In January 2012, we were blessed with the tiniest little miracle, Eleanor Claire (Ellie). She was due in March but her fiesty little self decided to show up early. She was 1lb., 15oz full of sass! Unlike most preemies born that early and little, Ellie didn't need to be placed on a vent to assist with her lungs and breathing. We were so very fortunate. Ellie just needed grow and learn all the basic functions that a "term" baby already knows, such as swallowing, sucking and eating.
After 7 long weeks in the NICU, we brought our little fighter home. She has continued to amaze us every day. She is certainly a force to be reckoned with. We know we are the lucky ones and we have truly been blessed.
As a mom of a Preemie, I know babies need all the help they can get. Premature birth affects about 380,000 babies here in the United States. I’m walking in March for Babies to get the message out about this terrible problem and you can help. Please make a secure donation to help me reach my goal. Together we can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity so more babies can get the strongest start possible.
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