Posts: Life after the NICU

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...
Occupational Therapy, Art & Drumming

Occupational Therapy, Art & Drumming

I have the benefit of looking back over a decade to see what part of occupational therapy (OT) made a strong impact. At first, it was confusing. I did not understand why it was called “occupational,” as if it has to do with one’s job. Much of what we do with fine...
I can’t wait for her to walk!

I can’t wait for her to walk!

To those wishing for your preemies to crawl and walk, you may also want to wish that: 1. They will feel confident and proud to meet each milestone and not at all embarrassed about the social media postings, videos, and photography we share. 2. They will be able to...
What to Expect on Discharge Day

What to Expect on Discharge Day

Remember the saying, “Expect the unexpected?” It applies here too. On NICU discharge day. Just like there are processes and procedures while your baby is in the NICU, there are processes and procedures for leaving the NICU. The NICU nurses will not send...