Itsy Bitsy is honoring our customers and all mother's and their families who have gone through complications from Premature Births on World Prematurity Day. Today through Wednesday we will be donating 15% of sales to the March of Dimes. Please read this story from published author, Crystal Duffy on her story, thank you Crystal for sharing with us! We will continue to share more miracles with you over the next few days. Thanks for supporting!
Amanda, thank you for sharing your story!
At 24 weeks, 1 day I went into labor. Robbie and Tommy were born the next day at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Robbie came first and weighed 1 lb 4 oz. Tommy weighed 1 lb 6 oz. We did not know if they would survive. I later found out they were born on World Prematurity Day, November 17th. Both boys were on oxygen for about three months. They spent their first Thanksgiving and Christmas in an incubator, and were finally able to return home after countless prayers, and 116 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. While in the hospital, both boys suffered frightening complications on what seemed like a daily basis, including a pneumothorax, intestinal perforation, spinal taps, and many blood transfusions. Today Robbie and Tommy turn four years old. They are happy boys who attend school five days a week, and love it! We believe this start to life has shaped who they are today; strong and determined little boys. Every year around this time we remember the amazing nurses and doctors that cared for our babies like their own. Robbie and Tommy are miracles.