Friday, February 12, 2021

Celebrating Life After the Storm: Sweet Gifts for Rainbow Babies and Mama


It's been said that "The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow." I honestly can't think of any better reason to find joy in the passing of life's dark clouds, than with the birth of a new child, and a few sweet gifts to celebrate. 

By my third month of pregnancy in February of 2019, I remember the hubby and I praying and hoping that despite the previous sonograms that our twins would be ok. We'd already gone through so much unexpected loss as a family, such an exciting addition was just the ray of sunshine we all desperately needed. Appointment after appointment my HCG levels were dropping, as Mike clung to every glimmer of hope and searched daily for positive outcomes from strangers in forums for new and expecting families. 

Having been preggo twice before, but understanding that no two pregnancies were the same, it was noticeable that my symptoms from this pregnancy were different.

Almost too good to be true! 

I didn't have the tender, sore boobs, all-day nausea, or the annoying overproduction of saliva that I had with our other children. Mike reminded me to stay positive but I was already bracing myself mentally because my body just felt off. 

By definition, a rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of another baby due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or passing after birth. I ended up having a missed miscarriage and needing a DNC, as we realized that my body was just unable to let go naturally.

On the week of my birthday, recovering and grieving was definitely not how I thought I'd start a new year and my next twirl around the sun. Hubby and I had pretty much made up our minds, and figured since we were creeping closer to our 40's, 2020 would be our last try to expand our family.  


Sure enough, despite the fear and anxiety that came along with surviving and thriving through a global pandemic, we were blessed with the gift of our Lil' monster #3, who'll be joining our family this spring!

Being the color-obsessed, joy seeker, and celebrator of life that I am, I love the hope that rainbow babies symbolize. Although we could never replace or forget the bundles of joy we lost, I thought these thoughtful and sweet gifts would be a great way to honor our angels, welcome a new baby, and congratulate mama. 

Disclosure: We hope you love this thoughtfully curated list of gifts, please let us know if you decide to order a few to add some extra joy to your home or to give to a loved one. If you click on a link to make a purchase we greatly appreciate it as we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you!

Ariana Ost Rainbow Sunburst Healing Crystal Grid

If there were ever an item, I didn't know I needed, this gorgeous grid is it! After a loss like a miscarriage, healing is so important both mentally and physically. Celebrate life and simple everyday moments with this beautiful crystal grid meant to help you manifest joy and bring sunshine into your home. There's also a rainbow crystal garland version of this I'm loving!

Little Rainbow Teether Toy Set

Regardless of age, there's nothing worse than tooth pain! Bring a bit of relief and a gummy smile to your baby's face with this two-piece teether set that's meant to soothe those uncomfortable aches. 

After the Storm Rainbow Necklace

Give the gift of positive thoughts with this mixed metal necklace that reminds the receiver to always look for the rainbow even after the darkest clouds. 

Fisher Price - Rainbow Showers Bouncer

Entertain baby with this whimsical bouncer that will keep them engaged and busy or will help soothe them with calming vibrations.

Rainbow Essential Oil Diffuser

Memories are often connected to scent, hang this colored diffuser in your baby's nursery or anywhere in your home. Use your favorite scented oils to bring good energy or add some relaxing vibes to your homey sanctuary. 

Looking for the perfect new arrival gift, then these organic booties are them! I'm personally already picturing our baby's tiny feet in these for the first round of announcement pics.

Rainbow Nursery PIllow 

Adding a personalized pillow with your babes name will be a fun added layer to your nursery decor. 

Rainbow Glass Heart Sculpture

This stunning, glass-blown gift makes a statement with swirled ribbons of color that will shimmer and brighten each day. 

Jellycat Amusable Rainbow Plush Toy 

Little ones will love this soft, cuddly buddy that's perfect for snuggling up with on rainy days and of course just because they need a reason to giggle and smile. 

Personalized Rainbow Baby Necklace

The perfect accessory to layer with mama's other favorite pieces! Add a name or keep it plain while choosing from 14k gold fill,  rose gold fill,  or sterling silver. 

 Rainbow Tassel Pillow

Toss the joy around your home or nursery with this vibrant and cushy pillow that will be just the right addition to your decor with big pops of color and tassled details


Wooden Nursery Name Sign 

A darling keepsake, with a 3D effect that will make for a very cool birth announcement, and adorable decor element to display. 

Divine Rainbow Chakra Ring

Handmade in India, this gorgeous ring made from amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, carnelian, agate, 18k gold-plated over brass, red garnet, and green onyx, will have you feeling like your walking on a rainbow. 

There's nothing sweeter than those quiet moments at home, wrap your beautiful blessing up in this gender neutral blanket as they melt your heart and drift off to sleep. 

This Rocket and Fox keepsake has such pretty iridescent snow that will capture your little one's attention with each shake and a bold, eye-catching rainbow. 

Teal Rainbow Knit Pom Hat

How stinkin' cute is this little beanie hat?!?! It's neutral colors will be perfect for a boy or girl and will go with any outfit your mini wears. 

Pantone Box of Color Board Books

With these 6 mini board books you'll be able to introduce your little to varied shades of fun color as you expose them to objects in the world around them, one chunky page at a time. 


Black and White Rainbow Boppy Pillow

Perfect for tummy time, I love the muted and minimal style of this rainbow print and the attached toys.


Nashelle Rainbow Ring 

Double rainbows are meant to be twice the good luck and this ring will surely be a reminder to look up to the sun as a reminder of transformation and all the goodness in life. 

Are you also expecting a Rainbow Baby? Or swooning over the miracle that has made it's way into your family? If so, we're sending you bunches of love and congrats! 

Whether you're looking for something special for yourself or a new mama, we're excited to share all these great gift suggestions! Save these pins below for whenever you need some ideas on cute rainbow themed presents.


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