Thursday, November 17, 2011

World Prematurity Day, November 17th 2011

On a non-crafty note.  Today is the first official World Prematurity Awareness Day.  For those of you that do not know me personally, my triplets were born 9 weeks before their due date.  They weighed 3lb7ounces, 3lbs6ounces, and 3lbs3ounces at birth. I am so happy that the technology is available today to take such good care of premature babies and give them a fighting chance.  My children have no lasting effects from being born at 31 weeks gestation.  I attribute that to the amazing care they got from the get go.  Please check out the March of Dimes website.  There is still so much to be learned to help babies that are born too early. It was grant money from the March of Dimes that helped in the discovery of Surfactant therapy.  Since surfactant therapy became widespread, infant deaths due to respiratory distress syndrome have dropped by over two-thirds.  My littlest guy got Surfactant therapy at birth, so I am especially grateful for this.

Baby A- 24 hours old (I still get choked up looking at this picture)

This picture is the triplets at 2 weeks old.  First time we all got to hang out together in the outside world :)

We have come along way in 3 years.  Somedays it is difficult to remember what those weeks in the NICU were like, especially when I see 3 healthy, funny, strong and smart toddlers trying to draw on my walls.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm a new follower. Your children are beautiful. I wonder if looking at NICU pictures will ever not hurt. 10 months and two healthy boys later and I can't bear to see the pictures.