Here is some final March For Babies information for those of you who are coming out on Sunday:
Get ready to walk!
The Greater Kansas City March for Babies will take place Sunday rain or shine.
8-9:30 a.m. Registration/check-in
Turn in funds and get everything you need to walk. Don't miss entertainment by Radio Disney's Rockin' Road Crew at the Kansas City Live stage! Breakfast and coffee will also be served.
Go to the Family Teams tent and that is where Jimmie's Team will be congregating.
9:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies at the KC Live Stage
10 a.m. March for Babies begins at the corner of Walnut St. & E. Truman Rd.
After the walk when you return, enjoy lunch generously donated by Cosentino’s and live entertainment by Parachute Adams. Stroll through Baby Boulevard and check out the Kids’ Area for bounce houses, carnival games, arts and crafts and more!
Where to park???
In addition to street parking, three garages will offer complimentary parking for March for Babies:
Power & Light District Garage – entrance on 13th between Grand and Walnut.
H&R Block Garage - entrance on Main between 13th & 14th and on Walnut between 13th & 14th
Cosentino's and Midland Theater Garage - entrance on Main between 12th & 13th and on Walnut between 12th & 13th
The Town Pavilion Garage at 13th and Grand will be available for overflow parking but will charge $5 per car on May 3. Please note: Grand will be closed in front of the Sprint Center between 13th and E. Truman (15th). March for Babies 1-mile and 3-mile routes will begin at the intersection of Walnut and E. Truman and continue along Main and Grand between 13th and 19th. Walnut and Main in this area may be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3.
Can my dog March for Babies?
Yes, well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcomed to join us. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their animal at all times and will be asked to utilize a designated area at the district for doggie breaks. Dogs are not allowed in the food service area.
I am excited to see everyone who is planning to walk and excited that Rachael and Justin will be there!
Jimmie is taking all of his feeds by mouth now! Yeah! He needs to show he can keep it up and that he can gain weight and then he'll be able to go home. Do you think he can do that in 8 days? Because Mother's Day is next Sunday. How totally unbelievably amazing would that be if Rachael could take her baby home on that day! They often do check out on Sundays. I don't know, that's a pretty tall order for Jimmie. Regardless it'll happen soon and Rachael will probably be treated like a queen in the NICU on Mother's Day if they are still there.
Jimmie gained about 14 grams. That puts him right at 4lbs 10oz. He needs to be gaining "at least" 20 grams a day. Grow Jimmie grow!
He is down to .3 liters of flow now in his cannula. And he at about 35% oxygen today. He's doing really well, but as of right now it looks like he'll probably go home on oxygen. We'll see though.
Rachael and Justin's church is throwing her a baby shower tomorrow morning! Rachael's first shower, what an awesome moment for her!! Praise God.
And now I leave you with some major cuteness! Rachael getting Jimmie ready for bed last night. Thanks Dad for the pictures. I've saved a few more for tomorrows post. (-: