May…

The month of May has been quite eventful.  Very ready for June.

To start May,  Isaac, James, and myself got to experience the lovely childhood “thing” of hand, foot, and mouth.  It stunk.  Isaac missed school.   I felt like I had strep.  A few days of misery.  Daddy was spared bc he doesn’t get “loved on” (licked, drinks stolen, food shared) as Mommy.

When we all started recovering, hubby called me from a fire call (he’s a volunteer firefighter) which was odd.  He was calling to let me know the truck was off in a ditch, and that he’d need a ride, and that he may need to go be checked.   This is what I pulled up to…

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Miraculously the Good Lord spared my beloved.  He only suffered a few bruises and a sore back.  

In May we also had our annual Search Dog Training Weekend,  the 15th annual.   Isaac got to camp out with his Daddy, Mommy wasn’t brave enough to try it with babies, but they visited a few times.

Then my baby boy graduated Kindergarten.   Such a big boy.   What a long way from my 2lb 14oz 28 weeker.  Weve had our struggles in school,  but overall hes done well.

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This week we decided to add to our family,  no, not another baby,  a four legged family member.  Boys have named him Oreo and he is settling in quite well.  First night home he voluntarily joined a sleeping Isaac in bed.   (Though we felt it too soon for that arrangement to be safe.)

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So while May was not all bad, there was just way too much excitement in the past few days.   I’m ready for summer, school is out June 3 then we’ll dive right into Summer library program.  Isaac wants to take swim classes.  Vacation Bible School.  And lots of family time with all three boys.

March for Babies

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We’ve been fundraising for months and the day finally arrived!  March of Dimes March for Babies walk.  It was a beautiful Spring day,  we had a blast.

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The walk was great, its always emotional to see shirts and signs recapping family’s stories.   Babies who you can tell haven’t been home long.  Toddlers and big kids whose journey is just a memory.   Parents without children with tears in their eyes.  This year there were tubs of beads at check in, each mother was encouraged to select appropriate beads signifying their journey.   I proudly sported my 2 purple beads (preemies), 2 black beads (pregnancy loss), and my shiny silver strand (healthy baby).

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This year the theme was fairytales with lots of princesses. Having boys…we had knights in shining armour…well..swords and shields.  Isaac was a little smitten with the pretty princesses though.

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The boys’ favorite part was the balloon animals.   These folks were amazing.   They didn’t flinch at all when they requested an elephant and a giraffe.   However many tears when they met their end later in the day.
Afterwards we went to the zoo and visited the real thing.  It was a happy exhausting perfect day.

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We raised $525 for March of Dimes.  If youd like you may still donate through June 1 to count towards this year’s total.   We’d love your support for this cause.   If you aren’t familiar with our story check my archives for my accounts of my preemies Isaac and James, and our happy ending full term Thomas.

Team Rowbotham March for Babies

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