Tomorrow, Casey, Beatrice Kate and I will join nearly 5,000 others at the 2011 Triangle March for Babies. We are honored and humbled at the response and support that we've received from our friends and family; even from complete strangers.
Tomorrow we will walk so that someday, no other family has to have their baby's first picture include wires, monitor tape and a bubble CPAP machine:
Tomorrow we will walk so that someday, babies are measured in pounds instead of "sub-kilos" and a doubled birth weight is way more than only 4 pounds:
Tomorrow we will walk so that someday, new parents won't have to learn medical terms like bilirubin, surfactant, apnea, NEC, TPN, PICC, CPAP, ROP, EBM, NPO, or desats:
Tomorrow we will walk so that someday, a first family photo doesn't have to happen within the walls of a NICU:
March of Dimes funded the research that played a major part in keeping Beatrice Kate alive during her first few days. They were our lifeline for information about prematurity, survival rates and information about what we could expect during our NICU stay. They were our shoulder to lean on and someone to comfort us when we just needed to cry. They became the friendly face who reminded us, "Hang in there, it gets better."
And it did. It got soooooo much better.
|"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart" Jeremiah 1:5|
If you know a preemie, or any baby at all, I ask you to consider supporting March of Dimes. Your support enables them to keep up their efforts to someday find the causes of prematurity and eliminate them.