A year ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed with my arms wrapped around my belly. The contractions were coming every 10 minutes and I knew today would be the day. I was unusually calm. I had seen enough moms roll through the Antepartum Unit, and I remember that feeling of panic that … Continue reading We Made It.
How did we get here? Whenever I hear the term, "29 weeks", I assume we're talking about the gestation my babies were born at. I can't assume that anymore… My babies are officially 29 weeks old. This means - they've been out of my belly as long as they were in it. I have to … Continue reading My 29 weekers are 29 weeks!
I mentioned in my last post how much I enjoyed hearing how well my babies were doing. What I didn't mention was how awful it feels when you hear they aren't doing well. It doesn't come from a whole crowd of doctors and nurses standing around your babies... it comes from one doctor and a … Continue reading One Doctor and A Closed Curtain – Periventricular Leukomalacia
Every NICU family is going through something that is incredibly unique. And yet: Every NICU family is going through something that is incredibly similar. An amazing community. We are so incredibly blessed. Throughout our NICU journey, there were so many "little victories". There were so many positives, that the negatives were outweighed completely. Having my … Continue reading The Reality of Having a Premature Baby.
Read about our NICU experience from the beginning with: Life in the NICU - Part 1 I should have entitled this post - "Chronicle of Small Victories" - because that's really what it is. There were so many small victories leading up to the big victory of our boys coming home, my heart is so … Continue reading Life in the NICU – Part 2
Want to read about the little boys arrival? Head to - Graduated: Labour and Delivery Everyone in that labour and delivery room made me feel like the hard part was supposed to be over. They were here and they were going to be ok. But the keyword was "going". I still wasn't quite sure what was … Continue reading Life in the NICU – Part 1
If you are reading this and have not yet indulged in my article entitled, "the World of Antepartum and pProm" it is a precursor to this. I was slowly starting to get into a routine at the hospital. The food was actually quite tasty, and I looked forward to receiving my menu every morning (or … Continue reading Graduated: Labour and Delivery
February 13th, 2014 - My water broke while I was in the staff room at work. I was casually "pinning" some Valentine's Day activities to do with my kindergarteners the next day and - well, there was a gush. I maintained this unusual sense of calm as I explained to my boss what was happening and … Continue reading The World of Antepartum and pPROM