Nov
25
2014

NICU Gift Bags 2014

Spencer & Santa 2009

So I thought I might just post this for many who are considering doing gift bags for families in the NICU over the holidays.  Spencer was born on Black Friday 2009 and we weren’t released until 64 days later so spent Christmas and New Year’s in the NICU (and yes, that’s Spencer in the picture in the stocking).  We had a few former parents bring us small gift bags by and it meant the world […]

Nov
18
2014

Beer For Brains – Fundraiser Event

Way cool event t-shirt

As a parent of a child with a rare hindbrain malformation (Rhombencephalosynapsis), we have been very fortunate to live near Seattle Children’sHospital and the University of Washington.When Spencer was diagnosed, we were informed there were approximately 50-100 reported cases worldwide, and here we were, just a short ride to the nearest location researching hindbrain malformations! Now it’s time to raise a pint for research, and to salute all the families that have been diagnosed with […]

Sep
18
2014

Preemie Parent Alliance Summit and NANN Conference 2014

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I just returned from my 4th time having a booth at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and this year it was in Phoenix, AZ.  I arrived the day after the city had flash floods and I was a little nervous about the even happening.  I arrived to a sunny hot day where you would have never known the previous day the city had been half shut down! view full post »

May
14
2014

Buy Nothing Project

Spencers New Bike

I recently found out about a movement called the “Buy Nothing Project.”  I didn’t realize it had spread all over the world (Australia, Canada, the UK and all over the US) but had joined my local Buy Nothing Bothell on facebook.  I can not tell you how AMAZED I have been at what an amazing group of people this is. view full post »

May
2
2014

March for Babies Saturday 3 May

My son Spencer and I by his poster on the Boulevard of Babies!

This weekend Team It’s a Preemie Thing will be walking in Seattle in support of March of Dimes, March for Babies.  This is our fourth year to walk, and we’ve been one of the top 5 teams for the past 3 years!  Our team is consisted of various families that have preemies and some families that are friends of preemie families and want to support them as well. view full post »

Feb
7
2014

March for Babies 2014

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I have now participated in three March for Babies events and have been impressed.   The first year I ran into someone I knew and I didn’t know she was a preemie mom, as well, she had no idea that I ran It’s a Preemie Thing! view full post »

Oct
25
2013

NICU Gift Bags – Christmas 2013

Spencer Stocking 2

So I thought I might just post this for many who are considering doing gift bags for families in the NICU over the holidays.  Spencer was born on Black Friday 2009 and we weren’t released until 64 days later so spent Christmas and New Year’s in the NICU (and yes, that’s Spencer in the picture in the stocking).  We had a few former parents bring us small gift bags by and it meant the world […]

Jan
16
2013

March for Babies 2013

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I have now participated in two March for Babies events and have been impressed.  Not only that, the first year I ran into someone I knew and I didn’t know she was a preemie mom and she had no idea that I ran It’s a Preemie Thing! view full post »

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