Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fight for Preemies

Fight for Preemies~~~~~~~~~~Bloggers Unite

Since it is National Preemie Awareness I wanted to share a little bit about our preemies.

I can't believe it has been 19 1/2 mos since we welcomed our 4 tiny 2lb preemies into this world. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I blamed myself for not being able to carry them longer, but I know now I DID do everything I could to carry them for as long as I did. Cooper's placenta had other plans, and for that we had an emergency c-section at 28wks 5days. Each of the babies were born 11wks premature. Each baby only weighing 2lbs. I remember the first time I was able to "really" walk to the NICU, I had to make a stop at the lactation office for the hook-ups for the breast pump, while I was there I saw these precious little tan colored teddy bears. The bears were wearing a t-shirt that had March of Dimes on it. The nurses had just told us that we could put something in the beds with the babies. I immediately bought a teddy bear for each of the babies. I didn't realize at the time that the $5 bear I had just bought was a donation to the March of Dimes and what this organization was ALL about. That day I went home and got on the Internet to find out all I could about the March of Dimes. I am so glad I did, because just 3 days earlier, I had given birth to four preemies.
We are very blessed and our story has a happy ending, unfortunately not everyone has the same story with there preemie/preemies. We did have our shares of ups & downs and rode the "famous" NICU roller coaster ride. But let me just say this, it is not a ride I would wish on anyone. However, after the ride was over, I had 4 healthy & happy babies, and I will never be able to thank The Womens Hospital NICU doctors, nurses & staff enough for what they did for our four babies. We are so thankful for them. I thank God everyday for blessing us with these 4 beautiful babies, and that we were chosen to be their parents. I can't even imagine my life with out them, or all six of my kids. So please check out the link about Bloggers unite and read all about March of Dimes.

Here is pictures of the babies at one day old and 19mos old~they are in birth order Ella, Cole, Cooper & Casen


Hilary said...

So amazing!!! :)

Videos Gone Viral said...

This is heart wrenching. Im donating now!