Lots of you have wondered where we can reach us address-wise. Well, mom is on one floor. Stella is on another, but we are going to be staying at the Ronald McDonald House here in Louisville.
I was somewhat aware of the great things this charity has done, but I was floored with all the blessings we have there. So, if you need to reach us via mail, here is the address:
Ronald McDonald House
550 S. First Street
Room 409 c/o either of us
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
We are the Spinda family (John, Shanna & Stella Mae) from Murray, KY... on February 1, 2011 at 10:27am our beautiful baby girl, Stella Mae Spinda, was born at 26 weeks gestation. She weighed 12.34 oz and was 9 in long - Stella suffered from Intrauterin Growth Restriction (IUGR) which caused both her extremely small size and her being born premature. Stella spent five days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Norton/Kosair Hospital in Louisville, KY. She passed away late on February 5, 2011 from complications of her extremely small size. This blog was started when she was 23 gestational weeks old and we discovered her condition. It's original purpose was to keep family and friends updated on Stella's journey - we now hope to use this blog as a way to continue Stella's journey by honoring her memory and also as a way to support others who are struggling with infertility or have lost a pregnancy or baby.