Posts: NICU Life

NICU Milestones: The Joy of the First Hold

NICU Milestones: The Joy of the First Hold

The first time holding your NICU baby is a precious moment that you will never forget. Whether you’ve waited hours, days, or even weeks or months to hold your baby, this milestone is one to hold on to forever. We’re grateful to celebrate these milestones with...
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...
To the NICU Heroes

To the NICU Heroes

Photo credit: Heidi Howard Photography. Image courtesy of Jessica Tyler Not all heroes wear capes. Mine happened to come in scrubs and cargo pants. But they swooped in like superheroes do, saving the day just in the nick of time. Ben ended up in the NICU by accident-...
NICU Milestones: The First Bottle in the NICU

NICU Milestones: The First Bottle in the NICU

Milestones look very different for NICU babies and their families than they do for typical families who do not endure a NICU stay. For a NICU parent who isn’t caring for their baby full time at home, feeding their baby that first bottle in the NICU is one of the...