Preemie Parents

A day in my life as a preemie mom

NICU Diaries: A Day in my Life as a NICU mom

NICU Diaries: A Day in my Life as a NICU Mom Ollie is almost 2 years old. Time has flown by, but I can still remember everything as if it were yesterday. The day to day rush, the angst, the small victories. The baby steps. Oliver spent 43 days in the NICU. Oh, boy were they hectic! We had to keep a strict routine, and since we weren’t allowed to sleep in the hospital, we […] Read more…

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How Being a Preemie Mom Made Me a Better Person

How Being a Preemie Mom Made Me a Better Person People say that being a new parent is a game changer, and even though I had been hearing this all my life, it surprised me how much being preemie mom changed me. Most parents walk out of their child’s birth with their newborn in their arms, eager to spend a lifetime raising their little miracle. This is not the case for several preemie¬†families. My son […] Read more…

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Kangaroo Care Basics

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health!

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health! I used to say that Ollie was the one who did Kangaroo Care to me as opposed to me doing it to him. It felt more than right, as many preemie moms I wasn’t allowed to hold him until three weeks after he was born. I was craving to hold my baby, but what I got to do was so much more […] Read more…

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Preemie Sleep Set-Up

Preemie Sleep Set-Up: My List of Essentials

Preemie Sleep Set-Up: My List of Essentials When our preemie boy came home, we fussed over his well being day and night. As with most parents, the thought of having him sleep away from us scared us. For us, it was more than just the thought, Ollie went home on oxygen and weighing under 4 lb 6 oz. He was healthy, but he needed extra care. And we were happy to provide! Choosing a preemie […] Read more…

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Preemie Sleep Environment

Preemie Sleep Environment: Putting our Premature Baby to Bed!

Preemie Sleep Environment: Putting our Premature Baby to Bed! It’s common for parents of premature babies to worry about our preemie sleep environment. We wonder if it’s safe, if our baby will sleep well, and if we can ease our worries during bedtime. Often, premature parents have additional concerns. There are no two babies that are the same, just like no two preemie parents have the exact same situation. However, generally speaking, we do share […] Read more…

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Breast Pumps NICU

The Breast Pump Dilemma: My Top 5 Pumps for the NICU and Beyond!

The Breast Pump Dilemma: My Top 5 Pumps for the NICU and Beyond! When my preemie was born, I was recovering from pre-eclampsia, and basically trying to cope with moving into the hospital for an indefinite amount of time. So, pretty standard for most preemie moms! However, there was also an unexpected challenge that I initially took lightly: Choosing the right Breast Pump! The impact of having the breast pump that best suits your situation […] Read more…

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Breastfeeding NICU Preemies

Breastfeeding NICU preemies: 7 Hacks to Pump your Way through a NICU Stay (How I Breastfed my premature baby)

Breastfeeding NICU preemies: 7 Hacks to Pump your Way through a NICU Stay (How I Breastfed my premature baby)   The day has finally come: Your beautiful newborn is here! But it doesn’t look like in the movies; your baby has a NICU stay ahead of her. Suddenly breastfeeding became even more important to you and your little one, so you pump like crazy, day and night. You treat each drop of breastmilk as liquid […] Read more…

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Visiting a Preemie Baby

Visiting a Premature Baby: Do’s and Don’ts of Going to a Preemie Home

Visiting a Premature Baby: Do’s and Don’ts of Going to a Preemie Home Your friend or family has finally brought their baby home from the NICU, and you’re excited to meet their little miracle, but unsure of how to approach the family altogether. Don’t worry, as long as you stick to this simple do’s and don’ts written by a preemie mom, visiting a premature baby will be a happy and smooth time for everyone! Do […] Read more…

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Books for Reading to Preemie

The Top 10 Books I Love Reading to my Preemie Baby

The Top 10 Books I Love Reading to my Preemie Baby I have always loved to read, my parents used to read to me every day when I was a small child, so reading to my own child came as a natural habit for me. Reading to your baby from early on has many benefits, such as increasing their vocabulary, teaching them about the world, making them better readers, and serving as a fun source […] Read more…

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