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…

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…

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…

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…

Day 79

Every morning I wake up thinking about when I will hold you, and every night I fall asleep thinking about when I will hold you. I spend as much of my day as I can holding you, but it never seems to make up for the time I have to spend away from you. I…