I saw a post last year; it simply said “PTSD – The hidden cost of having a premature baby?” Nothing can prepare you for parenthood, but you allow yourself to imagine the arrival of your baby; those first precious holds, taking them home to meet loved ones, the time together to grow and bond – […]
Many of you know that we gave birth to this beautiful baby boy at 27 weeks last February. This precious boy was 1 pound, 15 ounces at birth. This picture is the first time I was finally able to see my little boy. I was too sick to see him for the first 2 days. He is 3 days old here. Prematurity is near and dear to our hearts. After spending 3 months in the NICU, we witnessed so much. We were certainly blessed to have not only survived such an early birth, but to have thrived. Many babies are surviving such young gestation because of the work of March of Dimes. But, there are many that don’t and babies who struggle even more than my beloved boy.
In honor of these babies, I am marching in the March of Dimes walk to help raise money for babies who struggle with prematurity, babies born with birth defects, and to raise funds, awareness and research for early infant mortality.
I walk to honor my son.
I walk in memory of Baby Jesse Amandus.
I walk in Thanks to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and all of the hands who have played and continue to play a role in our journey. They not only help us survive, but to thrive. As always, a special shout out to CHN for all of the continued love and support.
If you or anyone you think may be interested in supporting our cause. I invite you to visit our page (simply click on the link):