Please Support BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support)
Part of my motivation for writing and particularly sharing this blog, is that I would like to encourage readers to make a donation to BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support). BIBS is a registered charity that supports babies and their families in the special care baby unit (Buscot Ward) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
Family and friends reading this will know our story but for those of you who don’t, back in October 2008 our daughter Ava was born at 31 (+5) weeks, weighing just 2lbs 13ozs. At birth she had difficulty breathing and was put on CPAP. In the days that followed she developed a stomach infection that meant for the first 10 days of her life she was unable to feed. We are certainly one of the lucky ones. Today we have a healthy, chatty 3 year old who no longer bares the scars of those early days. We, her parents will never forget the 5 weeks that she spent on Buscot Ward and since the day she left we have always wanted to find a way to raise funds to support other parents and their sick and/or premature babies. This is just our small little way of paying back her visit.
It is my initial aim to raise a modest £100 but by spreading and sharing this blog, I would like to think that we could together exceed this. So please consider clicking on this link – https://www.justgiving.com/IDidItMummy and donating just a few pounds to help other parents and their babies.
This blog ‘I Did It Mummy’ is very much inspired by Ava who often says this when she achieves something that she doesn’t think she’ll be able to, and in her own way, that is what she said to us the day she left Buscot. We are very lucky to have these moments and many more to look forward to in the future.