Friday, May 4, 2012

March of Dimes 2012

Last Saturday was our first March For Babies walk.  The March of Dimes is such a great organization and I fully support any research that is in favor of preemies!  Once I became a micropreemie mommy I knew it was something I wanted to get involved in.

I'm happy to say that our "Leaping Liam" raised a total of an amazing $1,720!  How awesome is that?  The support I received from family and friends is quite incredible!  I also had fantastic friends that help raise money as well.  Liam is so fortunate to have his family and many friends supporting him!

The day of the walk was quite pleasant and it wasn't scorching hot.  The venue had lots of things for the kiddos to do including having Hugo from the Hornets there.  They also had a space walk and an egg hunt for the kids.

I was so happy to see many staff members from EJ.  I saw the L&D nurse who prepped me for my C section and she was also my nurse when I was in labor for Noah.  I went up to her and began to explain to her who I was and told her about Liam.  It was so sweet, she started crying. She was so incredibly sincere.  I had Liam there with me and the nurse from my high risk doctor was also there. It was a great reconnect.

Liam also saw 2 of his NICU nurses!  It's weird, when you are in the NICU you can't WAIT to get out but once you see any of the staff from the NICU you get so excited and get a sense of relief just by seeing them.  I was so happy to see them and loved showing Liam off.  He has come a very long way from 15 ounces!

The day was such a day of celebration of Liam and I can't wait to do this again!  Thank you to all who donated and especially those who came out in support of Liam, it means the world to us.  It truly does.

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