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Finding a Balance Between NICU and Home

When your baby ends up in the NICU, the world can feel like it’s been turned up-side-down. All your normal daily routines are disrupted and set aside. Nothing outside these unit doors seems to matter as much as the life and death battle that is going on inside. But soon you realize that life is […]

Healthy Snacks for NICU Parents

Having a baby in the NICU has a way of shifting your priorities. Though that tiny little person will undoubtedly be your number one concern, don’t lose track of your nutritional needs! Whether you’re faced with a grueling commute to the hospital or the task of caring for other little ones at home, making sure […]

10 Embarrassing Things Said by a NICU Dad

Our micropreemie, Zoey, was born at 24 weeks. She was our first child, so we were launched into the NICU with lots of questions and very different approaches to parenting. There are certain stand-out moments that in retrospect I appreciate, but at the time, I was embarrassed by them. Here are ten of the most […]

Grandpa to the Rescue

Unless one goes through the journey themselves, one will never understand the experience of NICU parents. Add an hour and a half drive to see your child and no siblings being allowed in, and it makes it that much harder of a journey. The girls were born in May. Brooke came home in August, and in October we got […]

Dealing with NICU Staff

Part of me envies the NICU parents who can proudly proclaim that their NICU nurses were fantastic miracle workers sent from above who kept their tiny child alive. A NICU nurse who they keep in touch with, share pictures with, a nurse that remembers their child. I didn’t have that experience when our son was in […]