Today was the March of Dimes March For Babies in NYC. I was honored to be there not only as the mom of a preemie, but as an Ambassador Mom for the March of Dimes. When Brendan was in the NICU, Alex and I found so much support, information and comfort in the March of Dimes community. They are dedicated to helping moms worldwide have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. It was a beautiful day for a walk to raise money for such a phenominal organization and to raise awareness about premature birth.
Here's my mom with Tennis great Venus Williams and New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl. They were so nice!
We had the honor of going on stage to speak to the crowd before the walk began.
We talked about Brendan and how grateful we are that he has grown into a happy and healthy 3 year old after being 2 months premature and spending 6 weeks in the NICU.
Brendan wanted in on the action and grabbed the mic to say hi to everyone. He was so cute.
Here's Brendan giving Dora a high-five.
I was so happy to have all 3 of my kids with me on such a special day.
Brendan checking out his all access credentials.
Here's my mom with the Lehman High School Cheerleaders. They were so sweet and really excited to meet her.
It was amazing to walk through Central Park. Such a gorgeous day!
Our dear friend Chelsea, who is also Hayden's Godmother, joined us for the day to help out. We love her and were so happy to have her with us!
It was colder than we thought it would be. So happy to have packed extra jackets.
This little girl was so cute. She was a big fan of my mom's and was so sweet. She recently won the Miss New York Little Princess pagent and was very excited to be wearing her crown.
Here's my little princess!
Walking down Lexington Avenue in front of the beautiful Chrysler Building.
The March of Dimes organized to have cheerleading groups every couple of blocks. So sweet!
One of the security guards let Brendan play with his walkie-talkie. It made him feel very official.
Here we are crossing the finish line and into the Finish Line Festival!
Here's Alex at our tent talking to the crowd about Sage Spoonfuls!
This is Maria, she has been a big supporter of mine for over 10 years - since the Passions days. We finally had the opportunity to meet after all this time! I am so happy I got to meet her face to face!
After a full day in the sun and with so much activity, Hayden passed right out.
This was an amazing day and one we will never forget. A huge thank you to the March of Dimes for letting us be such a big part of this special day!