In case you have not read recently on Lauren's blog, Baby Lillian has been doing very well! Despite the MANY odds stacked against this beautiful miracle child, she was going to go home to be with her momma in her own environment (as opposed to laying in a NICU bed for another however many weeks!) TOMORROW, Thursday, May 6, 2010 - Momma Lauren's 24th Birthday!! But, the crushing news is that after having home health care and other specialists bring machines and supplies to her parents' home this week, Lauren was told just this morning that Lillian's blood pressure is not stable enough and the wrong machine was delivered to the house - so Lillian is NOT going home tomorrow after all.
Lauren is sad. Very sad. She wanted her little nugget to be at home with her - finally - after all they've been through these past 6 weeks, she wanted to take her precious newborn baby home with her. Can I please ask you to pray for my new friend? I know her heart is broken and mine cries out for her. The pain she must be feeling knowing that she was SOOO close to having her baby at home with her. The drive to and from the hospital is an hour (or more with traffic - one way) and she thought that IT would happen ON her birthday. She got her hopes up and now it's NOT happening. I know she wants what's medically best for Lillian, but she also wants to bond with her baby. I don't think I could deal with it - so many other stressors are going on also - child support issues, school issues, her own economic and academic futures are up in the air and she doesn't know why her baby's blood pressure can't stabilize itself (on or off meds). It's just alot to handle for anyone much less a 24 year old! Anyway, I think I'm rambling, but my heartstrings are being pulled for Lauren & Lillian. Please pray.
If you find it in your heart to do more than pray, please make your way over to Missy Prissy's Boutique.
Lauren's good friend Tara Dornak Gates (known as Aunt Tara to Baby Lillian!) and owner of Missy Prissy's Boutique has announced the start of a fundraiser over at Missy Prissy Boutique that will go on through the month of May! 50% of all profits made will be donated to Lauren & Lillian. Please stop by and take a look at all the gorgeous things talented Tara can make for your children (Hair Bows, Headbands, Tutus/Pettiskirts, Custom Clothing, Car Seat Canopy Covers, Pacifier Holders, Rhinestone Avent Pacifiers, Burp Cloths, Custom Embroidery, AND MUCH MORE!!!!!!)
Thank you for your love and support of LouLou and Lilli Bug!!
P.S. If you're reading this and want to do something to cheer up Lauren TOMORROW (Thursday, May 6th), please send her a quick email (or e-card) to firstname.lastname@example.org wishing her a happy 24th birthday! That would be so awesome if she received a bunch of cards and/or emails, wouldn't it??!! Thanks, Friends! Love ya!!