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Navigating the NICU When You Have Older Children at Home

Having a baby in the NICU is painful. There is a special, additional, layer of hell when you also have other children at home.

My daughter, Lorelei, had just turned five when her brother was born two months early. She lost her only child status in grand fashion.

There is no way to protect your older children from the situation completely, but there are ways to help them through. [Read more]

Including a Sibling in a NICU Stay

My heart was torn in two when I realized that my second child would be in the NICU for a long while. How could I possibly include his older sibling in a NICU stay? Now I had two children and I wanted to be with both of them at the same time. The NICU makes […]