Joey Lawrence, star of the hit new show “Melissa and Joey“, opened up about the “brutal” first few months of his daughter’s life. Joey’s wife Chandi had a difficult pregnancy and then their daughter Libby was born with Rh disease. This weekend at the March of Dimes Fifth Annual Celebration of Babies, Joey shared:
“[Libby] was born 6½ weeks early with Rh Disease. It happens when the mother is Rh-negative and the baby’s Rh-positive. It’s a very serious thing, and we were in and out of specialists’ offices every other day. Libby came out needing a partial [blood] transfusion and was in an incubator for 2½ weeks — we couldn’t touch her, nothing. That first month was brutal.”
Joey says that he and Melissa Joan Hart are going to be March of Dimes co-chairs for 2011.
He also shared that his oldest daughter Charleston, 4, is having a great time being a big sister to Libby, who is eight months old now.
“Charli’s getting used to being a big sister. She’ll go get diapers, and she’ll make faces, smile and sing to Libby.”
“Libby wakes up in the morning and Charli runs in and wakes us up.”
What a little helper! You can see the sweet little girls here.
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