Thursday, August 14, 2008

Share your lovey

I thought this was the cutest idea. I found this blog through two other IS friends' blogs. If you have a moment please check out their site. They have a Marissa's Bunny, Fairfax a stuffed animal lovey that was given to her by daddy, traveling around promoting awareness about IS.

Kaylee has the "love bug" that was purchased at the hospital and has made two hospital trips and will be making coming with us to our next hospital stay. Our other hospital comfort is the butterfly blankie from Godmama Amber (We love you Ambu and can't hope you are having fun with your family). They have both made the trips more comfortable for Kaylee in the midst of all the pokes, prods, goop, wires and meds.  

Here's the love bug watching over Kaylee 
and the butterfly blankie that keeps her 
warm in those drafty hospital gowns.

I think everyone has their hospital ritual. It makes the trip more bearable. I like to get out and take a walk in the CHSD wagons with Kaylee and the boys, when all the beeps and bad new start to become too overwhelming.

Javi, Ethan and Kaylee in one of the CHSD wagons.
This is one of the many courtyards that has grass and
little tykes play stuff.  It was nice to take a walk with
kids and pretend we were at the park instead of with 
our very sick daughter.

What is your child's hospital "lovey" or your family's hospital ritual? Please share pics or comments.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the link. I figured just about everyone had a hospital toy.

baby trevor's mommy said...

Trevy has to have his blankie & binky! And of course mommy & daddy!

Those pictures are such a mixture of beautiful & sad!



Shanna Grimes said...

Marissa's Dad-Yes, I thought everyone would have a fav toy or a ritual they did before or during their stay. It's never fun to go to the hospital, but these things definitely make it easier.

Danielle-It's so hard to see the kids with a mummy head, but they look so darn cute! Especially Trevor with those beautiful eyes.