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Ramblings of a former NICU mom

It’s amazing how some experiences just seem to stick with you forever. I was thinking about my new niece who will be born later this year, and that got me to thinking about Coral, who was born ten weeks prematurely. It’s like this emotional force you never truly escape; some days you don’t feel it…

Hospital Anxiety

One would think, after a 2 month NICU stay, a marathon ABR, 6 weeks of visit to the viral specialist, a massive 7 hour surgery, three minor outpatient procedures, and regular visits to the doctor’s building attached to it, that I would be over that constricting feeling in my chest when I think about visiting…

Co-Sleeping or No-Sleeping

Co-Sleeping is an often debated parenting choice that many make people make. I feel like the choice was made for me. Lawson was born premature via emergency c-section and in the NICU for a couple of weeks. I was knocked out during the surgery and required a couple of blood transfusions due to a bad…

Marching for Healthy Babies

The March of Dimes is one of those organizations that most everyone knows about, to a small degree. They stand up for babies, make them healthy, and fight prematurity. Who hasn’t heard of them, right? I learned, last year, that they do so much more than that. They research stillbirth and provide education to help…