Monday, March 30, 2009

March of Dimes

As parents of preemies, the March of Dimes is dear to our heart. The advances that have been made for premature babies and support for their families I will always be greatful for. I know that if it wasn't for many of these advances and the AMAZING doctors, nurses, & therapist, I might not have brought home my four amazing little angels. While I'm not an embassador for the March of Dimes, several of my friends are. I know times are tough, but if you could help them out would be great. Some of just a few of the teams I know of are: Gerwer Quads , Wells Quints, Schirano Triplets, Tubre Quads, Wilke Quads.

Here is alittle montage of our journey in the NICU. The girls were born at 30 weeks, we were hoping for 34. Some things are just not under your control. We were told of the roller coaster that the NICU could be, and it WAS! We had many of the typical events, but by day 7 ALL of the girls were on room air and had clear head scans! WOOHOO, we thought we were in the clear and just needed them to grow & master the feedings. WRONG! On day 10, it all took a nose dive with JuJu with a MRSA infection. There is no words to ever describe watching your child crash in front of you & watch them intubate, nor to help hold your child while putting in IV's, and signing papers for blood transfusions and God knows what else.

I'm writing all of this not for a "pity me", but to let you know how far the girls have come and to say THANK YOU to all of those who helped us get where we are! Friends & Family who were there (and still here), there aren't enough words. Also, because in the last few weeks I have come across more "comments" that don't need to be repeated about the girls, high-order multiples, ect. I also know many other MOMs (moms of multiples) who have also been dealing with this. The fact is THEY ARE CHILDREN! OUR CHILDREN!!!! And we love them and would do it all over again and more to have them with us.


Kaylan said...

I've been a follower of yours for a while now, but I'm horrible about leavin comments! I love your blog, and your girls are so sweet! it's so fun getting to see all the photos of the mischief they get into.

I wanted to find out from u if you know any teams here in GA that are doing the march of Dimes? I'm thinking about doing it and wanted to just see if there were any triplet/quad/quint teams here!

Thanks for the help! I'll be posting about the walk too even if I don't actually walk :) Stop by anytime!

Andrea said...

Thanks for writing this and spreading the news!

Amanda D. said...

Brought tears to my eyes. So sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! So moving. Takes me back!! Isnt amazing how far these little miracles come?
Thanks for the shout out! Lets raise some money for these little babies that need us! LOVE YOU!

Rachael said...

thank you for helping get the word out!

Denise Wheeler said...

Love the video!

Nikki said...

aww, that is beautiful.

Nikki to help children in the DR and Haiti... and get a great looking blog!

Jac Tubre said...

Thanks for the shout out girl! Less than one month away!

I lOVED the NICU montage!!!