When I first started this series, it was called Micro Preemie Monday. I solely focused on babies that weighed less than 2 lbs and were born before 28 weeks and their preemie journey. I thought the stories of the smallest survivors needed to be told because I had two of my own tiny miracles.
As time has gone on, I have realized that every preemie journey is important, no matter how early or how small the baby is. Anyone can experience trauma, no matter how long the NICU stay, and everyone needs hope.
Today, we will go on a new preemie journey. Even though it is not about a “micro” preemie, we can all learn a lot from this strong, sweet fighter. Many women, including today’s mother, have never met a preemie until they give birth to their own. This was also the case for me.
It is a life-changing experience, no matter how long the NICU stay, how early the birth, or what circumstances led to the premature birth.
Please meet Clara, as told by her mom, Alana.
Robin McMahon says
Ohhh! I just love her name! I’m so glad that everything worked out OK with her, she is so beautiful!
Jasmine Hewitt says
she’s beautiful! thank you for sharing her story!
Jessi Joachim says
Clara is such a cutie! I could not imagine the fear of early labor. It is not something I had to overcome but my sister had a micro preemie many years ago.
She’s adorable. I can’t even imagine having to leave your baby at the hospital after birth. Thank you for sharing your story!
Kayla Burch says
Such a beautiful story.
Tracy Shaw says
I really love these posts. Such amazing stories of strength and courage and hope. I read Clara’s story with goosebumps. Praise God for these miracles.
So glad she is thriving! Poor honey. Already such a journey.
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