A baby born too soon

I write a weekly column for BabyCenter‘s Momformation blog, and today I wrote a little something about my dear friend Kami Bigler.  She’s the proud new mother of a micro-preemie baby girl, Afton Jean Bigler, born 2 days ago at the tiny birth-weight of 12.7 ounces.  She was born way too soon.

About 3 1/2 months too soon, in fact.

a baby born too soon

Kami and her sweet family can use any and all support you have right now.  If you have any well wishes, notes, prayers, or happy thoughts will you send them into the universe?  It’s going to be a long Winter for the Biglers, and they could use some community support.

Many, many thanks.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Heidi E. :

    Hi Allison. So sad. My heart breaks all over again when I read about other people’s tragic experience giving birth to a micro-preemie. My experience is still very raw for me, three and a half years later. I wish her the best.

    Here is the post I left on her blog.

    Heidi E. says:
    November 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Hello. My heart is breaking for you right now. You don’t know me but I read about you on a blog that I read by Allison, Petite Elefant. My heart goes out to you! I also had the experience of having an emergency c-section giving birth to 24 week micro-preemie twins. It is beyond “rough”. I am so sorry for the difficulty of what you are feeling and experiencing. I wish you the very best. The prayers and support I received helped me more than anything else. I hope you can hang in there. It’s a very long road ahead. But it will one day be o.k. My twins are 3 and a half years old now and doing great. They still have issues with certain things but they are here and I am here. I pray that you can have peace and comfort during these difficult days, weeks, and months ahead. God bless you and your little baby girl. Miracles happen everyday. P.S. Hold her as much as you possibly can. It’s crucial for you and her! Much love, Heidi

  2. Lu :

    I am praying for strength for all of them.

  3. suzieqw :

    Prayers! Prayers and more Prayers from another mother who had preemies. I thank god that we made it to 29.5 weeks. I wish for Afton to get stronger and stronger every MINUTE!!!!