John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prematurity Awareness Day....

Today is Prematurity Awareness Day and I guess as long as I live, I will remember this day. Not that November 17th has special meaning specifically, but the day of remembrance and support of spreading awareness for prematurity is a reason this day will always be special. The memories of the NICU are still very fresh in my mind. I guess once you experience something as such, you never forget. For those moms out there that never experience the NICU preemie life, consider yourself blessed, and for those moms out there that have experienced the roller coaster ride of the NICU with a preemie, consider yourself especially blessed! Preemies are specially designed by God and so are the moms he chooses to bless one with.

Ironically, today we had the boys' two year check up. Our pediatrician was amazed at their development. She said, "I am astounded at the cognitive and verbal development"...Other than being smaller than average, these boys have NO concerns from their prematurity...they have achieved every single milestone for a 2 year old, and they really aren't two years old until Dec. 11th....what a huge blessing! Thank you God for the beautiful lives of James Daniel and John David!

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