First off how did I come up with our team name mi alma mía... My grandmother, Mom Mom calls all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren mi alma mía and she usually follows it with my precious angel. I knew this would be the perfect name for our group because Children’s Minnesota and Minnesota Perinatal have been very close to my familiy and my heart over the last year.
I found out at 10 weeks pregnant I was having twins. Justin and I were shocked but after taking a breath and me swearing off ever having a mini van (haha, now I am driving a Honda Odyssey). We started planning for our future family of 5. Then at my 20 week ultrasound I learned our twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. I had laser surgery right away to correct it and was told we might lose one of our girls. After bed rest at home for 12 weeks I was told the girls would grow better outside of the womb so at 32 weeks Carly Mae and Sydney Hannah were born. They spent 29 days in the special care nursery and both had Hernia surgery before coming home January 12, 2018. These girls are stronger than I ever imagined. After coming home we have continued coming back to Children’s for Craniofacial appointments, ENT appointments, and a hospital stay for Carly that resulted in a diagnosis of laryngomalacia. Our family feels that Children’s Hospital and Minnesota Perinatal have become like a second family to us. I am excited to participate and be a part of such a wonderful event on June 9. I would appreciate any donation made to our page and if you can I would love for you to join our family as we walk for Carly and Sydney.