Saturday, April 3, 2010

March for Babies!

This is our second year doing the March of Dimes's March for Babies walk and we have been working very hard on our fundraising goals.  I'm always an overachiever when it comes to fundraising and this year is no exeption.  It's a wonderful cause and I know all preemie moms (and, moms of babies that didn't survive when they were born too early) hold the March of Dimes very close to their heart. 

We're a mere $220 short of our $1000 goal!  I start fundraising in February, though!  I would be so thankful if you would donate to our team if you haven't donated to a team already!  All you have to do is click on our March of Dimes button on the right and it will take you straight to our page. 

The pic on our button is of Cooper on the day that he was born!  Oh, how terrified I was when they told me that I was in labor at 31 weeks!  I had been in the hospital for 7 weeks already and the plan was to try to keep him in until 34 weeks.  They put me to sleep for the c-section and as I drifted off to sleep my last thought and prayer was "Please, Lord, let him be strong.  Please, let him live.  I live without Lily everyday, I can't outlive both of my babies..."

I woke up to hear that Cooper was doing beautifully.  His APGAR scores were 8 and 9.  He weighed 4 lbs.  and only required a c-pap to assist with his breathing.  He was so tiny.  The NICU staff was amazing and what they can do for preemies now just boggles my mind! 

I will participate in the March of Dimes's March for Babies every year to say "Thank you and keep up the good work!"


Maggie said...

I hope you have an amazing walk for Lily and I hope Cooper enjoys it with you this year!! :)

Mother Knows Best Reviews said...

I know this walk must just mean the world. We don't have one around here, but I sure wish we did. Hugs to you!