Category: Prematurity

  • What the NICU (and NICU parents) can teach the Resistance

    Each new headline hits like a wave — each one strong enough to knock me off my feet, leave me gasping and sputtering in the sand and salt, struggling to regain my footing.  Each one bringing a new and different level of pain, yet this combination of exhaustion mingled with fear and grief feels strangely […]

  • Daily Prompt: Fragile

    via Daily Prompt: Fragile   Six hundred ten grams Twenty-four weeks gestation Miracle babies A haiku seems appropriate for how tiny and fragile my miracle twins were.  Born at 24 weeks gestation “on the dot,” their survival was by no means assured.  The day before they were born I had turned the page in my […]