Friday, November 5, 2010

Miracle Fall Festival Giveaway! Win a Miracle Blanket for your little one! Ends 11/8

If there is one thing that every new parent needs it is SLEEP!  Our little guy is almost 9 months old now and STILL has never slept an entire night through so I can surely sympathize with every new Mama when I hear them say they need sleep.  While you cannot actually give the gift of sleep to a new Mom, you can give her the next best thing with the Miracle Blanket!!!

When Aiden was first born we had the chance to use a Miracle Blanket of our own and it was amazing how well he slept!  He was unable to get out of the swaddle and would fall asleep within minutes of wrapping him up in it. All new babies and new mamas deserve to have a Miracle Blanket of their own!! Visit the Miracle Blanket Website to watch the awesome video and to read more about this awesome blanket!!!

And one lucky winner is going to win their own Miracle Blanket right here!

How to Enter:

Leave a comment here with your funny or interesting "Getting baby to sleep" story!!
You should also follow Miracle Blanket on Twitter and Like Miracle Blanket on Facebook as this is where all of the winners from the Miracle Fall Festival will be announced!!! 

Thanks for entering and good luck!
Winner will be annoucement via Miracle Blanket's Twitter and Facebook feed and will have 24 hours to respond!
Giveaway is open to USA & CANADA ONLY. Giveaway will close on November 8th, 2010 at 12am CST!
 

 


43 comments:

Tj and Amy said...

not really funny but I had no idea my first daughter had acid relux till she was about 3 months old she kept throwing her neck back I had no idea that was symptom so I went months without sleep she didn't fully sleep through the night till about a year. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

fb fan of miracle blanket. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

i follow miracle blanket on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Lara said...

I don't really have any funny stories because I was that lucky mom. My daughter slept 6 hours her first night home and it's only gotten better (knock on wood), so I am preparing myself for number two... because there is no way I can get that lucky twice!
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Lara said...

following on twitter
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Lara said...

Following on facebook
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Amy Messick (amessick@bvunet.net) said...

My middle child was colicky, so we had to pat her vigorously on the bottom to calm her and get her to sleep (all the while, she was swaddled)...we were so glad when the colic passed!

Shelly said...

My son was a difficult burper and one time I put him down to sleep after eating, I tried to burp him for at least 10 minutes. When he didn't burp, I put him down and then he threw up all over the sheets. I learned to wait longer to burp him.

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kpintn said...

Seems like everytime we went to visit friends, one of always had to leave for a while to drive around.....only way to get him to sleep when not at home!

Karen D
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Ashley said...

I would have to sit with my son in my arms until he would fall asleep as an infant. Then, I would walk to our room, lay him on the bed on his swaddle blanket, and hope he wouldn't wake up! If he did, I'd cry of total sleep deprivation and desperation!!! Another 20 minutes later, he'd fall asleep and I'd try again.....as much as I miss the newborn stage, I do not miss the crazy sleep deprivation!
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Ashley said...

"Like" them on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
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Ashley said...

Follow them on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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Madeline said...

I just walked in figure eights around my kitchen and dining room doing all 5 S's until the darn baby was asleep!

Brandi Elam said...

My story is only funny in hindsight! I had a 17 month old with a firmly established nightly routine (but who still woke up multiple times a night) and a newborn who didn't want to sleep anywhere but in my arms, preferably while he used my boob as his pacifier. It seemed like I could never put him down! The sling allowed me to get things done during the day...but at night it wouldn't work while I was trying to get my daughter to sleep. He would scream while I would rock and sing my 17 month old to sleep...but his screams would really get to me and so I would put her down for a minute to go calm him and then come back to her to finish her nightly routine. This just frustrated her and she would want me to start the whole rocking/singing session over again. This was her time and she wasn't sharing it with her new brother! Looking back, I can laugh at how absurd I must have looked running from room to room trying to calm them down and get them to sleep. But at the time, I would often dissolve in tears of frustration at the end of the night. They are ages 6 & 7 now and go to bed so easily now, so all is well! I'm pregnant again, and I have to say that part of me is very glad there will be just one baby to get to sleep each night!

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Brandi Elam said...

I like Miracle Blanket on FB

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Brandi Elam said...

I follow Miracle Blanket on Twitter (@shakymommy)

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Ashley Smith said...

I don't really have a funny story as I don't have a baby yet, but I know that my cousin had to buy one of those swings to get his first child to sleep. After that ...piece of cake he said.

Ashley Smith said...

I like Miracle on FB under Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith said...

I follow them on twitter under dylanangel2001

sueparks2003 said...

When all else failed I had to take my son for a car ride. It worked 95% of the time!

sueparks2003 said...

I liked Miracle Blanket on FB - have a twitter account but haven't yet figured out how to use it!

itsme said...

its not real funny but I have not slept through the night in over 12 years!! I am expecting my 6th child and have had a habit of producing non sleepers! Right now I have a 6 year old that sometimes sleeps through the night, a 3 year old that wakes a couple times usually and a one year old thats awake over and over and over! I am so programmed to wake up at night that even if everyone sleeps more than an hour I still wake up every hour so used to not getting to sleep long

Tess Fishburn said...

like them on FB

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Tess Fishburn said...

follow them on twitter

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Tess Fishburn said...

i can remember pacing in the bathroom with the shower on full blast for hours at a time with my first.

due in feb with my 4th. hoping this one will sleep.

unlike the other three. who still play tag team on a nightly basis to make sure i get no sleep at all.

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Becky said...

I don't really have any funny stories, but it did take my first son almost 2 years to consistently sleep through the night! I'm hoping this one will be better- but not so far- he's almost 3 months old and usually ends up in bed with us so we can all get some sleep!

Caroline said...

I'm pregnant with my first child and my husband and I are thrilled. Although he grew up with two little sisters, let's just say he's a little out of practice "putting down" babies and small children for naptime or bedtime. We've babysat for some friends and the little girl we were babysitting for was definitely ready to go to sleep. She was roughly 15 months at the time. My husband wanted to put her to sleep so he rocked her, read her a story and she dozed off in his arms. He laid her down in her crib and her eyes POPPED open. He thought she was cute so he continued to stand there and watch her for a minute and told her "night night". That did it. She pulled herself up in the crib, reached for him and started crying. He pulled her out and started rocking her again. This repeated for about half an hour as I sat in the living room shaking my head. He finally came out with this look of fear, frustration and despair and said "I can't do this. I'm doing something wrong and I don't know what to do. Can you please put her down?" I just laughed and kissed him on the cheek, rocked her for a minute, laid her down, walked out. He looked at me when he heard her crying and I said "Don't worry. Two minutes of that and she'll be asleep." She proved me wrong. She let out three wails and that was it. She was out like a light. My husband worries that with our first child, he'll repeat that scenario all over again.

The Coupon Queen said...

following on facebook

Erika said...

First I just have to say that I am now following you - I saw your "about me" and was immediately intrigued - we have a lot in common! I'm also a 28 year old mom of 3 (soon to be 4 in January) and my oldest is 7. My husband and I have been happily married for 8.5 years. It's not very often I find another mom who is as old (young!) as I am who has been married this long and has older kids too! So anyways, just had to say that!

As for a funny story, I'm currently in preggo-brain mode and can't think of anything really worth writing about, but can I just say that we are HUGE Miracle blanket fans!?! Our first was a good sleeper by himself - we were just lucky/blessed, but our 2nd was a bit more challenging. Then we got a MB and she started sleeping MUCH longer periods and life was SO much easier! I would love to win a new Miracle blanket as our current one is PINK and we are expecting a BOY in January! :)

Thanks so much!
Erika
MusingsfromaSAHM(at)gmail(dot)com

Misty said...

My cousin Kyle was throwing a fit - he was probably about 6 months. I took him into my sisters room with the fish tank, sat on the floor so he could watch the fish, and sang "boom boom aint it great to be crazy" (i am pretty much tone deaf! LOL) until he fell asleep, and it worked, I will never forget that sweet time I had with him watching the fish :) would love to have one of these for my baby due in March!

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Emillie Rose said...

Would love to win. I follow Miracle Blanket on facebook.
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Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

I follow on facebook and twitter. My craziest story has to do with trying to get my twins to sleep by leaning between both of their cribs and holding pacifiers in both of their mouths simultaneously! Oh the things we did! My husband and I were just laughing about how horrible the sleep was at first!

Lindsay Moreno

Jennifer said...

I don't think I have a specific funny story about getting my little ones to sleep...but I know we've done just about everything except stand on our heads. It's amazing the things you'll resort to doing in the hopes of getting a few precious hours of sleep! :)

Jennifer said...

I follow Miracle Blanket on Facebook

Jennifer said...

I follow Miracle Blanket on Twitter

Christie said...

Oh, I WISH I had a funny story! But I have a 2 1/2 year old that still doesn't sleep! And now have a newborn on top of that. I'd love to win one of these to at least get the baby to sleep while I'm up with the toddler! Thank goodness the 4 year old sleeps pretty well :)

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I dont really have a funny story - I just remember almost ready to cry right along w/ my baby b/c I was just as sad that I wasn't sleeping - lol!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I follow miracle blanket on twitter @domesticgreen

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I like Miracle Blanket on FB too :)

Jenny said...

Pregnancy brain is causing me to not remember any funny sleep stories from my first boy - probably a good thing!

I follow/like MB on both twitter and facebook.

Donna said...

Sleep is important because I need it to function well. Without it people get irritable. Also babies need a good night's sleep, or they will be very irritable.

When I was in training I had been up all night. I started to fall asleep while I was standing. Ha!
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Donna said...

I follow them on twitter @donnak4
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Donna said...

I liked them on facebook.
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