Monday, March 23, 2009

All THAT and a party break too?


Welcome! It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009, hosted at 5 Minutes For Mom. How fun! At six months pregnant with a 4- and a 3-year old, I don't get to many parties... you know how it goes.

If that's what brought you here, I'm so happy to have you.

My name is JessieLeigh and I'm the mother of a former micropreemie. My daughter was born at only 24 weeks gestation and weighed in at 1 lb 5 oz. Here, I talk about that journey and address some of the ongoing challenges that other parents of micropreemies can expect to face even after bringing their babies home.



I also spend a fair bit of time addressing hospitality and ways we can give back. I truly believe that most people have a desire to help and I try to offer some suggestions and experiences as guidance!



Finally, I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant with our third baby and I've been sharing the ups and downs of a pregnancy after having given birth so early last time. There have been challenges and a whole lot of joy. I admit I live in fear of going into labor any day...

Whether you're the parent of preemie, know someone who is, or would just like to learn a little about these inspiring tiny miracles, make yourself at home! I'm delighted to have you here.

15 comments:

Jaye @ canadian-mom.ca said...

Hi Jessie Leigh! I'm popping in via the UBP. It's nice to meet you, I've enjoyed reading your posts, I am a mother of a full-term baby but I have friends with preemies. I will be back to visit, I hope your current pregnancy is being kind on your body! :O)

CaseyDeuce said...

Hi there!! Visiting from the UBP!! Congrats on your next new sweet baby arriving before ya know it!!

Jana said...

Congrats on your pregnancy. I, too, am the mother of a 24 weeker. She is doing wonderfully. You can check her out on my blog. She is the one that ran last Saturday. She was my 2nd baby too. My third was 4 days late. Go figure.

Leslie said...

My Daughter is Jessica Leigh, and I went into Premature Labor with her at 25 weeks, I took Ritodrine and I was able to have a full term birth.

Your Jessie Leigh is Beautiful!!!

I am going to keep her in my prayers for her to grow Big and Strong and stay Healthy!

My Jessie Leigh (Yes, she calls herself Jessie!) is 22 years old, the years have FLOWN BY!!, She will be 23 on April 15th!

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

SkylarKD said...

Nice to 'meet' you via the UBP!
Good luck with your pregnancy - hoping you have a healthy full term baby! :)

Angie Vinez said...

WOW. You have been through so much. Congratulations on your pregnancy. May it be a healthy, full term pregnancy for you!

Hope you'll stop by sometime: 5 Vinez Monkeys

Victoria Arya said...

Dropping in from the UBP to say hello. Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

countingmyblessings said...

Hi, I am the Gram of a 24 week preemie. What a journey indeed. Come on over to Counting My Blessings, #1330 at the UBP, to see a pic of our little guy. We are so thankful for this blessed bundle of joy!! Blessings on the rest of your pregnancy and the addition of another precious darlin'. Deb

Storm said...

Congratulations on the baby-to-be.

I'm blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

Katherine @ Pregnancy Blog said...

My prayers are with you and your baby! I have a cute pregnancy countdown site as a matter of fact... take a looksee!

Have a fun blog party! Katherine

Blog Buttons said...

I work in a children's hospital in VA. I am amazed at the size of these tiny babies... and the amazing moms like you that do so much for them! God Bless!

Elizabeth @ Children's Crafts said...

Happy Blog Party! So many blogs, so little time! :) Congratulations on your wonderful pregnancy! Three's a charm!

Jessie said...

Hi Jessie Leigh, I'm Jessie! I'm visiting from the UBP, and your blog title caught my eye. I had 34 week preemies, and while they were in the NICU, I realized that I have a heart for preemies and moms who suffer from complicated/high risk pregnancies. I can't wait to read about your little miracle.

Baba said...

Hi Jessie Leigh! So very nice to meet you and gratz on the new coming baby! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.