Tuesday, November 17, 2009

National Prematurity Awareness Day

Today is National Prematurity Awareness Day.... did you know that 1 in 8 babies in this country will be born premature? ugh, that is just too many!
I have thought about this many times throughout the day and it is just amazing to me to see my little preemies and where they are today.
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I did everything I could in my pregnancy to take care of these two and still they came 6 weeks early. I will never forget that night.... good and bad, I can remember it all.
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Tiny Bella as she was getting "sun" for her jaundice
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Jack in his "box".... ha ha, I remember the Doctor joking with me with my "Jack in the Box"... I laughed but it was sad at the same time.
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But I am very,very fortunate to have two NICU graduates...
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This was them last December with Jack in all his chunkiness

tee hee hee
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here they are over the summer....
And this is myBella, the ballerina on Sunday night
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The whole point of this post was just to remind me how wonderfully fortunate and lucky I am to have had such a success with our preemies. I am truly blessed!

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