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Angie Bickford

About Angie Bickford

Angela “Angie” Bickford (TX) is the mother of triplets born just shy of 28 weeks and weighing only 2lbs. 5oz. each. Sadly, baby A only lived for 49 days, but she and her husband make it their mission to celebrate his short life by helping others who have lost children. She spent 111 days total in the NICU, and between her three children, has experienced NEC, brain bleeds and hydrocephalus, reflux/GERD, sensory issues, daily therapies, and several trips back to the hospital. She is a speaker, published author, and blogger. On her personal blog, she talks about loss, faith and her obsession with cupcakes. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest or via email.

Back to the Battlefield of Prematurity

Today, I am leaving Preemie Babies 101 behind. I am reluctantly packing my bags and heading out on a road that I know nothing about, yet everything about. I am heading back into the battlefield of prematurity. While my daughter is 3-1/2 and you’d think that her prematurity is behind her, you’d soon realize there […]

The Forgotten NICU Parent

Preemie Babies 101 is a misleading name for our blog. We’re about more than just preemies. We’re about the experience of the NICU as a whole, and those that write for us share those experiences with our readers even when it’s difficult to go back there. For you. To help you through a time when […]

When You Want More of Their Story

Our bloggers are generous with their stories, opening up their lives to share about their NICU experiences in hopes that it will help other parents going through similar situations. Sometimes, we get comments and messages from our readers asking about our bloggers. These inquiries are asking for more. More of the story, more questions they want […]

10 Things Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Tell a NICU Parent

Today, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit the words of this wise man. Think about it… what would he tell us NICU parents if he were still alive today? Probably the same things he said all those years ago… *Note: I realize that these words were spoken […]

Reflections of a Preemie Mom

Since even before I became a mother to my preemies, I often used this time of the year for reflection. This poem came to me in one of these times. May you bring home your miracle babies soon! REFLECTIONS OF A PREEMIE MOM T’was the morning after Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature […]