Keila’s Story

The following story can be triggering for some parents who are pregnant or presently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for this story ends in loss. Please know that it is okay to stop reading here, to choose to be gentle on yourself and reach out for support if needed.   This story was written…

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NICU Resource Connection of Colorado

Let’s be honest, it can be confusing to know where to look for NICU resources. Colorado has so many throughout the state! Wouldn’t it be amazing if all the resources you needed were in one place? Look no further! NICU Resource Connection   In a collaborative effort to continue supporting Colorado families during their time…

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The Mighty Griffin

My first baby was born at 24.5 weeks gestation which made us about 6 months pregnant. My husband and I were both 29 years old at the time. The Mighty Griffin, as he became known at the University of CO Anschutz hospital in Aurora, CO, was born 1lb. 12oz and 12 inches long on October…

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Hello 9 months!

Carter progressed rapidly in the last few months, and it has been truly astounding to witness! He went from not being able to roll over at 7 months to now crawling and pulling himself to standing at 9 months! It feels like the puzzle pieces we’ve worked to create through hours of small physical therapy…

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5 Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Kangaroo Care

“Kangaroo Care” is a term used to describe skin-to-skin contact with your baby. The research is clear! Skin-to-skin contact is incredible for both you and your baby. In your baby, it regulates breathing, blood pressure, reduces stress, increases weight-gain, regulates temperature, regulates blood sugar, increases their immune system, improves mental development, and more! For you,…

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Not Fair

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, things were hard. I was so sick. I wished for just morning sickness instead I had 24/7 sickness. I lost almost 20 pounds my first trimester. Working full time as a hairstylist was so hard since I was only able to keep down French fries at…

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Kangaroo Care

Holding baby skin-to-skin is called Kangaroo Care. Baby is placed naked except for a diaper & hat against a bare chest of a loved one. A blanket can be placed over the kangaroo pair to keep warm. Kangaroo Care can be scary in the early days and for the tiniest and most fragile babes even…

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