Saturday morning I got up bright and early, picked up my sweet Emmalee and we headed to the March of Dimes, March for Babies 5k in Snohomish. Why did I take Emmalee? Emmalee was actually born premature, she was lucky and didn’t need to spend time in the NICU (it did become questionable when she was 48hours old and they were ready to readmit her). However, she still had all the preemie problems, had trouble breathing/would stop breathing, lost a lot of weight and extremely jaundiced. She may not have stayed in the hospital, but it felt like she spent the first week in the doctors office doing follow-up check-ups on how she was doing to determine she didn’t need to be readmitted into the NICU. Luckily after about a week she was beginning to grow. She continued to have preemie issues all through her first really 18 months, but today at almost 2.5 she is perfect and healthy!!
In addition to Emmalee I walked for the Elkins Triplets, the Harrington triplets and Andrew D. who were all also born prematurely and they spent time in the NICU!
Amy her girls, her friend Christina, myself and Em did the walk together!! It was a wonderful experience and very moving!!
I’m so glad I decided to do the 5k, this will definitely become a tradition for me and cannot wait to do it again next year!! I would like to personally think Mary, Gillian, Pilar and my parents for helping me reach $200! You can still donate to the March of Dimes by clicking on the badge below!!