Understanding Preemie Development

One of the most exciting things about having a baby, is watching them grow, develop, and learn.

Our hearts sing when our baby smiles for the first time.

Our eyes well up with tears of joy as we hear our baby’s first laugh.

We celebrate as our baby sits up on their own, crawls, pulls up, stands, walks.

These are all exciting milestones that our babies achieve, but sometimes it can be a bit nerve wrecking for the parents of premature babies, as we wonder if our babies will ever check off those milestones.

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A Letter to my Mother-in-Law

Dear Mother-in-Law,

I hear horror stories all the time of women that don’t get along with their mothers-in-law. They complain about butting heads, receiving an overwhelming amount of unsolicited advice, criticisms when they do something differently than their mothers-in-law do, guilt trips when they don’t stop by with the kids every weekend, and countless other aggravating grievances.

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Frozen in the NICU

Time is such a funny thing. We all experience it differently depending on what’s going on in our lives, and yet, a day or week or year are all the exact same for us all.

Time flies when you’re having fun, but when you’re in the middle of a 60 second plank, it’s the longest 60 seconds of your life.

You find out you’re having a baby and time can’t slow down enough for you to get everything prepared. The weeks become months, and then before you it, it’s baby time!

At least, that’s how it should happen.

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