Thursday, November 4, 2010

Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. This cause is very near and dear to my heart since sweet Ellie joined our world. Awareness day is November 17 (the day after Ellie's 8 month birthday!). I have signed up on Bloggers Unite to blog about it that day and make people more aware this entire month.

These pictures are from some of Ellie's first few hours in the NICU when things were actually still looking up. The NICU is a roller coaster with MANY ups and downs. Throughout the month I will share some of our experiences and our story. While Ellie was only 5 weeks premature as the nurses would remind me when I would get frustrated towards the end when we were SO close to going home but not quite there yet Ellie started out her sweet little life VERY sick and she had a struggle!

While you are joining in this fight please feel free to join in prayer for some fellow friends some real life and some blogger friends...

Heather's son joined this world 12 weeks too soon! You can keep up with the latest on her blog. I don't want to jinx her but things are looking up!

Daysha's 1st born joined this world 7 weeks too soon and is now a healthy growing boy!!! But please keep her in your prayers as she embarks on the pregnancy journey for a 2nd time! We are praying for a healthy FULL term pregnancy!!!

And finally my sweet friend Casey's nephew recently joined this world 7 weeks too soon and he is tiny but doing well!


  1. Hi There!
    I'm the mom to a former 28 weeker, now 3.
    We have endured alot and we still have alot of goals to get our son where he needs to be.
    Hope to chat with you more. Going to follow you on Twitter, @momstateofmind.

  2. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about the seriousness of premature birth. You guys are awesome.

  3. Thank you for posting for prematurity awareness. The cause is near and dear to my heart, too, as the mom of 24-week preemies. We were among the lucky ones and our twins just celebrated their 19th birthday. I am sharing the journal I kept during their 5-month NICU stay at Mike&Ollie: 24-weekers Who Beat the Odds. I will definitely keep your friends and their babies in my thoughts and wish you and your family all the best.