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{Giveaway} “Preemie” Book

We promised a monthly giveaway and here’s your chance to win!

Preemie by Kasey MathewsAuthor Kasey Mathews recently penned her first book, “Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood.”  It’s a wonderful book that we know many of our preemie parents can relate.

Don’t just sit there, get to entering for your chance to win!


1.  Tell us why you want the book in the comment section, below.


1.  Follow PreemieBabies101 on Twitter, @preemiebabies, and come back here to tell us you did in the comments section.
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For every entry, make sure to enter a new comment so you get as many chances to win as possible.  The giveaway ends Wednesday, June 6, at 8:00 a.m.

Kathryn Whitaker About Kathryn Whitaker

Kathryn Whitaker (TX) is the mother of six (including two 36-week preemies).  Her fifth child was diagnosed with IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction), born at 3lbs. 9oz. and then developed a severe surgical case of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).  He has various medical needs as a direct, and indirect, result.  On her personal blog, Team Whitaker, she writes about what she knows: big families, carpool, kids activities, faith, her beloved Aggies, specialist appointments and sanity checks with her husband.  You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


  1. I am following @preemiebabies on twitter

  2. I have been reading Kasey Mathews blog and following her on twitter for a while now. She has a great story to tell. As a fellow mom to preemies (27 week twins) I have been counting down the months to read her book.

  3. I have a 16month old who was born at 31.5 weeks. Since the birth of my daughter I have cherished any and all interactions with fellow moms of preemies.

  4. I was born 3 months early almost 26 years ago now. I was 1 lb. 11oz. I almost died many times. I had chest tubes, my lungs collapsed several times. I have cerebral palsy because of a brain bleed. I had braces on my legs & had to do physical therapy. My parents were told to make my funeral arrangements. My sister was born early also & died at birth. My youngest daughter was born 3 weeks early & also has CP. She does PT, OT, & ST. I would love to have a copy of this book! I think it would help me & my mother to have this book.

  5. I am now the mom of 2 preemies both born early due to severe preeclampsia two years apart. I’m lucky to be alive and lucky to have both my daughters small, but healthy! I’m following Hand to Hold on Facebook and am interested in hearing other people’s experiences with their preemies.

  6. laura lewis says:

    I would love this for a gift for my daughter in law. my son a.d she had 25 weeker twin boys born april 3 this year. they have been in the nicu for 8 weeks so far..over coming great odds and obstacles..they still have a hard road ahead and it will give them so much hope during this and to know they are not alone. thankyou and God bless

  7. I have had 2 preemies. One born at 24 weeks and one at 33 weeks. Needless to say I am totally immersed in the preemie world. I love hearing/reading other peoples experiences. Its such a reminder of how precious life is and what true miracles I have.

  8. I have 24 week twins who are now 2. I enjoy reading other people’s preemie stories. I’ve heard great things about this book and would love to read it.

  9. Glenna Snezek says:

    I’m a current NICU mom to a 27 week boy (corrected age 2 weeks old today.). Today also marks our 14th week in the NICU. Like every nicu parent, it’s been an emotional journey of good, bad and ugly. The most common question my husband and I get is “how’s Harrison?” Somedays it’s a question we don’t want to answer. Parents want to tell other parents and friends, family, etc how wonderful their child did or new things they are accomplishing-for us, well we aren’t so lucky. Instead we are taking a few steps backwards…things we just don’t want to share because parents of healthy full term babies don’t understand. I am hopeful and optimistic most days-you have to be. It’s hard though, so hard to think that he’ll be home soon and “a normal little boy” like everyone keeps telling me. I would enjoy the book – to have someone to relate to.

  10. I am a NICU Family Support Director in Greensboro NC and we are so impressed with Hand to Hold. We have a parent library for our NICU families and I would love to add this to our collection. I also signed up for the email updates.

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