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{FB Chat} Overcoming Feeding Obstacles

We had a great chat on Wednesday, June 25th with Julie Wahrenberger, a speech language pathologist with Spring Branch Speech Therapy. Julie discussed how to overcome feeding obstacles with your NICU baby. So if you missed it, check it out below!

feeding obstacles


Living in Two Worlds

NICU bags

It's hard to live in two places at the same time. That's what it feels like when you are discharged from the hospital but your baby - that sweet little baby who has been a part of you for the past however many weeks - is still in the NICU. I tried … [Continue reading]

If Only I Had…

Helping hand

It was a cold, clear day in February, the sun was shining through the windows of our playroom and my daughters, Avery and Lily were busy investigating a new toy, pushing every button and making every song sing over and over and over again.  … [Continue reading]

Connie P’s Birth Story: What to NOT Expect When Expecting!

Connie's Daughter

Four years ago in May, I was blissfully pregnant with my first child. I knew she was a girl, I knew she was due at the end of the July, I knew her room was not quite ready, and I knew everything the books told me I should know about the imminent … [Continue reading]

The Power of a Smile

First smile 4 days post lip repair/ 6 mths old.

I doubt I will ever forget the first time I took my preemie to the grocery store with me. It was a few months after his discharge from the NICU and I was anxious to start showing off this new baby of mine, even if it was just to a friendly … [Continue reading]