Monday, April 21, 2008

Thoughts on Prematurity

This weekend I walked in the March of Dimes March for Babies at Norbuck Park near White Rock Lake. For those of you interested, its not too late to donate - just go here and you can donate online. All along the route there are signs in honor of and in memory of babies that were born too soon. I read every one of the signs along the 5 mile route and saw many babies that were born later than D with "in memory of" signs. With all of the stories that I have read in the IF world lately about babies being born as early as 24 - 25 weeks, I am forever grateful that I was able to carry D to 31 weeks. When I look at my beautiful, healthy boy, it is easy to forget that things could have definitely turned out differently. I am not really sure of the point of this post other than to say how grateful and thankful I am to God that D is healthy and stronfg and I hope and pray that if I ever have another child, God will provide in the same way.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Since C recently posted a link to my blog on his blog, several people not familiar with all of the IF abbreviations have stopped by. In an attempt to help them decipher some of the posts, I thought I'd provide this link to a list compiled by Mel of blogging abbreviations that a lot of IF/adoption bloggers use. I hope this helps.