After months in the hospital, NICU life can become your new normal. Announcing yourself to the nurse and being buzzed in, washing your hands and arms to your elbows for a few minutes, and breathing in the scent of soap and sanitizer happens every day. The quite darkness of the rooms, the loud beeps of the machines, and the quiet whispers all around start to feel like home.
How can this be anyone’s new normal? It is not a choice.
It’s not a home you would wish for anyone, but it is how and where you and your baby live when you experience a premature birth.
Today, we meet Sahara, who is still living in this new normal, along with her mom, Dee.
1.Please tell us about your baby.
Tawni Sattler says
Oh wow, what a moving story! I also delivered early, mine because of preeclampsia, but not nearly as early as 22 weeks! I’ll be praying for little Sahara and the whole family. xo
Becky @Disney in your Day says
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe she’s still there. Lots of prayers and positive vibes going out to her and her daughter for the surgery and hopefully getting out of NICU soon.
Such amazing babies and strong mommies. Sahara is so beautiful. 164 days in the NICU! I can’t imagine! Sending her prayers and positive vibes. My heart goes out to them!!