Please help me support the March of Dimes

United States
March 5, 2007 2:56pm CST
I have a premie, she was born 6 weeks early. Now I know that's not drastic in today's standards, when we hear about poor mothers having their babies 3 + months early. But, I do know what its like to have a baby and not be able to take her home with me - having to return at every feeding, not being able to just hold her for hours because she has to rely on the incubator, and machines to keep her warm and safe. I know the stress and strain that these poor families go through during these trying times, and have seen some instances where they never get to take there precious little bundle home. The NICU (neonatal intesive care unit) is an extremely sad place! So, with that said, I'm going to do a Walk-A-Thon for The March of Dimes - my little girl is two years old and fine now, and I like to think that is because of organizations like the March of Dimes. That is why hospitals are so advanced now in treating and caring for premies and their families. So, if you can find it in your heart, please visit my personal page on the WalkAmerica site and pledge a donation for my walk: And thank you just for visiting and reading my post! Jodi
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@lonnieN (428)
• United States
5 Mar 07
thank you for this excellent article. My twin boys were born way early They weighed 2 lbs 5 oz and 2 lbs 1 oz. they are 8 now and healthy. i know that money from walkamerica helped!!
• United States
6 Mar 07
Wow Lonnie, that's great that they are fat, happy and healthy now!! :o) My little girl is 2 and about 22 lbs now (still small, but definitely healthy and happy) - she was 4 lbs 9 oz. at birth. They had her stay there until she reached 5 lbs. and could regulate her own temperature on her own - which took about 2 weeks.