronic and when it is chronic less than 10% will have even one baby survive but we had both survive and beat the odds so if that isn't a miracle, I don't know what is. They are very healthy preschoolers who are both physically and mentally on target with their peers- another miracle for preemies. We are so beyond blessed I am thankful every day! Thank you for taking the time to read my story and please hop over to Kimberly's blog. Here are all the participants in case you get lost:
  1. Melissa Pinter: http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
  2. Lisa T. - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
  3. Janet R.- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
  4. Jill - http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/
  5. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  6. Anita ~   http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com 
  7. Autumn http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com
  8. Audrey ~ http://scrappyemt.blogspot.com
  9. Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
  10. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  11. Doris -http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
  12. Sue Ann~ http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com


  1. awsome outcome! God is always at work for us! I love the story of the preemies, having been in a rocky situation too! They are so cute!! Blessings to all of you!! Thanks for sharing!
    Janet Royer

  2. Such a precious story! So glad to see the girls are healthy. Thank you for sharing your touching story.

  3. what a wonderful Miracle !!!! TFS!!!


  4. wow how awesome Jill...thank you for sharing I loveee seeing Gods work and His miracles...thank you sooo much for sharing...
    loveee you layout

  5. This hop is making me more and more thankful for my daughter and family and I thought I was about as thankful as I could get. You know there are problems and tragedies that can happen at any moment, you must never forget we are all miracles!

  6. what a special beautiful bond the girls have. I am thankful that or God has blessed them from conception to now!! thanks for sharing :) parkernana4@aol.com

  7. Beautiful layout and story. I love seeing how God is working in people's lives. Thanks for sharing your miracle story with us.


  8. Wonderful story and project. Thank you very much for sharing with us!

  9. Thank you for sharing your story. The layout of your children is priceless. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

  10. TFS the story of your 2 beautiful little girls!

  11. You have such an awesome miracle ;) You are SO lucky to have beaten the odds and were able to be blessed with two sweet girls. ;) your layout is PERFECT!

  12. gorgeous LO. your twins have beat the odds more then once. so precious and cute.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

  13. What a great story and LO honoring your girls!!

    Hug's and Happy Craftin :)
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  14. Your Daughters are so beautiful, and their story very touching It is awesome what can be done today for premies. Love your layout TFS
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  15. Your daughters are beautiful. What a touching story.


  16. beautiful daughters, beautiful story, TFS


  17. beautiful LO, congratulations on your miracle :)

  18. awwww...thanks for sharing your story...what an awesome blessing...loveee your layout!