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The Sticker

When Big Man was in the NICU, we were encouraged to bring items from home and make his space his own. A stuffed frog went with him on day one, to quickly be followed by a few other stuffed animals. 424 more words



I took the Princess to see the second Divergent movie – Insurgent – Friday evening. I’d promised long ago I’d take her the day  it opened. 339 more words


Ways to Feed Your Baby

While in the NICU we were introduced to the many different ways nurses get nutrients into premature babies. Baby E got the gamut, as he was a wimpy white boy and also took his sweet time figuring out just how to eat. 1,584 more words

5 things that make being a preemie parent awesome

Before I start I just want to state the obvious. Obviously bringing a child into the world prematurely is hard, and it’s scary, and you would never wish it on your worst enemy! 471 more words


Borrowing Trouble

We’ve been ruled safely out of the woods from Big Man’s prematurity for a long time. The wounds are still there, scars now. The memories return at will.   568 more words


The Coffee Post

My daughter’s first multi-syllable phrase was “cuppa coffee.” I shouldn’t have been so surprised, but I was. She was 17 months old when she said it, and she pointed at my steaming red mug that I carried into her nursery; “cuppa coffee” she said again, and smiled a rare smile, quite pleased with herself when I praised her for her cleverness. 647 more words


The Random Things I Remember

It’s the time of year I spend a lot of time talking about Big Man, his premature birth, subsequent NICU stay, and his journey since. We have been walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies for ten years now. 737 more words