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Preemie Moments

I call them my “Preemie Moments.”  Those instances that appear to be just mere coincidence; the moments in time and space where we just “happen” to be there, but the chills running up and down our arms tell us otherwise. Do they happen just to me, or do you know what I’m talking about? Some […]

Finding NICU Parent Support

Whether its a hospital support group for parents, an online community or real-life friends, support from others really helped me out while dealing not only with the NICU, but with being home with a small baby right of the NICU as well. Even now, almost three years out of the NICU and some of my best friends are preemie parents that I’ve met on my journey. Even though friends and family are very understanding, caring and mean the best, its nice to talk to someone who has a better idea of what you are going through. [Read more]

My 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Marissa and I am new to Preemie Babies 101. I am 25 years old, and before I got pregnant last year I was a 4th grade teacher, happily married to the Worship Leader at our church (we were high school sweethearts). We only tried to get pregnant for a few months […]

Tricia’s Story

This story was thoughtfully submitted by one of our readers, Tricia. I never thought I’d end up a mommy blogger. A world-famous Newbery Medal recipient, sure, but it instead appears my writing talents have headed down the road less traveled. One of my girlfriends started blogging about the random stories of mommyhood shortly after I […]

Bloggers Unite for Preemies!

November 17, 2010, is Prematurity Awareness Day.  The campaign going around is Bloggers Unite!  Everyone is encouraged to blog about preemies or for a baby that you love to help others and to spread the word about preemies. If you have a blog of your own I encourage you to get involved and fight for […]