November 17th is World Prematurity Awareness Day. The March of Dimes currently states that 1 out of 9 women will deliver prematurely in the United States. I am now part of that statistic.
Today, I’m thinking of all the sweet babies that are literally fighting to breathe and grow as quickly as they can. I’m humbled by their strength and beautiful spirits. I am thinking of all the mamas that have had to wait to hold their sweet blessings for days or weeks all the while trying to manage a complex constellation of feelings ranging from fear to grief to amazement.
I am feeling especially grateful today for all the prayers from dear family and friends about Olivia’s health. We are so blessed.
To read more about our journey, visit the Preemie Archives.