January 29, 2009

It's that time again!

No not Girls Scout cookie time. That will be next year!
It's March for Babies time.
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Please help Clarissa make her walk goal she has been participating in March for Babies since she was 6 months old. She missed walking one year, (her brother decided to be born that day) but still was able to meet her fundraising goal.
A note from Clarissa's Mother:

We are so thankful for the happy, healthy children that we had. I can not express the fear and concern that ran through my body some 4 1/2 years ago. When they nurse told me indeed my water had broken at 33 weeks 5 days. I knew from my previous employment at MOD that it could not be pretty. As I lay their pleading with my Heavenly Father that I would be able to hold my healthy baby girl not to soon but, soon enough. I always have a hard time when people don't want to be pregnant anymore those last few weeks. It's so scary. We were so blessed. For 2 days the nurses came in and out of my room telling me when she's born we'll be taking her right away to the NICU. Each time I said a prayer that I would get her back, that I would have a chance to hold my baby girl. I did just a few hours after she was born, as soon as I could walk (what motivation that was) I was able to go see her. She spent the next 7 days in the NICU. I often complain about how long they were and I still say they should NEVER send a first time mother home with out her baby. Couldn't they let me stay there? It was hard but, she came home soon enough and I know 7 days is nothing to cry about. We are so thankful for Our RED head who fills our home with love and laughter and lots of loud singing!

Can you believe this baby:

Has now turned into this 4 1/2 year old that we can't stop talking.


Lindsay said...

Ok, I'm sure 7 days seemed like an eternity for you, but be glad it wasn't 40 days! That's how long Parker was in the NICU. He came home two days before Christmas! I think it's great that Clarissa does this every year! We're trying to save for the adoption, but I'll talk to Bryan and see what we can do! I do feel very strongly about helping premature babies!

bow mom said...

Lindsay- save money for your own precious baby! Yes, I know 7 days in NOTHING compared to most. It was very hard and scary at the time.