Healing Touch As any preemie or NICU parent can tell you, touch is such an important part of their journey to healing. That connection is something that even medicine can't take the place of. When my twins were in the NICU, I wasn't allowed to hold them for the first week. They were very fragile, and couldn't handle very much stimulation. The trauma of the delivery alone … [Read more...]
What’s in a Name? Everything.
Choosing a Name When my twins came at 25 weeks, 5 days, a name was the last thing on my mind. I was so concerned with their health during the pregnancy, I didn't take the time to do many of the things expectant mothers do. No baby shower, no bump pictures, and no name books. However, even though it took a couple of weeks after their birth, I think we still came up with the … [Read more...]
Fertility on Micro Preemie Monday
Fertility Many people struggle through fertility issues, but it's not talked about enough. It is truly an emotional and physical battle that is often faced in silence. There can be so much heartbreak along the way, but it is a journey that most people wouldn't hesitate to do again for their sweet baby. Much like the NICU journey, there are so many unknown complications and … [Read more...]