Written by guest blogger: Amanda M.
In early September 2009 my fiance and I found out we were having a beautiful baby boy. I remember sitting in the exam room listening to his heart beat on the ultra sound thinking about how amazing those few quick beats sounded. It was the best thirty seconds of my life followed by worst 1 minute of my life when the nurse explained to us all the things that could go wrong in the next 7 months or so before he was born; things like Spina Bifida, Fragile X syndrome and many more.
In March 23, 2006 I had Noah, a beautiful baby boy perfect in every way, but I couldn’t help but think about all those babies that were not born that way. I remember going into the nursery where there was this small baby born weeks early weighing only 1 pound 5 ounces. I was so lucky to be able to take Noah home, but my mind stayed with the small babies in the nursery and what I could do to help.
I think when everybody thinks of premature babies they think of the March of Dimes, at least that is who I thought of. One day while Noah was sleeping I jumped on my computer and went to the March of Dimes website where I looked to see how I could help. While making my donation I also noticed that besides monetary donation, there are other ways to help like buying products with the March of Dimes logo on it, donating your cell phone or you can even donate your car. March of Dimes is an amazing organization that we should all be thankful for and support.