Monday, April 6, 2009

GIVE-A-WAY

As most of you know, I have decided to have this giveaway in hopes of spreading the word on CHD awareness. This is my second give-a-way. Our 7 month old daughter, Bentley, was diagnosed with a CHD (congenital heart defect) when she was just 2 days old. It is called Tetralogy of Fallot and she will need open heart surgery in order to survive. Bentley will be having her surgery in less than 2 months. You can read the beginning of Bentley's journey here. There are several different types of CHD's.. many are life threatening and all are life long journeys. Meet Bentley...



GIVE-A-WAY DETAILS: Starts today.. ends this Friday, April 10! Anyone can enter.. I will be giving away 1 set of 3 burp rags you see pictured to 1 person. You will get to choose the girl set or boy set. These are great for your child or if you do not have children to give as a gift. My daughter has many of these and we get stopped everywhere we go, people just love them! I have no idea how many people will enter.. so at this moment I plan on giving 1 set of 3 burp rags to 1 person. But if there are a lot that enter then I will give more away. So keep checking back for updates on this post. You have until April 10 to enter. I will post winner(s) on Saturday, April 11. Anyone can enter, you do not have to have a blog.

HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. It does not have to be about anything specific.. just leave a comment and your name will be entered ONE time. Want to increase your chances? If you leave a comment AND post about this giveaway on your blog and link back here then I will enter your name FIVE times.. just make sure you tell me in your comment that you did blog about this giveaway so I know to add your name five times. You do not need a blog to enter, anyone can leave a comment.


Here are just a few CHD facts.. there are many more...

  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
  • Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
  • Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States.
  • Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.

I will end this here, sorry it is so long.. this is just too near and dear to my heart to not speak out about. But thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and being apart of something so special to us. And thank you to all of you who are praying for Bentley and our family. There are just not enough words to tell you how grateful we are for you and your prayers.

PS.. We love our Veronica hats, they are adorable!

63 comments:

  1. I love em, My baby is addicted to burp rags!!!!

    I love that pic of her, she looks like a baby doll, she is so beatiful

    I am posting about this on my page

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  2. I absolutely love the picture of Bentley! Too cute...her eyes just capture me in every picture.

    I posted about Bentley and CHD on my blog.

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  3. Your burp rags are adorable i have never seen those before!
    And your daughter is amazing!
    My daughter also had a CHD but did not make it to birth. I just found your blog and will keep up with you!
    I will also post about the rags on my page
    Best of luck your daughter is so beautiful

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  4. She is beautiful Crystal. I love her big blue eyes. She will be in my prayers. God Bless you and your family

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  5. I am loving the baby boy burp rags, unfortunately I don't think my toddler will need much burping, LOL!

    Bentley is so beautiful, I check you blog often just to see her smiling face (those cheeks are fabulicious!)

    I'll post this on my face book and blog later on tonight! We're getting the word out on CHD collectively!

    Thank you again Crystal!!

    Analiza

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  6. I love the blue burp rags. She is so beautiful. I am posting this on my blog right now.

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  7. i love the baby boy burp rags and i know just who could use them. i pray daily for your little Bentley. i just love her name! :)

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  8. Your daughter is a cutie! I will be thinking good thoughts for her...

    I have a congenital heart defect and didn't realize how common it is until I read your list of facts.

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  9. Praying for your sweet Bentley. She is beautiful!

    My best friend could SO use the boy burp clothes!

    I'm posting & will leave another comment with my link.

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  10. Those are so cute. I love unique gift ideas.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Sunup928@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi

    I just wanted to wish you and your baby and family all the best for the up coming months.

    Bentley is absolutely gorgeous and she deserves nothing but a happy and healthy life.

    May God bless you all.

    Much love
    Grayson (9 months) & His Mommy. (Old)

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  12. I posted on my Dawn Blog...

    http://noslenfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/adorable-burp-rags-giveaway.html

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  13. Here's my blog post.

    http://litflcheckitout.blogspot.com/2009/04/chd-awareness-giveaway.html

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  14. Love the burp cloths! The pink amd chocolate ones would match my diaper bag perfectly! I am praying for Bentley and your family.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of Bentley.. ADORABLE!!!

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  16. Praying for your sweey baby girl, Bentley..and your family
    Loving the burp clothes,,,!!!

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  17. I would love the girl set! I will post it on my site again.

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  18. Best wishes and prayers to your little girl. Thank you for speaking out about heart defects. That is a subject that is very close to my heart too. Our family will never be the same because of it.

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  19. i think what you are doing is ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING!! You are getting the word out about the condition. I know she will pull through all of this!! I reposted on my page. I know how important it is to spread the word about conditions.

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  20. Hey love, I reposted because I want to help you in every way possible to spread the word, but please don't enter me in the contest, since I won last time I want others to have an even better chance :) I just want you to know I admire you, stay strong..I know the closer this gets the harder it gets. Know that I am asking God every day to lift you up and tuck you under his wing and guide you through this. I will help you in EVERY way possible to spread the word as well as pray a million times a day if needed! God is amazing sweetie, and he will get ya'll through this!

    Love-
    Tiff

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  21. I left you something on my page-
    Tiff

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  22. I tell ya..everytime I see Bentleys picture is just tugs at my heart. She is the most precious little girl!!!!

    I think what you are doing is wonderful by trying to spread the word...You're an awesome mommy!

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  23. I will be praying for Bentley. She is so cute. I would love to enter the giveaway.

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  24. I blogged.
    http://ourdailyblessinglife-amyb.blogspot.com/2009/04/great-cause-giveaway.html

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  25. I will be praying. CHD's are close to my heart. I was born with one, ASD with mitral valve prolapse. I had open-heart surgery in 1984 (age 5) and had another repair 3 months ago (age 30). I will be checking back to see how she is doing.

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  26. I blogged to help spread the word about CHD. I have had Bentley's button for a while now and know that some of my friends are praying for her. You don't need to enter me because I would have nothing to do with the burp cloths but do know we are thinking of and praying for you guys daily!

    Here's the blogging:
    http://family.kentuckystudio.com

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  27. Still praying. Love the burp rags... to cute.

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  28. Love the burp cloths and that beautiful little girl! That hat is "too chacha for words"!

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  29. Praying that all goes well with Bentley.

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  30. ahhh... love this post because the picture of bentley is sooo stinking cute.... cant enter the contest because I already won the last one:) yeah!!!! Just wanted to comment and thank you for your sweeet sweet comments yesterday!! u r the best:) and make me smile!! Always praying for you guys!

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  31. So cute! Thanks for doing this!

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  32. Those are cute! Too bad after the first use they stop being so cute. :-) That's neat.

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  33. Precious!! My baby boy is too big for them but we have a girl due in August! Thanks for raising awareness!

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  34. I just finished posting about Bentley and the giveaway. Here's the link: http://indylansmemory.blogspot.com/2009/04/chd-awareness.html

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way from GA, Kat

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  35. I would love to win and will link on my page.....

    Praying for you.

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  36. I think of you guys often and pray for you all.

    Cxx

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  37. I will start praying for sweet Bentley. Just found out about her thru The Pifer's blog. I had a son in 2006 who was also diagnosed with a CHD, Hypoplastic Heart is what it was called. He also developed Cystic Hygroma because of his heart defect. Unfortunately he was given a zero survival rate and was stillborn at 25 weeks. The 3 year anniversary of his birth and death just passed March 26, and it is still hard. You are so blessed with your daughter and I will most definately be a prayer warrior on her behalf! I have since had another child who just turned 2 and am now expecting again...God is amazing...He traveled so far down a path I thought I could never come back from...but as always He knew my strength and has carried me every step of the way. Sorry this got a little long...by the way, I am posting about your website on my blog. I don't know how to link back to you, but I am putting Bentley's link on my page. Stay strong and I pray for God's arms to wrap you tightly.

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  38. Just wanted to let you know that I figured out how to link back to your blog...YAY!

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  40. Love the burp cloths and the blog! Having a baby girl in August! Maybe I'll win! :)

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  41. Love the burp cloths! Bentley is gorgeous!

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  42. Crystal,

    Okay, finally got to posting about the giveaway. So sorry that took so long! Also, I totally didn't realize until right now that you had mentioned/linked to my hats in this post...you are too sweet. Thanks so much and talk to you soon!

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  43. Happy Wednesday Bentley! I just love your bracelets and you look so adorable playing with all of them!

    Ever since I found your blog I put a button to your blog on my blog. I think CHD awareness is fantastic! I just love the burp rags and have been trying to have my grandma or mothers show me how to sew, I want to make them too. I even asked my husband for a sewing machine for my birthday!

    I blogged about your giveaway on my blog. If just one more person learns about CHD it will be a joyous thing!

    Tricia

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  44. praying for your family - been following your blog that I "fell" upon a few weeks ago and God has really given me a burden for your family. Praying for you all daily in Ontario Canada!

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  45. I am praying for Bentley and your family. I absolutely love the burp cloths. Too cute!!!

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  46. Hi I just recently found your blog through my friend Tiffany. I was so moved by what you wrote. It is & will definitely bring awareness about CHD. I'm praying for you sweetie & I'll try my best to help in any way that I can:)

    I posted on my Bolg about Bentley..

    http://hannahmyhre.blogspot.com

    You are an amazing women.. Lean on God in this hard time, and even though it may be so hard at times.. He will see you through this Storm!!!

    Hugs,
    Hannah

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  47. Love the picture of Bentley!! I have posted to my blog....


    http://houstonhouserules.blogspot.com/

    Steph

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  48. I will keep your family in prayer. The burp cloths are too cute!

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  49. Just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say that I instantly fell to my knees and prayed for your sweet baby girl. The burp cloths are great! Do you make them?

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  50. Bentley is absolutely a stunning baby! We will pray for her. I don't have a blog so this will be my only entry. I'd love to have the girl burp cloths. Thanks.

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  51. Bentley is precious! This is my first visit to your blog. I read the whole story and am praying for her. I am also doing a giveaway today.

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  52. Bentley is beautiful! I am off to blog right now! I too have a blog giveaway this month!

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  53. She is so adorable. We'll be praying for her.

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  54. I am sending you and your sweet little girl lots of prayers.
    I posted about her on my blog....
    rcoursey.blogspot.com

    Thanks for telling her story and making us all more aware.

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  55. Bentley is in our prayers, as well as the rest of your family. Thank you for sharing your stories. The burp rags are ADORABLE! I hope to be crafty some day.

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  56. Wow! I just read part of this on T Sharee's Blog. I want to let you know that you guys are in my family's prayers. We have a nephew that has had 3 open heart surgeries. Jordan is going to be in 6th grade this year and doing great. He wasn't suppose to make it as far in life as he has now. We look at him as our family's miracle child. God is amazing and can do amazing things. God Bless you and your family. We will be praying for you.

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  57. These are great. Please enter me and know that Bentley in in my prayers.

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  58. Oh they are very cute I love them. Bentley is in our prayers too.

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  59. Just letting you know that I blogged about your little cutie today.

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  60. Praying for precious Bentley in Chattanooga, TN. I love her sweet name! I also blogged about your sweet girl today!

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  61. I love your burp rags! Did you say you make them? If so, that would be another great way to raise funds for your sweet girl. You have a beautiful family, will keep you in my prayers!

    lhartmanfamily.blogspot.com

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