Posts in category "NICU"

The Donating and Sharing of Breast Milk

The Donating and Sharing of Breast Milk
During my son’s 7-week stay in the NICU, I was pumping more than he was feeding. I was pumping about 6 times a day. I would make about 3oz per pump while he would only be eating about 1oz per feeding. The hospital couldn’t store much. Needless to say, my freezer started to fill up... Read more »

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: The Birth (Part 2)

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: The Birth (Part 2)
Day 12 (May 12, 2011) Mr. C’s Birthday!: It seemed like a normal day (including stomach, chest and back pains with swollen feet and legs). In no way did I expect to give birth to my first child on this day. The day started out quite exciting. My sister-in-law’s boyfriend (now husband) was all over... Read more »

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: My Story (Part 1)

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: My Story (Part 1)
With my baby boy just turning one, I’d thought it was time to get my birth story down in writing. This was such an important, scary, and confusing time in my life. Although, I’ve been procrastinating, I’m nervous to write it down and bring up all the emotion again but here goes. This is the... Read more »
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What to say and what not to say to parents of a preemie/NICU baby

What to say and what not to say to parents of a preemie/NICU baby
              Today, we have a guest post from Shari R. Shari and her husband welcomed their son a little earlier than expected. Being the parents of a preemie comes with special challenges that not every parent faces. Here is some insight into her journey! Mr. C came into our... Read more »