Rainbows and New Souls
baby shower blessings
This weekend I will attend one of my oldest and dearest friend’s baby shower. The day will be extra special for several reasons, the main being what I’m about to write to you about .
My beautiful friend is expecting her rainbow baby. For those of you who don’t know, a rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The term has encouraged parents to share their stories of loss – and the babies that follow. My beautiful friend has suffered multiple losses over the years on her journey to get a beautiful rainbow. Low and behold, someone above must have known she needed some extra sunshine. She is being blessed with TWO rainbows!!! Yes, TWINS!!!!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite items for celebrating Moms-to-be and their beautiful rainbow babies.
Rainbow mama bear
This beautiful charity t-shirt by my good friend Sarah from Loved By Hannah and Eli is perfect for remembering the journey to your rainbow baby. Proceeds of the tee are going to be donated to charities who offer grief counseling, healing assistance, emotional & financial NICU support, and educational information for all family members who have dealt with this type of loss, and their miracle baby after.
Rainbow Moses basket
This sweet traditional Moses Basket is perfect for those early days with your beautiful new soul.
Rainbow photo blanket
This gorgeous blanket by Little and Luxe Shop is perfect for capturing the weekly or monthly milestones of your rainbow baby.
New Soul Gown
I’m a tad partial to this newborn gown. It was inspired by my last baby and a song I used to sing during my pregnancy. The artwork is done by the lovely Tiny Mountain Studios (an exclusive for WeeStructed.com) “Behind a cloud there’s a rainbow waiting for your beautiful New Soul.”
New Mama care
Caring for a new baby (and in this case, two) requires lots of body TLC. One of my favorite natural product lines is by Tubby Todd. They recently launched this amazing ‘HEY MAMA, YOU’VE GOT THIS!’ line of products perfect for baby showers, and gifting the mama-to-be with some self-love goodies.
I was scrolling IG this morning (while sipping on my first cup of coffee for the day) and saw this perfect handmade clutch on @littlebitfunkysews feed. I instantly fell in love with it. Side note: they are also home of the HoHos (the most adorable handmade lovey animals around). This clutch is perfect for keeping almost everything accessible in your diaper bag; especially odds and ends like nursing ointment and Q-tips.
Time is a thief, as any seasoned mama will tell you. These ARE the best years and you’ll want to remember all the firsts for each sweet baby. This amazing baby book by Promptly Journals helps you do just that. From pregnancy to 18+, this book has you covered. I had the pleasure of sharing a round table at an event with this maker and her heart and soul goes into this beautiful product. It’s truly a great investment and a perfect keeper of all your memories.
“The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow”
Sending so much love, healing and happy vibes to all you mamas waiting on your rainbows to reveal themselves from the storm.