On Saturday Wesley and I went to my friend Rebecca's house for a Duplo lego party that Rebecca won. Wesley had fun playing with her daughter, Ava, along with some of his other friends that were there. He was the only boy out of 5 little kids. He loved putting Ava's Minnie Mouse ears, bracelets, and high heel shoes on. Probably because they are new toys to him since we only have boy toys at our house.
Today is World Prematurity Day. It is a day when the March of Dimes joins with parent groups and organizations in countries around the world to raise awareness about premature birth and how it can be prevented.
In case you haven't been following my blog from the beginning, my son, Brandon, was born 14 weeks early in July 2008. He weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces and was 13 inches long. Brandon was in the NICU for 12 weeks and came home 2 weeks before his due date. While in the NICU he had his share of issues from being early. He had several blood transfusions, was anemic, had several infections, was intubated, on CPAP, and a nasal cannula, was transferred to CHOP for 2 weeks for ROP, had a PDA, and had reflux to name a few. He came home on an apnea monitor.
Today Brandon is a healthy, 5 year old boy. I wish 5 years ago, when I was wondering if my baby was even going to survive, I could see what a wonderful boy he would be. Today Brandon is in kindergarten and loving it. He is reading at least at a 2nd grade reading level. He plays soccer and just started taking ice skating lessons. He is a wonderful big brother to Wesley. He has the biggest heart and loves everyone. He always has a smile on his face, no matter what he is doing.
We had a pretty low key weekend compared to other weekends this past weekend. On Saturday Brandon had a soccer game and then later in the day we went out to dinner. On Sunday morning I brought Brandon and Wesley to Shane's 6th birthday party. It was at a small movie theater. The kids were given a box with a juice box, snack bag, and small bags of candy when they walked in to the party. Then they put on the movie Crood for the kids to watch. When the movie was over it was time to leave the party. They had cupcakes in to go containers. The rest of the day was just spent hanging around the house and I ran to the supermarket with Wesley.
I did manage to take some pictures from this weekend.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.