Comment for a Cause

I owe my life, two of my pregnancies and the lives of three of my children to the funding and research behind the March of Dimes.

Nothing like starting a post with a little drama huh?

But it is true.

I had two extremely difficult pregnancies that involved bedrest and hospital stays and expert physicians with the training and knowledge they needed, to know when to get my babies out and what could happen to my body and their little lives, if they did not.

The March of Dimes has been fighting for healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and happy families since 1938. They have made pregnancies longer, NICU stays shorter and given many, many lives a chance who may not have had one otherwise.

Our family has been through a bit of everything but there is no other cause, no other mission more important to me than that of the March of Dimes.

Every year, along with a team of amazing family and friends, we walk in the March for Babies and fundraise our butts off, because it’s the least we can do.

If you notice over there in my sidebar I am still hoping to reach my goal this year and would love a donation —–>

BUT… best part coming…

I have one more opportunity to raise even more.

Parenting for Dummies is hosting a contest sponsored by Moments in Frames.

The two blog posts with the most comments will win $250 from Moments in Frames towards the charity of their choice.


So please, please, please comment. You can tell me about your connection to the March of Dimes or your new dog or your bowling score, I don’t care. Just leave me a comment so I can win $250 to give to the March of Dimes… a small gift for all they have given me.

Only one comment counts per commenter. Thank you so much!!

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I am participating in a blogging promotion sponsored by Moments in Frames to help raise money for March of Dimes.  Please help us reach our goal by leaving a comment.  Each comment you leave me could earn $1 (up to $250) for March of Dimes.



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  1. Tiffanie says

    Beautiful blog as always! March of Dimes is blessed to have you near and dear to your heart! Good Luck!

  2. Aunt Nancy says

    I’m so proud that you honor Hadley’s memory by supporting the March of DImes. Happy to be part of the Watson Walkers. Hope you win this!

  3. Nancy Percha says

    God bless you for all you do to help others cope, when you have so much on your own plate. You are an angel.

  4. Laura Price says

    I am so happy to help! My daughter was born at 23 weeks, weighing 13 ounces. Because of the research and techniques funded by March of Dimes, she survived her 19-week hospital stay and came home perfectly healthy. Now, at 5 years old, she walks right alongside me each year. What a great cause!

  5. says

    I too am so thankful for the work that March of Dimes is doing.

    When I was little, my mom used to go door to door to raise money for this cause. My sister was a premie and their research helped her 20-some years ago.

  6. Mitchell says

    For a reason as noble as that, who can resist writing a comment here?

    I hope that you win the contest.
    Mitchell recently posted..mens scrubs

  7. says

    Wish I could leave SO many more comments! Two of my nephews had much support from the March of Dimes. I am so thankful for them for that. Good Luck!! 😀

  8. says

    Being the mother of 2 preemies, one a 24 week micro preemie I am 100% behind the March of Dimes. They are an amazing organization. We spent 3.5 months in the NICU and watched miracle after miracle happen not only to our family but to those around us! Without the March of Dimes, I’m not sure how much of the help we received would have been in place.

    I can’t thank the March of Dimes enough for the wonderful work they do for Preemies and High Risk Pregnancies. Good luck to you Jessica on your mission. I would love to help in any way I can!

  9. says

    I will get my dog to comment about my bowling score. Hank only had a brief stay in the NICU and it was horrible. The thought of a longer stay or not bringing a baby home at all is heart breaking. The March of Dimes does great things.

  10. Amy says

    I had my son at 31 wks. He had TE Fistula, now repaired and is an active almost 7 yr old boy. Hope you win!

  11. Holly Wittmann says

    You do a good thing! I was on bedrest for my pregnancy and now have a beautiful baby boy. I hope you win!!!

  12. Klz says

    We made homemade play doh yesterday while I pretended I was all crafty and put together like you.

    Buy really I was in my pajamas and Alex broke a wine glass and I almost burned the play doh.

    In ye end it turned out pretty well. Now I just have to hide the play doh so it doesn’t end up in my carpet
    Klz recently posted..Mealtimes Are Confusing

    • says

      Um, that sounds exactly like what happens to me. Did you read my fb status about getting my head lodged under my laundry organizer? Just call me Martha.

  13. Born27 says

    If only I could comment again and again just to reach the 250 comments you need. I hope the goodness for you and your family. God is with you. Always.
    Born27 recently posted..conference call

  14. says

    My son came out healthy…but my heart broke when we walked past all the strained worried faces by the NIcU. I felt guilty for walking past them.
    I’ll never forget that.
    It makes you so thankful for every chubby ounce of health your baby has.
    Good luck Jessica. So proud of you for all the drive you have for this cause xoxo
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  15. Ryan L. Cureton says

    You have very great ideas, I’m glad to stop on your blog and learn so many things about it… I do appreciate this simple but worthy. It motivates me to do the rest effectively…
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  16. says

    Just popped over from Alison’s blog (mama wants this) to contribute a comment. What a wonderful organization and you are giving my heart warm fuzzies. From another Jessica in KS

  17. Bethany says

    You are the strongest mom I’ve ever “met”. You have inspired me so much as a first-time mom and I wish your family nothing but happiness and God’s blessings.

  18. Trish says

    Great work March of Dimes. My mom use to go door to door collecting for MOD back in the 60’s. Thank you for making a difference in so many little lives and the families who love them.

  19. says

    I haven’t heard about the event March for Babies before, but I really like the spirit of an event like this. And of course I hope you’ll win the blog contest and you’ll have the most comments on your post!
    Amy recently posted..Dental Implants Cost

  20. says

    I support March of Dimes b/c of the babies in our extended family who were born prematurely. I didn’t know how common it was and those babies deserve every chance.

  21. Nikki says

    My husband and I have no children of our own yet, but I know his mother suffered through 3 miscarriages and lives to support the March of Dimes. You’re an amazing woman, best of luck to you!!

  22. says

    My family and I will be walking in our local March of Dimes walk next Sunday, in memory of my friends daughter. I love this charity, best of luck in winning the contest!
    Julia recently posted..Dinner Can Wait

  23. mary howell says

    i would love for premature births to be a thing of the past. that way know one would ever have to know the pain of losing a little like that. my daughter has five time.

  24. mary howell says

    i would love for premature births to be a thing of the past. that way know one would ever have to know the pain of losing a little like that. like my daughter has 5 times

  25. Catha says

    Good luck, Jessica! It’s certainly a worthy cause. I really hope you make your goal this year and win the prize to boot!


  26. paula says

    good luck! i have had 5 born way to soon. i would love to see an end to premature birth.

  27. says

    When I was in my 20’s, I walked on my employer’s March of Dimes team. I was young, fairly dumb, and had no idea how truly important their work is. Still, the night before the walk, I’d go out to the bars with my girlfriends. We’d ask every guy in the bar to donate rather than buy us a drink. Every year, I was able to raise hundreds of dollars donated by drunk men. Which, now that I think about it, is hilarious. At the time, it just felt good.

    I’m more than happy to comment and spread the word.
    Mandyland recently posted..Six Years

  28. Kate says

    I am not a mom, but I have been following your story and you and your children for a while. They are adorable and your cause is good. Good luck!

  29. says

    Oh, I hope you win! This is the first year that I haven’t done any fundraising for March of Dimes in a long time, due to life circumstances. I am not in a position to donate but I hope I can help by commenting! Best of luck to you. =)
    dysfunctional mom recently posted..It’s Closing Time….

  30. Aunt Nancy says

    Happy to walk with The Watson Walkers to support the March of Dimes in memory of Hadley Jane Watson.

  31. Smldada says

    My firstborn was a surprise 34 week premie. We had no indications on anything other than a normal pregnancy, other than the OB freaking out because the baby was estimated at 7 lbs 2 days before my water broke. Since my second dd was 9 lbs 12 oz at full term, (dd1 was 6 lbs 10 oz at 34+5) I believe we just grow them big at our house.

    March of dimes does great work!

  32. Nana says

    I will walk with you every year to raise $$ for the March of Dimes, and to honor the lives, and to keep the memory of all my grandchildren

  33. Debi says

    Happy to leave a comment for such a good cause. My E says hello. She was the tiniest of my trio at 3lbs10oz. Born at 32w5d she was the second home in 15 days. If she hadn’t failed the carseat test, she’d have been home before 2w. Hope you win!

  34. says

    The only good thing about losing your child(ren) is being able to reach out and help others in their name. So proud of you for doing this!! HUGS!


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