World Prematurity Day 2014

So, apparently yesterday was World Prematurity Day. I had no idea this was a thing. Or, honestly, it never applied to me and therefore I didn’t know it was a thing. I learned about it through a few bloggers I recently started following. Technically it does apply to me now, since L was born a … Read on…

What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent

Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring … Read on…

From the Draft Archive: My NICU Experience

My first meal was not the best ever. My shower did not make me feel like a new person. The mesh panties sucked. I walked like Frankenstein. Baby G sucks really well but I think he senses my anxiety over holding him right. Second day is rough: circumcision (which G slept through!), more blood work … Read on…

My Late-Term Premature Baby

Since L was born at 36w4d he is technically considered a preemie. A Late-Term Premature Baby to be exact, which is a baby born between 34 and 37 weeks. It’s hard to believe considering L weighed in at a little over 17 pounds at his four month appointment. He is a teeny bit bigger than … Read on…