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    March for Babies - EVANSVILLE  2013


    Date:
    Time: 10:00AM
    Registration Time: 9:00AM
    Sunrise Park
    Riverside Drive and Waterworks Road
    Evansville, IN 47708

    We are the Bailey Bunch...
    Our story started out like many other couples… Boy meets girl, falls in love, get married, get pregnant. Even our pregnancy was like others. Well, beside the fact that we were having TWINS! I remember “wanting” twins all my life. There were several sets of twins in my family, my best friends were twins, and my brother even married a twin. So what was one more set, right?
    Well my pregnancy was pretty normal up until 27 weeks. I woke up that morning and just didn’t feel right. Not bad, just not right. I called my doctor just to voice my concern (who I had just seen 3 days prior and received a perfect report then). I went in that afternoon, ran some tests and found out that I was in labor! WHAT? They started me on anti-labor drugs (magnesium Sulfate and Procardia) right away, gave me steroid injections to help with lung development of the twins, started discussing the “what ifs” with us, gave us videos to watch, gave us NICU tours-all to prepare us for a premature birth and potential medical concerns. Small victories such as marking another day off the calendar that I remained pregnant kept me positive. However, I knew the statistics and the odds were definitely against me. I’ll never forget the fear, hope, and anxiety that settled in my head over the next nine days. To make matters worse, I didn’t know when I was having a contraction. I never felt the pain or tightness of the contractions. My nicknames given to me by the staff and doctors were “Hot Potato” and “Ticking Time Bomb”.
    On that 9th day in the hospital at 3:00am (which happens to be my father’s birthday, December 13, 2010), the doctor came in and said we were going to have these babies right now! At 3:25am I caught a glimpse of the tiniest, most beautiful babies I have ever seen. I didn’t get to hold them or even ask questions about them as they were whisked away to the NICU. After about an hour, they were able to stabilize them enough so I could finally see them. As wheeled my bed into the NICU, I was so in love and scared at the same time. They were so fragile at 2 pounds 3 ounces each and 13 inches long and hooked up to so many machines. They fought for everything they did; breathing, eating, and sleeping. And so began our two month roller coaster ride of emotions, medical conditions and “false alarms” we now call our NICU journey.
    This is when I started learning about the March of Dimes through literature in the hospital. Their booklets helped me to funnel and to journal different emotions I was experiencing. It also helped to know that I had a resource to turn for support. Now more than ever, we believe in the mission of the March of Dimes. We have seen their work first hand and support it wholeheartedly, we would like for you to join in this mission. You never know when you or someone you love will need the March of Dimes services and support. The 2013 Evansville March for Babies is Saturday, April 27th at the Sunrise Park in Downtown Evansville.


    Join us at EVANSVILLE, Evansville!

    Join a team or start your own. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Register online OR come to The Deaconess Women's Hospital Tent to register the day of the event.

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    March for Babies - Dekalb, Noble & Steuben County  2014

    Date: 2014-04-19
    Commons Park, Angola, IN

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    March for Babies - FORT WAYNE  2014

    Date: 2014-04-26
    Headwaters Park West, Fort Wayne, IN

    ****BLUFFTON WALKERS**** There will be a team walk held in Bluffton on Satur... more

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    March for Babies - LAFAYETTE  2014

    Date: 2014-04-26
    Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Lafayette, IN

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    March for Babies - HENDRICKS COUNTY (Plainfield)  2014

    Date: 2014-04-26
    Hummel Park, Plainfield, IN

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