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Feb
14
2011

It’s a Preemie Thing launches blog

Welcome to It’s a Preemie Thing Blog!  My son was born at 29 weeks 0 days and spent 64 days in the NICU, for some that seems like a long time, for others I’ve met, that was but a small part of their months in the NICU.  What I have realized is that no matter how long you’ve been in the NICU, there is now a bond amongst preemie parents that so many others don’t […]

Feb
13
2011

My crazy pregnancy…

So many of my friends THINK about getting pregnant and next thing you know, they are.  My story is not quite that simple, so grab a cup of coffee, tea or beverage of your choice and enjoy my crazy pregnancy adventure! I grew up in a small Texas town where I thought I would graduate college at 21, be married by 23 and hopefully be through with having children by the age of 26…because kids […]

Feb
13
2011

Babywearing 101

Google babywearing and you’ll find about a thousand articles about the importance of wearing your baby, both for them and for you as the parent. But what you don’t find as easily is information on less typical circumstances: wearing an older/heavier baby, babywearing in extreme weather, formal babywearing (hey, it’s holiday party season) or even just finding a carrier that’s the right fit for you and yours. I’ve been working with families finding just the […]

Feb
13
2011

Dads perspective on bringing home a preemie

Men fix problems – it’s just what we do.  When something is wrong it will be fixed… that it, until your baby is in the NICU.  Having your baby in the NICU is a trying time for every dad.  What makes it especially trying is the fact that most have to go back to work and are not able to spent as much time in the NICU as they want.  All NICU parents have feelings […]

Jan
13
2011

Preemie Post Partum Depression

I have had a few friends in the past year have PPD after delivering their child and saw first hand how hard it was for them.  They obviously didn’t see it coming, nor could they turn off a switch to make it stop.  For preemie parents, then you add the stress of the NICU on top of that, and WOW, not a good combination! For those that have had PPD, what advice can you give new […]

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