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Here's my story:

After years of infertility issues I was ecstatically pregnant with triplets.  I miscarried my triplet at 10 weeks.  I found out I was having twin girls but then an amnio caused my water to break at 17 weeks.  I spent 10 weeks on bedrest, leaking amniotic fluid the entire time and beating all the odds that I’d go into labor at any minute.. Corinne Margaret and Kaitlyn Elizabeth were born on 10/4/05 13 weeks early (26 weeks), each weighing 1.5 pounds. Our precious Angel Corinne only lived for 3 hours. Kaitlyn spent 127 days in the NICU.  I then had a 3rd preemie (My son Quinn was born at 34 weeks due to complete Placentia previa in 7/08).   I chronicle the life of my miracle Micro Preemie daughter in my Micro Preemie Blog, my preemie son and other motherhood issues from a life of a busy working mom.

Here is a video slide show showing the birth of my twin daughters that I created for the 2009 March of Dimes Walk.  We are again the San Francisco Bay Area Ambassador Family for 2010!:

March of Dimes San Francisco Ambassador Family 2009 from lizmccarthy on Vimeo.
If you would like to walk with our March of Dimes Family Teams or Donate to the March of Dimes in name of our twins, you can do so here:

Read the first post here to see how it all started:  August 2005

Many fellow micro preemies that I know also lost their twins/triplets. Here is a post I wrote on the subject:  Loss of a Twin


What is a MicroPreemie?

To an NICU medical professional, a micropreemie or micro preemie is defined as
a baby that is under 1 3/4 pounds (between 700-800 grams) and is generally born
before 26 weeks gestation, but most people prefer to loosen this term up to include
any baby under 3 pounds (1500 grams) or under 29 weeks gestation. Micro preemies
require a lot of medical attention in order to survive, and many more micro preemies
are surviving than ever before in history. The statistics for the survival of
a micro preemie can range from 10-80%.

To read about my daughter, go to her blog site at: Micro preemie miracle

this site is currently in development stage.

If you would like to join the Micro Preemie Support group, please click on the following link:

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McCarthy Micro Preemie & Beyond Blog


MANY other Micro Preemie Blogs:

Liz's Pictures

Kaitlyn & Corinnes Birth Slideshow

Kaitlyn in the NICU

Quinn's Birth Slideshow

Other Pictures (Flickr)

Resources and Support Groups (SG)


Avas Babies (Preemies clothes)

Bay Area Feeding SG

Blenderized Diet SG

Compassionate Friends (Child Loss site)

Compassionate Friends Video

CLIMB SG (Center for Loss in Multiple Birth)
Clinic4Kidz Feeding Therapy

Clinic4Kidz SG

Feeding SG

Feeding Foundation.org

Feeding Therapy SG

Grahams Foundation (Micro Preemie Support)

Liz's Feeding Resources Page

Marci-kids.com (reflux site)

Micro Preemie SG  (Very active email list serv)

Micro Preemie SG on Face Book

MilkShare (breast milk Resource)

Multiple Birth Loss Web Site

Ovusoft (Infertility & TTC (trying to concieve) Forum

Popsicle Center (Feeding resource site)

PROM (Premature Rupture of Membranes) SG

Parent-2-Parent (feeding) SG

Pump Moms (breast pumping SG)

Preemie-chat SG

Preemie-List SG

Preemie News Blog

Resolve (Infertility SG)

SF Bay Area Preemie SG

Sidelines.org (Bedrest SG)

Supporting Families in Medical Crisis

The Good Grief Club -infant loss site

Twinless Twin Moms Support Group (SF Bay area)

webGERD - Reflux website:  (reflux site)

Until Journeys End - supporting families in medical crisis

Feeding Resources

Learning to eat by mouth

GERD.reflux consequences


Copy of Lily Calorie Listing

blenderized diet tidbits  (these tidbits are from the "Blenderized Diet" group on Yahoo

Vita Mix Blenders

NutritionData.com NutritionData's Nutrition Facts Calorie Counter


Article: GI Health and the Child with Feeding Problems


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