Wednesday, April 21, 2010

March for Babies


As most of you know our girls were born three months premature at only 28 weeks of gestation. Renna weighed 2lbs. 15 oz. and Reagan weighed 2lbs. 10 oz. They spent over two months in the neonatal ICU and endured many IVs, blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, blood transfusions, and surgeries just to name a few. This is something no parents should ever have to watch their children endure. They received wonderful, life saving care while they were in the NICU. The March of Dimes works to help fund research for premature babies like my girls, without some of this research and medical knowledge our story may have not had such a happy outcome. Adam and I are eternally grateful for the outstanding medical care that the girls received at such a critical time in their lives. Organizations like the March of Dimes support neonatal research for premature babies as well as those born with congenital defects. We feel so honored that God blessed us with these two little miracle babies and chose us to be their parents! What an amazing journey this last 10 months has been. Our journey as first time parents did not start as we had planned but we feel doubly blessed to have these little ladies. We feel moved to help support the March of Dimes cause so we have organized, Team Laughlin Twins to walk in the March of Dimes this year. We have many friends and family that have signed up to walk with us in honor of Renna and Reagan. We have a team website that you can visit to make a donation to the March of Dimes in honor of Renna and Reagan. Any financial help you give to the March of Dimes will be put to good use and will go to benefit premature babies. Our hope is that one day all babies will be born healthy. Thanks in advance for your support in this cause. Our team website is:

I also want to say a quick thank you to everyone who has blogged about our walk, signed up to walk with us, and donated their money for this cause! What an amazing support system we have been blessed with. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are all doing great and will post pictures of some of our outings soon.
Love, Adam, Mendy, Renna, and Reagan