For Love of Carter - Round 2

Teeny Tears enthusiast Jana has been up to her diapering adventures again! Jana invited friends and family to participate in a diaper night; a great time was had by all!

While participating in a March for Dimes event, Jana delivered a donation of diapers to the Labor and Delivery unit at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. 

Surviving twin and miracle micro-preemie Cohen spent long months in the University of Washingon NICU.

These 80 diapers (40 sets) were donated in memory of Cohen's twin brother, Carter Garen Kimmel.  Another 20 diapers were donated to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep of Everson, WA.  She packaged them in a creative way, pinning the sets together with a straight pin and slipping the distribution cards inside the diapers.

You can read more about Carter and Cohen here.  You can see slide shows of these special brothers by clicking here.

Jana's mom Carol has joined the Teeny Tears team behind the scenes as our sewing resource expert and dedicated diaper cheerleader.  She has a lot of experience with fabrics, machines, and stitchery and has boundless enthusiasm and love for the tiny angels we serve.  We are very grateful to have her years of sewing experience and mama-wisdom to rely upon for our project!

I think this picture of Carol on a recent cabin vacation really illustrates her energy and personality!

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Carol also makes beautiful, tiny angel wraps to go along with the diaper deliveries.  Instructions to be posted soon!


Jana's family and friends love the angel families of the Great Northwest!

For Love of Carter - Sleepless in Seattle

When my friend Jana emailed me for the first time about making diapers, I learned that she was raising a TTTS single surviving former micropreemie.  Naturally, I assumed that she had crossed paths with me in the TTTS Facebook groups. Not so! She found me on Pinterest and the rest of our commonalities are mere "happenstance". If I believed in "happenstance". And I don't really.

Last Christmas Jana donated stockings and gift bags to her local NICU.  Teeny little diapers were right up her alley.  Jana is actually combining two of her projects into one at the moment (and writes about it in a way that cracks me up).  Check it out!

Jana and I have spent many (many) wee hours of the night online together brainstorming, obsessing over our mutual "flannel habit", and having grand diapering fantasies.  She has great visions for Washington!  (Consider this a shameless call for volunteers and donors in the Great Northwest.  She can use any and all donated flannel, tracing, cutting, or sewing assistance that she can get to take Washington by storm!  For real!) 

Jana is donating her very first set of 60 diapers to the angels born at St. Joseph's of Bellingham, Washington. They have been created in memory of Jana's son, Carter Garen Kimmel.


This is Carter's twin brother, Cohen.  He and Carter would have fit in that teeny little diaper when they were born.  He's Jana's right-hand baby in the project (as you can read on their blog).


Diapers From Washington

My awesome sister Heather is where all this diaper business began. She originally introduced me to her friends Emily and Arah; since then, she has been all kinds of supportive as this idea has simmered in my heart and mind. In honor of Dex's birthday, she and her daughters made a whopping 96 diapers! 48 complete sets of diapers for 48 little angels gone too soon. Heather's two beautiful daughters heavily assisted in this great effort. Also, several ladies in their congregation enthusiastically offered their services when they learned what they were doing...

...even taking home stacks and stacks of diapers to turn and prep for finishing.

I am so touched by their love for our son and their enthusiasm for Teeny Tears and the families that will benefit from their sacrifice.

Thank you so much to the entire Beauchamp Family!