Thursday, November 17, 2011

World Prematurity Day


The Empire State Building in purple
to show their support
Today is World Prematurity Day, a day to bring awareness to the incredible number of babies born too soon around the world and to celebrate the miracles who are still with us and those who we wish were here. One in Eight babies are born prematurely in the United States, and 13 million are born prematurely worldwide every year. Three of them are mine, and I’m grateful there are organizations like the March of Dimes that make it possible for babies to get the NICU care they need to survive.
I'm thankful that the 6+ weeks our boys were in the NICU were for the most part drama free & that the boys had no major medical issues, but it was still a difficult & scary time in our lives. No mother imagines the birth of their baby & having them whisked away to be hooked up to monitors & breathing apparatuses, or of waiting hours to see the little life they created and then only seeing them for a couple of hours at a time. Its a hard road, but it is made easier knowing that your babies are in the incredible care of doctors and nurses who know how to take care of them.
Caden
Born at 29 weeks 4 days
3 pounds 10 ounces & 18 inches long
Today he is 6 1/2 months old & 18 pounds

Kellan
Also born at 29 weeks 4 days
3 pounds 5 ounces & 16 inches long
Today he is 6 1/2 months old & 17 pounds

Garren
Also born at 29 weeks 4 days
3 pounds 3 ounces & 16 inches long
Today he is 6 1/2 months old & 16 pounds




Please pray for all the premature babies currently in the NICU & support the March of Dimes when possible. 

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