Monday, February 13, 2012


Sometimes I stand in awe of this amazing little girl.

I watched her yesterday, laughing and dancing and clapping to the music at church and was filled with pride that this was my little 2 lb 13 oz preemie.

And how at this time two years ago we were finally home and getting to know each other. She was sleeping through the night but she was yet to reach 10 lbs.

My little miracle. She brings tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart every day.

And she is the reason I walk every year in the March for Babies. And last year and this year became even more involved in helping out with the March itself. Yes, the event coordinator in me couldn't resist.

And it's that time again! March for Babies will be in May again, and hopefully this year it will feel like May. If the weather continues on it's current trend, it will probably feel like July lol! I'm asking for help this year in one of three ways.

1. There is the obvious donation part. :) If you'd like to do that, you can do so by clicking on the badge on the right side or this link:

2. If you can't donate, why don't you walk with me? I'd love to build a bigger team in a way other than giving birth to more kids. :) We are up to a team of 4 this year but I'd love to have more walking!

3. Or, spread the word! Chances are you know more preemies than just my Elisa. In fact, just in my small church and the 6 children that attend regularly, 2 of them are preemies. Much more than the 1 in 8 statistic! Spread the word about the March of Dimes and what they do and their mission to help all babies be born healthy.

In fact, the March of Dimes was really integral in helping BOTH of my children. How did they help Aidan? By helping bring awareness to tools like the p17 shot that can help keep women with prior pre-term labor from going into labor again. By educating the public and the medical profession on pre-term labor.

Both of my little miracles.


Sarah said...

We are walking this year for our three preemies and for my mom who was also very premature and was not expected to survive. They truly are all miracles. Good luck with your campaign! :)

Sarah said...

I can't get the badge to work on my blog! I will have to see if I can get my husband to help when he gets home.