Browsing articles tagged with " preemie"

March for Babies 2014

I have now participated in three March for Babies events and have been impressed.   The first year I ran into someone I knew and I didn’t know she was a preemie mom, as well, she had no idea that I ran It’s a Preemie Thing! This year we have moved into our first commercial space and are adding an option for screen printing if you have more than 12 team members!!  Our screen printing prices are now available!  […]


Holding Gianni

I received this from a fan of IAPT and had to share!!  I am the mother of a 28 weeker preemie who is now 6 years old. My niece who is 10 years old has written a wonderful paper for her homework assignment about my sons birth and being premature. By: Arianna Raimonde Date:  11/11/12      Have you ever gotten to hold your baby cousin that is a miracle baby?  I have, and this is […]


Could you have PTSD?

Could You Have PTSD? By Sue L. Hall, M.D. Can the smell of hand sanitizer instantly transport you back to a particularly challenging day you experienced in the NICU, bringing tears to your eyes?  Is it difficult for you to even drive past the hospital where your baby was in the NICU?  Do beeping noises or ambulance sirens make your heart race?  Are you awakened by nightmares or troubled by recurring flashbacks to frightening days […]


9000 Fan Giveaway!

**CONGRATS GO TO: Sara, Kristen Pentz, Anna Witt, Brittany Moomey and Katy L for being the 5 selcted via!!  Please email me at for your code to order online for your free shirt!** Wow…I am humbled that so many of you are following It’s a Preemie Thing on Facebook!  Since we launched on Labor Day 2010, it’s been amazing to learn about so many of your miracles and hopefully you don’t get to tired […]


Welcome to Holland

WELCOME TO HOLLAND by Emily Perl Kingsley (1987) I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your […]


Another inside look from a Preemie Mom

How Preemie Moms Are Chosen by Erma Bombeck Did you ever wonder how the mothers of premature babies are chosen? Somehow, I visualize God hovering Earth, selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to take notes in a giant ledger. “Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint…give her Gerard. He’s used to profanity.” Finally, he passes a name to an angel and smiles. “Give her a preemie.” […]


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