Today is World Prematurity Day.
As you know, I am a mom to a preemie baby. Sophia was born at 33 weeks. We were very lucky that she only had to spend a month in the NICU and as of right now, she is 100% healthy. I thank God every day for her. But unfortunately, not all preemie parents can say the same. Some preemie parents have lost their child and others now face the challenges of a preemie who has complications with their health. It's heartbreaking and not easy. If it wasn't for our family and friends support during the time Sophia was in the NICU, I have no idea how we would have gotten through it. But I also have to thank our wonderful hospital who gave us so much support both physically and emotionally. NICU nurses and doctors are angels. They stand by your side and answer all your questions, but they also stood by my side while I cried at Sophia's bedside because I felt so helpless.
To honor Sophia's battle in the NICU and to help other parents going through what we went through, we have decided to participate in the March of Dimes walk. I have created the team "Baby Life With Giggles" and ask that if you are able to, please make a donation to my team page and help us reach our goal. Even if you donate $1, it's $1 more than what we had before. If you are in the northern NJ area, please feel free to join us in our walk which will take place April 26, 2015 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield. You can donate and/or join our team in the team page.
Thank you for all of my blogger friends who were also there for us during our time in the NICU. Words can't describe how grateful we were for all the prayers and words of encouragement. You all played a big role during that time.
Thank you for those who are able to donate.
Sophia sends her love as well.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And to those parents who have/going through what we went through, I have you in my prayers. Have faith and don't lose hope.