When I was first pregnant, I didn’t know if I would be a good mom. What I didn’t realize was that my motherly instincts would kick in long before I actually gave birth.
Even before you see your child, you are willing to do anything for them.
Pregnant women change their diets, find the best care, and plan everything around the baby that’s coming.
Before pregnancy, I would avoid going to the doctor because of my anxiety issues. But once I knew I was responsible for someone else, I fought through it, and did what was best for my baby.
Those motherly instincts played an even larger role in my second pregnancy.
I switched doctors, did my own research, and tried everything in my power to keep my twins safe before they were born. I didn’t think about it at the time, but I used my motherly instincts to guide me.
Today, I’m so honored to share another story of strength and hope. Not only will you meet a beautiful, strong preemie, but the way her mother fought for her is inspiring.
It is an unbelievable journey, and it will make you believe in how strong motherly instincts truly are.
Please meet Lilly, as told by her mom, Nicola.
1. Tell us about your baby.
Lilly was born at 26 weeks 2 days weighing 2 lb 3 oz. At her lowest, she was 1 lb 14 oz.
2. Do you know what caused your premature birth?
3. How long was your NICU stay? What was the hardest part?
One of the hardest parts was being away from my other 18 month old daughter and trying to share my time equally between them.
4.How are you and your baby doing now?
I still have flash backs, but she’s here and perfect, so I try not to think about it all too much.