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A Lesson in Crafting Easter Treats & Easter Sweets!

Apr 05, 2014 | By Missy Daniel

Crafting and making treats with your little ones is something enjoyable to do all-year-round. But we think they are especially fun when holiday themed! To help you get into your crafting and treat-making mode this Easter, we've done a little research over on our Pinterest page and found a few activities that you and your itty bitty can both delight in to help celebrate the occasion...

Salt Dough Eggs

salt dough eggs

Craft courtesy of Design Mom

Get ready for some fun in the kitchen with this activity. Your kids will have just as much fun making the homemade salt dough as they will decorating it. We love that you can make and create as many as you want and then hang them as festive decor all over the house!

Peeps Fruit Kabobs

Treat courtesy of thefrugalgirls.com

Do your kids love to eat? Of course they do! We adore this super cute way to "fun-up" the idea of a kabob. Your kids can pick and choose from so many different colors of fruit and then mix and match them with their favorite color peep. What a great way to encourage eating healthy...minus the peep!...while giving a lessen in color variation too!

Glitter Polka-Dot Eggs

glitter eggs

Craft courtesy of Simply Kierste

We think this craft speaks directly to the hearts of all little girls! Any excuse to play with glitter right? And think of all the endless possibilities of designs you can make. This one will have your kids crafting their own creations for hours. Just be sure you hard boil the eggs first!

You can find these, and many other Easter inspired ideas over on our Pinterest board, Easter Fun. Happy crafting! And hey, bring us some yummy treats too!

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

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Spring Into A New Season With Persnickety

Apr 01, 2014 | By Missy Daniel

Spring is in the air! Can you feel it? We sure can. And to help us welcome the fantastic warm weather and lively colors, here is a cute taste of what the fashion forward minds at Persnickety have created for their 2014 Spring trends! 

Multi Gwen Top and the Blue Mae Shorts

persnickety outfit
Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

What we love about this outfit is the uniqueness of the peplum body shape, allowing your girly girl to feel oh so very feminine. Not to mention that the color combo is perfect for pictures at the beach!

Blue Ella Dress


Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

What's not to love about this swank Spring style? The zig-zag pattern of this adorable look gives way to a modern feel, while the navy color of the fabric keeps things classically chic for your little fashionista.

Gray Dot Lou Lou Dress

persnickety spring lou lou dress
Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

You might recognize this trend from last season’s Lou Lou top. But don't let the similar style fool you! Persnickety has reinvented the look for Spring, dropping the waist and adding some layers of playful ruffles. An amazing addition for your little lady to don might we add!

Multi Ivy Button Up


Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

Absolute perfection. We don’t know what we love more, the peplum style of the ruffled bottom, the adorable feminine fabric or the ruffled collar! So many reason to delight in this piece.

Multi Picnic Dress Paired with the Multi Double Ruffle Bells

persnickety dress and ruffle bells
Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

Crafted with fresh, charming colors the unique structure of this vintage inspired garment will have your little girl looking exquisitely elegant and dressed to impress at any event this Spring and Summer!

Yellow Erika Dress


Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

The construction of this bright and beautiful little number emphasizes the impeccable taste of Persnickey's distinct designs. Made with an alluring bold but girly floral print, and topped with their signature stripes in yellow, it's just the right outfit for that outdoor occasion!

Deer Kassidy Tunic

persnickety deer kassidy tunic
Available in sizes 12m - 8 yr

An enchanting ensemble that's just one more reminder why we love Persnickety's Spring 2014 collection. Complete with bright colors, dainty designs and an adorable deer print on the skirt, its a playful mix of childlike style and high-fashion flair that we fell in love with, and just had to have to transform your little lady into a Persnickety Princess!

So, now that you've seen all there is to love about Persnickety's newly designed drabs for the Spring and Summer seasons, grab your little fashionista, come by the store and be a little Persnickety with us!

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

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From Challenges to Triumph Comes Baby Singley

Mar 28, 2014 | By Missy Daniel
We could not wait to share our news with you all! After years of many doctors’ visits, waiting, wondering and countless disappointments, we are beyond thrilled to announce…
 
baby revealment
Image courtesy of Allison Rodgers Photography

“Grateful” cannot even describe how we feel about the love and support shown to us by our family and friends. And you, our loyal customers, have played such a huge part in our lives that we feel comfortable in sharing with you the journey that brought us where we are today. 

2011 – 1st Pregnancy, 2 Painful Surgeries

So that’s where we will go. The beginning for us was in February of 2011 when Brent & I decided to remove preventive methods. At that time, we could not have imagined the road that waited ahead of us. In August we were thrilled to learn that we were pregnant! As we excitedly went in for our 6-week ultrasound, our joy quickly turned to fear as we learned that the sac was not shaped correctly. Our doctor informed us that there was a 50/50 chance the sac would reshape on its own. Sadly, one week later, it had not. And so in late August, devastated, I went in for a Dilation and Curettage, (D&C) which is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining removing any dead tissue. 

4 weeks later, in September, Brent & I returned to the doctor for my post-op appointment and shockingly, we were told that I was still testing positive for pregnancy. After further testing, it was concluded that I was not pregnant, but in fact still had fetal tissue that had been improperly left behind from the D&C procedure. I then underwent a second D&C; yet this time it was performed in the doctor’s office and I was wide awake. The pain was almost unbearable, both physically and emotionally. That day really took a toll on our hearts. Scarred from that experience, we felt it best to find a new doctor and so we set up a consult with Dr. Dulaney of Germantown, TN. Our appointment was set for January of 2012 and we looked forward to that time with hopeful hearts.

We looked forward to the holidays as we awaited the New Year and meeting a new doctor. As many of you all may remember, Christmas season for our family that year was celebrated very differently as December 4th was the day my mother had her near fatal accident. That Christmas, we celebrated life and gratitude for my mother’s safety. 

 2012 – 2nd Pregnancy, 2 More Surgeries 

Our New Year was celebrated with my sweet mother’s release from the hospital and as she was healing, we went off to meet Dr. Dulaney. We thoroughly enjoyed our consult with her and she was very receptive to hearing that at 30 years old, we wanted to be proactive. Her initial plan was to do an exploratory ultrasound and we could not believe what she discovered. I was suffering from a uterine septum – basically, some dead tissue in the uterus that can terminate a pregnancy by not allowing proper nutrients to the fetus. From here, our hearts heavy with this news, we were referred to Dr. Kutteh at Fertility Associates of Memphis. Much to our dismay, there was no opening for a new patient until July. We made the appointment, but also did further research for a doctor who could see us sooner.

In March of 2012, we were able to get in with Dr. Martin at UT Medical Group. He discussed with us all the many types of uterine septum's and felt it best for me to have an MRI to get a better look and what type I was dealing with. Unfortunately, during this MRI, Dr. Martin learned that I have a titled uterus, therefore making it impossible to see what was going on.

Another dead-end. Another disappointment. But we were not going to give up. Forward on! We began calling Fertility Associates periodically hoping to catch a canceled appointment. Our persistence worked! There was an opening for May 25 and it had our name on it. Not to mention this was the same day Brent & I were hosting a big surprise 60th birthday party for my mama, but we were not missing this appointment! So we finally got in to meet Dr. Kutteh, and the first step was to perform a saline sonohysterogram to determine what needed to be done about the uterine septum. During this procedure, a catheter is threaded to the uterus and a saline balloon is inflated allowing for better view of the uterus via ultrasound. Through this procedure, it was decided that I needed to undergo surgery to have the septum removed. Dr. Kutteh performed the successful surgery in early June of 2012. 

By early September we found out we were pregnant again! You can imagine our joy! Dr. Kutteh wanted to monitor the heartbeat every week, which we were so appreciative of his attentiveness. 6-weeks brought a good heartbeat. 7-weeks also showed a strong heartbeat. And on the 8-week check, we still had a strong little heartbeat. We went in for our 9-week checkup feeling confident we would have the same results. Our hearts were broken when a heartbeat was unable to be found.

With the hopes and dreams of a family getting further and further away, I had my 3rd D&C in early October. Following Dr. Kutteh’s advice, we had the fetus genetically tested and learned that there were chromosomal unbalances. With this news, Brent and I were genetically tested as well, but our results were within normal range.

2013 – Ectopic Pregnancy, Emergency Surgery & 2 Failed IVF Procedures

Another new year was upon us and in early February of 2013, Brent & I found ourselves learning that we were pregnant for the 3rd time! This pregnancy started off on the wrong foot. My HCG levels were up and down and no sac could be seen via ultrasound. And again, we heard the doctor tell us that we needed to have a D&C. This would be our 4th one. During this procedure, no fetal tissue was found; leading the doctors to believe this was an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous due to a non-viable fetus being implanted into the fallopian tube. It could cause extreme damage to the tube before it ever miscarried. I was immediately put on a medication called methotrexate, a form of chemo, to stop continued growth of the already non-viable fetus in my fallopian tube. 

While working at Itty Bitty Bella one day in March I began to feel very sick and in pain. After tests were run at the emergency room, it was concluded that my right fallopian tube had ruptured and I was admitted into the hospital. Dr. Kutteh preformed emergency surgery at 11:00pm that evening in order to remove the tube. In April at my post-operation appointment, I was ordered to have another sonohysterogram to get the “all clear” to move on with treatment. The results showed that I had scar tissue from the 4th D&C that needed to be removed in order to proceed with fertility treatment. Dr. Kutteh also performed this surgery and my post-op care. 


Working from home the week after the emergency Fallopian tube removal

Early summer had arrived and we were exhausted and feeling like a change was needed. So with our future on our mind, we began seeking second opinions from other fertility clinics. We visited clinics in both Atlanta and Birmingham and eventually choosing to move forward with Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta. It was a good fit for us and the location was convenient due to that we travel to Atlanta for Market often. 

stephanie and brent
Out to dinner in Atlanta while there for IVF treatment

So in August of 2013, we began treatment for IVF (in-vitro fertilization). We loved the clinic in Atlanta and the traveling to and from was not a hassle. Brent & I were grateful for the extra time to spend together and of course we still found lots of hours for work!


The girls were so kind to send us packages of things we had forgotten or needed

stephanie and brent
At the clinic in Atlanta for our first IVF transfer

September came and we were saddened by the news that our first IVF was a failed attempt. We powered through and felt it best to keep up the momentum. So we began treatment for a second IVF in October. On Halloween day, we got the call that our second IVF attempt had also failed. 


Watching the embryos on screen at the clinic

We found ourselves now at a crossroad. What were we to do? Where would we go from here? Our chances of having a baby the “natural” way were looking pretty bleak. We started focusing our hours of talking on the ideas of adoption and surrogacy. We also found great comfort in knowing that we still had embryos being stored for us in Atlanta. Thankfully the stores kept us very busy throughout the holidays and it was a blessing to be surrounded by supportive family and friends. 

2014 - Life Changing News - 4th Pregnancy 

brent and stephanie

As 2013 can to an end and we were getting ready for a new fresh year with new possibilities, we were utterly shocked to find out on January 1st that we were pregnant again! What were the chances of it happening naturally after countless surgeries, 2 failed IVF’s and with only 1 Fallopian tube? Dr. Kutteh, back at Fertility Associates of Memphis, monitored us very closely until I was 11 weeks along. At this time, he gave us the all clear to return to Dr. Dulaney, my OBGYN. As of today, we are 18 weeks along and everything looks healthy!

This has been an incredible journey, and we know the road is still being built before us. There has been so much pain and disappointment. Not to mention opening a baby store when all of this began, and dealing with the ache of owning a precious store for itty bitty ones and watching so many sweet mommies-to-be come and go over the last 3 years, while behind the scenes our hearts were hurting. 

But now, we have our own “Baby Singley” shelf at the store and our hearts overflow each time we add to our little collection. Brent & I look forward to what this next chapter holds for our family and we are beyond thankful that we have amazing family, friends and customers to share in our joy with us!

-Stephanie

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The Next Generation Is Here: The Orbitbaby G3 Travel System

Mar 25, 2014 | By Missy Daniel
It’s no secret that Orbitbaby brings the world top-of-the-line travel gear for the up and coming babies. Their new collection most definitely soars to higher places then they’ve reached before! We are so thrilled to introduce to you the brand new G3 Travel System! 

orbit baby g3 stroller

The overarching question that we know soon-to-be parents will be asking is ‘how is the G3 different from the G2’? Well we are so glad you asked! Allow us to give you the detailed rundown of the recently updated changes in this superb stroller...

Stroller Base 



With the base, the overarching theme is efficiency! We know that strollers can cause much headache when operating it seems like more like maneuvering heavy machinery. Thankfully, this new stroller base comes with meaningful tweaks allowing parents to navigate everything handling to folding with much ease! 

Stroller Seat

orbit baby g3 stroller seat

Two words – upgraded fabric! All new G3 seats have been swapped out for certified ventilated interior fabric, providing a nice airy ride for your little cruiser. Need an added bonus? The new outer fabrics are more durable making quick on-the-go-wipe-ups a breeze!



We also love that baby is more stable with the G3, therefore not only will your little love be safer, but slumbering will come much easier. The added snack tray comes equip with a lid that makes keeping your little love's snacks contained both simple and fresh. Plus, the one handed adjustable foot rest is designed to lengthen as your child grows. All of these combined make for a win-win for all parents! 

shade colors of orbit g3

Available in 9 different color options: Raspberry, Teal, Blueberry, Mint, Peach, Red, Black, Slate and Khaki, the sunshade opens doors for mommy (and daddy) to add a personal touch of color. And to top things off, you no longer have to re-thread the harness by opening the back! 

Infant & Toddler Car Seats


(G3 Infant Car Seat on stroller)

Compared to the G2, these car seats are much more functional - with panels that snap with ease to the LATCH system that can be preformed one handed.  

orbit g3 toddler car seat
(G3 Toddler Car Seat)

Not to mention that both baby and toddler will fit more snug thanks to new shoulder pads.

Bassinet



The thought behind the new bassinet is simple – comfort! Keeping your itty bitty comfortable while you move around town is a necessity. 

orbit baby g3 bassinet

And with eliminating the harness while improving the mattress pad, Orbitbaby wants to ensure you’re going to see contentment written all you’re your precious one’s face. 

The Detailed Difference 

Among all else, Orbit Baby's new G3 Travel System is packed with several new features that make it the most sought after stroller for 2014. And to simplify all of it's intelligent improvements, we're giving you a brief overview of the detailed differences that have been made to the G3...

The Stroller Base

Improved Handling
Improved Braking
No-pump Tires
Comes in 2 Colors
More Storage Options
2 Cup Holders 
3-position Handlebar
Simplified Folding
Front Wheel Connection
Foam Grips

The Stroller Seat 

Ventilated Soft Fabric
Upgraded Luggage-grade Outer Fabric
More Stable Seat
Easy-swap, Improved Sunshade
Sleek Seat Back Harness
Quick Adjust, No-rethread Harness
Improved Snack Tray

Infant & Toddler Car Seats

Hard Plastic Cosmetic Panels
One-handed LATCH Belt Adjust
Velcro Rear Panel
Slimmer Shoulder Pads

Bassinet

Easier Loading for Baby
Optimized For Sleep 

The Orbit Baby G3 is a one of a kind stroller with a seat control allowing for 360 degrees of freedom. Making it stand out among all others as the only stroller that rotates and reclines it's seat control in just one motion. So, let us help you to perfectly put the pieces of your G3 system together, allowing you and baby to travel in style. 
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