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NICU Milestones: The First Clothes in the NICU

NICU Milestones: The First Clothes in the NICU

My preemies’ first “outfit” was not a family heirloom or a super cozy sleeper. It wasn’t even something that I picked out. The first thing that my babies wore were tiny knitted hats of soft pastel yarn that had to be handmade by a volunteer because their heads were...
When Comparison Steals Your Joy

When Comparison Steals Your Joy

It was Teddy Roosevelt who famously said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Psychologists estimate that 10% of our daily thoughts are comparisons. I would argue that this number seems a little low when it comes to parents. When my twin pregnancy ended at...
The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude

I just assumed that when I was ready to have a baby, I would. I had no reason to believe that getting pregnant would pose any difficulty for me. I was relatively young, healthy and had no untreated medical issues. But I was wrong. Like many other women, pregnancy for...
Essential Baby Gear for Preemies

Essential Baby Gear for Preemies

Planning and preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time. Many expectant parents spend a great deal of time and money stocking their homes with the latest and greatest gadgets to make caring for a little one easier. But when the birth of a baby comes...