Saturday, July 7, 2012


We started this blog to tell the story of our son, Milo Thomas, and the miracles it took to bring him here, safe and healthy. We wanted people to learn from our mistakes and triumphs. The long road we have walked to parenthood has been complicated and heartbreaking, but the end of that road has been a true medical miracle.

The blog stands as a testament to what we have been through and a tribute to the two sons we lost, Joseph and Thomasand of course to our son Milo, who we cherish every day. We'll periodically update on how Milo is doing as he grows older. We'll also share stories and information about some of the challenges we've faced (pPROMCervical Insufficiency and Delayed Interval Delivery) in the hopes of helping others cope with their own complicated pregnancies.

Please note that we are not doctors and nothing shared here should be constituted as medical advice. We are simply people who have experienced a few serious pregnancy complications and were able to overcome them--not by just trusting our doctors and leaving the rest up to fate, but by becoming educated advocates for the standard of care we felt was appropriate and fighting for what we felt we needed. We hope to help inform others so they can work with their own doctors and advocate for their own care in the same way that we were able to. And we hope any medical professional who happen to come across this blog takes this as an opportunity to learn more about some of the cutting-edge possibilities to deal with pregnancy complications and gets a glimpse into the human side of what a medical miracle looks like.


  1. First let me congratulate both of you and wish you many years of health and happiness with your new son Milo. He is beautiful! Your story is unbelievable and in today's world of medicine it's hard to imagine that Doctor's were not educated enough to help you. That Dan, you had to find these things out yourself. Makes you really wonder. I have known Dan a long time and although I don't know Laurie I admire the strength and courage you both had during this most difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your son's and so happy for the birth of your new son. I know you will be wonderful parents because you were such an amazing team during your pregnancy. Again I wish you so much happiness as you start your new life with Milo.

    Shelley Lower (Dan, if you don't remember me I am Linda Hamilton's sister) And get that boy a baseball hat!!!!

  2. He's absolutely adorable. Your story gives me hope and reminds me, yet again, how important it is to educate oneself. Congratulations.