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Michele Tomecko

California
I am a mom to 8 beautiful children, 7 here on earth and one in Heaven. I have a bicornuate uterus and was told that I would have a hard time carrying babies. I have delivered most of my babies at 34 weeks except for the twins, which were born at 23 weeks gestation, Weighing just 1 lb. 7 oz.... Full Bio
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I've been busy with baking... by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So it's the Lenten season and again, I am giving my services to help others. I've been baking cupcake...not just any cupcakes...gourmet cupcakes to sell at our church fish f ... Read on »
Oh boy did we hit a milestone! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Having a child with special needs, milestones come as a huge welcomed step, especially if they have global delays. So as I am grateful to the Heavens and back that my son ha ... Read on »
Lasting effects of prematurity on this 2nd annual Parents Of Preemies Day by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today is  Parents of Preemies day! Parents of Preemies Day is a national day of awareness on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 recognizing the courage and commitment it take ... Read on »
What Feeding Tube Awareness Week means to me by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's funny how life works. Just last night as I was giving Kenny his cocktail of meds before bed, I remembered that today was the first day of Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Y ... Read on »
At five in a half...and all is going well! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Finally a doctor appointment for Kenny where he's doing good!!! He hasn't gained any weight, even with the tube feeds and eating more and more...but we're working ... Read on »
Dance, dance, dance by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Kenny surprised us with actually watching tv...and better than that, he started to copy the dance moves to the Wiggles! Read on »
A pre Christmas present for mom... by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting With only a few days left before Christmas, our house has been anything but quiet. Gina and I have both been sick so Tony has been doing much of the shopping. Trying to get ... Read on »
Our Christmas Card done...Check! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, I finally did it....a little late...but none-the-less, I ordered our family Christmas cards. I always have used Shutterfly so I am just sending a little shout out to S ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Eve 2012 by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting     Cupcakes delivered for a thanksgiving order (with extras going to different clinics/areas of MetroHealth, for my thanks to them for caring for Kenny), ... Read on »
Heavens special child (and more) by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A meeting was held quite far from Earth "It's time again for another Birth" Said the Angels to the Lord above This special child will need much love His progress may ... Read on »
A crazy dream by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Figured I better write this dream out...we've all had one. The kind of dream that wake you up from a deep sleep and sticks with you for hours throughout the day. Yep... ... Read on »
Those of you who have experien ... by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Those of you who have experienced a death of a loved one can relate to this chart I posted. From my own personal experience, grief comes in waves. I want to compare it to th ... Read on »
Kenny has adopted a little buddy... by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Kenny has adopted a baby. He was carrying around his older sisters American Girl doll (or rather, Generation Doll) and while at a school function, a very sweet schoolmate of ... Read on »
November is Prematurity Awareness Month by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am the mother of a premature baby. I did not drink, I did not smoke, I did not do drugs, I took my vitamins and went to all my doctors appts. I did everything right and st ... Read on »
A day that started bad and just got worse by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It all started when I woke up to a cold house...and since we were just without power for 5 days, cold isn't one thing I like too much anymore. I tried adjusting the new ther ... Read on »
Born too soon by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting World Prematurity Day falls on Nov 17, and this is an opportune time to heighten awareness of the dangers associated with preterm birth. PREMATURE infants, also know ... Read on »
God is Amazing by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting With everything that life threw at us these last 6 years (I'm including the time I was pregnant with Kenny and Nick and even before that when I lost a baby) I have finally c ... Read on »
The milestones of a micro preemie keep coming! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Who would have thought that I would be posting posts of so many milestones in such a short time! I am so blessed with the fact that my 23 weeker, one who was not expected to ... Read on »
Happy 15th Birthday to my oldest! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Fifteen years ago today, my life was changed in an incredible, amazing way. I spent 5 weeks in the hospital on bed rest. My water broke at 29 weeks and my do ... Read on »
Another GREAT accomplishment on top of another! by Michele Tomecko Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I just want to share Kenny's newest accomplishment...aside from putting his own shoes on this morning which is another HUGE milestone for this 1.7 lb....23 weeker preemie! ... Read on »