We’ve been a little quiet about this, but we donated the third CuddleCot last week! This one went to Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah. When we were there, they said they have been in desperate need of one. They have…Read More
Since we launched Flying for Time, we've had countless people tell us how wonderful we are. They say we're an inspiration, and how wonderful it is that we can look past our pain to help others...Read More
As you may have read, I had a lot of feelings leading up to the donation of the CuddleCot. As bad as it sounds, a large amount of those feelings was relief that the cot had finally arrived and that we had found someone that wanted it. I was just ready to give it to the hospital so it could...Read More
By the time you read this, the donation will have already been completed, and the CuddleCot will be in the hands of Logan Regional Hospital. I wanted to take just a minute and talk about how I'm feeling right now, before the donation happens...Read More
Sometimes it seems like all you need to do is complain a little for something to work out. On the 19th I posted an update about the CuddleCot, and nobody had returned my calls and we still didn't have the CuddleCot. But good news!! The cot came to us on the 20th! We filmed a...Read More
Last Friday morning, I was finally able to talk with the people that will be supplying the CuddleCot. They are located in Florida, and have been without internet for a while due to the hurricane. But we finally connected, and the ball is rolling, people!! We have paid for the CuddleCot, and the order was placed yesterday! Generally, the cots take about two weeks to...Read More
I meant to type this up and post it yesterday, but we have been so busy between the blog, vlog, and Flying for Time that spare moments have been in rare supply!
We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated to Flying for Time. We met our goal in under a week, and have continued to see more orders rolling in each day. Our primary goal was to donate one CuddleCot, and now our secondary goal is to donate another! We are still in the process of getting the actual CuddleCot (why don't people respond to emails fast enough?!) but are excited to posting some new items that will help purchase the next one.
Thank you again to everyone, we never be able to tell you how much we appreciate your support! Even if you weren't able to donate or purchase a necklace, your words of encouragement mean so much to us. Thank you!!
I promise to get some new content out soon (in all honesty, it will probably be a Disney post), but I just wanted say a quick thank you for all the support we've received since launching Flying for Time yesterday! We've already sold out of ALL necklaces!!! For those of you that are on backorder, I promise we'll get them out as soon as possible! But we have more coming of every variety, and we just placed another order for another option that I'm really excited about.
Not only does this project give us a place to direct our energy, but it also gives us a chance to send a little piece of our boy to people across the world. I have no doubt that, every time they look at their necklace, they will think of Carter, little bean, and all the other babies that were taken too soon. But most importantly, we are helping other families that will be handed this difficult time, and we're doing that with your help.
Thank you so much for your continued support! A friend of ours said "I'm so happy to see your project 'taking off (airplane pun).'" It was hilarious, but so true! We are so excited to see how quickly we can donate one CuddleCot. We hope we are making our boy proud as we share his story and our love for him. You guys are the best! Thank you!!
PS: There's a special little thank you video on the vlog today. Check it out our channel here.
We are SO excited to share our secret project with all of you!! We've only been working on it for a few weeks now, but I feel like I've been keeping it a secret forever. That changes now!
After a baby is born still, their skin can start to quickly deteriorate. The cooler the temperature around them, the longer their body is preserved for. When we lost Carter, exactly 46 weeks ago today, our nurse kindly offered to take him back and forth between our room and a chilled room where his body could be kept for short periods of time, to allow us more time with him. Neither Brandon nor I wanted to let him go, and we agreed that saying goodbye once would be hard enough, so we kept him in the room with us for a few hours until we decided it was time to say goodbye.
Weeks later, as we immersed ourselves more in the loss community, we learned about the CuddleCot, a cooling pad that can be placed in a bassinet or cradle at the hospital in the same room as the parents. The CuddleCot keeps a baby's body cool, and therefore preserved longer, so that the parents can have more time without letting them out of their sight. I don't know if the hospital we were at even had a CuddleCot on hand, but it would have been nice to have, so we could have had even just a few more minutes with our boy.
We'd like to give the gift of time to other parents whose babies are gone too soon.
Flying for Time, the name of our project, has the sole purpose of providing more time to parents who already do not have enough. We will be selling airplane necklaces in remembrance of Carter, and putting the proceeds toward the purchase of a CuddleCot, which will be donated to a hospital of our choice. If necklaces aren't your thing, we will happily accept simple donations.
The cost of a CuddleCot is roughly $3,000, but you can't put a price on spending more time with your child before saying goodbye. Thank you in advance for your generosity. We, and so many parents like us, are eternally grateful.