Our friend, Liz Owens, wrote this absolutely perfect email, that we would like to share.
A baby's first birthday is as much a celebration of the little person as it is for their family. Our friends, Adam & Jamie, started their daughter's first year journey much earlier than they anticipated. Jamie went into labor when she was 28 weeks pregnant. From that point on, she was stationed at Children's Hospital in St. Paul. Their littlest lady arrived two weeks later. When Violet was born, she weighed 3 pounds, 4.55 ounces and was 16 inches long.
I've attached one of Violet's 2-week photos in her dad's arms. You can't help but notice Adam's wedding band. Amazing, isn't it?
A combination of answered prayers and the expertise of the NICU doctors and nurses resulted in their baby's homecoming less than seven weeks after her birthday!
And now? She's an almost one-year-old! A sweet little sister to Sylvia, who crawls, pulls herself up, and she even sports a mohawk barometer (when she's happy, you can tell!)!
Every year, the neonatal services unit at Children's Hospital hosts a 3K walk to reunite the kids with the NICU staff and to raise money for this incredible facility. Coincidentally, the event lands on Violet's birthday week-end! We are thrilled to be a part of Team Violet and would appreciate your fundraising support as we celebrate her and her family!
Some additional fun pictures of Violet...