That crazy song is going to be stuck in your heads. I’m sorry. Sort of.

Actually, I kind of hope it’s stuck in your heads for a bit. Maybe you’ll think about us just a bit longer today and consider all the other families like us or who never got the chance to be like us.

Us? We’re a family that survived premature birth.

Providing good health and clearance from our doctors, the artists formerly known as PB&J will be joining this year’s March for Babies to raise awareness and support for March of Dimes.

Because of its work, our babies, all three diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus, didn’t need heart surgery. MoD discovered that PDA can be treated and often corrected with medication. Thanks to MoD, we are surgery-free.

Thanks to MoD, our babies were treated with sufactant therapy to treat respiratory distress syndrome, which they were diagnosed with at birth because of their young gestational ages.

I blogged about the Fight For Preemies less than a week before my own preemies made their early debut. I knew they’d be born early, and I knew they’d have to fight, but I had no clue what was in store for any of us. March of Dimes not only made our fight less difficult, but it made it possible.

On April 30, our family of five will walk 3.5 miles in Charlotte, NC, celebrating each other and being grateful for March of Dimes. We’re going to have awesome T-shirts (and onesies!) with the dancing banana representing the song that was stuck in my head all through my pregnancy and the names of our sweet trio who have opened my eyes to an entirely new world. We’ll be with family, friends and complete strangers, all coming together for future fighting babies.

We’d love for you to join our team. Walk (with us in Charlotte or in the city closest to you), raise money, give money, spread the word – whatever you feel compelled to do. If there’s another team you’ve already joined or would like to join, please don’t feel bad. It isn’t about teams. It’s about the babies.

If you have questions I may be able to answer about how to get involved, either leave a comment or e-mail me at I may be a bit slow to answer, but I’ll do my best to get back to you soon.

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12 Responses to Peanut Butter Jelly Time

  1. Suz B says:

    I’m looking forward to being there with yall! :)

  2. Alena says:

    You can tell me how to join your team from here yo. I have signed up & they said I could join a team later..but with no directions on how. And if I was trying to figure it out on something larger than an iPod it may be easier!

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Casey, Jenny. Jenny said: Peanut Butter Jelly Time! @marchofdimes #marchforbabies #preemies #triplets […]

  4. Michele says:

    That’s awesome! I cant wait to see pictures of your beautiful family marching for such a wonderful cause. :)

  5. Sara says:

    You know I’m going to be right there walking with y’all. How do we join the team and start raising cash?

  6. Sara says:

    Never mind–I figured it out! I’m all signed up!! YAY! Go Team PB&J!!!!!

  7. Louise (Jen"s Mom) says:

    Count me (Grandma) in.

  8. Jenn T says:

    Congratulations, again, on the health of both you and your three beautiful little ones :0) The march of dimes is an amazing fund that does so much, and thank you for talking about what it’s done for your family!! Much love from Michigan!!

  9. Cole says:

    Mommy and I will be walking in NY!

  10. Therese says:

    Is the link to donate $ to the team goal or your personal goal? I guess it doesn’t matter, it is going to the same place but I would like to donate to your goal.

  11. Kamin Brenna says:

    Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for signing up for the walk in Charlotte! I am the March for Babies Director in Charlotte and we are very happy to have your family join us on April 30th. If you or anyone else has questions about the walk, please feel free to call me at 704.377.2009 or email –

    Thanks and I hope to meet you and your family soon!


  12. […] Peanut Butter Jelly Time bracelets can be purchased here. Jenny’s blog post talking about what March of Dimes meant to her can be found here. […]

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