I originally wrote this post last year before the March of Dimes March for Babies. Well, here we are again, about to march tomorrow for the second year in a row, and we even have a new team member! No 11 week old is going to slow us down! So why do I march?
I march because 3 pounds is heart wrenchingly small.
I march because after waiting so long, no one should have their baby whisked away from them after only a 5 second hello.
I march because it’s heartbreaking to be told that you can’t hold your own baby.
I march so that fewer parents have to become familiar with the terms “apnea,” “bradycardia,” “gavage,” “bilirubin,” and “PICC line.” Those should be reserved for doctors only!
I march because I know too many women who have delivered at 35, 33, 32, 31, 28, even 24 weeks.
I march because some of these women have had to say goodbye to their babies and give them to God.
I march so that more women can become educated on how to have a healthy pregnancy.
I march so that all premature infants can get the utmost care and their families can rely on the support and information provided by the March of Dimes.
I march for them:
R & C, 31 week preemies, 38 day NICU survivors, and all around miracles.