Pampers Love, Sleep & Play in Hawaii

January 6, 2014 by Kailani  
Filed under charities, columns, Life in Hawaii

One of my favorite reasons for being part of the awesome Pampers Baby Board is the opportunity it gives me to help families in my local community. In 2011, I had the honor of presenting a young couple with some much needed baby gifts after their Mililani home burned down in the middle of the night. This year, Pampers wanted to recognize families who deserved a little break from every day life by presenting them with $500 worth of products and/or services.

Here is the story of my recipients . . . Kalei & Jamar:

On May 20, 2013 I gave birth to my beautiful twin girls.  It was not an easy delivery or pregnancy. I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, which causes you to have high blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine. It is not healthy for you or your baby/babies.

At 28 weeks, I was admitted into the hospital and delivered my twins girls one week later by cesarean surgery. Since full-term for twins is usually between 34 and 38 weeks, my premature newborns had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Khaylee (twin A) weighed in at 2lbs. 11.7 ounces and Khloe (twin B) weighed in at 1lb. 10.3 ounces.

This was very life changing for my husband and I. This was my first pregnancy and I was not expecting to go through everything that I had experienced. It was really hard to see our premature babies hooked up to the various gear  and I cried almost every day. As a mother it was hard for me to see my babies so tiny and helpless. Every day since they were born, my husband and I would go and visit our babies once and maybe even twice a day. We wanted them to grow well and get better so that they could come home and be with us. They were both on breathing machines and feeding tubes, and since they were so small we weren’t able to hold them until they reached and certain weight.

When we did hold our babies for the first time it was such an amazing feeling! After 2 months our daughter Khaylee (twin A) was able to come home. Since Khloe (twin B) was born smaller than Khaylee (twin A) she had to stay an extra month and had to come home with oxygen because her lungs were still immature. It still amazes us how strong they were even though so tiny and helpless.

Our babies are now 6 months old and till this day they never fail to amaze us. We have God to thank every day for blessing us with our beautiful healthy twin girls. Without God we wouldn’t have been able to go through everything we went through.

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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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9 Responses to “Pampers Love, Sleep & Play in Hawaii”
  1. 1
    Erika says:

    Awesome!! adorable twins too. :)

  2. 2
    Scentsy Katie says:

    What a great story and a beautiful family! :)

  3. 3 says:

    Twins! oh my god! I so wanted to have a twins. Well, I’m still wishing and hoping though. I don’t know, something about them makes me giddy and excited. I hope God will blessed me with such amazing miracle. Lucky you guys.

  4. 4
    Gianna says:

    Wow, what a wonderful gift to give them.
    Beautiful babies! I’m a mama to twins too.

    • 4.1
      Abdushakur says:

      not in thaeter, not on dvd, but on a vhs rembeemr those! i was 19 and i did see the sreies before the movie still on vhs lol and i got all the tapes the dvd and even a cup with the floor patern on it! i’m obsessed a bit!HAPPY 20 TH TO ALL THE FANS! LET’S BRING BACK THAT SHOW TO THE WORLD AND LET’S ROCK!^()^

    • 4.2
      Emine says:

      Ruth,I am so sorry you were not able to purchase. Again, we only had leiitmd quantities available. We will work with to try and bring this offer back again soon. Check in here with the blog or become a fan on Facebook and you will be able to view any sneak peeks before the deal runs again. Thank you for being part of the district!

    • 4.3
      Mar says:

      I was very interested in the dpeair deal you had on Plum District. Please bring it back, I( tried to purchase one when their was almost 7 hours left but it was sold out. Please bring it back!

    • 4.4
      Bankzaza says:

      Ooo sounds great I relaly hope it works for you! I can’t even begin to imagine no sleep for as long as you have total total torture!!! When do you go??

  5. 5
    Stef says:

    What a wonderful and “adventurous” story! I’m really glad everything turned out great in the end. Enjoy your new family and I’m sure you have great moments together ahead. It’s nice getting to meet all these awesome people.

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