Posts: Life after the NICU

Pregnancy After a Preemie

Pregnancy After a Preemie

People often ask me how it feels to be pregnant after a preemie, and honestly, sometimes it’s surreal. You see three and a half years ago, having another baby was far from our minds. I had given birth to our son Jaxson at 22 weeks, 6 days, and we endured the NICU...
Storms End

Storms End

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…” Well, my guess is that if you’re reading this blog, your journey to that baby in a carriage hasn’t been the childhood rhyme you pictured. When we suddenly realized we were pregnant, years before we intended to be...
Our First Year Home With Our Preemie

Our First Year Home With Our Preemie

Our story Our daughter was born at 26 weeks gestation weighing only 1lb 8oz. due to severe preeclampsia. As soon as she was born, I remember asking, “When is she coming home?” and the countdown began. Most babies come home around their due date, which in our case...
Preemies are Built of Stronger Stuff

Preemies are Built of Stronger Stuff

The first time I held my son, I was terrified he would break. It took the help of a nurse to collect all the wires and place him curled and snuggled into my chest. What if I accidentally pulled on a tube or did something to inadvertently hurt him? I imagined the tsk...