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I never expected to spend my first Mother’s Day in a children’s hospital. But in May 2015, that was where I celebrated it.
A year earlier I discovered my pregnancy on Mother’s Day and carried that secret inside of me for two days before telling my husband. I spent those hours daydreaming of future Mother’s Days with picnics in the park, fresh-picked flowers and maybe even breakfast in bed.
But my 27-week micro-preemie, Theo, changed those daydreams. [Read more]
On Mother’s Day, I think of the moms of the sick and premature babies I cared for in the neonatal ICU for more than 30 years. They all shared these characteristics: They and their spouses/partners were sleep-deprived — dead-dog exhausted. They were scared. Neonatal intensive care was the last place on Earth they wanted to […]