Prematurity Awareness Month

Another month almost gone, another month where I had great intentions of blogging more. Life  is busy and I don’t see signs of it slowing down.

This was an important month for us.  Not only did Jack turn 23 months, but November  marked Prematurity Awareness Month.

November 17, was World Prematurity Day. This was a day celebrated around the world to bring attention the the issue of premature birth.  I love this video, it brings such hope.

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In honor of World Prematurity Day and the month of November, we have some important news to share!  Jack’s Pack, our March of Dimes Team, won several awards from our fundraising efforts.

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Our awards included Top Family Team, Top New Team, and we also received an award for raising $4000. THANK YOU to all who helped raise this incredible amount!

In October, our family was chosen to be the ambassador family for the March of Dime’s Signature Chef’s Auction. We made this video for the event. In addition to being the ambassador for the auction, Jack will be the ambassador for the 2013 March for Babies in Lafayette! We are very excited and hope to start building our team soon. We know the walk will take place Saturday, April 27. So, mark your calendars now and we will start hoping for a dry and warm day. As soon as I am able to register our team, I will pass the information along. It’s never early to start fundraising!

We hope you will join us in fundraising and walking on April 27. The March of Dimes does many great things for all babies and we are so grateful for the work they have done.

Next up- Jack turns 2! It’s a bittersweet birthday. I remember hearing early on, most preemies catch up by the age of 2. While this may be true, I don’t see anything magical happening on the eve of December 20th. But, we are so grateful for all of the progress he has made!

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Halloween Through The Years…

Halloween this year was fun. Jack really got in to trick or treating and totally got the concept! We didn’t visit many houses, Jack was home sick with a fever the day before, so we just made a few quick stops. Henry was in class and I could not find his camera ANYWHERE. So, I got a few shots with my phone of the boys.Image

 

Kendrick was lucky enough to have 2 costumes this year. We went to Boo at the Zoo and Kendrick dressed as a DJ. Then, over the weekend, he visited Pappy and YaYa and they planned on attending a Halloween party. The turntable didn’t make the trip to Frankton, so Kendrick ended up with a ninja costume. He was thrilled with this and said he had always wanted to be a ninja his whole life! So, on Halloween night, he chose the ninja attire. He says he will be a DJ next year…Image

Doesn’t Jack looked thrilled to be a lumberjack?

I got looking through pictures of Halloween over the years. I can’t believe how much they have grown!

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Look for more updates soon as we remember November as Prematurity Awareness Month!